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Take a moment to get to know a few extraordinary Bella Capelli Monroeville, A Paul Mitchell Partner School, alumni. Their stories speak to the power of dreaming big and getting a great education.

JULIA STELLABOTTE - WHERE ARE THEY NOW

WHERE ARE THEY NOW

CREDITS:

CLASS OF 2017 | TAKE HOME TEAM | BE NICE OR ELSE TEAM | DESIGN TEAM | DEKA LASH CERTIFIED | AQUA HAIR EXTENSIONS CERTIFIED

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH

I BEGAN WORKING AS AN ASSISTANT AT HAIR BY BORGA WHILE AT BELLA CAPELLI. It gave me a great background for salon life and prepared me for more career opportunities. Shortly after graduating I became Head Nail Tech and Stylist.

 

HOW WOULD YOU SAY GOING TO A PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOL HAS BENEFITED YOU?

GOING TO A PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOL GAVE ME THE TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF HAIR, HOW TO STYLE IT PROPERLY, AND HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEMS. THE DRESS CODE AND RULES GAVE ME A GREAT BACKGROUND FOR WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE INDUSTRY TO SET ME UP FOR SUCCESS.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I MEET WITH ALL OF MY QUESTS FOR CONSULTATIONS AND I AM ALWAYS EXCITED TO HELP THEM LOOK AND FEEL GREAT!

 

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE FUTURE PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN COSMETOLOGY?

KEEP WORKING AND PUSH THROUGH. IF IT’S SOMETHING YOU REALLY WANT, IT WILL ALL BE WORTH IT IN THE END.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - SIDNEY SEKERKA

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - SIDNEY SEKERKA

WAX SPECIALIST

 

CREDITS:

GRADUATED 2016 | STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBER | 100% ATTENDANCE | UNLEASHED HAIR SHOW | FUTURE PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH | CAPER 2016 DISNEY WORLD

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH:

WAX SPECIALIST AT EUROPEAN WAX CENTER

 

HOW WOULD YOU SAY GOING TO A PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOL HAS BENEFITTED YOU?

VERY EDUCATIONAL, I HAD A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DO MORE THAN JUST A SCHOOL EXPERIENCE. GOING TO BELLA CAPELLI GAVE ME CONFIDENCE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY INDUSTRY. I RECEIVED A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION and I FEEL LIKE I COULD BE SUCCESSFUL IN MANY AREAS OF THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH WAXING! I LOVE THAT MY JOB IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY. I TAKE TIME TO MEET WITH MY GUESTS AND TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY WANT AND WORK HARD TO MAKE THEM LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST WHEN THE LEAVE THE STUDIO.

 

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE FUTURE PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN COSMETOLOGY?

LEARN FROM YOUR DISCOVERIES! DON’T BE AFRAID TO MAKE THEM!

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - AMY ELLIS

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? - AMY ELLIS

WAX SPECIALIST

 

CREDITS:

GRADUATED 2016 | STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBER | 100% ATTENDANCE

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH:

WAX SPECIALIST AT EUROPEAN WAX CENTER

 

HOW WOULD YOU SAY GOING TO A PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOL AS BENEFITED YOU?

THEY PROVIDE YOU WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT PRINCIPLES AND SYSTEMS TO SET YOU UP FOR SUCCESS. THEY SET UP A SURE FIRE PLAN TO PREVENT YOU FROM FAILING.

 

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I DO IT ALL! I MEET WITH MY GUESTS, TALK ABOUT WHAT THEIR DESIRED RESULTS ARE FROM THEIR VISIT, AND WORK TO HELP THEM ACHIEVE THOSE RESULTS. I AM PROUD TO HELP EACH AND EVERY ONE OF MY GUESTS LOOK AND FEEL THEIR BEST AFTER THEY HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH ME.

 

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GUYS FUTURE PROFESSIONALS AND OTHER PEOPLE INTERESTED IN COSMETOLOGY?

THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY YOU GET. WORK ON BUILDING YOUR CLIENTELE WHILE IN SCHOOL. IT’S A GREAT TRAINING GROUND FOR SUCCESS!

Jennifer Tamewitz

Class of 2014, Salon Bella Mia/Stylist & Color Specialist

CREDITS: 

Aqua Hair Extension Specialist
Attended Caper ‘14
Take Home Team Member
Super Service # 1 guest performer
Core Mentor

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STORY

When I was in school I assisted in a high-volume salon & spa. It allowed me to see what a fast-paced salon environment would be like. Upon graduating from Bella Capelli Academy, I realized I wanted to work in a smaller salon and work on building my clientele.  I learned so much from having the opportunity to work in different types of salons and that helped me find my home and success at Salon Bella Mia.

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS EDUCATION

Going to Bella Capelli Academy set me up for success.  I learned the skills I needed to be successful in different salon environments.  I really enjoyed being a core mentor when I was in Creative. I was able to own the information I learned when I was in Core and assist in teaching the current Core class.  The learning leaders at Bella Capelli Academy were very helpful and were always there to encourage me and set me up for success in the professional beauty industry.

 

MY ADVICE TO FUTURE PROFESSIONALS IS...

Take in everything you have the opportunity to.

 

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Sam Alcorn

Alumni

Salon: Contempo Artistries Salon & Spa

Job Title: Stylist

Bella Capelli Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School 

Class of 2013

Credits:

  • Paul Mitchell School Caper 2013 Attendee
  • Educator for Pravanna Hair Color
  • Certified in Keratherapy Smoothing Techniques
  • Certified in Evo Fabuloso Pro Products
  • Master Pravanna Color Certification
  • Master Baylayage Certification

What Do You Do?

I started working at Contempo Artistries Salon while I was still in school at Bella Capelli Academy because I had the opportunity to meet the salon owner, Kristen, while she was guest speaking. She told me to stop in, so about a week later I did and was hired on the spot. I began as an assistant and started stylist training before my graduation. I knew I wanted to continue my education further so the Admissions Leader at Bella Capelli Academy and Kristen wrote me letters of recommendation to add into my portfolio to be an educator for PRAVANA. I traveled to California three times last year and am officially certified. Since then, I’ve taught a handful of class. I continue to work at the salon full time as well as educate on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Tell Us About Your Paul Mitchell Schools Education:

Bella Capelli Academy sets you up for the real world. Professionalism can be seen through all aspects of the school beginning with the all-black, professional dress code, to 'Be Nice' culture, to the amazing Paul Mitchell education. Bella Capelli Academy is advanced when compared to other schools because you can really tell the Learning Leaders know what they are doing, talking about, and keeping their education and skillsets up to date with all the current beauty trends. They truly care about seeing you succeed once you graduate.

Advice to Future Professionals...

Step out of your comfort zone and accept anything that is thrown your way.

Connect With Me:

Instagram: @_stylesbysam

Facebook: Contempo Artistries Salon & Spa

Website: www.contempoartistries.com

Breanna Bihon

Alumni

Salon: Contempo Artistries Salon & Spa

Job Title: Stylist

 

Bella Capelli Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (Monroeville)

Class of 2015

 

Credits:

  • Pravanna Certified Master Colorist
  • Certified & Specialized in Baylayage Techniques
  • Paul Mitchell Schools Caper Attendee 2015
  • Stylist & MUA for National Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant
  • Stylist for 'A Night To Remember' Special Needs Prom

 

What Do You Do?

Being a client at Contempo Artistries was actually part of the reason I pursued a career in cosmetology. At the time, I was working at a tanning salon when my stylist told me they were looking for an assistant because she knew I was contemplating doing hair. I applied and got the position, which then made me realize this was definitely the industry for me. I enrolled at Bella Capelli Academy while still working part-time at Contempo Artistries. This allowed for me to complete the assistant program so once I gradauted from Bella Capelli Academy, I was able to switch to full-time stylist. 

 

Tell Us About Your Paul Mitchell Schools Education:

Bella Capelli Academy sets you up for the real world. Professionalism can be seen through all aspects of the school beginning with the all-black, professional dress code, to 'Be Nice' culture, to the amazing Paul Mitchell education. Bella Capelli Academy is advanced when compared to other schools because you can really tell the Learning Leaders know what they are doing, talking about, and keeping their education and skillsets up to date with all the current beauty trends. They truly care about seeing you succeed once you graduate. 

 

Advice to Future Professionals...

Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Use your time wisely because now is your time to learn from whatever discoveries you make. Gain as much experience and knowledge as possible. 

 

Connect With Me:

Instagram: @beautyby_breanna

Facebook:  Contempo Artistries Salon & Spa

Website: www.contempoartistries.com

Ashley Thiel

Alumni

Salon: Renew Skin Care & Laser Center

Job Title: Aesthetician

 

Bella Capelli Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (Monroeville)

Class of 2014

 

Credits:

Achieved 100% Perfect Attendance

Completed All Four Paul Mitchell Schools Honors: Makeup, Color, Cutting & Texture

Dual Licensed in Cosmetology & Esthetics

Trained in Extreme Lashes

Academy-Pro Hair Extension Certified

 

What Do You Do?

After I graduated from Bella Capelli Academy, I started assisting in a privately owned salon. It just wasn't the career path for me. I wanted to further my education in skin care, so I looked into getting my esthetician license. My cosmetology license allowed me to be able to do skin care, but I wanted to learn more in depth about the machines and be authorized to use them. About after a month or so of working strictly with skin at Renew Skin Care & Laster Center, I really missed doing hair so I took a position at JCP Salon a few nights a week as well. 

 

Tell Us About Your Paul Mitchell Schools Education:

I was given so many opportunites at Bella Capelli Academy to learn beyond the basic state-board exam education. Even though I really wasn't crazy about hair extensions, I took advantage of the Academy-Pro class that was offered to get my certification. I feel like when I talk to those who went elsewhere for their cosmetology education, they weren't given the same type of opportunites as we are at Bella Capelli Academy. I also love the positivity. It's a very open and welcoming environment, and also having the Paul Mitchell name behind my education makes me feel like I have an advantage to showcase my professionalism.

 

Advice to Future Professionals...

Do everything that is thrown at you, and practice as much as you can! Find time to be creative, and don't stress so much about your worksheets. 

 

Connect With Me:

Instagram: @modern_image_byashley

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/renewskincarelasercenter

Website: www.renew-skincare.com

Megan Kugler

Alumni

Salon: Synergy Salon & Day Spa

Job Title: Designer

 

Bella Capelli Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (Monroeville)

Class of 2015

 

Credits:

Stylist for Annual 'A Night to Remember' Special Needs Prom

Volunteered as Stylist in Charitable Kids Fashion Show

Assisted in Organizing Be Nice (Or Else!) Events

Knowlegable and Works with Aveda and Framesi Product Lines

Continues Education through Synergy Salon & Day Spa Class Opportunities 

 

What Do You Do?

I am a full-time stylist, that we call 'designers' here at Synergy Salon & Day Spa. I started here as an assistant right after graduating Bella Capelli Academy and worked my way up. It's definitely a different transition going from Future Professional to part-time assistant, to a full-time, commission only salon professional, but I always make sure I keep myself up-to-date with the current trends and always learning. 

 

Tell Us About Your Paul Mitchell Schools Education:

I felt very prepared with my cutting skills when I graduated school, and as I continue to cut, I have grown much more comfortable and confident. The education at Bella Capelli Academy was always up-to-date with the current hair trends when I was in school. The Learning Leaders knew what was popular or upcoming in the industry, and we were able to practice the latest haircut or color technique on real guests that they otherwise would have went to a trendy, upscale salon to get. The Clinic Classroom also helped me with practicing proper guest consultations. I still recite the 4-step program we did in school while I have someone in my chair now! 

 

Advice to Future Professionals...

Take every opportunity you can. Pay attention to detail. Really focus on what the guest wants and go through those steps. Trust me, they still come in handy even after you graduate.

 

Connect With Me:

Instagram: @livelaughmegan

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/synergy-salon-day-spa

Website: www.synergy-salon.com

Spencer O'Donnell

Alumni

Salon: Salon Boutique

Job Title: Level 1 Stylist

 

Bella Capelli Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (Monroeville)

Class of 2014

 

Credits:

CORE Mentor at Bella Capelli Academy

Paul Mitchell Be Nice (or Else!) Team Member

Educated in Advanced Baylayage Techniques

Attended Summit Salon Business Classes

Specializes in Color 

 

What Do You Do?

I met Salon Boutique at the Bi-Annual Salon Fair Bella Capelli Academy hosts for the Future Professionals, and they really peaked my interest. I thought I cliqued well with the two women who were at the fair, and I could tell by their look, it would be a good fit for me. I interviewed a few months before my graduation, and was offered the position as associate to the owner, Lisa. Two days after my gradaution from Bella Capelli Academy, I started at my new position. After about year of hard work, I leveled up to a Level 1 Stylist position, and I couldn't be happier! 

 

Tell Us About Your Paul Mitchell Schools Education:

The business aspects and the importance they place on guest consultations were two of the biggest things I took away from school besides technical skills, obviously. I also really loved the comradery of the Paul Mitchell Schools culture. I liked how accepting they are of everyone, and emphasizing that one size truly fits all. 

 

Advice to Future Professionals...

Remember why you wanted to go into the industry in the first place. Find your passion and work towards it every day.

 

Connect With Me:

Instagram: @spencermara

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PAsalonboutique

Website: www.salonboutiquePA.com

Michelle Peterman

Alumni

Salon: Salon Boutique

Job Title: Assoicate Stylist

 

Bella Capelli Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (Monroeville)

Class of 2015

 

Credits:

CORE Mentor at Bella Capelli Academy

Paul Mitchell Design Team Member

Excels in Product Knowlege 

Paul Mitchell Take Home Team Member

Specializes in Color and Baylayage Techniques

 

Tell Us About Your Career Path:

I heard of Salon Boutique through the Admissions & Placement Team at Bella Capelli Academy. They were looking to bring on a new associate stylist, and the team thought this would be a good fit for me and my personality so I contacted them. I was brought in for an interview and hired the next day. It's my first salon job right out of school, and I really like it. I am the owner, Lisa's, associate so I work directly with her and her clients. I also do a ton of color and baylayage applications on my own when I take clients. 

 

How Did Bella Capelli Academy Help You with the Transition from School to Work??

Besides technical skills, Bella Capelli Academy helped me a lot with the business side of the industry, especially with interview preparation. The culture and education made me feel more confident with myself and my skills.  Having to take real guests taught me how to keep track of my numbers with how many guests I take a day/week/month, how to keep my book organized and balanced, and how to keep track of my income including commission and tips 

 

Advice to Future Professionals...

Practice as much as you can, and take as many guests as possible so you get that experience while you are in school under supervision and guidance of your Learning Leaders. You will feel more confident to take a job when you graduate.

 

Connect With Me:

Instagram: @chellecee_ 

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/PAsalonboutique

Website: www.salonboutiquePA.com

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