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Going for gold: Michelle Obama gets honey hair highlights

Aug. 28, 2013 at 1:46 PM ET

UFirst lady Michelle Obama and the golden highlights she has been sporting since growing out those famous bangs.
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New 'do: First lady Michelle Obama, shown here on Aug. 27 at the White House, has chic, honey-colored hair highlights.

How do you follow up the most famous fringes in politics? With gold-kissed highlights, of course.

First lady Michelle Obama recently added noticeable streaks to her locks, drawing attention to them in a far more subtle way than her last dramatic coif change. Although she's sported a few highlights for the summer, this most recent update looks far lighter than before.

President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama watch the Inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue with their daughters, Sasha, left, an...
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama watch the Inaugural Parade near the White House on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington.

Earlier this year, on her 49th birthday in Jan., Obama inspired a new Twitter account by posting a photo of herself with a new haircut – which included a set of bangs.

A month later, she appeared on "The Rachael Ray” show and joked the new ’do was “my mid-life crisis.”

“I couldn't get a sports car. They won't let me bungee jump. So instead, I cut my bangs,” she told the talk show host.

and after, with the golden streaks.
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Michelle Obama speaks during a screening of "The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights" on Aug. 27 in Washington, D.C.

The first lady started growing out her much buzzed-about bangs several months ago. She recently explained her decision in a Parade magazine interview.

“You know, it’s hard to make speeches with hair in your face,” she said. 

(The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TODAY.com.)

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