Tuesday, November 15, 2005
The King of Coiffure: Ted Gibson celebrates success at 40
New York's celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson enjoying the red carpet at his 40th birthday party held at his Manhattan salon on Tuesday, November 15th.
photo: Reggie Prim
New York - November 15th. A gleeful mood prevailed on Tuesday night, as backers, clients, friends and staff gathered to celebrate star stylist Ted Gibson's 40th brithday. His eponymous Chelsea salon was bedecked in signature pink and brown, and guests enjoyed red carpet, catering and open bar. Gibson reigns over what is fast becoming an empire of style. His work has appeared in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Rolling Stone, Jalouse, Elle, Allure, Vanity Fair, Nylon, Surface, and Marie Claire. He's linked with celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Jessica Simpson, Keira Knightley, Diane Sawyer, Sara Foster, Vanessa Carlton, Ashanti, Julia Stiles, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Eva Herzigova, and has worked backstage for Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana. On TV he's appeared on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Good Morning America, Movie and a Makeover, Inside Edition, and Entertainment Tonight. Recently he could even be found online offering advice to Camilla, Duchess of Wales on how to appeal to Americans. Gibson suggests that the dowdy duchess, "wear jeans, cowboy boots and a really great Marc Jacobs jacket." He believes that such a style upgrade could help Camilla attain, "A more youthful appearance (that) will give people the idea that she's a little hipper, more understanding, more accessible," sage advice from a man the stars trust with their tresses. The surpise of the evening came late when a major backer called for song on the occassion of a major deal with a midtown retail giant to carry Gibson's new product line. All this coupled with buzz across the media landscape where gibson is being hailed as "one of the most sought-after editorial, runway, and celebrity hair stylists in the business," suggest that his 40th year is going to be one to watch.