Hey ladies! Cosmo editor Robin Hilmantel got the scoop on how to recreate Michelle Obama’s famous hairstyle, no scissors required!
Lucky for beauty addicts across the country, though, this faux cut is something you can steal—and with just a few bobby pins! We talked to Fantastic Sams
This style works best on ladies with mid-length, medium-textured hair that’s layered. Is that you? Start with hair that’s about 70 percent dry, and get ready to channel Jackie O!
Step one: Apply a smoothing gel to hair from your ears to the ends, and blow-dry it with a 2-inch round brush, pulling it straight as you go. This style works best when hair is super smooth, so use a flatiron to work out any leftover kinks once you’re done blow-drying. Afterward, work a dab of pomade from the mid-shaft to the ends to make hair more manageable.
Step two: Clip your hair into four sections by making a part from the middle of your forehead to the nape of your neck and then again from ear to ear. One section at a time, take a 2-inch wide piece of hair, and tuck it underneath itself, pinning it securely to the nape of your neck so the ends aren’t visible through the outer layer of hair. Continue doing this around your head, making sure everything looks smooth and even as you go.
Step three: When you get to the ear area, make sure to tuck the strands behind it before pinning them underneath (the key here is to make sure the bobby pins/underlayer of hair stay hidden). In the back of your head, tuck your strands under so they look slightly shorter than the rest to create the bob’s slight angle. Work your way around your head until you’re done.
The look should hold up all day—and at any White House events you plan to attend. Now if we could only get those killer biceps… hairstylist Carmen Higareda to get the lowdown on how you, too, can rock Michelle O’s anti-hair extensions.