If you thought Ariana Grande had a busy year in 2018, then you have no idea what you’re in for in 2019. After the release of her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next , which she dropped just five months after her album Sweetener , Grande is preparing to go on a global tour that will span eight months, 76 shows, and 61 cities. But even with the singer caught in back-to-back rehearsals — the first tour date is only one week away — Grande still had time to squeeze in a haircut and color appointment.
Our proof: Grande’s Sunday night Instagram Stories. In a now-deleted video, Grande sings the controversial line from her song "7 rings" — "You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it" — rocking her natural curls with visibly lighter ends and holding up a bundle of extensions.
Catching Grande without her famous ponytail is rare, so fans are always delighted to get a glimpse of her natural curls — which graze her shoulders. But no one expected the singer to debut new, pre-tour highlights, too.
Grande has played with a spectrum of hair colors thanks to her signature extensions (we’ve seen her wear everything from icy-white to chocolate brown), but this look is certainly new for the singer. The last time anyone saw Grande’s natural hair tinged a lighter brunette, it was in 2015. That was also the last time we saw Grande’s curls cascading far past her shoulders.
This hair-color change comes only a month after Grande wrote on Twitter that the very-real platinum transformation she endured last year "tarnished" her curls. And with her fans being so vocal — they came for her after she revealed that she sometimes sleeps in her makeup (sheesh, who doesn’t?) — it’s only a matter of time before they tell her to buy some Olapex and chill.
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Source: Refinery29 – Samantha Sasso