Mom of 19 kids Michelle Duggar finally got a makeover–the first one in around 40 years, according to her friend and stylist Cindy–and chopped off that curly mullet she’s been sporting since the family was first thrust into the spotlight on TLC.
Although husband Jim Bob expressed afterward that he “likes it longer”, the family was supportive about the haircut, which included a straightening. Michelle, however, ultimately didn’t love it and adopted the curly style she’s known for right after.
“I thought, “This is what I look like when I get out of the shower!” Michelle said of the sleek cut, which her daughters said made her look “amazing”.
The Duggars are a deeply religious family and don’t believe in birth control; they became famous after a special on TLC featured the ins and outs of their daily lives, and eventually landed their own show on the network called “19 Kids And Counting”. Michelle prefers to say she is mom to 21 children: “nineteen here, and two in heaven” after two miscarriages. The devoted mother crafted a touching “audio letter” to those children, which she posted on the family’s website.