Miley Cyrus reveals new pixie undercut hair

Goodbye, Disney princess. Hello, edgy rockstar.

Singer-actress Miley Cyrus has cut off - literally - whatever's left of her Hannah Montana image. She chopped off her hair, presenting a "new" person that she feels is true to herself.

On Monday, Miley tweeted a picture of Hollywood hairstylist Chris McMillan holding a pair of scissors next to her bunned-up hair.

She followed up that post with a tweet: "It's happening". Many fans replied, persuading her not to chop of her long tresses.

Annoyed, she replied, tweeting: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. My hair is attached to my head no one else's and it's going bye bye. :)" This tweet was followed by another picture from Chris' instagram account showing him about to cut Miley's hair.

Three hours later, the 19-year-old revealed a picture of her new punk-pixie style undercut hair. She looked almost like a different person compared to the familiar image of her in long brown or blonde hair.

Over the next few days, the soon-to-be bride posed pictures of her new hairstyle and commented how she "never felt more me" in her life.

Fans are split over whether they love or hate her new do. Some have complimented her, saying that she looks hot and is able to carry the look. Others have compared it to Britney's stunt where she shaved her hair bald.

Miley has defended her choice against detractors, quoting her dad Billy Ray Cyrus that everyone has an opinion.

While it may seem shocking, it is reasonable for someone her age to change their hair drastically. Many teenagers go through similar phases experimenting with different styles.

The teen star does have the edginess and spunk to pull off the look. She is not the only celebrity to have cut their long tresses short into pixie styles. Harry Potter star Emma Watson got a short pixie cut in 2010 after filming for the series and her endorsement for Burberry ended. 11-year-old Willow Smith shaved her hair off and dyed it in different colours.

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