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Meet some of the Learning Leaders and team members who make Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa so special.

Shirley Serafin

Learning Leader / Design Team Leader / Cutting Specialist / 3-Day Protégé

Experience in education…

Salon educator and school educator.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Stylist, salon manager, and event coordinator.

 

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

Scott Cole and Robert Cromeans.

 

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

Extra curricular opportunities.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living creatively and respectfully.

Michael Davis

Core Learning Leader

Experience in education…

Teaching at Paul Mitchell The School Phoenix for the past two years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I managed two salons within four and a half years.

 

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

My mother taught me to be strong, independent, enjoy life, and to love what you do.

 

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

The loving culture and higher standards we hold our Future Professionals to.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being independent and living on the positive side, putting your heart into everything you do.

 

Darlene Mason

Core Specialist / Learning Leader

Experience in education…

Core, Protégé, and Final Phase Learning Leader

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Master Barber, Cosmetologist, instructor, and salon owner.

 

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

My family.

 

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

Watching Future Professionals grow technically.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Keeping a positive attitude even during adversity.

Robert Woods

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I've worked as a Sebastian international educator and Trucco specialist. I've also taught at the Hair, Skin & Nails Institute and Cutting Edges Academy. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am a licensed cosmetologist and instructor, have served as the promotional director for Glemby International, and I am a salon owner. 

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

In 1972, I watched Paul Mitchell cut hair at the International Beauty Show for hours. It was amazing to see the transition from roller-set hairstyles to cuts that created the style! 

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

A positive-based learning environment. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Color, not only with hair, but in my environment. 

Nina Prongay

Texture / Phase Two specialist

Experience in education…

I have two years' experience in education. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have seven years' experience in the beauty industry. 

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

Scott Cole. 

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

Working with the Future Professionals on the clinic floor. 

To me, living beautifully means…

To live a happy and healthy life, full of passion and love.

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