From sleek and pulled back, to voluminous and curly, the First Lady has mastered the art of manipulating her shoulder-length haircut. Here are some of Mrs. O's stunning bobbed hairstyles since taking over as the Commander-in-Chic.
2007: Flipping Out
Before she was First Lady Michelle Obama, Mrs. O was a hard-working mom and supportive wife. Here, she speaks at a benefit luncheon in New York wearing a chic, flipped shoulder-length haircut.
2008: Campaign Chic
Michelle Obama wore a side-swept bang with her shoulder-sweeping bob at a rally in St. Paul, Minnesota to celebrate her husband's Democratic presidential nomination.
Who can forget Inauguration Day 2009 when First Lady Michelle Obama arrived at the Inaugural Ball wearing a sleek bob and that gorgeous white gown?
2009: Half and Half
At the G20 summit in London, Mrs. Obama swept her layered bob in to a half-up/half-down hairstyle.
2009: Sweeping Beauty
First Lady Obama attended an event for the International Women of Courage Awards wearing her freshly-trimmed bob combed off her face into a flowing side-sweep.
2010: Sweeping Style
Michelle Obama wore a deep side part and full, voluminous curls at the White House Governors Ball.
2010: Cut It Out
Mrs. Obama’s blunt bob was swingy, pin-straight and shiny during a White House event for music students.
August 25, 2010
On vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Mrs. Obama wore her hair slicked back in a casually cute, low bun.
2010: Tressed to Impress
At a speech during Hispanic Heritage Month, Mrs. Obama tucked her side-swept bangs behind her ear for a casually chic look.
2010: Loose Layers
At a Veteran’s Day appearance, Mrs. Obama wore her bob with tons of body and heavy, eyelash-grazing bangs. Gorgeous!
2010: Easing Back
Mrs. Obama was the picture of elegance with her hair slicked back off her face during a White House menorah lighting ceremony.
Jan. 19, 2011
At a recent State dinner, Obama wore her curls pinned up into a soft, elegant updo. We’re obsessed!
2011: Curly Queen
The First Lady rocked a head full of flirty, tousled curls during a news conference on food availability and affordability.
2011: Beautiful Bob
At the funeral service for Sargent Shriver, Mrs. Obama wore her signature bob with lots of volume at the crown.
2011: Top Notch
The First Lady wore her bob in a soft, casual style while hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at The White House.
June 13, 2011
At an event for military families in Beverly Hills, California, Mrs. Obama looked chic in her side-swept bob.
2012: Smiling Beauty
First Lady Obama was all smiles in a shiny, layered hairstyle during an event for NBC’s The Biggest Loser.
2012: Sleek and Chic
While speaking at a re-election rally in Ohio, Obama sported a smooth, sleek bob with a chic side part.
2012: Sophisticated Lady
All eyes were on First Lady Obama during the White House Correspondents Association Dinner. She added voluminous curls to her signature bob for this event.
2012: Glowing and Gorgeous
Mrs. Obama attended the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards wearing a smooth, side-swept version of her trademark haircut.
2012: Total Elegance
Obama flaunted gloriously smooth strands while signing copies of her book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America at Barnes & Noble.
2012: Full and Flowing
Mrs. Obama posed in a classy rendition of her bob at the unveiling of the Obama family portraits at the White House.
2012: Center Stage
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2012: Holiday Delight
Michelle Obama wears her flawless bob while holding the first family's dog, Bo, during a visit at Children's National Medical Center.