Anyone who tuned in to catch Lisa Rinna on Watch What Happens Live on the night of Tuesday, Jan. 23 was in for a little bit of a shock. Rinna, who has been rocking the same signature highlighted bob for years and has continued to rock it while starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, suddenly had long, chocolate-brown locks when she sat down with host Andy Cohen. She’s always looked the same, so with this new ‘do, she was basically unrecognizable.
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If you were surprised by her sudden transformation, you’re not alone. But overall, Twitter turned out for Rinna’s new look.
@lisarinna 😮YES! YES!! YESSSSS!!! THE HAIR!!!👍🏼
— Michelle Alhameed (@mQalhameed14) January 24, 2018
— LuLaRoe Jennifer Pate Perkins (@LLRthePerks) January 24, 2018
If you’re wondering how Rinna managed to grow her hair past her shoulders pretty much instantly, her stylist, Julius Michael, has the answer: She was wearing extensions during her appearance last night. Michael posted a photo to Instagram crediting Hidden Crown Hair for Rinna’s fabulous new look, and Rinna’s makeup artist, Priscilla DiStasio posted several shots showing a little bit of the behind-the-scenes work that went into making her look so damn good.
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Tonight on Andy Cohen’s #WWHL 💄Makeup by @mspriscillanyc #REPOST by @juliusmichael1 It’s femme fatale aka #RHOBH @lisarinna and thanks to @hiddencrownhair and @mspriscillanyc we warped #lisarinna to #2018 for tonight’s #WWHL #longhair #hiddencrownhair #juliusmichael #clipinextensions #facebeat #makeup by my girl @mspriscillanyc #glamteam ™@juliusmichael1
The only bad news here is that extensions are temporary and require a ton of upkeep, so we’d be pretty surprised if Rinna adopted this look full-time. Still, that means the signature bob will likely be back, and no one’s complaining about that.