Michelle Obama birthday celebrated with new hair style, dinner at Georgetown restaurant

In this image released by the White House, first lady Michelle Obama greets David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. The photo is showing something different about Obama - bangs in her hair. (AP Photo/The White House, Lawrence Jackson)

January 18, 2013 12:29:05 PM PST
First Lady Michelle Obama's birthday brought about a change-- new bangs.

She turned 49 on Thursday.

While Washington, D.C. is prepping for President Barack Obama's second inauguration, it appears the first lady is prepping herself- with a new haircut. The bangs frame her face, and many admirers approve of the new look.

"FLOTUS! We love your new Bangs," US Weekly said.

Her hair stylist, Johnny Wright, said the haircut was not really calculated. "It was something that, you know, I just felt that it would be nice and fresh and it would make her look even more youthful than she already is."

The first lady celebrated her birthday at a Georgetown restaurant, Cafe Milano, on Thursday night, with the president.