Ted Gibson Wants To Bring Change To D.C.’s ‘Dos
When you’ve tousled the tresses of everyone from Demi Moore to Angelina Jolie, it’s hard to get starstruck. But when we talked to celebrity stylist Ted Gibson over the weekend, he was positively giddy over his next appointment: prepping Caroline Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy for a Vanity Fair shoot. “Is that not political royalty or what?” he said. Gibson has been boning up on his public figures to prepare for the opening of his new D.C. salon in conjunction with the tony Hela Spa. In celebration, his New York-based team has packed up its scissors and headed down to style out-of-town clients, taking a break from awards season to hit the big inaugural parties in D.C. “Doing inaugural hair is about striking the balance between conservatism and Hollywood,” Gibson explained. He describes his plan for Anne Hathaway’s look at the swearing in as “a little bit lady, somewhat serious, but still young and sexy. Think a deep side part, sideswept bangs, maybe a chignon in the back.” There’s no word on whether he’ll be able to lure the first lady to his chair (unlikely, as $950 haircuts may be deemed unseemly in tough economic times), but Gibson looks forward to being a part of this new phase in the nation’s capital. “I think women in D.C. could be challenged a bit,” Gibson says. “You won’t see a woman walking out of here with pink hair, but I think you will see women that have embraced the idea of change,” Gibson says. On message already, Gibson will fare just fine in this town.
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