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Our Values

For us, producing the highest quality professional hair care available is simply not enough. John Paul Mitchell Systems 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 our charitable efforts continue to set the standard for giving in our industry. A commitment to caring for people and the planet is a driving force in everything we do.

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Culture Of Giving

Style For Good

"Success Unshared Is Failure" - John Paul DeJoria

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Peace, Love & Happenings

John Paul Mitchell Systems Culture News

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No Animal Testing

Never Have. Never Will.

In 1980, we became the first professional beauty company to publicly stand up against animal testing. Now, nearly 35 years later, that pledge to our furry friends remains a driving force in all that we do.

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Caring For Our Planet

Live Beautifully

Whether we're planting trees, protecting animals or preserving our natural resources, John Paul Mitchell Systems is (and always has been) dedicated to making our world a more beautiful place.

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Product Control

The Real Deal on Diversion

Diversion occurs when professional salon products are sold by unauthorized retailers. Oftentimes these products are old, stolen, counterfeit or tampered with. Our products are guaranteed only when purchased on, a professional Salon, Paul Mitchell® School, or from one of our authorized online retailers (,, and

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Research & Development

Our product development process begins in our state-of-the-art Product Innovation Center (PIC), in Santa Clarita, California. It's here where our products are researched, formulated and tested (on humans!). From concept to completion, our talented teams work hand-in-hand to perfect every formula and bring our newest innovations to life.

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The Awapuhi Farm

Green from the get-go. In 1983, our co-founders established a self-sustaining, solar-powered Awapuhi farm in Hawaii—all of the Awapuhi used in our products is still harvested there today.

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Paul Mitchell Sports

Style and Performance

We are proud to sponsor premier professional athletes and more than a dozen national sports and lifestyle event tours.

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Paul Mitchell Schools

Be Amazing

With more than 100 locations nationwide and a reputation for excellence, Paul Mitchell Schools have become the number one place to start a career in cosmetology. Our unique, hands-on learning environment, talented and experienced staff, unparalleled culture and highly respected name are just a few of the things that set us apart. Whether your goal is to become a color virtuoso, styling savant, scissor slinger, brilliant barber, skin savior or nail magician, Paul Mitchell Schools will help you realize your dream.

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Salon Professionals

We have always been the hairstylist's biggest fan. We're committed to providing the resources and support to be successful. The Paul Mitchell Professional website is just one way we keep you up-to-date, deliver tools to enhance your business and offer education to keep you inspired in the salon.

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Shows & Events

Our award-winning team travels to hair shows around the world to teach salon professionals new techniques, share the hottest trends and spark creativity. In turn, John Paul Mitchell Systems-trained stylists are armed with elite knowledge and an unparalleled passion for their craft.


Some things never change. John Paul Mitchell Systems Co-founder and Chairman of the Board John Paul DeJoria and Co-owner Angus Mitchell still steer our company according to its original vision. Despite offers from public corporations to sell, they refuse because of our initial vow to stand by the professional beauty industry. The people behind our bottle make us one of the most recognized and respected names in the industry.

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John Paul DeJoria

Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

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Angus Mitchell


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Michaeline DeJoria Heydari

Vice Chairman

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Paul Mitchell


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Our History

Nearly 40 years ago, two friends were inspired to start a company that would support the success of hairdressers and provide luxury hair care at an affordable price. The rest is history.

Artistic Team

Our award-winning team travels to hair shows around the world to teach salon professionals new techniques, share the hottest trends and spark creativity. In turn, John Paul Mitchell Systems-trained stylists are armed with elite knowledge and an unparalleled passion for their craft.

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Robert Cromeans

Global Artistic & Business Director

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Angus Mitchell

Artistic Director of Education

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Lucie Doughty

Creative Director

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Noogie Thai

Editorial Director

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Colin Caruso

Artistic Director of Color

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Heather Kaanoi

Artistic Director


Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. Paul Mitchell Vice Chairman Michaeline DeJoria has taken a special interest in being part of this community-minded organization.

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Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. We are proud to support their mission to educate, equip and empower women of all ages to be proactive with their health.

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Eyes On Cancer is a non-profit cancer awareness organization that teaches beauty professionals to identify early stage skin cancer. Through education in the beauty industry, Eyes On Cancer aims to reduce cancer fatality by leveraging those first line responders that are naturally in a position to spot skin cancer/melanoma at its earliest stages.

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In 2010, Paul Mitchell co-founder John Paul DeJoria teamed up with Berea College to establish Grow Appalachia, a non-profit initiative that helps Appalachian families plant a healthy future. Over the last few years, the organization has produced more than 1.1 million pounds of healthy, organic food for thousands of people in five states.

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Our nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools joins forces every year to raise funds and awareness for various nonprofit groups. In 15 years, our cosmetology, barbering, nails, and esthetics students and team members have raised more than $19.7 million through cut-a-thons, hair shows, car washes, and more!

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