HAIR EVOLUTION

Michelle Obama’s Hair Evolution: Elegant, Presidential and Always Inimitably Fabulous


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Michelle Obama has been a beacon of intelligence, beauty, and grace in her eight years in the White House. She is not only famed for her impeccable sense of personal style, but also for an incredible range of beautiful and natural hairstyles. Just like she would with a designer, the First Lady works with her personal hairstylist, Johnny Wright, to create effortless hairstyles that perfectly complement her stylish wardrobe. From side-swept bangs, mid-length curly locks and her world-renowned bob-cut, Obama has never been one to shy away from switching things up. Her downright delightful and presidential hairstyles have become an example for all women who want to both look elegant and have fun with their tresses. Here, our favorite styles from the past decade.

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January 2009
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Michelle Obama arriving at the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America

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February 2009
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Michelle Obama making the opening remarks as she and U.S. President Barack Obama host an evening of celebration in honor of musician Stevie Wonder’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

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May 2009
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Michelle Obama speaking as she and President Barack Obama host An Evening of Poetry, Music and the Spoken Word at the White House

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July 2009
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Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama attending a celebration of country music at the White House

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October 2009
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U.S. President Barack Obama has a word with first lady Michelle Obama after they arrive to make a presentation in support of Chicago as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Copenhagen, Denmark

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November 2009
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Michelle Obama speaks during the ServiceNation launch of ‘MISSION SERVE: Forging A Continuum Of Service’ at George Washington University

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December 2009
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Michelle Obama speaking during the media preview of the White House holiday decoration

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May 2010
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Michelle Obama and husband U.S President Barack Obama waiting for Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife Margarita Zavala to arrive for a State Dinner at the White House

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June 2010
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US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arriving at the 2010 welcome ceremony of the G20 Summit in Toronto

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July 2010
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Michelle Obama attending an event about the Affordable Care Act at George Washington University Hospital

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October 2010
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Michelle Obama attending an event about the Affordable Care Act at George Washington University Hospital

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December 2010
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Michelle Obama speaking during dedication ceremonies of the new Fisher Houses on the campus of Naval Support Activity in Maryland

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February 2011
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Michelle Obama appears on NBC News’ “Today” show

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April 2011
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Michelle Obama listening during the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner

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May 2011
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Michelle Obama doing a dance after President Obama joked with her during a Cinco de Mayo reception in the White House

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May 2011
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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama waiting to greet Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, for a reciprocal dinner at the Winfield House in London

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October 2011
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Michelle Obama greeting volunteer workers during the Heroes at Home program’s 1,000th home renovation project in Washington, DC

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November 2011
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama speaking to one another during the NCAA men’s college basketball Carrier Classic between the Michigan State Spartans and the North Carolina Tar Heels

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November 2011
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Michelle Obama attending the 2011 Building a Healthier Future summit

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January 2012
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Michelle Obama speaking during the BET Honors 2012 at the Warner Theatre

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March 2012
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Michelle Obama awaiting the arrival of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife, Samantha Cameron, prior to a State Dinner as part of an official visit on the North Portico of the White House

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April 2012
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Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha walking from St John’s Episcopal Church after attending Easter Service

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April 2012
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Michelle Obama attending the 2012 White House Correspondents Association Dinner in Washington, DC

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September 2012
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Michelle Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

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November 2012
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Michelle Obama speaking during an awards ceremony for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in the White House

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January 2013
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Michelle Obama attending the 2013 Inaugural Ball

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March 2013
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Michelle Obama speaking during the “Building a Healthier Future Summit” at the Lisner Auditorium of George Washington University in Washington, DC

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April 2013
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Michelle Obama laughing to a joke told by comedian Conan O’Brien during the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

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April 2013
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Michelle Obama speaking during a veterans employment event in the East Room April 30, 2013 at the White House

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May 2013
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Michelle Obama speaking at an awards ceremony in the White House

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December 2013
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attend the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors

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March 2014
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Michelle Obama delivers a speech at Chengdu No. 7 High School in China,

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April 2014
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Michelle Obama speaking with children of Executive Office employees at the White Houses annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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May 2014
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Michelle Obama attending the annual White House Correspondent’s Association Gala

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July 2014
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Michelle Obama greeting guests during an Independence Day celebration on the South Lawn of the White House

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July 2014
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Michelle Obama speaking onstage at the LULAC/NUVOtv Unity Luncheon in New York City

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December 2014
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Michelle Obama reading “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas” during the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President’s Park

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March 2015
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Michelle Obama speaking onstage during 2015 ‘Black Girls Rock!’ BET Special

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September 2015
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Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama waiting on the North Portico for the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Madame Peng Liyuan ahead of a state dinner at the White House

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December 2015
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Michelle Obama and Muppet Miss Piggy reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ to children at the 93rd Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting at The Ellipse

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December 2015
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US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arriving at The Kennedy Center to attend the Kennedy Center Honors.

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July 2016
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Michelle Obama participating in an event with future college students in the White House July 19, 2016 in Washington, DC

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August 2016
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Michelle Obama making her way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House

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September 2016
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arriving to address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner

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October 2016
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President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama awaiting the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Agnese Landini

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December 2016
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First Lady Michelle Obama visiting patients, families, and staff at The Children’s National Health System

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January 2017
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Michelle Obama delivering her last public remarks remarks during a ceremony honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year in the East Room of the White House

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January 2017
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President Barack Obama hugging his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, onstage, after delivering his farewell address to the American people in Chicago