The MASTERS

The KEVIN.MURPHY global team are renowned for their work within the fields of education and mentoring, and as trend-setting platform, runway and editorial artists. By bringing together a team of highly-talented, creative artists from around the world we offer education programs that inspire and enrich your skills at every level. Meet the man himself, plus the many MASTERS that make up the global world of KEVIN.MURPHY.

Kevin Murphy Founder, Creative Director, SESSION.STYLIST


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.

North America

Tim Abney DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION


For more than a decade, Tim has dedicated his unique skills and abilities to the hairdressing industry. Driven by his endless passion for the craft, and a desire to share his skills with other hairdressers, Tim believes that continuing education within the global hair industry is a vital key to success.

Part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team since 2008, and DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION for the brand, Tim is highly skilled in breaking down the components of editorial hairstyling and turning them into a fun and inspiring atmosphere for learning – he truly understands how to take a look from the pages of a glossy, and turn it into a learning experience where everyone can discover the art of the session stylist.

Without doubt, Tim is a teacher at heart, and looks for every opportunity to share his skills with others in this incredible industry.

Kate Reid COLOR.ME DESIGN.DIRECTOR & EDUCATION MANAGER


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.

Nic Lange TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, COLOR.ME


Nic Lange is a native New Yorker with over a decade of work behind the chair. While participating in New York and Philadelphia fashion weeks, Nic worked alongside a range of fashion photographers including Anthony Nocella, one of the senior photographers for Free People, Urban Outfitters and Anthropology.

Education is a key factor of Nic’s success. In 2010, he set out to have a better understanding of colour, seeking to know more about the colour process and how it affects one’s hair. He became a member of the American Board of Certified Hair Colorists, a prestigious honor that, at the time, had been bestowed on fewer than 1,500 stylists in North America. Nic loves and follows the KEVIN.MURPHY philosophy, and he’s passionate about the brand. In 2013, he became part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team, and in 2015, he relocated to Southern California. Nic’s career has constantly evolved with his passion for learning, and he now leads COLOR.ME Training and Development for North America.

David Cruz SESSION.MASTER


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.

Ali Batista STYLE.MASTER


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.

Courtney Cochran COLOR.MASTER


A Nebraska native, Courtney Anne has worked in the professional beauty industry for over 10 years. Trained in both colour and cutting, she found her passion behind the chair creating natural hair colour for her clients that made them feel beautiful. She has also worked backstage at multiple runway shows, and has seen her work featured in local editorials.

Courtney Anne always knew that she wanted to be involved in education and in 2008 she gained her license in education and found her passion as an educator. Having joined the KEVIN.MURPHY styling team as a GOLD.KEY in 2013, two years later, Courtney Anne crossed over to the COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY team as a COLOR.MASTER where she is excited to share her love of KEVIN.MURPHY, and the education experience, as a part of the COLOR.ME team.

Jodana Geary COLOR.MASTER


With more than seventeen years’ experience, Jordana’s passion for colour started in art school and took her on a journey that led her to train with Keune, Matrix, Redken and Wella – this then saw her relocate to London, where she worked alongside the city’s top stylists and colour technicians to mentor and train young, up-and-coming stylists.

Returning to her native Australia, she worked as an academy educator in Melbourne helping to develop the curriculum and mentoring both educators and students alike. Following this, Jodana moved to Denver and started her journey with KEVIN.MURPHY in 2013 as a GOLD.KEY, before transitioning into her current role as a member of the COLOR.ME team.

Joseph Gossen STYLE.MASTER / Global Digital Education Manager


Joseph has been with KEVIN.MURPHY for eight years now and in the industry for 30. After finishing up 2018 with the very successful FUTURE.LOVE show, adding yet another moment in his fashion and editorial history. He’s been twice a Salon owner, Worked in Film, TV, Magazines and Backstage at numerous runways including Montreal, Melbourne, Prague and Copenhagen to name a few. Joseph has also styled many figures from Music, Sports and other media outlets. Working with KEVIN.MURPHY as a STYLE.MASTER drives his continued passion to inspire stylists of all ages to reconnect with the art of dressing hair. He is now also responsible for overseeing the Digital Education efforts, which will bring KEVIN.MURPHY education to the next level.

Sarah Lund STYLE.MASTER


US based STYLE.MASTER Sarah has more than eleven years’ 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 for a variety of leading US salons, giving her a wealth of industry knowledge to share.

From working on editorial shoots for local US magazines, through to creative planning and show execution, Sarah is comfortable on-set and backstage at fashion weeks. She is passionate about new technology, and has experience with web-based education programs alongside creating features and advertising for 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 defining career moment, and one that gave her the ability to explore her own creativity while being part of a company that she wholeheartedly believes in. Her work has been featured in numerous online and print publications such as Galore, Allure, Refinery29, Life & Style, Marie Claire, Beauty Launchpad and The Fashion Spot.

Tim McClean CUTTING.MASTER - STYLE.MASTER


Australian born CUTTING.MASTER, Tim McClean trained under the creative forces of Melbourne’s top salons, learning classic cutting and styling techniques before moving overseas to North America.

His 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 has perfected his approach to cutting, and loves to share his knowledge with his clients’ enabling them to recreate looks from the runway into real life, and provides them with a memorable salon experience.

Marsha Moran COLOR.MASTER


Marsha’s passion is 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 endless creativity, and gives Marsha the tools to create Bohemian Blondes or Passionate Redheads.

From New Zealand to Taiwan, Marsha has graced the stages internationally for KEVIN.MURPHY. She has been involved in New York and New Zealand Fashion Week events, as well as countless runway shows and photo shoots. Having worked with the Vidal Sassoon team before coming to COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY she is passionate about constantly growing and embracing new skills, and is always looking for new avenues for inspiration and growth.

Leland Olson COLOR.MASTER


With over a decade’s experience in the beauty industry, Leland has worked alongside some of Canada’s top stylists and colourists. A passionate colourist and educator, he joined Aveda in 2009 where he pursued his journey to mentor, inspire and educate, and has continued to expand his personal knowledge and skill set ever since with ongoing education and development.

His passion for high-performance colour, alongside the ability to create endless possibilities with a compact colour range led him to join the COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY team as a GOLD.KEY in 2015, and his passion for the brand alongside his love of education have led him into the role of a COLOR.MASTER.

 

Stephanie Paschke COLOR.MASTER


Multi-talented Stephanie has worked across all areas of the salon industry for more than a decade, from an assistant to a stylist and educator, until becoming a salon owner. She discovered her true calling and passion as a colourist when she trained at the renowned Mahogany Hairdressing salon in London, where she graduated in 2009.

A dedicated educator, Stephanie opened her own salon, and through the mentoring and training of her in-house team realised that she wanted to expand her career and focus upon education. A passionate COLOR.MASTER, Stephanie believes that the key to success is to always seek to expand your knowledge, and to push the limits beyond what you ever dreamed possible.

Jan Patanao COLOR.MASTER


A passionate colourist with more than a decade’s worth of experience, Jan has been mentored by some of Toronto’s top colour technicians. Her education journey began in 2009, when she joined Aveda to pursue a career training, educating and mentoring other aspiring artists, here she realised that sharing her knowledge and passion for the industry was at the very core of her career, and the path she had to follow.

As a COLOR.MASTER for KEVIN.MURPHY, Jan believes that continuing education is the way to stay current with trends, techniques, and she aims to not only teach technical skills, but to equip hairdressers with the skills needed for networking within the industry and paving the way for long, successful careers. Fashion, beauty, and creating beautiful hair colour in a sustainable way are what drives and inspires her.

Shelly Wilson COLOR.MASTER


As the owner of Nomobo Salon in Chicago’s bustling Wicker Park neighborhood, Shelly has been working in leadership roles in the industry for over a decade. Providing a positive experience for her co-stylists has always been her priority, and her years in the business have given her the distinct ability for understanding what’s most important to stylists. Shelly is inspired by how fashion and style influences the world around us. Sharing that passion with other stylists and contributing creatively to the fashion realm is what makes her world go round. Through education, Shelly has the ability to connect and motivate fellow hair colourists by creating a space for shared growth. With her personal connection to the core principles of the KEVIN.MURPHY brand and the endless possibilities of COLOR.ME, Shelly is enthused to step into the role of COLOR.MASTER.

Topher Lewis 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!

Europe

Pascal Van Loenhout DESIGN.DIRECTOR FOR CUTTING


Inspired by the global exposure of British hairdressing in the 90’s, and subsequently moving to London to be at the very heart of these radical new trends, 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 a growing clientele. Fuelled 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 will lift and further everyone’s creativity.

As a KEVIN.MURPHY DESIGN.DIRECTOR for CUTTING he shares his knowledge and inspiration and is committed to furthering education and creativity in everyone he works with. From stylist to client, he aims to inspire creativity, and helps them expand upon their personal style.

Massimo Morello SESSION.MASTER


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.

Living his dream, Massimo is now travelling the world inspiring and educating stylists in both Europe and Asia, and working on fashion shows in Paris, Stockholm, Holland, Copenhagen and Melbourne, all the while teaching each country’s educators, and showing them how to push themselves to achieve more than they could ever imagine.

Marianne Jensen SESSION.MASTER


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.

Craig Hughan SESSION.MASTER


Originating from New Zealand, Craig’s exceptional work in the fashion and beauty industry extends over twenty-seven years. A creative team member of renowned New Zealand salons, Craig mastered his craft with the best in the business, and showcased his own creativity through endless editorials and Fashion Week events.

Constantly recognised by his peers, he was awarded The New Zealand L’Oreal Supreme Hairdresser of the Year Award in 2002, followed by the Expo New Zealand Hairdresser Award – this recognition led him to establish himself as a leading educator within the industry. He was also at the forefront of New Zealand fashion for fifteen years, and backstage at Fashion Weeks in New Zealand, Sydney and London. Craig now resides in Prague where he is the frequent hair director for Prague Fashion Week.

Education has always been an integral part of Craig’s footprint in the industry, and he is passionate about sharing the knowledge he has gained throughout the development of his own career. Now based in Europe, Craig’s work regularly appears in magazines including Elle and Marie Claire, and as a European SESSION.MASTER for KEVIN.MURPHY he works alongside Kevin, and the talented KEVIN.MUPRHY creative team, on shows, events and global campaigns.

Camilla Jönsson GUEST.ARTIST


With an unshakable passion for hair, fashion, art, makeup and people, SESSION.MASTER Camilla has travelled the world working on shows and photo shoots as well delivering education. A Nordic Educator Manager since 2010, she has worked alongside prominent international creative teams, and has also built a career as a respected session stylist and makeup artist, being commissioned for commercial advertising as well as untold editorial opportunities, which in turn led her to relocate to Cape Town to further her session career, and explore new opportunities.

Awarded for her craft, Camilla won the titles “Hairdresser of the Year” and “Avant Garde Hairdresser of the Year” in Sweden in 2010, the two biggest titles in the competition, and has received subsequent nominations, accolades and awards over the years.

A philanthropist at heart, Camilla’s other big passion in life is animals, and she is part of a charity project to help protect both animals and the environment, and to raise awareness of endangered species. Her commitment to the planet aligns with the values at the heart of the KEVIN.MURPHY brand, and she is proud to be part of a brand that is committed to environmental protection.

James Nicholson SESSION.MASTER and COLOR.ME Education Manager


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 USVogue UKVogue 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.

 

Juha-Matti Manninen STYLE.MASTER


Juha-Matti is a KEVIN.MURPHY STYLE.MASTER based in Europe. A passionate educator, he has delivered education programs to hairdressers in twenty-six different countries, and has served as the Hair Director for endless Fashion Week events.

Delighted to be part of the KEVIN.MURPHY creative team, and committed to delivering our educational programs internationally – Juha-Matti believes that the opportunity to teach is without question the most rewarding experience, and loves the endless creativity and inspiration he receives from just being involved with such a high-level creative team.

‘It’s such a rewarding experience when I get the opportunity to teach hairdressers something new.’ Juha-Matti has also worked on numerous Fashion Week events including Melbourne, London, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.

Fashion weeks are always so important to Juha-Matti because he’s able to bring back the techniques and visuals from these inspiring events to share with hairdressers all over the globe.

Paz Bamrolia STYLE.MASTER


Parul “Paz” Bamrolia has had a long and exciting journey with KEVIN.MURPHY. She has been with the company for over seven years. Paz started out as a hairdresser in Birmingham, quickly moving onwards and upwards by taking a degree in teaching, as she felt she wanted to give back to the industry. For several years she worked at the Coventry Technical College, where she was able to share her knowledge and passion with future hairdressers. Signing up to the KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.SALON program turned her world upside down; she immediately felt at home and started out as a KEY for the UK market. Paz has always brought love and laughter wherever she has gone, and she has been a popular educator amongst her peers. It was only natural for her to progress into a STYLE.MASTER for Europe, where she began mentoring KEYS all over the continent.

“We have opened up the mind of the stylist, getting them to understand that it’s not just about picking up a product, but also how they can change the way they look at their clients, when it comes to hair, and solving their challenges!”

Working backstage has also been a massive part of Paz’ career; the culmination so far has been directing the Ida Sjöstedt show at Stockholm Fashion Week. Paz is passionate about both Styling and Colouring, and she has been introducing COLOR.ME to as diverse markets as Armenia, Iceland & UK. One of Paz’ successes is how she has grown not just stylists but also the UK market by being the face of SESSION.SALON for years.

“COLOR.ME has brought back my passion for Colour and has helped me be more artistic with the colour, giving my clients and models the hair colour of their dreams”, she says.

Paz embraces the different cultures and hairdressers that she meets all over the world, and this strengthens and inspires her work. She always brings edginess, and she is an advocate for pushing the boundaries and bringing out everyone’s personality, so they can grow into the best they can be.

Iggy Popovic COLOR.MASTER


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.

Henrik Sippo COLOR.MASTER


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.

Asia Pacific

Nathan Gorman HEAD.MASTER


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.

Wade Blackford DESIGN.DIRECTOR FOR STYLING


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.

As a KEVIN.MURPHY DESIGN.DIRECTOR, and the primary educator for Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Wade has a well-documented passion for the art of hair, and is committed to delivering groundbreaking education while promoting the brand. He also works alongside Kevin and the creative team to style the new seasons’ looks in our global campaigns.

During his six years 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, and awarded The Australia Hair Fashion Awards coveted Avant Garde Hair Stylist of the Year, in 2013.

Janine Simons COLOR.MASTER


With twenty years’ salon ownership and hairdressing experience, Janine is a highly motivated educator who is passionate about helping stylists develop and grow their hairdressing skills to gain opportunities within the industry.

Having delivered seminars, shows and education for major hairdressing brands, Janine has over ten years’ experience educating and training within the industry. Currently the director of a multi-award winning salon and training academy, she takes a holistic approach to every stylists’ journey to success. Passionate about colour, she is excited to share her education experience and love for the KEVIN.MURPHY brand and COLOR.ME.

Lauren Gunn STYLE.MASTER


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.

Lucy Iasenzaniro STYLE.MASTER


Lucy Iasenzaniro, from Adelaide’s Belissimo Hair, is a STYLE.MASTER for KEVIN.MURPHY in South Australia. Her extensive resume covers all aspects of hairdressing – from being awarded the AHFA’s South Australian Hairdresser of the Year, in 2008, through to being part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team on countless fashion shows and shoots – Lucy is a force to be reckoned with.

Having worked alongside Kevin for SHOOT.ME events in South Australia, Lucy has been an integral part of the hair team on three global campaign shoots, working with renowned photographers Troyt Coburn, Georges Antoni and Luis Murphy.

Her work has been published in both local and international magazines, including covers for Culture magazine, and she has also been selected to judge 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, upcoming stylists – this is the driving force behind her passion.