shot of ariana grande with brown hair at concert sitting on steps with long brown hair

Has Ariana Grande really gone *this* hair colour or is it just a filter?

Goodbye brown, hello grey!  

Over the weekend, American singer Ariana Grande (AKA the ponytail queen) threw a spanner in the mane works when she shared a picture of herself with a completely different hair colour.

That’s right: the star has ditched her signature brunette locks for a dreamy pastel grey – and like many of you, we’re wondering if it’s real…

Makeover alert: Ariana Grande has a new hair colour


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btw i (it's grey)

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The 24-year-old singer has just wrapped up her overseas Dangerous Woman tour and took to social media to celebrate the end of it with this daring silver hair colour. After all, what better way to kick off a new chapter than with a new look, eh?

The singer captioned the jaw-dropping picture above with “btw i (it’s grey)”, in reference to her gorgeous hair colour. And as you can see, her brown locks + ponytail combo are nowhere to be seen (honestly, it’s shocking!). But what’s in place is even more dramatic: a dusty, silvery mauve that’s all kinds of magical.

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Now, while Ariana has sported other hair colours in the past (remember that grape soda-inspired look?), they have just turned out to be the use of a clever wig. This time, however, we have reason to believe this latest dye job could be the real deal…

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doug thinks he's judy garland

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The evidence: exhibit 1

Before Ariana shared her hair selfie, she also shared a telling pic of her with friends and her grey hair colour, sans a Snapchat filter. Could it really be? Here’s hoping!

The evidence: exhibit 2

Though we strongly believe she’s taken the plunge, there’s also evidence it could be a wig (a la the picture above). Back in 2016 , she wore a greyish silver wig for her Focus music video. So, maybe she’s just dug out of the hair closet?

Well, whether it’s temporary or not, we’re loving this new colourful side to Ariana and we can’t wait to see what she does next.


What do you think of Ariana’s pastel hair colour? Is it real or faux? Tell us your thoughts here @AllThingsHairUK!

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