Paul's Bio

Paul Joseph DiGrigoli has more energy and passion than virtually anyone in the hair industry today. Regardless of what hat he’s wearing – author, hairdresser, educator, salon owner, or school owner – Paul brings a unique blend of enthusiasm, authenticity, and humor to everything he does. An individual who walks his talk, Paul delights in sharing the best of what he’s learned during almost four decades in the cosmetology industry. He engages his audience and gets people moving (figuratively and literally!) on their way to success.

Through his unstoppable energy and unmatched passion, Paul has touched the lives of thousands of cosmetologists across the United States. Due to his 25 years of experience behind the chair and his entrepreneurial background, he has gained first-hand knowledge of the importance of team building, personal development, leadership skills, and maintaining health and wellness. Paul takes great pride in helping individuals to accomplish their goals and reach their dreams.   

In December of 2017, Paul launched his first ever product line, PAUL JOSEPH PROFESSIONAL, with a 20-year plan to be sold in the top salons in America.  A product line that was truly born in the salon, Paul’s mission is to not only develop world-class hair care products, but also to help every stylist and salon owner to eliminate their frustrations and pain by refining their own personal and professional development skills.

Some of Paul’s notable accomplishments:

  • An experienced hairdresser for almost four decades who spent over twenty-five years behind the chair.
  • Regional Educator for Rusk and Massachusetts State Stylist Director.
  • Founder and current CEO of DiGrigoli Salon and DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology.
  • National American Community College Entrepreneurship “Entrepreneur of the Year” award recipient 2003.
  • American Chambers of Commerce Greater Springfield Chapter Super 60 award for Small Business Revenue Growth award recipient 2004.
  • DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology has been an honorary winner of the “Excellence in Education” award from Modern Salon Magazine for outstanding school culture, community involvement, and innovative marketing from 2012-2017. In 2016, the school won the national award for outstanding school culture.
  • A nationally-renowned motivational speaker and educator for twenty years, who conducts classes and seminars on personal and professional development for companies of all sizes and scopes.
  • Author of Booked Solid: The Ultimate Guide to Getting and Keeping Clients, a number one best seller in the hair industry today. Paul’s articles have been published in a number of industry magazines such as Modern Salon, American Salon, Launch Pad, and Beauty-Link.
  • Member of the prestigious Intercoiffure America / Canada.
  • Founder and Owner of PAUL JOSEPH PROFESSIONAL hair care product line, launched in 2017.



our latestour latest posts