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Hayden Panettiere Debuts Pixie Haircut After Domestic Violence Drama With Brian Hickerson

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Dec. 12 2019, Updated 5:24 p.m. ET

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Hayden Panettiere debuted a new hairstyle ahead of 2020. The Nashville star posted a selfie of her new pixie haircut on Twitter. Hayden’s fresh cut comes months after her boyfriend Brian Hickerson’s felony domestic violence charge was dismissed.

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“Channeling my inner #Kirby #Scream4,” Hayden, 30, captioned the selfie. The last time she sported a pixie cut was for her role in the 2011 film. “Thanks to my boys @anthonyleonard,” she added with a heart emoji.

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Hayden’s stylist, Anthony Leonard Salon owner Leonard Zagimi, revealed to E! News the story behind the new ‘do. The Heroes actress was “looking for a radical change.” “It’s a modern version of a classic pixie style with a little more of an edge,” Leonard revealed. “The color is silver, but not gray. She had previously been going with a super sexy blonde.”

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He added, “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!”

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The fresh haircut for Hayden comes after she faced some personal turmoil throughout the year. On May 2, Brian, 30, was arrested when he allegedly became violent after a night out in Hollywood with Hayden. Three weeks later, a Los Angeles judge issued a protective restraining order against Brian, which prevented him from coming within 100 yards of the actress. In July, a judge additionally ruled that there was enough evidence against Brian to face felony charges.

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However, in September, the domestic violence charges against her real estate agent beau were dropped. According to a source for RadarOnline.com, the case was most likely dropped because the prosecution did not have witnesses.

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The couple was most recently spotted walking through an airport together. Hayden’s family and friends reportedly don’t approve of the relationship, and believe that Brian has “issues of his own” along with anger issues. Hayden and Brian started dating in August 2018.

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