Considered one of the world's most respected and sought-after session hairstylists, Kevin has been at the forefront of fashion, runway, editorial and film for more than two decades within Australia and internationally. His work has graced the covers of all the major global print publications, and he has directed hair teams for countless high profile fashion houses across the globe. The Melbourne born hair stylist started his apprenticeship in a small Queensland salon before training with the legendary Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Upon returning to Australia, Kevin went on to establish himself as one of the country’s most sought-after stylists. As a regular contributor to Australian Vogue he carved his niche within the industry as the go to guy for the ‘Beach Hair’ look, and in 2007, Kevin was awarded the Australian Masters Award at the AHFA’s for his outstanding contributions to the profile of Australian Hairdressing worldwide. With an international profile that has seen him work with leading fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Robert Erdman and Richard Bailey, he has created styles for international editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Marie Claire, Vanity Fair, Instyle, Rush, & GQ, among others. Kevin has worked with cinematic luminaries such as Baz Luhrmann on the legendary Moulin Rouge, and his celebrity client list has included Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Selma Blair, Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue, Claudia Karvan, Enrique Iglesias, Vanessa Hudgens, Heidi Klum, Rose Byrne, Miranda Kerr, Catherine McNeil, Jessica Hart and Abby Lee. Kevin remains at the forefront of an industry that he is deeply committed to and passionate about. From leading the trends with new, innovative hair designs, through to groundbreaking products that are kind to the environment as well as being kind to the hair, Kevin Murphy is recognised amongst his peers as a visionary in the creation of modern, hairdressing products and tools.
With a career that’s spanned several continents, plus a long list of runway accolades and global campaigns, Nathan has worked with an array of international clients from Salvatore Ferragamo, Chanel and Vogue. Part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team for nine years, Nathan shares the KEVIN.MURPHY principles and core values of product performance, environmental credibility alongside having a fashion focused vision, and is a leader within the field of education. His passion for KEVIN.MURPHY education, and his commitment to providing the very highest quality in creative education and product understanding has taken him to the role of HEAD.MASTER, and sees him collaborating with the KEVIN.MURPHY creative, marketing and education teams to deliver inspiration and insight into all aspects of education.
Based in Australia and with over twenty years’ experience in the hair industry, Wade has mentored and nurtured numerous up-and-coming stylists, and has directed a host of Australian Fashion Week events. He is also the founder of the popular online Mirrorbox Project. As a KEVIN.MURPHY DESIGN.DIRECTOR for styling, and the primary educator for Asia/Pacific, Wade has a well-documented passion for the art of hair and is committed to delivering ground-breaking education while promoting the brand. He also works closely with Kevin and the KEVIN.MURPHY creative team to style the new seasons’ looks in our global campaigns. During his tenure with KEVIN.MURPHY, Wade has had the honour of directing numerous runway events, such as Melbourne Fashion Week, Australian Fashion Week, and Taiwan Vogue’s Fashion Night Out. He has also created countless editorial images and has been recognised for his achievements by his peers.
Australian colour expert, Kate Reid, has been at the forefront of professional hair care for more than 22 years. Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2018 Winner for Excellence in Education, Reid is a driving force in education strategy, digital and live content, as well as industry sustainability. Her illustrious career has seen her travel across the globe to more than 25 countries presenting shows and workshops to audiences of 2,500+, imparting knowledge and skills with her unique style and flare. With a wealth of industry experience, she has directed and worked with colour teams including Wella, Sebastian Professional and P&G Professional. Kate has also served as lead advisor for Trend Vision, mentoring the team for international competitions in Milan, Paris, New York, Barcelona and Madrid, and has received numerous awards including P&G Global Educator of the Year, and was placed on the Global Influence Future Team. In constant demand for editorial, Kate has contributed to leading publications including, Marie Claire, Vogue, New Beauty, InStyle, Cream Mag, Estetica, Beauty Launchpad, Shop Til You Drop, Woman’s Health, New Beauty, The Colorist and Salon Magazine amongst others. She is now a regular trend commentator in fashion and beauty media with a global audience. Reid joined KEVIN.MURPHY in 2014, bringing her colour expertise, creativity and style into the role of global DESIGN.DIRECTOR of COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY, where she worked on the development and preparation of the brand, and executed its highly successful launch into North America and now is one of the fastest growing colour brands globally. Kate has worked alongside Kevin Murphy to direct colour for the brand’s annual campaigns as well as editorial shoots. In 2016, Kate was appointed to the role of Design Director where she oversees the creative direction for COLOR.ME.
An internationally acclaimed hair stylist, salon owner and global creative director, Pascal has travelled the world sharing his signature cutting style on iconic stages from the Royal Albert Hall to Milan, Cape Town and Las Vegas. Originally inspired by the global exposure of British hairdressing in the 90s, Pascal grasped the opportunity to be part of a new movement turning hairdressing into an art form, and duly established himself at the forefront of international education. His eponymous salon, Hair by Van Loenhout, opened in 2007 in the heart of Antwerp, a boutique salon and academy introducing bespoke hairdressing to an ever-growing clientele. Fueled by endless passion and creativity, Pascal believes that through sharing individual knowledge and strengths, stylists can grow and unite as a team, and this in turn lifts everyone’s creativity. Appointed as a DESIGN.DIRECTOR for KEVIN.MURPHY in 2014, Pascal is committed to sharing his creativity and delivering world-class education. From stylists through to clients he aims to inspire creativity, and to help them expand upon their personal style.
A creative force to be reckoned with, James has something unique and special that endears him to clients from all walks of life. Whether it’s on the studio floor, education platform or during the creation of trend and fashion looks for runway shows and editorial shoots, James' inspirational touch on the industry is endless. Hailing from Bristol, United Kingdom, and trained in Australia, James spent time crafting and honing his aesthetic overseas from Tokyo to New York and Los Angeles before building a permanent base in London, where he has a fiercely devoted private and commercial client list. In James' words, "My offering is mindful hairdressing with honest communication and expert skills. To put it into perspective, I've been described as 'hairdresser to the infamous and eccentric'. I draw inspiration from my nomadic work life, from human interactions along the way, and through my creative network, which is linked through the Arts, Fashion and Performance industries." James' 30-year journey of professional self-discovery has led him to become the remarkable artist and mentor that he is today. His work has been seen in numerous local and international publications, including Vogue US, Vogue UK, Vogue Australia, ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, and Russh & Oyster, and on runways around the globe. As a true artisan of his craft, James specialises in strong dramatic shapes and natural-forming textures, where the work he creates continues to reflect the KEVIN.MURPHY aesthetic and philosophy seamlessly.
Born in beautiful Venice, Italy, Massimo comes from three generations of Italian hairdressers, and has been perfecting his craft for the past two decades. Making the move from Italy to Australia, Massimo ran a successful hairdressing salon for several years, before becoming totally hooked on KEVIN.MURPHY. He knew immediately that he wanted to become an educator for the brand, and in 2012, after great success as a GOLD.KEY, he became the first European STYLE.MASTER. In his current role as a SESSION.MASTER, Massimo has launched the brand in Taiwan, South Africa, Japan, Spain, Poland, Italy, Cyprus and Greece. He is also in demand as a hair director for events such as the Elite Model Look World Final. Massimo translates his global backstage experiences into experiential workshops as part of the KEVIN.MURPHY education program in Europe, showing and teaching stylists how to push themselves to achieve more than they could ever imagine. Living his dream, Massimo travels the world inspiring and educating stylists as well as working on international fashion shows.
Hair artist Marianne Jensen has been part of the fashion and beauty business for more than 25 years but never looks back. The result? She won Hair Artist of the Year at ELLE STYLE AWARDS in 2015 and just launched an app that will guide you to great looking hair. Marianne Jensen is one of the most accomplished and respected hairstylists from the Danish and International Fashion Industry. Originally from a small Island in the south of Denmark, Marianne started as a hairdresser with her own shop, followed by a three-year period in New York. For the last 15 years she have been working as a hairstylist with a base in Denmark, working worldwide as a hair-stylist and session stylist together with team KEVIN.MURPHY. Marianne Jensen is known for her passion and creative approach to the craftsmanship and she knows how to master the high technical professionalism with the trends. Marianne Jensen is a well-known name from the Danish and international fashion magazines like Elle, Eurowoman and Vogue, and you’ll find her backstage during the Copenhagen Fashion Week and at a number of the Danish fashion industry campaign shootings. Alongside, Marianne has maintained working with some of the best names in the business, Erin Wasson, Antonio Banderas, Helena Christensen, Amber Valetta and Justin Bieber to name a few. The longevity of Marianne’s career provides a great knowledge for hair and she finds no restrictions, when it comes to creativity. Since 2016 she has been a part of the committee for Danish Beauty Awards.
Based in Europe, Juha-Matti is a KEVIN.MURPHY STYLE.MASTER and educator who has delivered inspirational education to hairdressers in twenty-six different countries. He has also worked on endless Fashion Week events in Melbourne, London, Copenhagen and Stockholm to name just a few. Respected for his innate creative flair, his work has been featured in publications such as Elle, Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, and he has also been involved in countless events for these publications. Film has also played a prominent role throughout his career and he is often called upon to work on hair direction for feature films throughout Finland. Delighted to be part of the KEVIN.MURPHY creative team and committed to delivering educational programs internationally – Juha-Matti believes that the opportunity to teach is without question the most rewarding experience, and he loves the endless creativity and inspiration he receives from just being involved with such a high-level creative team.
Having been the ‘face’ of SESSION.SALON in the United Kingdom for several years, Paz has had an exciting journey with KEVIN.MURPHY. Starting out behind the chair, she soon realised that education was her path, and very quickly earned her teaching degree so that she could share her knowledge with others. The KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SALON program was a turning point for Paz and she took the opportunity to become a KEY for the UK market, which then led her to become a STYLE.MASTER for Europe – where she continues to mentor and inspire KEYS all over the continent. Passionate about cutting, colouring and styling – Paz has been part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team backstage for numerous Fashion Week events and has had the opportunity to introduce COLOR.ME into diverse markets including Armenia, Iceland and the United Kingdom. A dedicated ambassador for the brand, Paz lives and breathes KEVIN.MURPHY.
The owner and creative director of his own Atelier in Zagreb, Croatia, Iggy graduated as a fashion designer, became a make-up artist and is a highly respected session stylist. The collections he directs and produces are showcased at Fashion Week Zagreb, and his work has been published in hair and beauty magazines globally. Iggy`s passion has garnered him numerous nominations and awards, and has elevated him to become an in-demand international trainer and platform artist. Sought after to lead seminars, shows and exhibitions for leading brands within the hair and beauty industry, these events have taken him all over Central and Eastern Europe, as well as throughout the Middle East.
Starting out at a prestigious salon chain in Finland, Henrik quickly rose to become the nationwide educator for the company and its school and from there built his reputation as an educator working for numerous leading brands. His passion for his art led him to become a highly sought-after international platform artist, and he has also delivered seminars and shows all over Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Henrik’s creative aesthetic allowed him to carve his niche in the session and runway world, and he made his TV debut as the resident session stylist for Finish Next Top Model, alongside this he has worked on countless hair and beauty shows and exhibitions presenting trend looks and techniques. As a CUT.ME and COLOR.MASTER he delivers the complete portfolio of KEVIN.MURPHY cutting classes as well as the COLOR.ME academy formats. He has been part of creating the unique COLOR.ME LAB class which is one of his favourite to perform for fellow colourists.
Australian born, Tim McClean trained under the creative forces of Melbourne’s top salons, learning classic cutting and styling techniques before moving overseas to North America. Tim’s notable career has taken him behind-the-scenes at numerous fashion shows in North America, Australia and the UK, and he has also worked on countless editorial shoots, delivered education programs to numerous salons, alongside being a highly respected platform artist. As an educator in classic and creative cutting, Tim deems the KEVIN.MURPHY CURVED.SCISSOR as ‘the next exciting step to evolve your freeform and precision techniques’ and is a passionate advocate for the brand. Now based in British Columbia, Canada, Tim loves to share his knowledge with his clients’ enabling them to recreate styling and cutting looks from the runway into real life, which provides them with a truly memorable salon experience.
Based in Arizona, Tim has been part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team since 2008, and now as Global Director of Education Development for the brand, he has created a strong culture of leadership in education. Having mentored hundreds of educators during his tenure, Tim uses his drive for success in education to move the team higher each year. With over twenty years’ experience in the industry, Tim has had the opportunity to attend exclusive fashion events for the brand around the globe and lends his talents to show production each year for the KEVIN.MURPHY brand. As the Global Director of Education Development, Tim harnesses his skills to create a solid education structure of learning and support to the team. He has a keen eye for detail and works alongside the DESIGN.DIRECTORS to deliver ground-breaking education worldwide. Without doubt, Tim is a teacher at heart, and looks for every opportunity to share his skill set with others in this incredible industry.
David has developed a reputation for being one of the most dependable and talented hairdressers in the industry, and has collaborated with numerous world-renowned photographers, including Tesh, Diego Uchitel, Douglas Friedman, Raymond Meier and more. His ability to go beyond what is typically expected has enabled him to work on national advertising campaigns, and is why his work constantly appears inside and on the covers of the most prestigious magazines. David is a regular at Fashion Week, and has worked with many leading designers over the years – heading the hair teams for both Valentina Kova and Adam Lippes in recent runway collaborations. His red carpet celebrity clientele reads like a who’s who of Hollywood, and has included; Hilary Duff, Victoria Justice, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Emily Deschanel, Zooey Deschanel, Hayden Panettiere, Ashton Kutcher, Rose Byrne, Amy Smart, Amber Tamblyn, Katrina Boden and many others. Constantly looking for new and challenging projects, David excels at what he does, and considers himself fortunate to be able to do what he truly loves.
With a passion for education and all things hair, Ali joined the KEVIN.MURPHY team in 2009 as a KEY Educator - taking her out from behind the chair, and putting her at the forefront of salon education. Her role quickly grew with her becoming an Education Sales Manager, which in turn led Ali to her current role as a KEVIN.MURPHY STYLE.MASTER. She believes that all hairdressers have the opportunity to grow through their craft, and by pursuing new avenues of inspiration and opportunity, they can all succeed. From delivering a quality client experience in salon, to showcasing onstage in Taiwan, through to working backstage at New York and Melbourne Fashion Week, Ali finds herself constantly in awe of the endless opportunities that not just move her forward in her own career, but continue to ignite her passion for hair and also for educating others. With a genuine ability to connect with her audience, Ali has found joy sharing her talents with countless stylists across the country, and knows that this is what she was meant to be doing, and is loving every moment of her journey with KEVIN.MURPHY.
With a passion for creating beautiful natural hair colour, Courtney has gained a wealth of experience throughout her seventeen-year career and has made education her focus for the past 10 years. A trained colourist and cutter, she joined the KEVIN.MURPHY styling team as a GOLD.KEY in 2013 and moved into an educational role with COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY, quickly becoming a valued member of the team. Alongside her colour work for the brand, Courtney has also created looks backstage for multiple runway shows – she has joined the KEVIN.MURPHY team on international fashion week shows, and her editorial work has been featured in numerous online and print publications.
Mark educated salons, stylists, and distributors in over 30 countries on current hair trends. Traveling and educating North America has brought along with it a fresh perspective for the future of his career and his life. In late 2015, Mark fell in love with the KEVIN.MURPHY brand and saw a unique opportunity to tie his years of experience directly to the fashion focused DNA that is KEVIN.MURPHY. This would become the perfect marriage between Mark’s performance in the precision aspect of the beauty industry and the freestyle, fashion forward aspect of everything that KEVIN.MURPHY brings to the table. Mark has now joined KEVIN.MURPHY so that he can combine his experience and passion to help lead the cutting focus of the company to new heights. His solid mix of dedication, passion and charisma as well as his strong desire to grow every stylist forward makes Mark the perfect addition to the KEVIN.MURPHY team.
With over twenty years’ industry experience Jodana’s love of colour started in art school and took her on a journey that led her to train with Keune, Matrix, Redken and Wella. She then relocated to London where she worked alongside the city’s top stylists and colour technicians, adding mentoring and training of up-and-coming stylists to her skill set. Returning to Australia, she worked as an academy educator in Melbourne where she developed the curriculum and mentored both educators and students alike. From Melbourne, Jodana moved to Denver and started her journey with KEVIN.MURPHY in 2013 as a GOLD.KEY, and soon after transitioned to her current role as a member of the COLOR.ME team.
A STYLE.MASTER for 8 years, and now in the role of Global Digital Education Manager for KEVIN.MURPHY, Joseph utilises the wealth of knowledge he has gained over his 30+ years in the industry to take KEVIN.MURPHY education to the next level. Having worked across all facets of the industry including Film, TV, Music, Editorial and Fashion, as well owning an award-winning salon, Joseph has a unique perspective into how trends will be set throughout the industry year-on-year, and as an educator he is driven to inspire and mentor stylists of all ages to reconnect with the art of dressing hair.
North American based STYLE.MASTER Sarah has nearly fifteen years’ beauty industry experience under her belt. An advocate for quality education, she is continually building and refining her technical skills and knowledge and has had the opportunity to train and work with a variety of leading US salons, giving her a wealth of industry knowledge to share. Her work ranges from editorial shoots for magazines, to creative planning and show execution, Sarah is comfortable on-set and backstage at fashion weeks. She is also passionate about new and emerging technology and has developed ground-breaking web-based education programs alongside creating features and advertising for industry blogs. A committed educator and mentor, Sarah loves to share her inspiration and creativity as a STYLE.MASTER for the KEVIN.MURPHY brand. Joining the team in 2007 was a career defining moment, and one that gave her the ability to explore her own creativity while being part of a company that she loves.
Marsha has always loved the concept of fusing session styling, fashion and hair colour to create an everlasting image, a vision she shares with COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY. The high-performance COLOR.ME product range provides her with endless creativity and has given her the tools to create many bohemian blondes and passionate redheads. She has worked backstage on numerous New York and New Zealand Fashion Week events, as well as countless runway shows and photo shoots. Marsha is dedicated to her professional growth as an educator and believes that embracing new skills is key to success is always looking for new avenues of inspiration and growth. Before coming to COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY Marsha trained and worked with the Vidal Sassoon team.
With over a decade’s experience in the beauty industry, Leland has worked alongside some of Canada’s leading stylists and colourists. A talented colourist and educator, he joined Aveda in 2009 where he pursued his journey to mentor, inspire and educate, and has continued to expand upon his skill-set ever since. His love of high-performance colour, alongside the ability to create endless possibilities with a compact colour range, led Leland to join the COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY team as a GOLD.KEY in 2015, and his commitment to the brand alongside his passion for education led him into his current role of COLOR.MASTER. Leland’s approach to colouring hair is inspired by designer influences - a certain fabric, a bold statement shade or colour-way are where he finds his inspiration – he then translates these trends into ‘wearable art’ that allows his clients to fully express their individuality and style.
Jan has more than a decade of experience within the hair industry - having moved into education in 2009, she has trained with and been mentored by some of the industry’s leading colourists. As a COLOR.MASTER she believes that continuing education is the way to stay current with trends and techniques, and her aim is to not only teach technical skills, but to equip hairdressers with the skills necessary to network effectively throughout the industry - paving the way for long, successful careers. Driven by her love of fashion, beauty, and creating colour in a sustainable way, her work has been featured on-stage at various live shows including EC3 Quebec, Come As You Are Toronto, and FUTURE.LOVE Las Vegas – she has also recently worked backstage as part of the team led by SESSION.MASTER, Massimo Morello for Tallinn Fashion week.
A salon owner from Chicago, Shelly has held leadership roles within the beauty industry for over a decade. Her years in the industry have given her a deep understanding of what is most important to stylists – and providing a positive and inspiring environment for her co-stylists has always been her top priority. Inspired by how fashion and style influence the world around us, Shelly shares her love of fashion with other stylists, and by delivering education she has the ability to connect and motivate her fellow colourists, while creating a space for shared growth. She has worked with the KEVIN.MURPHY team on events including, SHOOT.ME Chicago, FUTURE.LOVE and FASHION.WEEK and with her personal connection to the core principles of the brand, alongside the endless possibilities that COLOR.ME offers, Shelly is excited for all that is to come in her role as a COLOR.MASTER.
With a career spanning more than two decades, Topher Lewis is a dynamic force in the worlds of hair colour and editorial hair. His work has been seen alongside notable celebrity stylists, red carpets and editorial shoots, and has allowed him diverse industry experience, while always keeping Topher relevant in current trends and knowing what’s “in-style.” Topher is a teacher at heart! He enjoys utilising his knowledge and experience to translate techniques learned on set into practical applications that can be used behind the chair. His path to education began with Davines in 2010, and he has always seen himself as the student. With this perspective of learning to teach, Topher is able to passionately share each lesson learned with every hairdresser. Topher joined the KEVIN.MURPHY team in 2018, which he claims has been the easiest and most exciting decision of his career. He looks forward to creating with COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY so that he can inspire teams across North America on every aspect of this phenomenal brand!
Salon owner, Janine has over twenty years’ hairdressing experience under her belt and is a highly motivated educator. She is dedicated to helping other stylists develop and grow their hairdressing skills in order to gain broader opportunities throughout the industry. Having delivered seminars, shows and education for major brands, Janine has over ten years’ experience educating and mentoring. She is also the director of two multi-award-winning salons with an international training academy. Janine is endlessly excited to share her experience and love of the COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY brand with everyone she trains and inspires. Her approach to training and mentoring is holistic, with her aim being to help stylists define their personal path to success.
Based in Auckland New Zealand, Lauren is a KEVIN.MURPHY STYLE.MASTER with a reputation for producing beautiful editorial and salon work. Starting her career as a colour technician, she grew into a creative directors’ role building relationships across the New Zealand fashion community, which gave her the opportunity to not only build her own career, but to also mentor emerging stylists into the session world. Through her collaborations with New Zealand’s finest designers, photographers, musicians and filmmakers Lauren creates fashion-forward looks for the very best editorial and advertising campaigns, alongside runway collection shows. For the past decade she has been the driving force behind many of the looks at New Zealand Fashion Week, and is a regular backstage in New York, where she fulfills her passion for creating beautiful hair working alongside some of the world's most talented teams.
Co-owner of Adelaide’s Belissimo Hair, Lucy Iasenzaniro, has been a STYLE.MASTER for KEVIN.MURPHY in South Australia for the past 7 years. Her resume covers all aspects of hairdressing – from being awarded the AHFA’s South Australian Hairdresser of the Year title in 2008, through to being part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team for countless fashion shows and shoots, where she has worked alongside Kevin and renowned photographers Troyt Coburn, Georges Antoni and Luis Murphy. Lucy’s work has been published in both local and international magazines, including covers for Culture magazine, and she has judged numerous live hair competitions over the last two decades. A passionate educator, Lucy is fully committed to her role with KEVIN.MURPHY to deliver exceptional education to young stylists.