Malia Obama has got a new ‘do!
The eldest Obama daughter was photographed on the streets of New York City rocking fresh box braids. Malia is currently on summer vacation from Harvard, where she just completed her freshman year.
The 19-year-old college sophomore pulled her freshly-done braids into a half-bun leaving two face-framing braids to hang loose. While we’re used to seeing Malia with straight tresses, we love that she opted to switch it up just in time for summer.
Protective styles, such as box braids and cornrows, are often the go-to for Black women during the warmer months but it’s also important to properly care for hair in between protective styles. Finger detangling post style, properly washing hair and ultimately giving hair a break every once in a while is of the utmost importance.
Malia is no stranger to spending summers in New York City as she spent her gap year in the city interning for Harvey Weinstein and Lena Dunham in 2016. Her parents moved her into her Harvard dorm in August 2017.