Hairstyle File: Michelle Obama's Versatile Bob

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.

Nicole Marie Melton Jan, 11, 2013

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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.

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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.

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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?

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At the G20 summit in London, Mrs. Obama swept her layered bob in to a half-up/half-down hairstyle.

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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.

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Michelle Obama wore a deep side part and full, voluminous curls at the White House Governors Ball.

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Mrs. Obama’s blunt bob was swingy, pin-straight and shiny during a White House event for music students.

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On vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, Mrs. Obama wore her hair slicked back in a casually cute, low bun.

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At a speech during Hispanic Heritage Month, Mrs. Obama tucked her side-swept bangs behind her ear for a casually chic look.

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At a Veteran’s Day appearance, Mrs. Obama wore her bob with tons of body and heavy, eyelash-grazing bangs. Gorgeous!

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Mrs. Obama was the picture of elegance with her hair slicked back off her face during a White House menorah lighting ceremony.

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At a recent State dinner, Obama wore her curls pinned up into a soft, elegant updo. We’re obsessed!

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The First Lady rocked a head full of flirty, tousled curls during a news conference on food availability and affordability.

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At the funeral service for Sargent Shriver, Mrs. Obama wore her signature bob with lots of volume at the crown.

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The First Lady wore her bob in a soft, casual style while hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at The White House.

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At an event for military families in Beverly Hills, California, Mrs. Obama looked chic in her side-swept bob.

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First Lady Obama was all smiles in a shiny, layered hairstyle during an event for NBC’s The Biggest Loser.

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While speaking at a re-election rally in Ohio, Obama sported a smooth, sleek bob with a chic side part.

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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.

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Mrs. Obama attended the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards wearing a smooth, side-swept version of her trademark haircut.

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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.

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Mrs. Obama posed in a classy rendition of her bob at the unveiling of the Obama family portraits at the White House.

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Michelle Obama wears her flawless bob while holding the first family's dog, Bo, during a visit at Children's National Medical Center.