Paula Kent Meehan, cofounder of Redken, died Monday at her home in Beverly Hills.
Kent Meehan, 82, established the “Scientific Approach to Beauty” concept based on her dedication to developing products that respect the natural pH of the hair and skin. She also was a forerunner in teaching chemistry to hairdressers, enabling them to better serve their clients.
With her business partner Jheri Redding, the duo launched Redken in 1960 with an initial investment that Kent Meehan received for starring in a Hamm’s beer commercial.
The company was sold to Cosmair Inc., (now called L’Oréal USA) in 1993.
In April, Kent Meehan bought the Beverly Hills Courier weekly newspaper from its original owner. Additionally, she was one of the largest donors to the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden.
Kent Meehan married John E. Meehan in 1973. He died in 2004.
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