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.
250 Future Professionals, staff, friends, and family had a great time at our annual Kennywood Day!!!
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.
On May 3, our Future Professionals were amazing DAYMAKERS! They did the hair and makeup for 40+ special needs teenagers for their prom. The afternoon and evening were filled with big smiles, sassy antics, and tears of joy. All of the teens and their parents were truly touched by the talent and hearts of our Future Professionals. We are so proud that our school makes such a big difference in people's lives. Thanks to Brooke Candiello and our Future Professionals!!!
We treated our Future Professionals to a morning of fun time and a cook out since they worked so hard on our annual Fantasy Hair Show. We are so proud of our Future Professionals and wanted to show them our appreciation. Our Future Professionals are the BEST!!!!
Our Future Professionals did an amazing job designing & making all of the models' outfits from table clothes, beach balls, garbage bags, duck tape and plastic! Then they gave each model a brilliant makeup application and hairdo. We were lucky to get Pittsburgh born comedian, J. Russ, to provide the comedy show. J. Russ not only had the crowd in hysterics, he also donated his time. We also were dazzled by a performance from one of our very own Future Professionals, Jordan Weidner, who displayed her talent with a snake & hula hoop dance. Brooke Candiello did a fabulous job as our MC. Taneisha Oliver-Baldwin for the 3rd year directed a show that was a HUGE success. Thanks to all of the Future Professionals, BCA Staff, The Improv, and our sponsors for playing an important role in our show. We will see you next year!
Thanks to Sheila McKenna (Owner of Kett Cosmetics) and Debra Dietrich (Owner of Muse Beauty Pro) for conducting an AWESOME makeup class at BCA!!!!! You ladies are an amazing inspiration to our Future Professionals!
Bella Capelli Academy opened our doors for many salons to visit our school and meet their next superstars. The feedback from the salons was that our career event was the best they had ever attended and our Future Professionals impressed them more than any other group. We look forward to a long successful relationship with each salon.
Our Future Professionals rocked out some cool scales in makeup class. Welcome to our lizard girls. :)
We had a blast with our V.I.P. guest, Anna!!!! Anna wanted a cool 2-tone look so we used a 1A Paul Mitchell Color underneath her natural blondish-brown hair color. Then we cut some layers into her hair so she will be able to really show off her new color. We finished her using Super Skinny Serum, Awapuhi Wild Ginger Blowout Spray & Treatment oil. Then gave her some curls and a BCA gift. Paul Mitchell Future Professionals are DAYMAKERS!!!! Special thanks to Karissa, Taylor, and Adam for being an amazing team today!
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.
In 2013, our school had 12 Future Professionals earn a 3 day trip to Las Vegas to experience hair shows, education, a career show, motivational speakers, and to meet our Paul Mitchell superstars including John Paul DeJoria and Winn Claybaugh.
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!
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.
Our Future Professionals got into the holiday spirit with an awesome Christmas photo shoot! Happy Holidays from Bella Capelli Academy!
Our Future Professionals were awesome DAYMARERS while volunteering for Toys For Tots! Our school donated over 40 toys and rocked out with Mikey and Big Bob from 96.1 FM.
This is the second year that our school provided the hair styling for the "Go Red for Women" celebration. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and we are proud to have partnered with this charity event held. The celebration took place at The Grand Wyndham in Downtown Pittsburgh. There were many highlights of the event but we were most excited to put the finishing touches on Susan Koeppen's look. Susan is a co-anchor on the local CBS news which airs at 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM.
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.
Our school shared hundreds of hugs with people in our local community! We had a great time brightening their day and sharing the Paul Mitchell love. Our Future Professionals even gave out stickers to the huggees to help them spread the love throughout the rest of their day.
Our Future Professionals recently attended "Celebrate Monroeville" to learn how to network, market, and to meet new friends. Along the way, we created some awesome braids, passed out hundreds of coupons, and raffled off a wonderful Paul Mitchell gift basket. Our Future Professionals were great and represented our school in a very positive way.We would like to congratulate everyone on a job well done.
For the past 4 years, Bella Capelli Academy has partnered with the Salvation Army to provide free back-to-school haircuts. This year we stepped it up and also added a nail polishing station. We had over 70 kids take part in our event this year which put lots of smiles on our Future Professionals' faces and provided them with lots of great practice. Paul Mitchell Schools are all about giving back and being Daymakers. During this event on Saturday, August 11, 2012 we did both!
On August 10, 2012, our Future Professionals went to the MDA Camp to do hair & makeup for the wonderful kids and their camp counselors before their big dinner dance. It was an amazing experience for everyone and we look forward to participating again next year!
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!
FUNraising 2012 was a HUGE success! Our Paul Mitchell schools and associates raised $2,509,919 for our charities! A few of our staff members were lucky enough to attend the FUNraising Gala in California and we are excited to share their photos.
Our Future Professionals did a great job styling and modeling during our recent hair show at the Pittsburgh Improv. The event was organized to give back to our Paul Mitchell charities. Comedy was generously supplied by local Pittsburgh comedian and WDVE regular Mike Wysocki. Thanks to all who supported our show!
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 November 12, 2011, Bella Capelli Academy went to The Duquesne Club to provide hair and makeup for a charity event that raised money for Children's Hospital. It was a very successful event and we loved seeing all of the beautified adults, teens, and children walk the runway for such a great cause.
On November 16, 2011, Bella Capelli Academy partnered up with the American Heart Association and the "Go Red" initiative to raise money for heart disease among women. BCA provided the hair and makeup for their models to strut their stuff on the runway at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh. It was a great night for everyone involved and our Future Professionals rocked it out!!!!
We closed down the school and took a chartered bus to Maryland to see Winn Claybaugh and George Morales!
In September, Bella Capelli Academy hit the street for FREE HUGS! 100+ Paul Mitchell Schools throughout the country gave out FREE HUGS to show their love, support, and good will throughout their communities! Peace and Love!!!!
BCA kicks off the annual Paul Mitchell take-home competition where the Future Professionals will earn tickets to the annual Paul Mitchell Schools Caper Event in Las Vegas!!!!! Please help our Future Professionals by purchasing an awesome Paul Mitchell Caper Bag. :)
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.
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Our Future Professionals did the hair, makeup, and nails for the MDA's summer camp dinner/dance. We are so proud to be DAYMAKERS and truly made a difference in the lives of so many people that day!
Our Future Professionals rocked out some amazing hair, make up, and styles for our 2011 Fantasy Hair show held at the Improv in Pittsburgh's beautiful Waterfront Gallery!
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.
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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.'"
Butler Vo-tech took an evening field trip to Bella Capelli Academy where they learned about the exciting world of a Paul Mitchell education. They started the evening with an energizer full of "Minute to Win it" games. Then they spent some time discussing the MANY career opportunities in the professional beauty industry. Butler Vo-tech's students were then given an experience on our clinic floor where they started out with an amazing shampoo at the Wash House and finished using our Paul Mitchell blow drying techniques. All of the students were given the chance to participate and learn something new. At the end of the night, everyone left with a new energy and enthusiasm for the professional beauty industry! Special thanks to the Paul Mitchell Future Professionals that assisted with the event...Rachel, Anna, Mare, Cayle, Maggie, and Emily!!!
Our Future Professionals had a pizza party and had some fun to kick-off the new DVD set.
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.
Every August we partner up with the Salvation Army to give free back-to-school haircuts. We have the opportunity to give back to our community and PRACTICE.
Core class (Sept 7, 2010).
We partied disco style to kickoff our Paul Mitchell annual Take-Home contest. The winners go to LAS VEGAS!!!
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.
Our Future Professionals put on an AMAZING hair show and raised $6,000+ for our charities!!!