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Emily Simpson Debuts a Striking New Haircut: See Her Fresh Look

The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member showed off a stunning — and very different —  hair look in a recent photo. 

By Cynthia Robinson
Your First Look at The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 17

Over the years, Emily Simpson has changed her hair in various ways. Back in 2019, The Real Housewives of Orange County cast member tried on a sunnier set of high and low lights, also rocking a stunning layered shag cut. In 2020, Emily caught our attention by showing off gorgeous caramel highlights with a sophisticated balayage look, and then, in 2021, she went to the dark side

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"[A] little darker," Emily wrote over an Instagram Story snap at the time, showing off her new mane which had rich hues of chestnut brown, copper, and blonde. 

While Emily has changed up her highlights and layers from time to time, she's mostly kept her tresses at a longer length. Her most recent hairstyle, however, tried something different, stopping us in our scrolling tracks. 

Emily's shows off her shorter haircut

"So I did a thing … needed to simplify my life," Emily captioned a May 27 Instagram photo debuting a stunning fresh chop courtesy of stylist Roya Falahi. The gorgeous new look left her honey blonde-highlighted chestnut-colored tresses lightly grazing her shoulders. "What do you think? Longer or shorter?" 

It appeared that both fans and Bravolebrities alike loved the new look, with several thousand likes on the post and a few of Emily's fellow Housewives giving their delighted take in the comments section. 

"Stunning, hot, sophisticated !! Love!!" The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Margaret Josephs wrote while Tamra Judge concurred: "Love it[.]" 

Why did Emily cut her hair? 

While Emily noted in the aforementioned Instagram caption that she wanted to "simplify" things a bit in her life, she also took to her Instagram Stories to give her followers even more of an explanation for the switch-up. 

"Getting my skin in the best shape/tone it's ever been in allowed me to feel confident enough to take out my extensions and cut off a lot of my hair," Emily wrote over the image she shared of her new haircut, clarifying some of the details. 

Emily Simpson's new haircut.

Emily's fresh new style had us thinking about some more feisty freshness on the way: the Season 17 premiere of RHOC

To gear up for the premiere, which will air on Wednesday, June 7,  Emily and her fellow castmates posed in a gorgeous new cast photo. Emily, as well as  Gina KirschenheiterShannon Storms BeadorHeather Dubrow, Tamra (who returned after a two-year break), new 'Wife Jennifer Pedantri, and friend Taylor Armstrong all wore beautiful looks, with Emily's tangerine-colored number giving us a much-needed dose of vitamin OC. 

Emily Simpson's RHOC Season 17 Cast Photo

The mom of three simply stunned in the form-fitting one-shoulder gown by Halston, which also featured a high-leg slit and ruffle detail. Emily topped off her noteworthy number with gold strappy heels, several gold chain necklaces, and long white nails, wearing her luscious locks in loose waves. 

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