Ariana Grande's ponytail is iconic, inspiring an increase in extension sales and serving as her signature look. However, there's one giant clue about the infamous updo that we might have been missing.
In an interview with PopSugar, the Sweetener singer's hairstylist shared how Ari essentially uses her pony as a mood ring. According to stylist Chris Appleton, the height of the singer's ponytail is often an indicator of her overall approach to the day's style. "It's all about the placement," he said. "The higher you go, the fiercer it looks. The lower you go, the more professional or serious it looks. It can change the whole shape of your face. It can snatch your face upward and lift your eyes, or it can pull your eyes down."
He continued, touching on how the addition of other hair elements to the look can totally change Ariana's approach to style. "If you're adding hair extensions or details like braids, it gives off a different impression. That's where she gets to show her personality." As we saw back in April, Ariana did add some braids to her bun, posing for a selfie that gave us all sorts of beauty inspo.
During her last few appearances, including a red carpet debut with Pete Davidson at the 2018 VMAs, Ariana has ditched the ponytail. Chris also pointed to those moments in the interview, saying it was a "fun" change.
In addition to providing deets on Ari's pony, Chris shared how the pop star manages to get her long locks to shine. He uses ColorWow's Dream Coat ($28) as his "secret weapon", saying, "It gives you that glassy finish, but more than that, it's waterproof. So even if it rains, the water just propels off it."
Chris didn't offer any clue as to what the singer might do next with her hair, but he did share that she's "always changing it up."
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