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!”