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Kelly Ripa Goes Blue: ‘My Sons Think I Look Like a Superhero’

Shady's back, tell a friend…….. @ryantrygstadhair

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Kelly Ripa has revealed her new summer look, and it’s absolutely blue-tiful.

Just when the Live With Kelly and Michael co-host had returned to her signature blonde after trying out a vibrant pink bob, Kelly and her stylist Ryan Trygstad switched things up again. “Shady’s back, tell a friend….” she says in the above Instagram post. That’s not exactly the brand of shade Eminem was referring to, but we all see what she did there.

The color really is gorgeous, largely due to the multitude of shades seen in the photo — this isn’t the flat electric blue of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”-era wig. Trygstad tells PEOPLE that he achieved the look through layering five custom shades ranging from teal to midnight. And where did he get his inspiration from? The same site that’s inspired so many hairstyles, meal ideas and wedding-related crafts: “Pinterest!”

Kelly sported her new hue on Kelly and Michael this morning (July 9), describing the process and her family’s reaction: “We dyed it blue and it turned a lime green … and Mark walks upstairs and he’s like [deep breath]. He’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, you look like the Lucky Charms guy.’”

Her kids were bigger fans. “My sons love it, they think I look like a superhero. I call it Patience Woman, because I have nothing but patience,” she said. “Mark — I was like, ‘What do you think?’ — and he was like, ‘I like the cut!’ He doesn’t like outrageous hair color, but I don’t care. I’m like, ‘I’m your new wife, Blueberry.’”

Kelly joins the ranks of many modern-day stars who’ve taken blue into the mainstream: Katy, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Richie, and 5 Seconds of Summer’s Michael Clifford, just to name a few. How do you think Kelly’s dye job stacks up? Let us know in the comments.

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