Inspiring the salon professional to capture dreams and create beauty


MATRIX is a leading professional hair care and hair color company in the United States, committed to the development of the salon professional, offering a wide range of haircare, haircolor and styling products.

Our heritage
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Matrix is committed to the development of the salon professional, offering a wide range of haircare, haircolor and styling products. 

Matrix was founded in 1980 by the American husband and wife team, Arnie and Sydell Miller. Before he founded Matrix, Mr. Miller was a hairdresser for over 20 years. Mr. Miller decided to try his hand at running a different kind of company in 1971, when he developed individually applied eyelashes. He formed a firm, Ardell, to market the product to retailers and to beauty salons. Ardell eventually created and sold a hair color product.

In the late 1970s, Mr. Miller saw that the retail market was shrinking and decided to sell Ardell in 1980 in order to concentrate on building Matrix, which would market its products only to professional haircare buyers.

“I felt that in order to be successful, I needed more focus. I chose the professional end because I knew the business and I liked it better,” he said.

The Millers wanted to provide hairdressers with a comprehensive range of products that would help them grow their businesses and provide the means to take full advantage of their talent and creativity.

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Our Artist Community

Authentic, influential and expressive, Matrix artists are a team of self-made talent that expands our brand’s global reach, impact and following through a collaborative relationship. They are salon owners, industry forces, and relentless artists that have the power to touch, inspire and upskills artists of all backgrounds. Through their knowledge and passion, they deliver technique-driven, engaging, and trending content a cross all our Matrix platforms.

Think, Believe, Dream, Dare.

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Matrix Founder
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Our Mission
Matrix’s mission is to build and unite the largest and best educated global community of hairdressers, fueled by expression, inspiration, and uncomplicated products and services for all.

True to the spirit of Matrix’s hairdresser founder, Arnie Miller, the brand has been committed to the development of the salon professional for over 40 years.

Shane Wolf

Worldwide President, Professional Products Division US Brands

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