Check out Ariana Grande’s style transformation

Transformation Tuesday: Ariana Grande

Despite being only 24 Ariane Grande has been in the public eye for nearly a decade. The former child star made her debut in Broadway before landing the role of Cat Valentine in the popular Nickelodeon series Victorius. Having grown up in front of our very eyes I’m sure there are a tonne of style choices that Ariana Grande regrets – like most of us. However, we can give her the benefit of the doubt for  a ot of them!  We’ve all had those ‘unfortunate’ periods whilst experimenting with our personal style. I know I have!

With that said, let’s have a look at how Ariana Grande went from Broadway stage to pop super stardom…



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Ariana Grande is on the promo tour for the Broadway musical that launched her career, 13. Despite being only 14 here she looks a lot more mature for her age – the trademark ponytail is a long way off – but she’s weating a full face of makeup and exuding confidence. We can see why she was picked for the spotlight…


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What a difference a year makes. Fast forward to 2009 and now Ariana is on the cusp of being one the most recognisable faces on Nickelodeon thanks to her upcoming  starring role in Victorius.  Gone are her natural dark curls. In their place? Bright red, poker straight hair.  Here she is working the red carpet at the premiere of Fantastic Mr Fox


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Here she is at Variety’s 4th Annual Power of Youth Event. Her red hair has now become her trademark and Ariana looks every inch the teen star in this lightly embellished babydoll dress and platform peeptoes…


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Nickelodeon’s golden girl chose a yellow prom dress for the channel’s Kid’s Choice Awards in 2012. The red hair is still there but we’re starting to see fuller extensions and the high ponytail more and more…


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Victorius is no more and Grande has ditched the red hair. As she prepares to release her debut album the performer is clearly keen to adopt a more mature look hence the maxi sequinned dress she wore to the American Music Awards. Personally I think she is too petite to pull this dress off but it certainly made the public release that Ariana was becoming a grown-up.


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Ariana has taken a different tack now. Last year was too mature – this time she has gone for young and trendy in this Moschino leather mini dress and coordinated long boots.  Much more age appropriate for the then 21-year-old…


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Throughout her TV career Ariana was praised for always wearing age appropriate clothing – now in her early ’20s the budding popstar ditches her ‘good girl’ image in exchange for a more raunchy stage persona. Cue crop tops, hots pants and that trademark high ponytail!


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How gorgeous is this dress?! Here she is at the Time 100 Gala in 2016.  She’s all grown up and having the best time with all the dress up she gets to do on stage.




Post Author: Ihunna

I'm a London-based fashion stylist and writer. When I'm not writing about the latest style and beauty must-haves I'm getting paid to play dress up with models and celebrities. Someone's got to do it! Three things I can't live without are avocado (it goes with everything), mascara and my bangles...

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