But when the Barbadian beauty hit New York Fashion Week on September 10th with a touch of blonde highlights, we had no idea that the streaking would continue, sprinting its way into a full-fledged hair trend. You see, Rihanna was spotted on the New York streets this past Tuesday with a punchier, stripy 'do, rife with thin honeyed highlights that channeled the rebellious 80s.
We spoke with Ursula Stephen, the singer's hair stylist, who told us "Rihanna and I felt that it was time to play around with some color," she said. "We used extensions to create this look."
About 24 hours later, songstress Chrisette Michele and rapper Eve attended the VH1 Hip Hop Honors with similar looks.
Coincidence? Or a full fledged trend? We'll go with the latter.
If you're a fan, take a cue from Stephen and update your strands by adding a few blonde pieces. You can always remove them if the look doesn't work for you!