Picture this: it’s 8:30 am on Thursday, September 6th, the first day of fashion week and the Ted Gibson team is searching wig stores all over the city to find wigs and wig caps for the Carmen Marc Valvo show the next day. At 2pm I walked into the salon to check out Ted’s new cosmetic line and get a blowout and right into a prime moment the real hair prep before the big show. The wigs were found and the team was busy. Think all of the work goes on backstage? Think again.
Just the day before Ted and Devon Toth, the Director of Education at Ted Gibson, met with the designer and rest of the glam squad to nail down the inspiration behind the look – inspired by street syle, the vibe was techno tribal for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection.
The vibe at the salon was surprisingly cool, calm and collective. ”Our team found real, human hair wigs in dirty blonde that can be dyed and we’re dying the tops platinum and the bottoms black,” Jason Backe explained.
Check out this breakdown:
2 # of given days to prepare the wigs
8 # of hours it took for Ted’s team to find all of the wigs and wig caps in NYC
5 # of hours in the salon it takes to complete one wig
7 # of team members working on the wigs at all times in between clients
25 # of wigs created for the show
3 # of extra wigs made for just in case reasons
22 # of models