Ken Paves, Kimberly Kimble, Harry Josh, Oprah, Ted Gibson and Rita Hazan

In Oprah's Great American Haircut, five celebrity hairstylists transformed the hair of more than 100 women and made Oprah Show history.

The fantastic five—Ken Paves, Kimberly Kimble, Rita Hazan, Ted Gibson and Harry Josh—are back to share some of their dos, don'ts and nevers of haircare.
Ken Paves

After making dozens of women feel more glamorous, Ken got to the root of some of their hairstyle issues. "Women are such nurturers and mothers and caregivers and in the workforce," he says. "So you look to yourself last." Ken says being able to help people who make taking care of others a priority was a lot of fun—the women thought so, too! "All of the women were, like, 'This feels really good. It's not over yet, is it?'"

Whether a woman is in her late teens or her late 60s, keeping the same look for too long is never a good thing. "Younger women get in a rut, too," Ted says.

The solution to this pitfall? Try something new! "I think maybe it's scary for a lot of people because you're like, 'I don't know who can do it or what I should ask for or what I don't like,'" Rita says. "I think the important thing is to take a chance. If it doesn't work, at least you know, 'I'll never do that again.' But at least you're changed so you're not stuck and you don't have [the same] hair for 29 years."
Harry Josh

Once you're ready for a hairstyle makeover, the sky is the limit! The old rules about age and hair length are so passé.

"We see women like Demi Moore, Goldie Hawn. These are women that look amazing with their long hair, and it's actually made them a lot more youthful," Harry says. "Like everyone says, 40 is the new 20. Why are we aging ourselves if we don't have to? I think long hair—if it's a good texture and with a great haircut—can work. So break down that myth of, 'I'm in my 40s. I've got four kids. I need a soccer mom bob.' No soccer mom bobs anymore!"
Oprah, Ted Gibson and Rita Hazan

Maintaining your roots is one of the golden rules of haircare—but Rita recommends only touching up the bare minimum. "I think if you want to keep it healthy, you just do the roots," she says. Coloring your entire head of hair each and every time you visit the salon may damage your overall color. "That's how people end up with bleached ends," Rita says.

If your color still needs a pop, Rita recommends asking your stylist for an all-over gloss or glaze. Josh says there are even at-home treatments that will do the trick. "You leave it in for 10 minutes, you wash it out, and you've got sunshine shine no matter what your texture is," he says. Just be sure to use restraint. "Don't use it every week," Rita says. "Just once a month."

No matter what, Rita says adding color is key. "Don't be afraid of color. Even if you don't get it right a couple of times. Keep trying. Even go to the drugstore and pick up a bottle," she says. "At least do it."
Kimberly Kimble

For women with extensions or braids, moisturizing can be difficult. Kimberly recommends getting hot oil treatments when you remove the extensions otherwise your hair can look clunky and greasy. "Oil gets trapped in the hair so you want to do it every time you take the extensions out," she says. "Definitely take that extra time to get those treatments done for your hair."
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FROM: Celebrity Hairstylists Reveal Their Secrets
Published on November 29, 2007


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