IDINA MENZEL (wearing Angel Sanchez) helped kick off Super Bowl 49 by showcasing her famous vocals while performing the national anthem in front of thousands in the stadium stands of Phoenix, Arizona–and the millions who watched from at home.
With so many eyes literally on her, Idina wanted to look her very best–so naturally, she called in her go-to mane man, Celebrity Hairstylist TED GIBSON.
Ted gave us an inside look on what it was like to get Idina ready for such a major night in both sports and her career, “I am so honored to have been able to be a part of this incredible moment in her life. The look I created for is her favorite and is classic Idina – ‘the gibson girl wave’!”
STEP #1: “I started off with freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Idina’s look is all about effortless texture – to help achieve this I applied 3 different products to her hair before blow drying. At the root I used Kerastase Résistance Mousse Volumifique for volume, on the mid shaft and ends I applied Kerastase’s Résistance Spray Volumifique, then on top of that I used Kerastase’s Densimorphose Thickening Treatment Mousse.
I find that the combination of these products give hair amazing body, texture and lift. The stylists in both my NYC and Fort Lauderdale salons use these products and the rest of the Kerastase line on all of our gibson girls and guys.”
STEP #2: “Next, I dried her hair by rough drying with my fingers at first and finished with my dual bristle round brush to smooth out the cuticle.”
STEP #3: “Once her hair was dry, I parted her hair down the middle for that classic girl next door look. To achieve the waves, I used a 1 ¼” curling iron and taking 1” sections, wrapped it around the base of the iron leaving the ends out. This trick is the difference between your mother’s curls and the effortless wave that is EVERYTHING right now. I finished the wave by flat ironing the ends.”
STEP #4: “Another key step to this look is to finger through the waves with your hands. This softens the wave and helps to blend them together.”
STEP #5: “To make sure that she was ready for her big moment, I sprayed her hair with L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold and she was off!”
Special thanks to Ted Giibson!