Michelle Obama’s Hairstylist Talks About Taking Care of His Famous Client’s Mane


*Let’s be real. There is some information we need to know, and some information we are just nosy for and want to know. We’re going to admit to the second option here, we WANT to know how First Lady, Michelle Obama, keeps her hair looking so healthy and natural.

And who better to tell us the real deal, than her personal hairstylist.

It can’t be easy having to remain tight-lipped about styling such a VIP, but its par for the course. Now Johnny Wright – who came onboard as official hairstylist for Michelle Obama in 2009 – is opening up about what it’s really like to style the first lady.

Wright joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd and Essence magazine editor-in-chief Vanessa Bush for a segment on Monday and reminisced about his first encounter with FLOTUS (which happened to be for an Essence photo shoot) and how their relationship has “groomed him as a man and professional.”

Wright has styled Obama’s hair in a variety of looks over the years. Remember the blunt bangs and face-framing layers? But he says one of his favorite styles is her highlights.

Together with Frederic Fekkai colorist Daniel Villano, they’ve created a look that Wright says complements Obama’s features. We agree! The caramel hues really brightens up her complexion and enhances her beautiful brown eyes.

And if you ever wondered if FLOTUS’ hair is au natural or chemically treated, wonder no more. Wright confirms her mane is “100 percent natural and it’s all about using great products.”

And now that the Obama’s are on vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, the stylist says the first lady will keep it simple and style her hair in a smart poneytail. “It’s no fuss. She doesn’t want to glam up in August,” he said.

Watch the clip below for more hair secrets from Michelle Obama’s hairstylist and find out who cares for Malia and Sasha’s locks.


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