Here's the Main Reason We're Loving Vanessa Hudgens' Ombre'd Crown Braid

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Rewind! Remember when we announced last week that Vanessa Hudgens had just dip-dyed her hair? Well, this is how awesome it looks like when it's all braided up and pinned around her head.

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And here's why it works: I'm a firm believer that simple hairstyles become infinitely more interesting when styled with a great hair color, much like Vanessa's chocolate-auburn + honey blonde ombre. See how her lighter tips are loosely plaited and piled right on top of her head? Her flaxen tips instantly become a fashion accessory that accentuates her gilded gown.

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The takeaway here? Start having a little more fun styling your strands, especially if you're currently sporting dip-dyed tips. As proven here, a colorful crown braid looks ultra-cool, as would an ombre'd top knot or disheveled side braid...