Ariana Grande's Insane Beauty Evolution

From teen star to a chart-topping diva.

From a fresh-faced, red-haired Nickelodeon star to an ombre-loving, chart-topping diva, Ariana Grande has probably had one of the most dramatic (and weirdly, underrated) beauty evolutions yet. In the past seven years, we’ve watched her go from the bubbly, innocent underdog to a Hollywood, show-stopping star. Scroll down as we review her beauty transformation.


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Yes, Ariana is actually a brunette. This photo was taken during her stint on Broadway, where she played a cheerleader in a musical titled 13. Her curly, care-free locks and makeup made her well-suited for the role.


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This is the year she became the character Sam in Victorious, a role which helped kick-start her now-epic singing career. Ariana took Sam’s fiery-red hair and made it her own trademark. Six years ago, many knew Ariana Grande because of her hair and rarely because of her vocal skills.


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Ariana toned down the fiery-red hair dye and opted for a warmer shade. She also ditched the black eyeliner and embraced a more natural-makeup look – neutral lids, bold lashes and pink-tinted lips, a beauty style that’s become her signature.

Related: Get Ariana Grande’s Signature Hairstyle


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The cancellation of Victorious meant Ariana could now mould her own beauty and fashion look as an upcoming artist, starting off by switching her red hair for a more natural and beautiful brunette style.


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The introduction of her trademark beauty combo: a loosely curled high pony with matte, nude lips.


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The year Ariana walked the red carpet without her high ponytail, choosing to wear her hair down and consequently causing an uproar on social media.

Related: Why We’re Freaking Out About Ariana Grande’s Hair

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