Even models get tired of long hair, and Brooklyn Decker has tweeted a photo of herself with a much shorter style. Apparently, she recruited stylist Ted Gibson and colorist Jason Backe to give her the look. Gibson cut her hair into a long bob with soft layers and bangs, and then Backe added lowlights and highlights to make her hair look a little darker and less beach blonde. My hair is similar and I love the style, but do you like how much length Brooklyn's gotten rid of?
In the run-up to last night's New Moon premiere, I spoke with Ashley Greene's stylist, Ted Gibson, about how he creates her hairstyles. "It takes over an hour to create her sexy, voluminous hair," he dished. Want to find out more about how he created her look, what it's like working with her extensions, and what he does to keep her hair healthy? Then just read on.
Every season, the cool downtown girls head to Vena Cava to see what they'll want to wear to their art-gallery jobs. This time around, the collection featured motorcycle jackets, high-waisted jeans, and dyed leggings.
Working off of the clothing's dark color palette, makeup artist Vincent Longo — working with Beauty.com — created a simple but striking makeup look: a shock of orange at the lashline. "It's a contrast to the collection," he said, "to give life to the dark tones." While the skin was matte, lips had a creamy finish thanks to his Velvet Riche lipstick in Hush Delight.
And the hair? This season's Vena Cava girl, said the lead stylist Ted Gibson for Beauty.com, is hip but not too crazy. "She's the girl who danced all night and slicked some gel in her hair the next morning," he said of his inspiration. To get the rockabilly-chic look, he pushed hair back from the sides for a fun, devil-may-care style. Check it out in these pictures:
Have you been watching the Olympics? After all, one billion people did tune in to the opening ceremony — and what a dazzling spectacle it was.
So, after thinking about all of the flipping, gliding, jumping, and kicking that goes down at such a monumental event, I asked you for some beauty product suggestions appropriate for an athlete. Since one beauty fan in particular went all out on this Beauty Mark It challenge, I have to give the gold medal to ohbaby for her contributions.
Ohbaby recommended Ted Gibson's Hair Sheets ($25), and I can see why. These handy styling cloths are perfect for an on-the-go Olympian; and they freshen your hair after a long workout when there's no time to shampoo. Best of all, they smooth frizz, condition, protect from sun damage, and help to minimize sweaty odors. Whew! For a complete glance at all of the sporty beauty items, check out my widget below:
Ever since my shiny-hair disaster a month ago, I've been lamenting the loss of color in my hair. Conditioning treatments have eliminated the rough texture, but I wasn't sure what to do about the dull hue. (I didn't want to have it professionally colored.)
Enter Ted Gibson Brazen Brown shampoo ($36) and conditioner ($36). Both of these products promise to moisturize hair while imbuing it with rich brown tones. They contain temporary hair color meant to boost the color between salon visits, or just to intensify the hair's natural shade. (It's also available for blonde and red hair.) For my full review, just read more
Sometimes the old stuff is still the best! Bandostick ($25–$65) is the first product that hair gurus Ted Gibson and Jason Backe ever created. These sleek hair sticks have a hole at the top where a rubber band is threaded through so that you can easily create chignons, french twists and buns that stay in place all day.
The testimonials I've read are fantastic, and this product is very popular in Ted's salon. So far the only complaint is that eventually when the elastic stretches out, you've really got to stretch it to the max so that you can get it around your hair two or three times if necessary.
Fortunately for those of us on a budget, Ted has also created a less expensive version of his designer hair stick. Working with drugstore brand Scunci, he has launched the Hairdostick ($3). For ideas and instructions on how to use Bandostick to secure a french twist, chignon or bun, check out these pictures:
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When you're hot, you're hot. And right now, Ted Gibson is on fire. Forget the fact that he's always on TV talking about hair trends and ways to improve the health of your scalp. He's also the man behind Angelina Jolie's mane, just to name-drop one of his many A-list clients! Ted has serious street cred and all of the encouragement he has received has inspired him to develop more and more high-quality products.
First on the list for a November 2007 launch is the Empowerment Series. This includes three sets of unique body shampoos and conditioners in confidence boosting formulas named Affirmation, Transformation and Prosperity.
The Affirmation, Transformation and Prosperity products cost $34 each. For a detailed description of the new Ted Gibson Empowerment Series, read more
New from Ted Gibson is a styling product for hair called Tame It Shine Lotion. Gotta love the cute names he always comes up with. This inventive product helps calm frizz and fly-aways as well as liven up lackluster locks without weighing hair down.
The idea was inspired by the process of making red wine, so the formula contains a special merlot complex that hydrates hair, adds shine, texture and fluid movement. Also, thanks to the built in humidity shield, now hair won't fall limp in the heat either. It is made from all natural extracts blended together in a featherweight, silky smooth cream and sells for $31. I haven't tried it, but I love Ted's stuff, so it's likely just a matter of time...
Depending on where you live, September is either still stuck in summer heat or is winding down into cooler weather. Either way, it's a good time to try out some fall trends, and I've rounded up some of my favorites! To find out what they are, read more
Get ready for fall by seeing some of the season's most beautiful finds. We're teaming up with our friends at Sephora to give away a bounty of beauty throughout September!
Ted Gibson Hair Sheet is a brilliant hair-styling tool. Now you can smooth frizz, prevent over-drying, eliminate odors, and protect your hair from the sun anytime, anywhere. The Ted Gibson Complex, a unique blend of amino acids, conditions and strengthens the hair shaft by bonding to and filling in damaged areas. And it's all on a simple, easy-to-use styling sheet.
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