Artist Stories: Jason Backe

As one of the most sought-after colorists in New York,  Jason Backe has established himself as a highly accomplished color artist, educator (for L'Oreal Professionnel) and salon owner (along with his business and life partner Ted Gibson). From editors and models to actresses and executives, celebrity clients love Jason's color for its chic and complimentary wearability. 

Jason is regularly quoted in top beauty and fashion publications including Allure, InStyle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle and The New York Times Sunday Styles, and has been featured in beauty segments on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Today," "The Nate Berkus Show," "Rachael Ray" and "Good Morning America."

Known throughout the industry for his friendly, down-to–earth personality and positive, upbeat vibe, Jason is an American Salon favorite.


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