Since catching her big break with High School Musical, Vanessa Hudgens has made a mark in the mane spotlight and become a full-on boho queen (yep, we’re always looking to her for festival hair inspiration!). And because the actress is turning 29-years-old tomorrow, we’re honouring her the best way we know how — by taking a look back at all the times she gave us major hair envy.
Want to see her mane moments? Keep on scrolling and don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to try out a look or two for yourself!
6 iconic times Vanessa Hudgens’ gave us major hair envy
1. When she became a poster girl for beachy waves
Vanessa Hudgens is always paying homage to her Californian roots. How? By rocking beachy waves almost 24-7. So, it’s no wonder that the star has become the poster girl for this highly-coveted hairstyle.
Whether she’s rocking tousled waves with long hair or short, cropped tresses, she never fails to give us major mane envy.
2. And proved brown ombre was a thing, too!
Vanessa is known for her dark brown strands, but this golden brown ombre dye job that she slayed in 2013 was a refreshing change for the star (and proof that brunettes can have fun, too!). Boring hair? Not here!
3. When she schooled everyone on slaying the blogger bun
While everyone was obsessing over the messy topknot back in 2015, the star was looking to the runway for hair inspiration. Here she stepped out to flaunt this laid-back blogger bun, way before it became every It girl’s go-to.
The best thing about it? You don’t need to work against your morning bedhead texture, as it works better with them, all while making you look trendy as hell. Yep, it’s the ultimate woke-up-like-this style!
4. And proved that Rapunzel hair doesn’t have to be straight
Contrary to the belief that Rapunzel hair only suits those with sleeker strands, Vanessa decided to showcase her boho take on the trend at the Harry Potter opening at Universal Studios in 2016. And guess what? She killed it!
5. When she made everyone want this hairstyle
Another hairstyle that queen V made us all lust after? This occasion-ready milkmaid braid hairstyle, of course!
Regardless of your hair type, this next-level milkmaid braid updo is still achievable and guaranteed to make everyone fall in love with your mane (especially if you weave in some baby’s breath flowers, like she does). So really, you should be asking: what outfit will work well with this look?
Editor’s tip: Want to make your braid look like a full-time masterpiece? Just spritz them with a strong-hold hairspray, like TIGI S Factor Vivacious Hairspray, and you’ll be sorted!
6. And finally, reminding us that short hair will never go out of style
When the actress joined the short hair crew, we knew we were witnessing hairstory in the making! And ever since then, she’s been slaying every red carpet appearance. Just look at how she rocks her shorter strands with a baker boy hat and then you’ll understand what we mean…