EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Kellie Pickler's New Pixie Cut

01/22/2010 at 05:20 PM ET

Courtesy Kellie Pickler

First Kellie Pickler shocked fans by debuting new auburn hair at the CMA Awards, and then just a month later she was back to her signature blonde. Now the country star is giving PEOPLE readers a first look at an equally bold new do — a short crop! So what prompted Kellie to try a pixie cut? “My hair started falling out!” Pickler explains. “It was so damaged I looked like a scarecrow so I chopped it off!” During her recent USO trip to the Middle East, where she entertained and visited with troops in Iraq and Kuwait, her hair began falling out as a result of transitioning from blonde to red and back again. “I had two choices — look like a scarecrow or cut it,” she says. Though the style was dictated out of necessity, Pickler says that she’s pleased with her new look, which recalls one of her own country idols. “Having short hair makes me feel like I set my self apart [style wise] from the other women in country music,” she says. “I remember being in love with Lorrie Morgan’s hairstyles growing up. I’ve always thought she was beautiful and confident.” And what does her boyfriend, Nashville songwriter Kyle Jacobs, think? “Kyle could care less. He’d love me if I was bald, and vice-versa,” she says. “What he and I have is very special. Unconditional. God blessed me with a good man.” And now, also, a very good haircut! Tell us: What do you think of Kellie’s new cut?–Eileen Finan

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Miranda on

First of all let me start by saying, I LOVE it! This is NOT a pixie cut though!

Diane on

Cute, Love it

Janis Alanis on

that is not a pixie cut. that is a bob. really? to report on haircuts ok, maybe that is pertinent to gossip, but man, that is just retarded.

Johnny7 on

I like long hair.

Men like beautiful long hair.

I don’t want to feel like I’m kissing a dude.

Let it grow out again.

marye on

kellie is a tiny lil thing i think the new do suits her..so proud of the life she has made for herself after idol..

Zach on

Cute hair cut. I think you should let it grow back until it gets to chin length.

rachel on

It looks great, but it isn’t a pixie.

Darlene on

Very Cute”’

jessica miller on

I love the new hair cute. Kelli is a beautiful strong woman no matter what her hair looks like… good for you girl!

Sarah m on

Cute, cute, cute!!! Love it

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