Kelly Ripa Chops Her Hair Off & It's Bound to Inspire Other Moms to Do the Same (PHOTO)

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kelly ripaWhen it comes to hair, short has been the new long for almost a year now. But it seems like shorter is quickly becoming the new short. Kelly Ripa debuted a new 'do on Live With Kelly and Michael on Monday, and her formerly shoulder-grazing tresses now barely fall beneath her ears. The choppy, blond bob suits the bubbly host perfectly, showing off her toned shoulders and larger-than-life personality.

And you know who else this haircut suits? Females who have pushed small human beings out of their vaginas. Or, as they're more formally known as, moms!

After giving birth, I don't think any woman thinks to herself, "You know what would go great with this baby? Mom hair!" But the time parents once had to themselves shrinks exponentially after a kid comes into the picture. There's no more whiling away a random hour, perusing personal interest blogs; no more impromptu trips to the gym or nail salon; and definitely no more spending more than 10 minutes on your hair. And even that's pushing it. 

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Kelly's super-short cut definitely isn't for everyone. But getting a short, stylish, non-mom haircut is perfect for laydees with baybees. Not only because it's low-maintenance, but because they're in.

I mean, Nicole Richie has short hair now, for god's sake. How much more stylish could it possibly get?

Did you cut your hair after having a baby?


Image via Kelly and Michael/Instagram

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Irela... Ireland69

Cute hair cut.  but her face looks bad like it's streched out

Senia... Seniahmom

I can't imagine having a shorter style that requires maintenance can possibly be easier than long hair that can be thrown in a ponytail or braid. I'll keep my long hair.

Denise Zuniga

Kelly looks good short or long hair Lucky.

nonmember avatar Rose

This would be news worthy if she cut it off for Locks of Love !? Or Pantene accepts if not long enough for LOL . JS

Brandi Hewett

very cute cut Kelly Ripa! very stylish for you!

Freela Freela

I think it's cute and have had similar bobs in the past. However, I have to say that short hair is definitely NOT easier than long hair in terms of the time needed to style... I actually grew my hair quite long again because it is significantly less work when it is longer.

casti... castinghub

Love the new look!

Linda Boyd

I like it...her hair always looked so messy before.  







Julia Todd

I cut my hair short after my youngest was born.  Long story short (no pun intended), I regretted it SOOOOOO much.  Like the other posters said, short hair is not necessarily lower maintenance, and much like some of my hair color choices made post-childbirth, drastic beauty decisions are best left until after the hormones and emotions are back to normal!

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