Hairspiration: Rihanna’s Short Haircuts

Rihanna Short Haircut 2009

Rihanna’s Short Haircut July 2009

We’ve been tracking Rihanna‘s short hair-do in for a few years, and now that it’s 2013, we’ve decided to update with all the many fierce short looks from the Bajan superstar.

Rihanna Short Hair at July 2009 Inglourious Basterds Premiere

Rihanna’s Short Hair at July 2009 ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Premiere

Ms. Fenty began debuting the look during her 2007 Good Girl Gone Bad era, and started showing off an even shorter half-shaven look in 2009 (post-Chris Brown/Grammy night altercation).

By the time the Rated R era began, we’d become used to the cut as a symbol of her new found rebellion in light of being under intense scrutiny.

Since then, she’s gone for longer looks, but we’ll always love how she rocks it short — spiked, curly mohawk, blonde highlights, all red, or sleek black. Get inspired in the gallery below.