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Take a moment to get to know a few extraordinary Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta alumni. Their stories speak to the power of dreaming big and getting a great education.

Jordan Eliza


Jordan Eliza is a hairstylist, makeup artist and owner of Mariemarie Salon in Candler Park, a hip & eclectic neighborhood in Atlanta. She started out as a freelance hair stylist and makeup artist back in 2001, working on everything from commercial, print, runway, bridal and special event. She studied at Paul Mitchell and decided to evolve from freelance to being behind the chair at Mariemarie salon, which then was owned by her best friend Marie Hansen. She loved doing freelance, but was ready to establish herself and build lasting relationships with her clients.

For an article about Jordan Eliza, click here: VoyageATL - Jordan Eliza

Erika Valentine


Erika Valentine is a Buckhead Hairdresser and Makeup Artist. When she turned down an art scholarship and enrolled in beauty school her life changed! She was exposed to great talent and even greater opportunities early in her career. She became a makeup artist in Hollywood. She was able to be a part of many photoshoots, TV, Film, and was picked up to tour with Kanye West. She has now found a home in Atlanta with Jamison Shaw Hairdressers, where she has been for nearly 5 years. She loves her JSH family and all of her clientele! Educating across the nation and in Atlanta with their French cutting and balayage academy is so rewarding. She is also a mother of two and loves spending time with her family outdoors and having fun.

For an entire article about Erika, click here: VoyageATL - Erika Valentine

Naivasha Johnson

  • Naivasha Johnson has followed her creative vision and worked with leading brands and photographers in the fashion industry. She was honored with a NAHA nomination in 2013 for Newcomer of the Year. She has gone on to work for Ted Gibson Salon as a top stylist. 

Lawrence Washington

  • Lawrence graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta in 2006. He has gone on to be a celebrity stylist for popular television shows like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and to star on “Fashion Queens.” While working in the entertainment industry, Lawrence still finds the time to operate his popular Lawrence Washington The Salon.
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