When compared to her sexy slinky red carpet dresses and her completely sheer street wear, Rihanna's hair has been relatively tame -- until now.

On Monday in NYC, the "We Found Love" singer made a statement with her hair, sporting dark, almost-black roots that faded into the blonde color she's been rocking since ditching her brunette color last month.

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In August, the 24-year-old made the switch from vibrant red to a pretty brown color.

But Rihanna isn’t the only recording artist who has been experimenting with the contrasting look -- in February, Ciara debuted the severe ombre hairstyle at Clive Davis' Pre-Grammy Gala in Beverly Hills.