Michelle Obama's New Hairdo 'Bangtastic'
First lady's new look called youthful, chic
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 18, 2013 8:53 AM CST
In this image released by the White House, first lady Michelle Obama sports a new hairdo yesterday as she greets David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, in the White House.   (AP Photo/The White House, Lawrence Jackson)

(Newser) – Michelle Obama kicked off her new Twitter account (@FLOTUS) and her 49th birthday with a new hairdo yesterday, sending the Internet into a tizzy over her bangs. It's a departure for the first lady, who usually sports a loose semi-bob or pulls her hair back tightly. But what do fashionistas think?

  • "Bangtastic," writes the New York Daily News, calling her new look "a chic, youthful new 'do."

  • "We're loving Michelle's new look!" writes E! Online.
  • "Super cute, Michelle O.!" is Vanity Fair's verdict, noting her bangs descend from a lineage that includes Brigitte Bardot and Taylor Swift.
  • "In an age of the overused term 'style icon,' Mrs. Obama proves again she is one of the few modern women to deserve it," writes the Daily Mail.