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Hayden Panettiere On Her Spontaneous New Do: 'I Like Abrupt Changes'

06/10/2010 at 06:00 PM ET

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When it comes to her hair, Hayden Panettiere is proving herself quite the drama queen. After dying her tresses auburn and then chopping her shoulder-grazing locks into a pixie cut earlier this year, the Heroes star rocked an even shorter, back-to-blonde style at Wednesday’s 2010 CMT Music Awards. “It wasn’t scary,” the 20-year-old actress explained to PEOPLE of taking the plunge. “I’m pretty spontaneous. I like abrupt changes–it excites me.” Dressed in an asymmetrical turquoise-and-black Pucci dress, the petite vixen cut a striking figure — anchored, of course, by the bold new cut. “I love it — it’s daring and it’s easier for me,” she said. “You always try to find your own sense of style, so when I chopped my hair off I felt like I was my own self in my own way. I didn’t feel like I was trying to emulate anyone. I felt very me.” Tell us: What do you think of Hayden’s cut? –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley; reporting by Eileen Finan


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hmmmm on

not being mean, just makes her face look really round! Maybe if it was a little darker?

B on

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

GiGi on

She doesn’t know what to do with herself…

Tammy on

When are women going to realize not everyone looks good in blond. I’m one of them (although I’m a dark blond). I don’t like the color and I don’t like the cut. Come to think of it, I really don’t like her.



J on

hate it. she needs to quit acting, dressing, and styling like a 40 year old woman. it’s ridiculous and makes her appear even more immature than a normal 20 year old.

Julie on

Hayden is beautiful and I like it.I think it looks lovely on her.As for her face being round that doesnt mean she is fat it is just a shape and it is about time someone in Hollyowood looks like they have been allowed to eat something.She is a wonderful actress and I love her.If she could have a cloan Hollywood mama it would be Kate Hudson they look so much alike.

Erin on

Hate it!! It does make her face look much larger than it is, and the blonde is a yellow blonde, it might be ok if it was darker… Rhianna can pull it off, i dont think Hayden can!

G on

The cut is too boyish! Maybe it will look more feminine when it grows out a bit… She looks much better with longer hair in blonde or red, but the short hair isn’t flattering on her…

Jon on

I think Hayden’s new hair-cut is nice, good for her for liking abrupt changes!

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