The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has us all staying at home. While salons everywhere are closed, some of us are starting to adjust to life in quarantine by applying our best DIY skills. Most recently, the lovely Kelly Ripa shared on Live With Kelly and Ryan that she’s become her very own hair stylist, and with gorgeous locks like hers, we have to say we’re impressed.
On Monday’s episode, Ripa admitted that life since the outbreak has been difficult for more reasons than one. “I’m not going to lie, I cut my own hair,” she told husband Mark Consuelos, who stepped in as her co-host for the at-home episode. The pair has been quarantined in their home in New York City with their kids Michael, 22, Lola, 18, and Joaquin, 17.
Not only did Ripa cut her own tresses, but she had to get resourceful. “I used kitchen scissors. We obviously don’t have haircutting scissors. I cut my own hair. I didn’t cut bangs, because that’s … ,” she explained, before Consuelos interrupted her. “I would have stopped you!” he pointed out. “I didn’t say anything, but I was ready to jump in case you went across the bang.” Now that’s love.
But Ripa isn’t the only one in her family donning a fresh cut. Her husband also debuted his new look — a sleek, trimmed mustache! According to Ripa, fans have been critical about Consuelos’s facial hair, but that’s only encouraged him to keep it for longer. “What’s so funny about the mustache to me is that Mark was going to shave it until he started reading some of the merciless comments,” she admitted. “I can take it or leave it, I like it both ways.” The kids, on the other hand, feel a bit differently. ““They say I look like an aging porn star,” Consuelos joked.
Ripa admitted that her beauty routine has changed quite a bit since quarantine began. For one, all her clothing and makeup is stored back at the studio which is currently closed. So, she’s resorted to raiding her daughters wardrobe and supplies, borrowing the necessities. “I keep putting on my daughter’s self-tanner, thinking that will help,” she told Tiler Peck on Instagram Live. “I’m now in my daughter’s clothes,” she admitted to Ryan Seacrest on her show last week. “It’s gone there.”
Quarantine has clearly provided the mom with a unique opportunity to bond with her daughter. Ripa’s daughter Lola, from whom she borrows self tanner and clothing, has been using her own DIY knowledge to help her mom. “She watched a TikTok video on how to do hair by wrapping your hair around the bathrobe tie, and my daughter did my hair!” How sweet is that?
All in all, quarantine life is making us all get creative and resourceful — even those of us who have the most. Let’s all follow Ripa’s example and find new ways to feel beautiful and bond with our loved ones while we still can.