Rihanna Transforms Into Blonde Bombshell With New Hair Look

Rihanna showed off her bright blonde transformation while hosting the London celebration of her latest Fenty x Puma collection.

By Alyssa Morin Apr 18, 2024 9:50 PMTags
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Rihanna's new look will make you want to shut up and drive to the nearest salon.

The multihyphenate debuted a bright blonde transformation while hosting the London celebration of her latest Fenty x Puma collection. And the certified bad girl not only displayed her dramatic hair color but also unveiled her new eye-grazing bangs.

For the April 17 event, Rihanna paired her blonde bombshell look with an oversized moss green jacket layered over a dark brown jumpsuit. She accessorized with a fiery red lip and orange-tinted sunglasses with a tortoiseshell print.

Although the Fenty Beauty founder has rocked golden-ish hairstyles in recent months, this is the lightest shade of blonde she's sported in years. But Rihanna's latest style moves represent her new chapter.

"I'm playing again," the 36-year-old told BBC News on the red carpet. "Now I'm having fun with my clothes."

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In fact, the mom of two—who shares sons RZA, 23 months, and Riot Rose, 8 months, with A$AP Rocky—explained how her fashion changed drastically when she was expecting.

"With the first pregnancy, I feel like I was able to wear heels all the way through," she shared. "But then, with the second pregnancy, you have a toddler, a belly, it's winter, you have a coat, a baby bag. You're like, heels? Hmm, maybe not."

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Rihanna noted that she experimented with her fashion in a way she hadn't before.

"That's why I got a little bit more creative with my comfortable style," she admitted. "And then I got too comfortable after I had my second kid and I just was in robes, PJs, sweats."

And now that she has her little ones, she's embracing a new approach to her wardrobe.

"After a while when you have kids, you think, this is the dumbest [stuff], the least important," she said about her fashion choices. "But it does something for you as a woman, and as a mom that's important for us. I just want to do things my way. I want to always stitch it up and put my own twist on it."

It's clear she's doing just that with her latest hair change. Keep reading to see which other stars have debuted epic transformations recently.

Megan Fox

The Transformers actress returned to her dark brown tresses and debuted a sassy bob in May 2024, a month after she dyed her hair blue to enter what she dubbed her "Jedi era."

Dannielynn Birkhead

At age 17, the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith debuted a new lob hairstyle overnight during 2024 Kentucky Derby weekend, which she attended with dad Larry Birkhead.

Demi Lovato

The singer debuted a lighter, shorter 'do in April 2024.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum debuted a blonde bombshell hair transformation May 8.

Kim Kardashian

Back to blonde: Kim debuted a new platinum 'do in April 2024.


The Fenty Beauty founder debuted a bright blonde hair transformation April 17 while celebrating her latest Fenty x Puma collection in London.

Delilah Belle Hamlin

The model debuted a bleach blonde pixie cut at the FRAME event April 4.

Megan Fox

The Jennifer's Body star traded in her bubblegum pink tresses for a baby blue bob, which she debuted April 2.


Less than a month afer chopping her hair into a long bob, Zendaya debuted a honey blonde transformation at the Challengers premiere March 26.

Elle Fanning

The Great star ushered in spring with a fresh cut, as she debuted a long bob March 25.

Rachel McAdams

The Mean Girls alum swapped out her signature blonde hair for a dark brunette transformation on March 18.

Bre Tiesi

The Selling Sunset star looked completely unrecognizable after debuting a dramatic blonde transformation March 16.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum ditched her signature purple hair after six years, tinting it an icy silver in March 2024. 


The Dune actress debuted a shoulder-grazing bob at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7.

Sydney Sweeney

The Anyone But You star made a showstopping appearance at Miu Miu's fall/winter 2024-2025 show during Paris Fashion Week. For the March 5 event, she unveiled a dramatic long bob haircut.

Zoey Deutch

To prepare for her upcoming role as  Jean Seberg, the 29-year-old debuted a bleached blonde pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway

The Princess Diaries alum unveiled fringe bangs at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a bangin' new style at the premiere of her friend Nicola Peltz Beckham's film Lola in February 2024.

Jennifer Lopez

The "On the Floor" singer made a dramatic hair change, as she debuted a chin-grazing bob cut at Schiaparelli's haute couture spring/summer 2024 show on Jan. 22.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In January 2024, a month after her prison release, the now-influencer shared a pic of herself sporting a shorter 'do.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner traded in her dark locks for a pink 'do in January 2024.

Julianne Hough

In January 2024, the Dancing With the Stars personality shared a video of herself cutting her own hair. "Out with the old energy," she wrote, "and in with the new."

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

Megan Fox

The actress recently debuted a bright red hair color and equally bold blunt bob haircut.

Cara Delevingne

The supermodel debuted a punk-rock hairstyle at Vogue's World Show during London Fashion Week on Sept. 14

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