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Rihanna’s hairstyles are just like the singer’s music: bold, sexy, and attention-grabbing. Rihanna’s signature hairstyle looks have included bright red hues, jagged pixie cuts, and an edgy take on classic bobs. Rihanna is a trendsetter in the music industry and on the red carpet.


While many celebs opt for Rapunzel-like tresses, one of Rihanna’s signature looks is keeping her locks cropped short. She made headlines in 2008 when she lopped off her long locks and has been impressing ever since. Rihanna often steps out in a pixie, featuring swooping bangs that hang over her eyes and a cropped cut in the back. Rihanna’s pixie cuts are very versatile: sometimes spiky, sometimes soft and sweet, and sometimes styled sky-high in a pompadour.


Rihanna has also rocked some incredibly chic bobs on the red carpet and the stage. She’s been seen with an asymmetrical bob parted to the side, a short bob with blunt bangs, and a longer, angled bob cropped close in the back. Rihanna has made this classic cut anything but basic and boring.


When Rihanna first came on the scene, she had below-the-shoulder hair that she wore up, down, straight, and curly. When she chopped off her sleek tresses, she went from sweet beauty to red-hot diva. In 2010, Rihanna began experimenting with length again, debuting long, auburn tresses. With a bevy of stylists at her beck and call, Rihanna certainly isn’t afraid to change her mind.


No matter the length, Rihanna has worn her hair in every imaginable texture, from sleek and straight to voluminous and curly. With both her short and long styles, she shines for the paparazzi with pin-straight, flat-ironed locks. Never one to get stuck in a style rut, Rihanna shook things up as a style chameleon, rocking red, spiral curls at the 2010 American Music Awards and stepping out in Los Angeles in early 2011 with an over-the-top kinky crimson wig.


Rihanna has gone for everything from bold all-over color to sassy highlights in shades of red, blonde, and black. This Barbadian beauty has never been afraid to experiment with bold color and make drastic changes between hues. She debuted a particularly daring look created by celebrity hair stylist Ursula Stephen at Rock in Rio in 2010 featuring Kool-Aid red tresses and a nearly-shaved head.

Rihanna uses dyes, wigs, accessories, and extensions to try out a multitude of different looks. Follow in her footsteps and try some thing daring with your hair; You can always dye it back tomorrow!

Take a look at her best looks through the years below!

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