Watch: Anne Hathaway on Her Complicated Relationship With Her Hair

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InStyle's September cover girl Anne Hathaway has had no shortage of hairstyles over the years—both onscreen and off. From her wild waves as Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries to her blunt bangs as Andrea Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada (and who could forget her shaved 'do as Fantine in Les Misérables?) the actress has proven she's not afraid to take risks when it comes to her strands.

But risks don't always make for a happy hair-oine. "What is my relationship like with my hair? Ongoing," Hathaway tells us with a laugh in the behind-the-scenes video from her photo shoot (above), where she dishes on her changing looks.

"When you're talking about long hair versus short hair, I like having the versatility of long hair—you can put it up, wear it down, anything in between," she says. "With the short hair you're kind of locked into a look. I really loved the short hair when I first, first cut it off." Though she's quick to admit, "There's no other way to put it: growing out your hair kind of sucks."

RELATED: Read a Sneak Peek of Anne Hathaway's Candid Conversation Inside the September InStyle

When it comes to the future, the star is open for anything. "I'm excited about all the hair adventures I have to come," she says. 

For more from Hathaway, watch the video above, and to see her full feature, pick up the September issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download now.

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RELATED: Go Behind the Scenes of Anne Hathaway's September Cover Shoot for InStyle

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

[MUSIC] What is my relationship like with my hair? Ongoing. My relationship with my hair today was great because Orlando Pita was doing my hair, and not only is he genius, I just go way back with him, he's the guy who gave me my bangs I wore in Devil Wears Prada, and today it was fun because it didn't have to be too perfect. I'm kind of a scruffy girl at heart, and it was nice that today we kind of got to mess it up, funk it up. It looked cool today, I really liked it. When you're talking about long hair versus short hair, I like the versatility of long hair, you can put it up, where it down, anything in between. With short hair you're kind of locked into a look. And I really loved the short hair when I first, first, first cut it off. Maybe like two months after I shaved my head I kind of had this lovely Jean Seberg, pixie thing and I really liked that. But then I had to start growing it out and that was It just sucked. I mean there's no other way to put it. Growing out your hair kinda sucks. So I think I'm on the other side of that now and I'm excited about that for all the hair adventures I have to come. [LAUGH] [MUSIC]

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