Ariana Grande really let her hair down for the cover of Vogue, and now her fans are up in arms about it. But RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that the decision to discard Grande’s famous ponytail was never hers to make!
Grande, 24, shocked her fans when she traded in her trademark brunette ponytail for a loose, freer blonde hairdo. But that was the price she had to pay if she wanted the coveted cover shot.
“Whenever a celebrity does the cover of Vogue there is a long negotiation. The hair and makeup team must be agreed on by both Anna Wintour (editor-in-chief of Vogue) and the celebrity before the shoot,” a source told Radar. “Vogue gives the stars a list of only two, or at most three, photographers that they want to use, and the stylist is always the magazines choice — not the stars.”
And while Grande may look unrecognizable to her fans, the source assures Radar that it’s nothing personal – just a business decision from one of the biggest names in fashion.
“It doesn’t matter if you are Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie or Arianna Grande - if you appear on the cover of Vogue you must agree to what Wintour wants, or the offer will be withdrawn” a source confirmed. “In the past some celebrities have even shot the cover and after Wintour saw the pictures, she changed her mind.”
“Arianna loves her signature ponytail, but she loves being on the cover of Vogue more,” added a friend of the singer.
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