Winn Claybaugh's Best of Masters: Ted Gibson

Ted Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hairstylists in the business. His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, People StyleWatch, W, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, and Dolce and Gabbana. He is a huge influence and presence at New York spring and fall fashion weeks, styling some of the top American fashion labels including Rachel Roy, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Lela Rose. Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Anne Hathaway, Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene, Joy Bryant, Zoe Saldana, Emma Watson, Gabrielle Union, and many more.

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


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Considering his background, it’s not surprising that models, actresses and influential women love the modern vibe of Ted’s successful New York City salon, located in the Flatiron district.

An influential style maker, Ted is a regular contributor on The Today Show and has also appeared on Oprah, The Insider, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, The Early Show, FOX News, CNN American Morning, and ABC News.

Today, Ted divides his time between working with clients, managing his salons, and creating new products. His career as a fashion, runway, editorial, and celebrity stylist continues to thrive, taking him around the world where the beauty of different cultures and the excitement of new projects continue to inspire, challenge, and fulfill him. 

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About: Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 30 years with over 16,000 people in his organization, Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of hair care giant Paul Mitchell’s school division. Under Winn’s leadership and in keeping with their unique culture of giving back and building self-esteem, the 100-plus schools in the nationwide network have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $15.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.