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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.

Vanessa Hughes

Front Desk Coordinator

Jillian Barlett

Protege Speicalist / Paul Mitchell Gastonia Graduate

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

Kelly Helms

Phase Two Specialist

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

Service Desk Coordinator / Future 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.

Lyle Wilson

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Gastonia graduate

Experience in education…

I educate on the clinic classroom, assisting my Future Professionals with their Guest Services and setting them up for success for their futures in the salon. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been behind the chair for four years and currently still am. I also had the opportunity to work on the first Hunger Games film—the braid that you see Katniss sporting, I created that! 

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

Steve Pollak, my school owner. He is a fellow hair dresser and an inspirational man. Also Aubrey Harley, a Paul Mitchell The School Gastonia graduate who is now on the Advanced Academy team. 

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

We give back! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being optimistic, loving what you do, and being a father and a grandfather!

Shelby Myers

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

9 years

Experience in the beauty industry…

9 years

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

My mom

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

I have the opportunity to assist prospective's in making their dreams come true. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being a wonderful mother and role model for my children and always staying connected to my faith and beliefs 

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