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AskAMogulAnything:Hi,I'mTedGibson,aneditorial,runway,andcelebrityhairstylist.AskMeAnythingYou'dLike!

Ted Gibson
Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
almost 3 years New York, NY, United States Conversation

Hi! I'm Ted Gibson. If there's one thing I know about -  it's hair. I've built a national brand, and what some might call a dream career, around my love for styling hair. Among my clients: Brie Larson, Lupita Nyong'o, Angelina Jolie. My work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana. 

Some fun facts about me: I'm from Texas. I raised prize winning sheep as a boy. And confession: I hate to fly (even though I have gold medallion status on Delta).

Now's your chance to ask me anything you'd like. Let me know what you want to know about me in the comments section below. I'll be answering your questions live on Wednesday, September 7th, starting at 11 am ET.

It's all part of Mogul's brand new series, Ask A Mogul Anything. 

Come on and ask me *anything* ... about hair, about building a brand, about how to succeed in business in the 21st century! Check out more questions and answers about topics ranging from careers to relationships to global events, and post a few of your own, on Mogul's Ask Anything page.

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  • tishita
    almost 3 years ago

    one funny story about a celeb hairstyle that went wrong and you had to fix it?

    one funny story about a celeb hairstyle that went wrong and you had to fix it?

  • Ritu Gupta 34
    almost 3 years ago

    can you tell me that which shampoo should I try , Right now I am using wella - Anti dandruff shampoo. I have a problem of hairfall

    can you tell me that which shampoo should I try , Right now I am using wella - Anti dandruff shampoo. I have a problem of hairfall

  • Dr. Corinthia Price
    Dr. Corinthia Price Mogul Influencer | CEO & Founder of Workforce Career Readiness™ I
    almost 3 years ago United States

    Hi Ted! What products do you recommend for all-natural hair?

    Hi Ted! What products do you recommend for all-natural hair?

  • almost 3 years ago

    Hi Ted, glad you're here! My hair is a little past my shoulder. What does it take to get an even look all around, something airy and easy to manage?

    Hi Ted, glad you're here! My hair is a little past my shoulder. What does it take to get an even look all around, something airy and easy to manage?

  • Chaya Cooper
    Chaya Cooper Founder & Chief Product Officer at Click2Fit
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    When you're launching a business you become much lower maintenance then you ever thought possible, and nothing beats the ease and simplicity of a ponytail, but it's really not a great look on those of us who weren't blessed with the the right face shape + thick tresses (or hair that's strong enough to stand up to teasing). Any recommendations for very fast and easy options to throwing your hair into a ponytail that are business-appropriate, chic and work with fine/thinning hair, so that I'll look less gym rat and more 'Lily van der Woodsen'? to perfect 'm really not a fan of ponytails for women without the perfect combination of those of us who aren't blessed with thick hair the right look s look 'd love to look fin ar more put together

    When you're launching a business you become much lower maintenance then you ever thought possible, and nothing beats the ease and simplicity of a ponytail, but it's really not a great look on those of us who weren't blessed with the the right face shape + thick tresses (or hair that's strong enough to stand up to teasing). Any recommendations for very fast and easy options to throwing your hair into a ponytail that are business-appropriate, chic and work with fine/thinning hair, so that I'll look less gym rat and more 'Lily van der Woodsen'? to perfect 'm really not a fan of ponytails for women without the perfect combination of those of us who aren't blessed with thick hair the right look s look 'd love to look fin ar more put together

  • Tiffany Pham
    Tiffany Pham Founder & CEO, Mogul
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, USA

    Thank you so much for being here, Ted! Greatly admire you. My question is: What kind of dry shampoo would you recommend using, if any?

    Thank you so much for being here, Ted! Greatly admire you. My question is: What kind of dry shampoo would you recommend using, if any?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      I love dry shampoos. One of my favorite dry shampoos is baby powder. Baby powder works wonders. Just apply a handful to your hair in the morning. You want to section your hair - and of course make sure it's 100% dry - and concentrate at the scalp and make two intersections and then shake at each section and then lay your hair back over and do two-inch sections all over. And I sometimes hit those sections with a hairdryer and that helps to distribute and add volume to your hair. Olive oil can sometimes be another good beauty hack. But use sparingly - only on your ends. Otherwise things can grow too greasy.

      I love dry shampoos. One of my favorite dry shampoos is baby powder. Baby powder works wonders. Just apply a handful to your hair in the morning. You want to section your hair - and of course make sure it's 100% dry - and concentrate at the scalp and make two intersections and then shake at each section and then lay your hair back over and do two-inch sections all over. And I sometimes hit those sections with a hairdryer and that helps to distribute and add volume to your hair. Olive oil can sometimes be another good beauty hack. But use sparingly - only on your ends. Otherwise things can grow too greasy.

      • Chaya Cooper
        Chaya Cooper Founder & Chief Product Officer at Click2Fit
        almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

        Are there any that work well on fine/thin hair? I'd written them off years ago because my hair didn't seem to absorb it enough for the white powder not to be visible.

        Are there any that work well on fine/thin hair? I'd written them off years ago because my hair didn't seem to absorb it enough for the white powder not to be visible.

  • Jessica Malinda
    almost 3 years ago

    How did you build your brand? What do you think is your best marketing tip besides clients? Lastly, when going from box dye brunette to highlighted blonde, what's the best way to achieve it without damaging curly hair? Thanks Ted!

    How did you build your brand? What do you think is your best marketing tip besides clients? Lastly, when going from box dye brunette to highlighted blonde, what's the best way to achieve it without damaging curly hair? Thanks Ted!

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      I think that over the last five years, social media has been an integral part of being able to reach a larger audience. I get e mails from Switzerland, from Japan, from Turkey - I think that it's a great way to reach a wider audience that is not just only in the Flat Iron District in NYC where my salon is. As for marketing tips - know your brand, your culture, and who your customer is. I know who my customers are. That's helped tremendously. My customer is from 25--55. She's multi-ethnic. And she lives all over - she's a global woman. She's a Mogul woman! She's a traveler. As for your other question, see your hairdresser. Please put your hair in the good hands of a professional.

      I think that over the last five years, social media has been an integral part of being able to reach a larger audience. I get e mails from Switzerland, from Japan, from Turkey - I think that it's a great way to reach a wider audience that is not just only in the Flat Iron District in NYC where my salon is. As for marketing tips - know your brand, your culture, and who your customer is. I know who my customers are. That's helped tremendously. My customer is from 25--55. She's multi-ethnic. And she lives all over - she's a global woman. She's a Mogul woman! She's a traveler. As for your other question, see your hairdresser. Please put your hair in the good hands of a professional.

  • RockYourWorld
    almost 3 years ago

    I have thought about going the route of being a stylist. Where are the best places to study? Is it Aveda?

    I have thought about going the route of being a stylist. Where are the best places to study? Is it Aveda?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Aveda, Paul Mitchell - find a reputable school that would hopefully guarantee you get a job once you finish. People when they go to beauty school aren't thinking about the job part - They're thinking about the nine months of schooling. Think beyond the schooling to where you're going to land a job. It's a hugely competitive market.

      Aveda, Paul Mitchell - find a reputable school that would hopefully guarantee you get a job once you finish. People when they go to beauty school aren't thinking about the job part - They're thinking about the nine months of schooling. Think beyond the schooling to where you're going to land a job. It's a hugely competitive market.

  • mka
    mka
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    That's amazing!! What is your most favorite iconic look? Also, how did you find yourself going into the hair industry?

    That's amazing!! What is your most favorite iconic look? Also, how did you find yourself going into the hair industry?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      My favorite iconic look is the 1940s. I love the old Hollywood glam. Examples would be Lena Horne, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Veronica Lake. As for how I found myself going into the hair industry, I didn't know that's what I wanted to do and on New Year's Eve 1986 I said to one of my good friends who's good hairdresser, I'm thinking about being a haidresser. He said I'd be great at it. The next thing I knew, I was in school. And the moment I picked up the scissors and a comb, I tingled all the way from my toes to the top of my head and I'll never forget that feeling. And I still have that feeling. I've found something that I love to do and I get paid well for it. My mom and dad didn't have that opportunity. My dad had to go into the army at 19 so he didn't have to shuck cotton anymore. He was from Georgia. My mom was a homemaker. We were an Army family. I'm so grateful to have found my way to hairdressing and the beauty industry.

      My favorite iconic look is the 1940s. I love the old Hollywood glam. Examples would be Lena Horne, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Veronica Lake. As for how I found myself going into the hair industry, I didn't know that's what I wanted to do and on New Year's Eve 1986 I said to one of my good friends who's good hairdresser, I'm thinking about being a haidresser. He said I'd be great at it. The next thing I knew, I was in school. And the moment I picked up the scissors and a comb, I tingled all the way from my toes to the top of my head and I'll never forget that feeling. And I still have that feeling. I've found something that I love to do and I get paid well for it. My mom and dad didn't have that opportunity. My dad had to go into the army at 19 so he didn't have to shuck cotton anymore. He was from Georgia. My mom was a homemaker. We were an Army family. I'm so grateful to have found my way to hairdressing and the beauty industry.

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      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

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    • mka
      mka
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Also, have you tried the technique of burning off split ends? Alessandra Ambrosio Instagramed it a few years ago but was wondering if it were actually healthy for the hair?

      Also, have you tried the technique of burning off split ends? Alessandra Ambrosio Instagramed it a few years ago but was wondering if it were actually healthy for the hair?

      • Ted Gibson
        Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
        almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

        My short answer: Who wants to smell burning hair? Do you always want to do what a supermodel does (Hint: The answer should be 'no.'). In all seriousness, probably not a good idea to use flames around your hair.

        My short answer: Who wants to smell burning hair? Do you always want to do what a supermodel does (Hint: The answer should be 'no.'). In all seriousness, probably not a good idea to use flames around your hair.

  • Kelly Hudson
    almost 3 years ago

    What's the most difficult thing about being in your industry?

    What's the most difficult thing about being in your industry?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      I would say the most difficult thing is staying at the top and staying relevant. We've been able to do that in part because of the Ted Gibson Artistic Team - which consists of 50 stylists across the globe. We have the Ted Gibson Advanced Academy, which is superior advanced education for the hair dresser. We have the celebrities that I work on from Serena Williams to Brie Larson to Lupita. The beauty industry is always changing and we are always keeping up.

      I would say the most difficult thing is staying at the top and staying relevant. We've been able to do that in part because of the Ted Gibson Artistic Team - which consists of 50 stylists across the globe. We have the Ted Gibson Advanced Academy, which is superior advanced education for the hair dresser. We have the celebrities that I work on from Serena Williams to Brie Larson to Lupita. The beauty industry is always changing and we are always keeping up.

  • Courtney Dercqu
    Courtney Dercqu Content Marketing Strategist & Writer
    almost 3 years ago

    This is so awesome! I loved watching you on What not to Wear! You're so talented, and we're always my favorite part of that show. You always had this incredible way of making women feel good about themselves that had nothing to do with their outer beauty but their inner beauty. That as always beautiful to watch! I'd love to know how to get that perfect easy wave look for fall. My hair is terrible because I spent so many years dying and frying it. I've always loved the simple wave and anytime I try to do it my hair just ends up having these bulky ringlets. My hair is naturally frizzy and I have no clue how to get a simple and smooth curl for autumn! Ted, please help!

    This is so awesome! I loved watching you on What not to Wear! You're so talented, and we're always my favorite part of that show. You always had this incredible way of making women feel good about themselves that had nothing to do with their outer beauty but their inner beauty. That as always beautiful to watch! I'd love to know how to get that perfect easy wave look for fall. My hair is terrible because I spent so many years dying and frying it. I've always loved the simple wave and anytime I try to do it my hair just ends up having these bulky ringlets. My hair is naturally frizzy and I have no clue how to get a simple and smooth curl for autumn! Ted, please help!

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Hair does make a huge difference for women and if you don't believe it, you'd better start believing it. It can change your relationship with your husband and children. It does change everything and you want to make sure that if you're having issues with your hair that you're going to find the stylist that's going to give you exactly what you want maybe even when you don't know that you want it. The best way to do it is to find the right tool because being a hairdresser is about having the right sized curling iron or curling wand and take an inch section and as you take that section, you wrap the hair around the wand, you want to leave the ends out - The heat of the iron or wand will close the cuticle and give your hair a natural bounce and sheen. You want to make sure your hair is 100% dry - very important. I know you want to be really quick in the morning but make sure your hair is 100% dry when you apply the curling iron or wand. Even with frizzy hair this will work. Just make sure you have the right tools in order to make the right look for yourself. So invest for this look in the right curling iron or curling wand.

      Hair does make a huge difference for women and if you don't believe it, you'd better start believing it. It can change your relationship with your husband and children. It does change everything and you want to make sure that if you're having issues with your hair that you're going to find the stylist that's going to give you exactly what you want maybe even when you don't know that you want it. The best way to do it is to find the right tool because being a hairdresser is about having the right sized curling iron or curling wand and take an inch section and as you take that section, you wrap the hair around the wand, you want to leave the ends out - The heat of the iron or wand will close the cuticle and give your hair a natural bounce and sheen. You want to make sure your hair is 100% dry - very important. I know you want to be really quick in the morning but make sure your hair is 100% dry when you apply the curling iron or wand. Even with frizzy hair this will work. Just make sure you have the right tools in order to make the right look for yourself. So invest for this look in the right curling iron or curling wand.

      • Courtney Dercqu
        Courtney Dercqu Content Marketing Strategist & Writer
        almost 3 years ago

        This is awesome! Thank you SO much!

        This is awesome! Thank you SO much!

  • Sarah Fein
    almost 3 years ago

    Hi there. Big fan. Do you have any guidance for what to do for thinning hair, especially around the front of the hairline? I've heard this is common for women but I'm not sure what product to use or where to start or if it's treatable. Thank you

    Hi there. Big fan. Do you have any guidance for what to do for thinning hair, especially around the front of the hairline? I've heard this is common for women but I'm not sure what product to use or where to start or if it's treatable. Thank you

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Number one, go see a dermatologist because sometimes it could be permanent hair loss. We've all seen the pictures of Naomi Campbell. We all know that some things we can not control, some things we can. So see a dermatologist to determine what is the issue. Beyond that, you know that old wives tale about brushing your hair a hundred times before you go to bed - there's something to it. Massaging the temples can be effective. And there's always wigs. We do custom wigs at our salon. We do falls, it could be a full wig. You do not have to hate your hair ever. Wigs and extensions are in right now. If you look at my Instagram page, you can see some of them. My mom used to wear wigs in the '70s. They're very popular again because you can change your color and look in an instant. Let me just say this to you: If you go to the salon, and when you leave, you don't feel like having sex, you need to change your hairdresser. Because that hairdresser's not doing right by you. You should feel like a million bucks when you get your hair done.

      Number one, go see a dermatologist because sometimes it could be permanent hair loss. We've all seen the pictures of Naomi Campbell. We all know that some things we can not control, some things we can. So see a dermatologist to determine what is the issue. Beyond that, you know that old wives tale about brushing your hair a hundred times before you go to bed - there's something to it. Massaging the temples can be effective. And there's always wigs. We do custom wigs at our salon. We do falls, it could be a full wig. You do not have to hate your hair ever. Wigs and extensions are in right now. If you look at my Instagram page, you can see some of them. My mom used to wear wigs in the '70s. They're very popular again because you can change your color and look in an instant. Let me just say this to you: If you go to the salon, and when you leave, you don't feel like having sex, you need to change your hairdresser. Because that hairdresser's not doing right by you. You should feel like a million bucks when you get your hair done.

  • Maddy Bernstein
    almost 3 years ago

    Which of the following brands is the best do you think? Aveda, Living Proof or DryBar?

    Which of the following brands is the best do you think? Aveda, Living Proof or DryBar?

  • Lucy Chen
    almost 3 years ago Chicago, IL, United States

    Also, what brand shampoo do you recommend people use? Both one that's more high end and one that's over the counter at grocery stores? What ingredients should I avoid in hair products?

    Also, what brand shampoo do you recommend people use? Both one that's more high end and one that's over the counter at grocery stores? What ingredients should I avoid in hair products?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      I think that hair products in general are some of the best in the world at the moment. I think you want first to not shampoo every day. And if you do shampoo every single day, only shampoo your scalp and not your whole hair. Take shampoo and work it from the back of the neck all the way up to the front but you don't shampoo on the ends. Work your shampoo from the scalp all the way up to the front of the hairline. Find what shampoo works for you. If you have fine hair, find something that works for volume. Find a sulfate free shampoo.

      I think that hair products in general are some of the best in the world at the moment. I think you want first to not shampoo every day. And if you do shampoo every single day, only shampoo your scalp and not your whole hair. Take shampoo and work it from the back of the neck all the way up to the front but you don't shampoo on the ends. Work your shampoo from the scalp all the way up to the front of the hairline. Find what shampoo works for you. If you have fine hair, find something that works for volume. Find a sulfate free shampoo.

  • Lucy Chen
    almost 3 years ago Chicago, IL, United States

    Hi Ted, it's really neat to meet you here. Who is the favorite person you've ever gotten to be a stylist for?

    Hi Ted, it's really neat to meet you here. Who is the favorite person you've ever gotten to be a stylist for?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      You're asking me who is my favorite person - You want to know the news? The first person who really put me on the map is Angelina Jolie. Angie changed me personally and professionally. A good friend of mine Lucy from MarieClaire asked me to go to London to do a cover of Cosmo in the afternoon and MarieClaire in the morning and I said I don't really want to do celebrities because if you were a hairdresser who did celebs you generally lived in LA and weren't really good. But if you lived in New York, you were the s*** and you created the looks for Fashion Week. And as I ended up with Lucy - I ended up going to London to do the cover of MarieClaire and the cover of Cosmo all on the same day and it was Angelina Jolie and it changed my career. Because I really say that #HairChangesEverything and that it took the weird girl blood around her neck to the icon we know today. What it was was the fact us as hairdressers know everything - we know how a woman feels when she's sitting in a chair. We know how she's going to react - be excited and her children and her husband and what we do with that is we create her persona and so as I helped to create that persona with hair, that's what changed everything. Those of you that are hairdressers know the power of a hairdresser - the power of how we're able to touch and help a woman discover who she is is phenomenal. I think what we do is we listen. We give a recommendation, we touch them - As a hairdresser, we're licensed to touch. And if you think about a woman who sits in her chair and you may see her every six weeks, there's a possibility that in that six weeks between visits, she hasn't been touched at all. So when she sits in her chair and we listen - that's a really remarkable thing. I think it's tremendous. And I love being a hairdresser and my hairdresser friends because you rock. Just take a moment and think about for a moment if we didn't have hair and makeup on the red carpet. The press would have nothing to talk about. That's some powerful stuff.

      You're asking me who is my favorite person - You want to know the news? The first person who really put me on the map is Angelina Jolie. Angie changed me personally and professionally. A good friend of mine Lucy from MarieClaire asked me to go to London to do a cover of Cosmo in the afternoon and MarieClaire in the morning and I said I don't really want to do celebrities because if you were a hairdresser who did celebs you generally lived in LA and weren't really good. But if you lived in New York, you were the s*** and you created the looks for Fashion Week. And as I ended up with Lucy - I ended up going to London to do the cover of MarieClaire and the cover of Cosmo all on the same day and it was Angelina Jolie and it changed my career. Because I really say that #HairChangesEverything and that it took the weird girl blood around her neck to the icon we know today. What it was was the fact us as hairdressers know everything - we know how a woman feels when she's sitting in a chair. We know how she's going to react - be excited and her children and her husband and what we do with that is we create her persona and so as I helped to create that persona with hair, that's what changed everything. Those of you that are hairdressers know the power of a hairdresser - the power of how we're able to touch and help a woman discover who she is is phenomenal. I think what we do is we listen. We give a recommendation, we touch them - As a hairdresser, we're licensed to touch. And if you think about a woman who sits in her chair and you may see her every six weeks, there's a possibility that in that six weeks between visits, she hasn't been touched at all. So when she sits in her chair and we listen - that's a really remarkable thing. I think it's tremendous. And I love being a hairdresser and my hairdresser friends because you rock. Just take a moment and think about for a moment if we didn't have hair and makeup on the red carpet. The press would have nothing to talk about. That's some powerful stuff.

  • MaryPflumPeterson
    almost 3 years ago

    Hi Ted - Such an honor to have you answer questions live. It's fall. What are the hottest hair looks for the new season? And what's not hot yet - but that you predict will soon be a hot trend when it comes to hair?

    Hi Ted - Such an honor to have you answer questions live. It's fall. What are the hottest hair looks for the new season? And what's not hot yet - but that you predict will soon be a hot trend when it comes to hair?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      The hottest new looks for the season you're going to see. On Sunday, we're going to have a really great time. There are about thirty models we are doing - it's going to be very spectacular. We're going into fall. That's the reason I'm wearing a purple tux jacket - eggplant - whatever it is. Apologies - I just had a moment. Hot hair for fall are braids, box braids. Sexy hair. Every woman in America, around the globe, needs to be sexy. Long hair. Lobs are hot. They're not going away. We also are seeing texture. If you're sporting those beachy waves, still, go for a little more disheveled. Fresh. In terms of what's coming up - I think the pixie is coming up. I think the mid length is something that people are getting sick of. Either people are going to cut all of the hair off and go pixie or they're going to go long, really long, with extensions. She wants to look sexy. She wants to look like a million bucks. #HairChangesEverything

      The hottest new looks for the season you're going to see. On Sunday, we're going to have a really great time. There are about thirty models we are doing - it's going to be very spectacular. We're going into fall. That's the reason I'm wearing a purple tux jacket - eggplant - whatever it is. Apologies - I just had a moment. Hot hair for fall are braids, box braids. Sexy hair. Every woman in America, around the globe, needs to be sexy. Long hair. Lobs are hot. They're not going away. We also are seeing texture. If you're sporting those beachy waves, still, go for a little more disheveled. Fresh. In terms of what's coming up - I think the pixie is coming up. I think the mid length is something that people are getting sick of. Either people are going to cut all of the hair off and go pixie or they're going to go long, really long, with extensions. She wants to look sexy. She wants to look like a million bucks. #HairChangesEverything

  • girl
    girl not yet a woman
    almost 3 years ago

    hey ted i'm also from texas (austin)!! i just shaved my head and dyed it blonde (eminem 2003 vibe) and i'm really liking how it looks. my question is, what's the best way to grow it out? a bowl cut transitioning to a bob? also, what's your take on black hairstyles (braids, baby hairs, and weaves popularized by the kardashians for example) as a trend? do you think it's appropriative or appreciative?

    hey ted i'm also from texas (austin)!! i just shaved my head and dyed it blonde (eminem 2003 vibe) and i'm really liking how it looks. my question is, what's the best way to grow it out? a bowl cut transitioning to a bob? also, what's your take on black hairstyles (braids, baby hairs, and weaves popularized by the kardashians for example) as a trend? do you think it's appropriative or appreciative?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      Normally as your hair grows out your back grows out faster than the front. So the best thing is to cut the back so that the front can catch up. As for the other question, I do think culture is about culture. We take things from all different cultures. We took the bob haircut from the Aztecs. We take braids from Africa. I think what we do we make things modern. What you do is you bring all of that into fashion and make it modern. I don't think there are racist overtones.

      Normally as your hair grows out your back grows out faster than the front. So the best thing is to cut the back so that the front can catch up. As for the other question, I do think culture is about culture. We take things from all different cultures. We took the bob haircut from the Aztecs. We take braids from Africa. I think what we do we make things modern. What you do is you bring all of that into fashion and make it modern. I don't think there are racist overtones.

  • Natasha
    Natasha 💪🏻& 👊🏻 just like NYC
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    How can I prevent split ends?

    How can I prevent split ends?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      How you prevent split ends, girls, is you get a haircut. And the second thing if you don't want to get a hair cut is to get a deep conditioning mask. You should apply a hot towel just on the ends. Most people don't correctly shampoo and condition their hair. You want to shampoo your scalp. You want to condition your ends. But the best thing you do is to come into the salon and get some hair treatments.

      How you prevent split ends, girls, is you get a haircut. And the second thing if you don't want to get a hair cut is to get a deep conditioning mask. You should apply a hot towel just on the ends. Most people don't correctly shampoo and condition their hair. You want to shampoo your scalp. You want to condition your ends. But the best thing you do is to come into the salon and get some hair treatments.

  • Bethany Heinrich
    Bethany Heinrich Mogul Influencer
    almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

    Hi Ted! Did you always want to go into this industry?

    Hi Ted! Did you always want to go into this industry?

    • Ted Gibson
      Ted Gibson Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist
      almost 3 years ago New York, NY, United States

      No Long story short I decided that I wanted to be a hairdresser because a really good friend was a hairdresser. And I ended up being really good at it and the next thing I knew I moved to New York City. It's amazing how much work I've been able to do in the beauty industry. It's a lot of fun. But it's a lot of hard work, children. A lot of hard work.

      No Long story short I decided that I wanted to be a hairdresser because a really good friend was a hairdresser. And I ended up being really good at it and the next thing I knew I moved to New York City. It's amazing how much work I've been able to do in the beauty industry. It's a lot of fun. But it's a lot of hard work, children. A lot of hard work.


Ted Gibson
Renowned editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylist

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, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, [...]

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