The Absolute Cutest Photos of Baby Chanco, the 1-Year-Old with an Amazing Mane

The hair envy is real

01 of 18

HAIR SHE IS

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bi222UxlMCJ/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

The baby whose mane made waves at 4 months is now 1 year old — and a hair model! The Japanese baby girl, Chanco, has amassed more than 300,000 followers on Instagram since the first photo of her full, dark hair was posted by her mom, Mami Kano.

“I’m so surprised with the reaction, but also very proud of the praise from many countries,” Kano told PEOPLE.

Here, some of the cutest photos of the 1-year-old's amazing mane.

02 of 18

BEAR HUG

https://www.instagram.com/p/BjirYTXgg2p/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

At just 6 months old, she already had the world wrapped around her little finger — stuffed animals included.

03 of 18

HAIR WE GO AGAIN

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk1IAU6gZZK/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

Between the bed head and the dazed look, this appeared to be a case of the Sunday Scaries if we've ever seen one.

04 of 18

HAIR-RAISING

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Baby Chanco/Instagram

And the subsequent #MondayMood.

05 of 18

RUGRAT

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmPr167nk2q/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

She woke up like this. #Flawless

06 of 18

SIDESWEPT

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmpUgwUHUp5/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

It's truly not fair how hard most of us have to try to get our hair looking this effortless.

07 of 18

BEAUTY SLEEP

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnU9wJ5HjaB/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

If getting eight hours of shut-eye every night meant we'd wake up with skin and hair like Baby Chanco's, we'd hit snooze like there was no tomorrow.

08 of 18

BATH TIME

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bnhz7GzHDkH/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

What are her beauty secrets? Skipping shampoo? Double conditioning her luscious locks? The world may never know — or at least, it will have to wait until she learns to speak.

09 of 18

VACATION MODE

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Baby Chanco/Instagram

Baby Chanco pinned her hair back with a bright yellow bow while visiting sunny Honolulu.

10 of 18

LIFE'S A BEACH

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoKmkQXnMku/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

Because if you don't Instagram a shot of you in the pool (featuring a cute new hair accessory, of course), did you even go on vacation?

11 of 18

THE INEVITABLE 'GROWING OUT' PHASE

https://www.instagram.com/p/BoaNA1PnZ-m/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

A foolproof way to go incognito when hoping to avoid Baby Chanco fans looking for an autograph.

12 of 18

FREE-FLOWING

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpF-8logn7J/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

When asked if she’ll ever cut her daughter’s hair, mom Mami Kano said: "I prefer to keep her hair long, and in the future I want to try some new arrangements, like braids."

13 of 18

SUNGGLE SESSION

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpQRvRBHtsT/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

Baby Chanco got some help from a furry friend during an impromptu photo shoot.

14 of 18

NAP TIME

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqBDzyYHh0P/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

Because looking this cute all the time is exhausting.

15 of 18

'THE CHANCO'

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqtYKlOnZvJ/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

Forget "The Rachel" — this was the ultimate look for every teenage girl who listened to emo music in the early aughts, and Baby Chanco's recreation is iconic.

16 of 18

TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF

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Baby Chanco/Instagram

Chanco's dark, full mane looked extra stunning against a backdrop of bright red leaves.

17 of 18

BIRTHDAY BABY

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Baby Chanco/Instagram

That's one cute baby! Chanco fittingly accessorized with a bow and crown for her first birthday on Dec. 23.

18 of 18

MAMA, I MADE IT

https://www.instagram.com/p/BsUIAOYnfMy/Baby Chanco/Instagram
Baby Chanco/Instagram

From viral sensation to full-blown hair model! Chanco admired her official debut in a Pantene ad on Jan. 7 — surely the start of a career as full and impressive as the mane itself.

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