Stylist Keeps Michelle's Secrets Under His Hat

Obama rewards him for staying mum
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Mar 26, 2009 9:46 AM CDT
Wright met Michelle Obama when he was called in to do her "Essence" magazine cover.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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(Newser) – Michelle Obama has chosen the first hairstylist, and he's not among those seen publicly vying for the spot and milking their connections. Chicagoan Johnny Wright—whose clients include Vivica A. Fox and Selita Ebanks—hasn't let out a peep about his 2-year history with Obama's coif, and that respect may just be what won him the gig, the Washington Post reports.

"People tell me everything—they reveal their true secrets to me," says Wright, 31. "It takes a lot of trust to have that kind of connection and I value that. I will not compromise the trust my clients put in me."