Whenever Ariana Grande eschews her trademark high, super straight ponytail, the internet has a meltdown. Just like Kim Kardashian West's contouring and Kate Middleton's voluminous blowouts, Ari's ponytail isn't just a look — it's an expectation. You can imagine just how much her fans freaked out when Grande debuted her naturally curly bob on Twitter.
It started when Grande posted an old newspaper clipping, featuring her five-year-old self with a curly shoulder-length haircut. "If I’m honest...this is still exactly what I look like without lashes and my pony...anyone who knows me knows me knows...like...I’m twenty-five. I was five here. The only difference now is that hand now says bbq grill finger," she wrote alongside the pic.
Immediately, her fans started asking if she still wears her hair in its natural texture. She let them know that after she went blonde last year, the dying process really "tarnished" her hair, but the curls are "halfway back." Then, she dropped a current video of the curly bob, which featured her hair in a half-up, half down hairstyle with a set of curly bangs.
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This article originally appeared on InStyle US.