Ashley Tisdale Dreams of Life as a Hairdresser, Considers Her HSM Costars Her “Family”

Ashley Tisdale at the ELLE Women In Music Celebration on May 20, 2015.
Ashley Tisdale stars as a hairdresser on her new sitcom, Clipped—a profession she feels she could have mastered! Read more on that and her love for her High School Musical costars. Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Beauty school dropout?

You may think you know Ashley Tisdale—the hilariously dramatic star of the beloved High School Musical series, who will soon be starring in the upcoming sitcom Clipped—but the actress has been harboring a little secret: On the inside, she feels like she could have been a hairstylist.

When Us Weekly visited the set of her new series, Tisdale, 29, said, "The fact that Clipped takes place in a barbershop, I felt like I was literally meant to do this show, because I've spent, like, the last 10 years in salons—so long!"

She then made a confession: "I think I'm a frustrated hairdresser deep down. I just love doing my own hair." (Can you imagine a world where Tisdale went to beauty school instead of improv camp? Let's never speak of it again.)

Ashley Tisdale - Clipped
Danny Feld

Amusing life crises aside, it seems that Tisdale has truly found her support system, which includes her husband, Christopher French, who attends every single taping of Clipped. "My whole family comes, every week—except for my sister, because she's home with my niece," the Suite Life of Zack & Cody alum told Us. "Emily Osment [who stars in the Tisdale-produced Young & Hungry] came last time, and she was like, 'Oh my God, does your husband come every week?' And I was like, 'Yeah, he actually does! They're all really supportive."

The blonde beauty also dished on how she and her HSM costars—including Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron, and Corbin Bleu—have managed to stay so close. "We all went through something together that was pretty amazing and life-changing," Tisdale explained. "We weren't really prepared for all of the things that happened, so it bonded us forever—we're family. I love creating families on set, because you get to be with each other all the time. That's why I've loved doing it since I was a child."

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