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Ethiopian-American Stylist Makes Her Mark at Biden Inauguration

Ethiopian-American Stylist Makes Her Mark at Biden Inauguration

As Joseph Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States earlier today, it might have been former First Lady Michelle Obama who may have stolen the show, donning a new hairstyle courtesy of a young Ethiopian-American hair stylist, Yene Damtew.

The owner of Aesthetics Salon based in Arlington, Virginia, the long-time Obama hair stylist is being hailed as an iconic stylist who gave President Obama's wife a look that is sophisticated, classy and modern making the 20 something hair dresser an instant social media sensation.

The California native reportedly started hair dressing the children of Obama but progressed to hairdressing the first Lady notably at the Democratic National Convention where Obama gave her iconic speech, "When they Go Low, We Go High". 

Michelle Obama at the inauguration, as she was hairstyled by Yene Damtew
Michelle Obama at the inauguration, as she was hairstyled by Yene Damtew

 

In addition to Yene, the Biden administration is set to have one of the most diverse administrations, including and in addition to the first woman and minority Vice President, Kamela Harris, a number of Ethiopian-Americans to high profile and important positions and visible minorities holding senior cabinet positions for the first time such as at Defense, Environment, at the United Nations as an American top diplomat and on top of other positions.