Ariana Grande Looks So Different With Short Hair

by Ruby Buddemeyer
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If you’ve been considering a hair transformation, Ariana Grande’s new short haircut may just seal the deal. The singer took to Instagram on Thurs. to reveal a brand-new look — and it's one of her shortest styles yet. Yep, Grande traded out her signature, waist-length ponytail for a blunt lob, and it looks so good.

In typical Grande fashion, the singer debuted her fresh cut in the most nonchalant way. "This filter took my eyebrows away but I promise they’re there," she captioned the photo, disregarding the fact that she was sporting a fairly dramatic haircut. Unsurprisingly, the photo is already loaded with comments from adoring fans complimenting Grande's new look.

Grande's haircut is arguably the length of the moment. Featuring blunt ends that skim the tips of her shoulders, her lob is the ultimate inspiration for anyone looking to dip their toes in short-hair arena. Although it's not a choppy pixie or chin-grazing bob, the cut is particularly bold for Grande, who is rarely seen without her iconic long ponytail. It's unclear whether the singer removed her hair extensions or actually went for a chop, but one thing's for sure: the shorter length more than suits her.

The haircut follows two significant moments for the singer. Not only did she and fiancé Pete Davidson of Saturday Night Live call off their engagement in mid Oct., but she released her latest single on Nov. 3. "Thank U, Next" is an ode to Grande's exes, including Davidson and Mac Miller (the singer's ex-boyfriend, who died on Sept. 7). Considering you, too, have likely switched up your hair following a major life event, the timing of Grande's new look makes sense.

The singer follows an impressive crop of celebrities who have altered their hair in recent weeks. Sienna Miller showed up to the Visa x IMG Fashion Holiday Dinner in New York on Tues. with a new honey-blonde hair color (a bold contrast to the iconic, icy-blonde hue she's known for). Both Elizabeth Olsen and Julia Roberts have switched up their looks, too. While Olsen went for a fresh set of golden highlights in early Nov., Roberts has sported a soft, rose-gold hue since Halloween.

It's unclear whether Grande will keep her new look or not — considering she never performs without her ponytail, it's likely the singer hasn't hung up her extensions for good.

If you, too, have been considering a new look this season, there's no better time than the present. Although it's easy to feel constricted when it comes to wintertime fashion and beauty, a fresh new haircut is the easiest way to liven up your aesthetic. Take notes from Sienna Miller or Elizabeth Olsen and pair your haircut with a brand-new color for the ultimate cold-weather pick-me-up.

When you do finally make the chop, you'll need a fresh lineup of styling products to keep your new look at its best. Ahead, The Zoe Report's all-time favorite styling products, for a soft, shiny lob à la Grande.

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