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

Melanie Burroughs

Service Desk Coordinator

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

My mother. She is one of my best friends and her selflessness inspires me to be a better person every day.

 

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

Working with all of the great teachers, staff, and students. It is such a fun and energetic environment which makes going to work exciting.  

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every day in a positive and meaningful way. Everyone’s definition of beauty is different; as long as you are happy with yourself and your life, you are living beautifully.

Anna Gates

Service Desk Coordinator

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

My parents. They support me in all my endeavors and helped me become who I am today.

 

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

Seeing the Future Professionals grow every day and turn into amazing stylists.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To live with purpose.

Kylie Hawkey

Service Desk Coordinator, Paul Mitchell The School Normal graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

I graduated from the Paul Mitchell The School Normal cosmetology program.

 

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

My mom.

 

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

Being able to watch the students grow as they go through the program.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To be yourself and kind to others.

Tiffany Sylvester

Dispense / Color Bar, Paul Mitchell The School Normal graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been in the beauty industry since 2012.

 

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

I don’t have one in particular. The cosmetology industry and the people in it inspire me. Someone at the grocery store could inspire me in some way by their drive and the love they have for what they do. Hard work inspires me.

 

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

I enjoy working at Paul Mitchell The School Normal because it's a great, fun, and positive atmosphere. Each student that walks through the door has a different story and a different “why” to their journey, and it's always inspiring to hear. I get to watch someone who has struggled achieve a new view on life and graduate with a great feeling of accomplishment, and it's written all over their face. I know the feeling; I was in their shoes once. It's a great place for change and growth.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To me, I think of hard work, achievements, goals, dreams, traveling, meeting great people who make a difference in your life, great family/friends, loving what you do daily. Live life doing what you enjoy, don’t just exist.

Anesdra Garland

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Normal graduate

Experience in education…

I have been a Learning Leader since December of 2011. I have taught in the skin clinic, clinic classroom, Specialty, Core, and Protégé.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been in the beauty industry for 10 years, working as an educator, stylist, and esthetician.

 

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

God is definitely my number one inspiration. But within the industry, I really look up to Fern the Barber.

 

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

The daily interaction that I have with Future Professionals. I love knowing that I play a role in helping them become the best they can be in this industry.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Knowing that you are striving to be the best “you” every day, and being proud of every aspect of your life.

Sonya Hoye

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I’ve been in education since 1984.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been a salon manager, owner, and educator.

 

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

My father. As I watched his work ethic, he taught me to give every day the best I can, not for anyone else but for myself.

 

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

The environment is very professional and I love to teach. Also, the feeling I get when the students grasp the information and use it.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being healthy, enjoying every moment as if it's your last, and treating others as you want to be treated.

Angela Grier

Learning Leader / Theory Specialist / Final Phase Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Normal graduate

Experience in education…

I’ve been in education since October, 2013.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I’ve been in the beauty industry since 2010.

 

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

My family inspires me.

 

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

Watching each Future Professional grow throughout their time here. It is extremely rewarding.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Doing what you love, with people who share the same passion as you.

Madison Zindars

Financial Aid Leader, Paul Mitchell the School Normal graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

I’ve been in the beauty industry since April, 2015.

 

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

My mother, Mindy Jason. She is a dedicated, hardworking woman. She shows desire and dedication in her work, which has inspired me to do so myself. 

 

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

Having the opportunity to be a part of each Future Professional’s journey here at the school. Watching them grow as people and reach their goals is such an amazing thing to witness.  

 

To me, living beautifully means…

You can always change, grow, and get better. Your life is an experiment; the more experiments you make, the better.

Darin Lyons

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree from Illinois State University.

 

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

From a very young age, my parents. They taught me to work hard and listen to others.

 

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

The devoted conversations I have with the prospective students as they navigate the most important decisions they will make up to this point in their lives. All the one-on-one interviews, phone calls, texts, and emails to advise prospective students of their limitless opportunities is tremendously rewarding to me.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being grateful for all the small things, big things, and everything in between!

Marissa Hough

Admissions Assistant / High School Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School Normal graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been a licensed cosmetologist since 2011.

 

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

My parents. They are two of the hardest working people I know.

 

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

Getting to share my passion for the beauty industry and this incredible school with everyone. This place is one of a kind and I am so blessed to be a part of it.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being confident and happy with who you are and what you are doing.

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