Did Michelle Obama get a haircut? New bob has folks wondering

June 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM ET

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The first lady fooled them all.

Did Michelle Obama go short? The first lady revealed a new hairstyle while hosting a panel event at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills on June 13.

While it looks drastic, it's not: Like Nicole Kidman, Taylor Swift and Eva Longoria, who recently proved they didn’t have the heart to part with their locks, Mrs. O merely styled the faux bob – Hollywood’s easily mastered hair craze. The stylish summer ‘do is simple, fun and, more importantly, requires no scissors.

Start by gathering hair in the back and twisting it at the length you want the bob, then gently tuck the hair underneath and secure with several bobby pins. Gently pull out a few face-framing layers in front, then spritz on some hairspray to keep it in place.

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