Rihanna’s bangs trauma scored a cover of Vogue


These are photos of Rihanna out and about in LA last night, showing off her new haircut. Unfortunately, her hair is still this gross shade of Kool-Aid red-pink, but now Rihanna has “improved” the look with some bangs. Are the bangs cute, or are they the very definition of bangs trauma? I’m torn. I generally consider all bangs “bangs trauma” but I don’t really hate Rihanna’s bangs. What is happening to me?

Also… guess who’s going to be on the cover of American Vogue? No, not Victoria Beckham. Haha, she’s never getting a cover. Rihanna got a cover! The hell? Since when is being more try-hard than Lady Gaga “high fashion” enough for Vogue? Oh, right. Anna Wintour is an idiot. That’s how. Rihanna tweeted yesterday: “Just wrapped my first American Vogue cover shoot with Annie Leibovitz…Rah!” Ugh.


Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. abel says:

    i agree with jr. i love the look and i love her. i thinks she’s amazing, even though she seems like a royal bitch.

  2. MM says:

    since when is a different wig considered a haircut?? Im confused.

  3. Rose says:

    When her ‘pon da replay’ song came out here we used to call is ‘pon da forehead’ …i think the bangs do her no favours and I think she’s stunning…but no

  4. December says:

    Anna Wintour has ruined Vogue. Seems like just about anyone has a chance to be in Vogue.

  5. Cheyenne says:

    I knew there was a good reason I cancelled my Vogue subscription.

  6. Macheath says:

    I have disagree, Kaiser; NOBODY is more try-hard than GaGa. She’s the queen.

  7. KJ says:

    I’m torn on her hair right now because I like the darker, more maroon red WAY more than the bright red Ronald McDonald weave. It’s a slight color difference but this hair (a wig, maybe, more than likely a weave and a nice piece at the top for her bangs/crown) has more dimension to it. It’s not so flat, so I don’t mind it’s “redness” so much.

    I usually fall on the side of ALL bangs are bangs trauma, but Rihanna’s got a fivehead (and I feel her pain because I, too, have a runway for a forehead) so bangs on her don’t cramp her face. I’m liking this better than how she’s been looking, but that’s not really saying much. She is stunningly beautiful though, there’s no getting around that.

  8. bored says:

    Is it even real hair? It looks pretty fake to me. The bangs are almost awesome compared to that awful colour. Maybe she gets a bit of incognito time by take off the wig and going out with normal hair.

  9. angel says:

    i love rihanna and her music,pretty and fine

  10. EdithP says:

    I like this hair ok. She’s young enough she can still pull off the crazy colors and cuts.

    And in defense of bangs, I have a round face and need sideswept bangs to keep me from looking like Charlie Brown. And the older you get (and I’m old) the more they “soften” those wrinkles. Obviously not a problem yet for Rihanna.

  11. serena says:

    I love the new haircut on Rihanna, she’s very pretty. Anyway the colour is cute too. It fits her well.

  12. malachais says:

    haircut? This is a wig. Her hair was cut really short last year..unless she has superpowers, her hair isn’t going to grow this long that quickly.

    This wig/extension/weave is cute though.

  13. guesty says:

    this one does look the best out of all the ‘red’ pieces.

    but the color is just so…fug.

  14. Lydia says:

    It’s about time she got the cover! Can’t wait to see it whenever it is!

  15. Str8Shooter says:

    She looks like she washed her hair in Kool-Aid.

  16. Ferguson. says:

    It’s a wig and I love it.

  17. Alaska says:

    I think the hairdo (wig, weave, whatever) is really cute! Still not loving the bright red, but I agree w/ KJ that this darker color is better.

  18. gabs says:

    Well, I dont like her but I can understand why she would get a cover. Shes on the freakin radio all the time ANNOYING but true. I heard Gaga has a cover too coming soon. I understand that one a bit more. Though I agree that Annas ruining Vogue especially after Blakes 3 covers which thankfully flopped hard!

  19. Bubbling says:

    People! Stop exposing the wigs, some of us are bald here, ok?
    Rihanna- a little bang trauma here and there ain’t hurt no body. She is gonna switch it up in a couple of days top anyway.
    Anna Wintour- classic example of what happens when you give one person too much power.

  20. Girafe99 says:

    What is so wrong with her getting the cover for Vogue?

  21. jover says:

    Thank you cheyenne december etc. WIntour has ruined Vogue – why this boring, no talent autotuned corporate product (she doesn’t write her music) needs on VOgue is beyond me. I’m starting to think the pr teams and labels for every celebutard are paying off Wintour. However, if you want to be reminded of what a Vogue cover actually was, go on youtube type in Vogue covers 1980s-1990s when the christys, yasmeens, cindys, paulinas, lindas, etc. made the covers a thing of beauty. Someone needs to explain to me why wintour decided to go down this junk pop celebrity route – a blake lively cover is no match for a Linda Evangalista cover why would wintour think otherwise? 22 there is so much better music out there than the crap on commercial radio stations – I just discoverd an english bluesy type singer james morrison that has been around a while but gets no airplay here in the states and he’s way better than this no talent poseur.

  22. HotPockets says:

    Kaiser, I think some people NEED bangs and Rihanna definitely falls into that category. I think bangs frame her face and massive forehead quite nicely, because they take attention off of how big her forehead really is. She is a pretty girl, but bangs accentuate her prettiness.

  23. jham says:

    the bangs look good on her because it covers her big-ass fivehead (totally tyra banks style)… yeah i said it

  24. Mayday says:

    Oh come on, she looks fantastic, fine the color is a little ‘out there’ for most people but seriously, you’re nitpicking at this, her bangs? Is it a slow day?

  25. Cheyenne says:

    @Jover: Better yet, check out some Vogue covers from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s and see what a fashion magazine can look like when it has a good editor. Since Wintour took over the magazine, the covers as well as the content have gone down the tubes. I’ve seen better covers on Women’s Day.

  26. Emily says:

    I really like the new cut. And while I like the colour, I think it would look good on a really pale white chick. Rihanna should dye her hair a nice dark, chocolate brown with some highlights if she wants red.

  27. Annabelle says:

    Love that hairstyle. I hated the color, but now it looks great :)

  28. Jenn Bunny says:

    UM Nicki Minaj said she and Rihanna would be a crazy power couple and hinted at them dating. WTF?! They even tweeted a pic together you can see here: http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/55102705.html.

  29. Dhavy says:

    it’s better than that Salt’N'Pepa hair thing she had before

    And this is a weave, I wonder if it’s Indian hair? (Got that from Good Hair)

  30. Isa says:

    I love the wig! And her bangs! She has a larger forehead so she can wear them.

    I have a small forehead so I can’t experiment with them. I’ve gotten some sideswept bangs but they never lay right, dammit.

  31. jover says:

    thank you cheyenne for the response i will check them out on youtube.Can you or anyone explain why wintour has deliberately chosen to ignore the heritage of Vogue and make it a glossy People or Us mag. I don’t know whether she’s getting younger readers, but she’s certainly alienating many.

  32. Sally says:

    Her hair looks pretty good, but the jeans on the other hand are very bad.

  33. jemshoes says:

    Hm, I wonder if RiRi would ever deign to grace the covers of Australia’s “Woman’s Daze” or “No Idea” with her red fringe? :)

    BTW I love “bangs” – as in the word. “Fringe” just sounds so boring sometimes! :D

  34. Louise says:

    I like the hair style and burgundy color of her hair. The Ronald McDonald red has got to go.

  35. Jag says:

    Her hair looks like a wig that I was going to buy on ebay. Love it!

  36. RJ says:

    I don’t see any trauma. I’m sure the woman has bags of money with which to pay talented hairstylists. Unlike me my first year of college (the horror…the horror)

  37. Hakura says:

    I don’t know, I sort of like the bright bright red. (Actually, mine isn’t too far from that, so I guess I’m biased. xD)

    I do think Rihanna can pull off bangs… because like someone else said, she has a large forehead. The bangs completely downplay that.