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Ready for a crazy fact? Ariana Grande is the first artist to land three songs in the top six of Billboard’s digital songs chart since the king of pop himself, Michael Jackson. She’s also the first female to ever achieve that feat, period. With a voice like hers, we’re going to predict that these won’t be the only records she’ll break in her career—especially since the launch of her full-length album, My Everything.
Another feat she’s managed to accomplish? Nailing a signature look—namely, that big, bouncy ponytail and perfect cat-eye. We managed to catch a moment with the singer between her crazy schedule and ask her our burning question: What in the world does she use on that fabled pony? Lucky for us, she was more than happy to share (and as a result, the ponytails of thousands of girls got instantly perkier).
For Strands Primed for Flipping
Grande says she loves this product for making “instantly touchable hair”—no one wants a crunchy pony, after all.
For Stay-All-Day Power
The worst thing a hairspray can do is leave you with sticky strands. Grande says this one “has great hold without leaving any residue.”
To Fight Flyaways
Flyaways and ponytails are sworn enemies—Grande uses this stick to smooth down stray baby hairs. “It’s great for flyaways and keeps your pony looking sleek,” she says.
For Megawatt Shine
This pick comes from Grande’s hairstylist, Dalina Rebollo. “I mist it all over [Grande’s] hair for incredible shine,” Rebollo says.
To Guard Hair From Over-Styling
Grande’s hair is constantly being curled, dried, straightened, and scrunched, which is why she turns to this hair dryer from Drybar on days when she has to heat style: “[It] helps protect [your] hair while drying!” she says.