Remembering Paul Brown: Stylist, Owner, Educator,

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Stylist, Operator, Educator and Maker Paul Brown passes July 7. 

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Stylist, Salon Owner, Educator, Innovator and Company Paul Brown passed absent July 7th in San Francisco following preventing cancer. He was the owner of Paul Brown Salons in Hawaii and the founder of the haircare enterprise Paul Brown Hawaii. He was 74.

For many years, if you had been at a expert attractiveness clearly show and you saw attendees going for walks all-around carrying leis created of darkish brown Kukui nuts, you could wager Paul Brown was just around the corner bestowing them on anyone who came by to say howdy.

Brown opened his initial hair salon in Honolulu in 1971, and produced his mark in the industry with a revolutionary thermal hair straightening system and flat iron. With the achievement of his salons, Brown regarded the will need for a one of a kind professional hair care item method that would integrate the organic plants by natural means grown in Hawaii to assistance profit purchasers of all cultures.

Combining a Appreciate for Hawaii with Magnificence

By the late 1980s, Brown experienced founded the effective intercontinental hair treatment solution enterprise that bears his name, Paul Brown Hawaii. Motivated by Hawaii’s tropical flora, assorted cultural and ethnic influences, he formulated botanically-primarily based hair treatment goods utilized throughout the world. Impressed by Hawaiian fauna, sea essences and Kukui nut oil, the products and solutions provide clients with workable, delicate, shine hair.His earth-pleasant, omega-abundant products crowd the shelves currently, but back again then couple of companies ventured together this avenue. 

Even with any troubles, Brown never ever forgot what influenced it all—his beloved Hawaii. He ongoing to shell out four times a 7 days doing what he loved most, reducing his clients’ hair, although continuing to guidebook his skilled salon products firm by way of innovation. “With a dedication to progressive study and product growth, the principal target of Paul Brown Hawaii stays hair treatment options for all cultures and all people,” he claimed.

A Motto for Providing Back again

Brown’s market involvement goes a great deal even more than just the salon and merchandise line. No matter if it was representing the field in Washington or lobbying for different costs in favor of natural beauty specialists, Brown’s reputation as an educator and developer of a very respected item line carries more than internationally. He traveled extensively and presented instruction seminars to substantial groups of guests. He usually gave demonstrations and spelled out his distinctive hair style tactics across the globe. And, he donated a incredible quantity of time and money by ‘giving back’—a motto of great importance to his continued growth and values.

“My success in the qualified salon, spa and product or service industry has been primarily based on my professional determination to instruction, hair fashion and marketplace developments,” he mentioned. “I appreciate getting the option to even now perform behind the chair in a salon although constructing a manufacturer that I am particularly proud of.”

Brown was a earlier vice president of the Worldwide Salon/Spa Business Network, where he labored for additional than a ten years to influence good improve for the beauty industry, its organizations and the a great number of people today operating within it.

Brown also was very well recognised all through his beloved Hawaiian islands for his extraordinary charitable endeavours and contributions to the condition. His charitable perform benefitted the American Cancer Society and he volunteered or the Alzheimer’s Affiliation. He donated his styling expert services to Goodwill Industries and their “Goodwill Goes Glam” fundraising celebration, exactly where versions lit up the runway in carefully applied fashions to rais money to enable disadvantaged inhabitants locate significant function.

Kat Malencha, controlling director at Paul Brown Salon suggests the stylists, team, apprentices and assistants at the salon will carry on to honor his legacy. He suggests the salon will keep on being open, and staff will continue on to do the job under the Paul Brown title, as was his would like.

The Marketplace Remembers Paul Brown

“This is a unfortunate working day as we mourn the demise of a accurate legend, Paul Brown. Paul was devoted to the hair marketplace and to Hawaii. He worked tirelessly to encourage each. He may perhaps not have been born on the islands, but he captured their essence – from his dynamic temperament to the groundbreaking haircare line he launched. There have been so lots of firsts when it arrived to Paul. He was the first to showcase the advantages of Kukui nut oil in a specialist elegance line – and he did it extensive just before hair oils had been in vogue. He collaborated with biologists and scientists at the University of Hawaii to create the omega-rich Hawaiian Protein Flora Elaborate (HPFC). He aided to introduce the flat iron to the United States. And who can fail to remember his hair straightening system with its board and magnetic rollers? In his ongoing journey to manage the wellness and integrity of hair, he launched perms that had been tested to be gentler in restructuring the hair than most traditional perms. But in addition to his artistic genius, Paul was quick to donate his time and energies to mentoring youthful stylists, the Intercontinental Salon/Spa Enterprise Network and the Wounded Warriors Project. He fully commited plenty of hrs and assets to supporting the wives, mothers, and daughters of company users truly feel gorgeous. It was his present – to make a different person experience attractive.”Scott Bowers, CEO of Paul Brown Hawaii

“I experienced the satisfaction of realizing Paul for quite a few decades. For many years, we were being board members jointly with ISBN. I was his sponsor for membership to Intercoiffure. Him becoming in Hawaii and me in Ohio did not make it straightforward to hook up as usually as we both equally would have liked but, when we did, it was often a fantastic expertise. We each started out in the splendor business in the 1960s—we ended up lucky to have studied and to have partied with the greats of that period. Every time we were collectively, we would get a wander down memory lane and relive the halcyon days of our youth and the pleasure of currently being in “the Renaissance” of the beauty sector. 1 of my fondest membories with Paul took location all around 2000. We experienced been to an Intercoiffure meeting together in New York Town and immediately after the meeting, Paul accompanied me and my spouse Debbie to our house in Ohio for a few of days. The discussions hardly ever ended, and his like of our market showed the whole time. As properly, his love of Duckhorn Merlot grew to become clear that excursion. I have under no circumstances sipped a Merlot wine considering the fact that without the need of imagining of Paul. Yet another memory I will under no circumstances neglect is presenting an ISBN Life span Accomplishment Award together with Paul to our idol and mentor Vidal Sassoon. Paul and I had been early apostles of Vidal and credited any results we appreciated professionally to him. We had been equally like minor boys assembly Michael Jordan or Tom Brady that weekend. We each individual realized exactly how the other felt about that second. Paul was an outstanding artist and businessman, but a lot more importantly, he was a kind, gracious and charming person. As effectively, he was the quintessential gentleman who could have published a e book on the issue. Those of us who realized Paul beloved him. And those of us who loved him will sincerely miss out on him.”Charles Penzone, Penzone Salons + Spas

“Paul was a single of the initial individuals I fulfilled when I joined ISBN. He was so warm and welcoming…and what strength, pizzazz and identity! I usually seemed forward to viewing him. I admired his power to make alterations in his business enterprise and his personalized daily life. We was 1 of a kind…and only Wonderful!Rhoda Olsen, Great Clips

“Paul was a single of those people ‘one-of-a-kind’ guys. He was clever, entrepreneurial, talented, humorous and exceptionally generous. He hosted my family when we stopped by for a salon stop by, arranging for our daughters to have seaside massages right before getting us on a tour of the island. How significant is SPAM to the islands of Hawaii? Paul took us to his favored diner in the coronary heart of Maui where we chowed down on the Hawaiian staple and leanred extra about the heritage of each the food stuff and Hawaii. Ours have been the only non-native faces in the diner, but we were embraced because of Paul. On the flip side, every time Paul arrived to New York, he function just take me to the best restaurants for lavish meals–from SPAM to lobster that was Paul! At trade shows, stopping by the Paul Brown booth was an important destination for me. Confident, I required one particular of the necklaces he handed out, but I understood he would have a little something interseting to share, like a new item, service or technique. He was all about improvig the life of hairdressers and customers and bringing high-quality to the field. He will be skipped.”Maggie Mulhern, EsteticaUSA editor-at-massive and previous attractiveness and trend director, Present day SALON

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Paul and Stacey Soble outside his flagship salon in Honolulu in 2013. 
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Paul and Stacey Soble outside the house his flagship salon in Honolulu in 2013. 

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“Paul Brown was often a reporter’s desire–he was as generous with his tales as he was with his time and he normally understood how to spin the excellent estimate. I generally was amazed when we’d be conversing about some new business enterprise concept or his product business to understand how substantially he gave again to his community of his time, talent and money. In 2013, my partner and I had been in Honolulu for a couple of times and I termed Paul to see if we could tour one particular of his iconic salons. Not only did he graciously display us his flagship salon, but he put in the afternoon demonstrating us his favorites spots in the city and using us to poolside lunch at his club. It remains one particular of my favored memories, and like Paul it sent substantially extra than anticipated.”Stacey Soble, SALON These days

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