Rihanna's Hair Rainbow: An Exhaustive History Of Her Hair Colors

Rihanna's Hair Rainbow: An Exhaustive History Of Her Hair Colors

All the hair goals, all the time.

Published November 17, 2016

Rihanna changes her hair color like most people change their socks. Here, a look at the many, many shades of RiRi.

  1. 2007

    Red streaks spice up this short bob.

    NEW YORK - JUNE 11:  (U.S. TABLOIDS OUT) Singer Rihanna makes an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live, June 11, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
  2. 2007

    Purple undertones peak through her natural color for a cool surprise.

    NEW YORK - JUNE 21:  Singer Rihanna attends Entertainment Weekly's Annual Must List Party at Gotham Hall, June 21, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
  3. 2009

    Honey blonde locks pair well with a nearly nude makeup look.

    NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 09: Honoree/singer Rihanna the The 2009 Women of the Year hosted by Glamour Magazine at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
  4. 2010

    Long, two-toned bangs offset a closely cropped back.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27:  Singer Rihanna arrives at Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on March 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
  5. 2010

    RiRi opts for deep red ringlets at the American Music Awards.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 21:  Singer Rihanna arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
  6. 2010

    Golden blonde rules the day at a pre-Grammy brunch in West Hollywood.

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Recording artist Rihanna attends the Roc Nation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch at the Soho House on February 11, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  7. 2011

    Braids go glam in orangey-red at the Met Gala.

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  Rihanna attends the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
  8. 2011

    Her red goes fire engine with this natural look.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12:  Recording artist Rihanna arrives at the Gucci and RocNation Pre-GRAMMY Brunch at the Soho House on February 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  9. 2012

    We’re digging these mixed shades of blonde.

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21:  Rihanna attends The BRIT Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
  10. 2012

    Black is the color of the day on Halloween 2012.

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 31:  Recording artist Rihanna attends her naming as the Queen of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval by the City of West Hollywood in celebration of Halloween 2012 at Greystone Manor Supperclub on October 31, 2012 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
    (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)
  11. 2013

    She delights with a long, tousled shag in red-blonde.

    PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 02:  Rihanna attends the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Grand Palais on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
  12. 2013

    She’s chic in steely gray.

  13. 2013

    Yes to gently curled brown to auburn ombré with a shaved side!

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 04: Rihanna attends as the Rihanna for River Island collection is launched at the Oxford Street River Island store on March 4, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)
  14. 2015

    Auburn goes long and luscious at Coachella.

    INDIO, CA - APRIL 11:  Singer Rihanna attends day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
  15. 2015

    Why not try blue for this performance at CBS Radio’s We Can Survive event?

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 24:  Recording artist Rihanna performs onstage during CBS RADIOs third annual We Can Survive, presented by Chrysler, at the Hollywood Bowl on October 24, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
    (Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
  16. 2015

    Golden blonde loose curls? Don’t mind if she does.

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 31:  Musician Rihanna attends the RiRi by Rihanna fragrance unveiling at Macy's Downtown Brooklyn on August 31, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Written by BET Staff

(Photos from left: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images, WENN.com)

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