"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 Wood’s genius at creating perfect hair colour has made him one of the most sought-after colourists in the world. His expert knowledge and artistic eye mean he’s constantly called on by women across the globe who want his special brand of glossy, natural, believable-looking colour. His vision and technical ability with colour, along with his heart and roots in the Josh Wood Colour Atelier, has allowed him to shape the global beauty landscape for over three decades. Here's the story so far...


Launched the Josh Wood Colour System

The ultimate home hair colour system, the first of its kind created by a world-leading colourist, arrived to redefine hair colour in February 2018.


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 fashion-world leaders known for their statement-making runway hair, Josh and Guido create the style and colour trends, before taking them directly to salons and consumers, alongside the international community of Redken Artists and Educators.


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.


Cemented the elevation of colour on the catwalk

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

Created colours for 47 models for the Prada Spring Summer '14 show


Opened the Atelier in London's Notting Hill

In London, home is the Josh Wood Colour Salon, a unique ‘creative hub’ concept. 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.


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