KEVIN.MURPHY at Melbourne Spring Fashion week photo by Mandy Zelinka


Kevin Murphy Products Portland, Oregon

Kevin Murphy Products Portland, Oregon

Kevin Murphy Products Portland, Oregon

Have you ever sat so close to a living legend that you can smell his signature scent? I sat down with Kevin to get the answers.

Did you know: Kevin Murphy is left handed?

Left handed people can’t be taught hair, so I had to find my own way – which ended up being a benefit.

How does it feel to ‘lead’ so many stylists?

It is a relief! My company is filled with so many salespeople – it is a relief that people see the same things I see. It is an honor to mean so much to so many stylists.

How does it feel to be compared to Vidal Sassoon?

I am very flattered to be compared to him.

Who are your hair heroes?

Marc Lopez, Guido, Kenneth

How do you feel about where the industry is currently at?

I feel sorry for the industry – all of my friends didn’t have the right products to use. Vidal Sassoon, Paul Mitchell, Bumble and Bumble…were all driven by hairdresser’s. Most products are driven by company’s and marketers. People think they care about us, but they don’t, they are companies. Our industry doesn’t trust the hairdresser.

How do you stay inspired?

The longer I do it the more inspired I am. If your eyes aren’t open you will never find it. The inspiration is never very far away. It’s about micro-trends, you need to be homed in to them.

What is next for you?

A bigger apartment (with a laugh.) It is always perpetuating. We will be doing cutting at the Seattle and Chicago show.

Kevin, you always smell so good – what scent to you wear?

Bois d’Argent by Dior

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