The lowdown: Celeb stylist Ted Gibson just added some serious star power to South Florida Touted for taming the manes of Sofia Vergara, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Zoe Saldana, Serena Williams, Minka Kelly and more, the famed coiffeur is opening his eponymous salon at the W Fort Lauderdale at the end of January 2012. The Ford Lauderdale door marks the salon’s second salon outside of New York City.
“We’re a luxurious salon for people who want amazing hair and to be in an environment in which you are surrounded by the best. At Ted Gibson, each customer is treated with the same care and attention that our celebrity clients receive. Our goal is to make the girls feel pretty!” L’Oréal Professionnel Master Colorist and CEO of Ted Gibson Salons Jason Backe says.
The ‘hood: Ted Gibson Salon is located on the Ground Floor of the W Fort Lauderdale.
The vibe: Think pink! Pastel tiles, hardwood floors, brown leather chairs, immense mirrors and a L’Oréal Professionnel INOA color bar create a come-kick-back-and-relax feel.
“The ambiance is very soothing — you feel like you're getting a break from the real world and those moments sitting in the chair is a mini vacation,” Backe says.
The highlights: The salon boasts award-winning Ted Gibson hair care products as well as L'Oreal Professionnel styling products and a L'Oreal Professionnel color atelier offering the full range of INOA hair color. It is also amongst the first salons to carry DIA color (which maximum flexibility with quick development times from only two to 20 minutes). Prices range from $75 for a single process with a Junior Stylist to $200 with a Senior Stylist. Full Head of highlights start at $175.