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All hail the return of Rihanna’s pixie cut

Chop chop.

Following a quick flirtation with a mullet, Rihanna debuted a brand-new pixie cut whereas out for dinner at her favourite Santa Monica eatery, Giorgio Baldi, on Wednesday night time.

Ever the clotheshorse, the 33-year-old Fenty Magnificence founder paired her super-short strands with a head-turning designer ensemble: lime inexperienced tie-dye leather-based pants by Chrome Hearts, a chain-adorned Hyein Web optimization crop prime ($195), a large Western buckle belt by R13, classic Versace sun shades and The Attico heels ($688).

The pièce de résistance of the unhealthy gal’s look? A shaggy-collared classic Dior coat value an estimated $22,000.

Rihanna famously cut her hair quick and dyed in black in 2007 — round the time she launched her third studio album, “Good Lady Gone Unhealthy” — and her Linda Evangelista-like transformation captivated the trend world.

Rihanna with a short black asymmetrical bob in 2007
Rihanna’s black asymmetrical bob outlined her “Good Lady Gone Unhealthy” period in 2007.
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“If she didn’t change her look, [the album] wouldn’t have been as impactful,” Rihanna’s longtime hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, informed Billboard in 2017. “Clearly, the music would have nonetheless been good, however her altering the look actually made folks take note of her.”

Continued Stephen, “The hair was the starting of her changing into that ‘black Madonna’ like she mentioned she wished to be. I positively give the bob credit score for main the manner, as a result of if she didn’t make that huge chop, which influenced quite a bit of different adjustments, who is aware of if she would have finished every thing else that got here after. And have a look at her now!”

Rihanna on the 2012 VMAs red carpet with a pixie cut
Rihanna debuted her pixie cut on the 2012 VMAs purple carpet.

Rihanna’s now-iconic pixie made its debut at the 2012 VMAs, with the “Umbrella” hitmaker teaming the close-cropped cut with a daring purple lip.

Practically a decade later, right here’s hoping the fan-loved look is right here to remain (for a short time, not less than).

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