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10 First Ladies and Their Famous Hairdos

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10 First Ladies and Their Famous Hairdos

With all of the recent media attention paid to President Obama’s noticeably darker hair, it hardly compares to the amount of coif talk that his wife, Michelle, sparks. More than her organic vegetable garden or sculpted arms (or, sadly, her impressive law career), Mrs. Obama’s hair has been the talk of the nation since her husband stepped into the political limelight. But that’s par for the course in this country, for behind every new president stands a First Lady with one soon-to-be-iconic hairdo.

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The wife of the sixth U.S. president, John Quincy Adams, had light-brown ringlets that she swept up (save a few face-framing pieces) into lacy bonnets and ornate hair pieces.

Photo source: Wikimedia Commons

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7:43PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

How times have changed, from the fashion to the hairdo. Thank you for this photos. Goes to show how society is evolving.

8:14PM PST on Nov 7, 2012

I loved seeing how times has changed esp in dress and hair styles.

7:38AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

thank you

10:03PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

The women who were chosen generally were those who influenced their husbands and the country loved. No doubt that Jackie Kennedy was chosen because she was beautiful and later she was widowed. Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary Clinton were both leaders on their own. The one I missed and who I think was exceptional was Betty Ford.

10:20PM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Hair, a womans glory.

5:21PM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

hilary clinton used to be pretty. and i liked seeing them.. a lot of them id never actually seen before

8:57AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Was it Callista Gingrich's hairdo that undid Newt?

7:47AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I agree with "greenplanet e." With everything going on that will impact every family in America, the First Lady's hair is the least of my concerns.

5:28AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

Michelle Obama is absolutely stunning.

5:16AM PDT on Oct 30, 2012

I think that we the one that has been a fashion icon is Jackie Kennedy and the pillbox hats. The others are very so , so . But interesting article .

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