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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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Jennifer on

It look adorable, when ur young and hot u can afford to switch up. I luv it!

Loren on

I feel as though it just looks like her hair would if it was pulled into a ponytail. I actually liked the edgier style she had a few weeks ago. This looks too structured and I agree her face is naturally round and this isn’t ideal for it.

Karen on

I hate it! She looks so much better with longer hair. She also looks a lot better with darker hair too!

Karen on

She says she likes abrupt changes, it’s more like she’s unhappy with herself and just can’t stop messing with herself. I know this from experience.

wtf on

okay i loved her hair long and blonde i think she needs to get some extensions and then shed be perfect shes soo gorgeous!!!

holly on

i love it! and if she is happy with it then that’s all that matters! i wish i could cut my hair this short but i think i would look weird cause i’m so tall

Dawn on

Very cute cut on her. Not too many people can wear their hair that short.
Don’t like the color. Darker would look better on her.

Emma on

I think Hayden is a beautiful girl, but that hair has got to go! I love her with long hair and color doesn’t matter cuz she can pull off any hair color she wants. She can always get extensions :D

janett on

Don’t really care for it…but with that said she is a beautiful young lady and her self image is what matters.

Seleste on

I LOVE IT! Hayden your face is so spectacular, the cut draws more emphasis on it! Especially your eyes, they pop now, where before they were not as noticable.

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