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

Nikki Sullivan

Nikki Sullivan

Experience in the Beauty Industry…
Licensed Cosmetologist since 2013.  I worked for Great Clips for 3 ½ years. Started at a Learning Leader with PMTS Greenville in 2017!

 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…
My son – he tells random people that they are beautiful inside and out!

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Greenville is…
Helping Future Professionals do their best and love what they do!

 

To me, living beautifully is…
Having a job that allows everyone to feel amazing at the end of the day, whether it be a guest that leaves feeling beautiful or the FP that had a hard time getting their guest the result they wanted.

Ursula Chambers

Ursula Chambers

Experience in the Beauty Industry…
Licensed Cosmetologist since 2008, Licensed Cosmetology Instructor since 2016.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My close friend, Nikki Jenkins, because she’s taught me a lot about life values and persistence. She has helped develop me into the woman I am today, through her tough love.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Greenville is…
The CULTURE! I’ve never had a job where fun was actually in my job description!

To me, living beautifully is…
Never allowing anyone else to determine your happiness, being in charge of your life and emotions and helping influence others to live a more beautiful life!

Ashley Underwood

Ashley Underwood

Experience in the Beauty Industry…
Paul Mitchell the School Greenville Graduate for Cosmetology and Paul Mitchell the School Graduate Instructor Program.

 

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is….
I'm inspired by Johnny Ramirez and Anh Co Tran at Ramirez|Tran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA: their work is so natural and beautiful.. from cuts to color everything is customized for each guest to appear "lived in".

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Greenville is…
My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell is our culture. We are all so supportive and encouraging! Work and school doesn't seem like work but instead it's just fun!

 

To me, living beautifully is…
Having a balanced life of family, love, friendships, and adventure! 

 

Adriana Reichard

Adriana Reichard

Experience in the beauty industry...
I started with PMTS Greenville in 2016. When first getting a job at Paul Mitchell, I had no experience in the beauty industry. I have come so far with my knowledge of beauty just by doing my job at PMTS Greenville and learning how to answer questions professionally.

My mentor or someone who has inspired me...
My dad. He has always taught me to always do right thing no matter the circumstance. He has also taught me the value of working hard and all the challenges that have come with it. I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for my dad and the knowledge of business he has shared with me.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Greenville…
Working with the amazing team we have here. Everyone is so kind and loves what they do. I've never seen people so passionate about their job and always wanting to improve and help others. I also adore the wonderful Future Professionals at PMTS. They also have taught me many valuable lessons. I'm so thankful that I work in this environment and I would never want to be anywhere else. 

To me, living beautifully means….
To have a great attitude and always love what you do. No matter what happens in life, you should always have a smile and positive attitude.

 

Carissa Reichard

Carissa Reichard

Experience in the Beauty Industry…
I started as a Service Desk Coordinator at the beginning of 2017.

My mentor or the person who has most inspired me is…
My sister Adriana, she also works here as a Service Desk Coordinator. She works extremely hard and always has a positive attitude about everything. I hope to be like her when I grow up.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Greenville is…
I love the aspect of teamwork here. Nothing gets done without the whole staff coming together to get different things accomplished.

To me, living beautifully is…
Serving my Creator and treating others as I would want to be treated.

MK Davidson

MK Davidson

Experience in the Beauty Industry…..
I started as a Service Desk Coordinator with PMTSG in 2016.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is…..
My mother. She has always taught me to follow my heart and do what makes me happy.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Greenville is….
The Future Professionals.  I love watching them grow as a stylist and seeing the beauty they create day in and day out.

To me, living beautifully is….
Following your dreams.

 

Julie Diedrich

Director

Experience in education…

I have 28 years of experience serving cosmetology schools in admissions, industry relations, on the advisory board, and in recruiting and placement.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have 30 years of experience in the beauty industry.

 

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

Louis Starita Sr. and Mary Lou Barton.

 

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

The incredible team of staff members. Their dedication and passion for the Future Professionals adds so much value and is represented every day by their character and work ethic.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having a balanced life of personal and professional existence, the beauty of simplicity, and the desire to give more than you receive.

Lyanna Cohen

Admissions and Placement Leader

Experience in the beauty industry…

My journey with Paul Mitchell Schools began in 2011 as the admissions assistant at Paul Mitchell The School Charleston. Shortly after, I was promoted to admissions leader to head the design team and student council. In 2013, I relocated to Greenville as the admissions and placement leader for Paul Mitchell The School Greenville, where I helped grow the school from the ground up!

 

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

Stephanie Melvin, the director of admissions for Paul Mitchell Schools. She believes in my vision and empowers me to share it with others.

 

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

Our culture! It is so rewarding to work for a company that allows me to have fun while I work! Knowing that I have the power to inspire and motivate our Future Professionals, whether it is during their first tour of the school or their last day before clocking their 1500 hours, is inspiring in itself!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being a better version of the person you were yesterday. Be-YOU-tiful!

Daphne Reichard

Financial Aid Leader

Experience in the beauty industry…

Cosmetics consultant and office administration at Paul Mitchell The School Greenville.

 

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

Anyone inspiring! I love learning from others!

 

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

The culture, the staff, the company, and the students!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being transparent and being teachable. I enjoy living for the moment while looking ahead to the future. My desire is to live out of my identity and embrace who I am!

Kayla Partain

Marketing Leader

Experience in the beauty industry…

Marketing and admissions at Paul Mitchell The School Greenville. Marketing Admissions Leader since 2015.

 

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

Lyanna Cohen! She has taken me under her wing since day one. She has so much knowledge about the industry and is always willing to help anyone. Her beautiful personality is a bonus, too!

 

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

Watching the transformation of our students. They come with such passion for the beauty industry. It’s so cool to watch them develop into true professionals that are proud of their work!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being who you are—flaws and all. It’s being able to accept yourself, embrace yourself, and share your talents and strengths with the world!

 

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