Rihanna’s bountiful curls: How big is too big?

Tue, 23 August 2011 11:12AM

THE PROBLEM: Rihanna has ditched her fiery red strands (which looked ace with red shiny lipstick, by the way) and gone back to her natural brunette hue, which means her locks are not as, erm, attention grabbing as they once were. And that clearly does not sit well with Rihanna. Superstars need attention, after all.

THE SOLUTION: Rock some EPIC curls at the UK launch of her fragrance, Reb’l Fleur; curls that have been swept over to one side to create one whopping voluminous ‘do.

Rihanna and her bountiful curls at the launch of her new scent 'Reb'l Fleur' at House of Fraser in London on August 19.Rihanna and her bountiful curls at the launch of her new scent ‘Reb’l Fleur’
at House of Fraser in London on August 19.

Now, I know I said the solution to gaining maximum hair attention was bountiful curls, Primps, but I’m not sure I believe my own words. I mean, it was Rihanna’s idea, after all – not mine – and considering she didn’t ask for my input, I won’t say I had any creative contribution when it came to this ‘do. And honestly, I’m glad I didn’t, because I’m not sure I like it. Yes, Rihanna can pull it off. She could wear beige granny undies on her head and manage to look good, but there’s just a bit too much ‘80s vibe happening for me, you know? Too much volume, too fuzz, too much side-sweeping.

But that’s not to say I don’t like big hair, Primps. I do. Truly. But I like is when it looks a little more like this…

DREW BARRYMORE's poufy hairDrew Barrymore

KATE BECKINSALE's poufy hairKate Beckinsale

CHERYL COLE's poufy hairCheryl Cole

Yes, this is big, poufy hair at its brilliant best.

But what do you think, Primps?

Are you a fan of Rihanna’s huge hair?
Or do you think she’s gone a little over the top?
Would you ever wear a ‘do such as this?
And what do you think of the other celebs sporting poufy styles?
Are they more up your hair alley?

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  • Posted by: Maggie C Supporter // Tue, 23 August 2011 01:11pm

    It’s a big call, but I’m going to make it…I think Rhianna looks better with half her head shaved than with ridiculous curls like this. Her hair isn’t even a nice colour and you can see all the frizz.

  • Posted by: georgiamae83 Devotee // Tue, 23 August 2011 01:28pm

    @ Maggie C – big call indeed, but i’m with you on this one. I too think Rhianna looks super hot (and gorgeous) with an edgier hair style.
    I LOVE Drew Barrymore’s hair. Love the 60’s bouffant!

  • Posted by: nikid Newbie // Tue, 23 August 2011 01:28pm

    Reminiscent of giant hair in the 80″s… don’t bother unless you can hold your breath while they empty the entire can of hairspray on your head !!

  • Posted by: NatMon Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 01:32pm

    I think it’s too much. Maybe if her hair wasn’t as long or she had toned it down a little bit.

    And I agree with @Maggie C; big call but I think you may be right!

  • Posted by: bluebird Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 01:33pm

    I love the colours here, but agree that the frizz, the dress and the hair volume with those earings is very 80s.
    Big hair can look good but I also think RIhanna suits shorter, less bountiful hair.

  • Posted by: Polly // Tue, 23 August 2011 01:37pm

    there’s something about it that is just not quite right.

  • Posted by: xKMS Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 02:21pm

    sorry if im wrong, but i get the feeling you dont realise that its a wig!!! her hair was shaved a couple of months ago then she started wearing those red wigs… and now this one… as a wig i like it.. its big and different and fun.. but i find it strange judging wigs,.. i dont see lady gaga’s wigs being dissected…

  • Posted by: Coconal Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 02:24pm

    It’s not a bad look (even if it is a wig), but I think it would look nicer if there wasn’t quite so much volume at the top.

  • Posted by: nora_ling@yahoo.com.au // Tue, 23 August 2011 02:51pm

    I think Ri Ri is trying to get back that lady like image again for spotting this big new curls.

    She has been lately on the wild side!

  • Posted by: Louise-1295043242 Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 02:59pm

    I like Drew Barrymores, but sadly I think Rhianna has gone just a bit too over the top!

    I’m surprise Rhianna has got any hair left, with the constant changes to colour and texture and styling, it must be in such bad condition!!!

  • Posted by: Bridals // Tue, 23 August 2011 07:21pm

    Rhianna’s make up is quite stunning though, the nude lip witht he pearls is quite adorable.

  • Posted by: Me // Tue, 23 August 2011 07:27pm

    Yes because some stranger (and that’s what she is in reality)’s wig choice matters at all. It’s just a wig it’s just hair aka dead protein and tomorrow she will change it, so really, meh, i say whatevs

  • Posted by: SydneyRose Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 07:37pm

    At least Rihanna looks better now. Anything is better than the orange colour varieties and half shaved hair she wore in the past.

    I absolutely love Drew Barrymore’s hair style. It’s almost Marilyn Monroe! I also love Cheryl Cole’s hair. These two ladies look so Hollywood glamorous and sexy.

  • Posted by: strawbsundae Master Fan // Tue, 23 August 2011 09:07pm

    Big and poufy hair just looks too over the top, however, I am a fan of Drew’s poufy hair!

  • Posted by: Ashlee-1299763546 Enthusiast // Tue, 23 August 2011 09:42pm


    I love Drew and agree she looks the best out of all the pics but still not a fan.

    I think one of the recent snapsies Khloe Kardashian is the best example of good volume (y’all know the one!).

  • Posted by: Tina-1291133452 Master Fan // Wed, 24 August 2011 03:41am

    i dont like it. totally agree with you maggie c! i love drew’s hair :)

  • Posted by: sumaya Master Fan // Wed, 24 August 2011 12:40pm

    Rhianna doesn’t look nice here so i would have to say that her hair is too big!

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Wed, 24 August 2011 02:29pm

    I thought that most stars had to go over the top every so often to keep themselves and their commentators happy :)
    That being said the only hairstyle that I liked in the above pictures was Drew’s.

  • Posted by: samuel Devotee // Wed, 24 August 2011 03:44pm

    Rhianna can get away with it abit as she is a show girl, it suit some people but personally I don’t like it unless it for stage purposes.

  • Posted by: Karen-1298334769 Master Fan // Thu, 25 August 2011 10:22am

    I actually quite like her hair, I have seen worse pouffy do’s and I really like her colour like that.

  • Posted by: tegania11 Master Fan // Fri, 26 August 2011 02:28pm

    i love drews hair, not loving rihannas. She can pull it off because she is only of those crazy popstars who can, but it still looks strange

  • Posted by: Fashionista8P Master Fan // Wed, 12 October 2011 02:51pm

    i like big curls, not sure mine would look this good though

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 3 November 2014 11:24pm

    I am sure at the time these ladies had good intentions with their hair.


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