Hayden Panettiere On Her Spontaneous New Do: 'I Like Abrupt Changes'

06/10/2010 at 06:00 PM ET

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When it comes to her hair, Hayden Panettiere is proving herself quite the drama queen. After dying her tresses auburn and then chopping her shoulder-grazing locks into a pixie cut earlier this year, the Heroes star rocked an even shorter, back-to-blonde style at Wednesday’s 2010 CMT Music Awards. “It wasn’t scary,” the 20-year-old actress explained to PEOPLE of taking the plunge. “I’m pretty spontaneous. I like abrupt changes–it excites me.” Dressed in an asymmetrical turquoise-and-black Pucci dress, the petite vixen cut a striking figure — anchored, of course, by the bold new cut. “I love it — it’s daring and it’s easier for me,” she said. “You always try to find your own sense of style, so when I chopped my hair off I felt like I was my own self in my own way. I didn’t feel like I was trying to emulate anyone. I felt very me.” Tell us: What do you think of Hayden’s cut? –Marissa Patlingrao Cooley; reporting by Eileen Finan


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kelley on

I hate it – her face is too round for that close of a hair cut. The color doesn’t do her any justice either. When I seen her on the award show the other night and she came out in that green dress – she reminded me of a real life tinkerbell. She just needs more hair with some lift and a darker color.

Patty on

If you look at just the hair on actresses like Hayden, Halle, and Riyanna it’s not very pretty….but they have such beautiful faces they could pull of any kind of hairdo

lori on

Hate it

Amanda on

She looks so much better with long hair. That is not attractive.

TEXAS13 on

I love it & believe me it will be a lot easier to take care of. You can do a lot with that cut…

Pat on

As long as Hayden likes how she looks who the heck cares what we think…I hope for her sake (& piece of mind) she doesn’t!!!

This is exactly why young girls today are so screwed up imagewise!!!!!!

bigbrowneyes on

Don’t care what anyone else thinks Hayden!!! Wear your new hairstyle proudly and live your life to the fullest!!!!!!!


DB on

Not loving it……needs to be shorter with fringe bangs and dark with low lights…..pretty girl…but this is too harsh for her! Needs softness!

JMT on

That cut and style in a darker color would look great. She’s so cute though she can carry it off as is.

MOMA! on

She’s pretty cute no matter what, but I think she’s trying too hard to look old b/c she has a waaaaaay older bf.

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