The Team
Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

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.

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.


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.
Pascal van Loenhout


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.
James Nicholson


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.  

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Paz Bamrolia


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 mentored and inspired 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. Paz’s role finds her applying her wealth of industry experience and knowledge by connecting Education and  Business Development together to build and grow the brand. This is something Paz is extremely passionate about as a dedicated ambassador for KEVIN.MURPHY.

Caroline Kells

Caroline Kells STYLE.MASTER

Originally from Surrey, just outside of London, Caroline is a champion of education and sharing everything she has learned with others in our industry. Having fallen in love with the KEVIN.MURPHY culture, brand and philosophy from the very start of her hairdressing career, she quickly jumped at the chance to share her knowledge by officially joining the KEY ranks of Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2011..

Since becoming involved with the KEVIN.MURPHY global phenomenon, Caroline has had the opportunity to share her passion and skillset during Fashion Week events in Paris, London, Tallinn and Prague as well as being a part of the team at the Elite Model World Final in Milan and Tenerife.

For Caroline, education and the sharing of ideas are two essential traits for anyone looking to be inspired and remain connected to the beauty industry. She uses her unique ability to motivate and learn alongside others in the realm of hairdressing to continue pushing herself forward and reaching for new heights in her career.

Massimo Morello

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. 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.

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.
Juha-MattI Manninen

Juha-Matti Manninen STYLE.MASTER

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.
Iggy Popovic


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.

Asia Pacific

Janine Simons

Janine Simons COLOR.MASTER

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.
Lucy Iasenzaniro

Lucy Iasenzaniro STYLE.MASTER

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.

North America

Mark Clayton


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.
Jodana Geary


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.
Sarah Lund


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.

KEY Educators
Local to your region our global army of KEY Educators are the backbone of KEVIN.MURPHY EDUCATION. KEYS are dedicated to sharing the KEVIN.MURPHY philosophy and products to other hairdressers, sales teams, and distributor team members. KEYS help you apply creative techniques with refinement, taste, across all aspects of colour, style and cutting. The client and your professional development are at the centre of everything KEYS teach and use a range of technologies to deliver this knowledge. Reach out to your local distributor for more information regarding KEY education offerings.