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Melania Trump Considered Trading in Her Long Hair for a First-Lady Bob

Jackie Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Michelle Obama. What do all of these women have in common, beyond being first ladies of the United States? Short hairstyles, which is exactly why Melania Trump has wondered if she should chop her signature long mane.

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“Every editor asks me about [her getting a bob]!” Trump’s longtime hairstylist, Mordechai Alvow, tells Stylish. “We actually did talk about it when Donald first announced he was running for president. … Because, with first ladies, you think of short hair, so I joked about it.” But, in the end, “I didn’t think it would work for her, and she agreed.”

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Melania Trump and Mordechai Alvow (inset)

Alvow, who founded the Yarok organic haircare line (and uses all his Feed Your… products on Trump), continued, “It’s important that she stays true to who she is. Americans got to know her [with long hair].” Still, the pair have been pushing the boundaries of her usual style: “We have been playing with a more demure, modern, feminine look — also to complement her fashion, which has become a little more chic.”

Alvow’s Yarok Haircare Line, which he uses on Trump’s tresses.

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But while the New York–based salon owner appreciates that Trump is willing to experiment in small ways, he also toasts her confidence. “She’s very secure about the way she is — she loves her image,” he tells Stylish. “She’s going to stay true to herself, as she’s said in many interviews. And you know what? That’s very refreshing.”

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Jacqueline Kennedy (left) and Michelle Obama.

The only thing that’s changed? The amount of people who have to search through Alvow’s beauty bag before he enters their palatial apartment at Trump Tower. “When I get into the apartment, yeah, there are Secret Service members everywhere,” he says. “But that’s what they do. They all know me, but they still have to check everything.”

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