Michelle Obama has debuted a new haircut with caramel colored highlights.
Michelle Obama showed off her brand new look yesterday while speaking at a film screening in Washington, DC.
The new face-framing hairdo is significantly less drastic and more flattering than the blunt bangs she had cut in January, which she admitted were “irritating” after a while.
Placed mostly around the edges of her face, the highlights are subtle and warm, in a soft honey color.
Reactions to the style have been mostly positive, with People.com comparing it to Olivia Pope’s hairstyle in ABC series Scandal.
And the beauty editor at New York Magazine suggested that the highlights are an indication that Michelle Obama is going grey, because lighter pigments work better than dark dye on greying hair.
The First Lady never fails to make waves with her fashion and hairstyle choices.
After initially debuting her bangs in January, Michelle Obama sent the social media world into a frenzy, even causing one fan to create a Twitter account called MichellesBangs in the hairstyle’s honor.
Today, Michelle Obama is accompanying Presiden Barack Obama to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington.
In a photo from the event, Michelle is escorted by her husband down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, wearing a stunning black Tracy Reese dress adorned bright red flowers.