Yes, Gabby Douglas is getting rid of the bad weave and becoming a real superstar with good hair and all.
The teenage gymnast has been harshly criticized for her hair.
But that’s all in the past now. Her new hairdresser, Ted Gibson (pictured below), is going to hook the girl up with a new do.
After enduring the critiques of the public, mostly women of color, Gibson said he was simply floored by the mean commentary.
“I couldn’t believe it and still can’t,” Gibson told Allison Samuels of the Daily Beast. “You have this young girl doing amazing things, and the conversation becomes about her hair? It was ridiculous and shameful.”
He added that there’s a strange complex among African American women when it comes to hair.
“Women of color spend millions and millions of dollars on their hair to look good, so we know how seriously we take the issue of hair,” he says. “Oprah Winfrey told me once when I was on her show that ‘our hair is our crowning glory.’ I have to say I agree with Oprah.”
Check out the full interview with the stylist at the Daily Beast.