Ted Gibson with AACS President, Lynelle Lynch at the New York launch. Courtesy photo.



If you or someone you know has always dreamed of a career in beauty, we've got the 411 on a great resource that can help launch a successful start.

Ted Gibson -- the celeb hairstylist whose career skyrocketed when personal client Angelina Jolie went A-list -- is partnering with The American Association of Cosmetology Schools to launch Beauty Changes Lives.

The brand new program will provide career guidance, advice and interaction with top stylists and artists in the industry, and opportunities for scholarships and further education.

Gibson, who was just recently named TLC's 'What Not To Wear' hair expert, will lend his star power to the campaign to open up all that possible in the beauty world.

"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. My career has allowed me to fulfill my dreams and build a beauty empire," says Gibson.

The owner of two salons in New York and Washington, D.C., where big names roll in and out often, Gibson has groomed the tresses of stars like Anne Hathaway, Debra Messing, Zoe Saldana, Emma Watson and Gabrielle Union in addition to Jolie.

In spite of all the star power, we've found that visits to the New York salon are high on personal attention and style expertise, but refreshingly low on attitude and pomp.

We're guessing that's part of Gibson's secret formula for success.