THE BEAUTY EVOLUTION OF RIHANNA

Rihanna switches up her hairstyles as often as she does her outfits. She’s had everything from pixie cuts to luxurious long waves. Not shy to embrace color, our rebellious September cover star is a natural chameleon of hair and makeup. Here, we’ve rounded up Rihanna’s most famous and daring beauty looks.

Author: Chrystin Bunion

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Shortly after the pop star first burst onto the scene at 17 years old with her ‘Pon de Replay’ album, her natural brown fringe, lilac eye makeup and glowing fresh face gives her the sweet “girl next door” look.

November 2006


Rihanna decided to glam up her look at bit while attending the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards with voluminous wavy curls paired with flirty eyelash extensions and a natural nude gloss lip.

June 2007


The singer ditched her hair extensions for an edgier shorter look. Her razor-sharp bangs and cropped bob hairstyle were attributed not to just her change in fashion sense, but also in musical direction as her hit album “good girl gone bad” had recently been released.

October 2007


Rihanna switched up her style again with this jet black side-swept fringe and bob hairstyle. Her bold smoky eye, rosy cheeks and natural lip were the perfect touches to her simple slip dress look while attending the 2007 Cipriani Wall Street concert series in New York.

November 2008


Rocking a curly pompadour, soft brown smoky eye makeup and spiky lashes for definition, Rihanna looked like a glammed-up rocker babe for the 2008 american music awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

January 2010


The singer embodied full-on ice princess at the nrj music awards at the Palais Des Festivals, wearing a newly-blonde curly pompadour with shaved sides completed with frosty white eye makeup, spiked eyelashes for definition and a pink pouty lip.

November 2010


Rihanna debuted new cherry-red curly hair at the 2010 American Music Awards. Her natural makeup pared with a rosy cheek put all of the focus on her new bold hairstyle.

May 2011


Keeping with her scarlet color, Rihanna pulled off this mermaid-esque wavy hairstyle for the ‘Nivea and Rihanna celebrating 100 years of skincare’ event at the grand hotel intercontinental in paris.

February 2012


At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the singer looked stunning with dark roots and blonde beach waves. She had a natural glow as she kept her makeup rather simple with bronze eyelids and a pink matte lip.

September 2012


Rihanna looked cute and sassy with her her new super-short pixie cut, long lashes and bold red lip at the MTV Video Movie Awards.

March 2013


At her Rihanna for River Island Collection launch in London, Rihanna showed off ombre side-swept curls and a shaved undercut. Balancing out her new edgy hairstyle, she went for a natural makeup look by pairing copper eye lids with a moody maroon lip.

May 2014


Rihanna pushed the envelope yet again by wearing bantu knots (commonly used as an overnight routine to preserve lasting and defined curls) in public, combined with bold eyeliner and a vampy green metallic lip to the 2014 IHeartRadio Music Awards.

August 2015


This honey-blonde curly ponytail gave Rihanna a glam yet sweet factor at her Riri by Rihanna fragrance unveiling at Macy’s in Downtown Brooklyn.

December 2015


The gorgeous super star looked sleek and chic at the 2nd annual diamond ball hosted by herself and the Clara Lionel Foundation. Her slicked back hairstyle accentuated her enviable bone structure while her orange/gold eye shadow made her green eyes pop.

February 2016


Rihanna wore a sleek center-part chin length bob to the 2016 Brit Awards at the O2 area in London. With lilac eyelids, cat-eye liner and soft pick lips, she looked the fairytale part.