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.
We don't need a big reason to flash the camera. We just love being a part of the Paul Mitchell family!!
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!
It is always an awesome day when we are able to welcome new Future Professionals to our Paul Mitchell family!
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.
Paul Mitchell The School Raleigh Design Team members did a fabulous job with the hair and make up services for the models of Couture For A Cause. Couture For A Cause is a fashion show sponsored through Activate Good, who in turn sponsor several non profit organizations of Raleigh in an effort to raise funds. Not only were our Future Professionals given added experience within the fashion show world, but it allowed them to be of service to the community.
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.
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!
Expressing the love for the art! See how cool it is to be a hairdresser at Paul Mitchell the Raleigh with photos by our Future Professional, Kevin Minter.
Find out why it's cool to be a Paul Mitchell Future Professional
January's new Core Class received their kits in a day filled with fun and pictures!
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
This was Paul Mitchell The School Raleigh's first annual fashion show produced by all of the Future Professionals.
The Future Professionals of Paul Mitchell The School Raleigh partnered with Privilege by Casanova and John Casablanca modeling agency to produce a fabulous fashion show at Tantra Lounge.
On February 13th, 2010, Paul Mitchell The School Raleigh held a fashion show at Tantra Ultra Lounge with designer Casanova, doing hair, make up, and body art for all of the models.