Denise Richards Looks Unrecognizable With New Hair Transformation

Denise Richards changed up her signature beachy waves for a '90s-inspired perm. She unveiled the dramatic look on the March 6 episode of Watch What Happens Live.

By Alyssa Morin Mar 07, 2024 6:50 PMTags
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Denise Richards is anything but a ragamuffin with her new look.

In fact, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum turned heads after debuting a dramatic hair transformation. And there was no better occasion to make a style statement than on Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live.

For her March 6 appearance, Denise looked unrecognizable with her '90s-inspired perm that consisted of tight, voluminous curls. She opted for a half up, half down hairstyle and curly side swept bangs that framed her face. 

As for the rest of her glam? She paired her attention-grabbing tresses with a soft makeup look, wearing rose-colored blush, matching lipstick and a shimmery metallic shadow.

The Wild Thing star's beauty wasn't the only swoon-worthy aspect of her getup.

After all, she dazzled in a glitzy emerald green dress that featured an asymmetrical neckline and clung to her curves like a glove. Shimmery gold lace-up heels and a diamond necklace completed her overall look.

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Although Denise didn't share details about her makeover, she's been candid about her beauty journey over the years.

Just last year, she opened up about her experience with breast augmentation surgery and why she didn't want her daughter Sami Sheen, 19, to get a boob job.

"I was made fun of as a teenager [because my boobs] were mosquito bites," Denise told Bustle in October 2023. "I got them done at the same age Sami is wanting to get them done." 

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The 53-year-old, who shares Sami and and Lola, 18, with ex Charlie Sheen, revealed that she's in the process of removing her implants.

"I'm trying to talk her out of it because, and the reason why I'm getting them out, is I didn't know how toxic [they are] when I was 19," Denise continued. "And it's not an easy surgery. It's painful!"

Sami, meanwhile, was inspired to go under the knife by her mom.

"I was 10 years old and like, 'I can't wait to have big boobs like my mom,'" the OnlyFans model said at the time. "All my friends were getting boobs, and I was just like, 'OK, when's it my turn?' I would always stuff my bra with socks and stuff."

A month later, the teen posted a photo of herself in the hospital, writing on Instagram Stories Nov. 15, "Guess who got a new rack todayyyy."

It's clear the mother-daughter duo isn't afraid to switch up their style. Keep reading to see all of the other celebrity transformations.

Priyanka Chopra

The Heads of State star debuted a drastic haircut—a shoulder-grazing bob—while attending a Bulgari event in Rome on May 20. 

Jessica Biel

In May 2024, the actress chopped her hair into a bob that many fans on social media said reminded them of one of the looks she sported as Mary Camden on the '90s series 7th Heaven.

Megan Fox

The Transformers actress returned to her dark brown tresses and debuted a sassy bob in May 2024, a month after she dyed her hair blue to enter what she dubbed her "Jedi era."

Dannielynn Birkhead

At age 17, the daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith debuted a new lob hairstyle overnight during 2024 Kentucky Derby weekend, which she attended with dad Larry Birkhead.

Demi Lovato

The singer debuted a lighter, shorter 'do in April 2024.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum debuted a blonde bombshell hair transformation May 8.

Kim Kardashian

Back to blonde: Kim debuted a new platinum 'do in April 2024.


The Fenty Beauty founder debuted a bright blonde hair transformation April 17 while celebrating her latest Fenty x Puma collection in London.

Delilah Belle Hamlin

The model debuted a bleach blonde pixie cut at the FRAME event April 4.

Megan Fox

The Jennifer's Body star traded in her bubblegum pink tresses for a baby blue bob, which she debuted April 2.


Less than a month afer chopping her hair into a long bob, Zendaya debuted a honey blonde transformation at the Challengers premiere March 26.

Elle Fanning

The Great star ushered in spring with a fresh cut, as she debuted a long bob March 25.

Rachel McAdams

The Mean Girls alum swapped out her signature blonde hair for a dark brunette transformation on March 18.

Bre Tiesi

The Selling Sunset star looked completely unrecognizable after debuting a dramatic blonde transformation March 16.

Kelly Osbourne

The Fashion Police alum ditched her signature purple hair after six years, tinting it an icy silver in March 2024. 


The Dune actress debuted a shoulder-grazing bob at Essence's Black Women in Hollywood Awards March 7.

Sydney Sweeney

The Anyone But You star made a showstopping appearance at Miu Miu's fall/winter 2024-2025 show during Paris Fashion Week. For the March 5 event, she unveiled a dramatic long bob haircut.

Zoey Deutch

To prepare for her upcoming role as  Jean Seberg, the 29-year-old debuted a bleached blonde pixie cut.

Anne Hathaway

The Princess Diaries alum unveiled fringe bangs at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Selena Gomez

The star debuted a bangin' new style at the premiere of her friend Nicola Peltz Beckham's film Lola in February 2024.

Jennifer Lopez

The "On the Floor" singer made a dramatic hair change, as she debuted a chin-grazing bob cut at Schiaparelli's haute couture spring/summer 2024 show on Jan. 22.

Gypsy Rose Blanchard

In January 2024, a month after her prison release, the now-influencer shared a pic of herself sporting a shorter 'do.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner traded in her dark locks for a pink 'do in January 2024.

Julianne Hough

In January 2024, the Dancing With the Stars personality shared a video of herself cutting her own hair. "Out with the old energy," she wrote, "and in with the new."

Kate Beckinsale

The Underworld actress took the plunge and went full blonde, while also debuting a short bob haircut.

Riley Keough

The Daisy Jones & The Six actress debuted jet-black hair on Nov. 2.

Eva Longoria

The Flamin' Hot director recently showcased her dramatic transformation, debuting a choppy, layered bob on Nov. 9.

Alix Earle

The TikToker debuted a fresh haircut, revealing a long bob.

Miley Cyrus

After rocking platinum blonde tresses for years, Miley officially returned to her brunette roots to model Gucci's new collection.

Kate Middleton

The royal recently showed off her new curtain bangs during a public appearance on Sept. 27.

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