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Amanda Bynes is back on social media.

We know you may have just involuntarily cringed while reading that sentence, but trust us, this time it’s a good thing.

Amanda Bynes New Haircut

Amanda posted the above photo last night, along with a caption reading, "Hi everyone! I got a haircut! What do you think?"

Since she asked, we think she looks great!

But it has less to do with the hair than with the fact that she’s dropped the giant sunglasses, facial piercings and ever-present Marlboro-between-the-lips that became her trademarks during her 2014 breakdown.

In case you somehow forgot, Amanda displayed increasingly troubling behavior following a DUI arrest in September of that year, during which it was determined that the actress was high on Adderall and other prescription drugs.

In one of the more disturbing episodes from that period, Bynes falsely accused her father of molesting her during one of her signature Twitter rants.

Eventually, Amanda was placed on 5150 psychiatric hold and received the psychiatric help she seemed to desperately need.

Shortly thereafter, the actress announced her intention to go back to school for fashion design, and now she’s doing exactly that.

"She seems really healthy and focused on her schooling," a source close to Bynes tells In Touch. "She seems like she’s in a much better place and she looks great."

"No one really treats her any differently because she’s Amanda Bynes. You can tell she really just wants to be a normal student. Everyone at FIDM is really chill and respects her and her space."

Sadly, it’s not uncommon for former child stars to collapse under the pressures of fame and fan expectations, but it is rare to see one carve out a life of quiet contentment after suffering such a crash.

So we’d like to offer our sincere congrats to Amanda and wish her all the best going forward.