Ariana Grande said she uses her different hairstyles as costume pieces.
The Sweetener hitmaker is famous for her high ponytail, but has experimented with numerous hair colours and styles during her TV and music career, and even penned a song about her locks, titled My Hair, on her new album Positions.
"The hair for me is such a guard, character façade type thing, and it’s had its own evolution, but it has always been this kind of costume piece," she told The Zach Sang Show.
She went on to explain that every style has had an impact on her career and personal life, including the bright red hair she rocked when she played Cat Valentine on the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious.
“(Hair) definitely is (personal), especially when your hair kind of is something that you use to differentiate, you know what I mean? It’s kind of like the red was Cat, and that was very much a character, and it was very much a portion of my life that I love and I am so grateful for. I look at it and I love it... I think fondly of that, but it is not me,” she stated.
She also revealed that her track Put Your Hearts Up, which she released in 2011 during her red phase, marked a transitional time in her life.
"Everyone thinks I hate that record, I do not, but I do consider it a transitional part of my life. That’s why I never made an album or anything because I didn’t feel like that was an accurate reflection of who I was as an artist or a person," she explained.
Ariana also discussed her natural, curly hair, and she said she only allows family and close friends to see her real locks.
“My real hair, which is the humungous, curly, curly poof is kind of, I don’t know... So few people get to see it, and it’s cute, and it reminds me of me as a kid... it’s who I am privately,” she shared, noting that her boyfriend Dalton Gomez loves her curls. "It’s like a very intimate thing."