New Term, New Hairdo: Michelle Obama Sports Bangs

She casually introduced them through a photograph on her new Twitter account

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Michelle Obama celebrated her 49th birthday on Thursday with both a new Twitter account and a fresh new hairdo. The First Lady diverted attention from rampant speculation on her Inauguration Day outfit with her new bangs and sleek shoulder-length cut. Perhaps President Obama’s reelection inspired the change after four years of roughly the same short, full bob.

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The news came straight from her Twitter account, which posted a photograph of her sporting the haircut while engaged in conversation with Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall. The tweet garnered over 200 retweets in less than three hours. If this is what her newest foray into social media holds in store, supporters should stay tuned.