Julianne Hough's New Haircut: Hot Or Not?

10/26/2011 11:35 am ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Julianne Hough's new short hairstyle. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

"Footloose" star Julianne Hough is the latest celebrity to take it all off -- her hair, that is!

The 23-year-old country singer, actress and dancer debuted a shorter 'do on Monday night at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala in Beverly Hills, California. Hough's new shoulder-length strands are a dramatic difference from the cascading waves we're used to seeing her rock on the red carpet.

She reportedly made a stop by Nine Zero One salon in Los Angeles last Thursday, and a witness reveals to Us that Hough "wanted to cut her hair off to get it healthy from all the styling since she doesn't work until the new year."

While this new look shows off more of Hough's heart-shaped face and piercing blue eyes, this is a little awkward.

What do you think about Hough's new haircut? Do you prefer the star with longer locks?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments section and click through the slideshow below to see the “Dancing With The Stars” alum's style evolution.

In related news, what do you think of Hough's retro-inspired 'do?

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