Rihanna has done a hair transformation for the end of summer. In the early hours of Friday morning, the beauty mogul was out with some friends and debuted her new haircut, which features a pair of long curtain bangs. The photos were posted by her bestie Melissa Forde in her Stories on Instagram and it looks like they were having a lot of fun.
The singer posed with Forde wearing a bright blue jacket with red detailing and carrying a small shimmering red purse. She was wearing a gold chain, small gold earrings and a series of gold bangles. Rihanna’s makeup was light with shimmery eyeshadow and a crimson lip.
Forde was wearing a golden yellow two-piece top in a ribbed fabric and tight light wash jeans.
This is Rihanna’s first major hair change since giving birth to her baby boy in May. She shares her son with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky. Earlier this month, the rapper was charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office with two counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm after facing allegations that he shot an acquaintance during an argument last year. The couple have been laying low and the music icon hasn’t been seen much in the past few months as she recovers from her pregnancy.
But she stepped out in mid-August wearing a pair of distinctive thigh-high Y/Project boots that came up to her mid-thigh and hung baggily around her legs. She was on her way to a late night dinner at Emilio’s Ballato in NoHo.
She wore it with a short R13 denim miniskirt that only showed a glimpse of the top of her leg, and a t-shirt featuring art from RZA’s 2003 album Birth of a Prince and a vintage Tom Ford anaconda handbag in olive green. Her hair, pre-bang, hung in long streams over her shoulders.
Aimée Lutkin is weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The lone hunter, will be published by Dial Press in February 2022.