Credit: Jason Merritt/Staff

Someone’s ears were ringing! Just last week we were talking about how it was time for Ariana Grande to switch up her look, and now she’s gone and done just that. After months of rocking a retro half-pony, the rising R&B star finally changed her ‘do for L.A.’s KIIS FM Jingle Ball — and we couldn’t love it more!

This new look may have uncovered a feistier side to Ariana, who slammed fellow-performer Selena Gomez after her audio track malfunctioned and revealed that she’d been lip-synching. Once it was Ariana’s turn on stage, she made it clear to the audience that she was singing live — unlike Selena. "At least you know I wasn’t singing to a track," she joked. However, she did later clarify on Twitter that the quip wasn’t directed at Selena.

Either way, we like how this new confidence and style looks on Ariana. After she showed off the flowing blowout on stage, the 20-year-old took to Instagram for a glamorous selfie. “I never wear my hair like this & when I do it doesn’t last long. Don’t get used to it.” she wrote on her account. But does she not know how fabulous she looks?

Credit: Ariana Grande on Instagram

At least Ariana seems aware that her fans are happy to see her try a new style. She followed up the first photo with another that had her back in the old, pulled-back hairdo, writing: “@jonescrow took this. Sorry about the hair style I know y’all hate it but I’m trying to switch it up more. This is just how I’m comfortableee. It’s just hurrrr anyway.” We totally get it. But sometimes it’s good to get outside of your comfort zone!

Time will only tell if Ariana will keep trying new looks. Now that she’s in her 20s, we do hope that she’ll continue to embrace this more mature side more often!

Do you think Ariana looks better with this new hair? Let us know down below.

Samantha Lear is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!