Michelle Obama Debuts New Hairstyle on Her 49th Birthday

The first lady celebrated her birthday with a new look.
2:03 | 01/18/13

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RepS WASHINGTON Prepares its look for the president's inauguration monday, it seems mrs. Obama is preparing hers, as well. Unveiling a brand-new do thursday, bangs. It's the first image posted on her new official twitter account, at flotus. And overnight, pool photographers got a brief look at the new hairstyle, as mrs. Obama returned from a dinner, celebrating her birthday with the president. The reaction to her newly-framed face has been swift and mostly positive. At flotus, we love your new bangs. Michelle obama celebrates a second term with bangs. Flotus is flawless. Michelle obama is such a trend-setter in the fashion industry because she manages to be aspirational and acceptable at the same time. Reporter: Who is behind the new look? Johnny wright, styling her tresses since just before they moved into the white house. While he won't spill the first lady's salon secrets, he did offer this take on a previous first-term trim. The haircut was not really calculated. It was something that, you know, I just felt that it would be nice and fresh. And it would make her look more youthful than she is. Reporter: Her new cut, the opening act for this fashion icon's next four years. And for an inauguration fashion showdown that's just getting started. For "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, washington. I'm told by greg, my hair styleist, it's a layered bob with bangs. Bangs are hard. You're stuck with them for a long time. Probably not in you're first lady. I don't know if that can make your hair grow. Yeah. She gets a lot of perks. Not sure if hair growth is one

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