The former first lady was interviewed at the festival on Saturday by CBS’ Gayle King, and she got real about how the Secret Service security shaped the lives of her daughters with former president Barack Obama, Sasha and Malia.
However, the star of the show wasn’t her words, but her hairstyle. Obama wore her natural curls with blonde ombré highlights.
Obama appeared on the December/January cover of Essence with her natural curls ― the first time she’d “shown the world her texture in a more official capacity,” according to Allure.
Much like the appreciation shown for that cover, fans celebrated the weekend reappearance of the curls IRL:
I AM FANGIRLING SO HARD OVER MICHELLE OBAMA’S NATURAL HAIR!!!!!!! LOOK AT THIS QUEEN ROCKING THOSE CURLS!!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/yRSSp84DUM— Steph 🦒🛳 Donate to @RAICESTEXAS (@insteffable) July 7, 2019
I Stan Michelle Obama always, but natural hair Michelle is my favorite form as of yet. 👩🏾🦱 👸🏾😍 https://t.co/NKRKOs9JaT— Tardy B 🌱 (@briaismynameoh) July 7, 2019
I am IN LOVE with Michelle Obama's natural hair. Queen— Kaeleen (@ohkaeegreat) July 7, 2019
Love Ms. Obama’s sexy hair. Always evolving and not looking Day older— JAMAICA.YEAH.MAN (@jamaica_yeah) July 7, 2019