Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Hair History... Rihanna

She's only been around for a few years yet Rihanna's had more hair do's than I've had umm hair do's.

Let's have a look through her ever changing bonce.

First up we had the young Rihanna, signed to Jay Z's label and releasing "Pon De Replay" looking like, let's be honest, every other singer out there. Long hair, toned body and lipglossed up.

Then she got a little bit shorter and sexier, an A-symmetrical bob marked the release of "Shut up and Drive" & "Don't Stop the Music" from the album "Good Girl Gone Bad"

When "Umbrella" came out, Rihanna hit the big time. She's stunning, and the 30/40's inspired bob looked styled and sophiscated.

There were fringes being cut in, differing lengths of the bob style - even a mushroom cut looks cute on her.

 To prove short hair is anything but boring, she's tried flashes of different colours. Blondes, then most recently Red. I'm not keen on the harsh bright colours in her hair, she is naturally pretty so I think this adds a harshness. I do love the honey caramel colours though, much better than the harsh bleached look.

Styling short hair doesn't mean one style that's your lot, she's quiffed it, curled it, swept it over onto different sides - the list is endless. Rihanna is lucky to have the right face shape and colouring to pull of these looks.

 The hair and styling has slowly got shorter and sharper, it's made way for a sexier Rihanna to emerge, and gives her a slight Grace Jones feel. She has become a hairspiration for girls who want short hair but don't see many celebs without the huge mane of hair. Looking through this hair history you can see that Rihanna is brave and not afraid of change - it gives her an air of confidence and I think she looks fab for the majority. And anyone who can rock their natural hair and look gorgeous is onto a winner in my eyes.

What's your favourite Rihanna style? And who's next for the hair history treatment?


  1. Definitely the 30s bob. I don't like the shorter styles very much - I just find them quite harsh despite the fact that she has the bone structure to carry them off.

    Have you done Christina and Britney yet? I'd love to see some more old school film stars but I don't think they changed their hair as much so you probably wouldn't have too much to write about!

  2. She's such a striking girl but strangely nondescript with the longer hair. I'm drawn to her severe cuts as they make her cheekbones look fabulous.
    Next? Brigitte Bardot 'cos I'd love a dark-haired version of her big hair, please!
    Vix xxx

  3. short with the caramel flashes.
    britney or christna definitely or umm lilo? x

  4. She seems to suit an length, style and colour! I love her curled quiff look!

  5. I love the dark short hair, all piled up on the top of her head. She's got a stunning face and it shows it off perfectly.

    At the Aussie event I went to this week, the stylist told me I should try an undercut look with length on top a la Rihanna... not sure if I'm brave enough though! x

  6. Love love love Rihanna's short hair. So sexy and sharp. Love all the mad colous and styles- and she suits them all! It was her that inspired some of my more drastic cuts last year so great choice Kelly! x

  7. Really like all the mad colous and styles- and she matches them all! It was her that motivated some of my more serious reduces last season so excellent option Kelly.Its is a good siteclip-in hair extensions


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