Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Photo: Derek Hough Holds 2013 Emmy Award on September 22, 2013

Derek Hough always knows how to keep us on our toes with his impressive choreography and multiple Mirror Ball wins. Two seasons in a row? NBD!

Even though Dancing With the Stars Season 17 is over, Derek is still giving us something to chat about. It looks like the hunky dance pro is taking a hiatus from the ballroom and the barber, because his blond 'do looks longer than ever. And how about his scruffy moustache and beard? Swoon!

Derek was spotted showing off his new look while out to lunch in West Hollywood on January 9. He paired the mountain man style with a blue button-up shirt and jeans. It might not hold a candle to him being shirtless doing the Cha-Cha, but hey, we're digging it!

As for what else Derek is up to? Funny you should ask! The long-haired cutie wrote a book that is being released on May 27. The memoir is called Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion and it is 256 pages — the perfect length to read over and over again. The book is coming out when Dancing With the Stars Season 18 ends.

What do you think of Derek's off season style? Let us know in the comments!

Credit: Owen Beiny/WENN.com Photo: Derek Hough in Los Angeles, California on January 9, 2014