Michelle Obama's 'Marilyn' hair
Michelle Obama turned heads with a soft and curly 'Marilyn Monroe' style hairdo when she appeared at a Wal-Mart supermarket in Washington yesterday to support a campaign for healthier, more affordable food.
Errol Douglas, London's leading black hair specialist, described the style as "a layered bob with a lot of movement and wave."
"I love this. The style is really a nice length and the way it is graduated gives her presence; it has a 'Marilyn' feel," he said.
"What's great is that it looks quite loose and tousled and does not look too sprayed. The assymetric fringe with a flick really suits her face. It's a great soft style."
Earlier, the American First Lady had shown off a curly 'up' do, with loose waves piled on the top of her head, for the State Dinner at The White House in honour of the Chinese president, Hu Jintao. On that occasion, she dazzled in a dramatic, red petal-print, silk organza long gown, with assymetric-drape full skirt, by Alexander McQueen.
It was the second time during the Chinese president's visit that Mrs Obama had worn a design by a British designer label. She chose a navy wool coat and matching, beaded wool and duchesse satin dress by the London-based Roksanda Ilincic for the official arrival ceremony.
Although the First Lady generally prefers a straighter, smooth bob, it is not the first time she has shown off her 'curly girly' side. In May last year, she wore a 'crown' of curls for the state dinner in honour of the Mexican President and Mexican First Lady.
How to get Michelle's 'Marilyn':
Start by running some serum through your hair to keep it smooth and glossy while you dry it.
Blow-dry your hair in small sections with a small or medium, round bristle brush.
Once dry, use medium-sized tongs and wrap small sections of hair around them to create the curls. Leave your hair to cool completely and then run your fingers through to soften the whole look.
Spray with hairspray to finish.