Important newsflash: Ariana Grande no longer has a ponytail

Say goodbye to her iconic old look 😭

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by Louella Berryman |

Things were a little different at this year's MTV VMA Awards. No live performances, masks as part of everyone's red carpet look and Ariana Grande's distinct lack of ponytail.

The night, usually a raucous affair of airing celebrity feuds and internet-breaking performances, consisted of pre-recorded performances and fake audience sounds. Weird.

Perhaps the oddest moment of the night was the lack of Ariana's iconic pony hairstyle, which was this year replaced by cute pigtails.

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Ariana took the stage with Lady Gaga (and her NINE outfit and mask changes) and did an iconic performance of their song Rain On Me.

The thank u, next singer revealed her new 'do on Instagram for the first time last week, but we didn't realise it was the beginning of a new hairstyle for the star.

Ariana's hairstyle changes have been known to send the internet into meltdown, so it will be interesting to see how fans cope with this VERY IMPORTANT news.

If you're thinking of doing a hair transformation of your own, why not take a crack at Ari's new ombre style with some semi-permanent dye.

Check out the best semi permanent hair dyes for a new hair look


Where to buy the best semi-permanent hair dyes

Schwarzkopf Live Ultra Bright or Pastel Hair Dye
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This ultra bright dye works best on blonde hair or lighter shades, but the results can be fantastic. Plus, you can choose whether you'd like a pastel hue or vibrant barnet.Pros: Provides vibrant colour, leaves hair feeling soft and smells great.Cons: One bottle may fall short for longer hair and a few reviewers suggest the colour fades quickly.

L'Oru00e9al Paris Casting Cru00e8me Gloss Semi-Permanent Hair Dye
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This best-selling formula is a quick, effective way to give your hair a refresh. It lasts up to around 30 washes and comes in a 41 strong shade range - an old favourite that gives bold results.Pros: Easy to apply and very long-lasting for a semi-permanent dye. Leaves a brightening, natural result.Cons: May leave your hair feeling a little dry, so make sure to condition thoroughly after use.

Clairol nice n easy No Ammonia Non Permanent Hair Dye
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Another classic, this Nice n easy hair dye is 100% ammonia free and super affordable, as well as having a great shade range and lasting up to 24 washes.Pros: Applies beautifully, and covers grey hairs well. Provides a deep colour and total coverage. Cons: The hue is very resistant, and therefore not suited for those looking for a quick wash out.

Moroccanoil Color Depositing Mask
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This semi-permanent dye works slightly differently to a traditional dye - it's a conditioning mask instead of a classic dye treatment. Its oil-infused formula conditions hair and boosts colour, perfect for use in between salon visits.Pros: Tones hair well and prevents colour fading in between salon visits. Formula moisturises hair and leaves it feeling soft and healthy.Cons: Provides a subtle enhancement of colour, not the best option if you're looking for a drastic change.

Clairol Natural Instincts Semi-Permanent No Ammonia Vegan Hair Dye
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For a cruelty-free option, Clairol's natural instincts dye is a great choice. It enriches your hair with coconut oil and and aloe vera and is made from 80% naturally sourced ingredients.Pros: Long lasting dye that leaves shine and adds volume.Cons: This product stains easily so be sure to wash all surfaces well after use. According to reviews, the colour is a little darker than expected.

BLEACH LONDON Awkward Peach Super Cool Colour
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BLEACH LONDON is the queen of edgy pastel hair, and this semi-permanent dye is perfect for a temporary look that washes out in a few shampoos. To keep colour for longer, you can use a small amount of the dye in your conditioner.Pros: Easy to use and leaves a great, vibrant colour that washes out within a few weeks. Ideal for a temporary fun change.Cons: The colour is closer to pink than it is to peach.

L'Oreal Colorista Washout Temporary Hair Dye Pink
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If you fancy a pop of colour for a week or two, then this is the dye for you. L'Oreal Paris Colorista Washout is a semi-permanent pastel hair colour in a conditioning hair-mask formula. Result. Pros: Provides a subtle, pastel colour to brighten your look. Ideal for those not looking for a bold colour.Cons: Second bottle might be necessary for a more drastic result, and the colour fades rather quickly.

Naturtint Reflex Semi-Permanent Hair Colour
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This treatment cream lasts up to 12 washes and is enriched with henna for a more natural take on a semi-permanent hair dye. Naturtint is a great way to enhance your natural colour and is a gentle alternative to typical hair dyes.Pros: Easy to use and no mixing required, leaves hair feeling shiny and healthy, with a natural colour.Cons: Need to leave on for a while for colour to stick, especially when dyeing grey hairs.

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In her VMAs Instagram post, Ari paid tribute to fellow performer Lady Gaga with a cute caption:

"thank u so much for having me @ladygaga i love u with all my heart always. u were so beyond brilliant tonight. so grateful to have been a part of this with u. & thank u again @mtv. 🖤 :)"

Fans commented saying the pair had "slayed it" and that she was "the best singer in the world."

Quite the compliment for our newly pigtailed star.

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