Our Leaders

Our executive team steers our company with the same vision and trailblazing spirit of our co-founders. They take a stand for what they believe in. They walk the talk and do what’s right, even when it isn’t easy. They inspire change in our industry and beyond. Simply put, they lead with a passion to make our world a more beautiful place.

Remembering Paul Mitchell (1936-1989)

Our co-founder, Paul Mitchell, was born in 1936 in Carnwath, Scotland. His mother was the first hairdresser in the village, and at the age of sixteen, Paul followed suit by enrolling in London’s Morris School of Hairdressing. With his world-class talent and sharp, innovative eye, Paul soon created a revolution within the hairdressing industry.

Paul was also passionate about sustainability and pushing the limits of innovation. We strive to carry on Paul’s legacy through philanthropic and planet-focused initiatives.


Angus Mitchell was born on October 16, 1970 in New York. As a fourth-generation hair stylist, his passion for the industry was unwavering. Educated at Vidal Sassoon, Angus was a hairdresser, educator and opened his own salon in Beverly Hills in 2009.

Angus took over as co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems following the death of his father, Paul Mitchell, in 1989.

The loss of his father inspired Angus' philanthropic work with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), an organization dedicated to fighting the world's toughest cancer through research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy.

Angus was also an advocate for human rights, ecological preservation and environmental research. He had generously donated historic coastal properties in Hawaii to the Nature Conservancy and the Edith K. Kanaka'ole Foundation. His joyful and generous spirit will forever be a part of the JPMS™ family legacy.