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

NeCole Cumberlander

Owner

After several years of educating nationwide, NeCole realized her dream to become co-owner of the award winning Noire et Blanc Salon and Spa with her husband, Orlando. After 15 successful years, they parted ways with the salon but not after cementing their place within the industry. During NeCole’s tenure as a salon owner, she became involved in the Professional Beauty Association, a national salon owners' business association, where she had served as president and is currently an active member. In 2009, she and Orlando opened The Color Lounge Salon, and they have been owners of Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland since 2004 and Paul Mitchell The School Columbus since 2006.

 

Orlando Cumberlander

Owner

After several years of educating nationwide, NeCole realized her dream to become co-owner of the award winning Noire et Blanc Salon and Spa with her husband Orlando. After 15 successful years, they parted ways with the salon but not after cementing her place within the industry. During NeCole’s tenure as a salon owner she became involved in the Professional Beauty Association, a national salon owners business association, where she is currently an active member and former president. In 2009 she and Orlando, opened The Color Lounge Salon and have been owners of Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland since 2004 and Paul Mitchell The School Columbus since 2006.

Sean Mullins

Service Desk Coordinator, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

One year at Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland!

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have worked in full-service salons and am currently also behind the chair at Great Clips.

 

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

Myself! Making sure I hold myself accountable to reach my goals.

 

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

The encouragement to grow and become amazing!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Just be who you are!

Tiffany French

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

I have a Master’s Degree in communication and education.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am a loyal client at an amazing salon where I’m treated like royalty!

 

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

My parents. They inspire my hard work and personality.

 

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

The wonderful environment and smiling faces!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living healthy in all things mind, body, and spirit!

Mindy Thomas

Marketing Leader, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

Six years behind the chair as a cut, color, and makeup specialist. Trained and worked under Martin Parsons in both cutting and upstyling. Two years leading a team of Digital Marketing professionals, specializing in online marketing for small-to-medium businesses within the beauty industry.

 

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

My husband, for always pushing me to challenge myself and continue learning. Also my children, for teaching me unconditional love and providing an endless stream of motivation to be successful, happy, and live life to the fullest.

 

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

The constant opportunity to advance your knowledge and grow no matter what position you hold.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To love what you do, who you do it with, and what you do it for. Whether it’s work or in your personal life, always surround yourself with people and places that make you a better person on a daily basis.

Jessica Lew

Service Desk Leader

Experience in the beauty industry...
2 years.

My mentor, or the person who most inspires me is...
My mom, she has taught me to have strength in any situation. She has made me the person I am today.

My favorite thing about workikng at Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland is...
The culture, it is such a great environment to be in. Everyone is encourgaed to be themselves and it is amazing!

To me, living beautifully means...
Be true to yourself and dont ever be afraid of who you are!

Steffiny Kersey

School Director

Experience in education…

Over my time here, I have taught Core and texture and even had the privilege of cutting John Paul DeJoria’s hair!

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked in a salon for six years.

 

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

My parents; they have always taught me leadership. They have never let me give up on anything, have taught me so much, and have inspired me the most.

 

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

The culture and working with the Future Professionals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being happy.

Molly Grochowina

Financial Aid Leader

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

My parents, because they instilled on my sisters and I the importance of work ethic, independence, maturity, leadership, and humor.

 

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

The atmosphere/culture. Everyone is allowed to flaunt who they are and what they are all about. Everyone can express themselves artistically and it makes perfect sense here!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having a great personality with the right amount of humor and sarcasm to help guide you in all that you do.

 

Kimberly Coe

Future Professional Advisor

Experience in the beauty industry…

Three years.

 

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

I would say it’s my parents (father, mother, and stepfather). They all inspire me in different ways to make sure I push through to achieve all the things that I want in life. They’re my motivation, because I know that they didn’t have the resources to achieve all the things I’m able to.

 

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

The journey. I think the most rewarding experience is seeing someone else’s journey in the time they’re here, from start to finish. Experiencing the ups and downs, the victories—it’s truly amazing to see their growth in the end, and it’s truly inspiring to be a part of.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Just being a beautiful person inside and out. It means giving back, being "nice or else," and being a mentor. Truly caring about other people and their growth is living beautifully, because when I think of beautiful I think of selflessness—someone who is truly just beautiful to be around.

Melanie Rhoden

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I've been part of the Advanced Academy texture team, and have led the education team and Future Professionals in the Paul Mitchell curriculum.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've been in the industry for 15 years and have worked with multiple hair care companies.

 

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

John Maxwell, who has helped to develop my leadership skills, helping me to produce the best education and lead my team to be the best educators.

 

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

Helping each Future Professional live their dream in the industry.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Enjoying life by inspiring, leading, and guiding people each day to be the best version of themselves.

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