Blonder after breakup! Four weeks after news of her split from Ryan Seacrest went public, Julianne Hough stepped out in L.A. with a fresh hairstyle to go with her fresh start. The Safe Haven actress, 24, showed off a shorter, lighter bob as she and a friend hit up Hollywood hotspot Chateau Marmont on Thursday, April 11.
Dressed in black skinny jeans, a white T-shirt, and a black motorcycle jacket, Hough was the picture of rocker chic. Her blonde hair -- which formerly hung nearly to her shoulders -- was chopped into a chin-length blunt bob and appeared to have some platinum highlights.
The ex-Dancing With the Stars pro has undergone a lot of changes in recent weeks. Last month, she and longtime love Seacrest, 38, ended their relationship after two years of dating. Sources told Us Weekly at the time that the American Idol host's schedule was to blame.
"Dude works all the time," a pal explained to Us. "He never sleeps. It's a lifestyle she couldn't handle anymore. Work always, always came first [for Ryan]. She wants a more low-key life."
Another source added: "It just got to be too much. I think they both just sort of knew they couldn't do it anymore. The travel and lifestyle got to be too much. Who knows if this is just for now, but I think this is for good."
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