6 times Vanessa Hudgens’ hair was the complete definition of boho hair goals

Move over, Sienna Miller, there's a new boho hair queen in town! ?  

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


close up shot of vanessa hudgens with beach waves hairstyle, wearing white satin top and necklace on the teen choice awards red carpet
Vanessa’s been perfecting the beach wave since 2007! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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.

Psst! Now while we don’t have the luxury to go the beach everyday, a sea salt spray, like the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray, will help us all get us this double tap-worthy style.

close up shot of vanessa hudgens with brown ombre, wearing black top and necklace on the red carpet
According to queen V, brown ombre is hot-to-trot. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

close up shot of vanessa hudgens with a low bun haristyle, wearing white shirt and bag
Before the blogger bun became cool, V was already rocking it! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

close up shot of Vanessa Hudgens with half up half down long hairstyle, wearing white top and necklace
Rapunzel’s hair isn’t straight all the time, don’t you know? Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

We’re sure you’ll agree that her curlicous long mane looks like a dream when paired with this romantic half-up, half-down hairstyle. Ooh la la!

close up shot of Vanessa hudgens with halo braid hairstyle that has baby breaths in it, wearing a white shirt
Now that’s what we call a festival-perfect hairstyle! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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!

close up shot of vanessa hudgens with baker boy hat and short curly hairstyle, with red sunglasses on the red carpet
Baker boy hair, don’t care! Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

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…


Want to see more celebrity mane moments? From Nicki Minaj to Rihanna and more, you’ll never be short of hair inspiration with our Hair Trends page around!

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