Founder of the House of Givenchy, Hubert de Givenchy, once said, “Hair style is the final tip-off whether or not a woman really knows herself.”
We couldn’t agree more; and to make sure your hairstyle reflects the inner you, we spoke to Devin Toth, lead stylist at the Ted Gibson Salon, the hair destination for celebs like Anne Hathaway, Renee Zellweger and Zoe Saldana.
HL: For skin there is cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize as a mantra. Is there anything like that for hair?
Devin Toth: Our mantra for hair is treat, cleanse, condition, gloss. Some products I would recommend are Ted Gibson Hairsheet Treatment, Ted Gibson Daily Cleanse and Daily Nourish and Ted Gibson Individual Color Brazen Brown conditioner.
HL: Are there any celeb hair secrets you can let us in on?
DT: The biggest celeb secret is extensions. They all have them! The loose waves that you always see them wearing are popular because they blend their real hair into their extensions.
HL: Any quick tips for us girls with unruly hair?
DT: For unruly hair, I would recommend while you’re in the shower to comb your conditioner through your hair and let it stay on while you’re exfoliating your face. When you’re done simply rinse the conditioner and the exfoliating cream. I recommend a very moisturizing conditioner like Ted Gibson Clarity Color.
HL: What do you use on your hair?
DT: I use Ted Gibson Fix It gel and Ted Gibson Tame It Shine Lotion on my hair. The Fix It gives my hair thickness and the Tame It gives it shine.
Haute Living Picks: Even before Devin said it, we loved the Beautiful Hold Hairspray. It doesn’t leave that filmy hairspray feeling, but still keeps your strands in place, leaving them workable and and touchable with the right amount of texture and hold. Plus, the gardenia scent is a welcome departure from the alcoholic scent of most sprays.
We also love the polishing hair sheets; they are one of the best on-the-go hair products. The sheets calm dry hair or frizzies when you smooth the sheet over the surface of your hair, also adding a weightless polish.
The Ted Gibson Salon is located at 184 Fifth Ave., second floor, 212.633.6333 , www.tedgibsonsalon.com.