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

Hooman Safavi

Owner

Hooman Safavi has been a business owner for 26 years. He worked primarily in the wholesale business having owned chains of stores. Early in his career, he invested with a construction company that moved more than 6.1 million cubic feet of dirt, and he owned the Northern California distributorship for Bon Apetit, a company that manufactures pre-wrapped pastries. All of those businesses averaged an impressive annual growth. Fluent in both English and Farsi, Hooman earned an associate degree in science from Vincennes Indiana College and a bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University. With his broad background as a business owner, he specializes in distribution, retail, and the financial aspects of business. Basically, all businesses function in the same blueprint, he says. The product may vary, but the financial, growth and infrastructure aspects remain the same. Hooman attributes his success as a business owner to an understanding of human skills. I grew up practicing martial arts and living on three different continents (Asia, Europe, and America), he says. Having a different cultural background as well as the discipline and philosophy of martial arts gave me a strong understanding of social skills. I know how to let people contribute to the operation and the business. I interact with staff management, bringing all the energy to one point and letting everyone grow in a clear and open environment. .

Rosemary Safavi

Owner

Rosemary Safavi earned her cosmetology license and cosmetology instructor licenses after attending Lyle's College of Beauty in Fresno, California. She taught at Lyle's for four years (1979-1982), instructing up to 70 students in a single freshman class. Within a year and a half, she was promoted to Regional Director of five schools and helped write the curriculum for the first school in the San Joaquin Valley to feature an esthetics program.

In 2001 she joined John Paul Mitchell Systems as a Regional Color Coordinator, responsible for increasing sales by opening new color accounts and expanding the color business of existing accounts. She completed her Paul Mitchell duties, holding the title as Vice President of Latin America where she assisted in building strong educational, sales support teams.

Living beautifully to Rosemary is being healthy, family time, and yoga .

Rhonda Viola

Learning Leader

Rhonda has seven years experience as an Esthetician.  She has worked in Spa setting as well as medical and cosmetic environments.  Her passion is skin care, and she loves helping people get the results they want.  She also likes seeing the impact it has on her clients' self esteem.

Rhonda graduated in 2010 from Beauty School and has embraced the industry ever since.  She hopes to help and guide Future Professionals on their pathway to success.

Patricia Quintor

Manicurist Leader
1. Patricia Quintor
2. I have one year experience in Eduaction
3. I have 29 years in the beauty industry 
4. I am not a Paul Mitchell graduate
5. The person that has inspired me is my Father
6. My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School of Modesto is teaching the Future Professionals there craft! 
7. To me living beautifully means living life to the fullest and being kind to others. 

Jenee Beza

Financial Aid Assistant

Jenee Beza brings an administration background to Paul Mitchell. She enjoys utilizing her problen soliving skills for each future professional seeking excellence. One of Jenee's mentors states, "You don't decide what your purpose is in life you discover it. Your purpose is your reason for living." -Bob Proctor. Living beautifully to Jenee is maintaining balance while fulfilling her purpose.

Lesley Rivas Torres

Future Professional Advisor

Experience in education...

I'm a cosmetology graduate from Paul Mitchell the School Modesto.

Experience in the beauty industry...

I had the opportunity of being a receptionist/key holder at Precision Cuts.  I attended the Social Media Team as well as the Take Home Team at Paul Mitchell Modesto.

My Mentor, or the person who inspired me the most is...

My sister Joanna, who achieves what she sets herself up to do.  Also, Kelly Cardenas.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Modesto is...

The Opportunity to Grow!  Also, the culture.

To me, living beautifully means...

Enjoying the little things in life.  Going after my dreams, because where there is a will, there is a way.

Ricki Resendez

Front Desk Coordinator

Ricki has zero years experience in the teaching industry, although she does have four years  experience in the customer service industry. She has hands on training with customers and also training when it comes to talking on the phone with customers as well. Ricki has a passion for Make Up, she has been doing it on herself for years now but it has been a part of her job now for 3 years. The industry icon that inspires her is Sephora they are incorporated with so many high end brands and even the newer up and coming professionals. Ricki has not attended a professional school for what she has a passion for. What makes Ricki special/interesting is that she is extremely friendly, and she always has a positive attitude and is willing to help anyone even if she has tasks to complete on her own. Ricki is a really quick learner and is always willing to learn anything new that comes her way.

Amanda Perez

Social Media Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Modesto graduate

Experience in education…

I'm a Cosmetology Paul Mitchell Graduate of Paul Mitchell the School Modesto .

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I entered the beauty industry in September, 2016 and work as the Social Media Team Leader. 

 

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

My aunt Debbie, who came from a difficult background and became the strong, independent business woman she is today.

 

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

How the staff are close to each other like a second family. Also, the positivity.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being happy and healthy.

Veronica Martinez

Barbering Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I have three years of experience in education.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I’ve been a cosmetologist since 2010 and a barber for almost two years.

 

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

Angel Martinez.

 

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

The culture and atmosphere.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Making time for the people and things that make you happy.

Christie Nelson

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

My career in education began with becoming a trainer/mentor in the different positions I held in my 16-year career in the medical field. Educating new hires, military personnel, and transferring employees were the duties I became passionate about.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I started in this industry 15 years ago working as a lead stylist for different community events throughout Northern and Southern California. Since then, I became a licensed professional and designer for JCP Salons in Turlock and Modesto, CA. I continue to stay involved in my community and give back, volunteering as a mentor to teens studying cosmetology. My passion for special FX makeup and avant-garde style aids in keeping my creativity fresh.

 

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

I am inspired by the talented industry professionals I work with on a daily basis. I feel that watching people come together to make others feel beautiful keeps me driven in this ever-changing career.

 

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

Definitely the culture!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Following the path meant for you! Living happily, being an active participant in your life, and creating!

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