Hair Evolution of Michelle Obama

Since First Lady Michelle Obama entered the White House it’s not only her style, but her hair that is creating a buzz among admires. Take a peek at the hair evolution of Mrs. Obama with styling tips from our favorite celeb pros. Find out how you can get your own a first class do.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 06, 2009

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Since First Lady Michelle Obama entered the White House it’s not only her style, but her hair that is creating a buzz among admires. Take a peek at the hair evolution of Mrs. Obama with styling tips from our favorite celeb hair pros. Find out how you can get your own a first class do.

By Qianna Smith

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July 28
“Proper pre-styling products are essential to preventing stress on the hair. I use Ted Gibson Hair Sheet Treatment before applying any heat. It protects the hair, detangles and provides a quick leave-in conditioning treatment to the hair,” says celeb stylist Eugene Smith from the Ted Gibson Salon New York, on how to get Mrs. Obama’s straight blown out tresses.

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July 21
“Michelle Obama is very style savvy and has outsmarted the masses with her low swept bob. This style is very simple yet chic giving the illusion of a short cropped pixie shape. You can achieve this by pulling your hair back softly off the face, twirling the pony tail into bun and pinning below the nape,” says hairstylist to the stars Marcia Hamilton, who works with stars such as Serena and Venus Williams and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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July 9
“This is a wonderful change for our First Lady Michelle Obama. What’s really nice about the First Lady’s profile is that she is showing the world just how versatile Black hair can be. And she’s not afraid to mix it up and change her look,” says celebrity hair and makeup artist, Roberta “Robbie” Rogers. “This tightly-rolled French twist with a slight pompadour at the crown is very clean, classic and youthful.”

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May 13
“Michelle Obama is a legendary icon of beauty that has already discovered the importance of giving us something special to look at. This picture represents where she is today. If you are a woman wreaking havoc on your hair try wearing a weave to help elevate and bend any stress you’ve caused to your strands,” says celebrity hair guru Ted Gibson, who is also the lead stylist on TLC’s “What Not To Wear.”

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May 5
Mrs. Obama dazzled at the Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World event. She wowed the crowds with a new look by simply pulling hair back to highlight her beautiful facial features.

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April 1
The First Lady never strays from her rich dark brown hair shade. Dark hues are prone to dulling over time so use color-specific products like Pantene Brunette Expressions, $5, drugstore.com, to boost hair’s shine.

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February 26
This do strikes the perfect balance between formal and fun. Use hot rollers to create elongated curls. We suggest taking 1-inch sections of almost-dry hair and set each piece into rollers. Unroll and smooth out with fingers for larger-than-life body.

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January 20
Make heads turn with a chic blown out style like this. What makes this do so appealing is that it looks shakable yet packed with shine. Use a styling aid that is not too greasy or heavy. Get this silky smooth look by using FHI Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Iron, $119, drugstore.com.

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August, 26 2008
For a modern twist on the traditional pulled back bun, opt for a sleek side bang for added sophistication. This is the perfect office do to accompany your sexy sheath dress in case you want to channel Mrs. Obama’s fashionable style.

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2007
Before the Obama’s took over the White House Lady O’ wore this classic flip bob, which was a safe yet attractive look for a candidate’s wife.

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