You have to see Rihanna's new chunky blonde highlights and chic '80s rocker look

We're taking a cue from Rihanna and booking a salon appointment as we speak

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Rihanna, style chameleon and queen of bold looks, has just debuted a new 'do on Instagram, and it just so happens we're on our way to the salon as a result...

The singer and designer—responsible for some of the best bralettes and undies out there, courtesy of Fenty—took to social media with a throwback look of sorts, but we'll first tackle the reason behind the snap. 

"'today’s kids will never know what vinyl is”, they said!'" she captioned along with a link to her shop (opens in new tab), where she is selling limited-edition reissues (RIH-ISSUES, obviously) of her albums with accompanying merch like tees and sweatshirts. 

To make the big reveal, she took to the Insta carousel to show off a chic '80s-like outfit: band tee, fishnets, platforms and a leather jacket. As one might expect, she looks effortlessly cool. 



Rihanna's highlights and '80s look

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Perhaps one of our favorite things about the look is her new chunky blonde highlights. Though her roots are still dark, the blonde strands are lengthy and don a cool rock 'n roll vibe. 

The warm tones are perfect for fall and make a great seasonal transition, though we kind of hope she keeps this new style year-round. (And if she won't, we might!) Earlier this year, she debuted '70s styled bangs, and we think that would be a great spin on this new color! 

If you're thinking about making a change, explore some of our favorite styles this season: the pumpkin spice hair trend and a touch of toffee are great ways to bring a cozy vibe to your strands as the cold swoops in. 

Regardless of what you opt for, we know you'll look just as fierce as bad girl Riri.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)