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

Barbie Freitas

Service Desk Coordinator

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

I have two, they are my children.

 

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

Everyone is family.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living with the hope of tomorrow.

Jennifer White

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I have been an educator for seven years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been a hairdresser for 15 years.

 

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

Glen Sousa. He was the first person to give me a job right out of school and took the time to teach me everything I know today.

 

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

The people; all of my co-workers and Future Professionals make this feel like a family.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living beautifully means living for yourself always. Strive to be the best you that you can be, welcome new people and tasks with a smile, and cherish the ones you already have.

Staci Hall

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I have been with Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville since December, 2015.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I graduated cosmetology school in 1998, and worked for Salon Success, a distribution company for Paul Mitchell. I also owned my own salon for seven years.

 

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

My parents.

 

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

The culture and sharing my passion with Future Professionals who have the same passion and are eager to learn.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living life to the fullest; cherishing every minute of every day. One minute is a gift.

Pamela Pospichel

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

I have enjoyed assisting others to accomplish their ambitions in the beauty industry at Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville since January, 2016.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Having a passion from as early as I can remember for hair, makeup, and fashion, I feel I’ve always had a connection with the beauty industry! Working for Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville simply keeps the passion alive.

 

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

My dad. A man of integrity, wisdom, honesty, and of his word. One of his most memorable words of wisdom was, “Whatever you do, do not depend on anyone else but yourself to take care of you! If you do this, you will always be okay.”

 

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

It’s all about beauty! I have had a passion for hair, makeup, and fashion my entire life, and now I get to experience it every day! I love sharing our school and what it offers to everyone who has an interest in the beauty industry.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Enjoying what I do in my personal and professional life!

Denise Amaro

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I am a licensed educator and have educated eager minds for six years!

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

As a licensed cosmetologist, I have shared my creative talents at a salon/spa, in music videos, fashion shows, and pageants. Always wanting to learn and do more, after six years I returned to school to further my education. I successfully earned my cosmetology instructors license in the state of Texas. Currently, the most rewarding experience for me is paving the road with education for future cosmetologists.

 

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

God...and people who take the time to be kind to others!

 

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

I teach what I love! I work with amazing people and have the ability to change lives for Future Professionals in an intellectual and energizing environment.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To be completely humble! To sacrifice a little for a wealth of love, happiness, and accomplishments!  To always have a heart so full of passion that it breaks your spirit free and allows you to beautifully shine.

Jafaea Patterson

Service Desk

Experience in education…

I have one year of education experience.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have two years of experience in the beauty industry.

 

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

Angela Owens.

 

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

The culture.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Chasing your dreams.

Crystal Leigh Wood

Color Specialist

Experience in education…

I started in education in the salon which I did for six and a half years before transitioning into the school world. I have now been with Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville for nearly two years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have worked behind the chair for six and a half years, starting at "the salon 1.0"— a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon in Tampa, Florida, where I was a senior stylist, color specialist, and education leader. I then opened my own one-chair loft.

 

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

My mentor is Stephanie Kocielski. Her artistry, exuberance, expert skills, and extensive experience make her one of the most sought-after platform artists worldwide, and her vision has always been to make people feel great. Her motto is "Bring your talent to work but don't forget your responsibility."

 

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

Seeing light bulbs going off when a Future Professional has an “aha moment."

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Color! What a deep and beautiful language; it’s the language of dreams.

Stacey Downes

Education Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville graduate

Experience in education…

Six years as a Paul Mitchell Schools educator. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Twelve years. 

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

People who are successful, but also righteous and humble. 

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

The gratitude I receive knowing I've helped someone moved forward on their journey in this industry. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Displaying moral character and then accessorizing with great hair and flawless makeup.

Pamela Reed

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I have six years of teaching experience: clinic floor, nails, texture, and now Core. I love it!

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have 30 years of experience in the industry working for mostly Regis Corporation. I also have worked in private salons and at a military base salon in Jacksonville, FL and Charleston, SC.

 

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

Daphne Brown is one of my mentors who has shown me how to prepare for class and be a professional in every situation. "Never let them see you sweat."

 

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

Being allowed to use my creativity to share my experiences. I love to see the light bulb come on when the Future Professionals "get it."

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Finding your passion and balancing that with a lifestyle full of love and support.

Ginger Mongoven

Financial Aid Leader

Experience in education…

FAME training, PMAE training, VA training, FSA conference. 

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

My older sister. 

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

The culture. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Simple but significant.

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