Chameleon Tress! Whether she has a red tint, blunt bangs or just goes natural, Rihanna has no fear when it comes to taking different hair colors and cuts for a test.
The 33-year-old singer changes her style on the reg, always coming out with a new ‘do and stunning color’. But RiRi rarely plays it safe – she’s been taking risks since she rose to fame.
After stepping into the limelight with her hit single “Pon de Replay” in 2005, the Fenty Beauty founder wasted no time experimenting with her look. She quickly swapped her long, soft brown locks for an ultra edgy asymmetrical bob.
She debuted the look – which went on to become the cool-girl cut – at the 2007 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. From there, her transformations went overdrive. Nothing was forbidden or unexpected. And spoiler alert: Rihanna rocked every look with ease!
At the 2009 American Music Awards, she made our hair dreams come true with a side-shaved short blonde style.
But fast forward a year and RiRi once again shocked fans with a wild style change! At the 2010 AMAs, she debuted with full-length locks and curly bangs in a gorgeous red hue that matched her see-through Ellie Saab dress.
Move on to 2012, and the “Loud” singer has released one of her best looks yet! She kept the same lob length and fringed bangs, but dyed her hair a honey blonde shade – and to date, the look leaves We mute!
In subsequent years, the star leaned towards tight pixie cuts and generally shorter styles, but by the time the 2017 Grammys rolled around, Rihanna reverted to her longer OG locks – this time in an auburn hue that was just beautiful.
Eventually, she dyed her hair black once more, keeping the length long and the tone the same until 2020. Of course, she had stellar styles around this time, trying everything from bouncy bangs to braids in box.
But, in May 2021, the star brought back a style that was extremely reminiscent of her 2013 AMA look: a super short and ultra chic black bob!
To see Rihanna’s many hair transformations over the years, keep scrolling, as we round up her best, craziest, and most amazing cuts and colors since she took the spotlight!