How it All Began
Co-founders John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell
How it All Began
Co-founders John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell
John Paul Dejoria & Paul Mitchell 
Our Story
In 1980, two friends were inspired to create a company that would support the success of hairdressers and provide luxury hair care at an affordable price. With just $700, they launched a revolutionary hair care system with three products: Shampoo One®, Shampoo Two® and The Conditioner™. Today, their dream is a reality. Paul Mitchell® currently produces over 100 products—from award-winning styling and care products to cutting-edge heat styling tools and professional hair color and is available in over 80 countries worldwide.

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Our Mission
For us, producing the highest quality professional hair care available is simply not enough. Paul Mitchell is (and always will be) dedicated to making our world a more beautiful place. We were the first professional beauty company to stand up against animal testing, and we've long been a leader in the global effort to protect consumers from tampered products. It's easy to see that our commitment to caring for people and the planet is a driving force in everything we do.
Our Leaders
Some things never change. Paul Mitchell Co-founder and CEO John Paul DeJoria and Co-owner Angus Mitchell still steer our company according to its original vision. Despite offers from public corporations to sell Paul Mitchell, they refuse because of our initial vow to stand by the professional beauty industry. It's their passion, talent and inspirational leadership that continues to make Paul Mitchell one of the most recognized and respected names in the industry.

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Our products are only guaranteed when purchased in a salon or Paul Mitchell School. Paul Mitchell products sold at mass retailers are diverted products and often cost more than the suggested retail price. Learn more.

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