Michelle Obama (pleasantly) surprised many of us with her decision against a traditional updo for last night's inaugural gala. Instead, our fashion-forward first lady opted for a sleek, straight style that was both elegant and approachable.
To help recreate this timeless look, we've asked celebrity hairstylist Yusef Williams, who has styled Mrs. Obama on numerous occasions, for his expert advice:
right shampoo and conditioner are key components for achieving this
look. “I like to use a shampoo and conditioner that are lightweight,
but still help to lock in hair’s moisture,” says Yusef. To get the
look, try a weightless shampoo and conditioner such as Motions Weightless Shampoo and Motions Weightless After-Shampoo Conditioner.
Blow-dry hair to create volume and lift at the roots. Next, go over the
lengths of the hair with a flat iron to get a smooth finish. To
protect hair from heat appliances, use a protecting spray, such as Motions Heat Seeker Protecting Spray.
a sleek and elegant swooping side bang to give hair movement. To keep
the look in place, rub a bit of light, non-greasy pomade, such as Motions Shine Enhancing Pomade, for style control whether you’re on the campaign trail or at the Inaugural Ball.