Hayden Panettiere Cut Her Hair & Signaled The Beginning Of A New Chapter — PHOTOS

Since seeking treatment in October for postpartum depression, Hayden Panettiere hasn't been posting much on the social media front. That is until Dec. 4 when she tweeted about her new ‘do. In the tweet, you can see a picture of Hayden Panettiere’s new haircut, and while it is a big change from her sleek, long locks, I absolutely love her edgy new lob.

While Panettiere’s hair is one to be filed away for future haircut inspiration, it is much more than that. In fact, in her caption she likened her hair to a new beginning. “Chopping hair off is like getting rid of metaphorical and literal dead ends. Off with the old and growing the new," she wrote.

In September, Panettiere opened up on Live! With Kelly & Michael about her battle with postpartum depression and the importance of raising awareness about the condition. She said, "It’s something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they’re not alone, and that it does heal." Personally, I am so proud of the Nashville actress for using her platform to inform and help others, and am over-joyed to see her looking so happy and free in her recent hair selfie.

In celebration of Panettiere’s new ‘do, I thought I'd highlight some of her best hair moments to date. Scroll down for some hairspiration!

1. Retro Curls

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Panettiere's pinned back '40s inspired 'do was timeless.

2. Textured Bun

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Panettiere is the queen of top knots, and this natural textured bun might just be my favorite.

3. Milk Maid Braid

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By braiding her hair up, Panettiere's natural beauty was at the forefront of this look.

4. Wrap Pony

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If you aren't thrilled with how your hair turned out, try a wrap pony like Panettiere's. It is an easy remedy for hair mishaps, and it always looks chic.

5. Sky High Volume

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Panettiere's high volume middle-part screamed bombshell.

6. Twisted Side Bun

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When in doubt, try a twisted side bun.

7. Hollywood Tresses

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It doesn't get better than voluptuous face framing curls like these.

8. Dramatic Slick

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The Hadid sisters and Panettiere have something in common: A love for slicked back tresses.

9. Pixie Cut

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Panettiere isn't scared of a bold cut. She chopped off her locks before and killed the look.

Clearly, a haircut is way much more than a haircut.

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