Ariana Grande’s Big Hairstyles Evolution

Ariana Grande’s ponytail hairstyle is so iconic that it makes headlines when she switches its position. Grande keeps her straight, high hairstyle even and she often poses on Instagram. She reminded fans that she didn’t exit the womb with a high ponytail. In fact, her natural hair is short and curly.


Keep reading to know more about Ariana hairstyles from the past till now.


Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1993 and began performing on stage when she was a child. She involves in a Broadway play at age 15, followed by some small TV parts that helped her land the role of Cat on TV’s Victorious. She followed that with the spinoff Sam & Cat and then dove headfirst into a chart-topping musical career. A sitcom-star-turned-pop music sensation gained tremendous popularity after releasing five albums: Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014), Dangerous Woman (2016), Sweetener(2018), and Thank U, Next (2019). Her fame has been fueled by a strong social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

As one of the famous American singer, songwriter, and actress in Ariana Grande-Butera appeared in several movies and TV shows. A successful musician has also won a number of prestigious accolades like the American Music Awards, three MTV Euro Music Awards, as well as two MTV Video Music Awards. In June 2018, Grande’s music videos had been viewed a total of more than ten billion times online. In 2016, Grande is one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Grande shared a photo of herself at five years old with shoulder-length hair in ringlets and curly bangs. She said that this is still exactly what she looks like without lashes and her pony. She posted a video of herself with a textured, shoulder-length bob and curly bangs to meet her fan requires.

2008: Curly Black Locks

Thirteen-year-old Ariana Grande rocks shoulder-length dark curly locks while visiting Planet Hollywood Times Square on Oct. 30, 2008, in New York City.

2009: Red Hot

Grande switched out her curly hairstyle for a straight, bright-red style as she arrives in the 2009 AFI Festival opening night featuring “Fantastic Mr. Fox” held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Oct. 30, 2009, in Hollywood.

2012: Low Ponytail

The singer’s ponytail era began as she was seen sporting a dark auburn low pony at Variety’s Power of Youth event at Paramount Studios on September 15, 2012, in Hollywood.

2012: Chocolate Brown Waves

Grande skips the vibrant colors and opts for a more natural look as she wears her long brown locks to the side at KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2012 at Nokia Theatre LA Live on Dec. 3, 2012, in Los Angeles.

2013: Ombré Ponytail

At 20 years old, the pop star attends the 2013 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles rocking an ombré hairstyle with honey-blonde locks at the bottom.

2014: High Ponytail & Cat Ears

Grande’s ponytail reaches new lengths as she performs onstage during the 2014 I Heart Radio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 19, 2014, in Las Vegas. The singer returns to her darker, natural color while leaving highlighted streaks toward the bottom of her hair, completing the look with fuzzy cat ears.

2015: The Double Bun

The 21-year-old’s fun and flirty side are seen through two matching buns on the top of her head, leaving some blond locks down for extra length at KISS FM on Nov. 4, 2015, in London.

2015: Effortlessly Messy Bun

Grande wins the award for favorite pop/rock female artist at the 2015 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. The rising star goes for a more casual, messy bun look which proves to be the right balance of chic and fun.

2016: Braided Ponytail

The pop singer’s high-ponytail phase reaches its peak while she attends the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. She gives some edge to her signature style by adding delicate braids on the sides and front of her hair.

2016: Double Half-Braids

Grande wears an intricate double-braided hairstyle, with the braids only lining the sides of her head, leaving the rest of her hair out and down as she visits the Sirius XM Studios on March 2016, in New York City.

2016: Blond Bangs

The pop star shines with blond bangs and a high ponytail during her performance with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sept. 8, 2016.

2018: Ashy Locks

Ariana Grande appeared with a low, side-ponytail in a cool, ash-blond tone that almost looks like a shade of gray on March 10, 2018, in Los Angeles.

2018: Grande Goes Gray

The “No Tears Left to Cry” singer performs the track on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 1, 2018, with a long, futuristic silver-colored ponytail trailing down her back.

2018: Back to Brown

Grande strips the gray and goes back to her roots with her long chestnut-brown hair seen on the streets of Manhattan on Aug. 17, 2018.

2018: Long Bob Hairdo

Grande surprised fans after debuting her new long bob that is a departure from a decade of waist-grazing hair.

Ariana Grande’s long, high ponytail has become such a signature look for her that it can practically be considered a fifth limb. She’s rarely seen not wearing one and if she does have her hair down, it’s always straight and butt-length.

2019: “Hair-down” Style

The “Thank U, Next” singer let her hair down for the Chicago stop on her 2019 Sweetener world tour. Fans online freaked out, calling for Grande to wear her hair down for the rest of her tour. After all, it was the first time she’d worn her hair down for her performance in almost a year.

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