Ariana Grande's Glow Up From Before Fame To Her New 'Positions' Era
22 October 2020, 17:32 | Updated: 23 October 2020, 11:51
Ariana Grande has had one of the biggest glow-ups of the decade, let’s take a closer look at her transformation in pictures...
Ariana Grande, 27, has become one of the biggest pop stars of this generation ever since launching into the limelight through her role on Nickelodeon's Victorious, and since then she's had quite the transformation.
The global superstar was just 16 years old when she appeared on TV screens with bright red hair and a squeaky voice fans thought was her actual voice, but now Ari has become a style icon – a recent selfie of her in a bikini led to it selling out instantly online.
From her change in makeup looks to all the colours of her hair, let's take a look at Ariana through the years...
Before finding fame, Ari spent a lot of time recording videos for her YouTube channel where she uploaded clips of herself singing and larking about with her brother Frankie.
In the vintage clips Ariana can be seen with long brown hair as she messes about with her pals.
‘Stuck With U’ singer Ariana started out in 2010 as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, about a teenage girl (Victoria Justice) who wants to become a pop star, which later had its own spin-off featuring Ariana as the star in Sam & Cat.
She then turned her passion to singing after spending years songwriting in her spare time, dropping her debut album ‘Yours Truly’ in 2013.
During the days of Victorious and Sam & Cat Ariana had bright red hair, dying it every two weeks which she has admitted in the past left her hair “absolutely ratchet and so broken.”
Ari finally dyed her hair back to brown when she dropped her debut album 'Yours Truly', introducing what became her trademark high ponytail in the video for ‘The Way’ with Mac Miller where she rocked her locks in a half up ‘do and curled into ringlets.
The pop sensation was 19 at the time!
In the video she had a sweet pink bow in her hair and her favourite pearl earrings.
Ari’s style grew a bit more edgy when she released ‘Problem’ with Iggy Azalea, wearing a lot more bronzer but keeping her super high ponytail firmly in place.
This also seems to be where she made winged eyeliner another of her style trademarks – a flick which has grown even more defined over the years.
Thigh high boots have long been Ari’s go-to choice of footwear and in 2016 her style transitioned into baggy hoodies, crop tops, and sky high boots – that's right, they got even higher.
In 2018 she briefly had platinum blonde hair for her ‘Sweetener’ era but reverted to her natural brunette colour after a short while.
Meanwhile, her winged liner grew more dramatic and her iconic ponytail only seemed to get longer.
Ari often shows off her natural hair, revealing to fans her locks are incredibly curly when they’re not scraped back into a ponytail.
While in quarantine the songstress shared selfies wearing lacy crop tops, high-waisted jeans, and of course her winged liner.
She's also seemingly ditched her long extensions to experiment with shorter hair at the moment.
Ari's got over 50 tattoos throughout the course of her career, her latest addition being a butterfly on her arm.