Hayden Panettierre Returns to Social Media With Dramatic New Look

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After being silent on social media since February 2019, Hayden Panettiere returned with a photo showing her new transformation.

The Nashville star posted a photo of her newly shorn hair. The image shows the sides of Hayden’s head shaved, while the top is long and brushed back. Even the color has changed.

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Channeling my inner #Kirby #Scream4 Thanks to my boys ⁦@anthonyleonard,” she wrote in the post. 

Hayden’s hairstylist Leonard Zagami spoke with E! News about the cut. “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 said. “The color is silver, but not grey. She had previously been going with a super sexy blonde. 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!”

The 30-year-old actress has been quiet while dealing with the ups and downs of her relationship with ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson. After she split from her fiancé and father of her daughter Kaya, Wladimir Klitschko, Hayden began a tumultuous relationship with Hickerson. Brian was arrested for domestic violence after getting into an argument with Hayden, which allegedly turned into a physical altercation. The couple had been out drinking.

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In September, news broke that the charges against Hickerson, including the restraining order against him, had been dismissed in a Los Angeles court on Sept. 26.

According to reports, Panettiere and Hickerson have since reconciled. “What a great Thanksgiving weekend with some good people. #thanksgiving,” he posted in November, sharing photos celebrating the holiday with Panettiere.