It’s almost the new year, which means it’s resolution time! Some standards are things like vowing to eat healthier, doing something creative, exercising more and spending more time with loved ones. But it’s also nice to kick off 2016 with a new look as a reminder of what a new year represents. Hayden Panettiere recently went to the salon and got a chop, and it’s the ultimate homage to auld lang syne.

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The Nashville actress recently posted a Twitter pic of her new shoulder-length lob with the caption, “Chopping hair off is like getting rid of metaphorical and literal dead ends. Off with the old and growing the new.” Hayden’s blonde locks are kind of a red carpet staple, so this short, textured style is definitely a change. She paired the cut with an adorable brown-and-black hat and striped sweater, creating an effortless, low-key look. And she looks AMAZE.

Her effort to usher in new beginnings is particularly significant because this pic of her new coif is one of the first tweets she’s posted since October, when she chose to undergo treatment for postpartum depression. YAAAS, Hayden! The actress and her fiancé Wladimir Klitschko welcomed their baby girl, Kaya Evdokia Klitschko last December. A few days before her haircut photo, Hayden retweeted a #GivingTuesday message from Discover the Glow, which offers prenatal and postpartum support services.

Cheers, Hayden! We hope your new look brings you the new beginnings you’re seeking. It safe to say it’s certainly inspiring us to go do the same.

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(Photos via Frazer Harrison Staff/Getty + @haydenpanettier)