Julianne Hough seems to have let her hair stylist cut loose -- with shears -- and take her hair from long to about shoulder length. The cut was done last week at Los Angeles' Nine Zero One salon, reports Us Weekly. The singer and 'Footloose' actress showed off her new 'do earlier this week at the 2011 Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, as seen in the pictures here.

What better time for Hough, who has never been afraid to rock a new style, to transform her look. After all, she's just announced that her next country album is complete, though there's no release plans yet. Her No. 1 self-titled debut album was released in 2008.