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

Paul Maly

Director of Education and Schools

Experience in education…

I served as director of education Maly’s Inc. (Schools and Distributorship) from 2008–2010, and currently as director of education and schools (Excel Salon Products) since 2010.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked full-time as a sales rep and director since 2001, but in many ways my whole life.

 

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

Both my grandfathers and my dad.

 

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

The positive energy and chance to introduce people to an industry that has been so good to me.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Learning new things and having adventures, and sharing them with others.

Brandi Maly

Assistant to the Director of Education, Marketing Leader

Experience in education…

Licensed Educator K-8, Bachelor’s Degree in Language Arts, Reading and Early Childhood.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

16 years in the beauty industry-Front Desk Coordinator (5 years) Salon Manager (5 years) Director of Social Media and Education Assistant Excel Academies of Cosmetology and Excel Salon Products (6 years).

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

My mentor is my grandmother and my husband.

 

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Lansing is

Favorite thing about working at PMTS Lansing is the fresh creativity and enthusiasm of the Future Professionals, the strong family atmosphere, the energy and positive culture of the team.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living beautifully means ending each day with a grateful attitude and knowing you helped others.

Michelle Laing

School Director / Director of Financial Aid

Experience in education…

I have a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, and I've been a cosmetology instructor for 18 years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been a cosmetologist for 25 years and have had the opportunity to work in high-end salons, as well as in the school for almost all of those 25 years.

 

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

My dad. I am inspired by him because he taught me the value of finding the good in every situation.

 

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

My favorite thing is when a Future Professional learns something for the first time or has a great “aha” moment.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being kind and caring and having a great sense of humor.

Deb Hogan

Education Leader / Future Professional Adviser

Experience in education…

I have been a licensed Learning Leader for 37 years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been a cosmetologist for 38 years and have worked in salons and school for the entire time.

 

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

My parents. They inspire me because they always said I could.

 

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

Being able to inspire the next generation.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having the ability to make others feel beautiful.

Cidney Magee

Core/Protégé Specialist

Experience in education…

I have been a licensed Learning Leader for two years.

                       

Experience in the beauty industry…

I decided to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a cosmetologist. I have been licensed and actively working in a salon for the past 10 years.

                                                                   

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

David Pressley. He worked as well as taught in the industry for 86 years and always remained humble.

 

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

Watching the Future Professionals go from not even knowing how to hold a comb to being a professional!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Always seeing the good in a situation even if it’s hard to find.

Dawn Reiner

Service Desk Coordinator

Experience in education…

I have worked at the school for 16 years and in sales all of my life.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have worked at the school for 16 years.

 

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

My grandmother. She lived her life fabulously and was an inspiration to all.

 

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

The family, I love the Future Professionals, the staff, and the company. They are all amazing people.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being true to myself.

Deborah Rivas

Manicuring Specialist / Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I have been a Licensed Learning Leader for six years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been licensed for 27 years. I worked for OPI as a national educator and the state school account manager for 14 years. I have also worked in full-service salons and volunteered with SkillsUSA. I am also a National competition medalist.

 

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

My parents; they inspired me by supporting me and showing me that love can conquer all.

 

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

Having the honor of molding new Future Professionals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Faith, strength, and balance.

Ana Gadaleto

Core Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I received my instructor license four years ago and started working for Paul Mitchell The School Lansing in 2016.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2006.

 

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

Deb Hogan. She was my instructor for cosmetology school in 2006. She inspired me to want to be an instructor. I love and respect her, and aspire to be just half the person she is. I feel honored to work next to her!

 

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

I cannot wait to come to work, every day is new and exciting. This is my second home. My team members are family to me!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Feeling good about yourself on the inside and outside, and being beautiful both inside and out.

Lori

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I have been in the teaching aspect for 6 years.

Experience in the beauty Industry…

39 years.

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

My Father.

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

Progressive and professional.  A wonderful team working together to bring great education to our future professionals.

To me, living beautifully means…

My family and to be positive, or seek out the positive in each daily event given to me.

Brandi Aleshire

Admissions Leader

Experience in education...
Licensed cosmetologist for 5 years.

Experience in the beauty industry...
I've worked in guest services and salon management for the last 4 years.

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

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Lansing is...
Everyone truly cares about each other like family and are passionate about the Paul Mitchell culture.

To me, living beautifully means...
Taking risks and stepping outside of your comfort zone, trying new things!

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