HOW-TO: First Lady Michelle Obama's New Bangs

By Lauren Salapatek | 01/22/2013 11:11:00 AM


click image to zoomWireImageFirst Lady Michelle Obama attends the Inaugural Ball on January 21, 2013 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage) If you caught the official swearing-in ceremony at the Presidential Inauguration on Sunday, you also probably caught a glimpse of First Lady Michelle Obama's new bangs. "To address the most significant event of the weekend, I love her bangs," Obama said, according to USA Today. "She looks good. She always looks good."


"Michelle Obama's new bang is texturized which gives a softer piecey edge to the normal blunt style," reveals George Gonzalez of George the salon Chicago. "To achieve, chip in with the tips of your shears followed by using texturizing scissors to soften the initial cut to finish. Hair types that are very coarse, thick and curly will have a harder time pulling this look off unless you want to take the time to use a blow dryer and flat iron to style. Ideally, straight or slightly wavy strands that are fine to normal will work best for this new 'Obama Bang'."

If your clients want to get this look but are afraid of making the cut, skip the snip and get a frizz-free fringe with Hairdo by HairUWear Clip-In Bangs. This effortless bang is already styled, just clip in and it will provide an instant hair transformation.

So what do you think of Michelle Obama's new bangs? Share on MODERN's Facebook what you think.






ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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