Rihanna's Swoop Bangs Are Back

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Snipping bangs into your hairstyle might only take a few minutes, but it can dramatically change your look. Take Rihanna’s latest, for example.

On Oct. 2, the singer and Fenty Beauty founder stepped out to celebrate A$AP Rocky’s 34th birthday in a thigh-high slit dress and new swoop bangs that felt decidedly retro. Like the hairstyle that rose to popularity in the early 2000s, the fringe extended just below her eyebrows and swept across her forehead starting from the left side. It’s possible that the look was created with a wig, but it looks so good, we can’t help but hope it’s here to stay.

If you’re nervous to take the plunge with long side bangs, celebrity hairstylist and Unite brand ambassador César DeLeön Ramîrez previously told POPSUGAR that the hair trend is actually quite versatile, works on any hair length, and “looks great with short to long layers.” To style the look, he recommended applying a smoothing blow-dry cream to damp hair then blow-dry with a round brush before sweeping the hair to the side.

While this is the first time we’ve seen Rihanna with the hairstyle in months, the star is known for changing up her look and has worn both swoop and straight-across bangs on multiple occasions over the years. Check out every angle of her latest bangs haircut ahead.

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