Get The Look: Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day Curls

Jan 28, 2021
05:37 A.M.
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Michelle Obama'a hairstylist, Yene Damtew, spills the beans on how you can get Obama's bouncy inauguration day curls from the comfort of your home.


Inauguration Day this year was a spectacle for fashionistas and style enthusiasts. Among the most memorable of the day, it was the former First Lady Of The United States (FLOTUS), Michelle Obama.

From the head-to-toe plum and burgundy outfit to the gorgeous day-time smokey-eye. Who could forget her shiny, bouncy, curls done by her hairstyle Yene Damtew? Speaking of, Damtew revealed how she achieved the look and it's simple. Try it!

Step 1

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“Again, thank you for the love & kind words today. Here's a video to show how I achieve my signature, bouncy curls on a client at my salon."

Damtew captioned her post

What You Need


From the video that Damtew posted on Twitter, the only thing you'll need is a flat iron, and you're all set to make magic happen. She later posted that the fat iron that she had used in the video was sold out; however, she posted an alternative to do the job.

"For those asking, the 1.25" flat iron in this video is discontinued, but here's one that I've used and love: Hot Tools Professional Wide Plate Digital Salon Flat Iron for Reduced Frizz."

She posted.

The Process


She places sections of the hair in between the flat iron plates, keeping the tool parallel to the ground as she twists. She then takes the hair that hasn't been ironed yet, and twirls it around the iron.

After curling each section, Damtew rakes her fingers through the hair and tousling it around (instantly making viewers want it more and more with each stroke.)

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What About The Bangs

When asked about the bangs, Damtew responded that she may "drop a tutorial soon." So you might have to wing that step till then.