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Miley Cyrus's Dramatic New Do: Love It Or Hate It?

06/21/2010 at 11:00 AM ET

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It looks like Miley Cyrus is shedding more than just her wholesome Hannah Montana image — now the starlet is shedding her long hair as well. After spending a marathon nine hours at Gemini 14 salon in Manhattan last week, the 17-year-old star was snapped Sunday at the 21st annual MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto with a whole new look. Gone were her youthful waist-length extensions, replaced by a mature to-the-collarbone length, as well as fresh highlights and lowlights. “She was going for a more mature look,” revealed Gemini 14 colorist Vickie Vidov, who has worked with Miley for the last year. “Her hair is shorter and the color was amped up—she has new brown and blonde shades mixed in,” she told PEOPLE. Gemini 14 hair extensions expert Kristina Barricelli, who spoke to PEOPLE at The Salon’s benefit Thursday for Reach Out and Read – a charity that supplies books to kids in need, added: “Miley is really maturing. She’s becoming more of a woman. She wants people to respect the artistry. She doesn’t want to hear negative talk. And she’s in the driver seat with her hair.” Tell us: What do you think of Miley’s new look? –Liz McNeil and Jeffrey Slonim

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Catey on

I think her new look is very pretty, having long hair I can tell you it’s a pain on a good day. I cannot blame her for chopping it off, we all need a change every once in a while

Delana on

So really Miley just took her extensions out and added some color–let’s just keep it simple and real. It looks great though (those extensions were looking raggedy). She’s a pretty girl and her hair looks healthy– she should keep it natural and extension free.

Britini95 on

my thoughts exactly,Delana. Those extension were too obviuos and raggedy, almost as bad a Britney Spears’(almost!)I don’t know why having shorter hair makes you more “mature”, but I like it anyway. It look alot healthier now,too!

lilly on

Looks great!

ariana on

very nice!

lizze on

so so so sos os so CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

brannon on

This is a dramatic new look? Really?

Kate on

This is what they call “dramatic” please. It looks nice, but nothing different besides being a bit shorter than before. Big whoop.

Uortim on

Nine hours to look like that?! Really?

Pat on

makes her look so much better! Looks her age now!

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