Celebrity Hairstyles: Ted Gibson on Rihanna's Look at the American Music Awards

At last night's American Music Awards, international superstar Rihanna was honored with the first-ever AMA Icon Award. The singer also performed one of her hit songs for the star-studded crowd. For her time in the spotlight, Rihanna opted for a unique, unexpected hairstyle, the "doobie-wrap," or "wrap." Here, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson gives his thoughts on Rihanna's fashionable statement.

Says Gibson, “I absolutely loved Rihanna’s hair last night! The hairstyle she wore is called a “doobie wrap” or “wrap” in African-American and Latino communities. This hairstyle is worn while drying hair under the dryer or is styled this way after drying to preserve a blowout. Women usually would not wear their hair this way as a hairstyle as it’s usually only seen at home or in the beauty salon, but Rihanna is all about breaking the rules! She took something that most women would never wear outside of their home and made it fashionable and chic! It’s as if she said 'I’m Rihanna, I’m getting the ICON award, and I can do whatever I want!' Taylor Swift won a lot of awards last night, but we’re not talking about her the next day. We’re talking about Rihanna, and that’s what makes her an icon.”

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