Is Ariana Grande Wearing a Half-Up Ponytail or Not? Test Your Knowledge of the Grande Coif

How closely to you follow Ariana Grande's hair? Are you working on your PhD. in the history of the Grande coif, or do you have a basic working knowledge? You don't need to be an expert to know that Ariana Grande seldom wears her hair down in public. By now, you're so used to the sight of Ariana Grande in a half-up, that in the event of a big pink circle inexplicably obscuring her face, you'd definitely be able to discern whether she was wearing her hair up or down, right?

With the help of "Apple Image Preview," that's what I did. So, let's put your knowledge to the test. Can you predict if Ariana Grande is wearing a half-up ponytail or not, just from viewing her shoulders? This is the kind of trivial pursuit that you can bust out at Christmas, and slay all your older-generation relatives with.

Half-up or down?

Let’s start out simple…

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Half-up

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Pfft, you totally knew that one!

Half-up or down?

This one is back from her Nickelodeon days.

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Down-town in an earlier round

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A simpler time, free of hair-ties and bobby pins.

Half-up or down?

Judging from the way her hair is falling here, it could go either way.

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Half-up or down?

What do you wager?

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It's going down

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Seeing her with her hair down is like seeing a friend who has worn glasses their entire lives in contacts for the first time. It almost doesn’t look natural at first. Then you’re like “Oh yeah. This individual was born without glasses/ hair implements.”

Half-up or down?

Hmmmm….

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Half-up

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This time, the assymetrical bangs have made a rare cameo.

Half-up or down?

Whatcha think?

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Down like a clown

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This seems to be mostly a red carpet thing…

Half-up or down?

How about this one?

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She's 100 percent down

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Down! The side-part suits her…

Half-up or down?

Your guess is as good as mine, here.

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Half-up

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Oh, the cat ear headband. Yet another indispensable air in keeping Ariana Grande’s bangs out of her face.

Half-up or down?

Place your bets…

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Unexpectedly down

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Aha! She fooled us on this one!

Half-up or down?

Is it getting any easier?

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Half-up

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Welp, yeah. It’s pretty intuitive at this point.

Half-up or down?

You may know this one…

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Half-up

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This is at the AMA’s, after all. The fringe came out to play, yet again.

Half-up or down?

Take a stab at it…

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Half-up

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Just gonna level with you. Eighty percent of the time the answer is “hair-up” on this quiz, just like seventy percent of the time the answer is C on every Scantron test.

Half-up or down?

You think you know, but you have no idea….

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Bangs back, hair down

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Oh hay! She fooled us again! Sneaky little Ari Grande… You and your beauty habits.