On the subject of Michelle Obama’s hair…

20 Feb

I don’t usually blog about hairstyles or about the First Lady. This blog ordinarily focuses on the intersection of media and technology. And though I got to know the First Lady a long time ago, as her residential adviser in college, there’s not much to add to the public record about those days. Which is fine.

But I can’t help but note the attention being paid to her new bangs, which she showed to the world last month on her 49th birthday.

On the Rachel Ray show, the First Lady described her new hairdoo as a sort of answer to a midlife crisis: “I can’t get a sports car,” she said, and they won’t let me “bungee jump.”

Hence the new hairstyle.

First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama

For the record, the photo below records Michelle’s hairstyle when she arrived on the campus some years ago.

I blog about this now not to embarrass the First Lady (though her daughters may enjoy the picture) but to underscore that it is beyond doubt that Michelle Robinson Obama — and her hairstyle –have both come a long way.

Michelle Robinson, Princeton Freshman Herald 1985

Michelle Robinson, Princeton Freshman Herald 1985

Of course, none of us look the same as we did in college.

Thank goodness.

N.B.: Photo editors and show bookers out there, please note: there are no other photos to share.

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2 Responses to “On the subject of Michelle Obama’s hair…”

  1. Bill February 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Nice one Craig. And, I have to agree the old “do” looks more like a “don’t”… 🙂

  2. iankennedy February 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Nice snippet of history. Thanks for sharing.

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