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Michelle Obama's Hairstylist Dishes On Her Highlights And Vacation Hair

08/12/2014 11:48 am ET | Updated Aug 12, 2014

Johnny Wright has been tight-lipped about Michelle Obama since becoming her official hairstylist back in 2009. But now he's finally opening up about what it's really like to style the first lady.

Wright joined HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd and Essence magazine editor-in-chief Vanessa Bush for a segment on Monday where they reminisced about his first encounter with FLOTUS (which happened to be for an Essence photo shoot) and how their relationship has "groomed him as a man and professional."

While Wright has styled Obama's hair in a variety of looks over the years, including blunt bangs and face-framing layers, one of his favorite styles are her highlights.

Together with Frederic Fekkai colorist Daniel Villano, they've created a look that Wright says complements Obama's features. We couldn't agree more, as the caramel hue brightens up her complexion and brown eyes.

Wright also answered the question that we've been yearning to know: Is FLOTUS natural or does she chemically straighten her hair? According to her mane man, she's "100 percent natural and it's all about using great products."

And now that the Obamas are on vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Wright revealed that the first lady will simply use conditioner and pull her hair back into a ponytail. "It's no fuss. She doesn't want to glam up in August," he said.

Watch the clip above for more hair secrets from Michelle Obama's hairstylist and to find out who's taking care of Malia and Sasha's locks.

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