Kelly Ripa might be known for her signature honey-blonde hair, but one look at these throwback pics will tell you that the Live with Kelly and Ryan co-host has gone through quite the hair transformation. From layered blonde locks to blue bobs, the 52-year-old star has pretty much done it all. And now, we’re taking a moment to highlight her most memorable ‘dos to date. Keep reading for a complete timeline of Kelly Ripa’s hair transformation.
See Kelly Ripa’s Hair Transformation Throughout the Years
1997: Maternity Bob
While she was pregnant with her first child, Michael Consuelos, Ripa stepped out on the red carpet in 1997 with short blonde hair and dark roots. If she only knew “shadow roots” would become a major hair trend down the road…
2001: The Classy Up-Do
The wife and mom got all dolled up, wearing her long hair in a tight bun with elegant curls on top. (Fun fact: At the time, she was pregnant with her daughter, Lola Consuelos).
2015: Pretty in Pink
Ripa debuted this bold new hue on her Instagram and, naturally, fans were obsessed. On her talk show (previously titled Live with Kelly and Michael), she explained the reason behind the bold choice: “Every time I go on vacation, I dye my hair a different color. It usually washes out and this will wash out. It’s part of my tradition—I like to have fun for a few weeks.”
2015: The Blue Bob
The TV host switched things up the following month by channeling her inner Coraline. After she showcased her trendy blue bob on Instagram, she revealed on her talk show that her kids loved the look and thought she looked like a superhero.
2023: Bouncy Bombshell
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