Celebrity Transformations See More Than 30 Times Ariana Grande Changed Up Her Beauty Look By Marianne Mychaskiw Marianne Mychaskiw Instagram Marianne Mychaskiw is a New York-based freelance writer and editor who covers everything from beauty and style, to wellness and entertainment. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on June 26, 2020 @ 10:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Neil P. Mockford/GC Images It's hard to imagine a time before Ariana Grande wore her ponytail positioned high — and there's no doubt that she's certainly come a long way since her Nickelodeon days. We're not just talking about her stellar career ... From young Broadway ingenue to the pop star she is today, we put together a timeline of how Grande's beauty look has evolved year by year. Scroll down to see how Grande's beauty look has changed — trust us, it's pretty mesmerizing. 01 of 33 2008 Jim Spellman/WireImage The fresh-faced newcomer, who got her start on Broadway in the show 13, complemented her soft ringlets with minimalist makeup, save for the matte shadow and subtle liner on her eyes. 02 of 33 2009 Jesse Grant/WireImage And the red hair era begins! Grande and her crimson strands made their debut at the premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox in Los Angeles. 03 of 33 2010 Steve Granitz/WireImage A bouncy blowout complemented by feather-like lashes was her look for the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. 04 of 33 2010 Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage With her role in Victorious in full-swing, Grande's fire engine hue became a signature for both her and her on-screen persona, Cat. 05 of 33 2011 Jim Spellman/WireImage For the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the starlet went full Hollywood glam with red lipstick, a dramatic side-part, and soft waves. 06 of 33 2011 Noel Vasquez/Getty Images Grande's vivid layers were swept into a ponytail, and got paired with a bold red lip. 07 of 33 2011 Angela Weiss/WireImage The redder her hair got, the higher her ponytail seemed to climb... 08 of 33 2012 Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage For the 2012 Kids Choice Awards, Grande added a pastel yellow bow to her signature updo. 09 of 33 2012 Lester Cohen/WireImage A hot pink lip and subtle winged liner created some modern pin-up flair. 10 of 33 2012 Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage Between her crimson layers, statement lip, and ruby-toned gown, red on red on red must have been the idea behind Grande's 2012 Creative Arts Emmys look. 11 of 33 2013 Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Officially bringing her red hair phase to a close, Grande's brunette strands got flirty with the addition of a floral headband. 12 of 33 2013 Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic A hairline braid framed the left side of the star's signature updo. 13 of 33 2014 Steve Granitz/WireImage Grande's ponytail was positioned slightly lower for the 2014 Grammy Awards, with soft, touchable curls adding movement to her ombre layers. 14 of 33 2014 Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage In a move we definitely didn't see coming, Grande opted for a smooth, side-parted blowout at the 2014 Kids Choice Awards. 15 of 33 2014 Steve Granitz/WireImage Her classic pony made a comeback for the Teen Choice Awards, more voluminous and higher than ever. 16 of 33 2014 Venturelli/WireImage Ariana's rare blowout made a repeat appearance for the MTV EMAs. 17 of 33 2014 Lester Cohen/WireImage Grande's trademark hairstyle was parted to the side and teamed with a brick-hued lip for the 2014 American Music Awards. 18 of 33 2015 Kyle Rover/startraksphoto.com With her chocolate-tinted strands positioned into a high pony as per usual, Grande worked graphic winged liner and a glossy lip for the 2015 Grammy Awards. Kohl pencil rimming the perimeter of her lower lash line intensified the effect. 19 of 33 2015 Tommaso Boddi/Getty Image At a VMA After Party, Grande gave her signature look a twist by swapping her pony for a top knot, which was accented with a bright pink lipstick. 20 of 33 2015 Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Though her hair took on a slightly darker tint, the combination of the cat-eye, high ponytail, nude lip, and mile-long nails was classic Ariana. 21 of 33 2015 Neil P. Mockford/GC Images Grande launched her first fragrance in London, rocking a half-updo adorned with a duo of buns. 22 of 33 2016 Jason Merritt/TERM / Staff Grande added a touch of ombré to her trademark ponytail. 23 of 33 2016 Kevin Mazur / Contributor In a rare move, Ariana wore her hair down, though she added a pair of French braids. Her classic flicked eyeliner is present and accounted for, however. 24 of 33 2016 Jamie McCarthy / Staff At the 2016 VMAs, Grande went blonder than ever with her ombré — and added a few crimps for good measure. 25 of 33 2016 Steve Granitz / Contributor The American Music Awards got a darker side of Grande. She paired a sultry lip color with darker chestnut strands accented with tiny braids. 26 of 33 2018 GC Images / Stringer Grande entered her platinum phase in 2018. 27 of 33 2018 Christopher Polk / Staff Grande made a surprise appearance at Coachella during Kygo's set, but what stole the show could have been her silvery hair. 28 of 33 2018 At the Met Gala, Grande's ponytail was a mile long and accented with a sheer bow. 29 of 33 2018 In July, Grande had another dramatic shift: a grey-blue, courtesy of Chris Appleton. It was featured in the singer's Reebok campaign. 30 of 33 2018 Kevin Mazur / Contributor By the fall, Grande was back to her natural color. The ponytail may have stayed home, but her signature eyeliner didn't go anywhere. 31 of 33 2019 Kevin Mazur / Contributor It was back to business as usual as Grande embarked on her Sweetener World Tour. 32 of 33 2019 Kevin Mazur / Contributor For her Coachella headlining set, Grande stuck to her usual long, high ponytail — and her extensions were very, very long. 33 of 33 2020 Steve Granitz / Contributor For the 2020 Grammy Awards, Grande went long and blonde, with one face-framing swoop.