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Conversations with Kevin

With industry advice from our team, go behind the scenes as we share information to help salons, stylists and distributors. Get to know and understand the uniqueness and innovation of this groundbreaking Australian beauty brand with a cult following.
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Great hair begins at the scalp! Nathan Gorman with special guests Jennifer Bartee and Wade Blackford explore two new and additions to our SCALP.SPA range. SCALP.SPA TREATMENT and SCALP.SPA SERUM. Packed with skin loving ingredients that when used in combination with our SCALP.SPA SCRUB and WASH nurtures your scalp back to health ensuring that your hair and future hair growth has the best possible conditions for growth and strength.
October 8, 2021
Create fashion formulations using the latest COLOR.ME SHADES. CHOCOLATE.ASH brings natural with a touch of drama creating a luminous confident glow that conveys a message of natural beauty paired with glamour and luxury. While, VIOLET.INTENSE communicates originality and ingenuity, these fresh SHADES are for no shrinking violet.  Kate Reid, James Nicholson and Caroline Kells discuss the latest shows, shoots and what is happening globally in the colour world and share how they formulate the SHADES to create fashion looks. Join us for a quick 34 minutes to take-away some exciting plug and play colour ideas for your clients!
September 10, 2021
In this episode Nathan Gorman is joined by Kevin Murphy himself, COLOR.ME DESIGN.DIRECTOR Kate Reid, and DESIGN.DIRECTOR for styling Wade Blackford as they take you through our latest VELVET.FLORA and ULTRA.VIOLET campaigns. Gain an insiders look on how the team creates on point images, textures and colours that move the needle on fashion time after time. Prepare to be inspired by a brand that looks like no other!
August 27, 2021
HI-T Express Yourself
Short hair is an expression of modernity. Updating or changing our look is rarely by accident and almost always used to express what we feel, where we are and who we belong with. A change in hair colour or a fresh new cut has shown the potential to boost self-confidence and leave people feeling empowered. In this podcast Nathan Gorman along with James Nicholson, Kate Reid and Pascal Van Loenhout look at the haircut that may be perceived simply as an accessory. Listen and we will unpack our HI-T Trend Report EXPRESS YOURSELF and prove that it's much more.
August 13, 2021
Our new digital education offering SESSION.SALON CONNECT has landed, but what is all of the fuss about? In this podcast Nathan Gorman with SESSION.SALON royalty Paz Bamrolia and Sarah Lund will open your mind to the business of communication. Our mission is to cement SESSION.SALON into a new digital landscape and be a voice of truth for salons and stylists in a whole new world. What is a personal brand, Who is your client, How have they changed and what do you need to do? Take your business to the next level with this exciting program from KEVIN.MURPHY Education.
May 20, 2021
Grey hair may not have changed but some of the ways clients look to us to master it have. DESIGN.DIRECTOR Kate Reid, North American Education manager Jodana Geary and Salon owner and educator Brandi Holdaway discuss formulations, grey blending, multi tonal coverage and opaque results to help elevate your colours in salon for the new future of grey colouration.
April 27, 2021
When we launched EVER.SMOOTH, we knew we were onto something big when we explored and experienced Long Chain Polymers in our product. After great success, we decided to take this technology further and create a whole family of products. Get an insiders point of view as Nathan Gorman hosts this episode with very special guests Kevin Murphy, Larry Paul and Sanaz Enshaian as we explore all you need to know about BLOW.DRY By KEVIN.MURPHY. Listen in to gain knowledge on where to find assets, inspiration and for an in-depth conversation on ingredients and how to elevate the BLOW.DRY experience for you and your clients.
April 7, 2021
The new NUDE .28 by COLOR.ME
NUDE ALERT! Now that we have your attention, join COLOR.ME Design Director Kate Reid with special guests Caroline Kells, Iggy Popovic and Malin Hornqvist as they discuss all things NUDE as we launch the new and innovative COLOR.ME .28 BEIGE.VIOLET reflects. Explore a symphony of on trend, must-have tones from bronze to blush, taupe and oatmeal. These SHADES will take personalisation for your clients to the next level. Kate and her guests discuss all you need to know about this exciting addition, and share tried and tested formulas that you can immediately implement in salon.
March 8, 2021
In this podcast Nathan Gorman, Jennifer Bartee and James Nicholson have a candid chat about some exciting initiatives that we have at KEVIN.MURPHY. First our HI-T Texture report and explore a class offering we have launched called TEXTURE.SHAPE.FINISH. Listen to gain knowledge on some consumer behaviours around curl to highly textured hair and identify some key trends in this area. Image credits Photographer: @magnordstrand Hair: @alexanderwoll
February 26, 2021
In a digital landscape it’s more important than ever that you don’t treat clients like strangers. As COVID-19 taught us, engage! In this podcast HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman, STYLE.MASTER Sarah Lund and Janine Simons COLOR.MASTER discuss all things social. Listen to gain knowledge on creating your social tribe, where to find the right followers, and how to engage the right form of influencers for your personal or salon brand. If algorithms and new social platforms and features confuse you then let us help you cut through the clutter. More than ever, it is about a personal touch to enhance and upgrade the digital experience beyond sales and services. All channels and touchpoints become an opportunity to build audiences and generate success in the chair.
February 8, 2021
Formulating for Growth with pH.D
Join Kate Reid Design Director for COLOR.ME and special guests Ian Kelly of Organic Hairdressing and Lee Belcher of Sweet Squared as they discuss all things pH.D our no lift, no shift pH transformer. Understand the performance and how to harness it to increase service options and generate income without requiring an additional colour line. Ian and Lee will give you tips and tricks along with formulations that will help you implement pH.D into your work and meet clients’ needs head on.
January 24, 2021
From backstage to in-salon, which product should you be grabbing for to achieve optimal performance? Join KEVIN.MURPHY DESIGN.DIRECTOR - STYLING WADE BLACKFORD, STYLE.MASTER CAROLINE KELLS, and ARTISTIC DESIGN.DIRECTOR JAMES NICHOLSON for PRODUCT COMPARISONS as they discuss some of their KEVIN.MURPHY favourites!
November 22, 2020
Join DESIGN.DIRECTOR Kate Reid, Education and Business Development Manager Paz Bamrolia, and COLOR.MASTER Jan Patanao as they discuss the newest edition to the COLOR.ME family - LIQUID.ACTIVATOR 3.5 VOL. (1%)! Colouring hair is about versatility and with the addition of LIQUID.ACTIVATOR 3.5 VOL. (1%) you will have more choices when it comes to refining, overlays and creating great COLOR.ME results in the salon.
November 8, 2020
Founder Kevin Murphy discusses creating modern-day inclusive spaces with particular attention to emotional and physical safety in the salon. He is joined by Dr. Connie Henson, Sandy Chong, and Nathan Gorman, HEAD.MASTER for KEVIN.MURPHY.
October 25, 2020
Join HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman, KEVIN.MURPHY Global Marketing Director Irena Kojouharova, and DESIGN.DIRECTOR Wade Blackford as they discuss HAIR.REHAB - customisable rituals for in-salon and at-home hair care! Providing a profitable way for stylists to continue to serve as the expert in all things beauty while building trust beyond the salon. Featuring targeted treatment prescriptions for a range of in-salon solutions that focus on the client’s desired result, HAIR.REHAB combines treatments with a service ceremony to deliver personalised benefits while creating a self-care moment in the sanctuary of the salon that they can continue at home.
October 11, 2020
Nathan Gorman - David Cruz - Xeneb Allen Join Nathan Gorman, HEAD.MASTER for KEVIN.MURPHY, David Cruz, KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.MASTER, and Session Hairstylist Xeneb Allen as they discuss the intricacies of editorial work. Are you properly promoting yourself and your work? Listen in as they discuss their individual journeys and the experiences that shaped them into the artists that they are today.
September 27, 2020
Nathan Gorman - Jennifer Texada - Sharon Richards Join HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman, Digital Marketing Manager Jennifer Texada and Stylist and texture client Sharon Richards as they give you a sneak peek into the world of KEVIN.MURPHY. As a brand that has identified where we need change, this podcast dives into the topics of diversity in texture and calls out the need for a refresh in our industry. Let’s put the statement “I can’t really do that type of hair” behind us and shift our education toward inclusion of all hair types and textures.
September 13, 2020
Kevin Murphy - Tim Abney - Wade Blackford - Sanaz Enshaian Today we discuss the newest regimen to join the KEVIN.MURPHY lineup - SCALP. Join us as we go over why this long awaited regimen is the answer to all of your scalp needs; including how our handpicked ingredients perform as well as their effect on the environment.
August 30, 2020
Kate Reid - Jodana Geary - Janine Simons Today we are exploring the business of colour within the salon. We will look at growing service dollars and using colour journeys to build loyalty and hold a discussion on career paths in the area of colour and look at tips and trips to build your profile on social media. We look at how to cost out colour services and use cost and time formula to elevate the performance of colour in your salon and for your stylists. Learn how to identify the most profitable services in your salon and build promotions around these to maximise performance and client satisfaction.
August 16, 2020
Soft, shimmery and astonishingly shiny, join Kevin Murphy and Design Director Kate Reid as they unveil COLOR.ME's newest TONERS. Listen in as they share their behind-the-scenes experience working with CRYSTAL, GOLD and LAVENDER and the looks created with these shades on the set of RADIANT FLUX.
May 24, 2020
Brighter Days Are Ahead: ULTIMATE.LIGHTENER
It's true, brighter days are ahead! Introducing the newest addition to the COLOR.ME range of lighteners! Join Kevin Murphy and COLOR.ME Design Director Kate Reid as they share new ULTIMATE.LIGHTENER, a high performance lightener offering up to 9 levels of lift and bond protection.
May 17, 2020
PRODUCT: pH.D Frequently Asked Questions
Join COLOR.ME Design Director Kate Reid and COLOR.MASTER Iggy Popovic as they discuss some of their favourite ways to utilise new pH.D alkaline to acid pH transformer and answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
May 10, 2020
SALON SUPPORT: Setting Intentions and Thriving Through Change 
Join HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman and Tim Abney, our Global Education Development Director, as they discuss focusing your attention and setting intentions. They provide everyday tips for navigating these times and techniques for indulging in moments that require recentering.
May 5, 2020
SALON SUPPORT: Returning to the Salon
As we plan to reboot and reopen salon doors, we have to remember that hairdressing is all about clients and communication. In this episode, Kevin Murphy is speaking with Trichologist Simone Lee, Founder of the Australian Institute of Trichology, and Nathan Gorman, HEAD.MASTER, to discuss the thought, planning, and resources necessary to successfully navigate this changed landscape and transition back into the salon.
May 3, 2020
SALON SUPPORT: Finding a New Way To Stand By Embracing Change
People are craving connections at this time. We are all in this together and many of us have a fear of change. Change is inevitable and any tools that can help us embrace this concept and adapt is going to be really important now. We understand that you may feel anxious about change and we wanted to dedicate the whole episode to looking at mental health, resilience and some of the tools that we have to work with. In this episode, Kevin is speaking with with Tim Abney, our Global Education Development Director, and Nathan Gorman, HEAD.MASTER, on tools to thrive when things change.
May 3, 2020
SALON SUPPORT: Getting Ready to Get Back to Business
Nathan Gorman talks with Amy Lang, owner of Ponytails + Horseshoes in Edmonton, AB and Natalie Morgan of Nova Hair collective in Austin, TX about the heartbreaks and challenges  that have come with owning a salon impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen as they discuss business and how it will change as we all start planning for getting back to work.
April 26, 2020
Meet SESSION.MASTER James Nicholson
A creative force to be reckoned with, SESSION.MASTER James Nicholson shares highlights of his 30-year global journey of professional self-discovery that led him to become the artist and mentor he is today.
April 19, 2020
SALON SUPPORT: Navigating Our New Normal
In this episode, Kevin joins COLOR.ME Design Director Kate Reid and HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman to share ideas for stylists navigating the challenges of Covid19. From creating strong connections with your clients, to the tools you need to ensure a strong comeback upon the reopening of your salon, tune in for the tips and tricks you need to adapt and change during this period of isolation.
April 14, 2020
PRODUCT: CURL REGIMEN and Calling All Curl Patterns
Join one of our favourite curly girls STYLE.MASTER Ali Bastista for a deep dive on our CURL regimen known for making waves with curly and wavy haired clients, celebrities and editors across the globe.
April 12, 2020
Meet Pascal Van Loenhout The Career Path of a Hair Artist
Pascal Van Loenhout is cut from a different cloth. Listen in as he shares his career as an internationally acclaimed hair stylist, salon owner and global creative director.
April 5, 2020
PRODUCT: VOLUME Regimen and the Secrets of Creating Weightless Volume
Bigger really is better according to STYLE.MASTER Ali Bastista.  Discover more about our favourite products for volumising, thickening and transforming fine, flat hair.
March 29, 2020
Meet Massimo Morello: Becoming an International Fashion Week Stylist
As the first KEVIN.MURPHY STYLE.MASTER for Europe and a regular on the Fashion Week circuit, SESSION.MASTER Massimo Morello is living his dream, traveling the world inspiring and educating stylists. Listen in as he shares his journey from stylist to SESSION.MASTER.
March 22, 2020
PRODUCT: SMOOTH Regimen Winning the Battle Against Frizz
Smooth, soften and defrizz even the unruliest of hair. Join HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman as we take a deep dive into our cult-favourite SMOOTH regimen.
March 15, 2020
Meet Kate Reid: Lead COLOR.ME educator and beauty trendmaker
An industry icon and Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2018 Winner for Excellence in Education, Kate 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. Join us as we learn more about her path to DESIGN.DIRECTOR for COLOR.ME.
March 8, 2020
The Future of Professional Hair Colour: ph.D
Introducing the future of professional hair colour. Join us as we explore COLOR.ME's most innovative product launch to date: new pH.D alkaline to acid pH transformer. Utlising cutting-edge technology and a propreitary ingredient blend, pH.D gives colourists the ability to transform oxidative colour into a gentle acid colouration creating limitless colour possibilities while streamlining the need for multiple colour lines in the salon.
February 26, 2020
PRODUCT: REJUVENATE Regimen Love for Aging Hair
Hormonal changes, lifestyle changes – there are so many changes that can have an adverse effect on the hair’s condition…the best way to stay ahead of the ageing game is to start early! Join KEVIN.MURPHY HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman to discover everything you need to know about our REJUVENATE regimen and start turning back time and restoring youthful lustre to your hair.
February 23, 2020
Meet Nathan Gorman: Delivering inspiration and insight into all aspects of education
With a successful career that’s spanned several continents and an integral part of the KEVIN.MURPHY team for nine years, Nathan Gorman 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. Listen in to discover the career path that has led Nathan to where he is today!
February 16, 2020
PRODUCT: HYDRATE Regimen and the power of Kakadu Plum
Make good on your resolution to HYDRATE more and join STYLE.MASTER Ali Batista as she pours up an extra special episode dedicated to our fan-favourite HYDRATE regimen.
February 9, 2020
Campaign: COLOR.ME presents Radiant Flux
Go behind the scenes of our latest COLOR.ME campaign with DESIGN.DIRECTOR Kate Reid and Design Director Wade Blackford. Learn what goes into the making of a campaign from concept to creation and experience the thrill of being on set with Kevin and the rest of the team. From model selection to makeup, cut to colour, styling to wardrobe and everything in between, this episode gives you exclusive VIP access into the making of RADIANT FLUX.
February 2, 2020
PRODUCT: HEATED.DEFENSE A Protective Barrier good for up to 450F
The HEAT is on! Join DESIGN.DIRECTOR Wade Blackford for a look at our PROTECT regimen featuring our hero product HEATED.DEFENSE Leave-in Heat Protection for your hair . Learn why heat protection is so important and the key ingredients that make it possible.
January 26, 2020
PRODUCT: Perfect Gray Coverage every time with COLOR.ME INTENSE.NATURAL shades
New year, new shades! We are expanding our INTENSE.NATURAL range with four new shades delivering cool, opaque colour and maximum grey coverage. Join COLOR.ME DESIGN.DIRECTOR Kate Reid to learn more about 3.00, 4.00, 9.00 and 10.00.
January 20, 2020
EDUCATION: BANG BANG Brit Pop Inspired Style Made Modern
This week, our HEAD.MASTER Nathan Gorman, introduces our 2020 Education Collection - BANG BANG. True to our brand’s identity and our direct relationship with the fashion world,  BANG BANG explores references from the past 30 years that can be easily translated into what your clients crave.
January 12, 2020
Drop in on Nathan Gorman our HEAD.MASTER as he takes us on a journey on the development and execution of the latest KEVIN.MURPHY campaign, North. Get a glimpse of everything it takes to pull off one of our campaigns, from the selection of the location to the clothes, Nathan holds nothing back!
January 10, 2020
PRODUCT: EVER.SMOOTH - Faster Blow Dry and Smoother Hair
This week we are joined by Tim Abney and Sanaz Enshaian. Tim is the Director of Global Education Development, and Sanaz is the Senior Marketing Manager for KEVIN.MURPHY. Together they will discuss the latest KEVIN.MURPHY launch, EVER.SMOOTH and give an insider's perspective on what to expect for this exciting new launch.
January 3, 2020
PRODUCT: COLOR.ME Toners, the Perfect Colour Finish
COLOR.MASTER Janine Simmons talks all things TONERS sharing her secrets on how to enhance, refine and soften your hair colour while unveiling multi-dimensional shine and optimum hair health.
December 14, 2019
Meet James Nicholson building a global career
This week we are joined by Session Master James Nicholson. Tune in to hear James talk about his career – where it all began, and how he met Kevin and became a key member of the Kevin Murphy design team. From mastering styling and cutting to color, James will share his inspiration and tips on how he stays focused, relevant and continues to grow in the fast moving world of a Session Master.
December 9, 2019
Fashion, Performance and Enviornment & The Culture of KEVIN.MURPHY
What are the Core Principles of KEVIN.MURPHY? KEVIN.MURPHY Design Director, Wade Blackford and KEVIN.MURPHY Head Master, Nathan Gorman share with us the core principles that define the culture at KEVIN.MURPHY. Fashion, performance and environment have guided Kevin’s thinking in product development, inspired our new collections each year, influenced our creative team and shaped our brand message in the marketplace.
December 2, 2019
EDUCATION: SESSION.SALON The Stylists Journey to Growth
Disruption is what changes the industry. Looking for a program that’s innovative? Meet: SESSION.SALON. Jess Sash and Patrick Doyle talk us through the ground breaking program that originated in Australia with a primary focus to help stylists in the salon community focus on developing and sharpening their communication skills with clients.  In this podcast, we outline how this unique program has revolutionised salon business for those who have attended.
November 25, 2019
The Dirty Job of Fighting Diversion w/ Patty Urban
Let’s talk about diversion. Meet our secret weapon - Patti Ubran - the President of Securities Essentials, an Ohio based private investigative firm. She’s been working with KEVIN.MURPHY for 7 years now. In this podcast, Patti shares what diversion is, where diverted product comes from, how to spot a salon that may be diverting, and what you can do to protect the market. Together we can take a stand against diversion!
November 18, 2019
Product: COLOR.ME Gentle, moisturizing and ammonia free CREAM.LIGHTNER
Now introducing, a vegan hair colour option! Introducing COLOR.ME CREAM.LIGHTENER, AMMONIA-FREE. A 100% vegan version of COLOR.ME's top-selling, cult-favourite CREAM.LIGHTENER. COLOR.ME Education Manager Jordana Geary discusses meeting your clients needs, and the new innovative, hydrating formula that delivers up to 6 levels of lift, all without the use of ammonia.
November 11, 2019
Product: Meet the amazing COLOURING.ANGEL after-shampoo treatment
Taking cues from runways and celebrities around the world, fashion and beauty are celebrating the use of playful colour. In this episode, Global Director of Education Development Tim Abney, discusses the introduction of COLOURING.ANGELS - colour enhancing treatments that instantly refresh haircolour with a nourishing effect. Revolutionising the way clients care for their colour and proving that blondes are not “one size fits all”!
November 4, 2019
Meet Vincent Tercé and the KEVIN.MURPHY Academy in Paris
Vincent Tercé, General Manager of KEVIN.MURPHY France, shares with us the education experience at the new KEVIN.MURPHY academy in Paris, France. Opened in 2018, the academy is located in the beautiful fashion district in the 1st arrondissement in Paris and offers unparalleled cut, colour and style classes featuring sought after industry artists.
October 28, 2019
The Love Brigade, Capturing clients for KEVIN.MURPHY w/ Liza Marx
The LOVE Brigade. Lisa Marx, KEVIN.MURPHY V.P of Sales and Education in North America, has created the hottest sales program in the beauty industry. Empowering Distributor Sales Consultants with the tools to approach premium salons in their territory, Lisa outlines how this innovative program is changing how consultants approach their business - by learning successful tactics through the Love Brigade training!
October 21, 2019
PRODUCT: Launching YOUNG.AGAIN Dry Conditoner
Kicking off the digital LAUNCH.ME package, Global Director of Education Development, Tim Abney, takes us through the latest edition to the REJUVENATE regimen - YOUNG.AGAIN DRY CONDITIONER. Now available on demand, gain consumer insights and learn how to position the product and its key features and benefits through social media channels.
October 14, 2019
Setting Salons up for Holiday Success
Are you ready for the holidays?! Director of Business Development for North America, Pasha Ghanei, shares how KEVIN.MURPHY sets salons up for retail success during the busiest time of the year. Pasha shares his expertise and details his favourite products from the 2019 Holiday Promotions including SWEET.HYDRATION, SPEAKING.VOLUMES and FIRST.CRUSH - our Limited Edition hair perfume.
September 30, 2019
PRODUCT: CREAM.LIGHTNER the Amonia Free and Moisture Rich Choice
COLOR.ME Education Manager, Jodana Geary, shares expert insight on COLOR.ME’s CREAM.LIGHTENER. The new highly cosmetic bleaching cream offering maximum control and up to 7 levels of lift. Jodana shares the key features and naturally derived ingredients that make this innovative, hydrating and conditioning formula unique, a few of her favourite lightening techniques, and why CREAM.LIGHTENER is the perfect choice for global application.
September 23, 2019