"I hear in colour. I think in colour. Creating unique tones to make a woman look and feel great in her own skin is second nature to me."

Josh has spent a lifetime understanding what makes a woman love her hair colour – from finding the perfect, sophisticated, natural-looking shade, to the satisfaction of covering up every single grey. His vision and technical ability with colour, along with his heart and roots in the Josh Wood Colour Salon, has allowed him to shape the global beauty landscape for nearly three decades. Here is the story so far...

2017

Appointed Redken Global Color Creative Director

In 2017 Josh was announced as Redken’s Global Color Creative Director, joining the Redken tribe of renowned experts and trend creators, including Guido Palau, the fashion world’s most visionary hairstylist. As two industry leaders known for their statement-making runway hair, Josh and Guido will continue to create each season’s top style and colour trends, bringing them directly to salons and consumers, alongside the international community of Redken Artists and Educators.

2016

First colourist to win Creative Head Hair Icon Award

In 2016 Josh received the coveted Creative Head Most Wanted Hair Icon Award – a true recognition of his work within the industry, awarded by his peers. He’s more than earned his place next to super stylists, such as Guido Palau, who he works alongside in his role of Global Color Creative Director for Redken.

Launched groundbreaking and award-winning Blending Wand

2013

Cemented the elevation of colour on the catwalk

Josh holds an influential position at the forefront of fashion. He collaborates with leading photographers and designers and regularly has the fashion world calling on his visionary colour services for shoots, ready-to-wear and couture collections. His colour has been seen on the catwalks of Celine, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Missoni, Dior and Versace.

Coloured 47 models for the Prada Spring Summer '14 show

2011

Opened the Atelier in London's Holland Park

In London, home is the Josh Wood Colour Salon, a unique ‘creative hub’ concept credited as being "unarguably the most innovative move in hair for decades." Here Josh leads a team of experts with their extensive session and salon experience. Clients are drawn to the team’s creative expertise and technical ability to create unique, personalised colour, tailored for each individual, to perfectly complement their personality, look and lifestyle.

80s-90s

First brush with hairdressing

Josh’s career started with a Saturday job at a local salon in his home town of Barnsley. It wasn’t long before he found himself training to be a hairdresser at Vidal Sassoon in Leeds. As soon as he qualified he made his way to London, where he found his hair colour calling…

No two colours I create are ever the same, just like one's iris or fingerprint is never genetically reproduced. That unique human essence means experimenting with tones and hues to unlock the best version of a person.

Josh Wood