Celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson was named spokesperson for “Beauty Changes Lives,” a new initiative by The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) at the Ted Gibson Salon in Union Square, NYC yesterday. The program is focused on raising awareness of the rewards and opportunities offered by beauty and wellness centers.
Ted Gibson has joined the new campaign to help educate consumers about the myriad opportunities in the beauty and wellness industries. “Who would have thought as a beauty school graduate I’d be able to travel the world, work with A-list celebrities, open salons and mentor the next generation of hair dressers,” says Gibson. “My career has allowed me to fulfill my dreams and build a beauty empire.”
relationship with AACS began in 2009, when he spoke at AACS’ inaugural
Beauty Changes Lives event in Phoenix. Ted shared how careers in beauty
have helped him travel the globe, achieve financial and professional
success, and make every client feel fabulous and realize that beauty is
“Attendees at the Beauty Changes Lives event were truly inspired by Ted’s message and we believe he can play a significant role in helping people see the diverse career opportunities available to beauty school graduates,” said Lynelle Lynch, owner of the Bellus Academy in San Diego and a director on the AACS board.
| Ted Gibson and Lynelle Lynch from AACS|
MODERN's own Fashion and Beauty Director, Maggie Mulhern adds, "It is amazing to have Ted Gibson, a hair stylist and exciting entrepreneur, to use his celebrity status to prove that professional hairdressing is an honorable and wonderful career choice!" says Maggie Mulhern, MODERN's Fashion and Beauty Director. "More than 100 high profile salon owners, hairdressers and members of the media were at yesterday's event to learn of Ted's appointment as the Beauty Changes Lives spokesperson."
For those interested in the "Beauty Changes Lives" campaign check out their website. It provides career information, profiles of iconic personalities in the hair, beauty and wellness industry, and information on education and scholarship opportunities. The initiative also includes a non-profit, 501(c) (3) which raises funds for beauty college scholarships; and ongoing events that showcase beauty careers to various audiences including educators and the public. “This career has truly provided life changing opportunities and I feel both humbled and privileged to be part of this effort to raise awareness of beauty careers,” noted Gibson.
| Guests at the "Beauty Changes Lives" Event|
| Jim Cox, Ted Gibson and Lynelle Lynch|
| Ted Gibson shakes hands with Jim Cox at the "Beauty Changes Lives" event|