FASHION WEEK: Ethereal Wave Styled by Ted Gibson Beauty

By Lauren Salapatek | 02/11/2013 1:34:00 PM


Inspired by fairy tales like Brothers Grimm and Hansel and Gretel, Lela Rose’s Fall 2013 show featured mythical, magical-looking hair down the runways. Director of Education for Ted Gibson Beauty, Devin Toth, constructed the looks with a fairytale finish, while keeping the process of creating the hair style fanciful as well. To keep the fairytale hair grounded and ethereal, they added a barrette to the top of the hair style and loosely pulled out a few pieces of hair in the front.


STEP 1: “We started by prepping the hair with Build It blow drying agent at the roots for volume and gave the models a quick round brush blowout. Next we took large sections of hair and tightly wrapped them in Figure 8s around rods made from tin foil,” says Toth.

STEP 2: “Next we flatironed each rod. The metal conducts the heat and it set the hair into a beautiful imperfect ethereal wave. We sprayed the setting hair with a strong hold hairspray.”

STEP 3: “Then we took out the set, back combed the hair and gently pull it back with our fingers into a twist above the nape of the neck. We then tucked it up and secured it with bobby pins.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lauren Salapatek

Lauren Salapatek Lauren Salapatek, Web Editor for Modern Salon | Salon Today | First Chair.

(Previous positions: Associate Editor/E-Newsletter Content Production Manager)

Since January 2010, Lauren has worked for Modern Salon Media covering salon style, product and beauty trends, and business editorial for both print and online content. As of October 2013, Lauren’s role changed to Web Editor—now she manages all online editorial content for, and As part of her responsibilities, she creates, edits, organizes and curates content for all Modern Salon Media’s websites; manages the creation and production of all Salon e-newsletters; promotes Modern Salon Media’s digital content via several social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest); and maintains an editorial calendar to keep all Modern Salon Media’s websites timely and current.

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