These are photos of Ariana Grande shopping at the Chanel store in Hollywood on Saturday. I don’t know much about Ariana except that she’s an entertaining interview subject who waxes rhapsodic about textbook demons and has the good sense to avoid a pap walk with Miley Cyrus. If she starred in a Disney Channel show instead of a Nickelodeon one (Victorious), I’d probably know too much about her. She’d probably also be a bigger mess because Disney kids tend to have even more issues than those featured on other channels. So I am usually ambivalent about Ms. Ariana.
What I am fascinated about is the discussion of fake hair in Hollywood. So many actresses and singers do not wear their real hair by any stretch. They either go with wigs or wear tons of extensions. The ones who do have real hair usually end up getting frustrated at all the damage and then cut it off like Jennifer Lawrence. Now Ariana reveals that her own damaged hair has driven her to drastic measures. She lives in permanent extension and ponytail land, and she’s tired of people giving her a hard time for it:
Since people give me such a hard time about my hair I thought I’d take the time to explain the whole situation to everybody. I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat… as one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair. I now wear a wig on Sam & Cat. My real hair is back to brown and I wear extensions but I wear it in a pony tail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely rachet and absurd when I let it down. I tried wigs, they looked RIDICULOUS. Tried a weave because I am working on a new project and want to try some different looks and literally wanted to rip my scalp off. So as annoying as it is for y’all to have to look at the same hair style all the time, it’s all that wroks [sic] for now (AND I’m comfortable for the first time in years)…. And trust me, it’s even more difficult for me to have to wait forever for my natural hair to grow back and to have to wear more fake hair than every drag queen on earth combined. So PLEASE gimme a break about the hair (or just don’t look at me lol). IT’S JUST HAIR AFTER ALL. There are way way way more important things. Love y’all very much.
[From Ariana Grande on Instagram]
I didn’t know people were giving Ariana a hard time for wearing her “hair” in a partial ponytail every day. Are these her fans or internet trolls or both? Whatever the case, I do sympathize with her. My own hair is damaged from two years of consecutive highlights, so it’s in a full-on ponytail nearly every day. I wanted to dye over the highlights, but I’m so afraid of ending up with green hair (because of a traumatizing blonde-to-brown experience in my teenage years). Plus you can’t fix damage with more dye. It’s crazy that we worry so much about silly hair, right? Like Ariana says, there are more important things we should all worry about instead.
Photos courtesy of WENN