*If you thought a Black woman’s hair bill was a lot each month, think again. Superstar Rihanna’s tab for her mane upkeep is off the charts — if a recent report is to be believed
British media outlet The Daily Mail claims her hair costs $23,000 a week at one of Hollywood’s leading hair salons with her celebrity hair stylist Ursula Stephen. We did the math and if our calculator is working properly, that total comes out to be $1,196,000 a year! — again, if it’s true.
“Rihanna likes to pioneer new styles but it’s costing her a fortune,” says a member of her entourage. “She makes several public appearances a week, and the cost soon stacks up. Ursula is a close confidante and they are together all the time.
“You have to wonder why she insists on keeping such an expensive member of her entourage on the payroll 24/7. Most of these costs are paid for by her management.”
In case you haven’t been counting, Rihanna’s gone through 13 hairstyles since it was dyed bright red last November, including a huge red afro that earned her the nickname “Side-Show Bob” after the Simpsons cartoon character.