Artist Stories: Ted Gibson

Today’s Artist Stories features one of the industry’s break out stars (and genuinely nice guy!) - Ted Gibson. 

Ted is among the most liked and respected pro beauty icons I know and one of the busiest editorial, runway, and celebrity hairstylists in the business.  He is also a social media “star”, using his name and reputation to pioneer a movement to encourage the Academy Awards to recognize the work of hairdressers in film.


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Ted’s biography is such that I can’t help but share some of the highlights from his long list of accomplishments:

Ted Gibson’s work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People, W, and Allure and backstage at NYFW runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana. Ted is perhaps most known for his recognizable celebrity clientele including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o and many more. Ted was also the resident hair guru on TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and was responsible for the participants life-changing makeovers. 

An influential style maker to the public, Ted is a regular contributor on “The Today Show” and “Good Morning America” and has appeared on “Oprah,” “The Insider,” “Inside Edition,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Early Show”, “The Rachael Ray Show,“ “Dr. Oz” and “ABC News.”

Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he moved from one exotic location to another, living in Germany, Hawaii, and Japan. This experience opened up a whole new world for Ted, as he learned to appreciate the beauty of different cultures. Upon returning to home to Texas, Ted followed his passion and pursued his dream career in beauty. 

Today, Ted divides his time between working with clients, managing his salon and creating new products.

About: Gordon is Senior Director of Digital at American Salon where he works with the entire editorial team as well as with the considerable resources of parent company Questex to bring you stories, resources and more, 24/7. 

Gordon can be found online at or as @gordnm on Instagram. In real-time, you can find Gordon at major beauty events where he often teaches classes on business and career development as well as best practices in digital and social media.  Email Gordon at [email protected]