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Rihanna gets summery on the August cover of Seventeen. Photo courtesy of Seventeen

Her hair has been every color from blonde to blue-black to "matador" red, but Rihanna wants you to dye your hair green.

Speaking to the August issue of Seventeen, the Moe-haired superstar singer, who was photographed by Peggy Sirota, tells the magazine's readers, "If you want to dye your hair green and that's what makes you happy, then dye your hair green -- no matter what other people might say about it."

Rihanna, who rocks blondish locks on the cover and looks like a glam gypsy in a white peasant blouse, fuchsia belt, lime green skirt, and multiple strands of colorful beaded necklaces, says it all comes down to being confident and knowing who you are.

"The thrill in fashion, for me, is taking a risk and daring myself to make it work," she says in a behind-the-scenes video from her shoot, in which she poses in a bright yellow shift with gray shoulders, a slinky white knit dress, and a long-sleeve shirt with frilly nude shorts and red Chanel fingerless gloves.

"Even when I go shopping, I always buy something twisted. I'm going to figure it out somehow. I'm going to put some shoe on with it or some hat or sunglasses... [to] make it my own. I just like to dare myself to make it work. Taking risks, that's the thrill in fashion."

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Splendor in the grass: Rihanna catches some rays in Seventeen. Photo courtesy of Seventeen

And the 22-year-old Bajan babe is hoping that readers will follow in her bold footsteps. "Don't be afraid to be yourself just because you're not like everybody else in class," she says. "Not everybody is going to like you -- that's the world we live in; that's reality."

For more Rihanna, including her take on favorite things like minidresses ("They're flirty and you get to show a little skin without revealing too much"), sunglasses ("I really like cat-eye"), and ankle boots ("They always give a great shape to my leg"), visit Seventeen's Web site.

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