Rihanna Dyes Her Hair Gray

07/18/2013 at 08:28 AM ET

Rihanna gray hairCourtesy Rihanna
Just when we thought Rihanna had pushed every style and beauty limit under the sun, she managed to surprise us once more: By debuting a brand new gray hairstyle on her Instagram.

“New color ice grey ish, call it #Brr,” she wrote on the first shot of her new locks, which appeared to be an allover ash-gray color plus some matching extensions.

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In subsequent photos the star posted, it became clear that the look is a twist on ombré hair color, with dark roots fading gradually into the pale hue.

“Grey is the new black! Blondies, it’s quiet for y’all! #brrr,” she wrote on one photo, and added on another “‘Everything feels like touchdown on a rainy day.'”

Rihanna’s not the first star to go gray for fun — Kelly Osbourne did it more than a year ago, so now we’re wondering who will be next. Selena Gomez? Kim Kardashian? Kiernan Shipka?

Tell us: What do you think of Rihanna’s latest look?

–Alex Apatoff

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Life goes on on

She looks like an old Vodoo queen.

liz on

I can understand coloring your hair a color, any color, in fact I’m all for it! What I don’t get is why’d you choose to look significantly older!

anastasia grey on

im sorry, but she looks horrible

Jennifer on

I’m sorry, in this picture…she looks a older than a lot of the Grandmothers out there.

GuestX on

No, just no.

TMS on

Its not even her hair. Omg. Between wigs and extensions, I have no idea who people are half the time anymore.

Dee on

Here I am trying to cover up my grays!

Rach on

That is not her hair, it’s her weave. She dyed her “weave” grey.

GSL on

Wow….she is setting a new trend! Who would have thought all the elderly folk walking around with gray hair are now right on trend?

De on


GSL on

Wow….she is setting a new trend! Who would have thought all the elderly folk walking around with gray hair are now right on trend?
….They were gray when gray wasn’t cool!

Guest on

I’m sure it’s a wig. She’ll have green hair tomorrow.

Lauren on

congrats, it looks like combed out grey yarn.

jed6886 on

Kellys was purple….looked purple anyway…

sp on

Don’t like her or her hair.

diani on

It’s just a wig people….relax.

BooBooChile on

More like she put gray weave in her hair. Get with the hair trends, People. You don’t have hair the length of you hand one month and hair down your back 4 months later. haha

Anna on

No…she looks like a witch.

Lilly on


Guest on


Pam on

Yuck! You can be gray when you’re old.

Journey on

It’s not her real hair. We all know that for sure. However, I wonder if maybe her pot smoking is the reason the hair changed to SMOKEY grey?

Nancy on

It’s not even her hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anon on

Maybe it’s just me but ever since her incident with Chris Brown she just seems like such a depressed person…I miss the old RiRi :(

petercjp on

That’s a wig…look at how far back the hairline is. It looks like it’s sliding off her big forehead.

KiKi on

I really don’t get the fixation on this chic. Seems all she does is stay stoned & brag about it. And, of course, runs back to her abuser at the drop of a hat! Heck, she doesn’t have hardly any real hair, just extensions after extensions after extensions.

Daffygrams on

Is she becoming a nut like LiLo and Amanda Bynes? Asking an honest question here. Has Chris Brown hit her so many times, she’s become crazy?

Terry on

I’m so tired of seeing Rihanna! Anyway she dresses or colors her hair I’m just sick of her. Something about her has always disturbed me!

Theresa on

She is sexy no matter what color her hair is!!!

Rebecca on

Well if looking like an 80 yr old woman is what she wanted, consider it achieved.

kim on


One Two on

She looks like the Crypt Keeper. This is even worse than that horrible fake red hair that she loved wearing so much for awhile.

ivy on

This woman has a different hair length and hair color practically evey other day. This is a wig…she had dyed nothing

Tokyolove Cherry Blossoms on


Charli on

I’m with Liz, why pick a color that ages you?

lulu27 on

She always gives me the sads….I’m crying as i’m typing. Such a pretty girl why does she insist on looking like a worn out good time girl. This is not the look.

fanofboardwalkempire on

I am sorry but I don’t like the grey color- I love RIRI with blonde hair the best of all! Change is fun for summer!

bfd on

Oh great, now my natural hair color is chic!!!!

lulu27 on

She always gives me the sads(crying as i’m i’m typing) such a pretty girl…why does she insist on looking like an old worn out good time girl and not the expensive ones the i’ll do anything for a quarter kinds. tisk tisk tisk…this is not the look.

LuvLeeRita on

Sorry PEOPLE Mag. It’s not a dye job but more likely a wig, hair extensions, etc. For one, why would anyone want to dye their hair gray? I guess the color wheel isn’t working for her in the attention department, she has resort to old lady colors now for attention.

Nickie on

Why on earth would you deliberately die your hair gray? Trust me it happens soon enough on it’s own.

Guest1709 on

Can’t dye hair that isn’t yours.

kim on

she’s such an attention wh0re. anything to get herself in the news and get people to look at her and talk about her…

anet on

she looks like a walking STD

emh on

I’m busy covering my gray and she’s busy making gray….guess we’re never happy with what we have :)

Being Me on


silver on

grey is my favorite hair color (well, grey or white or silver). BeAUTIFUL!

Ashln on


Jennie on


Lp on

Her comments are leaving me scratching my own graying head. What is she attempting to say??

Lezbhonest on


Aries Babe on

Some say she’s seekin for attention,how amazing cos surely she’s getting it from them.I love her in any hair colour

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