Julianne Hough Shows Off Her Short New 'Do

06/22/2012 at 04:30 PM ET

Julianne Hough Hair
Thibault Monnier/Pacific Coast News

That’s what she was hiding! After covering up a new haircut with a brunette wig this week, Julianne Hough revealed her latest look while on the North Carolina set of her upcoming film, Safe Haven, on Thursday.

In a radio interview with boyfriend Ryan Seacrest last week, Hough revealed that she chopped off her hair for the role. “I’m very excited,” she said of the ‘do, promising her beau, “It’s not buzzed.”

Hough’s stylist, Riawna Capri of Nine Zero One Salon, handled the starlet’s cut. “She was super excited to go short, she even wanted to go shorter,” a source tells PEOPLE. “But … the first big chop was a bit scary.”

The new cut is actually reminiscent of the style she tried last October, before she seemingly added extensions for her role in Rock of Ages. Tell us: Do you prefer Hough with short or long hair?


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Medusa on


til on

She looks no different.

Charli on

I don’t think any of these celebrities are cutting their hair. I just think they are taking out their extensions.

christa on

I agree with Charli, she did not cut it short, but took out her extensions.

Jon on

I like her with short, nice Pic, though!

ava on

Length doesn’t matter, but I will say it’s way too bleached to look good.

Susan on

She’s so overrated.

Conchita on

She looks beautiful and fresh, totally like it!

Guest on

HOW is she continually getting acting gigs? Totally dumbfounded!!


She is so cute !!!!!

Jo on

Well we won’t see it for long like that before she gets the extensions back in….like all the others.

redhededgrl on

She’s adorable no matter what

Casey on

Very pretty! I think many women look better with shorter hair.

Pidge on

I’d prefer her not to “act” at all.

Sharon on

She could have a bald head and look beautiful. She is beautiful inside and out.

traycee on

Just the way Ryan likes it. The shorter it is the more boyish she looks. Ryan loves the boyish look.

jackie2830 on

She’s just a cuties @ any length!

Lainie on

Who really cares if her hair is long or short…..blond or brunette
The girl can dance!!! That’s for sure!!
Stick to dancing Julianne, forget the acting!

J on

These people don’t get haircuts, they go in the salon and get their extensions removed. I really wonder if any of them with long hair actually have their real hair that long or if they all just wear extensions.

Leslye Mahoney on

They all use extensions and wigs they are not cutting their hair…. Must be a slow news week….

Rhonda on


Astrid B on

I’ve followed Julianne from DWTS to her current gigs.She is a young maiden that knows how to walk the straight and narrow road of show bussiness.Either way her hair cut is sassy. I like her ,I’m an 80 yr Oma.

Annie on

nobody cares about her or her strange looking over-rated boyfriend

Lauren on

I like her no matter what her hair lengt is. Classy lady.

SHar on

She could shave it bald and she would still look beautiful. In this day and age with extensions so popular I think a change of hair style is refreshing and I love her hair short and she can have it long if need be. Her hair has always been very bleach blonde except when she has gone back to brown a couple of times. She is a beautiful girl – what can I say. Wish she would go back to singing and dancing though – her movies so far have been really cheesey.

Amy on

It’s not that short. I like it a lot.

nellie on

she looks better short!

Jennings on

She looks 12!

slfjefkjdslfjsdlfjslfkdlfs on

She rocks any hairstyle, but personally I think that she looked good as a brunette.

kaemicha on

Julianne is a natural beauty and would look good with most any style but I do agree with another poster who talked about all the stars – well everyone for that matter, having extensions. If you don’t like your short do – extensions are the answer!

anne on

I see no difference from length while she was on Dancing With the Stars, but it would help her image immensely if she would fix it!!!!!

donna on

Julianne please put the extensions back in or let your hair grow back to its long length on its own…short hair looks horrible on you

Sammi on

This isn’t “short” at all People.

Amy on

How did this women go from Dancing with the Stars to acting? I don’t get it. She is not an actress, but a good dancer. Keep up with the dancing, and do us all a favor, and quit the acting.

Squirl on

I think her hair is fine however she chooses to wear it. She is a very talented young lady. singing, dancing and acting. I have seen her do it all and love it. so to the ones who dont like the way she acts dont watch her movies. I think she will be around a very long time. Great job Julianne. Would have rather seen her end up with Apolo Anton Ohno instead of some one 12 years older than her. Especially since Ryan as been persuring her since she was 18. Kinda scary.

Stef on

Agree, she took out her extensions and ended up with a train reck..she had such pretty hair when she was on dancing with the stars..

Abdifatah on

I don’t think any of these celebrities are cutting their hair. I just think they are taking out their extensions.

Jan Burnett on

Julianne would look good bald-headed. Her beauty comes from within~

mea25 on

Julianne had to cut her hair for this new movie she’s in, the part called for it so they told her to cut it. duh!!

lisa on


Pam on

She looks like Kelly Pickler in this picture and that is scary.

Anne on

Either looks good on her. She’s a good looking young woman and also a good role model for others her age and younger.

Pat on

Don’t care!

Lisa on

That is not short hair, not by a long shot.

coolfkndude on

I liked her hair longer. but if it were shorter than it is right now, that would be great as well. bottom line, I think juliann ia a beautiful chick no matter what. still a damn shame ryan has her all to himself! ;D

LPW on

In response to some of the others, I think she continues to get acting gigs because of her looks — which are overrated. I loved her on DWTS, but I cannot buy her as an actress.

Kim on

She’s beautiful no matter how she wears her hair. Can’t wait to see ‘Safe Haven’..it is a really good book!

maxine on

I think her hair is cute !

Fifi on

super cute!

Lisa on

She can’t act or sing. What’s the appeal? All she can do is dance. She should just stick to that. Each movie she has been in has been a bust. Producers and directors should get a clue.

Adie on

I’m sorry she seems like a nice girl but she looks like a half dozen other girls in the industry around the same age and her acting is nothing special. I’m thinking the relationship with Seacrest is doing great things for her career. Everytime she is in print it mentions Seacrest.

Rhonda on

I prefer it long, but she is gorgeous either way!!!

Christine on

That’s NOT short hair. Ginnfer Goodwin has short hair.

4urifo on

There are losers on this comment board who are putting you down.
Funny how we don’t see them on ANY tv shows, nor in films. You dance in an amazing way, and not only are you stunning, but you obviously have a good heart, unlike the mean people here.
Keep up the great work, and hold your head high, because YOU DESERVE IT!
Take Care :-D

Nancy on

no way – looks way better long

FrenchLady on

WHAT???? That is WHAT you call a SHORT haircut???? You are kidding, righ???

lovemycatsanddog on

I love her! She was great in Rock of Ages!

Alayna on

She didn’t really change her hair- it was for a movie role. That is totally different. She looks great and I can’t wait to see her in the movie, Safe Haven (great book!)

carmen on

Julianne is so adorable and i think her and Ryan make a great couple. Her hair looks great long or short, everytime she is interviewed she seems so sweet.

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