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

Melissa Allen

Learning Leader / Texture Specialist / Student Council Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I started working at Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg in July 2013. I have held the roles of cutting specialist, design team leader, and have had cutting specialist training.  

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked in a salon from 2009–2013. 

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

Mike Helm and Emma Long. 

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

The culture. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being able to truly accept who you are, so you can serve others with selflessness. 

Kayce Lissau

Service Desk Leader / Sales Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I've been with Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg since 2012, including two years on the Take Home team. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

My passion is product, styling, and bridal hair. 

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

Winn Claybaugh. 

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

The Be Nice culture upheld in our school, and being able to work and play with my Paul Mitchell family. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having an open mind, doing what you love, and living in the service of those around you.

Penny Turner

Learning Leader / Phase Two Leader, Theory Leader / Worksheet Specialist, Paul Mitchell School graduate

Experience in education…

I graduated school in 2010,  worked in the salon for two and a half years, and then started working here in 2013!  

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked in a salon for two and a half years where I was an advanced stylist as well as a manager. 

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

Winn Claybaugh. The Be Nice (Or Else!) Culture has molded and shaped me into a very happy and positive person with a great outlook on life. 

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

The ability to teach students new things and see the light in their eyes when they learn something new, and the excitement of seeing them grow as stylists. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being the best I can be, and helping others feel beautiful about themselves and be the best person they can be as well. 

Paige Barney

Makeup Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I am homegrown, having attended Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg. I had the privilege of attending Caper in Las Vegas when I was in school. I have been attending classes to make sure I am always up to date on my education. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Before I came back to the school I worked in a salon and paid booth rent.  

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

My mom. She is the hardest working woman. She also inspires me to do better and be a nicer person. 

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

The culture. Everyone is focused on being the best and nicest person they can be. We are not just a hair school, we are a family. 

To me, living beautifully means…

To make sure that on the inside I am a beautiful person. Looks will fade in time but to truly be a honestly, loving person is beautiful to me.

Michelle Tibbitts

Night School Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I loved attending Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg as a Future Professional and have loved returning to be a Learning Leader. Our school is truly something special. The Paul Mitchell systems are nothing like any other cosmetology education system out there! 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Stylist at Namaste Wellness Spa and Salon, and Paul Mitchell Learning Leader for two years. 

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

David Wagoner. 

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

I love the Paul Mitchell culture and being able make others feel and look beautiful.

Lindsey Yearsley

Financial Aid Leader

Experience in education…

I have been employed at Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg for four and a half years in the financial aid office.  

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am not a cosmetologist but have always been around the beauty industry. My grandpa and uncle own a barbershop in Pocatello, Idaho. My uncle was also a Redken platform artist.  

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

My father. He is one of the most honest, hardworking people I know. I know that if there is an important issue I need to talk to him about, he is always going to be completely honest with me. My dad is always so eager to help any of his children, or anyone for that matter, in their time of need.  

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

Coming to work and feeling like we are all a family. I had some things go on in my life that I wouldn't have been able to live through without the support and compassion of all of my team members.  

To me, living beautifully means…

Being happy with yourself from the inside out. We can all put on a fake smile and go through life, but if you are truly happy it will radiate out of you and people will be drawn to you.

Kelle Erickson

Learning Leader

Experience in education…

I've been a night floor and night theory leader. Prior to John Paul Mitchell Schools, I've taught grooming and health in elementary, middle, high schools, and church groups, as well as Junior Miss. Private makeup and styling classes. I've also done hair, makeup, and quick styles backstage for community plays and Junior Miss. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked for a year at Connie's Beauty Salon, and have experience in wig fitting, cleaning, and styling. For 33 years, I also worked at Marlene's Hair Design, doing all forms of styling, cutting, and coloring. I am trained in Wella, L'Oréal, Redken, and Scruples colors; certified in beaded extensions and Wella Japanese chemical straightening; trained in fitting, cutting, coloring, and cleaning extensions. 

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

Vidal Sassoon and Emma Long. 

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

I love the culture and vibe at Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg, as well as the staff. I love the huge family atmosphere! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Simple and classic! 

Jomanda Tippetts

Education Leader / Day Maker, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I attended Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg in 2006.

Experience in the beauty industry…

I worked at Revampt Salon in Rexburg, Idaho. I am level 1 air brush certified (Debra Dietrich). I also assisted back stage at The Gathering, attended Global Pre-View You, and was awarded Best Hands in Coloring. 

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

Heather Kaanoi. I love that she has so much passion and it radiates on stage. She's always so calm and collected but brings so much energy to the show. She is also one of the most amazing educators.

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

The energy and dedication from our team. We have so many hats that we wear and yet our education team never seems to tire. I think because they are so dedicated to our school, it makes our school feel like home. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being kind. Taking care of yourself and others.

Jamie Newbold

Future Professional Adviser, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I have been with Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg for seven years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been working at the school since I graduated from here. 

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

Emma Long. I wouldn't be the educator or professional I am without her love and guidance. She has helped me grow and become confident in my abilities. She always knows when to push me and when to just love me. 

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

Seeing the learning process happen; it's amazing to see the Future Professionals' growth. It's so rewarding to know I play a part by being a stepping stone for them to become who they are meant to be.  

To me, living beautifully means…

Finding balance in your life to be able to stop and enjoy the little things we often take for granted, and having an appreciation for life and the people in it. 

Haley Goulding

Learning Leader / Color Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg graduate

Experience in education…

I have been a Learning Leader since January 2015; previously, from 2010-2014, I was a service desk leader.  

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've had salon experience since 2010 to the present. 

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

Personal mentor: my dad He is unforgettable to all who have known him—for many years or a short time—and leaves a huge impression by the way he makes you feel and the memories he leaves behind. I draw professional inspiration from all forms of work inside the beauty industry—I can't name just one!  

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

I have an ever-growing love for this school and my team. I love coming to work every day and knowing I am a part of a journey that changes people's lives personally and professionally.  

To me, living beautifully means…

Living every day with everything I have. Appreciating every moment, big or small, loving unconditionally, and being genuinely content.  

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