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Summer is the time that us women, particularly black women, do everything in our power to keep our hair as low-maintenance as possible through the humidity and heat-filled months. One of the most common ways we do that is with box braids. They require little to no work, are moderately lightweight, and allow us to play with color without affecting our natural hair. 

It's been a while since we've seen Rihanna with red hair, and even longer since we've seen her with braids. But with summer heating up, and Fenty already crushing the fashion market, what better time than now for the international superstar to switch up her look? She did that earlier this week by revealing bright-red box braids at a star-studded cocktail party, and people are shook. 

On Tuesday Rihanna stepped out with a brand-new hairstyle. 

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Bright red box braids to be exact. The waist length, masterfully crisp protective style was unveiled at the New York City FENTY x Webster Pop-up where Rihanna paired the new 'do with a bright pink dress, shoes, and lipstick to match. The goddess in the flesh wore the braids thrown to the back all night long for a minimalistic yet glamorous look. 

The look was created by none other than her hairstylist Yusef.

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The star's longtime stylist provided us all with some serious wild thoughts for summer, and now all we want to do is have the style for ourselves. It's looking like Rihanna is also trying to keep her hair away from the elements during these warm months, and we couldn't be happier that she's doing so while walking in box braids.