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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Dana on

Beautiful Kellie! It suits you well and it does set you apart from the rest. :)

veronica on

i love the hair cut u are beautiful no matter what

Javier on

i definitely love it the new style is so original of her of her and says kellie with the background story i could already her her explaining her process on ellen

Tara on

Love it! It looks great on her. :)

Joe on

you are such a cutie

Ken on

Kellie you are such a beautiful person inside and out. Girl you could steel my heart with or without hair.”Didn’t you know how much your fans love you? “Am I cheesy or what? lol

Kaci Fuller on

As a hairstylist I love how she is willing to try new things! Its great! Just hope she keeps it up! I love seeing her show a new look!

jake thorn on

i love it it looks so good

Bill on

I like it Blonde but it is to short you look better with long hair

Nina on

Love the hair. Just confused as to why anyone would call that a pixie… it’s a bob (that’s angled longer in the front).

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