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Anyone who has ever watched Downton Abbey knows two things:
1) It is a big deal when a spoon gets stolen.
2) Lady Mary never changes her hair.
Mary, who is played by Michelle Dockery, has had the same hair since the show premiered in 2010.
Although she’s lived through the sinking of Titanic, the Great War, lost a husband and a sister, had a baby and is now a single mum, one thing has always remained the same – her hairstyle. Brown hair, parted on the side, pulled back into a low bun or plait; if you’re lucky you might see a headpiece or sparkly clip. The only time this changes is when her maid is brushing it.
Yep, Lady Mary’s hair is as predictable as Lady Gaga wearing a cat made of pasta as a bra.
Well, at least, that’s what we thought... But then Lady Mary got a haircut.
And not just any haircut – a drastic chop in the form of a bob:
Batten down the hatches, Downton - the 1920s have arrived.
Considering the show is in its fifth season, and is now set in a completely different decade to when it began, this chop was a much-needed change. Does this mean we are going to see a new side to Lady Mary? One can only hope.
Perhaps she’ll wear a new shade of eye shadow next week? Or dare we say... red lipstick? Scandal.