Rihanna’s look has changed several times over the course of her career. In 2005, when she released her debut album, Music of the Sun, the then 17 year old sported long brown locks. By 2007 Rihanna was proudly wearing an edgy asymmetrical bob hair style which would spark a trend of continuous short hairstyles for the singer. In recent years, Rihanna has become known for her ever changing hairstyles, with some people even attempting to guess what she will do next. However, according to Rihanna her haircuts are more symbolic than just a physical change, the young pop-star has been quoted saying, “When I cut my hair, the whole sound changed, my style changed.” Although some of Rihanna’s short cuts (and wigs) are more popular than others, she has still managed to pull off looks that most people would never be bold enough to consider.
Earlier this year, Rihanna attended an LA Clippers’ game wearing a short pink wig, remenicent of haircuts she has had in the past. While some fans were not overly impressed by the wig, the majority of people agreed that Rihanna, being the stylish young woman that she is, was still able to make it work. While pink wigs and bright red dye jobs may not be an unrealistic everyday choice for those not living the celebrity lifestyle, Rihanna’s chameleon like shifting has allowed many fans to live vicariously through her. Here is a list of the top Rihanna short hair looks of all-time.
5. Rihanna rocked this fierce short hairstyle from late 2012 to early 2013. Showing off for her fans and Instagram followers, Riri posted this picture of her new do.
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4. Rihanna sported this trendy faux hawk to the 2010 Grammy Awards. With both sides cut low, the look gives Rihanna a sort of rock star appearance, all while maintaining her soft elegance.
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3. Rihanna wore this short cut with bangs to the 2010 Echo Awards. While the cut may seem boyish, Rihanna adds a nice feminine touch to the dirty blonde look.
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This classic looking short cut was a fan favorite. The simple black color confirmed that while Rihanna may have a wild streak, she can certainly clean up well.
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1. Rihanna’s bold red hair was another fan favorite during her 2010 Last Girl on Earth tour. During her career, Rihanna has shown fans that she is not afraid to experiment with her hair color, another testament to the fact that she can pull of just about anything.
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