AP: Michelle Obama’s “Hairstyles Probably Will Be Scrutinized”

What makes you think so, Associated Press? (And, are you implying you won’t partake?)

The AP makes this bold predication at the end of an article about all the D.C.-area hair stylists jockeying for the job of commander-of-coif for the first lady.

There are plenty of unanswered questions buzzing around the Obamas’ impending arrival, but one has hairdressers on the edge of their styling chairs: Who will be chosen to do Michelle Obama’s hair?

What’s at stake? Well, “Nuri Yurt of Georgetown’s Toka Salon attracted attention after he began styling Laura Bush’s hair in 2005” and “earlier this year, Vogue magazine called him one of the country’s best colorists for brunettes.”

Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.