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A Paul Mitchell Partner School Team

Meet some of the team members who make Parisian Beauty Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School so special.

Harry Comp Jr.

Owner/Director

I was born and raised in Hackensack, NJ. I am a graduate of Hackensack Public Schools, and received a Bachelor’s degree from Farleigh Dickenson University. I am co-owner, along with my sister Penny Muccia, of Parisian Beauty Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School. Parisian Beauty Academy was founded by my parents, Harry and Henrietta Comp, in 1949. I love the environment that Penny and I have created with this school, and consider the Future Professionals, staff, and faculty as extended family.   

 

I am always available to serve the community, both personally and through the school. I’ve been past president of the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce and the Hackensack Chapter of Unico as their Man of the Year. My work has brought the beautification program to the Upper Main Alliance and has engaged more and more businesses to join in the improvement of downtown Hackensack and its greater community. Dedicated to raising awareness and funding for many charitable organizations, I am truly a selfless servant to my community. Most recently I received the Hackensack Education Foundation Distinguished Citizen Award for my contribution to the education community. 

 

I am a devoted husband and father; my wife, Lidia, and I together raise two children, Stephen and Christina, and our dog, Brandi.   

Penny Comp-Muccia

Dean/Co-Owner

Experience in education…

I have over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

The staff and Future Professionals. Each day they bring me the joy and energy to keep working hard for them. I see their passion and their struggles, and I only want to serve them and help them all achieve their goals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Leading an authentic life. Keeping it real, honest, and loving.  

Dany Campusano

Learning Leader

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been in the beautiful beauty industry since 1982, and had my first opportunity in a beauty salon within 30 days of graduation. After  beauty school, I have never stopped working for this wonderful industry. Once I gained my three years as a cosmetologist, I saved money and in 1989 I opened my own salon. I recently closed it to dedicate my knowledge and experience to the new generation in this lovely, beautiful world of beauty, while still being active in the field.

 

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

As an educator since 2005, Ms. Estrada—my  first cosmetology instructor—has been the greatest mentor in this wonderful gift of a job, making and changing people’s lives.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

There's a high level of respect among the Learning Leaders. (I can say that based on my experience with others institutions.) We work hard but it’s a lot of fun, making sure our Future Professionals get the best education.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having inner peace and love, passion, and a desire to share how much you love what you do.

Virtudes Codignotto

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I am a Learning Leader, and have been a cutting specialist for 15 years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I’ve been licensed for over 30 years. I’ve been a salon owner, beauty pageant coordinator, and cosmetics consultant. 

 

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

My mother. She taught me to treat others and myself with love, dignity, and respect.

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

To facilitate the process of the Future Professionals' internal and external growth, utilizing our systems.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To live in the moment and to be transformed in a better human being every day.

Denise Haddad

Clinic Floor Leader/Dermalogica Brand Leader, Parisian Beauty Academy graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

A homegrown graduate, I am  now a Dermalogica expert with a passion for hands-on training in skin care to make the Future Professionals competitive in the business. I have been in the spa industry for over 12 years, and am certified in microdermabrasion.

 

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

Jane Warwand is my mentor. She's the gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

For myself and others, I strongly believe that continuing education is a must for continuous success.

Eureka Figueroa

Learning Leader/Be Nice (Or Else!) Mentor, Parisian Beauty Academy graduate

Experience in education…

I’ve been a Learning Leader since 2009.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I’ve been working in the beauty industry since I was 15 years old. 

 

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

My daughter, Eliza, is my motivation to be better, so she can feel proud of her mother.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

To teach, help, and see the Future Professionals learn and grow. I love to teach.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To help, support, love, and respect others.

Denise Hanrahan

Clinic Floor Leader

Experience in the beauty industry…

I began my journey in the industry during high school where I studied cosmetology. By the time I was  16, I had an assisting job where in fell in love with the salon environment. I knew at that point I was going to do this forever. Throughout the years I have built a clientele and have owned and operated two salons. I continue to work behind the chair along with teaching, to maintain current on all of the latest trends as well as for the love of my craft.

 

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

My children. When I teach, I teach the way I would want my own children to be taught, with love and compassion.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

That we make learning fun. Our culture is about giving back and sharing, so not only are we creating great hairdressers, we are giving them the skills to live beautifully.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

See and bring out the best in everyone who comes into your life.

Johanna Zorrilla-Belen

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

I’ve been a Learning Leader for four years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have over 17 years of experience in the beauty industry.

 

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

Mrs. Virtudes Codignotto is my mentor. Her guidance has inspired me throughout my years as a student and now as an educator.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

The Future Professionals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Making people feel good about themselves.

Tara Finley

Learning Leader/Cutting Specialist/Color Specialist

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have over 15 years’ experience in beauty education. I'm also a licensed New Jersey State Board Examiner.

 

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

My mother.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

You are always pushed to produce better results, and it is a place where you have the freedom and opportunity to grow.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Doing everything you love with passion and helping someone else along their journey in life.

Stephen Comp

Service Desk Coordinator

Experience in education…

I’m in my first year of college, majoring in business.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been surrounded by the beauty industry since I was born. I am passionate about it because I have observed my father who has been involved in this industry his whole life.

 

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

First and foremost would have to be my father. Winn Claybaugh is also someone who I look up to as an amazing mentor.

 

My favorite thing about working at Parisian Beauty Academy is…

The culture that is instilled daily in our working and educational environment. It’s second to none.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Accepting who I am as an individual, feeling confident of myself, and treating people like I would like to be treated.

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