The Editors
Updated on September 11, 2021

Rihanna is often referred to as a hair chameleon. Actually, she is also a skilled fashion chameleon, since it’s hard to find any other celebrity who would change her looks so drastically within relatively short periods of time. Following Rihanna, we can literally follow the freshest hair and make up trends. And each time the songstress looks different: sharp and bright, classy and sensuous, flashy and glamorous or at times even sincerely shocking… With short thick hair she can afford the maximum of experiments. I’ve sorted out the most stylish of Rihanna’s short hair looks, paired with trendy make ups, and here I am sharing them with you.

Being a renowned fashionista, Rihanna doesn’t shy away from any new trends no matter how avant-garde or even absurd they may appear. Forest green lipstick?.. No problem! Pink hair? Here you are… Even if it’s a wig for now, Rihanna won’t fear going permanent with a rather unusual color, though how permanent can a chameleon be? And, no secret, we love her for that, and she looks so cute going through all her chic metamorphoses. By the way, has anyone noticed that with short hairstyles the songstress looks a way better than with longer locks?

Why Rihanna Is So Gorgeous With Short Hair?

Being a hair chameleon, Rihanna rocks all kinds of lengths in all possible color variations, but short hair is something that flatters her incredibly. Why? According to David Kibbe’s “Image Identity” system Rihanna belongs to the Gamine type of appearance: a feminine angelic face and teen-age type of body build. Women, belonging to this type, often look rather grossly or older than their age when they try to enhance their femininity with pointedly feminine looks. With short hair and even with a simple boyish cut Rihanna looks fresher, sexier and more feminine than with longer hairstyles. So, we can conclude that short hairstyles are absolutely “hers”, something that flatters not only her face but her image in whole. Let’s see the pictures.

Rihanna Short Hairstyles

1. Short Glossy A-Line Style

This extra-short A-line haircut with side sleeked bangs on Rihanna’s black relaxed tresses looks ultra chic and super flattering for her face. It draws attention to her trendy make up with turquoise eye-liner and nude lips.

2. Messy Textured Crop

The fun cheeky crop with volume on the crown and tapered sides/back is absolutely in the rebellious nature of Rihanna. Her stylists also opted for a delicious chocolate hue with cool random cherry streaks for the zest.

3. Dramatic A-La Mohawk Style

The gorgeous dramatic look is achieved thanks to contrasting textures and hues: closely cut temples and long highlighted feathers on top with a polished finish. The golden blonde highlights and rich plum lips light up this dramatic look.

4. Bold And Edgy

And here is another style that looks awesome on the songstress – elongated edgy bangs and crown tresses with closely chopped sides/back and well-trimmed temples.

5. Chic Fade With Golden Blond Bangs

This breathtaking hairstyle with highlighted bangs makes Rihanna literally shine from within. This time she has gone even further than before with almost complete fade on the temples and gorgeous extra-long gilded bangs, swept aside.

6. Neat Short Crop With Balayage Highlights

It’s not the first time when Rihanna is rocking a version of a mushroom cut but each time she manages to make it fresh and totally different. This one is styled smoothly but looks dimensional thanks to the balayage highlights and a light wave in the bangs.

7. Short Pompadour

Wow, this one is very stylish and elegant. Thanks to the thrilling texturized and highlighted lift above the forehead her face appears that much more flawlessly sculpted.

8. Glamorous Wavy Look

With short wavy hair Rihanna looks less cheeky but rather more glamorous and a bit on a romantic side. Those gorgeous messy milk chocolate waves elegantly swept back and to one side and the orange lipstick demonstrate the hottest of current hair and makeup trends.

9. Classy Rounded Bob

This sexy A-line bob without bangs covers one eye and grazes the jaw-line to accentuate Rihanna’s lips and cute pointy chin. The style is sleek, laconic and absolutely self-sufficient.

10. Blunt Polished Bob

With the abundance of sharp edgy looks, this blunt cut bob is a rather unexpected option for Rihanna but quite flattering for her nonetheless. Being ideally flat-ironed and polished it makes a good match for Rihanna’s perfect skin.

11. Extra Short And Wavy

A simple short haircut with graphic contours and short wavy bangs like this one won’t make you look like a boy, but, on the contrary, add you femininity if you have a regular face shape, close to oval and feminine features in your looks.

12. The Classiest Look With A Short Haircut

Going classic, you are getting classy. It’s hard to find anything that can make you look more stylish than a white “man’s” shirt, pussets earrings with crystals, a laconic short haircut and nude makeup.

13. Flirty Bangs With Undercut

Here is one of Rihanna’s favorite short asymmetric hairstyles with undercut and highlighted bangs. She has a nice scull shape and a sweet face oval, so she can afford really short cuts close to the skin.

14. Stacked Cut With Elongated Bangs

And one more awesome look that flatters Rihanna incredibly: the stacked back lifts the volume towards the crown that flows into long edgy fringe, covering the eyes and grazing her cheeks.

15. Sleek Tapered Bob

This short tapered bob hits Rihanna’s jaw, pointing to her beautiful lips. The side parting and A-line silhouette add a tint of mystery to her look.

Well, these were some of the coolest Rihanna’s looks with short hairstyles. If short hair flatters you same like her, note the ideas you may incorporate to your hairstyles and remain gorgeous like no one else! Don’t forget to look hairstyle ideas for Valentine’s Day!

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