From Charlize Theron’s bowl cut to Gigi Hadid’s brunette bob, it has been a year of drastic celebrity hair transformations, and it looks like Hayden Panettiere is joining the club. Though the actress has been off the grid for some time now, she shocked fans when she took to Twitter for the first time in nearly 10 months to debut a new pixie cut.
“Channeling my inner #Kirby #Scream4 Thanks to my boys @anthonyleonard,” Panettiere wrote in the caption, referencing her character in the 2011 thriller. Her new hairstyle is super-short with the sides of her head completely shaved. The silver-blonde strands that top her head are swept back for an edgy vibe.
“Hayden was looking for a radical change, so last night we just went for it! It’s a modern version of a classic pixie style with a little more of an edge,” Leonard Zagami, the celebrity hairstylist responsible for the modern cut, told E! News. Anthony Palermo gave her the “super-sexy” silver-platinum color.
As for Panettiere’s daring decision, Zagami explained: “The cut was a collaborative idea. She has wanted to go short for a while but she has always had a commitment with her work and wasn’t able to. Right now, she is free and said, let’s do it!”
Her followers seem to approve of her new ‘do, too. “You ALWAYS look gorgeous, but I am loving this new style most of all!!!” one of the many positive comments reads.
The star left social media early this year after a series of personal struggles, and her hiatus continued throughout the year. Judging from the number of likes on the post, Panettiere’s fans seem happy she is back, with some speculating this is a hint at her return to the big screen. “Kirby to return in #Scream5? OMG Yes Please?,” wrote one.
How does that saying go again? Oh yeah, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Whether her new pixie cut is for a new role or not, we’re here for the change, and can’t wait to see what’s next for the actress.