The Scoop on Rihanna's New Do!

06/05/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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Just when we were really loving her asymmetrical bob, Rihanna went and switched up her style again! The Cover Girl showed off a new flapper-style blunt bob with heavy straight bangs at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards. Turns out that her stylist Ursula Stephen cut it that day. She tells PEOPLE “We definitely had to do something different and fresh for the Movie Awards of course. So I just figured bangs would be the perfect choice — and the perfect step instead of going too short. [Rihanna] wanted to go even shorter than that!” But this won’t be the last new ‘do we see from the singer. Stephens tells us “We don’t know if she’s going to keep this cut for the tour. We just have to keep surprising you guys!” We can’t wait. Tell us: What do you think of Rihanna’s new ‘do? Love it or miss the old cut?

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kourtney on

I dont know why she cut her hair again. I personally liked her longer, brown hair but im sure that rihanna will be able to work any style.

Jason on

I miss the old cut.

Lucia on

Bangs made her look a bit strict, but still, she looks beautiful.

sandra on

such a pretty girl, but i dont like her hair with the bangs

Sandra in Detroit on

The asymmetrical cut was more flattering and edgy. She has one of the few faces that could carry it off! It’s a shame to abandon it so soon, in my opinion.

Kiki on

Love it, she can pull off both of these looks!!!

Diana on

I say….I like it actually. I loved her performance and her costume and everything. Its the kind of haircut that I think only she can pull off though. I just hope that other hollywood starlets don’t copy this look like they did her asymmetrical bob (I know she wasn’t the first to have it, but still…)

AnnieJ on

Both styles are ok, but I’d rather see a style that doesn’t hamper our ability to see her beautiful eyes.

Lola on

She’s a pretty girl so she can do just about anything to her hair. I like both cuts on her and the new one is very 1920’s silent screen star, reminds me of Clara Bow…loves it! Kudos to her for not falling into the extensions thing like everyone else!!

Summer on

Any cut that makes you look like your wearing a wig doesn’t look so good! It’s so thick in the bangs it doesn’t look real. If she is always wanting change, she should get her hair cut really short the way she wants it and just wear wigs for fun.

Ariadna Tavares on

She looks horrible this hair cut dosent goes with her face, i like it more the way that she used to have it, is not the style that she represents either.

Elda on

i love her eyes, she can pull off any hair style!!

k on

i dont like this…i think it looks weird and old, those bangs are hideous…and it kinda looks like shes wearing a wig, at least i hope its a wig!…i really liked the asymmetrical bob, it was sexy and edgy…now she kinda looks like a grandma

sarah on

thats a wig for sure

Rebecca on

I like the first cut better- the new bangs are too heavy. I don’t like the haircut when we can’t see their eyes!

Cavelle on

I loved her old cut so much. I’m not really feeling her new cut. But I still love her. She’s such a great entertainer.

milly on

The asymmetrical cut was just starting to grow on me…and now this…don’t like it on her…she’s still pretty though…but not crazy about her latest haircuts

*star* on

her asymetrical cut was really cool and edgy, but the new one is rather harsh. i prefer the old haircut rihanna!


HATE IT. She may be beautiful – but must we try every different style just b/c we can?

Rachel on

She looked better w/ the asymetrical bob! I loved that hairstyle, but justy not for me. I liek the new cut it makes her look a littlwe bit younger than normal. But knowing Rihanna, she’ll switch it up on us soon and look even GAWGEPUSEr but she can rock anything, thats for sure!

Dorothy on

Rihannas face shape is very symmetric with a fairly big forehead so she can pull off pretty much any kind is hairstyle.She looks awesome in both hairstyles. I bet she would look great even with her hair shaved off.

Mary on

She’s so beautiful – I think she can get away with any style, but I wished she would have kept the asymetrical bob a little longer. The new cut went well with the outfit she wore at the MTV Movie Awards.

Zee on

This new haircut is okay but the bangs are a bit too heavy.

Elle on

She looks horrible. Her forehead is way too big to have bangs like that.

xyz on

i liked the long curly brown haired style…i think that was the most flattering to her…

diana on

nice haircut…she looks good~

Carmen on

I Like The New Do but I also Love” The Old One just before she cut it for the MTV Movie Awards…
It LOoks Off The Chain! It Goes Great With Her Face Features, The Color Is Perfect, and it brings out her Beautiful Eyes …. She Diffently Represents The Carribean with her exotic look …. You Go Girly!!! WoOHoOo….

Carmen Peraza,
From: Miami, Fl

Carmen on

I Like The New Do but I also Love” The Old One just before she cut it for the MTV Movie Awards…
It LOoks Off The Chain! It Goes Great With Her Face Features, The Color Is Perfect, and it brings out her Beautiful Eyes …. She Diffently Represents The Carribean with her exotic look …. You Go Girly!!! WoOHoOo….

Carmen Peraza,
From: Miami, Fl

Autumn on

I personally like the asymmetrical bob, probably because I would wear that style myself. But she looks beautiful either way. I think she should try a short pixie Halle Berry type cut next, she could definitely pull off that kind of style.

alia on

Yeah, Rihanna can pull both looks off…she looks great…and her performance on the movie awards was awesome!….

betty on

I like the asymmetrical bob best, but I’m sure she did it so she wouldn’t look anything like Posh’s fried-out Duran-Duran monstrosity. The look was hands-down best on Rihanna, but I think Posh is better known for it. If I were a young, fresh, gorgeous Rihanna, I would not want to look like or be compared to Posh, who normally looks good, but the current state of HER asymmetrical bob is really aging her.

Tom on

I love the new haircut!

tiffany on

She looks goooooooooooooooooood with both hair cuts. All of ya’ll need to stop hatin!!

Lindsey on


Savv on

i liked her hair longer aside from short styles, i think its more fresh n sexy for the summer, nice curls

Maryse on

Just when the asymmetrical bob was growing on me, Rihanna had to change it! I don’t really care for the short bob. I don’t like bangs on her, the bangs are too heavy, and the hair itself looks like a wig. The asymmetrical cut was more sexy and edgy on Rihanna. If anyone has seen her video for her new single “Umbrella” she looks amazing in that video and her asymmetrical bob looked absolutely fabulous on her.

Personally, before she cut her asymmetrically, she had long wavy hair, which was absolutely beautiful on her, I loved it. When I bought her last CD, I just fell in love with her hair, because she looked so gorgeous with long hair. Regardless, Rihanna is beautiful and can pull off any look. I agree with Autumn, Rihanna would look beautiful with a pixie cut also.

leeanne on

I had this haircut when I was 4. She could look alot better without these bad haircuts.

magenta on

she’s so gorgeous it makes me sick! She can rock anything!

NightAndDay on

I think her new cut looks great – it flatters her much better than that asymmetrical bob.

claudia on

No hair cut looks good with that big forehead.

angelika on

I’m not feeling her new haircut. The bangs are so off her eyes and yeah I agree with the others…it looks like a wig! I like the 1st one…it’s looks better on her.




I think she is beautiful,a like her new hear,its great!!

madee on

omg, she looks gr8!!! the bangs make her look younger and more playful and her eyes POP! I LOVE IT!

Viktoria on

Hi: I love the old one cut, the new is good but i cannot see her face… The old one is better, rebel and fashion… Every girl have the long and girly hair, that’s enough! The changes are good and she looks brilliant.

Best Regards!!!

Genel on

I kinda dig Rihanna’s new cut. The bangs are a *touch* long, but this flapper-style bob is soo cute.

Mark on

its because she has a very large forehead….its a fivehead. i think people were making fun of her because of it therefore it had to be covered.

Ms.Vice on

I love it!! She looks so pretty.

abc123 on

I don’t like the new do on her, it makes her hair look wiggy and now she looks much, much older. Maybe if the bang was shorter and not so wide, it’ll do her face justice. Also, I think with her complexion, she can go for a reddish color(like auburn or something in that family).

Solange on

To the person who made the comment about how you are glad she isn’t doing the whole extension thing (Lola)…in case you haven’t realized…those are extensions! That’s why it looks so full and wiggy. Practically everyone in Hollywood uses them – regardless of their ethnicity, as it makes it easy to change styles etc. Plus most have fried hair from all the styling they undergo for cover shoots, appearances etc Either way, she is gorgeous, but I do prefer the asymmetrical cut

MadamX on

The Bangs shows up her small face.. She is still a beauty but shoulder length – long layered hair looks best on her.

sandy pitt on

I love both haircuts,she is beautiful.

Chanel on

Personally I dont like it Rihannna shes my homeie and my favorite singer and we both rep Barbados and all I just dont like the hair cut on her i dont think it fits her face but i still love her. and her biggest fan.

Kitty on

I think both of her hair style are cool but the old one looks more impress=))

Brandy on

I really like this look on her. She can really pull it off. I think she looks great.

sheila on

i dont like the bangs i like the new cut she has the face for it.

Ellen on

it really doesn’t suit her but she will ALWAYS be beautiful!

kiki t on

i think that rihanna looks so nice with the bangs. her new look inspired my new look. shes FABOLOUS

KiTi on

I think those cuts are very nice on her, especially the asymmetrical one! I fell in love with that cut!!! And the bob with bangs look adorable on her!

Niki on

I like all of her hair styles..long, short, brown, black, bangs, no bangs, whatever…she looks good in anything

Stephanie on

Rihanna can pull of any look but i like her hair shorter because she looks more fierce, and elegant! Personally i like the bob, but love both looks, she looks amazing!

sciandra on


stephanie mundy on

i wish they would just get everything right this time in life thank you

Ron on

She’s wearing a wig!!! If you look close you can really see the lace. I just want to film me ripping it off so everyone knows.

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