Over 100 Paul Mitchell Schools kicked off the month of June by welcoming cancer patients and survivors to attend Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day. The all-volunteer national event takes place each year on the first Tuesday in June, when thousands of participating salons provide a day of complimentary pampering for all men, women, and children cancer survivors, regardless of the type of cancer or when they were diagnosed.
Paul Mitchell Schools have participated in this event for many years. When asked why, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh says, “I believe all of us have been touched by cancer. Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day provides hope, and hope is one of the best commodities on the planet.”
Founded in 2003 in Illinois, Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day is a purely volunteer event, with no monies raised and no solicitations made. Thousands of volunteers from the spa, beauty, and related industries freely give their support and services on this day. Volunteers decide which services they wish to offer, and cancer survivors schedule their own appointments for that day.
ABOUT PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun and well rounded. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we quickly developed distance and hybrid courses to provide safe, uninterrupted, quality education and support to our Future Professionals and team members. Whether delivered in person or virtually, our courses focus on important theory, practical, and business skills with an emphasis on social and community responsibility. Our Learning Leaders are trained to draw out the artist in our students and prepare them to enter their chosen careers as community-conscious salon, barbershop, beauty, and spa professionals.
Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $22 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, helped hospitalized children through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, fed thousands of African orphans, assisted veterans and first responders, built clean water wells in struggling nations, and supported the victims of AIDS, human trafficking, breast cancer, homelessness, domestic abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
Established over 40 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 50,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. With the addition of more than 100 Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology, esthetics, and barbering education by storm!