Snooki goes rouge. Photo: Jerritt Clark/WireImage.com

You have to admit that, although we do miss "the pouf," Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi looks a lot better with straighter, sleeker hair. And now she's enhanced her more coiffed look with a "fireball" red color.

Appearing at yesterday's "Jersey Shore" soundtrack release party in New York City, the 22-year-old MTV reality star showed off her lengthy locks with a hue that she described as "red violet" on Twitter.

And while she recently told StyleList that she still loves big hair, she doesn't always have the time for it. "It's not as big because I didn't have time," she said at the NYC premiere of "Grown Ups". "It would be up here if I did have time. And I wanted to do curls, but I didn't have time. I really like crazy, curly hair with a tease. So even though it's not a pouf, it's still big hair."

But for now, Polizzi is apparently loving her less-is-more redhead 'do because she also tweeted, "Embracing the new hair and I LOVE it! :)."

"I want to look good," she told UsMagazine.com at Tuesday's party. "I just got my hair done like two minutes ago. I want to have a new look. I like to be unpredictable!"

Polizzi may say she's unpredictable, but we can pretty much guarantee we haven't seen the end of her big Jersey-style hair.

Speaking of big, check out Snooki's cleavage at this celebrity bash.