Imagine Ariana Grande and you immediately think of that iconic high ponytail, right?
But before she got famous and adopted her signature style, she looked completely different.
A long time ago, Ariana looked unrecognizable as the pop star we know and love with dark, bouncy curls.
Old snaps show the 27-year-old with stunning curly braids hanging around her shoulders, in a time before we knew her.
One thing that is perfectly clear is that Ariana has always been a stunning natural beauty with star quality.
Before she was even catapulted to stardom and had a makeover, the “Girl Next Door” looked like a pop princess.
In 2008, Ariana began her show business career in the Broadway cast of the musical 13, and was pictured sporting her natural look alongside her cast mates.
It was in 2010 that we really got to know Ariana.
She was cast for the role of silly but adorable Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon Victorious show, which followed a group of friends from the Hollywood Arts School.
But then she had a very different look that was just as iconic as her tall pony – bright red braids and sleek.
Cat wore her hair in a variety of styles, but it was generally straight and hung above her shoulders and was always bright red.
Her character was so successful that when the show ended in 2013, she teamed up with iCarly star Jennette McCurdy for the Sam & Cat show.
Since then, she’s done a bit of acting, appearing in roles like Scream Queens and Family Guy, but it was as a popstar that she found her true passion in life … and her iconic hairstyle.
Ariana’s pop career began around the time Victorious came to an end, and that’s when this big pony took on a life of its own.
The singer, who will soon release her new album Positions, was regularly pictured sporting an impossibly perfect ponytail that her fans were desperate to emulate.
Over the years, whether blonde or brunette, with no accessories or paired with little cat ears, this was the hottest look there was.
It became such a signature for Ariana, that when she suddenly gave up the look in her 2018 music video for the song No Tears Left To Cry, her fans practically broke the internet talking about it.
She had said before that she only wore her hair one way, so when she suddenly changed her style, everyone lost her.
In her music video, Ariana was seen with a low platinum blonde ponytail and her fans were in disbelief.
One posted on Twitter at the time: “Ariana Grande’s low ponytail makes me anxious that someone will stop this”
“Ariana Grande’s hair was in a high slicked back ponytail when she came out of the womb,” another joked.
One fan wrote: “If Ariana Grande has a low ponytail but is upside down all the time, isn’t technically always a high ponytail”
Another posted: “You all know it’s a different Ariana Grande when she first has a low ponytail”
“I’m worried about her ponytail,” one commented.
While one of them tweeted: “Ariana Grande’s new song made my hair spontaneously turn into a low platinum ponytail”
What iconic look will Ariana create next?