It’s pretty rare that we see Ariana Grande without her infamous high ponytail. We mean, the singer is pretty much always rocking the look — and we love it! But it turns out, that’s not what the “God Is A Woman” songstress’ real hair looks like at all. Ariana has admitted numerous times over the years that most of her long, straight hair is actually extensions! So what does her actual hair look like, you ask? Well, the former Victorious actress revealed that she actually has short curly tresses!
When talking about her iconic locks with The Zach Sang Show in October 2020, Ariana revealed that she as “somewhat publicly been defined” by her hair over the years.
“[Hair] definitely is [personal], especially when your hair kind of is something that you use to differentiate, you know what I mean?” she explained. “It’s kind of like the red was Cat, and that was very much a character, and it was very much a portion of my life that I love and I am so grateful for. And I look at it and I love it and I see red hair … and I think fondly of that, but again, it’s not me.”
She continued, “My real hair, which is the humungous, curly, curly poof, is kind of, I don’t know … So few people get to see it and it’s cute, and it reminds me of me as a kid … it’s who I am privately. But so is this. I wear my ponytail all the time too, but the curls are definitely something that I don’t bring around much.”
So, what did she do? She wrote a song called “My Hair” and released it on her sixth studio album, Positions.
“I think that’s kind of what I envisioned that song being about, is because it’s like such an intimate thing to be just like curly shower head,” she continued. “The hair for me is such a guard, character facade type thing, and it’s had its own evolution, but it has always been this kind of costume piece.”
OMG. Who knew? We went ahead and did some investigating, and it turns out, the 26-year-old has actually showed off her natural locks a bunch of times over the years! We rounded up all the photos, and you’re seriously not going to believe how different her real hair looks. Scroll through our gallery to uncover what Ariana’s natural hair looks like and prepare to be shook.
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