Snag the ‘Do: A Chic Rihanna-Inspired Pixie Cut

We’re used to seeing Rihanna with long and flowing hair, but when the singing sensation debuted her chic pixie, the world fell in love. The girl can pretty much rock any hairstyle and this cropped cut is no exception to the rule.

“I love that this look is low maintenance, yet strikingly bold,” says hairstylist Laken Rose, who currently serves as Kenra’s regional education manger. “The fringe is feminine and the texture creates a chic finish.”

The best part about this ‘do? Rose says “the pixie is versatile for any face shape” and that your stylist can alter the length and/or texture to flatter you.  For example, “if you have an overly round shape and would like this cut, I would recommend more texture and layers in the crown to create more height,” advises Rose. “This will help make your face appear longer and more narrow.”

Get The Rihanna Pixie Cut:

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First thing’s first, girlfriend. Get your cute booty to the salon and make sure you bring a picture of this hairstyle with you. During your pre-cut consultation, talk to your stylist about the exact style you’re going for.

Based on what you want, your stylist will then be able to make recommendations based on your hair texture/type, face shape and coloring. The ultimate goal is to create a Rihanna-inspired, chic pixie cut that is customized exactly for you.

If you’re already sporting a cropped mop like Rihanna’s — or if you’ve just come back from the salon — recreating her sort of chic, polished-meets-relaxed pixie is easy.

“I recommend Kenra Platinum Recovery Polish for a shiny finish,” notes Rose. This restorative leave-in treatment combats hair dehydration, mends the cuticle and adds definition with natural movement. She says to emulsify the product in your hands and work through dry hair, styling as you go.

If you prefer a matte finish over an ultra glossy one, try Kenra Matte Texture Putty, instead. “Emulsify in hands and work through damp or dry hair for medium hold and maximum texture that can be reworked throughout the day,” she says.

As you get used to your new, Rihanna inspired pixie, don’t be afraid to experiment with your hair or spice things up a little bit in the styling department. As is the case with anything hair related, have fun with it!

If the Rihanna pixie cut is too extreme for you right now, then perhaps this Rihanna-inspired sultry fringe will inspire you.