After 13 years running his eponymous salon, celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson is shuttering the NYC beauty destination today. “We have been rethinking everything,” Gibson said in a release, of his and his partner, Jason Backe’s, plans. “We are entrepreneurs, we are artists and we are mentors. We are prioritizing where we need to focus the majority of our attention.” That includes his artistic team, Advanced Academy, and his product line.
Gibson—who became well-known for his $1,200 haircut—will also likely increase focus on maintaining his A-list client list. He’s styled everyone from Jessica Chastain, Angelina Jolie, and Debra Messing to Anne Hathaway, Renée Zellweger, Priyanka Chopra, and Lupita Nyong’o. He’s the resident coif master on What Not to Wear, and his work appears in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and Allure. He’s also a backstage staple at Fashion Week, where he’s styled hair for shows like Chanel, Prada, and Dolce & Gabbana.