Ariana Grande – High Ponytail/Straight Across Bangs
Celebrity Hairstylist: Aaron Light
Event: MTV Video Music Awards
GRAMMY award-winning singer Ariana Grande attended the MTV Video Music Awards with her iconic ponytail and bangs styled by celebrity hairstylist Aaron Light who shared how he created the look.
Apply a small amount of Matrix Style Link Blow Out Big Queen to damp hair.
Blow dry bangs with a 1-inch round brush and then place them in a 1-inch roller.
Blow dry the rest of the hair, so it is silky and smooth.
Brush hair into a high ponytail on the top of the head and secure with a hook-bungee. This will create a tight ponytail with no slippage. For thick hair, use two bungees.
Spread a dime-size amount of Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher onto fingertips and brush hands backward from the hairline to the ponytail to smooth any bumps and secure flyaways. Repeat with a barbering brush for extra smoothness.
Wrap a small piece of hair around the bungee and secure with a bobby pin.
Spray ponytail with Matrix Style Link Mineral Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray for texture.
Remove the roller from the bangs and smooth as desired.
Crimp a few random pieces from the ponytail from top to bottom using a crimping iron.
Dust fingertips with Matrix Style Link Mineral Booster Texture Booster and lightly run through sections before crimping for extra texture and volume.
[Pictured: Ariana Grande’s Iconic Ponytail with Bangs – [Hairstylist: Aaron Light] – MTV Video Music Awards – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY]
Tools & Products Used to Create This Style
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- Matrix Style Link Blow Out Big Queen
- Matrix Style Link Shape Switcher
- Matrix Style Link Mineral Rough Me Up Salt Infused Spray
- Matrix Style Link Mineral Booster Texture Booster
Tool & Products Hairstylist Uses/Recommends
Hairstyle Length: Long
Hair Color: Brunette/Blonde
Bangs/Fringe: Straight across bangs
Hairstyle Category: Casual
Social Media Feedback
Positive Feedback: Ariana Grande’s fans gave her hairstylist plenty of compliments for this look on social media. Here’s what they had to say.
- “She looks amazing @lightaaron”
- “Omg we LOVE! What Matrix products did you use?! 💥💗💥”
- “YOU KILLED IT ONCE AGAIN”
Negative Feedback: Ariana’s fans often complain about “the same old ponytail.”
- “Still with the ponytail.”
- “I think she would look good with a short brown bob.”
- “I just would like to see her image evolve”
- “Please no more ponytail 😭😭😭”