Kelly Ripa’s Faux Fringe Was Inspired by Pamela Anderson: ‘She Bangs’ 

Faux fringe! Kelly Ripa set the internet spiraling with her new set of bangs — but it turns out the looks was only temporary. 

The 51-year old talk show host got all glamorous to recap the Oscars. Live with Kelly & Ryan. And while she did her own makeup, hairstylist Ryan Trygstad was responsible for her fabulous ‘do: a messy bun with wispy bangs to boot. 

Kelly Ripas New Wispy Bangs Were Inspired by Pamela Anderson

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This look was definitely out of the norm. All My ChildrenIt turns out that she was a very iconic inspiration. Trygstad posted a picture of Ripa in her Vampire’s Wife dress alongside a photo of Pamela AndersonIn a purple tank top. “90s,” he captioned his Instagram post. 

Ripa also shared a slideshow featuring her super-glam outfit from that day. “She bangs (delayed post from a long work sleep-under),” she captioned her post. 

It didn’t take long for fans and famous friends to start storming the comments section, with many applauding the tv personality for her beauty experimentation. 

“Lovvvveeeeeee,” Lisa RinnaWhile Jenna Dewan said, “Gorgeousssss!!!” Carrie Ann Inaba chimed in: “She bangs …. You look gorgeous!” 

Fans adopted a similar tune and tried to convince Kelly to make her look permanent. “U must do bangs Kelly. I didn’t think u could get any more beautiful but u succeeded,” a follower wrote, while someone else added: “You literally look 15 years younger than what you are, the bangs are a hit!” 

While Ripa’s signature ‘do is shoulder length blonde locks, she’s not one to stray away from a little experimentation. In the past, she’s embraced pink and blue hues. The talk show host even allowed her hair to go grey during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Root watch week one,” she captioned a March 2020 selfie of her hair. Ripa documented her natural growth throughout spring and summer before finally having her hair professionally done in September 2020.

“I got my hair colored and styled and it felt incredible just to have it really done,” she said to cohost Ryan Seacrest at the time. “We did the base coat. We did the foils. We did the hair dryer. It was all done. It felt very safe.”