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John Paul Mitchell Systems announces new Artistic Director

Tom Shearsmith
20 July 2022

John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS) has announced the appointment of renowned hairdresser and educator Stephen Moody as its new Artistic Director.

In his new role, Moody joins fellow Artistic Directors Robert Cromeans, Colin Caruso, Paula Peralta, John Mosley, and Editorial Director Noogie Thai in developing seasonal trend reports and crafting hairdressing curricula.

He will also lead the development of innovative education programming for a new Paul Mitchell Professional Academy in Santa Monica, California.

Angus Mitchell, JPMS Co-owner and Artistic Director of Education, said: “With our company’s commitment to education, I am thrilled to welcome Stephen to John Paul Mitchell Systems. As one of the world’s most accomplished educators, Stephen will help our salon partners to further elevate their craft and success as salon professionals,” says Angus Mitchell, JPMS Co-owner and Artistic Director of Education.

As the exclusive distributor of Paul Mitchell in the UK, Salon Success share their excitement on the news: “Education has always been at the heart of Sally Salon Services supporting our hairdressing community. As the sole distributor for Paul Mitchell in the UK, Stephen Moody joining Paul Mitchell as Artistic Director is such exciting news for us all. Stephen’s illustrious career has been focused on educating hairdressers globally and we look forward to working closely with him in the future.”

For the past nine years, Moody has served as Global Education Dean for professional haircare brand Wella. He has developed education to arm salon professionals with the intellectual and creative tools to increase their earning potential.

During the pandemic, Moody pivoted to the digital and virtual space, and hosted 200+ hands-on seminars throughout the world. He holds many titles and awards, including 2021 NAHA Haircutter of the Year. He was also a finalist for NAHA 2021 Educator of the Year, and he will soon receive the Intercoiffure Mondial Knight Award in Paris.

A haircutter and career educator, Moody concludes: “I am thrilled to join JPMS, a company whose heritage and commitment is fully aligned with mine—dedicated to helping hairdressers excel in their craft and enjoy a highly successful career.”


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