Rihanna dyes her hair bright red – ugly or trendy?

ARGANDA DEL REY, SPAIN - JUNE 05: Singer Rihanna performs on stage during Rock in Rio Madrid Festival on June 5, 2010 in Arganda del Rey, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

These are photos of Rihanna performing in Madrid last night, Saturday. She’s changed her hair again – dying the top part bright red, and it also look like she shaved the bottom half of her scalp. Now – I’ve long supported every woman’s right to do whatever they want with their hair and not having whatever hairstyle reflect some sort of knee-jerk “She looks like a lesbian” reaction. But at some point – probably when you’re sitting at the salon asking for this fugness – don’t you realize that your hairstyle just looks awful? It’s not even about feminity versus looking “butch”. This junk is just horrible.

ARGANDA DEL REY, SPAIN - JUNE 05: Singer Rihanna performs on stage during Rock in Rio Madrid Festival on June 5, 2010 in Arganda del Rey, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Rihanna has the kind of face and the kind of vibe where she can pull off certain extreme looks. This is not one of them. Her face just looks weird now, doesn’t it? One thing I’ll give her – I think this haristyle is the new look, the new trend, at least for men. First Robert Pattinson went in and asked for “The Jason Priestley” and now Rihanna. What do you think of it?

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ARGANDA DEL REY, SPAIN - JUNE 05: Singer Rihanna performs on stage during Rock in Rio Madrid Festival on June 5, 2010 in Arganda del Rey, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Singer Rihanna performs during the Rock in Rio music festival in Arganda del Rey near Madrid

ARGANDA DEL REY, SPAIN - JUNE 05: Singer Rihanna performs on stage during Rock in Rio Madrid Festival on June 5, 2010 in Arganda del Rey, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

ARGANDA DEL REY, SPAIN - JUNE 05: Singer Rihanna performs on stage during Rock in Rio Madrid Festival on June 5, 2010 in Arganda del Rey, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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  1. Pleister says:

    Ugly, no doubt about that. The short black hairdo I really liked, after that it became worse.

  2. judyjudy says:

    I think she looks terrible.

  3. ogechi says:

    just passimg

  4. Angel says:

    What is it with all those tiny tattoos? She’s looked better.

  5. ViktoryGin says:

    Sorry, dear. The red hair is not so loud that it drowns out the fact that you can’t sing. Grace Jones, you are not, Rhianna.

    I could get with it, if she were legitimately skilled or at least infused her fashion antics with some earnest vision. She continues to attempt so desperately to compensate for the fact the she is vacantly talented. Sigh….and the sh*t keep getting more hideous.

  6. Kaboom says:

    Space trannies attack?

  7. CourtneyH says:

    It looks alright from the front, but from the side… She’s got a funny-shaped head.

  8. anonymous says:

    first of all, the haircut, makes her look like a freak, and an abnormal person. it is the ugliest haircut i have ever seen. then add on the hideous color, to bring attention to the horrible haircut, and , she should keep her head in a bucket til it grows out. crazy lady for attention….that’s all it is. attention whore.

  9. Stu says:

    Oh no… This keeps getting worse and worse…

  10. Rosanna says:

    She looks SO ugly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Prissa says:

    I don’t mind the color but the shaved sides have got to go. Very tacky.

  12. DoMaJoReMc says:

    She seems to have gone down hill since the Chris Brown incident.

  13. Jack says:

    don´t like it.she is so pretty, why does she tries to make her look so ugly… yeah since chris brown she seems to show how “hardcore” and “strong” she is

  14. meterlarhea says:

    I don’t kno how I really feel about rhi rhi’s hair I love her tho!! Do you Rhi! The hair is not Ugly it’s Different for her if anything!! Tiny’s hair on Tiny&Toya is this color and I think it’s pretty sooo Rhi’s hair is just shorter!! I don’t think it’s a trend tho just what she is feeling at this moment leave her alone!! She will change it again Rhi is an Entertainer so she keeps it MOVIN! Kudos for her Boldness and Superstar Appeal!!

  15. Jorja says:

    Rihanna is a performer and it is my understanding that part of the way they express themselves on stage is visually, i.e. clothing/hair. It is perfectly reasonable for her to change her hair color and wear these crazy costumes. She is an entertainer after all, a la cher and madonna. I think it’s cool and I like her without or without her red hair. She looks really happy here so I’m guessing she won’t care either way if someone doesn’t like her new coif.

  16. e-non says:

    spectacle or entertainer?

  17. Savv says:

    I can’t even see her hair past the awfulness of that costume. It’s like Mickey Mouse and Madonna teamed up on Project Runway. High-waisted panties with a suspender-borne cone-bra??? She has such a perfect figure, but still looks like crap in this!

    Ok, now I can see the hair. Cut, not so bad; color, too much.

  18. Tear says:

    Yikes.. That red is nasty

  19. irishserra says:

    She looks like a moron in that getup.

  20. hm. says:

    ah, the penis bowl cut. this was very popular at my elementary school in 1994.

  21. lucy2 says:

    Sorry, I think she looks like a cartoon, especially in that top photo. Do you think she asked for the “Howdy Doody” do?

    I get the idea of staging and costumes and all when she’s performing, but…do something you can take off or undo at the end of the day! It seems like recently, her look has overshadowed her music.

  22. Eden says:

    @hm- HA! Thanks for the laugh.

  23. Si says:

    She’s still pretty but looks 30 now

  24. jan says:

    She’s very definitely a “warm” not a “cool”. She looks much better in bronze and warmer tones. The red ages her so much in a bad way.

  25. Annicka says:


  26. me2also says:

    Her hair is soooo ugly and she’s tryig too hard to be cutting edge in her fashion.

  27. Aura says:

    With outfit like this, her hair is the last thing she can worry about. She really keeps getting worse and worse.

  28. Amy says:

    She used to be so beautiful to the point where I didn’t think anything would make her look less than great but that was when she first come out and now she just looks like a drag Lady Gaga wannabe and it just doesn’t work

  29. a says:

    i loved her hairstyle about a few ago… if i could have pulled it off, i would ask my stylist to try!

    this new hairstyle is awful! it brings up some red headed hillbilly cartoon character that i can’t seem to remember the title of…

  30. Ycnan says:

    she just tries too hard.

  31. Heather says:

    I never liked her hair since she cut it wayyy back when.

    But the girl can sing, how do you think she can’t sing? She has an amazing voice.

  32. tooey says:

    That hair looks like Simple Jack from Tropic Thunder. Just saying….

  33. fancyamazon says:

    It is ugly AND trendy. They often go hand-in-hand. I was recently clothes shopping with a friend, and when we went into this one store I thought I’d stepped back into high school, and all the ugliest clothing from that time period. It was all there. The off-kilter belts, the tights, the acid wash, the off-the-shoulder, the neon, etc….. Some of these can be pulled off by some people (usually not those who choose to wear them, however), and some of them should never be attempted by anyone.


  34. serena says:

    Well, at least better than blonde.
    Indeed this new hairdo is really ugly, but she has the kind of face which is all good, and fifts.
    She’s not bother by anything, that’s the thing I admire of her.

  35. yeah right says:

    @ leat ri changes her hair and its all her own unlike that overated screeching alley cat beyonce with her wannabe white girl long blond wigs uhhh the same style since like forever..
    since ri has bee out i can count @ least 10 different hairstyle.. and b same hair sorry same wig style, lenght, maybe 2 colour change thats it…..
    look at maddona, changes so may time i cant count… this wont last on ri until he moves on to the next change… i like it….

  36. yeah right says:

    sorry some erros did not proof read…

  37. Kiska says:

    She is such a pretty girl but this look does not suit her.

  38. BlahBlah says:

    She looks like something that fell off a traveling circus trailer. There’s nothing less attractive on a woman than a shaved head.

  39. Majosha says:

    She looks like a teenage boy in drag.

  40. womanfromthenorth says:

    Ummm I like it! She looks great… I see I am alone in thinking that. She’s a entertainer and her style has always been “LOOK AT ME!”

    It’s working… you all are looking right?

  41. Ricci says:

    Oh jeeze! I like her way better with long hair

  42. ann says:

    too bad she doesn’t have faith enough in her talent to quit the outrageous stuff. The gimmicks need to be saved for the fly by nights – maybe she’s had her time….

  43. Carin says:

    Its like she dyed her hair with kool aid and told her hairstylist to make her look like Woody the wood-pecker.


  44. Carin says:

    I think she wanted something really crazy….like to totally out-do Gaga………but it came out extremely tacky.

    And its not like she could have added any more hair pieces cuz she had already shaved the sides down. She’ll just have to grow it out cuz all thats left of her hair will fall out if she tries to adjust it.

    OR she can shave it all.

  45. megan says:

    She looks so OLD. I think she’s well within her bounds of expression as an entertainer…she’s never been “safe” but this one makes her look 20 years older than she is.

  46. zigan says:

    ugly…it would have been trendy maybe twenty years ago

  47. omondieu says:

    She looks like Francis X. Bushlad from the Taz-Mania cartoon from the early ’90s…

  48. lolo says:

    She still looks good. Admit it people. The face doesn’t change, neither the body!

  49. Fae says:

    A flashing light surgically grafted into her forehead would get her all the attention she obviously craves. Then she could put some fucking clothes on.

    Sorry, can’t be bothered with ‘artists’ that have such little faith in their own ability to do their jobs that they resort to cheap distractions like ‘hey everyone look at my barely covered flaps.’

    GaGa, I’m looking at you.

  50. malame says:

    she looks like woody woodpecker

  51. k says:

    There was a cartoon boy around the late 50′s, early 60′s that looked just like that. (wasn’t the puppet Howdy Doody, but a cartoon. Though HD is a good reference also)

  52. anonymous says:

    a couple of people on here got it right. woody woodpecker. she must be so, so insecure, that she needs so much attention, it is pathetic. a bald head. that horrible color, woody woodpecker look, and that outfit is despicable. i am glad she is out of chris brown;s life. she has lost it since……what he did was wrong, and i am glad he has been getting help, but rihanna is a tease and a crazy nut herself. out of her mind……i always thought this.

  53. margo says:

    she does not look good at all freeeaaakkkk

  54. canadianchick says:

    Fug hair, lovely face and bod. Gaga seems to have spawned some extreme looks among her peers.

  55. KJ says:

    I’m more worried about what that hideous ill fitting outfit is doing to her body. I get the concept but that’s some cheap execution. Yikes!

    And her hair looks like shit too. Hopefully she’ll dye in back. The black with blonde was a lot better. Edgy without looking…clownish.

  56. What the *&!#? Did she wake up that morning and think to herself, “You know, I really don’t look trannylike enough, not by a long shot”?

    She’s so pretty, too. It’s a waste when she makes fashion choices like that. Those who have said she’s trying too hard are spot on correct.

  57. lucy2 says:

    Did anyone here watch Arrested Development? She has the same hair as the “child” actors featured during the Desi Awards.

  58. jzhz says:

    The hair color is horrible, as is her outfit. Her face and body are gorgeous, though! I’d rather have her healthy looking body over Lohan’s saggy mess, any day…

  59. sweetzy says:

    What the fu@# is she thinking? The hair is totally hideous the thing she wears is totally rubbish.. yucks!

  60. faye says:

    she shaved part of her hair off! Why is that not a big deal??? She looks fucking TERRIBLE.

  61. abby says:

    Ugh. Don’t like the hair OR the outfit.

  62. Sharonkings says:

    lmaooo. This girl got a bowl cut! And this style is horrible. Straightening it is not a good look.

  63. Shay says:

    The mental patient haircut?

  64. Ally says:

    Isn’t this the classic hairdo of the idiot cousin on a farm-based TV show (cartoons included)? Not a good look for anyone.

  65. My2Cents says:

    She is so gorgeous. Her body is to die for and her face is just so bloddy pretty.
    That hair though? That’s another story.

  66. tekla says:

    she can pull it off somehow, but i would never ever do this to myself :]

  67. OutOnALedge says:

    when i was growing up a neighbor was in beauty school and had a different hair color every week! i guess i got used to it and besides i live in nyc where people feel free to express themselves. some of the comments here are way too harsh imo. someone said this is gaga inspired…now she’s extreme! i would never wear anything i couldn’t sit down in.

  68. Slymm27 says:

    WTF?? dear Lord, some1 stop dis child.

  69. SammyHammy says:

    Wow! That’s just a whole new category of FUGLY!

  70. GreenGinger says:

    While I’m no fan of hers, I admire her self-confidence and commitment to pushing fashion boundaries. There is no way in hell I would voluntarily leave my house with a hair cut or color so high on the list of my most unflattering. So I give her props for that. And truly, I think she wore it well.

    What I do dislike is how she has tattoos sprinkled here and there. That’s a form of self-expression that my mind is completely closed to.

  71. kimlee says:

    its is really ugly it makes look really ugly the hairstyles from the umbrella days were very nice

  72. Moe says:

    The hair and outfit are equally hideous.

  73. Maritza says:

    That outfit is so disturbing that you don’t even notice her hair.

  74. Basketca says:

    7 & 11: Totally agree with you. From the side, it looks terrible.

    14: She’s an entertainer, she has to change, and we are her buyers, so have to say if we like it or not. That’s this bussiness about. They sell us something and we say (Yes / No). When she’s pretty we all say “She looks gorgeous, she’s flawless, etc.”, and when she looks terrible we say she looks terrible.

    And different and ugly can go han in hand. She looks different ? Yes. She looks ugly? Most people think she does. If you think she looks pretty say it and give reasons if you want, but don’t go all crazy-”I’ll kill you if you say she’s ugly”-fangirl.

    I think it’s not about the colour, it’s about the haircut at the back. She looked perfect when Umbrella, Disturbia, etc. were released, but a bit BEFORE the Chris Brown incident she started to look…. different. Not bad, but not as pretty as before. And now this is just… ugly.

  75. freckles says:

    She looks like a cartoon character from like the 60′s that I just can’t place. You know, the one with this exact hair, a long skinny neck with a huge adam’s apple, and overalls? On a farm? I wanna say he was a Looney Toons extra… it’s killing me.

    I also LOL’d at tooey, she does look just like Simple Jack!! Just terrible, and her outfit isn’t any better.

  76. ligeia says:

    haircolor is hot, haircut is not. she’d look good even if she was bold though so eh.

  77. fugly says:


  78. La Cannuck says:

    I wish I could spend enough time looking at her hair to have an opinion but I keep being bothered by her weird armpits. eeeeeeeew!

  79. Bill Hicks is God says:

    At first I thought that was Fantasia in the header pic. What is she doing to herself?

  80. denise says:


  81. denise says:

    Whoever said she looked like simple jack, i am

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  82. Madera, CA says:

    She must not have any real talent if she is always searching out ways to make herself look so “extreme”. I immediately dismiss any performer that does this type of crap to get attention.

  83. Jeri says:

    I like Rhianna but I think she’s trying too hard to be trendy or whatever she’d call it.

  84. moo says:

    women who do this just look desparate and stupid.

    she looks worse.

  85. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    First thing’s first: Grace Jones is The Hipness! One need only listen to ‘Warm Leatherette’ to be reminded of that.

    ‘Quick, let’s make love…before we die.’

    All of that stuff she did with Goude (of the Vanessa Paradis in a bird cage ad) was fun and defiant and new. The hair, the power suits, the strange, robotic, intense and at times a touch menacing mannerisms–The Hipness. She didn’t seem to care about the people who were ragging on her looks–a lot of them were other blacks who saw her perpetuating the jungle bunny myth. She was Grace Jones, man: Supermodel! I don’t like Ri-Ri’s…alright, performing style, fashion or music, but even if it’s done in a cynical manner (not that I’m saying it is in this case), It’s nice when you see a black woman not getting into the ‘weave, weave everywhere, give the horses back their hair’ chase. Although she is bi-racial, so..whatever. She’s styled within an inch of her life, but at least it’s slightly different.

    Still, I can’t help but look at the cut with the shaved back and longer front and think, ‘This will be a good day to conquer England.’

  86. hellen says:

    Awful, awful, awful. And not even funny-awful, this is tragic-awful. Or “offal”.

  87. For Sooth? says:

    It doesn’t matter to me because I think that she is ugly inside. I think there was a lot more to the story of what went down between her and Chris Brown, stuff that would make her look bad as well. Nothing she should have been beaten over, but she is not pristine in any way, shape or form.

  88. swave says:

    I like red, its wonderful color
    and she just make anyone turn away from red.

    The hair cut makes hee look like a man from her neck up, or a tranny

    she look unhealthy. so skinny, no womanly curves

    The cones make her look like she as no boobs. which it looks like she lost any she ever had.

    those tiny tattoos?
    look like pen or sharpies?

    and the outfit on a whole?
    looks like whore.

    she is just eww all around
    including her singing and her songs are even worse.

  89. sally says:

    The hair style was a bad choice. Ha! My cousin thinks she looks like a tapeworm.lol. COmment if you agree.

  90. M98J98U98U9 says:

    what the shit

  91. Someone with better hair says:

    Looks like she might be going down the same road as Britney once did…u know, the road that began with her shaving off all of her own hair.

    Can someone say “keerrraazzzyy”???

    Not to mention her hair looks like a punked out friar….blasphemy anyone??

    Personally, this hair would look better on Curious George.

  92. Leah says:

    Rihanna is a very beautiful girl and her hair cuts before were good, i can’t see myself rocking this hair cut but if she wants to Kudos to her. I believe she could sing, she is a pretty caribbean gal and her style is amazing. Her style and music is very “in your face” and “this is me take it or leave it” and i love that about her because i feel the same way. Yes, many times when she dresses she shows off some skin and dresses exotic but who cares this life is way to short to be bored. Rihanna do whatever you want enjoy yourself, enjoy your life because caring about what others think and trying to live up to their expectations will do nothing but destroy you and you seem like a very strong woman.The truth is people in this world won’t change for you so why change for people?

  93. Fabiola says:

    HORRIBLE! :(

  94. Symone says:

    I very much like rihannas new hair style!!! its different unexpected and origanal..I absolutly love the color with a pashion I give rihanna 2 thumbs up for her guttsyness with this one… over all I love it.. and this is coming from a person who isnt the biggest fan of her music.But then again its just hair… :D

  95. MOOSHii says:


  96. buttons says:

    LOVE the colour…HATE the style tho.

  97. aj says:

    I think she makes the best of herself, she is no beauty, but hey she sings pretty well.

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