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Josephine Cusumano
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:30 am

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson is one pretty birthday lady! The actress is celebrating her 26th time around the sun today and we're honoring the star by looking back at her best Instagram moments, where she taught us a thing or two about 'gramming—because we can always use a lesson in bettering our selfie game.

Benson might be well known for her role as Hanna on the hit ABC Family (now known as Freeform) series, Pretty Little Lairs—which is gearing up for its Season 6 winter premiere on Jan. 12, 2016—but she's also made a name for her herself outside the show.

Her acting credits include Spring Breakers—where she starred alongside James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Rachel Korine—Pixels as Lady Lisa and she's slated to star in the upcoming HBO adaptation of Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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It sure looks like 2016 promises to be a busy one for the PLL star, but first, let's celebrate Benson's 26th year by taking in a few of her Instagram tips:

1. How to Pose for a Full #OOTD Pose


#look hair @kyleeheathhair make up @lauren_andersen styling by @sweetbabyjamie

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

2. How to "Get into Character"


A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

3. How to Start a New Beauty Trend


It's the new trend.

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

4. How to Snap a Photo with Sean Diddy Combs


My twin for the night #green #amas

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

5. How to Gram While Noshing


Back with my girl @estherhouston

A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

6. How to Dress Up in Costume the Right Way

7. How to 'gram on Vacation



A photo posted by Ashley Benson (@itsashbenzo) on

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