Ok, we got the hair out of the way. Now that dress or gown...............
To make sure that her hair is as meticulously coiffed as Michelle Obama watchers have come to expect, her longtime Chicago hairdresser, Rahni Flowers (right) of Van Cleef Hair Studio on the Gold Coast, is flying in with his blow-dryers and flatirons.
Flowers, who has been styling Obama's hair for 18 years, will arrive in Washington on Sunday for a job that will include styling the new first lady's hair and doing the makeup for her many public appearances, including the swearing-in ceremony, parade and inaugural balls.
On bad hair days, Obama is fond of pulling her hair back in a ponytail and wearing a headband. But when the occasion calls for a more elegant style, as can be expected next week, she often reverts to her reliable standby, the Jackie Kennedy flip.