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Company selling $18 hair "mist" to "get Michelle Obama's look"

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CHICAGO--Paul Labrecque Products are not subtle at all in exploiting First Lady Michelle Obama and her straight hair look in order to sell hair mist. The company is selling an $18 product called "Straight Finish" billed in a web ad as the way to "get Michelle Obama's look!"

National Public Radio just did a piece
on Mrs. Obama's influence on black hair, and how her choices are impacting other African-American women.

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Hello,
I just wanted to clarify any confusion. A Paul Labrecque hair stylist did Ms. Obama's hair for photo shoots for Essence and People magazines. The Paul Labrecque website is sharing with visitors one of the actual products that was used to help achieve the looks.
Thank you.

Do we not have bigger problems than to talk about Mrs. Obama's hair and dresses?? Give me a brake!!

i konw how to make hair pating of hair fixing of wavon and makeup and all any thing

Yeah well, that's great! I'm happy. African - American Women have been emulating white women's straight hair for the last 100 years, now at least we are emulating one of our own.

Michelle's clothes, arms, shoes, or her hair...seriously, there are more important things to address. Now, were she or her husband to offer advise on shrinking 401ks and job security, I might take a closer interest. Until then she nor he have done anything to help me and my family's future. Of course I am not black, so I am also not holding my breath.

Lol. This is the funniest I read all week. Lol. Michelle Obama's hair??

Since this President got into office his wife has done nothing but sell herself as a fashion Icon,on the front of magazines! First of all her hair is so plain and even for the inaugaration there was no real change done! This isn't a First Lady that cares about the country,what has she done,how many military families has she worked with!What charity work!Why are you Ms.Sweet pushing a product for hair because it has her name on it! Disgusting!I thought you were a Political News Columnist and this is what you give us Sad!

And while we are at it, there is a set of gold curtains that The President of God's Greatest Nation on Earth stands in front of that is oddly reminiscent of the First Lady's Inaugural togs. Anyone else notice that?
If she didn't feel under-dressed at the Congressional Address last Tuesday, God help us all.

hey, who does rahm's hair? he's got that kinda cut michael corleone had in godfather III. but maybe he should check out that stuff walt fraizer advertises on t.v. the one where he yells, 'RE-jected'!!! lol!!!

President Obama & Michelle,are human not perfect,Only God,can fix this mess the U Sis in,read 2 chronicles 7:14.Michelle's hair is gorgeous.Do not forget to read Exodus28:3-8,The tailors that made Aaron'sgarments were"filled with the spirit of God's wisdom in order to design the garment's. And by the way,it might not be in God's plan for her to work with the Military families,what are we doing to help?David said that he was going to build God's Temple,but God said no He wanted David's son Solomon to builded it .Our First Ladies,always dress the part!God might just let her clothes be given to her free no charge"Blessed".We need to stop throwing mud to justify our Perfect Self & Learn How To Pray For Our President & First Lady to have God given Wisdom...Put God First And He Will Be Sure TO Give Us Our Needs!Remember He did not say the President first ,but the Kingdom of God first... '

President Obama & Michelle,are human not perfect,Only God,can fix this mess the U Sis in,read 2 chronicles 7:14.Michelle's hair is gorgeous.Do not forget to read Exodus28:3-8,The tailors that made Aaron'sgarments were"filled with the spirit of God's wisdom in order to design the garment's. And by the way,it might not be in God's plan for her to work with the Military families,what are we doing to help?David said that he was going to build God's Temple,but God said no He wanted David's son Solomon to builded it .Our First Ladies,always dress the part!God might just let her clothes be given to her free no charge"Blessed".We need to stop throwing mud to justify our Perfect Self & Learn How To Pray For Our President & First Lady to have God given Wisdom...Put God First And He Will Be Sure TO Give Us Our Needs!Remember He did not say the President first ,but the Kingdom of God first... '

Let's set the record straight. If you have been watching your First Family you would know that Michelle has been in contact with military families and yes has also volunteered Futhermore, I don't see Michelle selling these products. As far as The Obama's being responsible for your 401k's, I think that is something you should question your former president about. President Obama walked into a mess.

As far as them showing favortism towards black, you are right don't hold your breath. We never held our breaths by being brought over on slave ships but then again, YOU ALL knew what we were capable of that is why you brought us. But never in a million years did YOU ALL think we would accomplish it. We(BLACKS) are educated, well bred and we live in wonderful neighborhoods. Now please try to help yourselves. Something YOU ALL once said to us.

I see the new faces of America bothers you. Wow! Look how long we held our breath. Frankly, I wasn't too excited about Mrs. Regan's fashion choices either. Just think about it, now we have a black family living in a white house that was built by black slaves; how ironic!

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