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Vanessa Hudgens Debuts Blonde Hair at Coachella: Transformation Picture

Vanessa Hudgens at McDonald’s and Stingray Desert Pool Party
Vanessa Hudgens, at McDonald’s and Stingray Desert Pool Party, debuted her new blonde locks at Coachella and called it "mermaid hair!"

This boho babe went blonde! Vanessa Hudgens is the latest Hollywood brunette to ditch her dark tresses for a lighter shade. The Spring Breakers star debuted blonde locks at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last weekend, gushing about how much she loves it.

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"Mermaid hair!!!!" Hudgens wrote on Instagram Saturday, April 12. "A big thank you to @ninezeroone and @greatlengthsusa #blondesdohavemorefun =) can't believe @riawnacapri made me this blonde!!!" The High School Musical alum, 25, expressed her appreciation for her lighter locks beside a pic of herself, clad in a bikini top and jean shorts, grinning underneath a Bob Marley-style sun design plastered against a wall.

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From photos, it appears that Hudgens' transformation was accomplished by coloring her hair in a buttery blonde shade, and adding extensions of the same color.

Hudgens, a regular at the annual Indio, Calif.-based music fest, has been rocking out to various acts with her fellow celebs. The star stopped by the McDonald's and Stingray Desert Pool Party at the Bootsy Bellows Estate on Saturday, joining fellow celebs like Kendall Jenner and even dancing machine Leonardo DiCaprio.

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An insider at the party tells Us Weekly that Hudgens was wearing a long purple tunic with a jeweled bindi dot on her forehead. "She was standing with a blonde guy," the eyewitness recalls (most likely boyfriend Austin Butler). "Hudgens was very sweet," the insider says, "and had no problem posing with guests."

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