Key to the success of the Stephen Paul salon are Stephen and Kathy:  both fully trained in the Vidal Sassoon approach to haircutting, by Sassoon artistic directors Tony Beckerman and Graham Brakwell in Seattle Washington.  

Stephen and Kathy then travelled all over the world as a creative team: Canada, London, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia.

Veronica, Kathy, Stephen

Veronica, Kathy, Stephen



What is an Artist Director?


An Artistic Directors first job is to lead a team which could be anything from 3 to 300, to be the most experienced, knowledgeable and creative person in that team. To know and show direction in fashion and new techniques in cutting and colour. Finally to be responsible for the work by the team and that it meets his/her standards.

Stephen and Kathy's working history:

Artistic Directors at:

• Alan International, Leicester Square and Knightsbridge London
• Ginger Group, Victoria Canada
• Schwarzkopf, Pretoria South Africa
• Rever, Hong Kong
• Sabustian, Australia

They came back to England and opened Stephen Paul Hair in Breaston.


Fully trained under Stephen and Kathy. Obtained NVQ  levels 1 and 2 and went onto obtain Level 3 which includes advanced fashion techniques in haircutting, highlighting and colour. She has been at Stephen Paul Hair for 6 years.