Interview in Vanity Fair

I’m so thrilled on my feature that is in Vanity Fair right now. I had a great interview with the beauty director SunHee Grinnell. We talked about my childhood, career path, and celebrity clients. I shared a few snapshots of me with Anne Hathaway and Angelina Jolie. Read the full article!

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As a celebrity hairstylist, I often receive samples of new products directly from beauty brands to test out. Any product I mention in this blog is one that I’ve tested out myself, in accordance with Daily Makeover’s Editorial Ethics Pledge.

Splurge or Steal?

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I feel so fortunate that I get to talk to beauty editors all the time. We talk about different ways to use products and different and exciting new things to try. I like to come up with ideas on how to spend your hard-earned money on what is going to be the best for you and your hair.

I want to go over a few products that I think you should either Splurge or Steal. I believe there are certain things that you should splurge on and others you could purchase cheaper. Here are my top picks for both, and if I had to choose one or the other, what my final call would be.

SHAMPOO

Splurge: Bumble and Bumble Seaweed Shampoo ($16)
Steal: Pantene Classic Care Clarifying Shampoo ($5.79)
Winner: Steal!

CONDITIONER:

Splurge: Kerastase Nutritive Lait Vital ($36)
Steal: Garnier Fructis Strength & Repair Fortifying Cream Conditioner ($4.29)
Winner: Steal

DRY SHAMPOO:

Splurge: Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo ($19)
Steal: Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo ($5.99)
Winner: Steal

OVERNIGHT HAIR REPAIR:

Steal: John Freida Frizz-Ease Creme Serum Overnight Repair Formula ($8.99)
Splurge: Ted Gibson Goodnite Replenish Hair Repair Serum ($200)
Winner: Splurge

HAIRSPRAY:

Splurge: Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hairspray ($28)
Steal: Sebastian Shaper Hairspray ($12)
Winner: Splurge

FLAT IRON:

Steal: Chi Ceramic Flat Iron ($89)
Splurge: Ted Gibson Professional Flat Iron ($225)
Winner: Splurge

It’s fun as a hairdresser to play with different products. DailyMakeover.com is a brilliant way to get reviews on products before you try them out.

Tip: If you need to clarify your hair, instead of buying a clarifying shampoo, you can just mix a little vinegar in your favorite shampoo. The vinegar will remover
the toxins right out.

Remember to splurge on yourself, you are worth it!

And don’t forget: Beauty Is Individual.

Ted

As a celebrity hairstylist, I often receive samples of new products directly from beauty brands to test out. Any product I mention in this blog is one that I’ve tested out myself, in accordance with Daily Makeover’s Editorial Ethics Pledge.

How To Travel Light

Gibson girls out there!! I know you travel, stay-at-home moms, busy executives and fashion and beauty editors. I believe that when you travel a lot, it takes a toll on your hair and skin. To keep your hair in great shape, I recommend Ted Gibson Hairsheet Treatment. This tiny little packette does everything–moisturize, style, and boost sheen, and also means you don’t have to lug around a ton of products. This is key, especially when you want to check your bag. Traveling is something that all of us experience and it’s important to take care of yourself. My best travel tip: Drink lots of water and stay away from caffeine which dries out your skin and hair.

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I want to give you something else to think about: Know that you are worth it, whatever it is!! If you feel like you need that new pair of shoes from Manolo Blahnik, Chloe, or Versace. Splurge on yourself. Make yourself feel fab with a new purchase. I love shoes and there is nothing better than seeing a woman in a pair of heels!! I just did Christina Ricci for 2008 Whitney Museum of American Art Gala Red Carpet and she wore Versace. All I can say is MAJOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She looked amazing in this silver colored gown and shoes.

And always remember that Beauty Is Individual.

Ted

As a celebrity hairstylist, I often receive samples of new products directly from beauty brands to test out. Any product I mention in this blog is one that I’ve tested out myself, in accordance with Daily Makeover’s Editorial Ethics Pledge.

Hate packing your hair products? Not anymore!

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World traveling Gibson Girls, I have an answer to all your packing problems!!! I just launched and AMAZING travel essential kit called Get Set To Jet Set. It has some of my most coveted beauty haircare items for your traveling pleasure: Hairsheet Styling, Beautiful Hold Hairspray, Daily Cleanse Shampoo and Daily Nourish Conditioner. They all come in convenient travel-size bottles and a lovely pink box that you can use over and over again after you have finished all the products.

I travel quite a bit for work. I go to Ft Lauderdale for vacation (soon I’ll have a salon there, but I’ll tell you more about that later), Isle de France in St Barths, The Ritz Carlton in Cayman Islands, and Strawberry Hill in Jamaica. From November till February, I do fashion shoots in some of these places too. Talk about having a great time! Some of the photographers that I work with are Anne Leibovitz,  Patrick Demarchelier, Gilles Bensimon, Joshua Jordan, Diego Uchitel and Mark Seliger. What a life. Travel on someone else’s dime…not a bad deal at all.

My darlings, tell me about some of the most fabulous places that you have been to. I am always interested in other peoples travels and adventures. Tell me all.

As always, remember Beauty Is Individual.

As a celebrity hairstylist, I often receive samples of new products directly from beauty brands to test out. Any product I mention in this blog is one that I’ve tested out myself, in accordance with Daily Makeover’s Editorial Ethics Pledge.

Have you heard of a Starter Wife?

Well Gibson Girls, I am sure some of you may have experienced this situation. It isn’t the easiest thing to bring up, but it happens. Let’s talk about it. A “starter wife” is a woman who gets married and supports her husband when he is nothing…supports him during medical school, taking the bar exam, etc. Then, after getting him to where he is very successful and making tons of money, he divorces her and gets another wife. Usually the new wife looks just like the old wife, but she is younger. Has this happened to you? Tell me about it. I would love to hear your story.
 

Debra_Messing+Oct_23_2008.jpgDebra Messing is a Gibson Girl and I did her for the View a few weeks ago. You can watch it here on youtube. Doesn’t she look amazing? Love her! She is just like you see her. 

I also did Debra  for an event for the Fashion Group International party honoring really amazing designers like Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein. She wore kaufmanfranco and looked incredible.
The reason I bring Deb up is that she stars in a show on this very subject called The Starter Wife on USA network. It is a brilliant show and don’t miss it. TIVO if you have too.

See how shiny Deb Messing’s hair is? I used Build It Blowdrying Agent, then Tame It Shine Lotion to add brilliant shine to those beautiful tresses. Tip: If you want shiny hair always rinse with cool water. 

And as always, Beauty Is Individual.

Ted  

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As a celebrity hairstylist, I often receive samples of new products directly from beauty brands to test out. Any product I mention in this blog is one that I’ve tested out myself, in accordance with Daily Makeover’s Editorial Ethics Pledge.

To Be Or Not To Be?

I think that is always the question most women have about their image. To Be or Not To Be? Can I be sexy like Angelina Jolie, or chic like Anne Hathaway, trendy  like Joy Bryant,  sophisticated like Hillary Swank, modern like Victoria Beckham, or super cool like Beyonce?

Yes, you can be all of those things. I think a haircut, as simple (kind of) as it is, really reflects how you feel about yourself. But trusting your stylist goes a long way. I recommend Ron at Bo Salon in Austin, TX, Eli at Thomas Chase in Santa Monica, CA, Frank Rizzieri in Marlton, NJ and Neven at Ted Gibson in DC which will be opening on September 1.

We all know the “bob” is still very HOT and will be for a while. Here is a look I created for Kate Walsh (left). I love creating bobs at my salon, they’re always a refreshing change of pace. Cutting hair makes my heart sing and I can tell when a woman really loves the fact that she has changed her look and the way she feels about herself.

Do you have a favorite stylist? What makes him or her special? I would love to hear.

Always remember that Beauty Is Individual!  Ted

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Beauty Girls to the Front of the Line

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Wow! I have the most fantastic job on the planet. Being with some of the most beautiful women in the world makes me so happy. When they say, “Ted, I love you!” that lets me know that I have made their event. What a gift it is to be with these women on some of their most important days.

It has definitely been the month of redheads. I worked with Deb Messing (Oct. 14th, shown at left), Kate Walsh (David Letterman on Oct. 1st), and supermodel Karen Elson (Sept. ’08 Beauty Biz cover). What I love about redheads is their determination and love for what they do. They are always so HOT!

To create Debra Messing’s look, I used Build It Blow Drying Agent to add volume and sexiness at the scalp. Spray about 5 pumps at the scalp starting at the hairline and work your way back. Next, I applied Fix It Gel to fill in the cuticle and create hold in her hair. My Professional Blow Dryer softens and gets hair straight in record time. Then for the finishing touch, Beautiful Hold Hairspray is the answer for all you girls that hate stiff, sticky hairsprays. It will change the way you think about hairspray.

Celebrity hair is so much fun to do. I go to hotel rooms, suites, mansions, and my salon  to get them ready for a red carpet event. Have you always wanted to be a celebrity for a day? Tell me about it.

And always remember that Beauty Is Individual.

Ted 

As a celebrity hairstylist, I often receive samples of new products directly from beauty brands to test out. Any product I mention in this blog is one that I’ve tested out myself, in accordance with Daily Makeover’s Editorial Ethics Pledge.