Even with every part that occurred throughout the January 20 inauguration — the swearing-in of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, two A-list celebrity performances, and a slew of high-octane style moments — there was one query I heard excess of every other: Who the hell did Michelle Obama‘s hair? The previous First Girl’s silky, bouncy curls have been the focus throughout TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, because of Yene Damtew. The hairstylist, who’s labored alongside the Obamas for fairly a while, simply revealed how she achieved the look, which, a lot to my shock, was achieved with a flatiron.
“Once more, thanks for the love & variety phrases at this time. This is a video to point out how I obtain my signature, bouncy curls on a consumer at my salon,” Damtew captioned a video of herself styling a mannequin’s hair with a 1.25-inch flatiron. She locations sections of hair (which seem like about two or three inches extensive) contained in the flatiron, protecting the device parallel to the bottom as she twists it towards herself. Whereas she does this, she takes the size of hair hanging from the underside of the flatiron and loops it above and to the proper of the remainder of the hair.
The precise flatiron Damtew likes to make use of, as she later talked about on Twitter, has been discontinued. She did, nevertheless, hyperlink to an analogous one in the identical dimension: Hot Tools Professional Wide Plate Digital Salon Flat Iron for Reduced Frizz. After each part is curled, Damtew rakes her fingers by way of every part, tousling it just a little bit for good measure.
So, when you’ve obtained a flatiron at residence (and I do know you in all probability do), you possibly can have First Girl-worthy hair, too. Simply be sure you have a warmth protectant and a few shine-inducing merchandise on the prepared.
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