Ariana has previously revealed the very relatable reason behind her love of high ponytails and updos, telling fans her real hair is very damaged. "I wear it in a ponytail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down," Grande said back in 2018. "It's all that works for now (AND I'm comfortable for the first time in years)."
Ahead of the release of her single No Tears Left to Cry, Grande talked with Fader about her signature ponytail discussing her hair in the third person. "The pony has also gone through an evolution, and I'm proud of that. Old pony? I don't know if she's that girl. But new pony? I like her," Grande said. "I mean, it's like a Victoria Secret angel without angel wings. It's still her without them, but when she's with them it's like, 'Ohh, I get it, she's an angel.'"