We all know that lucky (read: annoying) person who can pull off any hair colour. One person who comes to mind is the ridiculously flawless Rihanna. Over the years, we’ve seen her with everything from flowing, honey-coloured locks to a short dark crop. At one stage, she even had a bright red fro like Sideshow Bob from The Simpsons—and she still looked ah-mazing. But her most recent look, as debuted in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar, may be our favourite of all. Witness it here in all its fierce glory.
It’s short, it’s edgy and it’s very, very blonde. And it looks incredible against her skin tone! The look was part of a photoshoot in the magazine where Rihanna channelled trailblazing aviator Amelia Earhart. While it’s not clear yet whether the look was just for the shoot or is here to stay, Ri Ri is far from the first celebrity to wander into the bright side lately. Katy Perry, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Kravitz are just a few of the famous babes who have recently swapped their trademark brunette tresses for a lighter look. Thinking of doing the same? Flick through our gallery for some #blondeinspo, as seen on some of our fave celebs and influencers.
1. Katy Perry
2. Zoe Kravitz
3. Kylie Jenner
4. Olivia Wilde and Kate Mara
5. Bianca Cheah
6. Emilia Clarke
7. Tash Oakley
Ready to go blonde?
Inspired to find out whether blondes really do have more fun? Go for it, girl! Just make sure you’ve got these three must-have products in your arsenal to keep your locks looking vibrant and healthy.
When blonde isn’t your natural hue, your coloured locks can develop a slightly ‘brassy’ look. The Blue Malva shampoo from AVEDA helps to neutralise this by intensifying your colour, as well as gently cleansing the hair with its natural ingredients.
Shop the AVEDA Blue Malva shampoo.
Your hair goes through serious hell in the transition from brunette to blonde. So, you’re going to need to get your hands on a really efficient mask, like this one from Redken. The Blonde Idol rinse out mask is specifically formulated to replenish moisture and restore glossiness in colour-treated blonde hair.
Shop the Redken Blonde Idol mask.
The touch-up spray
Let’s be honest, you’re not always going to have the time to immediately visit the hair salon when your roots start to show. Fake it until you make it with Rita Hazan’s Root Concealer — a super-efficient temporary touch-up you spray on your roots.
Shop the Rita Hazan Root Concealer.