Michelle Obama's bangs ruled the inauguration

Even the president acknowledged the hairdo

By Prachi Gupta
January 22, 2013 8:28PM (UTC)
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There were many highlights from yesterday's inauguration: The event hosted its first Latino and openly gay poet, Richard Blanco; the nation's first black president was sworn in again; and Beyoncé sang the national anthem. But none of those events compared to the real headline news of the day: Michelle Obama's bangs.

The president joked about the first lady's chic haircut, saying, "And to address the most significant event of this weekend, I love her bangs," and the media went wild:


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In case you are worried that her hair got too much attention, don't worry -- her eyes made headlines too.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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