Discover the secret behind the First lady's sassy new look and the key to making bangs work.

Michelle & Barack Obama

Michelle Obama stepped out last week sporting sassy new bangs — the type of news that makes the beauty world squeal with delight.

Bangs are hot, hot, hot right now, and we love to see FLOTUS making a beauty trend her own. Bangs are young and fun, and Michelle (can we call you Michelle?), in her typical, stylish way, shows that they work just as well on the over-40 set as they do on twentysomethings.

The key to bangs is making them work for your face shape and hair type. Michelle has the most universal face shape (oval) so most bang types will look good on her, but she has a high forehead, so she chose wisely in going with longer fringe to soften the upper part of her face.

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"Michelle Obama's new bang is texturized, which gives a softer, piecey edge to the normal blunt style," explains George Gonzalez of George the Salon in Chicago. "To achieve the look, ask your stylist to chip in with the tips of their shears followed by using texturizing scissors to soften the initial cut to finish."

As for her hair type, we all know bangs on textured hair isn't for the faint of heart. Unfortunately this look is not in the best interest of your curls coils and waves as it'll take daily heat styling and regular trims to maintain it — but we're pretty sure FLOTUS has people for that! 

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