Vanessa Hudgens Pulls a Hair Change Trifecta: Color, Cut and Bangs!

See the star's new haircut

Vanessa Hudgens is no longer a redhead. After experimenting with a red ombré color back in October, the actress has returned to her signature dark hue. And she didn’t stop there.

Vanessa Hudgens haircut

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Hudgens also cut some bangs while visiting her stylist Riawna Capri in West Hollywood Thursday. Capri shared the first photo of the star’s latest look (above), and the choppy, shoulder-grazing cut is the shortest we’ve seen Hudgens’s hair in a long time. “4pm: @vanessahudgens ?Deep and rich for fall — bangs and a rockin shag #favorites #901girl #16hourday #stillgoing,” she captioned the snap of the 25-year-old actress’s mane makeover moment.

Capri also revealed that the star’s previous red color was extensions.

“That’s how it stayed so vibrant,” she told PEOPLE. “So we took those out and cut her hair a little shorter into a piece-y shag and rich-ened up her color.”

“She’s a chameleon man, she loves change,” Capri added. “I love working with her because it’s always something new and fresh. She’s always looking on Pinterest, and we text back and forth weeks prior to her coming in. Plus, she has a face that you can do anything with.”

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At this point, Hudgens has tried a rainbow of different hair colors — from turquoise to a golden ombré — but her most recent change is prep for her role as Gigi in the upcoming eponymous Broadway play.

“She’s doing Gigi and she has to wear a wig so she doesn’t want extensions anymore anyway,” Capri explained.

Hudgens recently told PEOPLE she’s beyond excited to jump into the role, which hits the N.Y.C. stage in January 2015.

“I’ve been waiting for the right role to come along, and she appeared to me when I was least expecting it,” she shared. “It’s been a lot of fun prepping for Gigi … allowing myself to be as free as possible. I love this character, the music and play so much.”

What do you think of Hudgens’s latest style? Do you like her with short hair? How about the bangs? Share your thoughts below.

–Brittany Talarico, with reporting by Jackie Fields


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