Hayden on Her New 'Do: "So Easy!"

06/23/2008 at 10:34 AM ET

Andy Fossum/Startraks

Hayden Panettiere may keep mum on certain things — like her relationship with costar Milo Ventimiglia — but she was happy to chat with PEOPLE at the Ford Flex Rally in L.A. this weekend about her sassy new bob. The eighteen-year old actress tells PEOPLE, “With extensions and stuff because my hair is down to here still on the show, it’s like every other day it’s a bob. And then it’s dark, and then it’s blonde and long, so it’s kind of nice not to have to wake up in the morning and have your hair sticking out to one side.” And the besides being able to change up her style, what’s the best part of her short new do? “It’s like, oh my gosh, it’s so easy! I can run out the door.” As for the dark hair that Hayden’s been sporting on set, she confides that “I play two different Claires,” one of which will be evil. Tell us: What do you think of Hayden’s new bob?

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Rebecca on

It makes her look very put together, like Reese Witherspoon. :)

Melissa on

She looks more mature and professional. It’s a great change for her!

mary on

i think it looks nice, but a little old. she’s only 18 and she looks 28. i liked it much better long.

Daria on

I don’t think it compliments her face as well as her longer hair did. As well, I think it’s an older look for her when she’s so young and fresh. I think she missed the mark with this one.

Shiloh on

I think it is cute…makes her look more mature.

Ohioan on

I like Hayden’s bob – I think it makes her look fresh and a bit more adult. But I do think she needs to groom and lighten up her brows to match.

Sasha on

LOVE IT! Very cute for summer!

K on

i love it!

courtney on

Hayden looks awesome no matter how she has her hair. Looks great tho!

dljliz on

Her hair is really cute and young, her makeup though is heavy and is making her look older. I love Hayden though – just take some of the makeup off.

Cici on

she looks so cute its a very nice cut and so refreshing for her..

Cassie S. on

I dont like short hair on anybody.

alison on

I think that it makes her head look like a watermelon!!!

Sofia on

I like it alot, but don’t get me wrong, it does make her a little older than her actual age-18!
Don’t u think????

whenyourebored on

this bob does make her look more adult, but i’m afraid that it’s aged her too much. plus her hair looks a LOT thinner this way. her long locks were much fuller.

shireen on

i like her new hairstyle. she needed a change. and its good she looks a bit older since her bf is so much older than her

Dorothy on

I used to have a bob couple of years back and its really the easiest hairstyle to maintain. I like it on her a lot.

lowemamma on

I like it but not on her. it makes her look older the 18.

Joelle on

She looks cute! But I still think the longer hair was pretty and made her look younger. This is a little too mature looking for her, but still nice.

lauren saffie on

Hayden Patierre hair is so cute and it is a great style for the summer.

kay amemiya on

i miss her long hair but hayden looks amazing in anything

Martha on

I think she was MUCH better with long and curly hair. Long hail just fits her better. I DON’T LIKE IT!!

Danielle on

Hayden is so cute that I think she would look good in anything. She looks great!!!!

CE on

I love Hayden’s new do! It looks so cute!

I have been contemplating if I wanted to cut my long hair, but seeing all these celebs with cute bobs. Has changed my mind!Her new hair style looks totally chic!

kasia on

i would pick long hair over a bob any day -hayden looks better with long hair

Corissa on

bob is cute too flat and she wears too much makeup she looks like 30

Jane on

I like it, but I don’t think it does wonders for her face shape.

Jennifer on

Not apporitte (sorry, I can’t spell!) for a 18 yr. old. Looks like Posh and Katie!


Janet on

When I see Hayden, all I can think of are those gorgeous locks of curls when she was in “Return of the Titans” all those years ago.

With this hairstyle, she looks so much older. It’s very flattering to her. I love it.

Mark Bloackrose on

So much better before… Cutting that hair is such a waste!

Rakisha on

I agree with the others who say that the new hair cut is a little mature for her. An 18-year-old shouldn’t look so reasonable. However, it is a great cut and Hayden always looks so cute.

August on

long looked way better..

Caitlin on

It’s cute, but I like it longer better.

Alexa on

I think that the bob makes her look older. She looks more mature but a little too mature. She also needs to lighten her brows.

Mary on

The bob is so stylish, fresh and on-trend! Love it.

Annie on

I think it takes away from her beauty-she was more shockingly pretty with the longer hair..

L on

Cute “do”!

To me it does make her look too mature. She looks and acts like she’s 30! I feel she’s growing up to fast…dating a 32!



sxck2289 on

i love her with this hair but not in this picture, i’ve seen her look a lot better with this hair.

cerruleus on

Hayden exudes a really sunny vibe, her hair worked for her, only the makeup’s quite heavy… her hair puts an element of glam in her aura now. :)

cutie..girl on

she always looks cute but i like the long hair more

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