Tabatha Coffey, Kathy Buckley, and Sundance Channel's Push Girls Will Appear at Paul Mitchell Schools' Las Vegas Caper Eventby Paul Mitchell Schools on 11/7/2012
Paul Mitchell Schools have confirmed that the superstar lineup for their 28th annual Las Vegas Caper event includes Bravo TV’s Tabatha Coffey, comedian and inspirational speaker Kathy Buckley, and Sundance Channel’s Push Girls. Held January 22–23, 2013, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the smoke-free, alcohol-free, hands-on educational extravaganza will draw roughly 3,000 students (they call them “future professionals”) who are busily working to earn their way by selling specially packaged Paul Mitchell products to cover the expenses of the event.
Appearing last year, crowd favorite Tabatha Coffey delivered a powerful message about her lifelong passion for the industry. In addition to regularly traveling around the world to educate stylists and represent a globally known hair company at hair shows, the author of It’s Not Really About the Hair and star of Tabatha Takes Over and Tabatha’s Salon Takeover works regularly as an editorial stylist and contributor for fashion and beauty publications and as an award show correspondent for the TV Guide Channel.
Gifted comedienne, award-winning actress, accomplished author, and renowned inspirational speaker Kathy Buckley returns to Caper to share her powerful message of courage and hope. Billed as America’s first hearing-impaired comedienne, she has appeared on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra. Born deaf but misdiagnosed as mentally retarded, Kathy’s inspiring story and her tireless work for the No Limits theater program for deaf children have made her a huge favorite among the Paul Mitchell future professionals.
Making their first appearance at Caper, Auti Angel, Angela Rockwood, Tiphany Adams, and Mia Schaikewitz co-star in Sundance Channel’s Push Girls, an original nonfiction docu-series that brings an unfettered, uncensored glimpse at what it means to be sexy, ambitious, and living with paralysis in Hollywood. The show traces the lives of four dynamic, outspoken, and beautiful women who, by accident or illness, have been paralyzed from the neck or the waist down.
Auti Angel, a dancer, rapper, actress, and all-around powerhouse, was in a life-threatening auto accident that snapped her back in half, severing her spinal cord and leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. After a difficult seven years, Auti became the first hip-hop dancer to continue her professional career in a wheelchair.
Angela Rockwood, a down-to-earth, stunningly gorgeous, 36-year-old model, suffered a broken neck and severed spinal cord after being thrown through a window in a car accident. Though she can’t move her fingers fully, she is an Ambassador for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, a quadriplegic counselor, and a working model and actress who hosts weekly acting workshops.
Tiphany Adams was a rebellious high school senior with dreams of modeling when she and two friends were hit by a drunk driver in a 130 mph head-on collision. Pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and left in a coma for three weeks, Tiphany returned to high school and graduated with her class, becoming a preschool teacher and fitness instructor before moving to Las Angeles to pursue a modeling and acting career.
Mia Schaikewitz was a rising star on her high school swim team when she found herself unable to move her legs. Within 12 hours, doctors discovered that an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) had ruptured in her spinal cord, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. With rehabilitation, determination, and a positive attitude, Mia finished high school and earned a degree in media production from the University of Florida. She currently works at a graphic design and branding firm, and is focused on returning to her former sport of competitive swimming.
The two-day Caper event features nonstop education, motivation, inspiration, and fashion. Students will be treated to world-class presentations and hands-on classroom rotations featuring top Paul Mitchell artists, educators, artistic directors, students, and staff. For more information, follow us on Facebook at Paul Mitchell Schools Caper.
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Established 30 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Now, with over 100 Paul Mitchell Schools across America, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology education by storm!
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our instructors—we call them “learning leaders”—are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to compete in the real world. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated millions of dollars in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
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