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Miley Cyrus smiles with new undershave haircut

I know what you're thinking, "not another celebrity big chop..." (*sigh*). Well, that's what I was thinking until I saw photos of Miley Cyrus' new haircut. I basically did a double take, thinking, "is that for real?" Well, it is! The recording artist and actress tweeted photos of her big, really blonde chop yesterday!

Some people, including those who tweeted their two cents to @MileyCyrus, may be thinking that she's lost it, gone off the deep end — this is the last straw! I confess that my very first thoughts about the chop were pretty similar. But it was in that second glance that I noticed, wow, she looks really pretty! Any uproar about Miley's haircut isn't going to be about how it's a disaster, though some might think the new cut doesn't suit her at all. Even so, I think the majority of those who won't like her new cut will feel that way because it's so different than the styles they are used to seeing on her.

Remember the Miley Cyrus of Disney's Hannah Montana? Long, long, flowing chestnut brown locks that she often wore in lose waves or ringlets. Apart from dying it and getting it layered and cut a bit shorter, Miley kept those tresses long until this year when she cut them off for a stylish, balayaged, wavy bob.

Her newest cut has a different tone than her previous cuts and styles. It's super short, very blonde, with an extra edgy under-shave. You may think I'm a personal fan of Cyrus after I say this, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Looking at her hair cut objectively with a designer's eye and as a fashion addict, I can say that Miley's cut looks great on her because it shows of the shape of her face and it makes those gorgeous eyes pop! I just love when people aren't afraid to go for a really short cut because they realize it's a great look for them.

I seem to recall her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, having said something about how she should keep her hair long because it's uniquely "her," or something like that. Miley doesn't seem to think so. Along with her pictures she tweeted, "Never felt more me in my whole life," and "Feeling so happy in my skin," I know that feeling and I would have to agree that doing a drastic chop tends to make you feel more you, because there isn't anymore hair to hide behind. When you look in the mirror, all you see is you.

What do you think of Miley's drastically different haircut?

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good for her!

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