Michelle Obama's Hair

The look that filled the blogosphere with rumors of a haircut was simply pinned up for a White House country music performance. Mrs. Obama's deputy chief of staff cleared up the misunderstanding in the days following the event.
Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS

Summer Style
After much speculation in the blogosphere this summer about whether there had been a First Haircut, the First Lady's deputy chief of staff confirmed that Michelle's hair had simply been pinned up to attend a country music performance. Some black women assert that Michelle's choice to wear her hair straightened affirms unfair expectations about what looks professional.

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