Ariana Grande Debuts New Hairdo: So Long, Blond Ponytail
The "Dangerous Woman" singer, who's sported a lengthy, blond ponytail with bangs in recent months, has dipped into her darker side as part of a new makeover. Once a sprightly nymph, Ari has flipped the script, and is now officially a brunette, feat. braids!
Stylist Chris Appleton shared an image of Ari's updated hairdo via Instagram yesterday (October 23) that found her new set of very long extensions unfurling toward the floor. And fans were eager to point out how happy they were to see Ari ditch her look for a new one. "YESS DO THAT MORE OFTEN PLEASE," one wrote, with another noting "you're such an amazing hairstylist I AM SHOOK."
Grande's never been shy about switching up her hairstyles when things begin to feel stale — even her signature ponytail has, itself, gone through a number of transformations. She's sported a full, red side-part with curls, experimented with big-bodied black hues and even tried out an old-school glam bob in June 2015.
Still, amid experiments here and there, Grande seems to always revert back to a ponytail, something she explained in a 2014 Facebook post. She noted that after years of bleaching and coloring her hair for her Sam & Cat role, her follicles became fried, and wigs and natural styles both looked strange. She had no choice but to defer to extensions, she said.
"So as annoying as it is for y’all to have to look at the same hair style all the time, it’s all that works for now (AND I’m comfortable for the first time in years)," she pointed out.
What do you think of Ari's latest look — are you a fan, or should she have left well enough alone? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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