Ariana Grande debuts shorter hair after Pete Davidson breakup: 'So cute!'

Starting fresh!

Ariana Grande took to Instagram on Thursday to debut a much shorter hairdo, weeks after splitting from boyfriend Pete Davidson. In the photo, Grande has shoulder-length hair -- way shorter than we're used to from her.

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She has famously rocked a waist-length high ponytail for essentially every public appearance over the past five years, since her music career began to take off. This year, though, as she embarked on her "sweetener" era, she's begun to experiment with different styles: half-up half-down, a low ponytail, white-blonde hair and more. 

But this new cropped look is the biggest deviation Grande has had from her signature look in years -- and the fans are loving it!

"This is so cute," multiple comments on her Instagram post read. "Wow your real hair is beautiful," another wrote. A slew of other fans flooded her comments with heart-eyes emojis, hearts and more positive messages.

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A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN: CELEBRATING 15 YEARS ON BROADWAY -- Pictured: Ariana Grande -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Ariana Grande seen on September 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Ariana Grande performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 31: Singer Ariana Grande performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Franklin died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on August 16. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: American Express and Ariana Grande present 'The Sweetener Sessions' at Ace Hotel on August 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for American Express)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Ariana Grande attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: (L-R) Lani Grande, Marjorie Grande, Ariana Grande, and Joan Grande onstage during 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Ariana Grande accepts an award onstage during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Ariana Grande seen on the streets of Manhattan on August 17, 2018 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JULY 11: Alessia Cara (L) and Ariana Grande pose backstage at the Amazon Music Unboxing Prime Day event on July 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Amazon)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande seen in Manhattan on June 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson seen out and about in Manhattan on June 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are seen on June 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Ariana Grande performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Ariana Grande poses backstage at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 02: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Ariana Grande poses backstage at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium on June 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Recording artist Ariana Grande performs during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images )
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ariana Grande attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ariana Grande attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0862 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Ariana Grande with host Jimmy Fallon during 'Musical Genre Challenge' on May 1, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0862 -- Pictured: Singer Ariana Grande performs 'No Tears Left To Cry' on May 1, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0862 -- Pictured: Singer Ariana Grande arrives for an interview on May 1, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0862 -- Pictured: (l-r) Singer Ariana Grande with host Jimmy Fallon during 'NBD or No Big Deal' on May 1, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 20: Ariana Grande performs with Kygo onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 20, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0862 -- Pictured: Singer Ariana Grande performs 'No Tears Left To Cry' on May 1, 2018 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 20: Ariana Grande performs with Kygo onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 20, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 20: Ariana Grande performs with Kygo onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Field on April 20, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Ariana Grande performs onstage at March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Ariana Grande poses with students at March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Cameron Kasky and Ariana Grande attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Ariana Grande performs during March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 10: Ariana Grande is seen on March 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GC Images/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Rapper Mac Miller and singer Ariana Grande are seen attending an Oscar party on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GC Images)
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The image overhaul comes weeks after Grande and Davidson called it quits. The singer followed up their split with a breakup anthem, "thank u, next," which broke countless streaming records and became Grande's first-ever No. 1 hit as a result.

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