Was Gabby Douglas listening to all those critics of her hair? Maybe. Douglas showed off her new, glamorous makeover on Wednesday night, complete with long hair extensions and false eyelashes. Gabby kept it age-appropriate though with a beautiful rose-colored top.
Gabby Douglas is America's latest sweetheart thanks to her amazing gold-medal performances at the 2012 Summer Games. Douglas took home two gold medals for the Unites States in the women's gymnastics' individual all-around competition and the team all-around competition.
Us Weekly reports celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson gave Gabby Douglas her amazing new locks. And while Gibson was honored to help Gabby out with her hair, he was not happy with the recent criticism she faced. Gibson spoke to The Daily Beast about the disrespectful comments. "I couldn't believe it and still can't" said Ted. "You have this young girl doing amazing things, and the conversation becomes about her hair? It was ridiculous and shameful." We couldn't agree more.
Gibson said Gabby's PR team reached out to him directly, although he doesn't usually work with teenagers or children -- with exceptions for Angelina Jolie's kids -- Gibson said he still wanted to create a look that would make her feel beautiful.
"It's tricky because Gabby is 16 and I don't want to do anything to make her look 25 years old," he said. "Together with her vision, I hope we can create something that's easy and looks great no matter what she's doing or where she is. I hope to create something that makes her feel good about herself as well. That's so important and a big part of what I do for all the women I work with."
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