Rihanna's ever-changing beauty looks have come to be expected, yet they still surprise us every time. This year alone has seen the singer sport everything from sleek polished ponytails to long flowing dreadlocks, but her most recent switch-up is the most dramatic yet. It appears that Rihanna will be ringing in the New Year (or at least spending part of the holidays) as a platinum blonde.
Debuting the golden 'do while toasting champagne in front of a Christmas tree (as captured by a friend on Instagram), Rihanna topped off her shoulder-length, wavy blond locks with a beige beanie and a coordinating shearling jacket. The cold-weather ensemble gave the bright blond lob cut an icy, wintery appeal. This isn't the first time Rihanna's gone lighter, but the sunny hue is a bold choice for winter and a strong departure from the natural dark-brown tresses she's played with for most of the year.
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