Rihanna is perhaps the most versatile hair chameleon of our time. Over the years, she's gone from being a redhead to a blond bombshell and back again. This year was no different. Here's the year in review for Rihanna's ever-evolving hairstyles.
January: Two-Tone Tresses
At the start of 2012, Rihanna arrived at the Los Angeles premiere of Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour in a rockstar glam 'do complete with carefree curls and ombre color.
February: Gold'N Hot
At the 2012 Grammy Awards, Rihanna wowed on the red carpet in newly blonde, shoulder-lengh waves with dark, natural roots.
March: The Blonde and the Beautiful
At a promotional event for her film Battleship, Rihanna glowed in rich blonde tresses with bouncy curls.
April: Going Glam
At the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME’S 100 Most Influential People In The World, Rihanna debuted her jet-black tresses and glammed up her edgy side-shave with soft curls and a voluminous bang.
May: Good Girl Gone Bad
Rihanna contrasted her dark edgy hair with a white floor-length gown for good girl gone bad vibe at the Los Angeles Premiere of Battleship.
June: Sassy Side-Shave
Rihanna took a summer stroll in New York City wearing a racy bandeau top and sassy soft curls.
July: Longer Lengths
In July, Rihanna took the stage at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival wearing waist-length extensions that made a dramatic impact onstage.
August: Casual Style
Rihanna was spotted out and about in London wearing a long, wavy weave.
September: Edgy and Elegant
Rihanna traded in her mile-long locks in exchange for a chic, short pixie when she arrived at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
October: Queen of the Night
Rihanna is named the Queen of the 2012 West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval. For her crowning, she sported a crinkly, wavy 'do with a long, side-swept bang.
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November: Swoop Dreams
Rihanna switches on the Christmas lights at Westfield Stratford City in London wearing a sassy, swooped bang.