Mette Towley Wants Rihanna To Give Her All Her Haircuts

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Photography Kuba Ryniewicz
Stylist Julian Ganio

Published September 4, 2019

Jacket and Shirt by FENDI. Ring Mette’s Own.

It only took Mette Towley 188 seconds to dance her way into the public discourse, when she appeared—in medias shave—in the video for the Rihanna and N.E.R.D song “Lemon.” Two years later, the Minnesota native is set to star in the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway smash Cats and in the big-screen strip-club saga Hustlers, opposite her hero, Jennifer Lopez. “Before Rihanna shaved my head, she combed out my roots. I didn’t think about it as losing my hair, or losing a part of my femininity. My femininity has never been housed in a particular place on my body. Getting my head shaved, especially by her, was like being prepared by a deity to go forward into a battle, or some kind of spiritual endeavor. I wish I could go to her for all my haircuts.”

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