Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Just in time for the inauguration, First Lady and style icon, Michelle Obama is celebrating her birthday by adding a blunt textured bang to her look. Recently chosen by Refinery29 as the 'Best Bang Trim' in Chicago, Celebrity hairstylist George Gonzalez, recently voted best bang trim in the city as well as being Oprah and HARPO stylist for 11 years has just doled out advice about how to achieve the look.
"Michelle Obama's new bang is texturized which gives a softer piecey edge to the normal blunt style. To achieve, ask your stylist to chip in with the tips of their shears followed by using texturizing scissors to soften the initial cut to finish. Hair types that are very coarse, thick and curly will have a harder time pulling this look off unless you want to take the time to use a blow dryer and flat iron to style. Ideally, straight or slightly wavy strands that are fine to normal will work best for this new 'Obama Bang'."
· George the Salon [Official Site]
· Breaking: Michelle Obama Has Bangs. And They Are Banging. [Racked National]