Our Michelle Obama hair envy

First Lady Style

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Already firmly established as a style icon, Michelle Obama took power dressing to a whole new place at the White House Correspondents Dinner this year. No controlled bouffant or sleek bob for the First Lady this time. More exuberant curls, maybe to honour the comedic tone of the evening. Whatever the reason, we love it and we want it. 

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Hairstylist Claire Rothstein is honoured in the British Afro Hairdressing Hall of Fame. We asked her how best to get the look.

'1. Apply a control mousse (we love Moroccanoil Curl Control Mousse) on damp hair and roughly dry it in.

2. Choose your parting then do a more concentrated blowdry with a bristle brush to lightly smooth along the roots and the front section to eliminate frizz. 

3. Apply a heat protecting serum like Mizani Thermastrength Style Serum which will tame any extra frizz and make the final look much glossier.

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4. Using a small tong like Babyliss Pro Ceramic Dial A Heat Tongs (24mm), take small sections, starting from the underneath and tong, holding it for a few seconds to make sure the heat goes all the way through. Curls at the front work better if they are wound away from the face.

5. The smaller the section the tighter your curl will be. If you want bigger curls , take bigger sections or use a slightly bigger tong. 

6. Finish by running your fingers through the curls, if it still feels a bit Shirley Temple then use a soft brush like a Mason Pearson to loosen the curls more.'

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