Singer Ariana Grande has made so many drastic hair changes in the last month, it's not difficult to see her in front of the mirror, singing to herself: "I'm so into you," she croons as she reaches for a bottle of Olaplex. "I can barely breathe." And when you see her latest hair transition, you also won't be able to breathe: It really is that good.
The 24-year-old pop star's hair transformations wouldn't be that big of a shocker if it wasn't for her usual commitment to a signature look. Up until October 2017, Grande remained loyal her lustrous brown hair color — and that classic high ponytail. Her look may have been controversial for fans who wanted her to change it up, but it was also reliable. When Ari posted a photo, or licked a donut, or apologized for licking a donut, or did a show, or impressed the world with her concert to benefit the bombing victims of Manchester, the brown ponytail was basically guaranteed. Sure, there may have been a few wigs here and there, but otherwise, she stayed the course.
Something changed in October 2017: It was during that month that Grande went totally grey. What's more: She got bangs. It's the kind of hair transformation that most of us would hem and haw over before ultimately backing out, but not Ariana Grande — and she didn't stop there. On Nov. 7, Grande posted a photo to her Instagram page that shows she may have taken the look from a cool grey to a totally-and-completely white AF.
Before we get to the latest installment of #GrandeHairWatch, let's observe the transition. Most of you know the singer to have a long, chestnut brown ponytail, piled high atop her head and cascading all the way down her back:
In October, Grande shocked fans by transforming the color of her hair completely, from that signature rich brown to a very trendy grey. It's difficult to imagine how long it took to lighten all of that hair, but when you're Ariana Grande making a Grande-size hair change, time is a flat circle. Here's the evidence:
Though the look has a purple cast, Grande included the following caption: "btw (it's grey). And it was grey, very grey indeed. Surprisingly, that wasn't enough for the pop star: She wanted to take it one step further, so she did what we all do when we want to push the boundaries of our own psyche: She opted for a bang:
This selfie shows that Grande has lost any concern she may have once had for consistency: An icy grey color situation, combined with a bang, totally change her look.
Perhaps the star mulled it over for a few weeks, unsure how to take it a step farther. Perhaps she had the next look in mind all along. Perhaps her icy grey simply faded to a strong white blonde. No one yet knows for sure, but what is 100 percent confirmed by all sources (humans with eyes) is that Ariana Grande looks awesome:
If you thought you were the only one waiting with baited breath for an Ari-Hair-180, think again.
"Since Grande debuted her previous hair switches on Instagram," Stylecaster writes, "We’ve been on the look-out. And yesterday was the day she took to the ‘gram to post a Snapchat photo of her and friend Alexa Luria with the caption “♡ gwagp.” While we can’t tell you what “gwagp” means, we can confirm that this might be Grande’s best look yet."
The platinum blonde is a strong, wise choice for Grande — the kind of bold hair move that makes it all the more exciting to imagine what she'll do next.