I'm very excited to be interviewing my guest today, Mr. Angus Mitchell. Son of the late Paul Mitchell, who was the co-founder of the Paul Mitchell product range.
Angus is not only a very talented hairdresser in his own right, but he's also co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems and a proud father of his young son Dylan.
In today's podcast, we will discuss:
And that's just to start.
So it's an absolute pleasure to be able to interview Angus Mitchell for this episode of the Grow My Salon Business podcast...
In This Episode:
[01:14] Welcome to the show, Angus!
[01:47] Angus shares memories of his father and why Hawaii is so spiritual to him.
[04:33] He speaks about his father having a strict diet and meditating and doing yoga.
[05:35] Do you remember your father's first studios in New York?
[07:35] Angus speaks about the first sculpting lotion product and how it was the company's first significant success.
[10:00] He discusses the hair trends of the 80s and how excited his father was to see the new shorter hairstyles.
[11:28] Angus shares a memory of talking with his father.
[12:17] Did you have any hair conversations with your father before he passed?
[14:35] Angus felt that when his father passed when he was out of high school, he honoured his father's memory by becoming a hairdresser.
[17:23] Angus speaks about some great hairdressers he was on stage with and how nervous he was during his first show.
[19:51] Did you enjoy doing hair?
[20:44] Angus shares his career path as an educator.
[22:56] Angus speaks about opening a salon where he hired people straight out of beauty school.
[25:42] How did you handle owning a salon while being a co-owner of John Paul Mitchell Systems?
[27:55] Angus shares about being environmentally savvy in Hawaii and how his father lived.
[32:57] What did you learn from John Paul DeJoria?
[35:28] Angus discusses that John Paul's daughter is now running the company and is just as talented in the business.
[36:49] Angus speaks about the school side of JPMS and what they are about.
[38:56] Angus shares that they are looking for a location for an advanced school for JPMS.
[40:05] How many automobiles do you have now?
[41:18] "Anyone can buy a car, but not everyone can build them."
[44:56] Angus is building his father's dream car in his garage even though he doesn't put on overalls and do the work; it's his vision that they are following.
[50:22] Angus, thank you much for being on the show!!
[50:55] Do you have any final thoughts for the listeners today?
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