Michelle Obama's Goddess Braids Are the Definition of Summer Chic

Michelle Obama is the epitome of summer chic with her latest hairstyle. On Aug. 5, the former first lady attended the premiere of "Descendant" during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival, and she looked amazing in her goddess braids.

Keeping her makeup minimal, Obama was dressed in a flowy white dress and pearl necklace, which added to her beachy aesthetic. Her bohemian braids incorporated regular, small box braids, but as is characteristic of the style, the ends were left unbraided and wavy for an effortless look. To finish it off, Obama also added an ear-to-ear crown braid across the top of her head.

"This is a newer version of box braids where there are hairs left out of the braid for a more casual undone-yet-cool look," celebrity stylist Annagjid "Kee" Taylor previously told POPSUGAR of the look. "This style is almost a blend of faux locs and goddess locs, so there's a timeless vibe to it while it still feels really modern and fresh."

Celebrities like Gabrielle Union and Megan Good have been seen in similar iterations of goddess braids before, so if you've been wanting to try the look, it's safe to say this style is very on-trend right now. Take a closer look at Obama's hair ahead.

EDGARTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 05: Michelle Obama attends the premiere of Netflix's Descendant during the Martha's Vineyard African-American Film Festival at MV Performing Arts Center on August 05, 2022 in Edgartown, Massachusetts. (Photo by Arturo Hol
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