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Meet some of the team members who make Paul Mitchell The School Gastonia so special.

Nancy Smith

School Director

Experience in education…

12 years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

12 years. 

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

My son and daughter. 

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

To have the opportunity to coach and support our amazing team. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being healthy.

Cale Lassiter

Service Desk Coordinator/Future Learning Leader/Paul Mitchell Gastonia Graduate

Experience in education: One year

Experience in the beauty industry: Three years

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is: My Director, Nancy Smith. Her love and support motivates me to strive for excellence in all that I do. I'm extremely grateful for the amazing opportunities that she gives daily.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Gastonia is: The comfortable atmosphere and culture that makes learning enjoyable for everyone!

To me, living beautifully means: To be comfortable with who you are and confident in everything you do.

Katherine Doctor

Learning Leader / Paul Mitchell Gastonia Graduate

Experience in Education....1 year

Experience in the beauty industry....2 years

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is....Crystal Pease, Aubrey Harley, and Mike Helm. Their positive energy and love for the industry and education is amazing and inspiring.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia is.... The amazing staff, the culture, and the incredible education! To me, living beautifully means.... being passionate, inspiring, creative, and enjoying the little things in life

Jillian Barlett

Learning Leader / Paul Mitchell Gastonia Graduate

Experience in Education....I started as a Future Professional and transitioned into Learning Leader 

Experience in the beauty industry....I worked in fasion shows, weddings, and events

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is....John Paul Dejoria beacuse he is a smart entepreneur who also cares about the well being of all people. 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia is.... getting to grow in skill as well as always getting to be myself at my job. Living beautifuly means being happy, following your dreams, and always bein kind to others. 

Vanessa Hughes

Front Desk Coordinator

Kelly Helms

Phase Two Specialist

Experience in Education.... Carolina Academy 2004 Alumni

Experience in the beauty industry.... Over the past 12 years I have challenged myself in lots of different environments - you can say, I've tried a little bit of everything!!

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is.... In this Industry I believe it's important to have more than one mentor - you should always be growing and learning. Never stay the same!

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia is.... Future Professionals of course! I love watching their excitement learning new things and growing their passion for this industry.

To me, living beautifully means.... Helping people find their inner beauty and bringing it to the surface, watching their confidence and self esteem grow right in front of the mirror.!

Payton Kendrick

Service Desk Coordinator / Paul Mitchell Gastonia Graduate

Experience in Education.... One year Experience in the beauty industry....

One year My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is.... Winn Claybaugh

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia is.... Paul Mitchell has an uplifting atmosphere and culture for future professionals and employees to walk into daily!

To me, living beautifully means... To live life by doing what you love to do the most and to help others do the same!

Denise Merck

Financial Aid

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

My mother. 

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

Helping Future Professionals achieve their goals to become successful cosmetologists. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Seeing others happy.

Meredith Jones

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

One year. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Two years. 

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

Winn Claybaugh. 

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

Paul Mitchell’s wonderful culture and the support we give each other every day! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every day with a purpose and a heart for what you do, while building others up and being the best version of yourself.

Angela Ashley

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

11 years

Experience in the beauty industry…

11 years

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

My mother. 

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

Seeing people happy about starting a new life or getting to do something they love. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living for the day and making sure you are doing the things you love to do.

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