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The Vampire Diaries: Elena’s New Hairdo in Season 4, Episode 17 (PHOTOS)

It’s field trip time for Damon and Elena when The Vampire Diaries returns for Season 4, Episode 17: “Because the Night!”

Realizing that Elena needs to take some time away from Mystic Falls, Damon takes her on a trip to NYC — the site of many a wild night during his hard-partying 1970s. Elena, having turned off her humanity to ignore the pain of Jeremy’s death, arrives in town with a sassy new attitude... and a sassy new look!

Not only is Elena rocking some seriously high lace-up black boots, but she’s added red streaks to her hair for an especially edgy look.

So, what could Elena’s new hairdo mean? Though we’re not quite sure, it does remind us a bit too much of a fellow brunette vamp whose name rhymes with Batherine. In a recent interview with EW, TVD producer Julie Plec spills a few deets about the change-up: “[Elena] had a very specific and safe style for the first three seasons, and this year, we evolved it a little bit when she became a vampire and had a little more freedom in her choices. [The new look is] just a little hipper, a little more contemporary — more skirts and belts and accessories, and she gets a great new haircut in two episodes and has a little fun with hair color. It’s been really fun to give her a new attitude.”

03.7.2013 / 03:33 AM EDT by Jager Weatherby
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