Paul Mitchell school owners and directors attending their biannual owner's summit meeting received a huge surprise when Earvin "Magic" Johnson walked through the door. The legendary basketball player, entrepreneur, and LA Dodgers owner dropped in to personally thank the schools for their $150,000 donation to the Magic Johnson Foundation. To date, the Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising campaign has raised over $11.2 million and donated $280,000 to the Magic Johnson Foundation.
Future Professionals and staff from the 101 Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $2.6 million for 11 charities in their 2013 FUNraising campaign. A celebration Gala took place May 5, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, hosted by Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and deaf comedian / motivational speaker Kathy Buckley, with special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, John Schneider, and Megyn Price, and entertainment by Sara Evans and Tichina Arnold.
The Hair Academy is pleased to showcase six of our Future Professionals who received recognition at this year's Beacon competition: Whitney Cheney, Brooke Evans, Abbie Tait, Chelsea McFarland, Shayne Haskell, and Chelsea Alvari. Take a look at their gorgeous work!
Night school enjoyed participating in a Titanic theme night! Not only did the hair styles highlight the evening, but the experience was authenticated with lights going out, electronics disappearing, and a few "drownings" of night school "passengers!"
During our Kitmas celebration, Santa Claus made a surprise visit to our brand new core and spoiled our Future Professionals with kits!During our Kitmas celebration, Santa Claus made a surprise visit to our brand new core and spoiled our Future Professionals with kits!
Our wonderful Theory Specialist Sarah Elhert spent the day teaching our Paul Mitchell students about the history of hair and popular styles throughout the ages. They then competed to see who could represent a certain era the best. Two winners were announced: Stacey Ciraiz representing the 50's and Aubrey Jones representing the 60's. Way to go Future Professionals!!!
Paul Mitchell Schools' 2013 Caper featured a superstar lineup including Bravo TV's Tabatha Coffey, comedian and inspirational speaker Kathy Buckley, and Sundance Channel's Push Girls, along with stage presentations by renowned artists and educators in and outside the Paul Mitchell galaxy. Special guests included 5-time NAHA winner Vivienne Mackinder in a main-stage hair show hosted by Paul Mitchell Chairman and CEO John Paul DeJoria, Paul Mitchell Co-owner Angus Mitchell, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, and Paul Mitchell Global Artistic Director and 7-time Stylists Choice Awards Platform Artist of the Year Robert Cromeans. Roughly 3,000 Future Professionals earned their way to the 2-day Las Vegas educational extravaganza, held January 22-23, 2013.
Paul Mitchell Schools 28th annual Caper starts tomorrow! The crews are in Las Vegas, setting up the main stage, classrooms, Mall and Career Connection, registration, lounge, and more cool places to play. The artists and models are here - including the Future Professional Design Team and student models. Everyone's getting ready to welcome 3,000 Future Professionals who worked SO hard to earn the educational opportunity of a lifetime!
Pancake Breakfast! The Hair Academy students and staff enjoying some pancakes while we meet our new little core babies!
When Paul Mitchell Schools' Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh lost his good friend Ann Bowler in 2010, he wanted to do something to honor her memory. "During our time together, every time I asked Ann if there was anything I could do for her, her only response was, 'Just be my friend.'" Inspired by that simple request, Winn called upon the student-run Be Nice (Or Else!) Teams at Paul Mitchell Schools to hold annual "Ann Bowler Days." Each December, in Ann's honor, students and staff members visit nursing homes and senior centers across America, singing Christmas carols, bearing small gifts, offering mini manicures and hairdos, and providing love and companionship to their new friends.
Visits from Santa have continued through the month of January at the Hair Academy in Rexburg! Check out all our pics of our new core babies as they celebrate Kitmas!
Each year, the Hair Academy in Rexburg participates in a fun program called Shop with a Cop. This program offers children in the community an opportunity to do some shopping for their family. Several policeman volunteer their time to accompany the children and several staff members and Future Professionals from The Hair Academy help with the wrapping of the gifts. It is so much fun and really brings the Christmas spirit!
Last Saturday, Dec. 8th, The Hair Academy's Design Team spent the day on BYU-Idaho's campus preparing models for a grand, end-of-the-semester fashion show put together by the University's Fashion Department. The Team had a lot of fun and got a chance to network with dozens of people from the community. Shea and Emma, the leaders of the Design Team were pleased that the day went smoothly-- there were no hiccups in the schedule and all the models were so grateful for the tremendous help they received from the Team!
The Future Professionals at The Hair Academy in Rexburg recently learned the wonderful art of Zulu knots! Not only are Zulu knots a fun style, they have a unique history. The Future Professionals discovered that Zulu knots originated from the Bantu Tribes in West Africa hundreds of years ago. A small branch of these tribes became known as the Zulu and were known for their tradition of ?knotting? their hair into multiple one inch sections. This technique can be applied to create many different styles depending on how long you choose to leave the knots in place. After being released, the knots create waves in the hair. Here are several fun examples!
We at The Hair Academy love when we get to spend our Friday mornings eating delicious fruity pancakes and celebrating the arrival of our most recent core class! Thanks to everyone involved!
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell Schools joined John Paul Mitchell Systems to raise money and awareness about this important cause. At Paul Mitchell Schools across America, Future Professionals and staff members spent the month of October 2012 participating in Making Strides walks, holding bake sales and cut-a-thons, and selling pink ribbons and pink hair extensions to raise over $74,320 for the American Cancer Society.
Caper has officially begun! Each year, Paul Mitchell Future Professionals have the opportunity to earn their way to Caper, an unforgettable educational event designed just for them in Las Vegas. With a theme of "Our Dreams, Our Future," Paul Mitchell Schools everywhere kicked off Caper 2013, with zany skits, guest speakers, entertainment, and fun!
On September 18, 2012, an army of 16,000 future beauty professionals took to the streets throughout the continental United States and Hawaii for our fourth annual Paul Mitchell Schools Free Hugs Day. "Our Free Hugs campaign is just one of the many ways our future beauty professionals show their passion and compassion in their local communities," said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. "As members of the beauty industry, we're in the business of helping people look beautiful. More important, it's part of our 'be nice' culture to help people FEEL beautiful." Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade "Free Hugs" signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, students and staff from the network's 100 schools put down their combs and marched out the door, heading for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people's day.
These Future Professionals clocked out to go give free hugs as the state says we can't give them hours to give free hugs!
Co-hosted by Marie Osmond and Winn Claybaugh at the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, home of the Golden Globe Awards, the 2012 FUNraising Gala featured special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, Kathy Buckley, Kristin Bauer, and a live performance by Natasha Bedingfield. This year, the schools raised over $2.5 million for charity!
"Princess Day" at The Paul Mitchell School in Rexburg was a BLAST! So many BEAUTIFUL princesses everywhere! These cute little girls had the ROYAL TREATMENT of hair, nails and make-up!
We Raised $500 for local charities at our Fun In The Sun FUNraising event this year! We couldn't be happier or prouder of everyone involved.
Brittany Maxwell entered the Idaho State University Hair Competition on April 16th. Brittany was awarded 1st place in the Ladies Evening/Bridal competition!!! All four pictures are of Brittney's model. Congratulations to Brittany Maxwell!!! We are so proud of you Brittany!
Saying good-bye to Ashley Tingey. Future Professionals and staff members all surprised Ashley with a farewell Popsicle Party! Ashley is a fabulous learning leader that everyone at the Paul Mitchell school in Rexburg loves and respects. Today was Ashley's last day. She will be moving to Arizona. We will miss her so much, but we wish her the best of luck!
When Paul Mitchell Schools dean and cofounder Winn Claybaugh lost his good friend Ann Bowler last year, he wanted to do something to honor her. He called upon the schools' Be Nice (Or Else!) teams to hold "Ann Bowler Day," and it was a rousing success. This year, he asked them to repeat the event, and the response was overwhelming. Students and staff members from the nationwide network of cosmetology schools flocked to nursing homes and senior centers during the month of December, singing Christmas carols, bearing small gifts, and offering mini manicures and hairdos. Most important, they provided love and companionship to their new friends.
The Future Professionals at The Hair Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner school participated in Shop With a Cop where they had the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer by helping local families in need. Little children ran around the store picking out gifts for themselves and family members, while Future Professionals wrapped the presents!
Showcase Runway was the first of several fashion shows to be held at BYU-Idaho. The fashion show showcased 3 student designers in BYU-Idaho's fashion merchandizing program, along with their absolutely brilliant clothing collections! The Hair Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner School's Design Team did the hair and make-up for all 34 models. It was a fun opportunity for everyone involved!
On September 21, 2011, Paul Mitchell Schools swept America into a great big bear hug with their 3rd annual nationwide Free Hugs Day. Future Professionals and staff members from all 100 schools simultaneously headed for parks, plazas, hospitals, nursing homes, and other destinations to offer hugs and spread our famous "Be Nice" culture.
An army of 16,500 Future Professionals will take to the streets on September 21, 2011, when the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools holds its third annual Free Hugs Day, with simultaneous events throughout the continental United States and Hawaii.
Jason Reyes from the Advanced Academy Cutting Team taught class to Future Professionals at The Hair Academy a Paul Mitchell Partner School! Thank you Jason Reyes, you are amazing!!!
CORE opening their kit during Kitmas
CHICAGO (March 13, 2011) - Winn Claybaugh, dean and co-founder of Paul Mitchell Schools, motivational speaker, and author of Be Nice (Or Else!), received behindthechair.com's Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award at the BTC 11th Annual Stylist Choice Awards. Given to individuals in the professional beauty industry who serve as exemplary models of philanthropy, the award was created in 2007 by behindthechair.com Founder Mary Rector Gable and Vidal Sassoon. "Winn has woven generosity and philanthropy into every aspect of his business and his life," Rector Gable said. "He has made giving back an integral part of the Paul Mitchell Schools' curricula, thereby creating generation after generation of caring, giving beauty professionals."
26th annual Caper in Las Vegas, Feb. 9-10, 2011. Paul Mitchell Future Professionals had an amazing time learning at Caper!
The Design Team does all kinds of amazing things! From doing hair and make up for a local play to the Rexburg SnoFest Volunteering at the Snow Bowling Lane to South Fremont HS Boys Basketball Game to Bingham County Career Fair!
Paul Mitchell Future Professionals mingled with salon representatives, practiced their interview skills, learned about career opportunities in top salons, and took part in hands-on haircutting, color, and skin care classes at the 26th annual Caper in Las Vegas, Feb. 9-10, 2011.
After his 92-year-old friend Ann Bowler passed away in December, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder called on his staff and Future Professionals to find and visit a local nursing home, retirement home, or assisted living center and create some magic by bringing gifts (if appropriate), singing carols, reaching out to these adorable individuals. He also reminded them to sincerely thank the nurses, doctors, and caregivers who look after these beautiful people. "I realize that this time of the year is very busy for all of you," Winn said. "Actually, I can't think of a better time of year because many elderly people feel especially alone during the holidays. Mostly you'll be there providing love, a hug, and companionship. Each and every time I asked Ann if there was anything I could do for her, her one and only response was, 'Just be my friend.'"
Three talented Future Professionals from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools have been named "Next Top Photo Stylist" by Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty and a panel of distinguished judges. Elizabeth Ankenman from Paul Mitchell The School - St. George, Erik McEwen from Paul Mitchell The School - Sherman Oaks, and Heather Burnworth of Paul Mitchell The School - Salt Lake City were named winners in the recent competition, which drew over 130 entries. Elizabeth, Erik, and Heather will travel to Los Angeles in January for a two-day photo shoot with Lucie Doughty, where each winner will shoot one model with three separate style looks.
In immediate response to Haiti's devastating earthquake, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh called for a nationwide fundraising day. "Our goal is $1,000 per school, times our 100 schools, for a total of $100,000," Winn said. The schools rose to the challenge and raised over $83,500 within two weeks. A personal donation from John Paul DeJoria, chairman and cofounder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, brought the total to $100,000. Future Professionals broke from their signature black outfits to hold "Casual for a Cause" days, donating money to dress casually for the day. They also invited family, friends, and guests to "buy" paper bottles for Haiti relief, donated tips, and held a number of other activities, from bake sales to benefit concerts.
The Friendly Take Home Sales Competition begins!
An army of 12,000 Future Professionals took to the streets on September 23, 2010, for Paul Mitchell Schools' second nationwide Free Hugs Day. Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade Free Hugs signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, Future Professionals from the network's 100 schools headed for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people's day. Events for day and night school students occurred simultaneously in every time zone throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Paul Mitchell artists, educators, top executives, and superstars joined the Future Professionals at Free Hugs locations in their areas.
For the 25th year, Paul Mitchell Future Professionals used their sales skills to earn their way to Caper, a star-studded annual educational event. Over 2,000 Paul Mitchell cosmetology and skin care Future Professionals sold $2 million in Paul Mitchell products to attend the three-day Las Vegas event, where they received hands-on classes with the Paul Mitchell and Advanced Academy Artistic Teams and educators. Skin care Future Professionals also had a day of education at the Dermal Institute.
Its FREE HUGS DAY! The Hair Academy's FP's will gather at Broulim's and Mcdonald's from 12:00pm until 1:00pm and Night school students will be handing out hugs at Broulim's and Mcdonald's from 6:00pm to 7:00pm! Don't miss out on your free hug!
Celebrating our new core class with a Pancake Breakfast!
From 6am- 9am the design team will be donating their time and help swimers get out of their wet suits quickly and will be hanging out water and fruit
The incredible 30-year anniversary Paul Mitchell Gathering welcomed over 3,000 people from all over the world! The first night featured a 2-hour artistry event, including our amazing Paul Mitchell Future Professionals. Although there are thousands of Visionary Future Professionals who deserved to participate, we could only choose 16 -- 8 to model and 8 to do all the hair and makeup, led and mentored by the amazing George Morales of our Paul Mitchell Advanced Academy.
The Take home team put on a fashion show for big pow wow. They conducted a specialty class where the rest of the future professionals were able to create their own models. Victories from event: The future professionals had a great time working together and creating amazing styles.
Take a look at all of the fun things that we are doing!