Rihanna sure likes to change her hairstyles, doesn’t she? Whereas I continue to procrastinate getting a haircut until my bangs are no longer bangs at all and every day is ponytail day, Rihanna can’t stop experimenting. Literally. She can’t stop. Like, Miley Cyrus style. Last week we found out she’d shaved the side of her head, and now she opted to go the Anderson Cooper route. No, she isn’t reporting hard-hitting news and looking dapper in a suit, although she can really rock the menswear look. She dyed her hair gray and turned herself into a silver fox. Or rather, according to E!, she dyed it black and added gray highlights. Rihanna shared a few selfies on Instagram from different angles and in various states of undress and sunglass-wearing. In one caption she wrote, “Grey is the new black! Blondies, it’s quiet for y’all!” But you can’t trick me, RiRi! I know that no sooner than I bring that picture of you to my hairstylist and she spends ten minutes trying to talk me out of it, you’ll be back to black or blonde or bald or something else that will defy all style logic and look gorgeous. But can you maybe go back to bright red this time? I was a little bit obsessed with that look on you.
Rihanna doesn’t really give us much time to decide how we feel about her looks, and as usual I’m kind of undecided about this one. In the no-shirt shot, I’m kind of digging it. Goodness knows she’s got the confidence to pull it off. But when I look at it from the angle in the sunglasses photo, I’m a little bit scared of it. Not only because it looks like the hair is lunging toward me to attack, but also because it looks a little witchy. I hate to use that word because I happen to love gray hair on older women, but Rihanna’s not older, so it kind of reminds me of a Halloween wig. Like she’s going as Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s cool hipster aunt nobody ever mentioned because she preferred to stay at home and take pictures of herself smoking huge blunts. You know the one.
(Photos: Instagram, via E!)