Check out our gallery of Rihanna’s hairstyles over the years. Get hair inspirations from this Barbadian singer and actress to find a hairstyle that will look just as good on you.
Rihanna is known as a rebellious star. When it comes to her hairstyle, people get the same feeling. From long brown hair to the black short cut razor look was quite a transformation. With every new album, Rihanna kept on changing her hairstyle. In ‘Rated R’ she had honey-blonde hair; in ‘Loud’, fire engine red, in Unapologetic ‘black’ and in ‘Talk Talk Talk’ caramel.
All these changes in the color of her hair gave her a completely new look. You may not find any other celebrity who has undergone so many changes in their hairstyle.
Here we are going to discuss some of Rihanna’s best hairstyles. She looks great with black hair; it just goes very well with her complexion. She did a casual updo on her long hair and curled the loose ends. The hairstyle looked very simple but it reflected her strong personality. Up-dos look great on her as she has an oval face shape. Even a high ponytail volume at the crown looks great on her.
Straight up-dos with blunt cut bangs brings our her best features. Black is her natural color, but she looks good on chestnut brown and shades of chocolate also. Her complexion is warm and these colors also go well with her green eyes.
At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, Rihanna simply looked stunning with her mid-length wavy hair. With the hair parting in the middle, she looked very elegant in this hairstyle. She had shades of caramel. For changing her look completely, she went for the short pixie hairstyle in black and dark brunette colors. She seemed to like the medium red color a lot as we have seen her in different hairstyles with this signature color. We have seen her in voluminous super curly hair, to shoulder length and even bob hairstyle.
Rihanna is a popular singer and songwriter. She is an actress as well. She entered the music industry in 2003. Her debut album ‘Music of the Sun’ became a hit and she rose to fame instantly. Her albums ‘A Girl Like Me’ secured one of the top 10 positions on the US Billboard 200. She became a sex symbol after the release of her album ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ that was released in 2007. She won the first Grammy Award for her single ‘Umbrella’.
Her album ‘Unapologetic’ released in 2012 got a Grammy Award also. She won a number of American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and lots more. Many of her songs are considered to be the world’s best selling singles. She is even ranked as one of the most powerful celebrities today by Forbes. She is a very young and talented artist and one of the best pop icons we have today.
Here are Rihanna’s hairstyles over the years.
On September 12, 2019, Rihanna attended the 5th Annual Diamond Ball benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street. She came wearing an all-black outfit to pair with her messy top knot bun hairstyle with loose curtain bangs and tendrils.
On December 2, 2019, Rihanna wore an elegant light blue gown with her Fulani braids and cornrows when she attended the Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom.
Rihanna matched her black leather sexy dress with her thick raven long hair that has a tousled wavy finish at the Sephora Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launch event on April 5, 2018, in Milan, Italy.
Rihanna attended the premiere of “Ocean’s 8” at Alice Tully Hall on June 5, 2018, in New York City. She wore a fashion-forward dress that resembles a large flower and matched it with a long and slicked back jet black hairstyle.
Rihanna’s elegant and fashionable white sheer dress contrasts perfectly with her raven side-swept long hair with a wavy finish at the 4th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani on September 13, 2018, in New York City.
On September 14, 2018, Rihanna looked quite charming in her pink gown by Calvin Klein and her long side-swept wavy dark hairstyle when she attended the Fenty Beauty 1-year anniversary at Sephora inside JCPenney in Brooklyn.
Rihanna attended the 69th annual Parsons Benefit at Chelsea Piers on May 22, 2017, in New York. She wore a fashionable brown dress that looks like a trench coat and paired this with her short and curly bob hairstyle.
Rihanna was at the “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets” World Premiere on July 17, 2017, in Hollywood, CA. She wore a lovely strapless white dress that complemented her high ponytail with curly black hair.
Rihanna went with a slight goth look in her pure black outfit and long tousled wavy raven hairstyle when she attended the 3rd annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani on September 14, 2017, in New York City.
Rihanna attended the 59th GRAMMY Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the USA on February 12, 2017. She wowed everyone with her sexy two-piece outfit that showed off her figure and long wavy tousled hairstyle that has a reddish tone.
Rihanna attended the 2017 Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY on May 1st, 2017. She wore an artistic and colorful fashion-forward dress and swept her hair up in a top knot hairstyle with wispy bangs.
On July 26, 2017, Singer Rihanna was at the Elysée Palace to present the program of her association about children’s education. She wore a smart casual outfit and paired this with a high ponytail hairstyle that ends with curly raven tips.
Rihanna was at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA on May 22, 2016. Her simple dark brown outfit is complemented by her simple make-up and wavy tousled short hair with eye-skimmer bangs.
Recording artist Rihanna attended the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna AW16 Collection during Fall 2016 New York Fashion Week at 23 Wall Street on February 12, 2016, in New York City. She paired her casual black outfit with a short and straight bob hairstyle.
Rihanna was seen on the film set of ‘Ocean’s 8’ in Central Park on November 9, 2016, in New York City. She was wearing casual clothes and her hair was styled into long side-swept dreadlocks.
Rihanna was seen on December 5, 2016, walking the streets of New York City. She was wearing a large black winter jacket over her casual clothes and her hair was styled into long dreadlocks held up by a colorful headband.
Rihanna attended the Grammy Awards 2015 on February 8, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired her charming pink strapless dress with a neat bun hairstyle with a few loose tendrils.
On May 04, 2015, Rihanna attended the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. She wore a vintage yellow dress with fur to match her golden headdress on her slicked-back reddish hairstyle.
Rihanna wowed everyone with her stunning pearly white dress and slicked back long straight hairstyle at the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, USA on December 10, 2015.
Recording artist Rihanna performed onstage during the CBS RADIO Third Annual “We Can Survive” event, presented by Chrysler at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015, in Hollywood, California. She performed wearing a pinstriped suit with her high ponytail that has curly tips.
Rihanna’s lovely dark lips matched well with her white outfit and top knot bun hairstyle with bangs at the “Home” Special Screening Red Carpet at the Village Theater on March 22, 2015, in Westwood, CA.
Rihanna was at the First Annual Diamond Ball at The Vineyard on December 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, CA. She wore a sexy form-hugging silk dress that paired well with her long straight hair with metallic highlights styled into a low ponytail.
On April 13, 2014, Rihanna’s long and curly raven hair was swept up into a messy low bun hairstyle with loose curly tendrils at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at the Nokia Theatre LA Live.
Rihanna stunned everyone with her sheer red dress that she paired with her long and wavy highlighted hair resting on her shoulders when she attended the Grammy Awards 2013 on February 10, 2013, in Los Angeles, CA.
Rhianna was at the exclusive after party of the launch of the Rihanna for River Island collection at DSTRKT, London on March 4, 2013. She was charming with her casual outfit and side-swept wavy hairstyle with a shaved side.
Rihanna performed at the Barclays Center on May 7, 2013, in New York City. She was seen wearing a cool black sheer costume to pair with her long side-swept wavy hairstyle that is dyed blond and wavy.
Rihanna was at the 2013 American Music Awards Press Room at Nokia Theater on November 24, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. She wore an elegant shiny black dress that she topped with a raven slick upstyle.
Rihanna was seen out for lunch before the Grammy Awards on February 9, 2013, in West Hollywood, California. She was chatting friends in her colorful casual dress and long, wavy brunette hairstyle.
On September 6, 2012, Rihanna wore a charming white dress with her raven side-swept pixie hairstyle at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
Rihanna was at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012. She looked absolutely stunning in her black dress and her long and loose tousled curly hair that is dyed blond.
Rihanna was at the 2012 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London on February 21, 2012. She paired her bejeweled dress with a messy bun hairstyle with highlights and loose wispy bangs.
Rihanna was at the Los Angeles premiere of “Battleship” held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California on May 10, 2012. She looked stunning in her sexy white dress and long raven hair that is tousled, wavy, side-swept and has a shaved side.
Rihanna was seen leaving her hotel wearing a red and pink tuxedo in London, UK on June 27, 2012. She paired this with a long and loose raven hair with layered bangs.
Rihanna was named the Queen of the 2012 West Hollywood Halloween Carnival at Greystone Manor Supperclub on October 31, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. She wore a black casual ensemble outfit with her shoulder-length raven curly hair with a shaved side.
Rihanna was seen exiting the Mandarin Hotel in London wearing a colorful tuxedo style dress in London, UK on March 29, 2012. She topped this off with a medium-length straight blond hair with blunt bangs.
Singer Rihanna performed her 777 secret gig tour at the HMV Forum in Kentish Town in London on November 19, 2012. She was wearing a white ensemble outfit with her long and wavy raven hair styled with a shaved side and side-swept bangs.
Rihanna arrived at the GQ Men Of The Year Party at Chateau Marmont Hotel on November 13, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. She was wearing a stunning red dress to pair with her long and straight raven hairstyle incorporated with pinned side-swept bangs.
Rihanna attended the Stella McCartney Winter 2012 London Evening Wear Presentation and Dinner in London. She was quite fashionable in her dark green dress and medium-length blond hairstyle with eye-skimmer bangs.
Rihanna was seen leaving the Corinthia Hotel in London wearing Christian Louboutin thigh-length leather boots in London, UK on March 27, 2012. She paired this with a leather outfit and contrasted it with a bright blond hairstyle that has elegant curls and blunt bangs.
Rihanna was spotted leaving the Corinthia Hotel wearing a ‘Rick’ necklace in London, UK on June 25, 2012. This complements her casual sporty gray outfit and long tousled loose raven hairstyle with blunt bangs.
Rihanna wore a smart casual outfit with her ponytail hairstyle incorporated with side-swept bangs when she attended the Westfield Stratford City Christmas Lights Lighting Ceremony in Stratford, London on November 19, 2012.
Singer Rihanna performed on the TODAY Show Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza on May 27, 2011, in New York City. She was wearing a unique and fashionable ensemble outfit with her bright red long and loose hairstyle with vintage curls.
Rihanna was at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. She was lovely in her pure white outfit to contrast with her short tousled side-swept hairstyle that has a bright red tone.
Rihanna went for a vintage look to her feathered green dress and long curly hairstyle with highlights and curly side-swept bangs when she launched her Reb’l fleur perfume at House of Fraser, Oxford St, London on August 22, 2011.
Rihanna was at Macy’s in Lakewood, California at the launch of her first fragrance ‘Reb’l Fleur’ on February 18, 2011. She was lovely in her gray outfit and shoulder-length red hairstyle with waves and tousles.
On September 11, 2011, Singer Rihanna rocked the stage during the Rock in Rio event. She was wearing a stylish two-piece outfit to go with her curly and highlighted high ponytail incorporated with bangs.
The live concert of Rihanna was held at the Mediolanum Forum Assago in Milan, Italy on December 12, 2011. She was stunning in her colorful two-piece concert outfit to pair with her shoulder-length tousled curly hair with highlights.
Rihanna was at the Gucci and RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch held in West Hollywood, California on February 12, 2011. She came in a sexy white outfit to match with her thick red afro-style curly hair that is perfectly tousled.
Rihanna attended the 2010 American Music Awards at Nokia Theater on November 21, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA. She paired her stunning red sheer dress with an equally stunning curly red hair left loose and tousled.
Rihanna wore a charming blue dress to pair with her edgy undercut pixie hair with highlights and a spiked pompadour finish at The Recording Academy and Clive Davis Present The 2010 Pre-Grammy Gala – Salute To Icons held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on January 30, 2010.
Rihanna performed in Times Square on November 15, 2010, in New York City. She entertained everyone in her colorful outfit and long silky straight red hair that is center-parted.
Rihanna wore a Christian Siriano dress at the Pepsi Refresh Project Superbowl Kickoff Party, LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Miami, FL on February 5, 2010. She paired this dress with a sexy side-swept pixie hairstyle dyed sandy blond.
Rihanna was at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on January 31, 2010. She was elegant in her white feathered dress that is fashionably paired with a tossed up pixie hairstyle with a slight pompadour finish.
Rihanna was on stage for Pepsi Fan Jam Super Bowl Concert Series in South Beach, Miami, FL on February 4, 2010. She wowed everyone with her sexy asymmetrical outfit and edgy and spiky highlighted pixie hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Rihanna’s concert during the Rock in Rio in Arganda del Rey was on June 5, 2010, in Madrid. She was stunning and mesmerizing in the black two-piece outfit that she paired with a bright red pixie hairstyle with an undercut finish.
Rihanna went with an androgynous look in her Dolce & Gabbana suit and side-swept jet black pixie hairstyle at The Model as Muse Embodying Fashion Costume Institute Benefit Gala, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York on May 4, 2009.
Rihanna was at the Pre-Grammy Party honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on February 7, 2009. She was lovely in her colorful dress that paired well with her neat black side-swept pixie hairstyle.
Rihanna wore an artistic and fashionable black dress with her light brown pixie hairstyle incorporated with long side-swept bangs at the 2009 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009.
Rihanna performed on stage for Good Morning America GMA Concert held at the ABC Studios in New York City, NY on November 24, 2009. She rocked the stage in her white suit that she paired with a side-swept pixie hairstyle with bangs.
Rihanna at in-store appearance for Rihanna Promotes New Album RATED R at the Best Buy in New York City, NY on November 23, 2009. She flashed the fans with her lovely smile that worked quite well with her side-swept short hair with a shaved side.
Rihanna wore a Louis Vuitton at The 3rd annual DKMS Gala held at the Cipriani on 42nd Street in New York City, NY on May 7, 2009. She paired her fashionable outfit with an edgy top knot hairstyle that emphasizes her beautiful face.
Rihanna’s simple makeup and white dress went great with her side-swept short brown hairstyles with a shaved side at the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards in Carnegie Hall, New York, NY on November 9, 2009.
Rihanna flashed her lovely smile in a polka-dotted H&M top and raven pixie hair with long side-swept bangs at the Nickelodeon’s 21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on March 29, 2008.
Rihanna’s raven pixie hair was curly and swept up with a few tendrils highlighted at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, CA on September 7, 2008.
Rihanna attended the music mogul Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 9, 2008, in Los Angeles, CA. She came wearing a vintage colorful outfit and paired it with a raven pixie hair that is straightened and side-swept.
Rihanna looked edgy and cool in her spiked black leather bustier and raven pixie hair perfectly tousled for a wavy vintage look with a side-swept finish in the press room at the 2008 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, CA.
Rihanna wore a Cartier tiara and bracelet at the Empire State Building lighting, Empire State Building in New York on June 19, 2008. She was quite lovely and sweet in her colorful strapless outfit and raven pixie hairstyle with wispy bangs.
Rihanna was at the 2008 BET AWARDS held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on June 24, 2008. She paired her sunny yellow dress with some lovely make-up and a short side-swept raven pixie hairstyle.
Rihanna wore a Matthew Williamson outfit at the Rihanna Umbrella Collection Launch by TOTES and MACY’s held at the Macy’s Herald Square Department Store in New York on February 05, 2008. She paired her black casual clothes with a simple pixie hairstyle with side-swept eye-skimmer bangs.
Rihanna performed at the MTV Mobile Bang Concert held at Milan Central Station on July 15, 2008, in Milan, Italy. She was cool in her black jumpsuit and pixie hairstyle with a shaved side and long and straight bangs.
Rihanna wore a simple yet lovely dress with her elegant raven pixie hairstyle with curls at the top perfectly tousled at the 2008 American Music Awards held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Rihanna was quite fashionable in her feathered black tutu and a black jacket to pair with her side-swept raven pixie hairstyle on stage for CBS ‘The Early Show’ with Rihanna held at the CBS Studios Plaza in New York, NY on June 20, 2008.
Rihanna was wearing a beautiful black Monique Lhuillier gown at the 5th Annual FASHION ROCKS Concert Hosted by Conde Nast at the Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on September 05, 2008. She paired this with a slick pixie hair swept up for a slight pompadour style.
Rihanna was wearing an elegant green Gucci dress with her short and side-swept raven hairstyle with eye-skimmer bangs at A NIGHT TO BENEFIT RAISING MALAWI AND UNICEF hosted by Gucci in New York, NY on February 06, 2008.
Rihanna attended the 2007 Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards in UCLA Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles on March 31, 2007. She came wearing a simple white outfit with colorful details and a short and straight bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs.
Rihanna was absolutely gorgeous with her elegant dress and long straight brunette hairstyle with highlights and a few layers at the 2007 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party in Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA.
Rihanna was at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms resort & Casino, Las Vegas on September 9, 2007. She wore a stunning and sexy pink outfit that pairs quite well with her raven straight bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs.
Rihanna paired her gorgeous bejeweled dress with a short and curly raven hair perfectly tousled at the 2007 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles on November 19, 2007.
On June 3, 2007, Rihanna went for a Cleopatra look with her short and straight raven hairstyle with blunt bangs at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA.
Rihanna was quite elegant with a vintage vibe to her black dress and short raven hairstyle with vintage curls at the tips when she arrived at the House of Courvoisier BET Awards After Party in Hollywood, California on June 26, 2007.
Rihanna wore a simple yet stunning champagne-colored dress with her short raven bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at the CIPRIANI Wall Street Concert Series to Benefit US Fund for UNICEF in New York on October 09, 2007.
Rihanna wore a white jeweled dress with her side-swept bob hairstyle with long side-swept bangs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Poiret King of Fashion, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY on May 07, 2007.
Rihanna was on stage for NBC Today Show Concert with Rihanna at the Rockefeller Center in New York, NY on June 08, 2007. She wore a charming silver dress that she paired with her raven straight short bob hairstyle with blunt bangs.
Way back in June of 2006, Popstar Rihanna was in one of her first appearances, performing the song SOS at Festivalbar television show in Italy. She wore a simple black outfit to pair with her long brunette half-up hairstyle.
Rihanna was at the BMI Urban Music Awards at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY on August 30, 2006. She wore an elegant and stunning black strapless dress to pair with her long half-up hairstyle.
Singer Rihanna was at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards at UCLA, Los Angeles on April 1, 2006. She was lovely in her simple and colorful floral dress to pair with her pinned side-swept hairstyle with long bangs over one eye.
Rihanna was in the press room of the 2006 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel on December 04, 2006, in Las Vegas, NV. She came wearing a sexy and stunning white dress to match her equally elegant straight long hair with subtle highlights.
Rihanna wore an elegant and charming purple dress with her detailed upstyle with gorgeous wavy tousle at the top at the 2006 Teen Choice Awards – Press Room at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 20, 2006, in Universal City, CA.
Singer Rhianna was at the 2006 BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 27, 2006, in Los Angeles, CA. She stole the show with her charming pink dress paired with a slick upstyle bun with braids at the top.
Rihanna performed at the Kiss 108 “Kiss Concert” on May 20, 2006, held at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA. She was wearing a casual ensemble outfit with her medium-length wavy and highlighted hairstyles with side-swept bangs.
Zac Posen and Rihanna were at the Fashion Rocks Benefit Concert for Elton John AIDS Foundation, Radio City Music Hall at Rockefeller Center, New York on September 07, 2006. She was elegant in her silver dress and vintage low bun hairstyle with side-swept bangs.
Rihanna was at the World Music Awards Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, CA on August 31, 2005. She came wearing a simple green bustier outfit to match her high ponytail with curly tips and wispy bangs.
Rihanna wore an edgy and casual military jacket with her short bob hairstyle incorporated with long side-swept bangs at the press conference for the 33rd Annual AMA American Music Awards Nominations in Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on September 20, 2005.
Jay Z and Rihanna were at the 2005 Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge, The Bridgehampton Polo Club BPC in Bridgehampton, NY on July 23, 2005. She wore a lovely short sundress with her long half-up brunette hairstyle.
Rihanna performed at the Monster Jam Concert on October 25, 2005. She was sexy in her jeans and a short top that pairs quite well with her long curly hair.
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