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Kate Gosselin is mixing up her look.

The reality mom of eight, 34, sported a pony tail as picked up her kids Friday at a bus stop in Wernersville, Pa.

To celebrate 2010, Gosselin traded in her signature spiky bob for long, blonde locks in a process that took 20 hours of work and would normally cost $7,000 (hers was comped).

But a source tells she "hates" her new look. (Proof: A ponytail is often the look women who hate their hair resort to.)

"She thinks her hair looks over processed and damaged," adds the insider. "She's afraid people will think she's one of Tiger Woods' bimbos!" (In an online video posted Jan. 10, Gosselin looks in the mirror and says, "Oh, Lord have mercy... it's weird.")