You might have noticed that Makeup Bag has some new advertisers serviced through the Total Beauty advertising network. This is very exciting for me because 1) NEW ads! and 2) Ted Gibson!
The celebrity hairstylist was gracious enough to host a small group of Total Beauty ad network bloggers in his salon. Over flutes of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, we had an intimate discussion about his background (which included high-school football!) and how he made his start at Aveda and ended up in New York with a successful self-named beauty brand, doing covers for Marie Claire, In Style, Cosmo and Vanity Fair (among others).
Opened in 2003, the Ted Gibson Salon on Fifth Avenue in New York began with a staff of 6 and has grown to over 40 today. With clients like Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway and Kerry Washington, the stylemaker stays down-to-earth by treating all his subjects equally. “I believe I was put on this earth to make women feel really beautiful,” he told us. “Whether it’s Angelina or someone else in my chair, they get the same treatment from me.”
Ted Gibson Beauty has some amazing products in the works, including a top-secret dry shampoo that we’ll see in 2009 and some color treatment products launching next month.