Get the Look: Michelle Obama's New Bangs

Style icon Michelle Obama is celebrating her birthday by adding a blunt textured bang, which comes right before inaugural festivities get under way. Here’s how to get the right cut or go faux(for the commitment-phobes).


Recently chosen by Refinery29 as the 'Best Bang Trim' in Chicago, celebrity hairstylist George Gonzalez, who worked for Oprah and HARPO for 11 years we asked George for

Bangs 101 Tips:

"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, ask your stylist to chip in with the tips of their 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'."

Not So Permanent Options for Bangs:

We also asked L'Oréal Paris Consulting Hair Stylist Johnny Lavoy to comment on the look, “The First Lady is no stranger to bangs. She’s been wearing versions of a soft side-swept bangs for some time. What I love about Mrs. Obama is she that she’s not afraid of trying a new hairstyle. Daisy BangsHer new bold bangs are both chic and modern, just like our First Lady.”

Get the look of Michelle Obama by trying on LUXHAIR WOW Bangs, $21, available at Try this commitment-free, sophisticated look by LUXHAIR. Each hair piece is hand woven and treated with LUXHAIR’s unique styleable Keralon, making the synthetic fibers full of texture for ease of style. Color options are available in 20 shades, matching natural tones from Platinum Blonde to Medium Brown to Smoke Grey.