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Ted Gibson's Team Spent 125 Hours On These Ombre Wigs For Carmen Marc Valvo

September 12, 2013 by Jenn Rice
shefinds | beauty

You may not think twice about that cheap blue wig you’re buying for your Amanda Bynes Halloween costume, but Fashion Week wigs are no joke. Top hair stylists spend hours and hours on each wig, dying and cutting them perfection for the runway. And while backstage at Carmen Marc Valvo, we caught up with Ted Gibson to discuss the hair look for the show and were blown away when he told us that these were in fact wigs. Can you believe it? The collection was inspired by techno-tribal music and the pieces were all monochromatic with black, white and small pops of color, so Gibson decided to create a dip-dye bob to bring together the entire look. “I wanted to take the trend of dip-dye or ombre and the bob and take them to the extreme to make them fun and youthful,” relayed Gibson.

To give you a quick overview of just how tedious this process is, Ted Gibson’s team searched New York City two days prior to the Carmen Marc Valvo show in order to find all of the wigs and wig caps. They then worked diligently in cutting the wigs into a perfect bob with blunt bangs or a side part. Next, the wigs were each hand-dyed using a dip-dye ombre method. Once the wigs arrived backstage, the team applied  Ted Gibson Hair Sheet Polishing Towelettes (which are genius, btw) to give the wigs a smooth finish, and gave them each a blowout. The wigs were then flat ironed and set with Ted Gibson Beauty Hold Hairspray. And to give you an overview of just how intricate this process was, check out BeautySweetSpot‘s wigs by numbers:

days to prepare the wigs

8 hours for Ted’s team to find all of the wigs and wig caps in NYC

hours in the salon to complete one wig

7 team members working on the wigs at all times in-between clients

25  wigs created for the show

3  extra wigs made for “just in case” reasons

22 models total125 hours total spent on perfecting the wigs between Ted Gibson and his stylist team

And you thought your hair was high maintenance? Think again!

[Photo via NARS]

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