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Rihanna Long Wavy Casual Hairstyle - Black Hair Color

Added: 10 Jul 2012
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Rihanna is known for her bold hair colors, super-edgy clothes (or lack of) and equally eye-catching makeup to match. Here, we see a more relaxed Rihanna in refreshingly simple hair and makeup. Let's see how she made herself under for this effortlessly cool look.

The Hair: Sleek, glossy and raven black, Rihanna's hair looks fabulous in its natural state. The long waves suit her oval face nicely and tumble just past her shoulders. But, this is Rihanna of course, so the under layers have been shaved. When she wants to turn into her bad girl alter ego, all she needs to do is flip her hair over and she is ready to raise some hell! One side of this casual 'do has been clipper cut to achieve an undercut style. This leaves the opposite side to fall out over the shoulders, showing off the medium to long layers that have been jagged cut through to balance out the movement and body. This look will need product for hold and shine, as well as regular trims to prevent split ends.

The Makeup: Rihanna has huge cat eyes and perfectly arched eyebrows that don't need any enhancement to look good. Here, just a lick of mascara has done the trick. Paired with dewy skin and a matte red lip, this look is oh-so-glam.

The Clothes: Simple hoop earrings and a halter neck white dress are the cherry on top of this gorgeous look. Nice work Rihanna!

Hairstyle Type



Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture
Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40


Styling Time
30 minutes
Styling Tip
Use your fingers to pinch the moulding cream through to create this textured finish.
Wax, Smoothing Shine, Hair Spray, and Moisturizer

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Moisturizer


Apply a small amount of hair moisturizer to the palm of your hand and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and the ends. Moisturizer will help your hair to maintain good condition and protect your strands from heat as you style.

2. Scrunch Dry Hair with a Blow-dryer and Fingers


Use your hand to scrunch the hair as you blow-dry. Remember to keep the blow-dryer on a low speed and heat setting and to leave some moisture in your hair.

3. Piece the Ends Using Wax


Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

4. Part to the Left


Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

5. Apply Smoothing Shine


Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

6. Apply Hairspray


To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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