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Reese Witherspoon's Bangin' New 'Do: What's the Real Reason Behind It?

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Loving Reese Witherspoon's new hairstyle? We are, too!

In fact, we're convinced that the impeccably stylish Legally Blonde star could rock any 'do—just look at those fab tresses! (They deserve their own agent, no?)

But there's actually a strategic reason why the actress opted for the cut…

MORE: Reese Witherspoon Emerges After Accident Sporting Major Bruising, Black Eye

While appearing on an upcoming episode of Britain's The Graham Norton Show, Witherspoon reveals that the new 'do hides a cut on her forehead.

If you'll recall, the star was involved in an accident last September in which she was struck by a car while jogging.

The accident left her with a massive black eye, bruises and a bandaged forehead, and she's now got a sad and permanent mark on her gorgeous mug.

"They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar," she said on the show. "Hence, my new hairdo."

Consider it an attractive way to emerge from an ugly situation.

PICS: Fashion Spotlight—Reese Witherspoon

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