Celeb Hairstylist Ted Gibson Chats About Working on Lupita Nyong'o's Looks

He says don't expect to see the Oscar-winning actress with long, straight hair.

Posted: 04/29/2014 12:55 PM EDT
Ted Gibson, Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o has been getting praise left and right for her fashion choices and beauty. The Oscar-winning actress, who was recently named the most beautiful person by People magazine, has stylist Micaela Erlanger to credit for looking on point at every appearance and celeb hairstylist Ted Gibson for keeping her hair looking just as fantastic. In a recent interview with StyleBlazer.com, Gibson opened up about Nyong'o's looks, taking risks, and what he's certain she'll never try.

"You'll probably never ever see her with long hair unless it's looking natural for a role, but I know for the red carpet or an editorial in a magazine, you, more than likely, won't see her with straight hair. I'd be very very surprised. I'm doing her for the Met Ball and I'm also going to Cannes with her so it's going to be a great May."

While we might never see the actress with long, straight locks, Gibson said he's had fun playing with Nyongo's hair and testing out different styles. She might have short hair, but there are ways to still be versatile with it.

"Take risks," he suggests to other short-haired women. "And what I mean by 'take risks' is take risks with color. Take risks with shape. Don't be afraid to put in a part. Don't be afraid to add a little extension to give it some height. I think what's cool about the different hairstyles I've been able to do on Lupita…for me it's all about what her face looks like, what the makeup is going to be, what event she's going to and what outfit she's wearing and all that has to go together. And it makes sense that those moments of collaboration, we've just really hit it out of the park every time. It's been so much fun."


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