Bangs are BACK (Because the FLOTUS Says So)


MOST POLITICAL FIGURES are polarizing by nature, but there’s one thing most Americans can agree on – our First Lady is fabulous! Michelle Obama is intelligent, endearing, statuesque and fashionable in a way that never fails to inspire others. So when Mrs. Obama launched her new Twitter page (follow her @FLOTUS) and debuted her new hairdo, the internet officially went nuts. First there was a photo. And now there’s video of the bangs in motion!

She’s rocked side swept insinuations of bangs before, but Michelle Obama’s new, full fringe is a look we predict many women will be seeking to emulate. Her hairstylist, Johnny Wright, has been known to recommend the Optimum brand of hair products, and according to the folks at Optimum, he’s loving and using one of their new products on his clients. “One of my favorite new product lines for 2013 is the Optimum AMLA Legend line made with amla oil extract to nourish the scalp and hair. Specifically, the AMLA Billion Hair Potion makes hair visibly thicker and fuller – it’s a must try!” says Johnny Wright, via Optimum’s PR. For bang newbies we recommend reading this vintage piece on bang maintenance. Less product is advised, to avoid limp hair and bang-related breakouts on your forehead.

If you’re intrigued enough to try the look without switching up your haircut, check out the LUXHAIR WOW Collection – their clip on bangs retail for $21, at

Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.