Australian colour expert, Kate Reid, has been at the forefront of professional hair care for more than 22 years. Australian Hair Fashion Awards 2018 Winner for Excellence in Education, Reid is a driving force in education strategy, digital and live content, as well as industry sustainability.
Her illustrious career has seen her travel across the globe to more than 25 countries presenting shows and workshops to audiences of 2,500+, imparting knowledge and skills with her unique style and flare. With a wealth of industry experience, she has directed and worked with colour teams including Wella, Sebastian Professional and P&G Professional. Kate has also served as lead advisor for Trend Vision, mentoring the team for international competitions in Milan, Paris, New York, Barcelona and Madrid, and has received numerous awards including P&G Global Educator of the Year, and was placed on the Global Influence Future Team.
In constant demand for editorial, Kate has contributed to leading publications including, Marie Claire, Vogue, New Beauty, InStyle, Cream Mag, Estetica, Beauty Launchpad, Shop Til You Drop, Woman’s Health, New Beauty, The Colorist and Salon Magazine amongst others. She is now a regular trend commentator in fashion and beauty media with a global audience.
Reid joined KEVIN.MURPHY in 2014, bringing her colour expertise, creativity and style into the role of global DESIGN.DIRECTOR of COLOR.ME by KEVIN.MURPHY, where she worked on the development and preparation of the brand, and executed its highly successful launch into North America and now is one of the fastest growing colour brands globally. Kate has worked alongside Kevin Murphy to direct colour for the brand’s annual campaigns as well as editorial shoots. In 2016, Kate was appointed to the role of Design Director where she oversees the creative direction for COLOR.ME.