Gibson is known for his hair trends and his red carpet
show stoppers. With celebrity A-list clientele;
Gabriella Union, Angelina Jolie, Renee Zellweger, Keria
Knightly, Anne Hathaway; he has established himself as a
well-known world renowned hair stylist.
has worked on numerous Editorials':
Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Rolling Stone, and Vanity
Fair. Fashion shows: Chanel,
Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana to mention a few.
recently styled fashion shows for Fall 2009
collaborating with designers: Lela Rose, Carlos Campos,
Vena Cava, Jenni Kane, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Tony
Fall 2009 hair trends are
"super cool & super 80's", he says.
Photos by: Dennis Ho Hair
Stylist: Ted Gibson Vena Cava Fashion Show Fall
Exclusively Fashion Magazine:
Can you tell me about your journey, as a hair stylist, when
you began to now?
I have been a hairdresser for 20 years and love the
beauty business. I went to barber school 1st
to learn the importance of haircutting with clippers.
Worked in a barber shop on a Military Base doing
fades, flattops and men's haircutting. Moved to Austin
Tx to be an apprentice learning all forms of
haircutting, perms, and relaxers. Studying very hard
then got the chance to go on the floor to build my
clientele. I built it very rapidly and discovered I was
very good at it. I decided that I wanted to move to
MPLS to work for AVEDA. I worked for AVEDA for 7 yrs.
During that 7 yrs I taught basic cosmetology, became a
Global Trainer, developed product and wrote curriculum.
Aveda moved me to NYC to run their 2 salons in
Manhattan. After several months I decided to leave
AVEDA and do hair for fashion. I did shows in Milan,
London, Paris and NYC. Started building a really good
name for myself in editorial working with publications
like Harpers Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vogue, Elle
etc. Did many covers and started morning with
celebrities. Angelina Jolie, Gabrielle Union, Anne
Hathaway, Debra Messing, Joy Bryant, Demi Moore, etc.
Open my 1st salon in NYC 5 yrs ago. Just opened my 2nd
in 2009 in Washington DC, My 3rd in Ft Lauderdale in the
summer partnering with the W Hotel. Launched Ted Gibson
beauty.. products that are sold at Sephora and Target.
EFM: After being in this business for
years; what is the most exciting moment you’ve had?
Too many to mention.. I work with the most beautiful
women in the world inside my salon and out.
Nathan Bush Hair
Stylist: Ted Gibson Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2009
How does it feel to be called world renowned hair
I have worked my entire life for this it feels GREAT
and I am honored
You haven’t always had a huge team working with you at
fashion shows. Do you remember your first fashion show
you worked on?
Yes, in Milan for Miu Miu.
How do you prep for photo-shoots and fashion shows?
I carry a BIG kit around with me that has my
favorite products like hairsheet, curling irons and
flatirons, and my new hair extensions that I just
launched on QVC.
Ted Gibson's Hairsheet Product
Ted Gibson and his team behind to Lela Rose Fall 2009
How hectic can it be behind the scenes; and how do you
keep it all together and organized?
You are only as good as your team!! It takes a
We know you as the “celebrity” hair stylist. Tell
me something that we don’t know about you?
That I am very shy.
Ted Gibson, 2009 Oscar Nominated
Actress Anne Hathaway at The Last Emperor premiere
What tips can you give to keep hair looking healthy and
what products should we buy from your line?
Always Rinse with Cool Water. Use a product
that will help with Environmental influences like
hairsheet. It will change your life and make it
What hair advice can you give to short haired women, who
do not look that great in extensions? Is there
anything they can do to their hair to make it more
Take biotin!! I recommend it for all my girls
who want to grow their hair.
Where did your mantra “beauty is individual” come from?
Because I truly believe that I can find
something beautiful in all women. I try in my work
to bring out their most beautiful selves.
There are many aspiring hair stylists out there that are
dying to work with you and aspire to be you. What
advice can you give them?
Never give up. It gets harder the more
successful you are.
Can you tell us about any new projects and products that
you are currently working on?
Working on a new line of products that will be
launched in the fall. Top Secret!!!
Interview by Rochell “E” James