My original post announcing stylist Ted Gibson's new gig on TLC's What Not to Wear has generated SO MANY views and comments to date, I felt compelled to go straight to the source for some scoop. Read on for my exclusive Q&A with Ted:
How did your role on WNTW come about?
I actually didn’t know what show it was for when I first went in to audition for What Not To Wear. I went in and talked about hair and makeovers and then the show called me back and let me know it was for What Not To Wear!
Tell us how working with the makeover candidates on WNTW compares to working with your everyday & celebrity clients?
Working on What Not To Wear is the same as working with magazines and celebrities because every woman wants to feel sexy and special and wants a makeover!
There was a lot of discussion on fan communities about Nick Arrojo's love of short cuts. How do you feel about long hair vs. short?
I’m a huge fan of long, sexy, shiny hair a la Angelina Jolie, Debra Messing and Gabrielle Union (editor's note: these are just a few of Ted's gorgeous celeb clients) and I will be bringing some of that sensibility to What Not To Wear.
Do you have any hair mantras/philosophies? Beauty is Individual!
What is the post common faux pas that women make with their hair?
Never making any changes. A woman should change her look seasonally whether it be highlights, bangs, changing the length or adding more layers.
What do you think of Ted's work on What Not to Wear so far?