Michelle Obama hairstyles

Michelle Obama trades in her ladylike 'do for a modern bob. Photos: Associated Press | AFP/Getty Images

Michelle Obama is letting it all hang out -- her hair, that is!

The First Lady showed off a voluminous new 'do at a funeral mass for Jean Biden, mother of Vice President Joe Biden, on January 12, 2010 in Wilmington, Delaware. She had been wearing her hair styled in ladylike chignons and tight ponytails for the past two months -- keeping her shoulder-length locks tucked away.

What do you think of the First Lady's full bob?

To mimic, Mrs. O's heightened crown, celebrity hairstylist Danielle Caputo suggests holding the curling iron at the base of each curl, and then feeding hair into the curl. "This approach will build more volume than the reverse (and more common) method of curling the hair from ends to roots."

Click through the gallery for all of Danielle's step-by-step instructions to volumize your hair, and visit our Hair Basics section for more easy hair how-tos.