I’ve gathered you all here today to mourn the loss of our one, true gay icon: Ariana Grande’s ponytail. Grande’s ponytail has taken on a life of its own over the years, but yesterday she said “thank u, next” to her old look, revealing a shoulder-length haircut on Instagram. Of course, we’re all for Grande, who recently split from ex-fiance Pete Davidson, moving onto bigger and better, but as one person on Twitter eloquently put it, “brb mourning ariana grande’s ponytail”.
For reference, this is Grande before she circumcised her ponytail:
And this is her hair as of yesterday:
Her ponytail arguably has a stage presence that this new look simply cannot touch. Not to mention the swing-ability of short hair is non-existent. And, sure. The shorter, “lob” style looks good. But Grande without her ponytail is like Kim K without her famous backside. It’s jarring to imagine them without these trademark features.
But! Unbeknownst to many, myself included, Grande’s ponytail is actually a fistful of hair extensions. In fact, as The Cut reports, Grande has (literally) snatched the wig off of her head in the past.
One duped fan tweeted, “How old were you when you find out that Ariana Grande’s ponytail was just a hair extension?! I was today years old. I feel lied to.”
On that note, bye wig. ‘Til next time!