From pomades to pompadours, John Paul Mitchell Systems offers its best to those who do 'dos. The privately held US company makes more than 90 different haircare products that sell in more than 100,000 hair salons nationwide and about 80 countries. John Paul Mitchell was founded in Hawaii in 1980 by John Paul "J. P." DeJoria and the late Paul Mitchell. The firm's signature white bottles with distinctive black lettering (because the founders couldn't afford color ink) have attracted the attention of counterfeiters on more than one occasion. Its brands include Paul Mitchell, Modern Elixirs, The Tea Tree Collection, Paul Mitchell LAB, and Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color.