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Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business.  His work has appeared in publications such as  Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana.  Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Amanda Bynes, Demi Moore, Renée Zellweger, Joy Bryant, Anne Hathaway, Elettra Rossellini, Claire Danes, Petra Nemcova, Keira Knightley, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Diane Sawyer, Sara Foster, Vanessa Carlton and Amerie.  



What do your clients ask for most?

Big sexy hair is what put me on the map. Volume is always important for me. Hair has to make a statement and has to suit your clothes. It’s about what the total image is and hair I believe plays a large part of that. My expertise is about textures of hair.

What is your secret for keeping hair looking healthy with all the chemicals and heat we use every day?

I think a cold water rinse is essential in creating the most shiny, luxurious hair. Using products that have UV absorbers in them Ted Gibson Hair Sheet Styling. Ted Gibson Hair Sheet Treatment has vitamins A, B, E and antioxidants for deeper conditioning. I also have a flat iron in my range that goes up to 400 degrees and can be used on all textures of hair for creating smoothness and/or waves. You can use one tool that can do your straightening and curling too. I always recommend that you use something on your hair to protect your hair from the heated styling tools that you are using.

What are the 3 biggest mistakes women make with their hair?

Women tend to not listen to their hairdresser. They bring in a photo of Heidi Klum and want her hair! They bring in a picture of somebody who looks nothing like them and has different hair, and wants a miracle. Another big mistake is embracing your hair texture instead of fighting it. Thirdly, shampooing too often is a common problem because it strips the natural oils. Not getting a haircut often enough is another common dilemma – you should get every 4-6 weeks.

How do you recommend taming frizzy and unruly hair?

Products make a huge difference. If you have that kind of hair texture, it’s important to mix products. For example, mix a gel with a shine cream. The gel is for control and the shine cream for moisturizing benefits. Silicones and oil will give some slip to the hair. You should always start from the ends and work your way up to the scalp to get more texture, control and shine.

What is your hero product in the Ted Gibson range and why?

It’s a toss up between Hair Sheet Styling and Beautiful Hold Hairspray. Hair Sheet Styling is revolutionary and I try to think of things that makes women’s lives easily. Beautiful Hold is a working hairspray so you don’t feel like if you spray a few spritz on your hair, you can’t move it. It contains essential oils and does not leave hair feeling stiff and sticky.

What are the best celebrity styles clients want today?

The bob has been a trend for awhile – as in Anne Hathaway. It’s important for women to know what the trend is but not necessarily be a slave to it. Take bits of pieces of a trend and apply it to yourself. For example, if the asymmetrical bob is really hot right now, you can do a bob, but you don’t have to make it asymmetrical.

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