The Best Hair from the 2021 Inauguration

01/20/2021

Inauguration Day is always a cause for celebration but, especially this year. Today, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, and along with him, Kamala Harris as the first woman, Black, and South Asian-American Vice President. It was a major moment for the history books!

To celebrate Harris and Biden’s big day, an assortment of famous faces gathered in Washington D.C. to ring in the new presidency and they did it all in enviable style.

Politicians and performers alike managed to turn the Capitol into their own personal runway, serving us full-on fashion looks with statement-making hairstyles to match. From braids to blowouts, here are the best hair moments from the Inauguration.

Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama did not come to play at the Inauguration. She came to slay with a side-parted silk press styled by her longtime hairstylist Yene Damtew. Her bouncy curls and laid edges pretty much stole the show and even ended up trending on Twitter.

Kamala Harris


When it came time to be sworn in as the first female Vice President, Kamala Harris relied on signature hair look of lightly flipped-out curls to keep her looking polished and professional.

Lady Gaga


For her moving rendition of the “The Star Spangled Banner”, Lady Gaga brought big Hunger Games energy with her dove embellished Schiaparelli gown and Katniss Everdeen-worthy crown braid created by hairstylist Frederic Aspiras.

Jennifer Lopez

J. Lo performed a patriotic medley of “This Land is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful” in a suffragette white ensemble by Chanel. For the historic moment, the singer opted for soft, bouncy waves styled in a half-updo by her go-to stylist Chris Appleton.

Amanda Gorman

From her inspiring words of unity right down to her sunny Prada outfit, National Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman radiated hope and light. We’re obsessed with the fiery red headband (also by Prada) that she wore as a crown around her beautiful braided updo.

Did you have a favorite Inauguration Day hairstyle? Let us know in the comments below.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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