Arthur knew at a young age that he was a natural at coiffure. His mother was his first ‘client,’ and later, her many friends and neighbors were a proving ground for what would become his life’s work.
Arthur Johns decided hair would be his profession.
First, he studied in his native Ohio, then in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. He didn’t just focus on the basics of hairdressing; he wanted to do it all.
This ushered him to explore the mastery of wig-making and expertise in what at that time was called “hairpieces.” Soon, he was enmeshed in the fashion and entertainment arenas – all manner of ‘hair enhancement’ for women and men.
Arthur Johns’s career highlights read like a who’s who in fashion, movies, TV, and music.
Stellar talents who have benefitted from his magic touch include Farrah Fawcett, Julie Christie, Liza Minnelli, Olivia Newton-John, and Diane Carroll. Oh, and Rod Stewart and The Bee Gees.
Arthur created the most iconic and imitated hairstyles ever: The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler’s permed red bob, Jennifer Beals’ springy curls in Flashdance, Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia buns in Star Wars, and who can forget Tina Turner’s signature mane while wailing What’s Love Got to Do with It?
The Arthur Johns Influence
“I met this talented human named Arthur Johns. He was one of the most well-known hair stylists in Los Angeles. He was doing everyone from Olivia Newton-John to Chaka Khan to Julie Christie. I assisted him for almost seven years. So I was shaped by all of these incredible women at a very young age.
In the salon, Nancy Reagan and Betsy Bloomingdale were coming in, and Zsa Zsa Gabor and Tina Turner. They taught me everything about my craft and about making women feel beautiful and honoring them.
And Arthur was a genius and really taught me how to do what I love, which is hair. He could take two hairs and make them into a sculpture.”
– Adir Abergel in Allure
Arthur nurtured many talented hair professionals, most notably Adir Abergel and Sally Hershberger, who enjoy celebrity clientele, successful product lines, and mane empires.
They credit Arthur for giving them a start in the business, along with inspiration and admiration.
Arthur Johns’ career has spanned decades, coifing the elite in fashion and entertainment while maintaining a large, loyal private clientele.
Combining his skill set in hairpieces, wig-making, and hairdressing – Arthur invented and patented his ‘crowning glory’ – the HairOn® “hair delivery system.”
HairOn® is unlike anything else in the hair extension arena. It’s simple to use, non-invasive, and anyone who wants ‘more hair’ can easily ‘adorn’ themselves at home. It’s revolutionary.
“When it comes to hair – there’s nothing Arthur Johns doesn’t do exceptionally well. He’s a wigmaker, colorist, he makes bespoke extensions, his cuts are iconic. I’m so lucky I had a chance to work with him and learn from him as I began my career. He’s brilliant – the consummate hair professional.”
– Sally Hershberger
"Hair is all you want. Hair is all you need." - Arthur Johns
Arthur Johns revolutionized the science and application of wigs and hair extensions. Time and time again, we have seen his hair products in Films & Television, on the Red Carpets, and Music Stages but we have never realized that this discreet, yet show-stopping, style comes from decades of experience in craft and creation.
In his ever-creative mind, Arthur envisioned that someday, hair would become a fashion accessory as interchangeable as clothing.
Now, his early vision meets the trending demand for hair that changes as effortlessly as outfits and attitudes. His patented HairOn® product offers a fashionable, affordable, and fun way for hair to be an expression of life, love, and sexual freedom!