Ted Gibson, famed for his $1,200 hair cut in either of his New York City or Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, salons, is one of the most sought-after editorial, runway and celebrity stylists today. Not only is he the resident hair guru on TLC’s What Not to Wear, but his work has appeared in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, W and Allure. Celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Greene and Gabrielle Union have turned to Gibson for fresh looks for appearances and every day wear. Just this spring, Gibson launched his most exciting venture to date: The Ted Gibson Advanced Academy, a series of classes designed to up the skill set and salary for professional hairdressers. See images from the inaugural photo session for the Academy on the cover and in “Academic Collection” on page 118 of the May issue of MODERN SALON.