Kit Harington may be legally obligated not to snip his Jon Snow tresses, but that doesn’t mean everyone from the North has to stay shaggy! On the brink of starting Season 5, Maisie Williams  (Arya Stark) stopped by the salon. What’s her new ‘do look like? We’ve got a photo!

Credit: Maisie Williams on Twitter

Making a self-described “emoji impression,” the 17-year-old snapped a pic of her new haircut, thanking barber shop and skate apparel store Jack and Harrys for the trim. Looks like Maisie got a little off the bottom and might have gone a touch lighter (though that could just be a trick o’ the filter). We’re also loving the little bit of curly bounce; totally fun and playful just in time for summer!

Maisie’s been busy during her downtime between Seasons 4 and 5. Beside promoting her first big screen role (which you can in see the trailer here), she’s taken on a project a bit closer to home: getting her driver’s license!

“Trying to pass both my theory and my driving test before I go back to shoot season 5. @REDDriving have been fantastic so far- not long now,” she tweeted June 9.

Since the fourth series is just about to wrap (see you Sunday, fellow fans!), we’d expect filming on No. 5 to kick off sooner rather than later. Maybe Arya’s new 'do has something to do with getting her license before heading back to work? Got to look good for that pic, right?

Source: Maisie Williams on Twitter

Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!