Duncan Richards Headhshot


Duncan Richards Headhshot

Down Under is bowled over with Joico hair sensation, Duncan Richards, and frankly, so are we –which is why, when we had the opportunity to grab a chat with this Aussie superstar, we jumped on it. You’ll enjoying hearing him “muse” about everything from trends to treats (with a little good-old American translating for us out-of-the-loop folks). Come join us for his story right here…

DUNCAN RICHARDS, Joico Education Manager, Australia/New Zealand

Bragging rights: I have a rep as the best Barista in our Sydney office…which, I think, is just my team’s way of getting me to make them coffee.

On my nightstand: My phone, of course!

I’ll cry if I’m out of: Coffee.

What I’m eating when no one’s looking: Caramel Slice–it’s a favorite two-layer shortbread cookie. But it’s got to have a crunchy base, lots of caramel in the middle, and just a little bit of chocolate on top.

If anyone could dress me: G-Star Raw…they do really wearable pieces and architectural denim.

What’s on my feet: At home? Thongs (that’s flip-flops to the rest of the world). At work, it’s R.M Williams boots or footy-style joggers (sneakers!) by Adidas.

Can’t live without: My wife, Tash. XO

My influencers: My Nan and Pop had amazing values and love for family. Those same values filter through my entire family today. I can’t thank them all enough.

Guiltiest pleasure: Business-class travel…and Hot Chips*. (*Australian for French fries, and so popular Down Under, they’re literally sold in vending machines.)

Biggest misconception about hairdressers: Hairdressers aren’t often recognized for their intelligence. Yet we have some of the world’s most amazing, creative minds in our industry.

Why hair?: I went into the business because it was cool…the job, the environment, everything about it. And I got to hang out with gorgeous women!

If not hair: I wanted to be a *pro footballer. (*He’s talking soccer, people.)

What I’m known best for: Having a sociable personality with an awesome sense of humor. (Ok, my friends wrote this.)

Oddest job: I worked in a service station.

The look I never want to see again: My own hair.

This hairstyle/color will never bore me: Bleached hair.

Best advice ever: “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”

“I’ve made it” moment: When I started in education, the company told me I had a meal allowance; and I thought to myself, Wow, I get paid to eat!!

What’s playing in my salon: A little bit of everything… Led Zeppelin, Howlin Wolf, Noah Gunderson, The Jackson 5; and when my phone rings, it’s AC/DC.

Tool/product I’m always reaching for: Hairspray. I’m loving Joico Flip Turn.

Trend Alert!

Duncan Richards hairstyle on model
Duncan Richards hairstyle on model

Check out Duncan’s bold creation, Cinnamon Girl–a spicy-yet-sweet look inspired by the music of Neil Young, and created with some of his favorite Joico Power Stylers.