Denise Richards divides fans with curly hair transformation on ‘WWHL’: See her new look

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It’s a brand-new look for this “Bravo, Bravo, f–king Bravo” star.

Denise Richards chose to switch things up ahead of her appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” on Wednesday, arriving on set with a dramatically different ‘do.

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Instead of wearing her hair in loose waves as usual, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum seemed to be sporting a perm. Her brown locks were styled in tight, voluminous curls, which were pulled back in the front as smaller ringlets framed her face.

Denise Richards showed off her curly locks on “Watch What Happens Live.” Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen/Youtube

The style was quite the contrast from her usual loose waves.

The 53-year-old sported a similar look 25 years ago. FilmMagic

In some ways, the new look was also quite the throwback. In 1999, Richards wore her hair in a similar style while attending the MTV Video Music Awards.

Unsurprisingly, fan were divided on the transformation.

“love the new look,” one person commented on Instagram, while another added, “this look is you.”

Even former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Kelly Dodd weighed in on the chestnut color, writing, “Denise looks good with dark hair.”

Richards rocked ringlets at the 1999 MTV VMAs. Getty Images

Still, fans were unsure about the transformation, taking to the comments section to share their opinions. GC Images

Another, however, claimed that “Denise looking like Rachel Dolezal.”

“I don’t like this hairstyle on Denise,” another brutally honest commenter wrote.

One person even compared her to a “Real Housewives of Potomac” star, writing, “Ok but why did I think Denise was Gizelle [Bryant].”

Still, Richards’ statement-making moves didn’t stop at her hair. The 53-year-old also went glam with her makeup for “WWHL,” opting for rosy cheeks, pink eyeshadow and a light pink lip.

She also seemed to bring the disco vibes with her outfit, wearing a sparkly one-shoulder dress that she paired with strappy gold heels.

Richards paired her new hair with rosy makeup.

She also wore a sparkly one-shouldered dress for the occasion. GC Images

At one point, while chatting with Cohen and Sonja Morgan, the “Wild Things” actress even poked fun at her fashion mishap from a Season 13 episode of “RHOBH,” slipping on the furry jacket she had accidentally worn upside-down at a party.

“This is the jacket,” Richards announced, standing up to show off the layer, which was styled the same way she originally wore it.

“I’ve got to tell you something — it’s fashion upside-down,” Cohen told her in response. “I mean, I actually see how you made the mistake.”