The 22-year-old pop star was spotted this week wearing a long, braided ponytail. Yes, we know it's hair extensions, but if you're going to go bold with a color, why not go all the way, right?
Worn loose and off to the side, this plait draws more attention to Rihanna's gorgeous face (just look at those high cheekbones and pouty lips!). It also highlights her long bangs tinted with what appear to be gray streaks.
Long or short hair, the "Only Girl (In the World)" singer is one of the only stars we know who could pull off this raging red hair color.
Just days before, Rihanna was rocking the purple carpet -- and the stage -- at the 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards in Madrid with a Snooki-esque pouf. After a quick costume change, she reappeared with her signature short, choppy locks to complement her um... short, pointy dress.
The hairstyles may change, but her "matador red" mane seems to be a keeper.
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And create your own Rihanna-inspired braided ponytail with the easy steps in the gallery below:
Hair Basics: Braided Ponytail
The braided ponytail is a classic style that's easy to achieve and gives the basic pony an updated edge. Celebrity stylist and Hair Basics expert Ted Gibson gives you the step-by-step on how to create this playful look.
Want something a little less funky? Click here to learn how to create a chic, classic ponytail.
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