Hayley Westenra's new look

22:54, Aug 12 2014
Hayley Westenra's new look
THE MANY HAIRDOS OF HAYLEY: Westenra's hair transformation from 2012, to February this year, to just yesterday. We love her new look!

It's out with the sweet princess curls and in with a sleek more-grown up look for Christchurch girl Hayley Westenra, who debuted a chic brunette bob at this week's UK premiere of What If.

The hugely successful classical crossover artist has changed up her colour too, darkening her hair to a flattering and beautiful deep chestnut and ditching her usual light caramel highlights.

She's sported the gorgeous bob for a few months already, but this is its first major red carpet appearance (yes, we know how ridiculous that sounds when talking about a haircut, but this is a section called 'hair', and this is new hairdo that we love. Hairspiration if you will). 

Twenty-seven-year-old Westenra, who married her French boyfriend in Canterbury last year, is clearly growing more confident with changing her look, which we think really suits her face shape, and also shows off the beautiful condition of her thick locks. 

She looks so fab - sophisticated and yet still fresh - that she's got us thinking about whether it's time to finally take the chop: what do you think, loving the new look? Or do you prefer her longer locks?