Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hair-volution : Rihanna

Rihanna changes her hairstyle more in one season than most of us probably will in a lifetime. The chameleon of haircuts, Riri is never afraid to experiment with new and innovative styles, bold colours and edgy cuts. With her stunning looks, heart-shaped face and striking eyes, it's easy to see why almost every look suits her. She's had her hair cropped to the shortest span, curled, straightened, coloured & extended to long luscious lengths. If you're searching for your own hairstyle inspiration, this overview of Rihanna's Hair Evolution is a great place to start.

The Short Cuts
1. Rihanna took a plunge and cropped off all her locks in a choppy pixie cut last September. 2 & 4. She's also sported a honey blonde faux mohawk with shaved off sides. 3 & 5. In 2010 she was swept over with a commanding two-tone black and blonde look. 6. Her heavy asymmetrical fringe draws all the attention to her dazzling green eyes. 7. Rihanna pushes the envelope in a strawberry blonde slicked over hairstyle. 8. The angle of her side-parted style perfectly compliments her heart-shaped face.

The Bob

Rihanna reinvented the bob in 2007 & has tried out every variation since. 1 & 2. She wears it slick & straight, impeccably ironed with a blunt fringe. 3. Riri stuns in a shoulder length bob with caramel highlights. 4. Rihanna is most famous for her inventive asymmetrical bob with perfect angular lines. 5. She's also showed us how to wear a curly bob beautifully. 6. An interesting way to enhance your regular mod bob is by adding multi-tonal streaks.

1 & 6. Never in fear of a radical colour change, Riri went golden blonde and layered early in 2012. 2. A volumized curly quiff was her choice of style in August 2011. 3. She started out with a much simpler front-layered look when she stepped onto the music scene in 2006. 4. Rihanna plays it sweet with crimped waves. 5. In May 2012, she dyed her hair licorice black and fiercely styled it with tousled side waves and a side undercut. 

Longer lengths

1. Tightly wound ringlet curls bring out the singer's playful side. 2 & 6. A much younger Rihanna displays chic and feminine longer locks. 3. Jessica Rabbit, eat your heart out, Rihanna smoulders with side swept retro Hollywood waves in chocolate brown. 4. There is nothing more elegant than pin-straight glossy locks with a centre parting. 5. At this year's Grammys, Rihanna opted for glamourous loose waves with sun kissed ombre highlights. 

Every Shade of Red
Flame red, cherry crush, molten mahogany and intense auburn, Rihanna has tried them all, with grand success. She firmly placed fire-engine red on the hair colour map in 2010, wearing her hair in every imaginable style and saturation. Whether seen in wild curly tresses, tousled bobs, a poker-straight mane, plaits or sexy layers, Rihanna made red hair her signature for a while and we will always associate this vibrant hue with her. 

Which hairstyle do you think best suited Rihanna?
And which do you declare a hair disaster?

*Images sourced via Tumblr, Glamour.com and Instyle.com


....... said...

wow she really has done it all! my fav is def the longer haired versions. she looked awesome in the most recent one! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Tinker Bell said...

i love with long hair, for me she is beautiful in any way, but with long hair is so sexy :)

Well... said...

No kidding, she is the master of rocking every single haircut/color she chooses! I'm envious really of that ability...haha

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Adeola Naomi said...

She can really pull anything off , so I don't see a disaster in anything she try with her hair.
I love the many shades of reds and the long hair though.
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Sarah said...

I love her hair at a longer length!


Miss Top Ten Image said...

In my opinion the one she's wearing right now is a disaster!! But I admire her courage and "experimenting" spirit;-)


Anonymous said...

I love Rihanna! I feel like any hair style goes with her.


Visceral Maze said...

i liked her grammy hair this year.

MOSAMUSE said...

cute styles!


Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love her with long hair Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Ali Hval said...

So I'm pretty sure that Rihanna can pull off any kind and color of hair now... kind of like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, haha. They just have the perfect faces so anything works! I do love her short hair styles the best, though.

&&& yay, I'm glad that I am not the only one who gets called "bland and boring" sometimes when I don't want to go to parties. Hehe, more power to us! :D <3

Elsha said...

I love the first pixie cut, she pulls it off so well

Pam said...

I think no one can deny the fact that Rihanna is such a fun girl. I am so jealous that she is actually dare to do so much with her hair. I love the latest style (long curl hair with the gorgeous red gown at the Grammy's - I guess?)the most.

Smile On:)...Classy Pam


trishie said...

Oh gosh that is a lot of hair styles for one person isn't it. I think i like her in the bob style most.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

She is definitely one that takes chances. I have to give it to her. I prefer her hair short, but I thought she looked really glam (including her hair)at the Grammy's. I don't like her hair red. HAHAHA

Courtney Starr said...

Amazing how she pulls off so many looks!


Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

Oh my goodness - she is one gorgeous girl, no matter what her hair looks like, but I didn't realize it had changed so many times! But I love her hair right now - long and a little ombré! So so glam!

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Anonymous said...

I like her hair style, so multifacetic.

My Urban Market said...

I like the way Rihanna experiment so different looks. I prefer her with long hair.

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Je ne sais quoi said...

ok babe IM STILL ALIVE lol
I have been missing since the weekend! well it wsa valentine's no? :) hehe
Great overview of Rihanna's hair evolution! I totally love bad gal riri! but i preferred her in the longer length of hair ! especially wavy! so sexy!

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Fashion-Bridge said...

I respect her so much for being brave and changing her hair style so often. As long as I can remember myself I always had long hair:) so I'm personally not that brave at all. I think I like Rihanna the most with either very short cuts or long hair




Adrielle said...

Everyone wanted Rihanna's bob back in 2007.She has such a pretty face that anything looks good on her.

mademoiselle mode said...

I can't say because for me she is always perfect !!

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Katie Q. said...

I love how creative she is with her hair, she always does such fun things with it. I love it when she has her hair super short, it really shows off her cute face! (Although its funny, she looks younger when she wears her hair long.) The red always just kills me, I love the really dramatic shades that she goes for!

Miu said...

I really like #6 in Every Shade of Red.

Denisa said...

She is and always would be amazing. Have a nice day.


Marella said...

She's always so cool!

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Izzy said...

haha Rihanna's had some very interesting hair styles hasn't she? she certainly has the spunk for it though, especially the cropped dos.

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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wowsers, I had no idea she changes her hair so much but you're right, they literally ALL suit her. I think my faves are the first set with the longer cropped looks on the bottom row. But the reds are gorgeous too, love it!

ps. Thanks for the anniversary congrats, v sweet of you!

Rahul Bhatia said...

A cute hairy post:)

Jessica said...

Love Rihanna <3
I love her hair right now!!

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life is style said...

so pretty :)
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Fashionthroughtravel said...

The very short bob must be my favorite hairstyle of hers! I just love it!
So glad to hear from you too :) The quirky hats in the Band of Outsiders show really are something special!

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

I love her bob styles and her longer length styles. A disaster for me was probably ALL of the reds (apart from number 2).
Hope you had a good weekend Sam xx

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Thanks a bunch for your words, they mean so much and really appreciate them everytime:) Lol now that you make me think, she seriously changed hair many many and many times! And just wonder the ones that still have to come! Btw, though some of the looks she had I personally dont like (as the short cuts or the red ones, I think they are little rude and aggressive on her), she looks always very beautiful! I really love how she appeared at the Grammy this year, so long lenght suit her the best! Hope you have a good day dear, kisses! xo

Karolina Kołodziej said...

Riri has beautiful hair!!

Janice Lunes said...

Great Post !!

Nice selection girl :)

I loved the short hair and shaved sides !!


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Coline Chavaroche said...

I don't really like all the haircut but some are great anyway !


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Anonymous said...

She looks good with longer hair.


Beauty Follower said...

I liked her with the short black (8).

Bravoe Runway said...

I think she can wear any hairstyle but my favorite was the chin length bob in the green dress.

S said...

She's definitely took all the chances!!!
I like her mostly with bob, but she looks great with almost every style!
Great post dear! :D

Pop Champagne said...

I didn't relize how many different hair styles she had, I think I like her more with long hair, but she looks awesome in red too! man she can pull off everything!

Filipa said...

I love the "Longer lengths", she look so gorgeous :)
Well, wen you try it make sure to share some pictures with me :D

Jeeh Trend said...

Love it!!!

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Little Rus said...

I've been thinking of her hair styles recently, after she appeared in that Alaia dress. Frankly I think pixie style suits her best - she has fab features and they seem to stand out when her hair is short. x

Vanessa said...

She's amazing! I prefer in red and in brown! xo!

Francesca said...

Wow, she has had a lot of hairstyles! My favorites would be the first bob, and the fifth long hair one. I don't really like the sixth bob or fifth mid-length.

Josie said...

She can pull off every look, lucky gurrrl. I loved her hair in the video for What's My Name, when it was red and curly and tied up with a bow. So pretty! What's your favourite? xxx

Ira Kharchenko said...

Fabulous! I especially love the assymmetric and red ones:)

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bridechic said...

Especially loving the long locks!

aki! said...

No kidding! I am envious of how great short hair looks on her.

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Kacie Cone said...

Wow shes really done everything hasn't she haha Her hair at this years grammys was perfection she needs to keep that!

Bodil Huisman said...

I like the long and red hair the most on her; but she looks gorgeous with every haircut, she can pull of every hairstyle.


loving-evelyn said...

mid length is now my favourite

MateaTPol said...

She have beutifull face so I think every hair style is very nice on her, but im not for blonde color on her..

Barbara Materi said...

I love her with red hair, but also now she is always great!!



Rakhshan said...

i love bangs on RiRi, esp the fringe and she looked great in a bob, i remember I loved watching her song 'shut up and drive' she looked great in that!
i love this post btw:) xx

Wil Harris said...

Wow, I didn't realize how many different hairstyles she had! My fav would have to be #6 in the short cuts. I remember that was when Riri went from good girl to bad girl and had everyone wanting to stand under her umbrella, lol!

Punctuation Mark said...

I don't like when she goes color crazy... She looks amazing with long hair!

Gabriel Kaefer said...

Wow, what beautiful!
but my favorites are the red!
simply wonderful


Bex Doctor said...

she can pull any hairstyle I guess, but I love her with long locks, brings out the sweetness in her face.


Miuw said...

I don't really like short hair on her.. :c she does pull it off though

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Kashaya said...

Fun blog post. She has had so many different hair styles.

Anonymous said...

oh yes! rihanna is the queen of hairstyles! I think I like her best in the mid-length blonde hair.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Boy Rihanna really has had quite the array of hairstyles and she pretty much rocks them all. I think the asymmetrical bob is one of my favorites for the sleekness and it was such a signature look for her for awhile.

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golden_ivy said...

Her last Grammy's look was THE BEST! I love it a lot!
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Preity Lama Tamang said...

she looks gorgeous in any hair color and length!! But i personally love her in long hair

Jayme and Mendi said...

I loved her hair at the Grammy's! Just gorgeous!!

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

I love her with short hair! So edgy!!!

Zoe Concepción said...

omg!!! Really????? what amazing hair styles.... she looks great in any color don't you think????woww!

Tie Bow-tie said...

I even didn't realize how often she's changing her hairstyle!
#6 from first collage is best!

Carmen said...

From the short cuts I loved number 4 and she looked really good with that number 2 red as well. In fact she really looked good with almost every hairdo but I prefer the shorter cuts and curly bobs!

Kat said...

wow shes really gone through so many different hair styles! i think my fav is all her mid length looks! :D


Denise said...

Oh how i love Rihanna! Actually i just did a post about her collection for River Island yesterday =)
It's amazing to see how every single hairstyle seems to work for her, actually i'm kinda jealous about that haha...however i love the last picture in long lenghts, straight with a cute sidebangle <3
But also the bobs, red curls..even blonde! Great post sweety!

Love, Denise

Diana S.T. said...

I like her hair cut but I stay with long long hair...

Nee said...

ah she can wear any hairstyle she wants and looks perfect:) she's so changeable and that's what i love about her:) the long and waivy hair makes her look so feminin. hope to see more styles in the next years.
lots of love xx

Danny said...

She's always beautiful! But I think she's really stylish with red hair

Kacie said...

She seriously looks amazing in all of these hairstyles!


Tamara Chloé said...

wow this girl looks amazing with every style,cut or lenght!!

great post and wonderfull collages!! xoxo

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Ceciliette said...

omg i knew she had a lot of hairstyles..but nw seing them allat once is a shock!!! hahahahah I will say that definetly she look better with black hair, eventhoug the hairstyle she's carrying nowadays is perfect!

Sunny & Star said...

I love how her hair is always changing. I have to say that I am not that big of a fan of the red hair though. I think she looks amazing with the mid length hair.

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Elle Sees said...

i had no idea she had no many styles. wow!

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

I SO love her with long hair, it's just so gorgeous!

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The Chic Sheet said...

WOW. That is a lot of looks.... I am sort of bored with long hair. I think she looked more on trend and bad ass with the short style.


Kati said...

I love the bob most - so pretty!

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Wendy said...

Love Rihanna!!In juni I go to a concert of her in the Netherlands :) can't wait!! <3

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She's so stunning and looks different in so many styles, but I love the shorter crop cuts best. Although, red is really pretty as well. xo/Madison

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Hair and color sensation, miss RiRi. I really like the short hair. She looks more into the fashion!
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Diana Marks said...

I can't believe she hasn't lost her hair after so many colorings )

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Ivana said...

Wow, I'm wondering right now how much of this was done with wigs and how much with her own hair. If she was doing this to her own hair, I'm expecting to see her bald any day now :) Otherwise, in terms of hair inspiration, there's hardly anyone else to turn to :)

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Miss Doodles said...

I like Rihanna in her short hair, she looks more badass in it :P

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