Take a moment to get to know some extraordinary Imagine, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, alumni.
Their stories speak to the power of dreaming big—and getting a great education.
Lauren Tapp graduated from Imagine Little Rock, A Paul Mitchell Partner School in 2010. She began her journey into the beauty industry by working behind the chair and freelancing for weddings, fashion shows, and special events. Lauren's passion for inspiring and teaching others led her to then pursue a career with Paul Mitchell Schools. Since then, she has provided hair and makeup for events such as Paul Mitchell Schools Caper and The Gathering, and is currently working with the Advanced Academy makeup team.
The best decision I ever made was...
"Choosing to attend a Paul Mitchell School. I have a deep understanding for color, cutting, texture, and makeup that has helped me become a successful artist in the beauty industry. One thing that is so unique about Paul Mitchell Schools is how compassionate the team is about professionalism, creating an image for yourself, and having fun while doing it. I also continued on with the school and completed my Learning Leader training, which enabled me to be an educator for Paul Mitchell Schools. I know that with Paul Mitchell Schools I have a continuously exciting, challenging, and financially rewarding career path."
My greatest accomplishment is...
"Waking up every day knowing I have a career that I absolutely love. I'm so grateful to work backstage at Paul Mitchell events with mentors I've looked up to for years. It's so rewarding working for a successful hair company that supports your career goals and is filled with endless opportunities to grow."
My advice to Future Professionals is...
"Take advantage of any and every opportunity the school offers and make the most of your time there. Perform your best every single day and say 'yes.' You never know what future opportunities might come your way."