From island girl to fashion and beauty icon, Rihanna is the ultimate hair chameleon!
TIME has named her Fenty Beauty brand as one of the best inventions of 2017, Vogue Paris and Dazed have featured her on their latest covers, so really, there’s no denying it: everyone who’s anyone is talking about Bad Girl RiRi.
After bursting onto the music scene in 2005 with her debut single Pon de Replay (don’t pretend you don’t get ready for a night out to this song!), Rihanna has proudly left her mark on the industry. But it’s not just because of her musical talent and bold personality, but also because of her ability to slay countless hairstyles!
8 times Rihanna’s hair shined bright like a diamond
1. When she was RL Ariel
When Rihanna released her Loud album in 2010, she was the Only Girl In The World (we couldn’t resist!) slaying an Ariel-worthy hair colour.
Editor’s tips: Seeing red? If you are, we recommend investing in the TRESemmé Colour Revitalise Shampoo and Conditioner, to help preserve your colour for longer. After all, RiRi wouldn’t be caught out with a faded hair colour!
2. When she proved anyone can rock a pixie
Do you remember the time Rihanna graced the VMAs with this ultra-short pixie crop? Do you remember telling yourself you can pull it off, too? Well it’s true, as it’s an effortlessly versatile look for all!
Regardless of your face shape, pixies can be adapted to suit your natural features and open up your appearance — honestly, there’s nothing not to love about them.
3. And blonde hair, too!
Contrary to the belief that platinum blonde only suits those with fairer skin tones, Rihanna decided to showcase her take on the bright and beautiful trend at the 2012 Battleship premiere. And guess what? She killed it!
This gorgeous hue worked a charm with her skin tone, giving RiRi a natural-looking, sunny glow. So, if you’ve ever wanted to test the blonde waters, be sure to look to the star for guidance!
4. When she schooled everyone on slaying bantu knots
Happen to have a silky straight weave? Then this might be your new favourite way to style your hair! As Rihanna demonstrates, bantu knots look amazing when styled to sleek perfection – and with Winter hot on our heels, this could be the protective look you’be been hunting for. #Slay!
Editor’s tip: When creating your bantu knots, make sure to use some of the TIGI S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum, which will help give you sleek, smooth and frizz-free strands — all the things this stunning look requires.
5. And when she made it okay to rock the pineapple in the day
Twist-outs take a lot of time to do, but the gorgeously curly results are always worth it. And in order to preserve your hard work, you might try the pretty and protective pineapple method.
But instead of saving this protective hairstyle for nighttime, you should rock it in the daytime for a seriously chic go-to style. Why? Because Rihanna did it and so can you!
6. When she brought the blunt bob back
While everyone was jumping on the long bob bandwagon, the star was looking to the ’90s for hair inspiration. Here she stepped out to flaunt this sexy blunt bob hairstyle and had us running to the salon.
This short and sharp style has fierce-and-fabulous written all over it, and is destined for those of you who are looking to stylishly switch things up this season.
7. When she became a faux dreadlock Rapunzel
For her upcoming role in Oceans 8, the star was spotted on and off set with Rapunzel-worthy faux dreadlocks. Now let’s all just take a moment to sit and appreciate the beauty of this natural style…
8. And finally reminding us that beachy waves will never go out of style
Rihanna is always paying homage to her Barbadian roots. How? By rocking beachy waves almost 24-7, for a fresh of the sand look!
Now while we don’t have the luxury to go to the beach everyday, a sea salt spray will help you fake it ’til you make it – so grab yours now for year-round summer vibes!
Loved seeing Rihanna’s mane moments? The fun doesn’t have to stop here! Here are Beyoncé’s award winning hair files for you to take a look at. Seriously, they’re not to be missed…