Bye-Bye Bob! Jessica Stroup is All About the Pixie Cut

05/14/2010 at 02:30 PM ET

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Renee Zellweger and Hayden Panettiere may be the latest stars to pick a pixie cut, but 90210‘s Jessica Stroup had a different star in mind for her new cropped cut. “I wanted to do the Audrey Hepburn thing,” Stroup told PEOPLE at last night’s Young Hollywood Awards. But it finally took seeing the look on a stylish pal to get Stroup into the salon. “What sold it was when I was walking down the street outside my house, and one of my neighbors was rocking the short hair,” she admitted to PEOPLE. “And I finally I took a picture [of her] and said, ‘I’m going to copy you, are you cool with that?'” And while she has set herself apart from the other long-locked Jessicas of Hollywood, she’s experiencing one unintended consequence. “A lot of people don’t recognize me, and a lot people think that I’m a boy,” she jokes. “But some people think it’s chic, and when I hear that I have to give them a big hug.” Guess Jessica owes us a big bear hug then — we think the new look is fab! Tell us: Do you like Jessica Stroup’s new pixie do or do you miss her old bob?reporting by Reagan Alexander

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Carly on

She is beautiful no matter what the hairstyle.

Mary on

I love it! I am printing it off in fact and taking it to my stylist to get my hair cut the same way!

julia on

it looks really good on her:D

smithie on

perfect cut.i absolutely love it.hope to see more of it from different angles.

California Surfer on

I totally think that Jessica should have got the original kate gosselin cut and my pet rat has the same name!!!

Gina on

Love it!!!! Great new look for summer.

Elena on

Love it! Why be like every star and starlet in Hollywood. Kudos for breaking free of the pack!

mary on

looks cute on her =)

G on

She always looks amazing! I love her style and her hair – long or short!

Sara on

such a shame, she is soooooooooooo beautiful but this cut just doesn’t work for her =(

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