Rihanna’s forehead is not often showcased in its full glory. With her foray into bangs, pixie cuts, or choppy extensions, it has oft been the subject of almost-mythical interpretation, but now it’s experiencing a well-deserved moment in the sun.
Rihanna with the braids!!!
— JAY⚡️ (@iDaddyJay) March 12, 2019
Rihanna looks cute wit them cornrows
— Homozygous 🇬🇾 (@marcus_trevy) March 12, 2019
Taking to her Instagram Stories yesterday, the Bajan goddess revealed a new do: straight back braids with polished edges. Not since she debuted a loc’ed high pony for Ocean’s 8 have we seen her forehead on display to this degree, so it’s no wonder fans are rejoicing.
The look is also serving as inspiration for those who have previously been insecure about their forehead-size to opt for a more pulled-back style.
When y’all see me In cornrows with my forehead popping I don’t wanna hear pim! Rihanna has paved the way!
— ThornBack 🧝🏽♀️🐻 (@London_NuNu) March 13, 2019
been wanting to do the braids to the back look for awhile but been scared cause i got a big ass head. but if rihanna can do it…. so can i bitch.
— ky • lin (@kylanalyce) March 12, 2019
Rihanna with the braids is fire brings out her forehead, more kisses on the forehead for her
— AL_Snow (@Jnworldpeace15) March 13, 2019
If you find yourself facing a sudden urge to similarly expose your forehead via cornrows, or with a simple slicked ponytail or ballerina bun, just know, you too are a product of the Rihanna-effect.