Over the years, Rihanna has solidified herself as an icon. Here are some of her most memorable braided styles over the years.

Growing up in Nigeria, I remember Rihanna being a big inspiration for hairstyles. You could go to a hair stylist in the market and find girls saying they wanted to do “Rihanna,” the pixie cut Rih was known for in the early 2000s. Here are some of her most outstanding braid styles over the years.

The Reggaeton Vibe

Although this is not a typical “braid,” this look was one of Rihanna’s most pivotal looks in recent history.

 

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The Anti Era

We heard Rihanna singing her heart out during the Anti era, but we also saw her rocking some amazing hairstyles, and these stylish bantu knots were definitely one for the books.

 

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Freestyle Braids

Rihanna wore this hairstyle to receive her National Hero award in Barbados earlier this year. Although the braids were simple and understated, they quickly became an online trend.

 

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Fenty Braids

These Fenty braids are top tier and that’s all. Point, blank, period.

 

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i-D Braids

Rih rocked these braids for her i-D photo shoot, and wr can’t stop swooning over it. Rihanna is definitely Pinterest pin-worthy for hair inspiration.

 

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Brown Braids

These braids are probably one of the most top-rated styles that Rihanna has ever rocked. The color, the length and the width of the hair.

 

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Guava Island Braids

Rihanna has inspired a generation with her seemingly effortless style and chic vibe. These Guava Island braids seemed understated, but they were definitely a pop culture moment.

 

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