Fashion

Rihanna’s pixie cut is back at last

Chop chop.

Following a brief flirtation with a mullet, Rihanna debuted a brand-new pixie cut while out for dinner at her favorite Santa Monica eatery, Giorgio Baldi, on Wednesday night.

Ever the clotheshorse, the 33-year-old Fenty Beauty founder paired her super-short strands with a head-turning designer ensemble: lime green tie-dye leather pants by Chrome Hearts, a chain-adorned Hyein Seo crop top ($195), a giant Western buckle belt by R13, vintage Versace sunglasses and The Attico heels ($688).

The pièce de résistance of the bad gal’s look? A shaggy-collared vintage Dior coat worth an estimated $22,000.

Rihanna famously cut her hair short and dyed in black in 2007 — around the time she released her third studio album, “Good Girl Gone Bad” — and her Linda Evangelista-like transformation captivated the fashion world.

Rihanna’s black asymmetrical bob defined her “Good Girl Gone Bad” era in 2007.Getty Images

“If she didn’t change her look, [the album] wouldn’t have been as impactful,” Rihanna’s longtime hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, told Billboard in 2017. “Obviously, the music would have still been good, but her changing the look really made people pay attention to her.”

Continued Stephen, “The hair was the beginning of her becoming that ‘black Madonna’ like she said she wanted to be. I definitely give the bob credit for leading the way, because if she didn’t make that big chop, which influenced a lot of other changes, who knows if she would have done everything else that came after. And look at her now!”

Rihanna debuted her pixie cut on the 2012 VMAs red carpet.WireImage

Rihanna’s now-iconic pixie made its debut at the 2012 VMAs, with the “Umbrella” hitmaker teaming the close-cropped cut with a bold red lip.

Nearly a decade later, here’s hoping the fan-loved look is here to stay (for a little while, at least).