New York's Finest

If your New Year's resolution includes inspiring and practical education, make yourself a note now. IBS New York takes place April 30 to May 2, 2006, and a group of outstanding educators are being confirmed as this issue of American Salon goes to press. The following New York City salon owners are on the roster for the show:

With more than 20 years experience as a renowned stylist, educator and salon owner, Nick Arrojo is known as a hairdresser's hairdresser. His Soho salon, Arrojo Studio, has recently expanded to include Arrojo Color Studio and Arrojo Creative, the educational arm of his business. As the stylist on TLC's What Not to Wear, Nick performs makeover miracles on each episode. His work has appeared in fashion magazines such as W, Jane and Glamour, and he has worked with many top models and celebrities. Here's your chance to learn from one of the best!

 Nick Arrojo
Nick Arrojo

Ted Gibson's rise to one of the most sought-after editorial, runway and celebrity hair stylists in the business has been a labor of love and passion. His work has appeared in Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone and Allure. He's worked with top celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Renée Zellweger, Claire Danes, Keira Knightley and Jessica Alba, and he's worked backstage at shows for Chanel, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. With his partner and sought-after colorist Jason Backe, Ted Gibson has created a successful namesake salon in Manhattan. Don't miss your chance to see this creative duo demonstrate how editorial hairstyles can be interpreted for everyday clients.

Ted Gibson
Ted Gibson


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For more than 25 years, Mark Garrison has been helping women achieve their best hair looks through his understanding of hair texture, limitations and challenges. His fashion and beauty expertise have made him a favorite with InStyle, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Since opening The Mark Garrison Salon in New York City in 1996, he has successfully grown his business and has recently relocated it to a four-story townhouse. Come see him demonstrate the techniques he uses in his salon.

Mark Garrison
Mark Garrison

Widely regarded as the guru of natural hair, Anu Prestonia owns New York's famed Khamit Kinks, a natural haircare salon and retail store. Her work has appeared in Essence, Harper's Bazaar and InStyle, and her clients have included Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah and others. Under her direction, Khamit Kinks has penned and made famous such styles as The Cola, Cherokee, Goddess Braids, Casamas, Trini Braids, Senegalese Twist and Extension Locs. Anu will be showing the Two Strand Twist—a popular hairstyle with many options depending on the technique

Anu Prestonia
Anu Prestonia

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