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Michael's School of Hair Design & Esthetics Alumni

Take a moment to get to know some extraordinary Michael's School of Hair Design, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, alumni.

Their stories speak to the power of dreaming big—and getting a great education.

Vikki Marks


Vikki started Cosmetology school later in life than most of her fellow Future Professionals at Michael's, having graduated at the age of 30. After graduation, she worked in a few salons until finding a home managing a local Regis-owned one. After two years, she decided it was time to be her own boss and become a booth renter. Though she loved it, she missed her Paul Mitchell family. She contacted the School and they were happy to have her return as an Admissions Leader while she maintained booth rental. After almost two years, she came across an amazing opportunity to open her own salon. As much as she didn't want to leave Michael's, doing hair was her true passion and owning her own salon was always her dream. One year later, Cosi Bella Salon & Spa is growing more and more! She doesn't think she could have made her dream come true without the help, support, and education from her Paul Mitchell family at Michael’s!

Heather Schofield

Owner, HS Artistry, Winner: New England’s Best Makeup Artist, Boston Fashion Awards 2015

I am an award winning master makeup artist based out of New England. My myriad of experience as an artist includes work with various celebrities, photographers, models, and designers. My words of wisdom and inspiring images have graced the pages of publications such as Vogue, Glamour, Tattoo Magazine, Glamfreak Magazine, and many more.


My mission is to empower both men and women by helping them discover their self-esteem, and makeup can play an integral part of that process. With a blend of creative vision, style, and specializing in both makeup and hair styling, I believe I bring out the natural beauty of my subjects, no matter their gender, ethnicity, or character portrayal.


I've always been interested in fine art since I was very young, and never lost that passion and intrigue. I started painting acrylic on canvas and never looked back—I just changed the canvas. Now I'm a wildly ambitious artist. I love being able to transform my clients and make them see themselves in another light, as well as giving them the knowledge to do it themselves. I'm always inspired, whether it’s by my surroundings or the uniqueness of the individual.

I am a fully licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist in the state of NH, and  available to travel on location. I welcome you to view a sampling of my work.



Instagram:  @hsartistry

Kaleigh Peterson

Paul Mitchell National Educator

My time at Michael's was truly transformative; I arrived insecure and uncertain, but I left with passion and purpose. Upon graduation, I began working in a Paul Mitchell Signature Salon. Six months later, I got a call from Michael's and returned to begin training as a Learning Leader. Throughout my years there, I held the positions of Core specialist, clinic floor leader for the night program, and cutting specialist. Each position required vigorous training and hours of practice. During my training, I was able to take classes from Robert Cromeans, Angus Mitchell, Stephanie Kocielski, Colin Caruso, Dave Holland, and many other global platform artists. I've worked in Vegas and trained in Dallas, opportunities granted to me through Paul Mitchell. After two years of working for Michael's, I was invited to try out for the national educator program and was selected in the first round! I am now a proud educator, Paul Mitchell Focus Salon stylist, and a new mom!

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