Hayden Panettiere is almost unrecognisable in first social media snap for months

Hayden Panettiere is almost unrecognisable in first social media snap for months

Former Heroes actress Hayden Panettiere has posted on social media for the first time in several months and treated her fans by showcasing a brand-new hairdo for them.

Taking to Twitter, Hayden posted a selfie to display a brand-new pixie cut to her many social media followers, which made her look almost unrecognizable from the girl who played the superpowered cheerleader all those years ago. Hayden captioned the post: "Channeling my inner #Kirby #Scream4 Thanks to my boys ⁦@anthonyleonard❤️. [sic]

Take a look at this interview with Hayden from last year: 

Speaking to E! News about Hayden's cool new haircut, her personal stylist and hair guru Leonard Zagami stated: "Hayden was looking for a radical change, so last night we just went for it! It's a modern version of a classic pixie style with a little more of an edge. The color is silver, but not grey."

He added: "She had previously been going with a super sexy blonde. 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!'"

Hayden took a lengthy hiatus from social media earlier this year; a decision which many of her fans attributed to recent troubles in her personal life. Per E!, back in May her boyfriend Brian Hickerson was arrested after he allegedly assaulted Hayden.

Hickerson pled not guilty to the charge of felony domestic violence. The judge at his trial subsequently issued a protective order, which barred him from coming within 100 yards of Hayden.

However, the charges against Hickerson were eventually dropped, and the couple has reportedly since reconciled. According to one of Hickerson's Instagram posts, the two recently spent Thanksgiving together with friends.