The country star debuts her new do on Twitter

By Alex Apatoff
February 11, 2013 09:48 PM

Courtesy of Leann Rimes

First, Duchess Catherine cut hers. Then, Michelle Obama made the cut. And now we think we can officially declare bangs to be the hairstyle to have, because LeAnn Rimes has debuted her blunt new fringe on Twitter.

“Love my Andy LeCompte! I got banged,” she joked on Twitter of the new cut, along with a photo of her smiling next to the renowned celeb stylist. “Love em! Was time for a fun change.”

So what prompted Rimes to reach for the scissors? “I woke up one day and wanted a change,” she tells PEOPLE. “I saw a photo [of an artist] at Capitol Records and I loved her hair, so I cut it the next day.” The photo depicts an unidentified woman with a glam ’70s vibe, blunt bangs and dramatic eyeliner — pretty awesome inspiration.

The star stepped out the night before her Saturday cut in a glam mini and her signature loose, blonde waves. But she decided not to take her new do for a spin on the Grammys red carpet, tweeting “I like my PJs better!”

We can’t say we blame her, but we hope she doesn’t keep the finished cut under wraps for long. We need more bangs inspiration for our Pinterest board.

Tell us: What do you think of Rimes’s new bangs?

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Marisa Laudadio