Meet Michelle Obama's hairstylist
Obamas surely believe in staying true to their roots. Although life has dramatically changed for Michelle since she became first lady, her hairstylist remains the same till date.
Obamas surely believe in staying true to their roots. Although life has dramatically changed for Michelle Obama since she became first lady, her hairstylist remains the same till date.
Hairstylist Johnny Wright, popular in Chicago's Wicker Park area, met Michelle Obama two years ago for an Essence magazine photo shoot, not long after Barack Obama announced his quest for the White House.
Two months into the Obama administration, Wright has become the first lady's exclusive First Hairstylist, the White House confirmed this week.
"It's exciting, absolutely, doing the first lady's hair," the Washington Post quoted him, as saying.
"She's a great lady and I feel privileged to do her hair," he added.
The 31-year-old says during the campaign, he was called in periodically to style Obama for such important events as the Democratic National Convention in Denver, including the day she gave her speech.
And more recently, he says, he was called in for her photo session for the much-noted March cover of Vogue magazine.
Since that Essence shoot two years ago, Wright had moved on to the Frederick Fekkai Salon on Melrose Place in West Hollywood.
In January, Wright says, he was notified that Obama wanted him as her exclusive stylist.
He says he had become her official stylist by the time he coiffed her for the official White House portrait, in which she smiles exquisitely from beneath a perfect modified bob wearing a designer ‘little black dress’ and double strands of pearls.