Full House is officially returning as Fuller House, and it looks like the show’s main character, DJ Tanner (AKA Candace Cameron Bure) is celebrating — not by digging up her old scrunchies and patterned shirts, but with a whole new ‘do.

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The actress took to Instagram to reveal she chopped off her long locks in favor of a fresh, medium cut. She captioned the photo, “Sometimes you gotta cut off what’s dragging you down so it grows back stronger.” Those are some pretty heavy words for a haircut. It looks like Candace might already be channeling the endless life lessons that come with playing DJ Tanner.

Unlike the super blunt medium cuts we’ve seen everywhere this year, Candace opted for something more akin to Selena Gomez’s short and choppy style. The look offers up a dramatic part, flirty, face-framing layers. It’s definitely a feminine alternative to the popular one-length style.

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If you’re looking to copy this take on the medium cut, our resident beauty expert and stylist Misty Spinney has a few styling tips for you + your lob. To get Candace’s ultra-volumized look, she recommends fist applying a root lifter to your hair while it’s still wet (she likes this one by Kenra, which she describes as a cross between a mousse and a hairspray). After you’ve applied that, use a round brush to add even more volume. To get that piecey look, Misty recommends using the brush to blow dry some sections so that they’re flipped up and some so they’re flipped under. Finish off with a touch of hairspray and a dramatic side part.

Are you a fan of Candace’s take on the medium hair trend? Share with us in the comments below.

(Photos via Angela Weiss/Getty and @candancecbure)