Following Vanessa Hudgens on Instagram is like having a continuous feed of new hair inspiration. She’s constantly switching things up. One day she’ll have a blond ombré shade, and before you know it she’s a redhead. And her ever-evolving hair length is basically a masterclass in nailing hair extensions. She’s always going back and forth between flowing mermaid hair and layers that just graze her shoulders. But yesterday she cut her hair shorter than we’ve seen it in a long time.
Unlike the blunt bob (or as she calls it, a bb) she had before returning to her superlong length, her latest look is a choppy cut that hits just at her chin. We’re talking a waist-to-chin transformation here. She posted a few before photos of herself in a salon chair on her Snapchat story yesterday. The difference is dramatic.
The stylist who takes the credit for this cute cut? That would be Nikki Lee, co-founder of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood. Lee says they decided to go for something new since Hudgens wanted to make a big change before co-hosting the 2017 Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris on Sunday.
“We cut a good 10 inches of length off but kept her extensions in for fullness,” Lee told us. “This is a great way to get the most use out of your extensions before removing them.” So that explains why her hair has all that insane volume we wish we could get naturally.
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