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The Evolution Of Rihanna's Bangs Over The Years

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Apr 06, 2021
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Rihanna has done it all with her hair. For years she has set trends that left inspired and contemplating drastic hair cuts and colors.

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Who thought mullets would be in again, or that when Rihanna had her red hair phase years ago that it would be a moment? Without a doubt, the beauty entrepreneur and musician has given the masses much hair inspiration over the years. It sure makes a person excitedly curious about her coming venture, Fenty Hair.

While bangs are one of the most popular hair trends right now, the thirty-three-year-old mogul has dabbled in and out of the hairstyle for years; here's the best of Riri's bangs over the years.

2005

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Over fifteen years ago 2005, when Rihanna started making her mark as a singer, she rocked layered, straightened, small side bangs with her hair curled in a ponytail.

2007

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Rihanna went for a below-the-brow cut for a touch the jawline jet black bob she wore back in 2007. She had the same hairstyle at the 2007 MTV Awards.

2008

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Who could forget this Rihanna in this pixie back in 2008? Hands up, if this was the moment you seriously contemplated a pixie cut with bangs yourself.

2009

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In 2009, the "Badgal" made a drastic switch from the standard black and brown hair colors we'd been accustomed to seeing her with. She kept the blonde hair for a while before her next big transition.

2010

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Red hair Rihanna was another cultural moment for the books. Here she opted for fun, big curls, and some bangs to complete the look.

2012

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After giving us all the jolt of red hair inspiration, Rihanna returned to her blonde hair but kept the loose curly hair. At the 2012 Grammy Awards, she went for a wavy beach blonde look.

2014

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If someone's going to make cropped bangs look great, trust it's Rihanna. For "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the fashion and beauty entrepreneur cut her bang way above the brow for a casual, shaggy look.

2015

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Rihanna went for sleek with bare brow kissing bangs with a messy top bun for the premiere of the animation "Home" in 2015.

2016

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With more inspiration for your next hairstyle, the 2016 Billboard Music Award saw Rihanna arrive in a chin-length wavy bob with wispy, piecey bangs.

2017

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Rihanna arrived at the Met Gala in 2017 and took no prisoners. Looking pretty as a picture, Rih went for a sweet, flipped bang and bun look.

2021

We're not leaving before we have a chat about the return of the mullet in 2021. While it may be a surprising return, Rihanna took the hairstyle and ran with it. There's just nothing she doesn't look good in!

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