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Rihanna‘s hair statements on the Met Gala red carpet are usually just as noteworthy as her gowns. And we have a feeling she has a special beauty plan in play for tonight’s big event.

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The 27-year-old singer has been experimenting with a red shade recently, and this weekend she stepped out with a chic chin-grazing style. We bet there is some extension magic happening (or maybe even a wig), but the red color is giving us flashbacks to one of Rih’s most memorable mane moments, from the 2011 Met Gala — that mermaid-inspired double braid, which she teamed with a one-shoulder lace Stella McCartney gown, Christian Louboutin sandals and Wilfredo Rosado fine jewelry.

Rihanna Met Gala 2011

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Rihanna has been known to wear Stella McCartney at the annual fête, and we can’t wait to see her complete ensemble this year. (Reminder: The theme is “China: Through the Looking Glass.”)

What do you think of Rihanna’s latest hair look? How should she wear her mane at the Met Gala? Sound off below.

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–Brittany Talarico