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Oscar Makeup Category Officially Changed to Include Hairstyling

Ted Gibson (left) with Ruth Roche and Jason Backe at the American Salon 135 Anniversary party last night, just after he received the news about Hair making it on the Oscar ballot.

Last night The Hollywood Reporter announced that the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences makeup category has officially been changed to include hairstyling.

American Salon happened to be with Ted Gibson—the voice and proponent for the cause—just after he received the news and he was very happy—beyond excited. "This is a great start," Gibson said about the inclusion with makeup. "We may not yet have out own category, but this is really good news for us—the hairdressers."

Gibson is still pushing for hair to have its own category on the Oscar ballot. For more information, visit the Oscar for Hair Facebook page or sign the petition.

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Jolene Turner

In addition to serving as senior editor for American Salon, Jolene Turner is responsible for spearheading the publication's digital media activities. Turner writes and researches topics related to hair and skincare, from new technological advancements to what salon owners are doing to make their businesses a success. Outside of work, Jolene volunteers for the NYC-based non-profit Anjellicle Cats Rescue and writes and performs comedy theater.