Disney made many young stars out of the their High School Musical franchise. One of them is Vanessa Ann Hudgens who plays the female lead role Gabriella. She has since then become a household name and a young style star.
Here’s how to get her look.
Do some research
There are a number of sites the feature her and her style. Browse through sites that provide details about her clothes, makeup and hair, and of course, where to buy them.
She has also been on the cover of or feature in several magazines. Pick up a few to get a range of ‘Vanessa’ looks. The thing about magazines is they usually provide details regarding clothes and make-up, where to buy them and even how much they cost.
Have realistic expectations
Remember that stars have professional stylists and photos are usually edited. Don’t worry if you can’t replicate the look exactly. What you can do is to incorporate some of her other style techniques and/or add something Vanessa -like to the look you’re going for.
Vanessa has commercial-worthy brunette hair. If you are not naturally dark, you can have them professionally dyed. Only try dyeing your hair at home if you’ve had experience. Vanessa’s hair usually sweeps to the side of her face. If you hair naturally parts in the middle, just comb one side of your hair to the opposite.
Vanessa has dark brown eyes. If yours aren’t the same color, you can wear contacts if you’re comfortable wearing them. Or you can work your own eye color and just wear clothes that compliment them.
Good skin routine
Stars have access to the best skin care procedures and routines. Clear blackheads, whiteheads, acne and excessive oil. Cleanse and moisturize your skin daily, especially your face. Do them in the morning and at night before you go to sleep. Products such as Proactive can help you get clear skin. Choose a formula for your skin type.
Work on your tan
To get Vanessa’s lovely tan use a high quality tanner or visit a tanning salon. Or you can hit the beach to get a healthy looking tan. Before applying tanner exfoliate first so you’ll get an even tan. Never apply on a tanner just before an even, not unless you want to look like you’ve been living on carrots.
Get sparkling white teeth
Vanessa is always seen smiling, especially when working the red carpet. To get her pearly whites, use whitening toothpaste. Or get them professionally done by your dentist. Some celebs even get their teeth veneered for the whitest, most even, real-looking teeth ever. Don’t forget to floss and gargle with mouthwash.
Look at Vanessa’s pictures to get ideas on how she dresses. You can have your photos printed and filed. That way, it’s easier for you to go over them. Copy her looks. Go to bargain stores and flea markets. If you see a piece that looks like something she had worn or something she would wear, add it to your wardrobe. Look for candid pictures to get a feel of her everyday style as well.
If all else fails, be your naturally beautiful self. For instance, instead of putting heavy makeup on, go for a more natural look. Brush on a light bronzer on your nose, forehead and cheekbones. Hide the few annoying pimples that you have with concealer.
Use that also for covering dark circles under your eyes. Apply a coat of mascara on your lashes. Line your lips with clear lip gloss. Finish the look with care-free tousled locks and a great smile, and you’re all set!