In the past, the Academy gave out an award to beauty professionals called the "Best Makeup" award. That was the only award that hairstylists could possibly receive for their efforts in contributing to the beautiful appearances of celebrities in films. While Ted Gibson is excited for the change in the name, he believes that this is only a "great start" and that additional categories still need to be created that are specific to hairstylists.
Some actors and actresses in Hollywood also seem to believe that hairdressers deserve greater recognition from the Academy. In her award speech, Meryl Streep gave credit to her hairstylist for her work in The Iron Lady. Meryl Streep said she would likely not have won her award for her role in The Iron Lady if she had just appeared on set without any hair or makeup done. Hairstylists provide a very important service for celebrities.