The day has finally come Arianators: Ariana Grande has bid farewell to her long, brunette hair. Perhaps taking her own song, "Thank U, Next" to heart, the pop star has seemingly moved onto the next phase of her life — and did so by sharing a selfie that showed her with shorter hair.
Ariana revealed the new shoulder-length haircut (and a bunny-face Instagram filter) to fans on social media. She captioned the image with no acknowledgment of the unexpected cut, only writing, "this filter took my eyebrows away but I promise they’re there." For the photograph, Ariana tucked one section of her freshly-cut hair behind her ear. It's hard to tell based on the filter, but it appears that the style features a side part.
Fans are naturally shocked by the major change, writing, "the ponytail. she’s crying. she’s hurting. BUT UR OUT HERE GLOWING" and "SHE SAID THANK U NEXT TO THE PONYTAIL YASSS GURLLL." One follower appropriately turned to Spongebob Squarepants to fully express their emotions, using an image of the cartoon character in shock because words just wouldn't do.
While the cut might come as a surprise to fans (and everyone else, TBH), Ariana hasn't been shy about changing up her hair in the post-Sweetener era. She was previously spotted with her hair down and she later tried out space buns with scrunchies. Just last week, she was on Instagram wearing a platinum blonde wig.
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The pop star hasn't divulged what inspired the change, but she did say that the ponytail can be a headache. Her once-signature style may have boosted extension sales in Australia and saved the day in a Jimmy Fallon sketch, but Ariana admitted to Camila Cabello that the updo caused her "constant pain."
Ari's iconic style can always return with the help of extensions, but for now, we're happy to celebrate with her as she says "thank u, next," to her beauty routine.
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