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Meet some of the Learning Leaders and team members who make Paul Mitchell The School Austin so special.

David Dennis

Cutting Specialist

Experience in Education...

Began my Learning Leader career at PMTS San Diego. Became cutting specialist for San Diego and then transferred to Paul Mitchell The School Austin as their Cutting Specialist

Experience in the Beauty Industry...

After graduating from PMTS Temecula, my first salon experience was a year and a half at The Angus Mitchell Salon in Beverly Hills CA.   I went on to work in Redlands California at Technicolour Salon Under TJ Pitts. After spending some years behind the chair, I  felt the calling to educate.  I have been an educator for Paul Mitchell Schools for the past 3 years.

Are you a Paul Mitchell School graduate...

Yes

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…  

The rare opportunity to work under Julian Perlingiero who is a platform artist for Paul Mitchell Systems

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

Being able to share my passion with new learners and to watch their growth.

To me, living beautifully means…

To live the life that you are intended to live. We all Have a calling in this world, mine is to teach. 

Yolanda Maisonet

Title/Position: Texture Specialist/Core Specialist

Experience in Education...

Paul Mitchell The School Texture Specialist, Professional Beauty Supplier in salon technical trainer, Graham Webb the academy Director of color, Framesi color college, Schwarzkopf technical trainer, Bionics technical trainer

Experience in the Beauty Industry...

Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie, Graham Webb, Framesi, Schwarzkopf, ,Goldwell, Bionics, DK Fashion week NYC, Hair World Competition, Glemby Salon Coordinator 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

Any one that has a positive attitude towards life, likes to evolve stay genuine and humble and loves to share

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

The culture, the Future Professionals, my team and my mentor that keep me motivated and inspire me to be the best me that I can possible be

To me, living beautifully means…

Being true to yourself, take ownership of your decisions in life and be true to others

 

Daniela Wills

Title/Position: Education Leader

Experience in Education...

I have 5 Years of experience with Paul Mitchell The School Austin. 

Experience in the Beauty Industry...

11 years

Are you a Paul Mitchell School graduate... 

Yes

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My mom, or who I refer to as “Super Woman”.  She’s my living example that you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is… 

The inventive minds of our future professionals

To me, living beautifully means…

Getting up every day excited to get to where you’re going and feeling accomplished at the end of the day. 

Luis Jimenez

Title/Position: Future Professional Advisor / Sales Leader

Experience in Education...

I have been with Paul Mitchell Schools for 7 years. 

Experience in the Beauty Industry...   

I have been in the beauty industry for 16 years.  I started as a Sales Representative for Paul Mitchell Distributor in Austin, Texas.  This allowed me to work with top Salons in the Austin area and learn the keys to success behind the chair. 

Are you a Paul Mitchell School graduate...

Yes

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

Bill Peplow legend in the beauty industry.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

Having a chance to shape the future of our industry

To me, living beautifully means…

To give it your all, have no regrets and pick people up on your way to success.

Cecilia Beissert

Title/Position: Admissions Leader

Experience in Industry...

Paul Mitchell Admissions Advisor Training , Paul Mitchell Professional Development Training, Ultimate Face Certified & Trained, Paul Mitchell the School Austin Instructor Program, Certified N-Lighten Trainer

Experience in the Beauty Industry...

Licensed Esthetics Instructor, Exposure to Family Owned Salon for over 30 years, Independent Makeup Artist, Admissions Leader for 10 years

Are you a Paul Mitchell School graduate... 

Yes

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My mentor is John Paul Dejoria because he started from humble beginnings and with hard work & determination he created an amazing business model.  Above all else, he is one of the nicest men you will ever meet and when you  actually spend time with him , he shows you that he is genuine & kind through his actions

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Austin is the opportunity to help our future professionals grow and aspire to move towards their dreams. I love helping our students understand the programs we offer and how they can be a building block towards their personal & career goals. I help lead many activities & have so much fun seeing  them tap into their full potential at these events! There are so many learning opportunities that our students encounter both in the classroom and outside the classroom through our community events.

To me, living beautifully means…

To me, living beautifully means to be happy with your actions & reactions to others. You can chose to see this world as beautiful or as tainted. Each day that I wake up I make a conscious decision to see the beauty in everything that touches my life. We are often told what we are doing wrong and it doesn't make us feel good so why not do the opposite and tell each other what we are doing right and you will feel so good.  Being happy with you is living beautifully!

Oscar Perez Sr

Title/Position: Co-Owner/ Operations Leader

Experience in Education...

Member of Round Rock Independent School District Board of Trustees for 15 years, Public Representative on Commission of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for 6 years.

Experience in the Beauty Industry...

I am not a hairdresser, however I have Co-Owned Salons with my Wife, Alicia Perez.  Together we operated Beauty Salons in Houston, Texas area for 15 years and here in the Austin area another 15 years before partnering with our daughter, Laura P. Valdez, The Academy at Austin Paul Mitchell Partner School.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My friend and my wife for over 50 years, Alicia Perez.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

Being able to witness the evolution of young people learning how to become professionals in the beauty industry and on occasion being able to guide them and help them along the journey.

To me, living beautifully means…

Giving our time and talent to help others every day of our lives and to appreciate every minute that God grants us here on earth.

Laura P Valdez

Title/Position: Co-Owner/ Director

Experience in Education...

John Paul Mitchell System National Color Educator,  Advance Academy Color Educator, Paul Mitchell The School Level 4 Learning Leader, Master Stylist at New Talent Paul Mitchell Focus Salon.

Experience in the Beauty Industry... 

I grew up in the beauty industry.  Started out managing one of the first Paul Mitchell Focus Salons. Had a dream to revolutionize the beauty school business to create an education experience that would allow students to learn systems to become a successful stylist. 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My Partner John Paul Dejoria and my Mother Alicia Perez.  They both taught me that I am responsible for obtaining my goals, and that the only person that can stand in the way of me reaching my goals is myself.  My favorite quote from John Paul, “Successful People Do What Unsuccessful People Won’t Do.”

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

Surrounding myself with Positive People who are Passionate and Love Helping Others. What an Amazing Career to know I have the ability to touch and enhance another person’s journey in life in a positive and influential way. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Believing in yourself and others, Stay Inspired and Inspire the people around you, Dream and Live Life to Your Full Potential.  As a good friend of mine, Gary Spellman, says “Live Life with Peace, Love, and Happiness”

Jada Parham

Title/Position: Admissions Coordinator

Experience in education…

Barclay/NSU/TCC/HU/ULSO - Business/Nursing/Counseling/Ministry.

Experience in the beauty industry…

Admissions leader/Service leader/ Student housing coordinator/ Reservations leader.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

Oprah Winfrey because she has mastered the art of people; leading them, loving them, and helping them to love themselves and others.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

Helping to build the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not yet seen in each person I come in contact with; from our guests, to our future professionals, to our team. Its the AMAZING MAGIC!!

To me, living beautifully means…

Waking each morning with the hope and expectation of this new day being even more AMAZING than the day before, and ending each day with the personal satisfaction of knowing that throughout the day I've lent the very best of myself to reaching that goal!

Jeanette Gonzalez

Title/Position: Skin Learning Leader/Take Home Specialist

Experience in education…

7 years

Experience in the beauty industry…

9 years

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

Al Rodriquez and License Barber, he always would encourage me to conquer my fears of men's cutting so I did with his guidance every step of the way, since then I have been successful.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

Culture and passionate about helping students achievement there goals in the beauty industry!

To me, living beautifully means…

If you can dream it, you can do it! Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream in mind so don't let nothing stop you!

Frank Martin

Title/Position: Admissions Advisor

Experience in Education...

Paul Mitchell Admissions E-training, Freelance MAC Makeup Artist, Cosmetology Night Future Professional

Experience in the Beauty Industry...

Salon Front Desk, MAC Freelance Makeup Artist.

Are you a Paul Mitchell School graduate...

Currently attending Cosmetology Night School

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…

My mentor is Kathy Buckley, founder of No limits. Kathy is a great example of being able to overcome hard circumstances that happened in her life to now becoming a very funny & amazing motivational speaker and helping others strive for success.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Austin is…

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Austin is being able to share valuable information with others about the benefits of a career in the beauty industry. Where else can you go to work and get paid to have FUN!

To me, living beautifully means…

to live in the present surrounded by people you love.

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