Happy Birthday Rihanna: 30 Of Her BEST Hair Moments!

Priyanka Ghura

Assistant Editor

Raise your hand if RiRi is your soul sister…Yup, our favourite umbrella-toting singer, diva, fashionista and beauty Moghul turns 30 today! Individuality, realness and versatility are a few of the reasons why Rihanna is our ultimate icon. From being comfortable in her own skin to walking out of toxic relationships stronger than ever, we couldn’t be prouder of the woman she’s become. Aside from her endless list of blockbuster songs, RiRi’s constant style evolutions and ever-changing beauty looks are something we can’t get enough of. Admit it, you can’t wait to see what she does next either. Changing up her mane is one of her signature styles, after all. So, to celebrate Rihanna’s 3 decades of absolute fabulousness, we have a look at 30 of her best hair looks. Just gonna stand here and watch her slay!

1. When she was crowned Queen Of The West Hollywood Halloween Carnival

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Yup, who wouldn’t love a tiara for a hair accessory?

2. Pixie Dust

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Side bangs plus a chic pixie cut - we’re loving 2010 RiRi’s streaked crop!

3. When She Made Curls And Hoop Earrings A Thing


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4. Symmetry Is So Boring!

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Her video ‘Umbrella’ may have come out in 2009, but this asymmetric bob is still so chic in 2018!

5. Bang On!

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Move over Arianna, Rihanna is the original queen of the high ponytail! Aren’t you loving those bangs?

6. Long & Lush


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A center part and long, flowy locks will never fail you!

7. Red Hot Siren

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Forgot about her and Drake’s ‘What’s My Name’? Well these fiery locks will make you want to Youtube that video stat!

8. A Whole Lotta Spunk

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A super short crop and oodles of sass!

9. Remember That Undercut?

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‘Coz she can transform an undercut into red carpet glam!

10. Beach Babe


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Rihanna took her deep brown waves straight from the beach to the Grammys.

11. Get Bobbin’

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This is what you should show your stylist if you’ve always wanted to try a bob with bangs.

12. Side Swept Waves

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Or if side-swept bangs are more your thing, we have a Rihanna reference for that too!

13. Sunkissed!

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Caramel coloured, soft waves for the win!

14. Knot Your Baby

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Validation of our fave #lazygirl style - a messy top knot will never do you wrong!

15. #IWokeUpLikeThis


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You’re scrunching your strands while you’re reading this, aren’t you?

16. Double Trouble

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And you never thought that pigtails could be sexy!

17. Dreads That Slay

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Pulled back dreadlocks have never looked this cute!

18. Big Hair, Don’t Care


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She really is a style chameleon, isn’t she?

19. Going Halfsies


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More proof that a half ponytail is versatile and glam for just about any occasion.

20. When You Can’t Have Enough Of Pink

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Not just pink, ombre pink!

21. Nailing The No-Part Do

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Hair brushed back and business-like in the front and long and glam at the back is a look that RiRi has sported many a time.

22. Unicorn Dreams

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Rihanna’s sported unicorn locks long before it even became a thing! #Queen

23. Bed Head

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Short curls for a look that suits her mantra perfectly - effortless glam!

24. Queen Of The MET Gala


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Short layers and an attention-grabbing hair accessory was how Rihanna ensured nobody forgets this look.

25. Pineapple Express

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Fluffy curls piled on top of your head is how you can salvage a bad hair day Rihanna-style!

26. Canne Do No Wrong!

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Her sleek and glamorous updo at Cannes complete with 90s sunglasses was a look to remember from last year.  

27. Mermaid Feels

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Blazing red braids should be filed under looks that only Rihanna can wear.

28. Of Curls And Romantic Updos

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Bridal feels anyone?

29. Fierce and Fabulous


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Long, glossy curls for the queen of beauty. Yup, Fenty beauty has even recorded higher sales than Kylie cosmetics. All hail RiRi!

30. Last But Not The Least - The Ultimate Throwback


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OG Rihanna.

Happy 30th birthday Bad Gal RiRi!

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Published on Feb 20, 2018
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