Meet Our Future Professionals

Check out what some of our Future Professionals had to say about Paul Mitchell Schools. Then, come meet some of them in person!

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Ayress

Paul Mitchell The School Columbus

Cosmetology

What brought you to Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I wasn't happy and I wanted something that would allow me more freedom…Now, every day that I'm here. I'm happy."
What was your first experience with Paul Mitchell Schools like? arrow graphic element
"I came in for a tour and I ended up hanging around for a long time. I think I started one week later!"
Where will you be in 5 years? arrow graphic element
"I'm going to be a Learning Leader at PMTS. I had an amazing experience and I can't wait to share that with others."
How did you know that Paul Mitchell School was right for you? arrow graphic element
"It's crazy, but I found out that I was pregnant with my third child on my first day at school. When I realized that I wasn't stressed out about juggling both, I knew that I was somewhere special."
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Brian

Paul Mitchell the School Las Vegas

Cosmetology

Tell us about your tour. arrow graphic element
"Throughout the tour, I saw a warm, welcoming environment where the Learning Leaders engage with the students… There's a professionalism here that I couldn't find at other schools."
What was your first impression of the school? arrow graphic element
"When I had my tour, Whitney really tried to get an idea of who I was. Which I appreciated. It felt really genuine."
What has been the most satisfying thing about enrolling at Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"It's helped me figure out who I am and opened up so many opportunities that take advantage of my personal skills and the things I've learned from past jobs."
What does your future look like? arrow graphic element
"I want to work at photo shoots, fashion shows and events. The editorial sort of work is where I want to land long term."
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Hayley

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa

Skin

What was life like before Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I got my degree in journalism, but I wasn't fulfilled… I was really interested in health and I have always wanted to help people."
What sort of career do you want? arrow graphic element
"I'm really into the clinical atmosphere. I think I'd like to work in a plastic surgeon's office, helping people to overcome skin issues and feel more confident."
What is different about Paul Mitchell Schools, compared to your university background? arrow graphic element
"I get such a personal learning experience at Paul Mitchell. There are less than 10 people in my program."
What does Paul Mitchell Schools do to set you up for a career? arrow graphic element
"Paul Mitchell goes the extra mile. My Learning Leaders always make time to help me with advice for my education and my career."
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Jason

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa

Barbering

What drove you to enroll at Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I've always had a passion in life for making people smile. I feel like I am finally completing that goal."
What is special about Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"Even beyond Paul Mitchell's name, the people inside the building are fun. From the moment you take the tour, you already feel like a part of the school. You never feel like an outsider."
How is life different for you now that you are at Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"At work, you can sometimes feel excited to clock out. But here, you look at your watch and think ‘oh man, it's already, 5?'"
What is one of your favorite memories from your time at Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I cut hair for kids and others on Skid Row in L.A. I love making a difference for people who have it harder than me. It's helped me feel more connected to the community."
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Stacey

Paul Mitchell the School St. Louis

Cosmetology

How did you get into cosmetology? arrow graphic element
"I have a sister who is a scholar and I always thought I'd do that too. But I went to college and I hated it. I realized that I wasn't doing what I felt passionate about. So, I toured and took a leap toward my dream."
What was different about Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I know that everyone says that they have fun while they work. But here, they mean it! I have a real personal relationship with everyone. I'm not a number."
How is your life better now? arrow graphic element
"Before, I remember not enjoying my weekends because I was so stressed about work on Monday. Now, my I feel like I can't sleep because I'm so excited."
What inspires you? arrow graphic element
"It's not a job when you do what you love. When I wake up in the morning, I want to love my life. This is my life. I'm doing exactly what I want to do."
What advice would you give to someone like you? arrow graphic element
"If this is your passion. Then… why not!? Don't let the opportunity pass you."
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Zyglinda

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa

Cosmetology

What is your dream for the future? arrow graphic element
"I want to work behind the scenes at fashion events."
When did you know that you wanted to be a cosmetologist? arrow graphic element
"I think I've always known. I enrolled right out of high school and I've been happy ever since."
What is unique about the Paul Mitchell School's curriculum? arrow graphic element
"The Learning Leaders are so willing to help. They are always available to help you grow and plan for the future."
How is Paul Mitchell Schools helping you build a career? arrow graphic element
"The opportunities for job placement when you're close to graduating can't be found at other schools. They are always trying to help you find a job."
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Savana

Paul Mitchell the School Costa Mesa

Cosmetology

What is Paul Mitchell Schools doing for your career? arrow graphic element
"Paul Mitchell and the extracurricular opportunities teach me everything I need to know as a stylist, manager, and every aspect of my career. I feel like I'm capable of anything."
What is different about your life now? arrow graphic element
"I was a dental assistant before. I thought I had to pursue a "traditional" career, but I'm so happy now that I'm following my passion."
What is your favorite thing about being a cosmetologist? arrow graphic element
"I love seeing my clients fall in love with their new style."
What is your planned career path? arrow graphic element
"I love managing a business. Paul Mitchell's theory classes have helped me prepare to manage all the details including staff and the other business elements of running a salon."
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Kaden

Paul Mitchell the School Columbus

Cosmetology

What has been the craziest moment while enrolled at Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I attended Caper and it was crazy. I got to spend time with my hero, Robert Cromeans. It was incredible."
How does Cosmetology facilitate your dreams? arrow graphic element
"I'm a traveler, I like to move a lot. I just want to experience new places, people and cultures."
What is your style? arrow graphic element
"I love crazy techniques and style that you may never see in public. I want to innovate and think outside of the box."
What is different about Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"Everyone wants to do more. More than what's expected of them. I can branch out to any specialty and drive the style, based on foundational skills and techniques. Paul Mitchell inspires me and opens doors."
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Wendy

Paul Mitchell the School Columbus

Cosmetology

What brought you to Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"I always wanted to be a Fashion Designer. I got into the school of my dreams in California, but tuition was really, really high. I always thought that Paul Mitchell would be expensive too, but it turns out that it is very affordable!"
What is special about Paul Mitchell Schools? arrow graphic element
"One thing I noticed was that the people at other schools spoke poorly of the other schools in the area. But the people at Paul Mitchell were positive about every option and never spoke poorly about other schools. That was all I needed to hear!"
How is your program setting you up for the future? arrow graphic element
"Once you graduate from cosmetology, you're also licensed in aesthetics and nails. I can get additional training so that I can do more work on skin too. I think this is making me a well-rounded artist and opening lots of doors for me."

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