Rihanna took it all off -- her hair, that is.

On Wednesday, the "Where Have You Been" singer, 22, turned up in Los Angeles (where she's rehearsing for Thursday evening's MTV Video Music Awards) with a dramatic new look. The superstar, who's sported dozens of drastically different hairstyles and shades, debuted a simple, feminine pixie cut with bangs in a simple shade of black.

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The look, reminiscent of coifs seen on Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams, is a demure departure for Rihanna, who has been seen with bright red, curly hair, severe bobs, a platinum-blonde shade and more.

Opening Thursday day night's big VMAs show, Rihanna is nominated for five awards; her exes Chris Brown and Drake (who had an infamous club brawl over the summer) are also expected to be on hand.

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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Rihanna Debuts Super-Short Hair Arriving for VMAs Rehearsals