Today, Ripa and Ryan Seacrest hosted their annual televised event. While the 51-year-old actress is known for her signature middle part, she decided to put a slightly different spin on her go-to hairdo in honor of the 94th Academy Awards.
In a teaser clip posted to the Live Instagram page, Ripa rocked a high ponytail. While still keeping her classic middle part, Ripa sported side bangs that were curled at the ends. The All My Children alum walked out wearing a shiny, purple ruffle dress that featured padded shoulders. She accessorized the look with open-toed purple heels.