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Take a moment to get to know a few extraordinary Paul Mitchell The School Ogden alumni. Their stories speak to the power of dreaming big and getting a great education.

TORI BALLINGER

ALUMNI

PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL OGDEN

AUGUST 2014

 

TORI’S STORY

BIO
Tori graduated from Paul Mitchell the School Ogden in August 2014. She is the Manager and a Traveling Educator at the Clinton Towne Center Great Clips. Currently, she resides in North Ogden, Utah with her Husband and 3 fur babies. Aside from working full time, Tori also has decided to continue her education, attending Weber State University. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, taking in all of Utah's beauty! She snowboards and skis in the winter, and hikes and camps in the summer.  We caught up with Tori recently to ask her about her experience thus far in the industry! 

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST JOB AFTER GRADUATION?
"I was appointed my job through an ad I saw about Great Clips. I decided to give them a call, and the next day I had an interview. A few short days later, I was offered a position. It all happened so fast! I have been with Great Clips ever since, and I truly love what I do and where I work. My skills have expanded immensely, and I continue to learn and grow professionally as well as personally every day!" 

WHO ARE YOUR MENTORS IN THE INDUSTRY?
"I have/had many mentors now in my career, as well as when I was in school! The biggest mentor in school was Savannah Fuchs. The first day of school is always nerve-racking, scary, and exciting. Savannah was my Core teacher, and made everyone feel so welcome and eased our first-day-of-school fears. She taught me a lot of things that I still use to this day, including the good ol' "flipping shears" trick. Now, this is NOT recommended to do during the State boards, (or while in school) but it sure does impress my guests I have now!"

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS AND ALUMNI?

"My advice would be to keep your options open! Don't settle for one or the other, do as many things as possible to learn and grow. Continue your education at every opportunity. You create your own success; the harder you work, the more money you'll make. Be wise about your choices in the industry, but don't be afraid to take risks. The beauty industry is full of different opportunities. Know what is available to you, and don't be afraid to go after what you want."

WHAT'S NEXT FOR YOU?

"I have only accomplished a little of what I plan to do in my career. Being the Manager and a Traveling Educator for Great Clips is amazing. I absolutely love it! My next goal is to move on to the Corporate side of the Company, and work more in the business area of the industry. From there, the sky is the limit. Great Clips has many different areas to explore, and I am just getting my feet wet. I do know that I am excited for my future with the company, and am equally excited to see where this path takes me!" 

 

 

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ALISE CARTER

ALUMNI

PAUL MITCHELL THE SCHOOL OGDEN

GRADUATED NOVEMBER 2013 

 

 

 

ALISE'S STORY

BIO...

Alise currently lives in North Salt Lake City (Utah) with her husband and 2 adorable pups. She has been in the beauty industry since 2012. Shortly after graduating from Paul Mitchell the School Ogden, Alise found her true passion and calling - the world of Eyelash Extensions. She started out as an independent self-employed lash artist. From there, she quickly began to develop a strong clientele, which in turn has led her to where she is now; the Owner and CEO of Bua Beauty & Co. Along with owning her own company, Alise also has her own product line, an extremely detailed training program, as well as a team of highly trained beauty professionals. "I am in love with educating and helping others expand their career and pushing them to their full potential. I can't wait to continue to share all of what my team and I have to offer all of the lash and beauty obsessed!" -Alise Carter. 

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SCHOOL?…
"I really loved this school because of the many opportunities that they provide you with. I love that they teach in many different ways to fit each individuals learning style. I also like the fact that there were different Learning Leaders to learn from. Even thought they were all teaching the same technique and system, each one had their own flare. It allowed me to take a little bit from everyone and create something on my own. Paul Mitchell the School Ogden gives you the chance to be BIG and to reach your goals. They provide the tools you need to be the best cosmetologist out there. I also enjoyed the different clubs and teams that were offered. Joining those not only help you better your career and network, but they also help better yourself as a person". 

HOW DID YOU GET INTO WHAT YOU DO NOW?...
"During school, I loved hair. I loved seeing the outcome of each client. How amazing is it when you have met all of your clients expectations and more?! Such a great feeling! (That feeling you feel...that is your own personal Bua). Lash Extensions were still pretty new to the market here in Utah. Shortly after graduating, I took a Lash Class to get certified. The main reason I took the course was to grow my resume. (The more training, the better, right?) I thought that having that training under my belt would help me land a position at the Salon & Spa I had my eye on. I never anticipated that I would become a full time lash artist. Come to find out, I had a niche for it! As my clientele for hair services was growing, so was my lash clientele. I decided that I wanted to specialize in one thing, and I found myself growing with lash services at a higher pace then hair services, so that is what I went for. I am so extremely grateful that my license I received from Paul Mitchell the School Ogden allows me to literally go anyway I want in the industry. After beginning to master my skills, my clientele was reaching a max. I had to start turning people away! Thats when I thought - I can grow even more, and still service all these clients! That is how I began Bua Beauty. As mentioned above, I own a Lash product line as well as a training program. We continue to grow every day, and it is so humbling to see. I truly, wholeheartedly can say that I Love what I do, and who I do it for."

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR CURRENT FUTURE PROFESSIONALS AND ALUMNI?

I think the best piece of advice would be to never stop learning and continuing your education. You are never done learning. Take advantage of school, take advantage of the learning leaders, additional classes, other Future Professionals, and the tools given to you. If you're already graduated, still take advantage of the classes that are provided. Whether they are at the school, a local salon, or even the beauty supply store. Talk with others in the industry by being social with them. Get to know them as a person and a business. (This helped me enormously). The last thing I would advise is to be your own person. I know the feeling of trying to fit in and do what everyone else does, but remember - You're in school (or a Salon) to grow and YOUR life and YOUR career. Don't waste the time or energy wanting to be someone else. You are the best version of your future. 

 

CONNECT WITH ALISE

If you are interested in learning more about Alise, her services, or in becoming certified in Bua Beauty's Lash Extensions, be sure to connect with her! 

INSTAGRAM: @buabeautyco
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lashesbyalise
WEBSITE: www.buabeauty.com

 

WHERE MIGHT YOU BE?

Book a tour with Paul Mitchell The School today, and find out why we make the triple threats of the beauty industry!

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