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Last updated: December 28, 2009

Ted Gibson’s Tips for Cropped Cuts

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Ted Gibson’s Tips for Cropped Cuts

The crop is a sexy, sweet, daring cut that can look absolutely amazing when done right. Celebs like Audrey Tautou, Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams and Solange Knowles have all shorn their longer locks for this sweet and sultry style, and that means some of your clients won’t be far behind. Here, celeb stylist Ted Gibson shares his tips for making sure your cuts turn out crop-tastic every time!

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    Ted’s Tips: There isn’t a face shape this cut won’t work on! Round, oblong, square–you name it! Look at Solange Knowles; she has a long face and an extremely short crop and it looks stunning on her.

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    Ted’s Tips: If your client has a round face, go with a round shape for the cut, too. Start off in the back by creating square layers then move into round layering and soft chipping at the face.

    To style, Ted likes to use his Hair Sheets on wet hair. Then he blow-dries the look with his fingers for a soft, shattered finish. A little dollop of shine lotion or spray finishes the job.

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    Ted’s Tips: If your client is ready to grow out her hair again, the only thing you can do is not cut it for a good three months. Offer your client a fresh color every four to six weeks to keep her hair sexy-looking.