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Michelle Williams has debuted a shorter, edgy haircut while in New York City this week.
The "Oz the Great and Powerful" star is famous for her short-cropped blonde locks, but the actress has changed her 'do of late.
Williams' new hairstyle includes a streak of pink, side-swept long bangs, and part of her head shaved- similar to the hairstyle of Miley Cyrus.
Congruent with her bold haircut, the actress donned a stylish white blazer over high-waisted silk shorts with a pair of high heels.
News of William's haircut comes as a surprise to many, since the actress recently revealed that she was "ready" to grow her hair out again.
However, Williams has admitted in the past that her short hair serves as homage to the late actor Heath Ledger, with whom the actress had her daughter Matilda.
"I cut it for the one straight man who has ever liked short hair and I wear it in memorial of somebody who really loved it," Williams said to Elle magazine during an interview in 2011.
Meanwhile, another one of Williams' looks stirred controversy earlier this year. The actress appeared on the cover of a U.K. magazine as "Redface," outraging many readers.
With her usually blonde hair in long dark braids adorned with a feather and makeup styled to look Native American, the 32-year-old actress posed for AnOther to promote her new movie "Oz: the Great and Powerful."
AnOther spoke out about the criticism of their cover featuring Williams.
The cover has stirred controversy as many readers are offended by Williams' get-up and believe the photo perpetuates "redface," or the creation and propagation of racist American Indian stereotypes and caricatures.
Furthermore, "redface" refers to the systematic bias against hiring real Native Americans to play Native American roles shown in the film industry, according to red-face.us.
"While we recognize the seriousness of this debate, the image in question in no way intends to mimic, trivialize or stereotype any particular ethnic group or culture, as recent reports suggest," said a spokesperson for the biannual magazine in a statement, according to TV Guide.
"The image … is one of a suite of images taken from inside the magazine, presenting Ms. Williams in a series of eight different imaginary characters," AnOther continued. "All the characters in the story were inspired by multiple fashion and cultural references, characters and eras, as well as by our admiration for Ms. Williams."