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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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Lori A on

Don’t like it. Makes her look a lot older.

cathy on

I love it, looks cute. She is a natural blond anyways. She use to be on Guiding light when she was a little girl and she had blond curly hair. She is a really good actress on there that’s why she has gotten so far. Good for her.

Delana on

Hayden is a pretty girl, but this color and cut does nothing for her! She should really just let her natural, curly hair grow out wit her natural color.

Dominique on

I get that in Hollywood, nobody decides to say “I’m gonna be different than everybody else, I’m not gonna have the same hair-do, outfit and whatever, I’m gonna do what I want”, but seriously, when you wanna look like the majority, at least make sure you can rock it. This is obviously an example of someone who CAN’T rock this kind of hair-do. It makes her face look really round, big and old.

D on

Okay, YUCK!!! It’s too short. All I see is her face.

Emma on

I love it. I’m so sick of seeing long hair ON EVERYONE!!! Dare to be different. Yay Hayden.

BlueStar on

I LOVE Hayden! But, this do is too short for her. I love the fact that she’s an activist for dolphins and that’s she is so spontaneous and mature for her age. I do like her better with her younger, blonde, longer locks. Miss that look on her. This one looks a bit off.

jon on

This girl could do anything and still be beautiful

Emily on

She looks beautiful! I love it!

Nina on

I think Hayden looks better with longer hair. She looked good with the long blonde hair she had earlier. Even shoulder length would look better than this, IMHO.

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