Meet some of the Learning Leaders and team members who make Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa so special.
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 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 .
Experience in Education...
I have 3 years’ experience as a Senior Admissions Representative helping students in all walks of life make the decision to continue their education and change their career path. Additionally, I have 2 years’ experience as a Professional Development instructor teaching students a variety of skills to utilize throughout their career including resume building, portfolio development and marketing; both in private post-secondary education.
Experience in Beauty Industry...
I joined the Beauty Industry when I was recruited by Estee Lauder. I took on a high end location in Palo Alto managing their Aveda experience center. During my time with Aveda I also took on the role of human resources recruiting for the entire northwest district, staffing stores from San Francisco to San Jose to Pleasanton and everywhere in between.
My mentor, or the person who has inspired me is….
There isn’t one certain person that has inspired me the most. Being in the Education industry I have had the opportunity to meet people every day who are fighting and striving for a better future for themselves and their families and THAT is what inspires me; the people that get up early everyday just for that extra hour of productivity and that are the last to go to bed even though their kids may have been asleep for hours already. Their motivation inspires me to keep doing what I love and helping as many people change their lives as I can.
My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Modesto is….
My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell the School Modesto is the culture; the general feeling of being welcomed and accepted right when you walk in the door. It is truly a place where they celebrate you and make you feel like family.
To me, Living Beautifully means….
Living beautifully to me means living each day in the present. Yesterday is already the past and tomorrow isn’t here yet so live in the moment eve
I am a licensed Esthetician and Make up artist. I have over 30 years of experience in Make up and over 10 years of Experience as an Esthetician and Spa owner.I graduated from California Academy of Beauty & Design March 2007. I have recently sold my very successful Medical Day Spa that won several awards in the community. Just last year, " Best Salon in 209," recognized by the Senate.
Experience in education...
I am a licensed Esthetician and Make up artist.
Experience in the beuaty industry...
I have over 30 years of experience in Make up and over 10 years of Experience as an Esthetician and Spa owner. I graduated from California Academy of Beauty & Design March 2007. I have recently sold my very successful Medical Day Spa that won several awards in the community. Just last year, " Best Salon in 209," recognized by the Senate.
Kaitlyn Tidwell started her career at Paul Mitchell in 2012 as a Future Professional at Paul Mitchell the School East Bay. She completed her education there in 2014 and passed her State Board test in December of that year. She runs her own freelance business (known as @beautyxtidwell on social media) since she received her license and has also worked in Walnut Creek, California at several salons. She returned to Paul Mitchell the School East Bay as a Core Specialist in March 2017, and transferred to Paul Mitchell the School Modesto in August 2017. Kaitlyn loves all aspects of the Cosmetology Beauty Industry, however her specialty is Color, with a specific passion for Blonding Services! She loves to express herself through creative color appointments and is proud to cater to her clientele and their dreams of beautiful hair. She also has a passion for teaching Future Professionals in the Core classroom, as it is there that she gets to re-experience an excitement for beauty through their eyes, and help them build their foundation that they will use for the rest of their career. Kaitlyn's favorite thing about working at PMTSM is their amazing staff as well as meeting new amazing individuals and helping them grow their passion! To Kaitlyn, living beautifully means to impact the lives of others and to spread positivity (and AMAZING hair) with every beautiful person that crosses her path.
1) My Name is Amanda Guy.
2) I have been licensed for almost two years. I have worked in two different salons; Mosaic Salon & Unique Hair Design. I am certified to do Eyelash Extensions, 8 Different Methods of Hair Extensions, Advanced Nail Art, 3D Nail Art, Trending Tour Makeup and Airbrush Makeup.
3) I am a Paul Mitchell Graduate and during my time in school I was on Design Team. I went to Caper and I also did special effects makeup for Stagg High Schools every 15 mins.
4) I have many mentors in the beauty industry. One of my favorites is Robert Cromeans. His artistry, business strategy, and charisma has made him legendary as a stylist. He owns a highly successful salon and he's the Global Artistic Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems.
5)My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Modesto is the culture. Education is viewed as fun and at the same time you give back to the community.
6)To me, living beautifully means living with passion. Doing what makes you most excited and passionate. That means you are living a full life.
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.
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.