"Rihanna" and "controversy" are basically synonymous as of late. From the naked dress, to her largely public relationship with Chris Brown, Rihanna has grabbed our attention from the beginning and we haven't let go since. With a wild attitude and a lust for all things dark and dangerous, Rihanna has brought to light a series of different personas while successfully moving forward in her career. When she first came on the scene she met all the criteria for the next successful R&B pop star, but it wasn't until 2007 that RiRi really began to shine.
A master at reinventing her style and image, the world began to take note of Rihanna's impeccable taste in fashion and beauty around the time her third album, Girl Gone Bad, was released. It seemed that over night the singer lost her long brown beach waves for a much more sophisticated black bob, and that was just the beginning of her mission to try every single hair style and color available. From that point on we would slowly begin to see the many sides of Rihanna and a lot of that had to do with her massive alterations in hair styling. If ever there was an award for the most hair changes over the course of a year, Rihanna would undoubtedly take the cake. Taking risks and experimenting are an intricate part of her DNA, and has become one of her most notable traits.
While it would be almost an impossible task to recount all of her styles, below is an extensive master list of all her best 'dos, broken down by color. Please don't stop the dye jobs, Ri.
HER HUMBLE START AS A BRUNETTE
1. SIMPLE BEGINNINGS
Our introduction to a young Rihanna had her looking sweet and innocent with perfectly blown out brunette tresses.
2. AU NATURAL
If it wasn't straight, it looked like this and was just as gorg.
HER DEVIOUS DARK HAIRED DAYS
3. UNDER HER UMBRELLA
After seeing the music video for "Umbrella", she made us all want to run out and get this perfect asymmetrical cut, stat!
4. TESTING OUT THE BOB
It was short lived, but we saw her in a bob and bangs during her dark haired days.
5. CHANNELING THE '90S
The perfect pairing of mini buns and dark green lipstick, an ode to the '90s.
6. THE MODERN DAY MOHAWK
There were many versions of this cut. This one happens to be the bad ass punk edition.
7. STAYING CLASSY
A poised and polished cut suited her just as well as the crazy ones.
8. SLEEK AND SPARKLY
When she got bored with her look, she added some gel and gems.
9. PERFECTLY BOUNCY
We also saw RiRi grow out her dark hair and embrace her natural volume with the perfect amount of bounce.
10. LUSCIOUSLY LONG
She has stated that black is her favorite of all the hair colors she's had, and it is not hard to see why.
11. BACKSTAGE WAVES
Would it be crazy to think she just wakes up with these perfect waves?
12. SILVER FOX
There was that time she added some grey to her black locks--and even that looked incredible.
HER RADIANT DAYS AS A BLONDE
13. A LIGHT CHOP
Looking sophisticated, but still sassy as a short haired blonde.
14. DIFFERENT STROKES
It went through a few different lengths in this shade and all of them were worthy.
15. RAISING THE STAKES
When she become bored with it down, she brought it back up.
16. WILD AND FREE
Whether curly or straight, this was another brilliant version of the RiRi mohawk.
17. BACK TO THE CLASSICS
For every hair color she had she took this style for a spin.
18. THE HALF OF IT
This wouldn't be the first time she worked a two-toned hair colour.
19. WIGGING OUT
Rihanna may be wearing a wig in her music video for "Pour it Up", but I wouldn't put it past her to rock this in real life too!
20. THE BOB BASICS
She danced her way through a blonde bob.
21. FROM ROOT TO TIP
No one does dark roots better than Rihanna. No, not even you Madonna!
22. WALKING ON SUNSHINE
She also ditched the roots for a full-on head of blonde perfection.
HER FIERY FATE AS A RED HEAD
23. MIXING IT UP
Making red and black magic.
24. SHORT CUTS
Of course, she couldn't be red without chopping it all off.
25. BOBBING FOR APPLES
For RiRi it's another day, another bob.
26. GROWING PAINS
It grew out to a stunning mane that left Drake drooling.
27. KEEPING IT REAL
Sometimes she let is all hang out, like a true rebel.
28. ROLLING ON THE RIVER
RiRi definitely found her inner Tina Turner with this look.
29. A LITTLE TWIST
She jumped on that braid trend with her long red locks.
30. STANDING TALL
It was bright, faded, short, curly, and at times ... really, really long!
31. ANOTHER VICTORY
Of course she also won us over with vintage inspired victory rolls
HER PERFECTLY BLENDED OMBRÉ
32. MAKING A STATEMENT
Arguably one of her sexiest hairstyles to date, everyone fell in love with Rihanna's extreme ombré cut and color.
33. HUSTLE AND FLOW
The Rihanna version of perfection.
34. STRAIGHT TO THE POINT
Dominating the stage with every hair change she makes.
35. A SPRING IN HER STEP
In this color her natural curls are her mane advantage.
36. BANG ON
When she was feeling particularly feisty, she busted out her killer bangs again.
AND JUST IN CASE YOU FORGOT
37. KEEPING IT REAL
This is what Rihanna looks like today, and we wouldn't want her any other way.