Rihanna (via Twitter) It was only a matter of time before Rihanna got bored with her rich brown curls and made a dramatic change. However, we were still a little surprised when she revealed her new flaxen tresses via Twitter, posting a topless picture of herself along with the tweet, "1st Cover of the year!!!!"
The new look, prompted by an Elle photo shoot, incorporates long choppy layers and lengthy razored bangs with a smoother straighter texture. The color appears as an eye-opening pop of all-over gold with champagne highlights. Since she didn't just opt for a blond wig, we assume this look is here to stay (at least for the time being).
Rihanna's transformation must have cost a pretty penny, but it seems the woman doesn't blink at dropping unfathomable sums on stylists. The Daily Mail estimated she spends upward of $14,000 a week on the maintenance of her colorful coif. Money aside, Ri-Ri's ever-evolving looks are part of why we love her. We can always count on her to take a risk and inspire us with her fashionable fearlessness.
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