March 8, 2013
Did I ever tell you about the one time when I styled John Paul DeJoria’s hair for a photo shoot?
First off John Paul, or JP, as I can refer to him as, because we’re buds, is the super rich guy who founded Paul Mitchell, and he also owns Patron Tequila, and a bunch of other stuff.
Here’s the story: when I was a cosmetology student at the Paul Mitchell school, I was asked by the school director if I want to style hair for a super secret photo shoot.
Um, duh. Was my exact response.
He gave me an address. It was JP’s house. In Malibu. And this is the part in the story where I crapped my pants.
I rang the door bell, and he answered, I shook his hand and he lead me to the dining room. He finished up his meeting on global issues with Middle Eastern dignitaries, and brought his daughter who was about the same age as me downstairs. The photo shoot was for him and his daughter, so I flat ironed his daughter’s hair, and then JP sat down and said, “What about me?”
I grabbed a comb and re-ponyed that guy’s hair.
The photo shoot took place in his backyard because this is what his backyard looks like:
And here is what the finished product looked like:
The article ran in Item magazine with Kevin Federline on the cover.
I guess we were both enjoying our 15 minutes of fame.