LIFE BRANDED….Ted Gibson
Glam. Alluring. Trendsetter.
LIFE BRANDS may not always have a traditional beginning. Ted Gibson former football player at Ellison High School in Killeen. 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 up 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.
In 1992, only a year after earning his cosmetology license, Gibson was recruited by Aveda to teach at their hair institute in Minneapolis, where he went on to help create some of the company's best-known products, including the Self Control Hair-styling Stick and six items in the Pure-fume Brilliant line.
On top of all this, his luxurious product line, now available at Target, offers unique, innovative products that are quickly developing a cult following, as well as being honored with industry accolades and awards. His newest product launch, Ted Gibson Clip-in Extensions, a line of heat styleable synthetic hair extensions was an immediate success and sold out within hours on QVC.
Now, Ted Gibson is known as the most sought after and the most expensive stylist in the country. An hour in his chair will set you back about $950. Gibson is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business. His work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and Allure and backstage at runway shows such as Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. Ted is perhaps most known for toiling over the tresses of top celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Amanda Bynes, Demi Moore, Renée Zellweger, Joy Bryant, Anne Hathaway, Elettra Rossellini, Claire Danes, Petra Nemcova, Keira Knightley, Gabrielle Union, Jessica Alba, Diane Sawyer, Sara Foster, Vanessa Carlton and Amerie.
Ted’s incredibly successful salon is frequented by models, actresses, fashion and beauty insiders and influential New York women who love its modern vibe and its discreet, down-to-earth flavor of chic. Recognizing the success of his NYC Salon, Ted recently opened his second salon in Washington, DC, and is working on opening his third in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. in the W Hotel.
Today, Ted divides his time between working with clients, managing the Ted Gibson salons, and creating new products. His career as a fashion, runway, editorial and celebrity stylist continues to take him around the world where the beauty of different cultures inspires him and where exciting new projects continue to challenge and fulfill him. Gibson was featured on the highly anticipated Bravo franchise Housewives of DC season one.
"All women want to look beautiful and sexy and that's what I love to do."