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

Ashlar Jewett

Service Desk Coordinator

Experience in education...
High School Diploma.

Experience in the beauty industry...
None.

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

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is...
The positive environment.

To me, living beautifully means...
Having a passion, and persuing that passion to the fullest.

Lindsey Malone

Learning Leader

Experience in education...
Have worked on clinic floor, texture specialist, design team leader.

Experience in the beauty industry...
Cosmetologist since 2010.

My mentor, or the person who most inspired me is...
Casey Stephens.

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is...
The environment is amazing, so much love & positivity.

To me, living beautifully means...
Living true. Loving everything you do and strive to make the world around you positive and uplifting.

Melanie Miller

Phase Two Leader

Experience in education...
Texture Specialist, Paul Mitchell Graduate, and Phase Two Leader.

Experience in the beauty industry...
I own my own salon "Transformed by Melanie Miller"

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My babies! Each one of them have given me the strength to achieve one of my goals. So without them I wouldn't be where I am today.

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is...
Being able to prepare the FP's for the salon world.

To me, living beautifully means...
Live life with no regrets. You only have one! Who wants to look back and wish they would have done it..? So do it!

Mckenzie Marie Padilla

Learning Leader

Experience in education...
I have been a learning leader for about 9 months. 


Experience in the beauty industry...
When I was growing up, I always did my friends and families hair. It is something I always wanted to do, and I have been working in the field since 2014.


My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My mom...she was the strongest person I knew. She was my rock.


My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is...
Getting to share my passion with future professionals.


To me, living beautifully means...
Enjoying life, making the best out of everything. Don't let things keep you down. Always work towards what you want. "A beautiful life begins with a beautiful mind."

Alahna O'Connell

Theory Leader/Final Phase Leader

Experience in education...
Pushing 30 years... just kidding! About three months.


Experience in the beauty industry...
Almost 7 years.

My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My mom, she has alwasy pushed me to do my best and been the perfect role model.


My favorite thing about working at Little Rock is...
The culutre!!:)


To me, living beautifully means...
Giving. I feel most beautiful and happy when I am making someone esle feel good about themselves. Watching someones face light up is a very fulfilling, beautiful thing...

Daisha Davidson

Service Desk Coordinator

Experience in education...
Cosmetology License. 

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
Worked at Stylique Salon, LRAFB, and waxing at Ulta Beauty. 

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

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is...
The staff and the Future Professionals.

To me, living beautifully means...
Living beautifully to me means doing what you love and being great at it, just really being a beautiful person inside and out. 

Zina Marie Sanchez

Learning Leader, Core specialist

Experience in education...
This will be my first year teaching at Imagine Paul Mitchell, I Have been a Clinic Floor Learning Leader and Core Specialist! 

Experience in the beauty industry..
I graduated From Imagine Paul Mitchell in 2011 and received my cosmetology license in 2012 and worked in a salon ever since. I have also done some freelance work for weddings, proms, photo shoots, and special events.  

My mentor, or the person who has most influenced me is...
My Mom. She has always been my biggest fan and has always rooted me on when I felt like I couldn't go anymore! She believes in me to be the best I can be and reminds me to always keep my faith! Jim Waller-I met Jim in 2011 when I was a future professional, I had an instant liking to him! He encouraged me and helped boost my confidence as a Future professional and now as Core Specialist! I admire the love and dedication he has. Emily Henderson-she was not only my learning leader but my Phase two learning leader. She has been such an inspiration to me and has been in my corner since walking back into Imagine. She has taken me under her wing and has helped guide me through to becoming an amazing learning leader and core specialist. The confidence she has in me inspires me beyond anything I could have Imagined! 


My favorite thing about working at Imagine Paul Mitchell...
I absolutely love working with the Future Professionals! I enjoy watching them achieve their goals and coming up to me with this look on their face like "oh my gosh, I did it". Remembering what it was like as a Future Professinal, I can give back by inspiring and by being a mentor that makes an impact on someones life and career! Working here, makes me feel blessed. I am surrounded by so much love, creativity, and just a wonderful atmosphere full of amazing Future Professionals and staff! 

 
To me, living beautifully means....
Living life with purpose, no matter what others think! Believing you are beautifully crafted to be unique, and to always be genuine. 

Tia Houston

Admissions

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been in the beauty industry for almost three years. I work as a freelance makeup artist for Estee Lauder Companies.

 

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

The most influential person in my life is my mom. She is a high school counselor and has always taught me that being genuine and loving is sometimes all people need.

 

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is…

I have the honor of being able to watch each Future Professional grow into the person that they are destined to be.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being able to love life, genuinely enjoy your job, and have a great support system to share it with!

Nadia Athena Cole

Admissions Assistant

Experience in the beauty industry…

My mother owns a salon, plus I worked for State Beauty.

 

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

I would have to say P.J. Graves. He has been by my side for almost six years. I have to say my son as well—he is my angel!

 

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is…

The energy and culture! I love walking through those doors every day. I love making people feel beautiful inside and out!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Knowing that I get to go home to my amazing son every day. Skyler brightens my day every day; I can no longer imagine my days without him…nine years and counting.

Monica L. Lee

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

Since January, 2016.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have 20+ years of experience in the beauty industry.

 

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

I don't really have a mentor, but have been inspired by people that achieve things against the odds. I am very self-motivated and highly ambitious.

 

My favorite thing about working at Imagine Little Rock is…

Doing new things, being stretched, and growing from experiences.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having health, wealth, and happiness.

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