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

Shaun Chiodo

Director/Executive Operations Leader, Paul Mitchell The School graduate

Experience in education…

I graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Michigan in 2009.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have worked for Paul Mitchell The School Michigan since I graduated.

 

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

I find mentors in all walks of life: I have business mentors, relationship mentors, and success mentors. You can find mentors everywhere, from my niece who reminds me that every day is a chance at exploring and discovering new things, to Tina Black who reminds me to always be obsessed with improving.

 

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

Seeing the future of hairdressers and leaders that we are creating.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every single day to the fullest! Live big!

Julie Allison

Financial Aid Assistant/ Travel Coordinator

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been with Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes for eight years, assisting Future Professionals in understanding their financial options to realize their dreams.

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

My mom, who has inspired me to always be kind and see the good in others, both by her words and her example.

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

My co-workers and their commitment to the Future Professionals' growth, success, and happiness along with the positive and fun environment.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To be kind and see the good in others! To make sure the people I love know what they mean to me, and to always be grateful for all the wonderful gifts in my life. 

Lori Moore

Financial Aid Leader

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been working in the industry for eight years. I have always enjoyed working with prospective students and their parents. I love helping prospective students make their dreams a reality.

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

My parents. They have always told me that I am “Braver than I believe, stronger than I seem, smarter than I think, and twice as beautiful as I ever imagined.” This is a value I have tried to instill in my family, as well as our Future Professionals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Never giving up no matter what people might say, always staying positive, and believing that your dreams and your purpose will happen.

Rachel LaForge

Admissions Leader

Experience in education…

I have my Associate Degree.

Experience in the beauty industry…

Just here at Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes.

 

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

Not only the culture that our team stands behind, but the powerful education given to every single one of our Future Professionals.

To me, living beautifully means…

Helping others find their identity and showing them who they were destined to be. 

Brianna Swoffer

Service Desk Coordinator/Daymaker, Paul Mitchell The School graduate

Experience in education…

I have taught product knowledge and grow your business classes to our awesome Future Professionals!

Experience in the beauty industry…

I started working at Paul Mitchell Schools right after graduating the cosmetology program, and have had salon experience in between.

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

My mother. She is the strongest human being I know, and has supported me even when I have made mistakes.

 

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

The culture and positive energy it presents each and every day!

To me, living beautifully means…

Loving every inch of yourself, inside and out!

Amanda Marie Collins

Admissions Assistant

Experience in education…

I have a BBA in business management from Walsh College.

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have my cosmetology license. I have also been a stylist at Fantastic Sam’s and an assistant/stylist at Headroom Another Salon.

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

My team.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Making people happy and helping people achieve their dreams.

Chelsea Todd

Night Theory Leader/Clinic Floor Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes graduate

Experience in education…

I started in education with the Learning Leader program at Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes. Once certified, I started my journey as an educator teaching theory and clinic floor. Since then, I have passed my level 1 color and makeup certifications. 

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have salon experience. I currently work at Chix N Clippers in the morning and I teach at the school at night. 

 

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

Tina Black. The drive and dedication she has for being the best at everything she does is inspiring. I will continue to take every opportunity to grow and become a name in the industry, just as she has. 

 

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

The opportunity to help the students grow into professionals in the industry. We not only have the amazing opportunity to make people feel beautiful behind the chair, but we also teach our Future Professionals a "Be Nice (or Else!)" culture that grows them as individuals. 

 

To me, living beautifully means…

That every day I continue to change and grow to create a better tomorrow! 

Stacey Westrick

P2 Leader/Texture Specialist/ Core Specialist/Worksheet Leader/Future Professional Adviser

Experience in education…

In the Advanced Academy, I've attained texture level 4, cutting level 2, makeup level 3, and color level 3. I've also had training in Community Success, GYB, and Dollar Camp. 

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am the current stylist, color specialist, and owner of HAIRbaby.  

 

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

Tina Black is not only our owner but a huge mentor in my life. Her growth in leadership inspires me to grow and become more than I have ever dreamed. She has always believed in me. I want nothing more than to help her succeed as much as she wants me to succeed. I am truly blessed to work for a company so enriched in culture that loves their employees.

 

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

It is so humble and full of love; not only do you learn cosmetology, but you learn how to be a better person. You learn to give back and to enjoy each other's journey. I was a Future Professional at this school, and now I am a Learning Leader. I love what I do every day and that says a lot. This place has truly made me a better person than I already was. This is my family. I love everyone.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Inspiring young adults to be great leaders in their community. It is a true gift to teach positivity, love, and to change lives. When they share with their families and communities, that is the true beauty.

Stephanie Villarreal

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes graduate

Experience in education…

I have Advanced Academy training through our continued education program.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've served as lead model room coordinator, and I've also been on the Vintage Team, at The Gathering, Global Prev-YOU, Peace Love and Happiness, Mall A-Team, Paul Mitchell Pro Show, and Events Team.

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

Mara Gourdine, the director of media relations. She changes the lives of people around her every day and doesn't forget where she came from. She's my guardian angel.

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

That I get to motivate, inspire, and change the lives of our Future Professionals through education and culture, helping them to discover who they really are.

To me, living beautifully means…

Happiness, love, kindness, and compassion, but most of all, it means to know that at the end of each day, I've made a difference.

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