Vanessa Hudgens Just Went Blond, and Our Jaws Collectively Dropped to the Floor

Updated 08/30/17
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Vanessa Hudgens has been known for her long, raven-colored hair ever since she took to the High School Musical stage as Gabriella Montez. (We must admit that we've been jealous of her hair ever since. Even all the way back in 2006, it was voluminous, shiny, and bouncy.) But that's not stopping her from switching things up.

It's true that she's no stranger to hair transformations—she's flitted between long and short hair, adding bangs and cool hair accessories every now and then, but she's never ventured far from her deep brunette color. That is, until now.

She took to Instagram today to debut a brand-new, icy, platinum, Claudia Schiffer–esque blond, and we can't stop staring. Neither can the good people of the internet; it's a shocking transformation in the best way.

Just look at that color. That dimension. That beauty! We're swooning. She captioned the photo "BLONDE for So you think you can dance!!!!!" It appears to be a wig since just a few days ago she hit the VMAs red carpet with a bob. Unless there was some serious hairstylist magic involved, we're pretty confident she's channeling her inner Kylie Jenner and donning fake hair.

Since she said the blonde was specifically for a So You Think You Can Dance taping, we're assuming it won't last for long. Although we wish it would. Her followers on Instagram agree. One fan wrote, "lost for words." Another wrote, "my actual queen." Hopefully the love she's getting will inspire her to keep this color around. If she does, she would be in good company. Zoë Kravitz, Kristin Stewart, and Karlie Kloss have all been partial to the platinum blond trend in recent months.

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