Michelle Obama gives herself a birthday present: bangs!

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jan 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-18 23:09:00-05

Everyone’s buzzing about Michelle Obama’s new do.

She broke out in bangs on her 49th birthday on Thursday.  And the Office of the First Lady, using her new Twitter account @FLOTUS, tweeted her sleek and chic hairstyle for all the world to see.

Mrs. O has sported more hair styles in her four years in the White House, than a cat has lives.  Her latest look is getting rave reviews.

Eugene Smith, a celebrity hairstylist at the Ted Gibson Salon on Fifth Avenue, is crazy about the feathered bangs and soft layers.

“It’s fun. It’s flirty.   It’s youthful, but still professional,” Smith said.  “A great way to go into inauguration weekend.”

Bangs are all the rage in Hollywood.  Taylor Swift and Zooey Deschanel have them.  Actress Kerry Washington wore them on the red carpet at the Golden Globes last week.