Does Jill Biden have the most flattering haircut of all time?

The first lady's hairstyle has all the elements of the perfect cut from the length of her fringe to the shape of her layers

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Standing proudly by her husband's side as he was sworn in as 46th President of the United States of America,  there's no doubt that Dr. Jill Biden makes an elegant first lady.

But it wasn't just her perfectly pitched teal blue inauguration outfit or her hopeful ivory coat and gloves that is befitting of her new role, it is also her hairstyle, a soft, shoulder length cut that is both modern and approachable.

From Princess Diana to Melania Trump, throughout history women in influential positions have used their hair to portray the type of public figure they want to be, whether that's warm and inclusive (Diana, Biden) standoffish (Melania) or a serious power player (AOC). 

At 69, Dr. Jill Biden's shoulder length, layered haircut is one of the most timeless styles of all time, suiting all ages, face shapes and hair types according to leading hairdressers. And in these pivotal times, such a universally flattering haircut gives the impression that she stands for all of the people.

Furthermore, when you look closely at the details of the First Lady's haircut, it's apparent that it is a masterclass in agelessness. "The first thing you notice about the Jill Biden's haircut is that it is easy going and not stiff; every woman wants effortless looking hair and that's down to a few key details."

Here, Luke Hersheson breaks down the five elements you need for Jill Biden's ageless haircut.

Layers in all the right places 

"Too many layers can make the ends look thin which can be ageing. Jill's hair is lightly layered at the ends and around the front of her face which creates just the right balance. The shorter layers around the front of the hairline help to give a little bit of volume at the crown which is exactly where you want it. These shorter pieces are also very versatile and can be brought forward to create soft tendrils when worn up. Plus, minimal layers will grow out effortlessly in between salon appointments."

The sweet spot length 

"Jill has nailed that in between length, sitting just below the shoulders. If hair sitting too close to the shoulders it can flick out and look Mumsy."

A sweeping fringe

"The long sweeping curtain fringe emphasises her cheekbones and frames her whole face. Whereas a full fringe can cut the face in half, a long fringe that's parted in the middle elongates and slims facial features while creating softness around the whole face."

Minimal styling products required

"Over using styling products is a trap that some mature women can fall into. Because the shape of the First Lady's hairstyle is all coming from the details of the cut, it doesn't require too many styling products which is the secret to it looking so youthful."

Get the look: Apply one pump of Almost Everything Cream applied throughout wet hair for a subtle sheen when dry, and finish with a very light hairspray such as L'oreal's Elnett which gives a light hold without it feeling sticky or hindering movement and fluidity.