Rihanna Hairstyles and Haircuts
 

Rihanna not only shows her versatility and range as a musical artist, she is also a fashion and hair trendsetter. Whether stepping onto the red carpet or snapped by the paparazzi on the street, all eyes are on her to see her style du jour. One thing is consistent among her chameleon-like appearances: She always shines bright like a diamond. Browse through our gallery of some of Rihanna's hottest looks from the past 10 years for some style inspiration.

Simply Sophisticated

A deep side part sweeps the fringe across the forehead and into a low pony. Use a small amount of styling gel and a fine-toothed comb to create a glossy shine. For the perfect pony, take a small section of hair from the underside to wrap around and cover your elastic band. Secure with a tiny bobby pin.

Long Curls - Screen Siren

The classic style is a nod to Old Hollywood screen sirens. Carve in a deep side part and curl the hair on a 1-inch curling iron. Allow the curls to cool completely before brushing with a soft-bristle brush to create this classic, coveted look at red-carpet events. Rihanna adds her own style with gray and silver highlights
 
 

Braided Bliss - Long Braided Hairstyle

This braids perfectly frame Rihanna's face and then combine into one big asymetric brand. If you hair is not as long as you'd like, clip in a few extensions to create the lusciously long braid. A small sprinkle of a texturizing powder gives you a great grip while braiding
 
 

Romantic Rendezvous - Wavy Updo

A center part is featured as loose curls gently drop down in this softly pinned up romantic style. The curls frame the face and graze the shoulders. To get this look, spray each section with a working hairspray and wrap small sections around a 1-inch curling wand to create perfect tendrils
 
 

Fresh and Fun

Pulling your fringe back like this gives you a youthful appearance. Cross your bobby pins in an "X" to secure the hair.
 
 

Beautiful Bun

This style is sleek and glamorous. To create your own big bun, use a donut-shaped hair pad. Slide the hair pad over your ponytail, pin the pad down and wrap the hair over it to cover it. Pin to secure
 
 

Haute Hair

This sky-high bun exudes elegance and class, and is a wonderful style to show off a beautiful neckline and add a few inches to your height. Apply your styling product and blow-dry hair away from your face to eliminate any chance of flyaway fringe
 
 

Crazy Curls

Natural textures are gorgeous. This look, however, is a bit overwhelming for Rihanna. The hairstyle is distracting and covers up too much of her gorgeous face.
 
 

Super Sleek

A clean center part and super-straight, long locks exude sex appeal. Be sure to use a heat protectant and follow your comb for a perfectly flat-ironed finish. Finish with a shine spray for a reflective shine.
 
 

Retro-chic top knot 

Rihanna retro-chic top knot
 

Lovely full ponytail

Rihanna lovely full ponytail
 

Twisted Bun

Rihanna Twisted Bun
 

Retro-sexy loose bun with center-parted bangs

Rihanna retro-sexy loose bun with center-parted bangs
 
 

Messy and disheveled-chic updo

Rihanna Messy and disheveled-chic updo

 

 

Burnt red locks styled into wind-swept waves

Rihanna burnt red locks styled into wind-swept waves
 

Side Sweep

Rihanna's hair looked sleek and sophisticated for the evening.
 
Rihanna Side Sweep
 
 

Pinned Up Ringlets

Rihanna looked edgy yet beautiful in this half-shaven curled 'do.
 
 
 

Boy Cut

We are loving Rihanna's new super-short boy cut she debuted at the VMAs.
 
 
 

Bobby Pinned updo

Rihanna arrived at the Met Gala with her hair swept into a voluminous bobby-pinned updo.
 
 
 

Classic Bun

Rihanna arrived at a screening of 'Battleship' wearing her jet tresses in a voluminous bun with ultra-long bangs.
 
 

Layered Cut

Rihanna arrived at the Japanese premiere of 'Battleship' wearing her newly tinted locks with an undercut and long layers.
 
 

Long Straight Cut with Bangs

Rihanna wore her hair straight with heavy lash-grazing bangs while promoting 'Battleship' in London.
 
 

Long Wavy Cut with Bangs

Rihanna wore her hair in long blond waves with lash-grazing bangs while attending a photocall for 'Battleship.'
 
 

Medium Straight Cut

Rihanna wore her hair casually mussed while at Milk Studios in NYC.
 
 

French Twist

Rihanna attended the 2012 BRIT Awards wearing her hair in a classic French twist with long wispy bangs.
 
 
 

Medium Curls

Rihanna attended the 54th Annual Grammy Awards wearing her newly flaxen locks in tousled curls.
 
 

Long Side Part

Rihanna looked gorgeous while out for an afternoon in NYC. Her flaming tresses were subtly styled with side-swept bangs an a few well-placed waves.
 
 

Bob

Rihanna switched her look up again at the Billboard Music Awards with a layered bob and side swept bangs.
 
 

 

 

Mid-Length Bob

Rihanna's pretty bob had lots of volume and movement at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
 
 

Short Straight Cut

Rihanna showed off her flaming red locks while having a family dinner at Da Silvano restaurant.
 
 

Short Side Part

Hair chameleon Rihanna changed up her look again for the Kids Choice Awards, where she donned a highlighted blonde side-wept look.
 
 

Short cut with bangs

Rihanna dons her latest hairstyle, a short straight cut with highlighted bangs.
 
 

Bowl Cut

Always one to keep us guessing Miss Rihanna switched up her signature faux-hawk for a bowl-cut blonde hair-do with a single black highlight.
 
 

Fauxhawk

The always daring Rihanna sported a newly reconstructed faux hawk for the Grammys. This girl can pull off anything.
 
 

Side Parted Straight Cut

The 'Rated R' singer sported honey-hued short hairstyle with her structured ensemble. Her hair was side-parted and softly waved to create an elegant face-framing look
 
 

Pompadour

Rihanna's hair is styled just so, with the perfect swirl to top off this pompadour-inspired cut.
 
 

Short Scene Cut

Rihanna's trendy scene cut is a fun and edgy look. She has blonde and red face framing pieces and a razored layered cut at the back.
 
 

Curled Out Bob

Rihanna's short curly cut features razored layers and longer pieces around her face.
 
 

Medium Straight Cut with Bangs

Rihanna's medium-length bob was a fan favorite.
 

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By Lisa-Rivera 09/25/2016 08:36:00
 

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