STYLE & BEAUTY
01/22/2016 06:01 am ET

40 Rihanna Hairstyles To Inspire Your Next Makeover

Don't get stuck in a hair rut.

Whenever we hear the words "Rihanna" and "hair" used in the same sentence, our first reaction is to scroll through Twitter to see how the rebellious star has transformed her locks. Since breaking out of the mini-Beyoncé mold of long, chestnut brown hair and super bronzed skin, RiRi has been on quite the beauty streak.

Of course, props are due to celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen for giving Rihanna that razor-sharp black bob to belt out "Umbrella" (ella ella eh eh eh). But the singer gave the classic short haircut a fresh twist with her risqué stage outfits and smoldering eye makeup. That style didn't last very long -- as with every album Rihanna has released, she debuted a brand new hair color soon after. From "Rated R" honey-blonde to "Loud" fire engine-red to "Talk That Talk" caramel brown to "Unapologetic" jet black.

One would be quick to think that Rihanna's constantly-changing style is a cry for attention (or Instagram likes), but she'd be the first to shoot that assumption down. "I don't do things for the response or for the controversy," she told Access Hollywood. "I just live my life."

As we patiently wait for Rihanna to drop her eighth album "Anti!" and consider switching up our look, we look to the ultimate hair chameleon for inspiration. 

  • 1 Loose Waves
    2006
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    2006
  • 2 Loose Waves
    2014
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    2014
  • 3 Sophisticated Updo
    2006
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    2006
  • 4 Chic Chignon
    2006
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    2006
  • 5 Sleek & Straight
    2006
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    2006
  • 6 Sleek & Straight
    2006
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    2006
  • 7 Sleek & Straight
    2010
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    2010
  • 8 Loose Curls
    2006
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    2006
  • 9 Loose Curls
    2007
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    2007
  • 10 Razor-Sharp Bob
    2007
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    2007
  • 11 Razor-Sharp Bob
    2007
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    2007
  • 12 Razor-Sharp Bob
    2008
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  • 13 The Perfect Pixie
    2008
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  • 14 The Perfect Pixie
    2008
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    2008
  • 15 The Perfect Pixie
    2009
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    2009
  • 16 The Perfect Pixie
    2012
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    2012
  • 17 Curly Pompadour
    2008
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    2008
  • 18 Curly Pompadour
    2008
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    2008
  • 19 Curly Pompadour
    2009
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    2009
  • 20 Blonde Undercut
    2009
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  • 21 Blonde Undercut
    2009
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  • 22 Blonde Undercut
    2009
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  • 23 Fire-Engine Red Hair
    2010
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  • 24 Fire-Engine Red Hair
    2010
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    2010
  • 25 Fire-Engine Red Hair
    2011
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    2011
  • 26 Fire-Engine Red Hair
    2011
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  • 27 Chestnut Brown Locks
    2011
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    2011
  • 28 Chestnut Brown Locks
    2011
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  • 29 Chestnut Brown Locks
    2012
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  • 30 Dirty Blonde Roots
    2012
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    2012

 

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