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Mandy Moore’s Stylist Explains How to Get Her ‘Flashdance’-Inspired Curls

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Are you wild about Mandy Moore’s voluminous mane of curls? If so, you’re in luck! Ted Gibson, who styled the This Is Us actress’ hair for the Hearst Live launch party in New York City on Wednesday, September 28, is showing Us just how it’s done.

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“I am so sick and tired of the beach wave and wanted something different for Mandy – something supersoft and romantic,” the stylist, who also works with Priyanka Chopra, Serena Williams and Zoe Saldana, exclusively tells Stylish. “I’ve recently been inspired by Jennifer Beals from Flashdance and Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing and thought the look would be perfect for Mandy!”

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Gibson reveals that Moore had her doubts about rocking such a wild head of hair to go with her black velvet Anya dress by A.L.C. with a plunging V neckline. “When I first presented my idea to her, she was game, but then got a little nervous,” he notes. “I begged her to trust me. I think it’s safe to say that we are both happy with the outcome!”

From left: Ted Gibson Starring Runway Ready Volume Mist ($48,, Ted Gibson Starring Beautifullest Powerball Styler ($62,,  L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray ($14.99,

The stylist began by spraying Starring Runway Ready Volume Mist ($48, from his eponymous line on her scalp, and following up with the Starring Beautifullest Powerball Styler ($62, on her strands before blow-drying. Once that was done, he used a 1/4-inch marcel curling iron and wrapped small sections of her hair from her scalp to the ends. 

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“I directed the curl toward the face, but roughed it up a bit,” he says. “It was important to me that her curls looked like they grew out of her head that way.” To hold everything in place, he sprayed a liberal amount of L’Oréal El Nett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray ($14.99,

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