8 Short Stages in Rihanna’s Hair Evolution

Posted On August 27, 2014 by | Posted in Celebrities


If there’s one celebrity who knows how to carry short hair in style it’s Rihanna. She’s often courted controversy but this Barbadian lady has been making headlines for her unique style sense and especially her hair ever since she entered showbiz. Her styles have gone from long to short and back again several times. She always manages to produce something innovative that surprises everybody with her charm and good looks. Her locks appear in pristine condition at all times although there were rumors that excessive restyling had resulted in a bout of hair loss so the rate of change may have to slow down. Here are some of the most stunning styles that rocked the music and fashion worlds.

Some of Her Signature Looks.

  • Short and Edgy. She has often kept it cut shorter at the nape. However, her asymmetrical edgy bangs that swept to one side were show stopping. This gave her an uber cool and modern look. It was almost universally admired and is one of the most imitated designs ever.
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  • Short Bob. A cut that she sported as far back in October 2007 but has returned to several times, the short bob could be neat and sleek or more voluminous. With hair falling to the jaw line, her perfect diamond shaped chin became more prominent while straight and voluminous on top, made it look proportional. She added a long bang in the front like a flick and it was awesome.
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  • The Pixie Crop. This look by this young star was quite bold and electric. She went for a pixie crop with the back lying a little longer than the nape. Later she colored it in fiery orange and kept the front very asymmetrical with some perfect thick fringes.
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  • Bang Undercut. This is one of the most wonderful and bold looks that Rihanna has ever sported. Red had now become a signature for the singer. However, way back in 2010, she experimented with some long bangs lying on the forehead and emerging from the crown. The bangs were again asymmetrical and there was a shaved undercut. Only Rihanna can sport such a wonderful array of daring styles and get away with it.
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  • The Voluminous pink crop- Rihanna tried this hairstyle for some dramatic contradiction to her often dark or red colored hair. She went with a crop with some bangs at the front, she doesn’t like to dwell too long with a particular style, she makes it into double figures most years.

More Pixies and Undercuts.

  • The Curly Pixie- Rihanna ditched straight and went back to curves. The pixie cut is difficult to pull off with curls as they are slight opposites but she had lots of volume to her hair and she sported curls that were almost towering up at her crown.
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  • Undercut Pompadour-  A signature undercut on the side that mixed with some longer sections in the middle, gelled into a perfect retro structure. The shaved head on the sides complemented the effect.
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  • The fringe bob. She took the typical bob to new heights by adding long bangs that reached below the eyebrows and it became a hit in an instant.
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You’ll often find Rihanna’s hairstyles have bangs, though she has also tried some breathtaking retro quiffs too. The most important fact that keeps Rihanna on the top spot of celebrity hairstyles is that she is ready to experiment with different cuts and colors, wait a month or so and you’ll see another one.

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