How to Tell What Ariana Grande Is Feeling Just By Looking at Her Hair

Updated 08/30/18
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It's pretty normal to switch up your look depending on your mood and what your day will bring. A striking red lipstick asserts authority in an important presentation, or a bright, poppy eye shadow might reflect the joy you're feeling ahead of a boozy brunch with friends. And the same can be said when it comes to hair; a glitzy accessory might be exactly what you need to feel bougey AF ahead of a fancy dinner. You could, however, adopt Ariana Grande's mood-defining hair approach. According to her hairstylist, Chris Appleton (who also works with Kim Kardashian West and Jennifer Lopez), take a look at Grande's ponytail on any given day and you'll get a clue as to how she's feeling about her schedule—a mood ring in hair form, if you will.

Ariana Grande high ponytail
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"It's all about the placement," Appleton explained in a recent interview with PopSugar. The higher you go, the fiercer it looks. The lower you go, the more professional or serious it looks." In other words, her ponytail will look different if she's going to a boardroom meeting than it will when she's heading to an award show.

"It can change the whole shape of your face. It can snatch your face upward and lift your eyes, or it can pull your eyes down," Appleton goes on to explain. "If you're adding hair extensions or details like braids, it gives off a different impression," he says.

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As for that ridiculous shine? Appleton swears by Colour Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray (£24). "It gives you that glassy finish, but more than that, it's waterproof. So even if it rains, the water just propels off it," he promises.

Well, if it's good enough for Ariana Grande and her mood-revealing ponytail, it's good enough for us.

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