Michelle Duggar's New Hair Looks Amazing to Everyone but Jim Bob (VIDEO)

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Michelle DuggarRemember how Kate Gosselin used to have seriously bad hair, and then somehow she saw the light, got a new 'do, and got all hot? Well, that's kind of what's just happened to Michelle Duggar, star of the TLC show 19 Kids & Counting.

In honor of her 46th birthday, her family got her a makeover. Seeing as how she hadn't changed her hairstyle in 40 years (yes, 4-0!) it was long overdue too.

So the stylists went to work. They chopped off eight inches, and smoothed her trademark poodle-curly mop (with straight bangs) into a sleek, stylish mane of magnificence. Goodbye 1987, hello 2012. She looks truly amazing, about 20 years younger, and dare I say it, pretty hot. I honestly don't think I would have recognized her walking down the street with her new look.

As you can see in the video below, she was shocked by the change and not all that enthusiastic about it initially. Then sadly, her husband Jim Bob had to go and throw a big old wet blanket on her new look. Twice during the reveal he said, "I do like it longer."

What a horrible reaction. It's one thing for her to be a bit tentative about her own new look, but for him to tell her she looked anything but amazing after such a big change, I think is pretty jerky. There's a time for brutal honesty, and there's a time to just tell your wife she looks beautiful. She, however, just wants to please him.

She told People, “I know Jim Bob likes it long and I am trying to impress him — what he likes is what I want,” she said. What a woman.

She says they're both getting used to it and learning to like it. I should hope so -- it's one of the best makeovers I've seen in a long time, and I hope she keeps the look regardless of what Jim Bob thinks. I don't care how many kids you have, 40 years is too long to go without an update, and this one suits her well. Let's just hope that's as far as she follows in Kate Gosselin's footsteps though.

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What do you think of Michelle Duggar's new look? What do you think of Jim Bob's reaction?

 

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