Vanessa Hudgens says it's "fun" looking out cute guys.

The 22-year-old actress - who separated from Zac Efron after five years in December 2010 - is enjoying being single and isn't worrying about finding a new boyfriend as she is enjoying concentrating on her career.

She told E! News: "I think it's really important to love yourself and truly just be happy with yourself and just kind of let the rest of it fall into place.

"It is fun to go look at cute boys. But at the same time, I like being single. I feel like I have all this time for myself to be able to do these roles."

When she is not checking out hunky guys, Vanessa can next be seen in gritty movie 'Gimme Shelter', in which she plays a homeless pregnant teenager.

The actress is virtually unrecognisable as she sports a new short cropped hair cut, which the brunette beauty styled herself.

She said: "It's really intense. I'm still getting used to it. I play this girl who is homeless and she doesn't really care about her look. I kind of look like a boy throughout the whole movie.

"In the beginning, my character cuts her hair and we were cutting it and it didn't look like I was cutting it myself, so I grabbed the scissors and started cutting my actual hair."

While she was happy to transform herself for the role, Vanessa admits she misses her long tresses.

She said: "I miss it. My sister is, like, my best friend and she naturally has, like, the longest hair, so whenever I'm around her I'm giving her the evil eye."