Betty's Ponytail On 'Riverdale' Is Actually A Massive Easter Egg, But We Didn't Notice

Diply 15 Dec 2017

Any fan of Riverdale knows that Betty's ponytail is iconic and beyond reproach.

But apparently, there's a lot more going on when it comes to Betty's hair, and we all missed it.

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According to Lili Reinhart, you should keep an eye on Betty's hairstyle because it's actually a major Easter egg. 

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“When it comes to having her hair down or lower, like a lower pony, it’s usually reflective of her mental state," said Reinhart.

So as much as we love seeing Betty rocking her hair down, that look is actually signalling that there are rough waters ahead.

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For example, Betty's hair choices were very deliberate in Episode 5 of this season. 

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Just to recap, that was the bananas episode where the Black Hood forced Betty to go to that spooky house in the woods and then put on a mask similar to his. It was wild.

"It was important to me that by the end of the episode, Betty’s hair was completely down, just because that perky girl next door façade was gone and faded and hollowed out. That’s why I had a low pony and a low bun in that episode, because she wasn’t putting in any effort into her appearance. She obviously had bigger fish to fry in the moment," said Reinhart.

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We've definitely noticed that Betty's ponytail is a lot looser this season, and that's probably because of how high the stakes have been. 

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According to Reinhart, Betty's makeup is also reflective of what she's going through.

"She gets a little darker, a little more made up. I think maybe that’s to compensate her breakup with Jug, or her trying to figure out her own sexuality and why that she did the dance," said Reinhart.

Riverdale, you never cease to amaze me. I can't wait to keep an eye out for these details when the show returns in the new year!

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