Multi-award winning Pauline McCabe is Rock Paper Scissors' owner and creative director.

Synthesising look and message to create dazzling effects is her specialty. With a background in Fine Art, McCabe’s expertise flows from her eclecticism.

Her roles in hairdressing include stylist, educator, art director and mentor. A regular session stylist, McCabe's editorial work has appeared in numerous local and international magazines. Her impressive experience has also seen her hand-picked as Florence + the Machine's hairstylist for her 2019 world tour “High as Hope”.

Scottish-born McCabe trained with British trailblazers Irvine and Rita Rusk, who took over the mantle from Vidal Sassoon. Later she became Artistic Director for Trevor Sorbie in his heyday, before launching her own hugely successful salon in London’s King Road and then moving to WA in 2000. 

In 2016 she was awarded the international Session Kit mentorship, travelling to London to team up with super-stylists Gary Gill and Anna Chapman.

McCabe has been personally invited to work on world-renowned Fashion Week shows including Paris Haute Couture (2019 & 2017), London (2019 & 2018), New York (2019 & 2018), Milan (2019 & 2018 & 2017), Melbourne and Sydney (2019). She has worked with hairdressing greats such as the legendary James Pecis, Guido Palau, Damien Boissinot, Syd Hayes, and Duffy. 

Some notable shows have been: Hugo Boss, Burberry, Vera Wang, Ten Pieces, Michael Sorado, Bassike, Schiaparelli, Victor & Rolph, Giovanni Bedin, Gareth Pugh, Roksanda, Simone Rochas, Richard Quinn (with the Queen and Anna Wintour present in front row), Derek Lam label, the Ralph Lauren 50th anniversary show, Galindo NYC, Priscavera, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Sandy Liang, PE Nation, Ermanno Scervino, Trussardi, Etro, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino and Armani.

Young creatives benefit from McCabe’s mentorship. She has taught in America, Canada, Europe, and Australia, for brands such as Oribe, O&M, R&Co, and GHD. McCabe previously worked as an educator for Kevin Murphy, is a GHD Brand Warrior and a Global Mastered Ambassador.

To book in a professional workshop with Pauline McCabe, click here.

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