#CHTurns20: Love from Paul Mitchell

Twenty years in business is a big deal. So you kinda want to celebrate it in a big way. A 52-page photo-shoot in our September 2020 issue was the epic undertaking we chose to mark two decades of Creative HEAD and the brilliant collaborators who helped us along the way. And once again, the Paul Mitchell crew served up a Transatlantic masterclass that blew our minds. Happy Birthday to us!

Paul Mitchell VP key customer relations and artistic director of ARCS salons

Stephanie’s style is surreal, and crazy with purpose – thinking of the end result and helping people get there, one experience at a time. As a platform artist, educator and artistic director she makes change a constant thing. She sets goals. She takes risks. She hangs out with the right people. And she always has a smile on her face every minute and feels like she’s the luckiest person on the planet. THIS is why Paul Mitchell loves working with Stephanie!

This is an explosion of blonde curl, all tied up to create more height, and decorated with beautiful flowers, which fits the wardrobe and fits my model’s beauty – she’s all ready for something! Stephanie Kocielski

Paul Mitchell international stylist and educator and owner of Reilly Denholm 

Josh’s natural style speaks to high-octane glamour, but one that’s also achievable for his guests in-salon. His passion for session work is as abundant as it is when he’s behind the chair in his salon, always full of fun and taking it all in his stride. Josh’s enthusiasm is infectious and his talent for all aspects of hair is understandably award-winning – and that’s why Paul Mitchell adores working with him.



From sculpted to beachy and lived-in, waves are my go-to style and constant hair crush. For this look, I used Paul Mitchell neuro curl to heat-set the waves, working on diagonal sections around the head and in the same direction. Once set and cool, I used a large wide tooth comb to loosen the set and release the texture, creating an airy, undone ’70s kind of finish. I love how playful and real this is.Josh Denholm


We really enjoy our relationship and collaborations with Creative HEAD and all the fabulous affiliated events and activities they create. With its finger firmly on the pulse of the industry and innovative in its ideas, working with Creative HEAD is a great meeting of minds that both complements and elevates our brand activity. From articles to photoshoots, business events to creative collaborations, the team has the hairdresser at heart and always seeks to provide cutting- edge content that delivers just what’s needed every time.Zoë Vears, director of publicity, Salon Success

Main portrait: Jon Baker
Make-up: Stefan Jemeel at Stella Creative Artists using Glossier
Models (in order shown): Sia at M+P,  Isobel Dodd at First MGT
BTS imagery: Jon Baker and Creative HEAD team 

The photoshoot with Stephanie took place before the Covid-19 pandemic, and as such rules regarding social distancing and PPE were not required. The photoshoot with Josh took place before the latest guidelines regarding PPE for hairdressers were released.