John Paul DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria of John Paul Mitchell Systems was honored by the elite salon owners of Intercoiffure America/Canada with their prestigious “Visionary of the Year” Award at the annual Members Trend Luncheon on October 19 in New York City.

Intercoiffure America/Canada (ICA) established the “Visionary of the Year” Award in 2007 to recognize extraordinary individual achievements in influencing business or creative trends in the beauty industry. “John Paul DeJoria’s ongoing accomplishments in business and philanthropy are exactly what this award is all about,” says ICA president Lois Christie. “The Board of Directors and I are truly honored to be able to recognize DeJoria’s energy, generosity of spirit and business acumen.”

John Paul DeJoria and partner Paul Mitchell founded John Paul Mitchell Systems ( in 1980. Their goal was to build a company that not only provided hairdressers with the best professional products but also provided business tools to help their professional customers be successful.