Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson Wear Natural Looks After “Hairspray” Live Show

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Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson stunned viewers on December 7 with their duet of “Come So Far (Got So Far To Go)” on the set of NBC’s Hairspray Live Show. Playing characters Motormouth Maybelle and Penny Pingleton, the pair’s performance served as the production’s big finale, while other stars in the show came out to take their bows.

Performing in full costume, Hudson wore a yellow jumpsuit with bell sleeves complete with a studded plunging neckline and a blonde wig, while Grande sported a teal sequinned mini dress with white knee high boots, and her iconic brown locks in a beehive style pouf. Shedding their 60’s inspired look after the show, Ariana Grande took to Instagram to share their natural looks. Instagram fans fawned over the makeup-less beauties, liking the picture almost one million times in just 16 hours.

Fans of the singers went wild over their performance, raving on social media about Grande and Hudson’s incredible vocals. Almost as excited as her fans were for the Hairspray Live duet, Jennifer Hudson told E! News about how thrilled she was to be working with Ariana Grande. “It’s exciting, it’s fun. I’m a fan of [Ariana], so it’s like, we get to sing together — when I found that out I was like, ‘Oh yes, let’s get into it.’ It’s another cool thing I get to add to my list, that’s for sure.”

Ariana Grande also told the news outlet how relevant the song’s message is, even after all these years: “The hook says, ‘We’ve come so far, but we’ve got so far to go,’ which is exactly where we’re at right now,” she said. “It’s exactly why we’re supposed to be doing this show right now, cosmically. The world needs to hear it in a fun musical way, it’s a message that we need to get out there.”

Ariana Grande’s Recent Makeup Look at the 2016 American Music Awards

Known for her signature hairdo, Ariana Grande wore an impossibly high ponytail on the red carpet at the American Music Awards 2016. Her waist length ponytail complemented her monochromatic burgundy makeup look, featuring a bold lip and subtle eyes. The signer wore a sheer lacy crop top, paired with white trousers and black peep toe pumps.

Following suit with the starlet’s unique beauty style, hairstylist Chris Appleton opted to add some subtle cornrows to her iconic pony for an unexpected twist. Prepping her hair with Color Wow Pop & Lock High Gloss Shellac, as well as the brand’s One Minute Transformation Styling cream, Appleton ensured Ariana Grande’s locks would look healthy and glossy on the red carpet. Giving her signature look an added flair, he added some cornrows near her crown, and wrapped a few strands around the base of her pony. We’re completely obsessed with this spin on Grande’s classic look. It’s so subtle you could almost miss it if you don’t look closely—but once you do, it’s hard to look away!


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