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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Carla on

Like the cut, not so fond of the color. Maybe if she changed her make-up colors a bit it would be better.

morsee on

Like the blond, hate the short haircut.

dell on

dont like it at all on her. hope she grows it back before scream 4.

mrs J.P. on


Crimson on

I like her hair longer than that.

Lori on

I really love her, she is a great young lady and a wonderful role model for young ladies. You do not see her like the Paris Hilton’s or Lindsey Lohan’s in the Bars bozzing it up…. getting DUI’s. You see her doing causes that she believes in like saving the whales. I like her cut if she likes it, just because her hair is shorter does not mean it changes who she is within… a very special person! Love You Hayden.

karen on

Color is nice, cut is horrible

roxanne on

the style is not flattering at all………

M on

I think it makes her face look fat or rounder like what it said. I like her hair long.

PBright on

Not a great look for her. She’ll have extensions before too long.

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