This weekend, as we strolled the streets of New York City, taking in all the amazing beauty, hair, and fashion inspiration, we couldn't help but notice a huge hairstyle trend. Pop star diva Rihanna's half shaved head with long wavy locks has taken the streets of Manhattan by storm. But while many RiRi fans have donned her trendy look themselves, there are many harsh critics who think otherwise.
In a recent poll taken by British hair care retailer Fabriah.com, Rihanna's shaved head hairstyle has been named the worst trend of the century, according to the poll. Fabriah asked 1,000 people to vote for the worst hair fads of the last 13 years, with the Bajan beauty scoring 20% of the vote. Rihanna was not the only celeb to make the list. Soccer superstar and heartthrob, David Beckham came in at a close second with 19% for the cornrows he has been known to wear. In seventh place was Justin Timberlake for the super curly blonde locks he used to rock back during his days as a boy band member. And in the tenth place spot, rapper Nicki Minaj made the list for her many colorful wigs and extensions. Kelly Osbourne, Russell Brand, and Simon Cowell also made the list for their past and current hairstyles.
Despite making the top of the list, Rihanna's hair is super popular, setting a new trend and turning edgy into the new popular. Francesca Davies, a spokesperson for Fabriah.com still doesn't see why the look has taken the world by storm. "I am not at all surprised the 'Skrillex' look claimed the prize as the worst hair trend of the 21st Century," she said. What is surprising, however, is the number of people still copying the style. I would never have imagined the haircut becoming so popular." Not only are we seeing women all over the city wearing Rihanna's look, but many celebrities have made the bold move and shaved the sides of their heads as well, such as singer Cassie, former Spice girl Mel B, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, and rocker Avril Lavigne. "The list shows that even the most stylish celebrities can make a hair mistake." Francesca explained.