At this point, we’re pretty used to Ariana Grande making dramatic hair color changes. But whether she’s sporting platinum blonde locks or shimmery silver grey, one thing always stays firmly intact: her famous ponytail. Grande without her signature sky-high pony is a truly rare sight, so when she ditched her famous updo for the cover of British Vogue in a gorgeous new makeunder, it stopped us dead in our tracks.

Ahead of the release of her new album, the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer appeared on the British fashion glossy’s July 2018 cover, and instead of her ever-present sky-high style, she’s rocking long, layered, sunny blonde strands… and we love it.

Showing off a more natural beauty look, Grande let her freckles show through, adding a rosy pink lip and minimal eye makeup that was positively flawless. But if you thought the Sweetener album era means that the 24-year-old is saying farewell to her signature look, fear not — just last month, she told The Fader that her pony is here to stay.

The “Into You” crooner spilled, “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. 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.”

In fact, Grande’s hair guru Patrick Ta shared photos of his uber-famous client’s latest hair switch-up over the weekend. She went from silver back to her natural brunette shade… but the go-to ‘do is still there in all its glory.

Long live the iconic ponytail!

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