Definitive Proof That Rihanna's Hair Is a Damn Masterpiece

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Rihanna reigns supreme in my book. Because of her, I know it's possible to be more than a triple threat. This singer, actress, fashion designer, and makeup maven is the epitome of everything when it comes to continuously slaying the game. Every time RiRi debuts a new 'do, we can't help but stop and stare—she kills it every single time. A quick scroll through my saved Instagram photos is proof that I'm forever shook by her ever-changing hairstyles. Oh, and you already know it goes down in the shower when I'm belting out my fave lines from Anti.

Keep scrolling to get a look at Rihanna’s best and most unforgettable hairstyles throughout the years.

Classic Bob

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Who says a strong hair flip was a thing of the past? Rihanna proves this style is equal parts dope and timeless.

High-Pony Drama

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One of the oldest tricks in the game, this slicked-back high ponytail will turn any bad hair day good. 

Top-Knot Luxe

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RiRi looks ethereal and angelic in this topknot she elevated with a side of bangs.

Layered for Length

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Did you also just add a black leather beret to your online shopping cart? 

Luscious Faux Locs

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She's giving us all the feels with these stunning faux dreadlocks. It's like every style is made for her. 

Sleek And Straight

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You can never go wrong with bone-straight strands and a side-part. 

Bob with Bang

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And just like that, she goes from extra-long extensions to an effortless, tousled bob. It's impossible to pick a favorite, but short-hair Rihanna is definitely up there in the ranks.

Side-Swept Glam

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Have you ever seen hairpins look more elegant? This adorned style is simply iconic.

Classic Mid-Part

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This time Rihanna rocked a sleek, chin-length bob with a classic middle part. This face-framing style is so flattering.

Durag Glam

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You can't talk about Rihanna's hairstyles without paying homage to this major moment in red carpet history. Never forget the time she stepped on the red carpet in a crystal-encrusted headscarf. 

Belle Bantu Knots

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This is how you take a half-up, half-down hairstyle to the next level: Bantu knots. Okay, we know this particular story isn't about makeup, but how can we not acknowledge her badass black lipstick? So good. 

Free Form Pixie

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Rihanna rocked the hell out of this pink pixie cut, and now I'm convinced to try a hair color for once.

Bold Bantu

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Rihanna broke the internet when this photo of her Bantu knots dropped. This is what you call representation of this Afrocentric style done right. 

Tousled Loose Coils

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Hack to no-fuss curls? Throw them in a loose, high pony like Ri and let each spiral do its thing.

The Regal Flip

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Just in case you needed more convincing that hair flips will always be in. And this headpiece—drops mic. 

Textured Glam

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Yes to long, luscious, and textured curls. Yes to the black and brown ombré. Yes to the drama. 

Pixie Fringe

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Back in the day, Rihanna wore a mean pixie. On this occasion, she took things to the next level with this mohawk-inspired look.

Blonde Waves

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We lost count on how many hair colors we're on at this point. Only a cool cat like Rihanna can pull off a honey blonde paired with dark roots.

Plaited Elegance

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We're throwing it back to the 2011 Met Gala when she looked like she dropped from the heavens with this side French braid. 

Rouge + Bold

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Red-haired Rihanna was a vibe. We vote she brings this style back because those curls are sitting so pretty.

I don't know about you, but, recounting all of Rihanna's most iconic styles has me dreaming of my next major hair moment. If you're on the same wave, whatever you do next, don't play it safe—own it like Rihanna. 

Chic + Sleek

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Known for pulling off the effortless up-do with a classic appeal, this goddess inspired style is what makes Rihanna great. A braided bun with sleek edges pulls this whole look together with ease.

Mid-Pony Waves

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Have we seen our glam goddess rock finger waves before? Most definitely. With this level of elegance and swag? Probably not. A Side swept low-pony with finger wave details keep our gal at the top of her game.

Flattering Waves

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Our long-haired maven pulls off this look effortlessly with sleeked-down baby hairs and soft curls that flow just right.

Wavy Bangs

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An old school lewk that paved the without a doubt paved the way for more hair wins. Tousled has always been the new wave when it comes Rihanna's top hair do's.

Peekaboo Bangs

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Serving a bob with side-swept bang that invoke just the right amount of drama. We may be biased, but when RiRi goes short, we all take notice.

Side-Part Elegance

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Mid-length and sleek strands make this style easy to pull off for an afternoon day of press or an evening with the crew. We love dramatic side part to add just the right amount of fullness.

Classic Crown Inspo

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Classic Fulani braids make a statement no matter the occasion. RiRi rocks this classic look with little effort choosing to keep baby hairs in laid and in check.

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