A Comprehensive Timeline Of Vanessa Hudgens' Ever-Changing Hairstyles
Hudgens calls herself an “extremist” when it comes to her hair…and we love her for it. Since her High School Musical days, she’s been giving us hair inspiration both beautiful and bold. Check out every hairstyle she’s had, from bright blonde to bobbed to Cher hair
Vanessa switched up her hair length three times in one weekend, and went the shortest (sans any extensions!) at her final appearance at the MTV VMA's.
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Vanessa's hair stylist Chad Wood created this "soft and expensive" look inspired by the off-the-shoulder latex dress she wore that night, which he ultimately called "every girl's dream." We couldn't agree more.
A deep side part on a sleek bun was "a little out of the ordinary" for the actress, but it's just another example of why Chad Wood loves "that she lets me evolve her style," as he told us.
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Oh so retro! Vanessa got a quick trim, had faux bangs clipped in and added some Toppik thickening fibers to fool everyone into thinking she actually chopped her strands. "I wanted to do bangs on [her] for the longest time, so we just went for it," stylist Chad Wood said.
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Vanessa started summer by stashing away her heat tools and rocking her lengthy natural curls.
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A wet-look, textured bob is outside the box for the star. The inspiration? "I had just seen Wonder Woman, which I think slightly inspired this look," Chad Wood told us.
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A rarely-seen high, twisted top knot bun puts all the attention on Vanessa's dramatic smoky eye and wispy lashes.
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Coachella season calls for braids, personalized embroidered straw hats and butterfly clips.
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Vanessa rarely rocks a sporty high ponytail, but we're grateful Chad Wood pushed her to try it. "I wanted to give her a badass look," he said.
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Whenever she wears her waist-length waves, Vanessa always looks like she could have stepped right out of the '70s.
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Wiggin' out! The singer sure was feeling herself as she belted out the lyrics to "Ghetto Superstar" in a purple wig with vibrant lavender highlights.
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Vanessa brightened up her olive complexion at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards by adding some golden blonde balayage to her ends.
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Only a hair "extremist" like Vanessa could pull off these futuristic half-up, half-down Princess Leia-inspired side buns.
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Vanessa's flaming red ombré ends might just be her most daring color to- date.
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At the height of the ombré trend, Vanessa got on board with a look that faded from chestnut to honey.
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Blonde bombshell! We barely recognized the star without her dark brunette locks when she swapped out the shade for a golden auburn hue.
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The actress went supershort for the Venice Film Festival, but she didn't really chop it all off. Vanessa's stylist tucked her hair under to create this faux bob style.
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The then 22-year-old looked like a grown-up gal wearing her hair in a sleek bob and side bangs.
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For much of the mid-2000s, Vanessa's look remained pretty standard: center-parted bouncy, voluminous curls.
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By High School Musical 3, the actress started coming into her own and experimented with long shaggy bangs.
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Before the days of waist-length Cher hair extensions, the longest the High School Musical actress rarely wore her hair pinstraight, but when she did, kept her ends falling right to her chest.
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During her High School Musical 2 days, Vanessa sported girlie, shoulder-length tight curls much different than the boho-chic vibes she gives off now.
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The deep-parted side swept bang with super-defined curls was all the rage in the mid-2000s -- so of course, trendsetter Vanessa was right there trying it out.
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Before making it big in the acting world, Baby V simply styled her hair straight for the Thunderbirds movie premiere, and accessorized the style with a pretty flower behind one ear.