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40 Rihanna Hairstyles To Inspire Your Next Makeover

Don't get stuck in a hair rut.

Whenever we hear the words "Rihanna" and "hair" used in the same sentence, our first reaction is to scroll through Twitter to see how the rebellious star has transformed her locks. Since breaking out of the mini-Beyoncé mold of long, chestnut brown hair and super bronzed skin, RiRi has been on quite the beauty streak.

Of course, props are due to celebrity hairstylist Ursula Stephen for giving Rihanna that razor-sharp black bob to belt out "Umbrella" (ella ella eh eh eh). But the singer gave the classic short haircut a fresh twist with her risqué stage outfits and smoldering eye makeup. That style didn't last very long -- as with every album Rihanna has released, she debuted a brand new hair color soon after. From "Rated R" honey-blonde to "Loud" fire engine-red to "Talk That Talk" caramel brown to "Unapologetic" jet black.

One would be quick to think that Rihanna's constantly-changing style is a cry for attention (or Instagram likes), but she'd be the first to shoot that assumption down. "I don't do things for the response or for the controversy," she told Access Hollywood. "I just live my life."

As we patiently wait for Rihanna to drop her eighth album "Anti!" and consider switching up our look, we look to the ultimate hair chameleon for inspiration.

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Loose Waves
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2006
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Loose Waves
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2014
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Sophisticated Updo
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2006
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Chic Chignon
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2006
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Sleek & Straight
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2006
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Sleek & Straight
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2006
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Sleek & Straight
WireImage
2010
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Loose Curls
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2006
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Loose Curls
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2007
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Razor-Sharp Bob
Getty
2007
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Razor-Sharp Bob
Getty
2007
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Razor-Sharp Bob
Getty
2008
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The Perfect Pixie
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2008
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The Perfect Pixie
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2008
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The Perfect Pixie
WireImage
2009
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The Perfect Pixie
Getty
2012
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Curly Pompadour
Getty
2008
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Curly Pompadour
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2008
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Curly Pompadour
WireImage
2009
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Blonde Undercut
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2009
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Blonde Undercut
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2009
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Blonde Undercut
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2009
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Fire-Engine Red Hair
Getty
2010
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Fire-Engine Red Hair
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2010
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Fire-Engine Red Hair
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2011
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Fire-Engine Red Hair
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2011
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Chestnut Brown Locks
Getty
2011
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Chestnut Brown Locks
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2011
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Chestnut Brown Locks
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2012
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Dirty Blonde Roots
Getty
2012
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Dirty Blonde Roots
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2012
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Dirty Blonde Roots
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2012
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Jet Black Bombshell
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2012
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Jet Black Bombshell
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2012
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Jet Black Bombshell
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2014
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Jet Black Bombshell
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2014
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Ombré
Getty
2013
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Ombré
FilmMagic
2013
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Posh Ponytail
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2014
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Posh Ponytail
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2014

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