Hairstylist Josh Liu fastened Ariana Grande‘s signature faux-ponytail extension to conceal her ultra-short bob at the 2018 Billboard’s Women in Music Event on Thursday night at Pier 36 in New York City.
Ariana Grande was named Woman of the Year at the 2018 Billboard’s Women in Music Event at Pier 36 in New York City on December 6, 2018
Last month, Billboard announced that Ariana is their 2018 Woman of the Year.
“Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry,” Billboard‘s Vice President Ross Scarano said at the time. “Certain in her convictions, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women.”
Ariana Grande’s custom lavender strapless bubble dress from Christian Siriano’s Pre-Fall 2019 Collection
She was honored by Patti LaBelle, an American singer, and took to the stage to receive the award during the event. The petite singer opened up about breaking off her engagement from Pete Davidson.
“This is really special. I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years in my career and one of like the worst years in my life,” she said while pretending to hold back tears.
Hairstylist Josh Liu fastened Ariana Grande’s signature faux-ponytail extension to concealed her ultra-short bob
“I’m just saying that because I feel like a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now I guess; Woman of the Year, an artist that could be at her peak, reaching her you know, whatever, and think, you know, ‘She’s really got her s–t together; she’s really on it; she has got it all. I do, but as far as my personal life goes I really have no idea what the f–k I am doing,” Ariana candidly shared. “So yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one. I just want to say if you’re someone out there who has no idea what this next chapter is going to bring, you’re not alone in that.”
Ariana Grande’s Yvan Tufenkjian diamond choker
The 26-year-old singer donned a custom lavender strapless bubble dress from Christian Siriano‘s Pre-Fall 2019 Collection with matching suede thigh-high boots from her favorite footwear brand Le Silla. She accessorized with a Yvan Tufenkjian diamond choker and Le Vian ring. She was styled by ‘Image Architect’ Law Roach.
Ariana Grande in suede thigh-high boots from her favorite footwear brand Le Silla
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