Rihanna is well-known for many things, including her music, expanding beauty empire, and impeccable style. Should we go on? But, as her resume grows (hello, she’ll be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show in 2023! ), one aspect of Riri’s that some may overlook is her hair.
Who can forget the “Umbrella” era’s asymmetrical straight cut? Or how about her red hair during the “Loud” period? Or when she shaved her sideburns? The Barbados singer has worn so many hairstyles over the years that it’s difficult to pick a favorite.
Here are 48 Rihanna hairstyles to fall in love with all over again, from her “Pon De Replay” days to building her Fenty empire.
1. Undercut Side-swept Long Brunette Hairstyle
Have you ever considered trying Rihanna’s shaved hairstyles? This hairstyle features one side shaved with all of the edgy essences. The hairstyle is both classic and fashionable. Try it out with brunette hair and heavy side-swept bangs.
2. Dark-colored Pixie-cut with Sleek and Long Bangs
The bangs are bowed out here, giving it a cute and youthful look. The bangs give the appearance of a tomboy. The razored, rounded bangs are edgy. This would look great with any dark-colored pixie and long bangs.
3. Sleek Bantu Knots
The numerous small knots, also known as Bantu knots, resemble an alien’s head! The style is one-of-a-kind and trendy. Make a few sections in your hair and tie knots all over your head.
4. Undercut with Long Brunette-colored Curly Bangs
The tangy or tossed curls resemble the noodle in this case. The hairstyle is unusual, with textured curls that extend beyond the brow. They form edgy frills around the eyes. Take note of the shaved sides, which add to the coolness of this undercut hairstyle.
5. Sleek and Side-swept Long Ponytail
Another version of the sleek side-swept hairdo with shaved sides that gives a very smooth effect. The style is yet another take on Rihanna’s side-shaved look. The hairstyle includes a shaved section, with the remainder of the hair styled straight and sleek.
6. Box Styled Mini-bubble Ponytails
Rihanna modeled a few protective styles, including this box style over the head with long straight locks but no braids. The dark shade emphasizes her dark-colored attire and matching lip color. Make mini bubble-ponytail rows in a box style.
7. A Top Knot with Copper-Blonde Curls
This trendy, inspired short curly top-knot adds insane volume to her hair while complementing her subtle but seductive makeup look. Curly ringlets aren’t just for little girls! Make a messy top-knot with your copper-blonde hair.
8. Horizontal Cornrows with Fulani Braids
Braids are a great way to add a touch of edginess and fun to your look. Fulani braids with crisscross patterns in horizontal sections are simply stunning. Isn’t it striking?
9. Side-parted Sleek and Layered Bob
Rihanna’s hair got shorter and shorter, but she kept her signature side bang. As seen in the image above, the singer was sporting an edgier look with her layered cut round bob.
10. Mid-parted Wavy Bangs with a Messy Updo
Her messy updo complements her style perfectly. With its messy edginess and center-parting, the technique can be described as Rihanna personified. This hairstyle is only suitable for some. Leave a few waves loose at the front to achieve a classy look.
11. Side-swept Soft Waves
The long, soft, side-swept waves are simply enchanting. Her long locks enhance her captivating personality. She is stunningly beautiful. To achieve a smooth hairstyle, side-sweep your hair to the shoulder and comb it.
12. Mid-parted Tight and Long Curls
The tight curls provide a sexy and appealing ‘do. Her style enhances her personality. Take a look at the long curls and mid-parted hair. Girls with natural curls look better in it—a great hairstyle for a party or hangout.
13. Faded Sides with Side-swept Wavy Hairstyle
The side shave is paired with shoulder-length smooth waves this time. The hairstyle is lovely and perky. Sweep your waves to either shoulder and show off your faded or clean-shaved sides.
14. Side-parted Asymmetrical Bob
You can’t sing “Umbrella” without thinking of this iconic asymmetrical bob. Rihanna was ready to experiment with her hairstyle and ditch the traditional bob. Ask your hairdresser to assist you in achieving this look.
15. Red-toned Bowl-cut with an Undercut
Here’s one of Rihanna’s most iconic looks. Hello there, red highlights! Hello, bowl cut! Request a bowl-shaped undercut from your hairstylist. For a cool look, pair this with some messy bangs.
16. Side-swept Wavy Bob with a Wet-effect
The curls are frizzy and have a wet appearance. The top of the hair is side-combed, with waves emerging at the bottom. The look is edgy and sophisticated. You can also try this on long or medium hair if you don’t have a bob.
17. Sleek Twisted Rings Crochet Hairstyles
If you’ve been thinking about crochet hairstyles, try Riri’s understated look. It’s a long and unique hairstyle that combines the best of both worlds, complete with a badass part. Twist your hair in the back to create a ring-like updo like the one shown above.
18. Dual-tone Hairstyle with Long Side-swept Bangs
Rihanna’s hairstyle incorporates the side shaved spirit and thick bangs that drape over the eyes, exuding elegance and punk simultaneously. She experimented with a dual-tone texture that featured dark roots and a blonde skunk stripe.
19. Long Mullet Hairstyle
The mullet and spikes combination is simply an updated version of the Mohawk hairstyle. The thick layered tail on the hairdo adds a unique touch to the hairdo. If you don’t like messy hairstyles, comb your hair.
20. Side-parted Long and Straight Hairstyle
Rihanna also chose a sleeker, straighter hairstyle while maintaining her dark-colored hue. Use hair gel or hair spray to achieve this smooth side-parted long hairstyle.
21. Shoulder-length and Red-colored Voluminous Waves
Do you want to try Rihanna’s red hairstyles? Then this mid-length red bob is a great place to start. The red bob exudes full hair essence. If you can pull off the red tinge for a voluminous style, this style is appropriate for a formal occasion. The hair is wavy and lovely.
22. Face-framing Bangs with a Sleek High Updo
The top big, sleek updo is neatly tied up and provides a powerful, glamorous look. The updo has a classy and elite appearance because it includes face-framing bangs. To keep the hairstyle in place, use hair spray.
23. Copper-Blonde Curly High Ponytail
The fragrance queen wore her copper-blonde curls in a pineapple updo or a high ponytail to complement her all-pink ensemble. Use a rubber band or an XXL accessory to collect the curls at the top.
24. Short and Boyish-looking Pixie Cut
The pixie has trimmed cuts that complement her feminine appearance while appearing boyish. The style is simple but appealing. Suppose you like highlights, experiment with different colored shades. You can also dress unusually.
25. Bob with Brow-length Razored Bangs
The sleek round bob is set neatly. The style is completed with razored bangs that are extremely trendy and crisp and cover the brows. This look can also be achieved with a shaggy French bob.
26. Braided Bangs with a High Ponytail
The hairstyle is characterized by braided bangs gathered into a high ponytail. The ponytail is pretty and stylish, and it exudes elegance. If you want to add some movement, braid both sides.
27. Sleek and Side-swept Bangs Accessorized with Bobby Pins
The hairstyle resembles a large plain black headband held in place by medium-length hairpins. The pins add a fun detail to this hairstyle. Side sweep your bangs to either side and finish with some shiny Bobby pins.
28. Half-up, Half-down Hairstyle
The messy ponytail is a juxtaposition of opposites. The top is neat, with ruffled curls emulating the ponytail. This half-up, half-down hairstyle will look great with messy waves over your shoulder at your next party.
29. Braided Space Buns with Loose Braided Bangs
Rihanna turned heads with this braided space buns look that caught everyone’s attention not even a year later. Braid your bangs, but let them hang lose this time to show off your high braided buns.
30. Short Curtain Bangs with Short and Wavy Hair
This textured bob with wavy ends and wispy curtain bangs exudes a cool, relaxed vibe. It emphasizes the jawline and the neck. If you’re interested in them, try different highlights.
31. Messy Locks Collected at the Top
The hairstyle is held in place by a headband that ties at the crown. The overall look is pretty and sophisticated. Collect your unkempt locks into a pineapple ponytail or updo.
32. Mid-parted Long and Voluminous Curls with Brunette Ends
The extensive curls with Brunette hair are fashionable and sophisticated. Choose a bold attire and part your curls into two halves. With its strong curls and red lips, the hairstyle exudes elegance.
33. A Casual and Voluminous High Ponytail
Rihanna loves to keep us guessing with her hairstyles. While becoming known for her bright colors and hairstyles, she surprised us with a natural and casual look with her voluminous ponytail. Wear it as high as possible to ensure that it is comfortable.
34. Long Red-toned Retro Hairstyle
The hairstyle gives a ‘horny’ appearance. The curled horns and the red hue combine to give Rihanna an edgy look. This retro tucked-up hairstyle with a deep part is not casual but is certainly eye-catching.
35. Messy Gelled-up Pixie-cut
Do you remember when Rihanna went wild and messy? These unkempt gelled-up locks transport me to the 1970s. Use hair gel to hold your hair up and create a messy look. It’s time to give your classic pixie a spiky makeover.
36. Pixie Cut with Heavy and Wavy Side-swept Bangs
The messy rouge bangs have a neat and wild vibe. The thick side distinguishes the hairstyle swept bangs. To achieve the same effect, use a roller or a round brush. Use hair spray to keep the hairstyle in place.
37. Sleek and Long Ponytail with a Side-swept Style
This sleekness exudes a distinct edginess. The hairstyle is glossy and tightly pulled back into a thin ponytail with smooth finesse. The sleek bangs swept to the side are the focal point here.
38. Braided High Ponytail with Face-Framing Bangs
Did blonde Rihanna have a better time? There is photographic evidence that Rihanna can pull off any hairstyle. Her long braided extensions in a ponytail and face-framing bangs are the perfect amount of drama for day and night.
39. Undercut Pixie with Red-toned Long Bangs
It was appropriate for the beauty founder to wear an elegant red hairstyle, again with an undercut, but this time the bangs were the cherry on top. And, in true Rihanna fashion, she always adds a messy touch.
40. Vintage Bangs with a Low Bun
Side-swept hair Rihanna is still the best—I said it! The slinky side-swept bangs and brunette are stunning. It’s impossible not to notice the vintage bangs tucked into a low or side bun.
41. Mid-length Messy and Blonde-colored Waves
A fiery elegance is provided by the voluminous blonde curl. The hairstyle is simply stunning. The fringed blonde lob or mid-length hair is chic and adds a Rihanna touch. Comb your unkempt bangs apart to achieve the desired effect.
42. A High Bun with Curtain Bangs
The bun has long bangs that add a quirky and stylish touch. The hairstyle appears both wild and formal. The key feature is the sleek curtain bangs with a slightly tousled high bun at the back.
43. Updo with a Wave Styled Side-swept Hairstyle
The hairstyle with one side shave adds another twist to her strange looks. The wavy front bang is heavily textured and beautiful. The hairstyle looks lovely with vintage curls. Make a loose updo with your hair.
44. Ocean Waves Looking Retro Hairstyle
Her vintage curls reflect her chic, classy, and stylish aura. The style is unquestionably refined and stunning. As previously stated, the waves resemble ocean tides. Use a good hair gel to style it.
45. Dreadlocks Hairstyle
For the all-women-led Ocean’s 8 film, the Barbados star honed her acting skills and sported dreadlocks as Nine Ball. Make thick dreadlocks and get ready for summer with a one-of-a-kind updo.
46. Buns at the Top Mohawk Hairstyle
The bun is tucked in with pins and styled in the French wavy style at the top and back—a distinct French bun, unmistakably Rihanna in appearance. The buns are designed in such a way that they resemble a faux hawk style.
47. Copper-toned Bob with an XXL Accessory
Rihanna cemented her status as a fashion icon at the Met Gala. While her dress was the show’s star, she flipped copper-toned Bob with flipped ends, and XXL golden headpiece deserved to be noticed.
48. Voluminous and Puffy Waves at the Front
Riri changed her hair color from red to golden brown in 2011. The front waves are voluminous and retro. While the color complemented her sixth studio album, “Talk That Talk,” and her new look for the year.