Office Quickly Graying Obama

President's locks lightening after just 44 days in the White House
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2009 5:53 AM CST
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday. Obama is looking a little more gray these days.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
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(Newser) – The toll of doing America's top job is showing on Barack Obama's head just 44 days into his presidency, reports the New York Times. Like George Bush and Bill Clinton before him, Obama is rapidly going gray. Obama-watchers say the graying started at the close of the campaign, and they expect the salt-and-pepper look to become a lot saltier as stress mounts.

Obama's barber firmly denies rumors that the president, who gets a cut every two weeks, has ever either dyed his hair gray to look more distinguished or dyed it black to look younger. "I can tell you that his hair is 100% natural. He wouldn’t get it colored,” said the barber, who emphasized that he never teases the president about his growing number of gray hairs.