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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 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.

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.

Jessica Doggett

Director/Daymaker, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

10 years.

Experience in the beauty industry…

10 years.

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

I believe that you should have multiple mentors for each area of your life. I am most inspired by people who believe. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

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

I love every minute of it, and knew from the first moment that I had found my home. When I look around at my team and student body, I am overwhelmed with pride at what I helped to create.

To me, living beautifully means…

“When nothing goes right, go left.” This mentality has allowed me freedom in decision-making and the ability to think outside of the box. I’ve learned through this that failure is not fatal and there are no mistakes in life, only discoveries. 

Mindy Thomas

Marketing Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Columbus 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. And 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 Columbus 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.

Ben Nolan

Operations Leader

Experience in education…

Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Franklin University with a B.S. in human resources management and business management.

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am one of the few with no beauty industry experience; however, I’ve learned so much and continue to learn every day I come to this beautiful school. I do have considerable experience in the service industry as well as the retail industry, ranging from associate to general manager.

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

My mom. She has been through tremendous challenges in her entire life, some unimaginable, yet she has had the courage to smile the entire time. She pushes me to do better, but to also stop and enjoy the journey.

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

Our commitment to the continual education of everyone who works here. Our Learning Leaders are constantly training in-house with incredibly talented Advanced Academy team members, and traveling around the country to receive inspiration and new knowledge. Our administration is continually involved in trainings, webinars, and conference calls that strive to make us the best at what we do.

To me, living beautifully means…

Waking up each day with the intent of reaching to exceed your potential and going to bed each night exhausted, but with the knowledge that you did everything you could to be your best.

Zona Raye Harrison

Learning Leader

Experience in education...
Paul Mitchell Graduate.

Experience in the beauty industry...
Yes.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My neighbor because she inspired me to persue my dream even when I gave up! Thanks to her I am a success.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Columbus is...
The People I am around every time I work.

To me, living beautifully means...
Enjoying YOUR life and doing what YOU want to do!

Megan Rauch

Education Leader/Lead Cutting Specialist, Paul Mitchell School graduate, Advanced Academy Cutting Team

Experience in education…

I have been a Learning Leader for over eight years where I’ve taught Core, texture, color, cutting, theory, and Final Phase.

Experience in the beauty industry…

I graduated in 2006 and have worked in salons, but my true passion is education. I love being an educator to help people gain more knowledge.

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

Jason Reyes is my biggest mentor in the industry. He has a way of talking you through decisions without telling you what to do. He has had the biggest impact on my career.

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

I love what I do, who I do it with, and what I do it for.

To me, living beautifully means…

Never letting anyone dull your sparkle!

Ashley Cukras

Financial Aid Leader, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

CSCC and Paul Mitchell The School Columbus.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Working within Paul Mitchell Schools.

 

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

Barb Toberman.

 

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

That it’s a new adventure every day which allows me to grow and be successful.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every day to the FULLEST! Work HARD, play HARD!

Tiffany Denton

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

Graduated in 2011 from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been working in admissions for Paul Mitchell The School Columbus for three years.

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

Dave Mauk (my father).

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

The people and the culture!

To me, living beautifully means…

Live simply, dream big, be grateful, give love, and laugh lots.

Rebecca Wilson

Placement Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Columbus graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

Two years.

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

Our owner, NeCole Cumberlander. I remember meeting her for the first time and being blown away by her personality, attitude, faith, and business sense. She is a class act!

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

Being around Daymakers every single day, whether it is a staff member or a Future Professional. Having my bucket filled daily is amazing!

To me, living beautifully means…

Live each moment to the fullest. We never know what tomorrow may bring. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

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