Hayden Panettiere chops her hair – cute or too severe?

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Hayden Panettiere was out last night with her massive Ukrainian boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko, for the Earth Day screening of Avatar in LA. Hayden showed off her new haircut, a very short, slicked back ‘do. This girl really changes her appearance all the time, because I thought she was still a blonde. But apparently she’s been brunette for a while now…? So where she was once a cheerleader type with longish blonde hair, she’s now a girl with very short reddish-brown hair. I’m not a short-hair hater, especially if the girl has the face to pull it off – and look how Hayden’s pretty eyes and high cheekbones “pop” now.

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I think it looks cute. I’m finding it very Sharon Stone, you know? Especially the way Hayden has it slicked back, which isn’t a look many women can pull off. I don’t really care for the sideburns, but whatever. Maybe that’s what the Ukrainian likes? He doesn’t look like he’s very bright, but I may be prejudiced against giants. By the way, whatever happened to those boob job rumors? If she did have implants, maybe she got them taken out? Because she’s back to looking smallish to me.

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  1. Naye in VA says:

    I think she’s trying to age herself. She looks like Hillary Clinton to me

  2. lucy2 says:

    I don’t really like it. From the sides it’s not so bad, but from the front I don’t think it’s at all flattering to her face. It does make her look a lot older.

    Even as short as it is now, her hair looks kind of fried, really over processed.

  3. Exiled says:

    I think that since she is so short in stature, long hair made her look very stumpy. The shorter hair is better for her. In my opinion.

  4. Ali says:

    she has curly hair and with it this short she is going to have to straighten it daily…or look like a poodle.

  5. Just a Poster says:

    I cannot believe she is dating my Sexy Russian Boxing God!

    So is it mean to laugh at her new do? LOL

    I wonder if she something went horribly wrong with a process and she had to chop it off?

  6. Lady Jane says:

    Not cute. Although she does look like a cleaning lady from Eastern Europe now. I think Russian men like their women with short hair. And what colour is that, peach? That colour does not exist in nature.

  7. Ursaline says:

    I think she is using it to look older too. If she wasn’t so tiny, I’d say it reminded me of Sly Stallone’s ex gargantuan wife.

  8. M says:

    Wladimir Klitschko not very bright? I wouldn’t say that. He’s got a degree in philosophy and one in sports science as far as I know…

  9. Jillian says:

    I don’t like it. Given her size, I think it will end up making her look like a boy.

  10. Lenore says:

    Is she channelling Gozer now?

    It would be great if the colour weren’t so washed out. Either dark chocolate brown/black or a dazzling bleached blonde, but that middling reddish mistake is doing her no favours.

    The makeup is really aging too – does she have some issues being young, does she WANT to look twenty years older than she is?

  11. wif says:

    I like it a lot. It’s true, it does age her, but it also makes her look more respectable, which can be a good move if she wants more serious roles.

  12. embertine says:

    I think it’s cute, although I agree with the commenters who say it is aging her. However, she dresses like a forty-something anyway, so I guess that’s what she’s going for.

  13. Marjalane says:

    O.K., now I LOVE short cuts and this girl has the opportunity to have the very BEST stylist in town give her a great cut, and this isn’t it! It’s nasty! She has a beautiful face and can pull off a cut almost as short as Halle Berry’s, not this dirty looking slick back ‘do. Makes her look like my mom after a day at the beach.

  14. e says:

    She is just not attractive to me. She has nice eyes but overall she is just funny looking. I will be surprised if her career goes anywhere after Heroes ends. And that hair is matronly. Kirsten Dunst, Selma Blair and Milla Jovovich could pull it off but not Hayden.

  15. rraven says:

    The boyfriend has a pHD in sports science and speaks 4 languages according to Daily Mail, and he is a boxer and 6ft 6 and exotic, so a catch on most fronts,no?

  16. chicoulina says:

    She looks like she’s 38 years old.I don’t like short hair on any woman.I think if they look good once with short hair they’ll look ten times better with long hair.

  17. allison says:

    I like it. Its very different than what she used to have and maybe it will help her land more serious roles. I always thought she was a good actress, it would be nice to see her play something other than a cheerleader

  18. ams1 says:

    lol @ oi! she looks cute there i think

  19. GrnMtGirl says:

    I think she is such a pretty girl and I really like her new look. It makes her look sophisticated.

    As for her boyfriend…not exactly my type, but I’ve read that he is educated, rich and very successful. Good for her.

  20. Jenny says:

    I’m with Just a Poster, it looks like something went horribly wrong during a process, and they had to chop it off. In that first pic, there are 80 different lengths going on in the back, and the scruff at the nape of her neck. Ick.

  21. LindyLou says:

    I agree with most of the comments – short looks good with her face but it does make her look older. I think the cut looks a little rough and uneven at the back of her head though but over all looks good on her.

  22. Carrie says:

    Yeah, the boyfriend is REALLY educated. I can’t remember all the deets, but he and his brother are pretty big stars in Russia/Europe- I think he has a few advanced degrees and is known for being urbane.

    Don’t generalize that all Russian boxers are meatheads!!

  23. stinabelle says:

    I think she’s cute, but he isn’t. Not my type.

  24. Sudini says:

    Maybe she had extensions and got them taken out? The cut looks oddly choppy at the ends and it’s just a bit of an “off” length..

    Still, she has a pretty face and beautiful skin so she can pull off short hair.

  25. Lisa says:

    I don’t like it!! She’s just a few years younger than me but looks much older than even I do with short hair… maybe it’s the slicked back look that she’s got going on that makes her look older…I’d like to see it styled differently to really say oh I font like or dislike…. No slicked back looks tho Hayden

  26. kelbear says:

    Ew my Gah!

    Hope it looks better when it isn’t styled to make the back look like someone took a blunt pair of scissors to it.

  27. Cinderella says:

    She does have a pretty face, and this does give her a look of maturity, but those fried ends have to be dealt with.

    Not everyone can pull off short hair, but she can. Kind of like Brigette Nielsen when she was young.

  28. This chick has been fugging it up in Blanche’s (Golden Girls) closet for years now. HONEY, ONE DAY YOU WILL BE 50! Enjoy your youth for creeps sake!

  29. Jack says:

    Don’t like it. Much prefer the long hair.

  30. freckles says:

    This is her trying to look like a serious actor, and maybe get some real acting parts, by parting with her girlish hair. Personally, it’s not necessarily that I think it’s a bad length for her. But I don’t think the cut (or color for that matter) look good at all on her. She should have gone chin length bob in my opinion.

  31. cara says:

    I actually like her new ‘do!

  32. d says:

    It’s ok. But God, the boyfriend. What a hottie! And brainy too! AND urbane? Zowie!!!! :-)

  33. suz says:

    I love it! I’ve wanted the same hairdo for some time. It makes her look older, but so did the brown hair and this is much better.

  34. voiceover says:

    I think it looks awful, and I’m a fan of short hair on women. Short hair brings out your neck and body though. If you’re not long and lean enough looking, it can make you look bigger than you really are. Her body is already short, stumpy and wide in a few places. Please don’t take me the wrong way, I ain’t callin’ her fat. She’s just got short, wide bone structure, and I think this look is extremely UN-flattering to her. And no offense to anybody who likes her, but her acting has always driven me insane.

  35. QB says:

    OMG , she is going for the Ludmilla Vobet Drago look. Do you think she took the Rocky IV movie and said to the hairstylis make me look like Ivan Drago’s wife.


    Maybe she is trying to learm more about russian boxers by watching Rocky, LOL.

  36. buellblaster says:

    This screams Super Cuts Conehead Special.

  37. Hautie says:

    This is what happens when you want to get rid of a weave. You end up with a choppy looking haircut.

    But she is so young and if she leaves it alone for 6 months, she will have alot better looking hair.

    Sad part is she had her own gorgeous long curly hair and let some crazy hair stylist chopped it off. And Hayden ended up with a head full of extensions.

    So now she has a unfortunate looking cut for the next few months.

  38. Maritza says:

    Her hair stylist obviously does not like her.

  39. Lilias says:

    Short hair on her is not cute. This is a classic example of having hair-ADD: wanting to change without really thinking it out. The girl changes her hair every time we see her. And this look is terrible.

    It’s not going to get her better parts. All it does is age her, and not in a good way. She isn’t pretty enough in the face or feminine enough in the body to pull of a severe, short cut like that slicked away from the face. She looks like a 50 year old with the best plastic surgeon in the world.

    EDIT: And SIDEBURNS?????? What is she thinking with the side burns? I’m reminded of those women who used to play Peter Pan at Disneyland who wore those hideous blonde wigs with the sideburns.

  40. Kim says:

    I love it! Kudos to her for cutting off her safety net of that boring blond long hair. I think she looks more mature/older (which works for her because she looks even younger than she is).

  41. Kim says:

    LOVE the new do. But not wild about the reddish color.

  42. Melinda says:

    @Lenore- LMAO about channeling GOZER!!! Gozer the Gozarian. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

    I think she does look cute with her short hair. Definitely less harsh than Gozer’s.

  43. Scout says:

    Never mind about the hair – I WANT her dress!

  44. erika says:

    The length of her hair is fine, but it’s over processed and badly colored and styled. Girl just needs to chop it all off and let it grow back naturally.

  45. Bonfire Beach says:

    Where can I find a sexy Ukrainian boyfriend? Not that Wladimir is that sexy. He’s just meh to me. He looks kinda old.

  46. dangdang says:

    ugly clump of short mop.

    her face look old-n-fat.

  47. lee says:

    She looks a bit like Hilary Clinton now.

  48. The Bobster says:

    She’s trying to look older so her BF doesn’t get funny looks for child molestation.

  49. Wiley says:

    I don’t really remember her ever looking cute but she does look like she could have goteen it cut in some out-of-the-way salon in Russia. She looks like one of those matronly lesbian women’s rights supporters that used to be around. Maybe the boyfriend’s mother took her to her stylist.

  50. Crash2GO2 says:

    OMG. And I thought my hair was fried. Winona and Audrey Hepburn were just about the only women in Hollywood who could truly pull off short hair IMO. Definitely NOT this child..erm…*woman*. blech

  51. Nibbi says:

    i think she looks gorgeous n sophisticated

    true tho that close up things are looking a little motley

  52. JuiceinLA says:

    I think it works for her akshully.

  53. viz says:

    she is so irrelevant. what has she done lately?

  54. Kali says:

    This isn’t a good look for Hayden. Someone was asking what she has done recently – she is on Heroes. Not sure if the show is coming back, with the way it was going, I hope it isn’t back.

  55. tooey says:

    She looks like Britney did the cut and Lindsay did the color. She’s two steps above an eastern european porn actress…

  56. Iris says:

    She probably wanted to look older compared to her giant boyfriend.

    Michael K says:
    Methinks Hayden’s giant Russian boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko persuaded her to get the cut, so that their kinky role playing sessions (examples: Hayden as Jack & Wladimir as The Beanstalk, Hayden as Little Sprout & Wladimir as Jolly Green Giant, etc…) will be more realistic. Dirty raunchy freaks! Get it, I guess.

  57. imo says:

    I like it….I like her bf even more. @ 5’10 I have a special place in my heart for giants. I guess that’s why i’m sooo infatuated with my 6’8 :D

  58. Dhavy says:


    You forgot Halle Berry

    Her profile looks good, front face-yikes!

  59. DrM says:

    He doesn’t have a degree in philosophy, he has a Ph’D. The guy is no dummy CB!

  60. Shannon says:

    Actually, I am gonna judge the boyfriend – what is a highly educated man doing with Hayden? Did she even graduate from high school?

    I mean, what the hell do they even talk about? Clearly she’s just a piece of ass to him…

  61. p3rp3tu4 says:

    She seems fit & happy. Not liking the odd color or texture however? The sides could use some thinning.

  62. fizXgirl314 says:

    The back of her head looks really odd… she should upgrade to supercuts or something… I’ve seen better haircuts there.

  63. n says:

    still cute? not as cute as before

  64. Camille says:

    I kind of like it. And kudos to her for trying new looks. She is at that age where its time/fun to experiment with new looks, so why not give the short hair a go for a while. Better than boring same old, same old long blonde hair. That just made her look shorter and stumpier.

  65. kag1985 says:

    the last time her hair looked good was when she was a child. since she got older and has bleached and ironed it half to death it just always looks fried. she should go natural so her hair can get healthy again.

  66. Fd says:

    I just my 12 year old daughter waist length hair cut very short like a boy

  67. I love Hayden Panettiere says:

    Mhm… She’s 5ft of 5’1″. Roughly within that range. So? Yes, I guess it’s small, but is it really that much of a big deal? There are plenty of girls/women out there that are that height or smaller, even other celebrities. Does that give you the right to look down on someone?
    Think about it, Hayden’s… Perfect! She cannot be faulted whatsoever. So y’know, because the media/haters ALWAYS have to criticize celebs, all they can bad-mouth about is her height, because really, what else can the media/haters say?! I guess if the only down-side to her is her height, then that’s pretty good, because height is unnecessary, thus nothing wrong with Hayden. What difference does it make? She’s still beautiful, passionate about what she does, hard-working, enthusiastic, generous, thoughtful, and lastly the thing that she deserves being: She’s rich. Why should she herself even be bothered about her height? She’s got plenty of other things to focus on and has her all her life ahead of her. Just by saying “OMG Hayden Panettiere is a midget!” Really, is that such a big deal? Just because she’s famous has she got to be tall? Height is unnecessary, there are plenty more things that are actually important to life.
    OK, if you are still criticizing her, just think about yourself. How tall are you? Has it made a huge improvement in your life from being specifically that height? What have you achieved that is more impressive and successful than what Hayden has? (Starring roles in TV programmes/movies)
    Do you doing anything for what you are passionate about? (She is passionate about animals, e.g. whales, and has also protested to have whales treated respectfully to such an extent that she has risked her life and and almost been arrested. She obviously doesn’t do that just to give herself a good name, otherwise she wouldn’t be willing to risk her own life or risk being arrested. She is definitely passionate about what she believes in, which is very very good). Lulz, I find it amazing that she’s able to do all this extra work for the environment and animals ONTOP of other work, e.g. Learning and acting for scripts for TV programmes (Heroes, she starred in that), movies and events that she has to attend to. I’m sure there are many other types of work which I have not said as I am not aware of it. She probably makes most of her work look minor, when in reality it is difficult, thus making others not aware of the other work that she does. This clearly shows that she is very successful and that height is unnecessary.
    And for her wearing heels? It is fashionable to wear heels. Is she not allowed to wear heels purely because she’s 5ft/5’1″? That’s silly. And anyway if she didn’t, people would still criticize her, not only for her height, but for being “unfashionable”. Especially to important events. In my personal opinion, I don’t think it’s unfashionable at all, but I’m sure people would say that it is. On the other hand I do understand the importance of wearing heels to important events. Most other celebrity women also wear heels (OBVIOUSLY), and if you didn’t know that then you live under a rock.
    Also there are plenty of haters out there, who have never even met Hayden or think badly on purely because of the voice of the media, or pictures (let me just tell you, if you have a low opinion of her because of pictures, you don’t know what beautiful is).
    And for the people that think she’s fat? OK, well just picture a fat person in your head and then compare it with Hayden. Now what d’you think? For her height, she is an average weight. At least she’s not a size zero like a lot of the Hollywood actors/singers/models. This shows she can take care of her health and not starve herself to death, and also this shows that lack of food is not the cause to her height. Some people naturally just don’t grow as much as others, but as said before, this is unnecessary. She always looks amazing, with her hair either long or short. Beautiful. She had her hair cut because she wanted a change. Shows that she doesn’t sit on the fence and does what SHE wants, which is good. Don’t like her hair? You don’t respect her enough.
    I have made my points blatantly clear to make you people reading this understand that she should not be criticized for stupid things, when in fact she’s amazing for everything she stands for.

  68. Fd says:

    I love my 12 year old daughter very short hair

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