Ariana Grande's Hair Eras: Our Favourite Looks

Live, laugh, Ariana Grande x

By Alice Dawkins Published: Aug 23, 2023

Singer, actress, fashion icon, business woman and owner of possibly the most famous ponytail on the planet, Ariana Grande really is THAT girl. Her iconic look has become so symbolic of the pop culture landscape of the 2010s that she even dedicated an entire song to her luxe lengths (IYKYK).

But, before becoming a regular to the top of the charts, Ari has come a long way since the beginning of her career. Starring in 13 The Musical in 2008, the pint-sized superstar was just 14 years old when she began showcasing her talents to the masses. From there, her fame grew just as fast as her ponytail.

Six albums, ten perfumes, three world tours and a makeup brand later, the singer has truly cemented herself as one of the biggest popstars of this generation.

From 2010 to 2023, take a trip down Honeymoon Avenue to see our favourite looks from the Dangerous Woman herself.


Remember the days of Victorious? Starring as the giddy red-head, Cat Valentine, Ariana Grande had her first big break after performing on Broadway in her younger years.

Channel your inner Miss Valentine and clip in our 20 inch Cherry Red, Seamless extensions to get her look. Finish by pinning your two front sections of hair from the front of your face to the back of your crown.


Ari attends the Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Annual Halloween Carnival in this super retro cupcake apron. It's giving 1950's and we're here for it.

Matching the old-school theme, her pin curled hair is ultra-glam and easy to replicate at home. Just curl your tresses away from your face and pin the twirled sections up to cool and set. Clip in our 20" Seamless extensions in Cherry Red to amp up your look before styling into a half-up do'.


Continuing with her vintage aesthetic, Ariana wears a low pony for the Variety Power of Youth event. Adding some flair, the Nickelodeon star pairs her look with this gorge floral A-line skirt and top set. Oh the nostalgia!

Time travel back to 2012 and clip in our 16 inch Bounce Ponytail in the shade Plum for the ultimate pin-up girl vibe. Perfect the look by twisting and clipping your front section to the side.


In her Yours Truly album era, Ariana rocks her a half-up half-down look, trademarking it as her signature style for the next few years. So cute!

Want it? You got it. Get the look with our 24 inch Seamless clip-ins in the shade Chocolate Brown. Toss your hair into a half-up do' before pinning your front pieces to the side to perfect your mane.


I saw Ariana Grande wearing cat ears in 2014, so I bought cat ears in 2014. Worn with a sleek pony styled by Dalina Rebollo, this look paired with the soft lavender aesthetic is SO My Everything era. Alexa, play One Last Time.

Get this super purrrty look by clipping in our 16 inch Bounce Pony and finishing by adding your favourite pair of cat ears on top. If you want to be extra authentic, pop on some black lace ears for the full effect.


This look is so Hotline Bling, Kylie lip kit, Coachella and we still love it almost 10 years on. Styled by expert of all things hair, Dalina Rebollo Ari wears these super cute space buns perfectly paired with some futuristic eyeliner.

Match with Ari and clip in our Seamless 24 inch extensions in the shade Dark Brown to level up your look. Twist your tresses into tiny half-up buns and secure with bobby pins to make sure your do' lasts all day.


Ariana's signature silhouette takes form in 2016 with the appearance of her famous XXL ponytail. Styled by the iconic, Chris Appleton, the braided details bring this Dangerous Woman tour look to the next level. A major serve.

Ready to take centre stage? Tightly french braid three sections around the head before securing into a ponytail. Clip in one of our 32" extensions in the shade Subtle Brunette Highlighted ontop and you're done!


Ariana sound checks for her China leg of her world tour with this dreamy, super sleek look. Created by Alyx Liu, Ari is stage-ready flaunting some serious inches.

Perform your own bedroom concert and clip in our 24 inch Seamless clip-ins in Chocolate Brown. Tie back the two front sections of your hair to complete the look.


Thank u, next to Ari's brown hair, because in 2018 she went platinum. Transformed for the God is a Woman music video, here we see our first glimpse of the Sweetener era.

To replicate Chris Appleton's magic, straighten our 24 inch Seamless set in the shade Platinum Blonde for a sleek and polished finish. Complete the look by taking two sections and securing them at the back of the head for a relaxed half-up vibe.


Posing for Givenchy, Ari reignites her love affair with her signature ponytail and we are absolutely OBSESSED. I mean, have you ever seen a pony so glossy?

Manifest and finesse Miss Grande's length and volume with our 32 inch human hair ponytail in the shade Dark Brown.


In her Positions album era, Ariana shows off her unwavering love for retro hair and fashion. Alyx Liu is the mastermind behind Ari's looks for this project, creating a super voluminous, vintage look for her title track music video.

To get the look, check out our video from Milena Pui using our 16" Bounce Ponytail below:


After her release of her sixth studio album, Ariana performed a few of her songs for Vevo. We're daydreamin' about this look created by the singer's favourite stylist, Alyx Liu. Nodding to her early 2010's half-up half-down, the hairstyle is given a refresh by adding some face-framing braids.

Feeling inspired? Get the look with our 16" Seamless clip-ins in the shade Dark Brown. Sleek the top half of your mane into a ponytail before braiding the front two sections of your hair to finish.


Ariana poses for her beauty brand R.E.M with this futuristic 'clean girl' look. Created by hair stylist Alyx Liu, the pop icon looks expensive with her perfectly slicked back ponytail.

Become Ari's twinny twin twin by clipping in our 16" Bounce Ponytail in the shade Dark Brown.


Taking us into the present, Carl Bembridge and Francesco De Chiara give Ariana an ethereal makeover for the filming of the Wicked. Showing off her Champagne Blonde mane, Grande wears her hair in a dreamy low ponytail to promote her new fragrance, Cloud Pink.

Get this side parted look with our 16" Bounce Ponytail in the shade Champagne Highlights.