Michelle Obama at the Hair Salon

Former First Lady Michelle Obama showed up at the salon on Tuesday night. WaPo’s Helena Andrews reports that FLOTUS44 was on hand to toast stylist Yene Damtew and her budding business, Aesthetics Salon in Arlington. A protegee of Johnny Wright, Obama’s hairstylist, Damtew was a member the First Lady’s glam squad for years, working primarily with former first daughters Malia and Sasha and grandmother-in-chief Marian Robinson. “It has been such a joy to have you in our lives,” Obama told Damtew in front of a crowd of about 40 VIPs, including Wright, who has since moved to LA. She rocked a floral top and flowing soft curls, and added that Damtew, who was responsible for hand-painting the former First Lady’s hair color, was “not just my hairstylist and my children’s.” More here.

Brenda Arredondo