Earlier this week, People Magazine unveiled their new cover - which featured yet another “exclusive” interview with Kate Gosselin discussing how she’s “starting over.” What was particularly hilarious was that part of Kate’s “starting over” was her “new look” – ugly, budget-looking extensions that didn’t even try to mask the possum hair. As many commenters noted, you could even make out the old possum in the new budget extensions, because they weren’t even the same color. I declared the extensions to be “Britney Spears-style” and left it at that.
But now Radar has a hilarious new interview with the dude who did Kate’s hair. Now, this reads an advertisement for this guy’s salon, so you can just skim it. The vital part is where he says: “My haircuts are $950. The color would have been about $500, and the extensions, which were great length extensions, would probably cost about $5000. We were together for about 20 hours and I would say 15 of those hours were working on Kate trying to convince her to cut her bangs. I felt like she was hiding behind that front piece.” Jesus. You know what? If I did Kate’s hair and it came out looking like that, I would never, ever, ever give an interview about it. For shame!
Kate Gosselin showed off a new long hair-do this week and RadarOnline.com spoke exclusively with Ted Gibson, the stylist who created Clean Slate Kate to find out what it was like to spend a day transforming her sassy, cut into a glamorous, long-locked style.
He also revealed that her hairstyle would cost almost $7,000 in his salons in Washington, DC, and New York City!
“My haircuts are $950,” Ted revealed. “The color would have been about $500, and the extensions, which were great length extensions, would probably cost about $5000.”
Kate was excited about getting a new look to start off the new year, but was a little nervous about changing her trademark bangs. “We were together for about 20 hours and I would say 15 of those hours were working on Kate trying to convince her to cut her bangs,” Ted joked. “I felt like she was hiding behind that front piece.”
Despite the hesitation, he said the mother of eight “was really open to the entire process.” Ted summed up his vision for the TLC star: “I wanted to make sure I took her from being really ordinary to really extraordinary!”
Ted even has a nickname for Kate’s old hair style. “The little short bits in the back, we called them her ‘attitude’ and getting rid of those took a long time!”
He also used every tool in his arsenal.
“I used everything from my line Ted Gibson: the Build It blow drying spray, the Hair Sheet styling, which is a towelette for hair that has UV absorber in it. It has vitamins A, D and E and has antioxidants and it’s great for traveling. Any time she feels like she has fly-aways or needs a little break this is a perfect product for her.” Want to try it out for yourself? All the products Ted used on Kate are available at www.tedgibsonbeauty.com
The mother of eight spent the day laughing and talking about her kids. “She talked to them several times on the phone and showed me videos she had of them. She seems like a really, really good mom.”
One topic she didn’t discuss was her ex-husband Jon. “I was surprised, but Kate did not talk about Jon at all. It’s Kate the Clean Slate and I was really proud of her, she said she was moving on.”
Ted said Kate loved her new do, which she’ll have to have done every three or four months. “She was blown away, she had no idea what the length of hair and changing the color and bangs would do for her!”
I still twitch when I hear “Kate Clean Slate”. For f-ck’s sake, doesn’t Kate get that “Clean Slate Kate” sounds better? It rolls better. What’s weird is that I actually think Kate has pretty decent marketing instincts, and I think she’s made some really smart business moves over the past year. She should understand that by re-branding herself Kate Clean Slate, it not only sounds wrong, but she’s going to have to do more than overpay for budget extensions.
People cover courtesy of PopCrunch.