Julianne Hough Bucks the Short Hair Trend and Gets Extensions

12/04/2013 at 10:53 AM ET

Julianne Hough bangs, extensionsNPG; Jason Merritt/Getty

The pixie may be the haircut of 2013, but Julianne Hough is going against the beauty grain. The star has a new hair motto: #longhairdontcare.

Hough debuted extensions — courtesy of stylists Riawna Capri and Nikki Lee at the Nine Zero One salon in Hollywood — on Tuesday at a pre-concert event for Beyoncé’s Mrs. Carter tour in L.A. And she’s definitely loving the look, sharing her transformation on Instagram with the caption “#changeisgood.”

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Capri also posted a snap of the actress’s transition from short to long. Originally, the Great Length extensions (a favorite brand in Hollywood) went past her waist, before Capri cut them into a chest-length angled chop. It also looks like Hough cut some long piecey side bangs to complete her look.

“Don’t worry, It’s just for a project… @juleshough signature short hair will be back eventually,” Capri captioned the above photo. She then told PEOPLE, “Julianne needed a lot of Great Lengths extensions to blend, because she herself has thick hair as well as her hair was so short. We wanted to give her a long shag for an edgier, piecey look. She loves it and can’t wait to rock different hair styles!”

As saucy as the look is, we’re happy to hear her new do is only for a role, because we loved her amazing lob. But we also think it’s fun to change things up (read about one editor’s experience with extensions here). Are you a fan of Hough’s long hair? Sound off below!

–Brittany Talarico

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lylah on

Oh please, you’re not “blessed” with long hair any more than the rest of us. Some people like to switch it up.

menotyou on

Might as well just invest in a good quality wig if you’re going to go fake. Extensions are the worst thing you could ever do to your hair.

Denise on

It looks ratty and messy to me. I like the shorter hair.

Twig on

Jennifer – “blessed with naturally long hair”? What does that even mean? I dare say we would all have naturally long hair if we never cut it. Were you born with it down to your waist or something?

Tina on

Wow – something to make her look even more annoying.

Smithy on

I like it better short but perhaps when she goes short again she’ll get rid of the razored bottom. It looks hacked.

Karina on

Jeez, ease up on the eyebrows, girl.

Sparkle on

Julianne always looks beautiful, I love the long hair. She is only in her 20’s and the shorter hair made her look much older.

Mary Ann on

Looks better short!

Sable Senegal on

Her hair is going to fall out with too many extensions.it stunts the new growth of her real hair.

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