Vogue Banned Ariana Grande From Wearing Trademark Ponytail During Cover Shoot

Ariana Grande really let her hair down for the cover of Vogue, and now her fans are up in arms about it. But 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.

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“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 “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 that it’s nothing personal – just a business decision from one of the biggest names in fashion.

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“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or Arianna Grande - if you appear on the cover of Vogue you must agree to what Wintour wants, or the offer will be withdrawn” a source confirmed.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.”

For Grande, who just went public with her new relationship with Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson, the decision was a no-brainer.

“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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