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Meet some of the team members who make Paul Mitchell The School in Rhode Island so special.

Olivia Bucci

Admissions Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island graduate

Experience in education…

I came here as a Future Professional in 2010, graduated in 2011, and worked my way to admissions!

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I did work in a great salon for a little over a year, but Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island is where my heart is!

 

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

My grandmother, my aunt, and my mother. They inspire me every day.

 

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

The passion!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To be surrounded by happiness and the ones you love.

Jeanette Rodriguez

Mentor, Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island graduate

Experience in education…

I am a former Paul Mitchell School graduate and started my journey in the hair industry in 2012.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have assisted in many salons and barbershops and have been blessed to have a great director who recognized my talents in teaching.

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

I strongly enjoy educating the Future Professionals in the theory portion of cosmetology, assisting the specialty instructors, and coaching the students on the clinic floor with daily client services.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

I am grateful to have this opportunity to grow with Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island, and to me that is simply living beautifully!

Nikki Oliveria

Financial Aid Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island graduate

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am a graduate from Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island and I've been with Paul Mitchell for eight years.

 

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

Our director, Melissa Rock.

 

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

My best friends work here.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Surrounding yourself with people who love and respect you and who constantly deposit positivity into your being, and separating yourself from those who consistently withdraw from you.

Ann Marie Robbins

Learning Leader/Core Specialist

Experience in education…

I have approximately 30 years in the beauty industry.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I am a salon owner and presently an educator for the CORE program.

 

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

My Dad. Throughout my younger years he showed me the meaning of family, trust, and guidance by accepting both my disappointments and achievements with a smile.

 

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

Being a Core Learning Leader and giving my Future Professionals their foundation, to see each and every one of them bloom from a small bud of a flower as they continue their journey.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Lending an ear or having patience toward a family member or friend; looking at one's surrounding and being thankful for what is within our reach; lastly, following our hearts, because it will never steer us in the wrong direction when we truly listen.

Sharon Lariviere

Education Leader

Experience in education…

I was a texture specialist and PHASE 2 Leader before becoming an educator.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I’ve been licensed for 35 years, and have owned a salon for 16 years.

 

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

Seeing the Future Professionals get it!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Enjoying what you do every day!

Tanisha Clark

Future Professional Adviser

Experience in education…

I've held various positions as a clinic leader, and theory and texture specialist.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

After being a licensed cosmetologist for over 20 years and working behind the chair, I joined the Learning Leader program here at Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island in 2012. I fell in love with the culture and wanted to be a part of it.

 

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

Seeing the Future Professionals come in nervous and scared, to then build this confidence to do what inspires them.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having family and friends to share with and to be true to yourself.

Patrick Knerr

Cutting Specialist

Experience in education…

I have been teaching at Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island for almost two years.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have seven years of experience in the beauty industry.

 

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

My grandfather who has been a barber for over 69 years. He is 87 years old and still cuts.

 

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

Helping students grow in their skills with hair and in life.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living simply.

Tracy Prata

Learning Leader/Texture Specialist

Experience in education…

I came to Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island for the Learning Leader program and never left!

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've been in the business since before most of our Future Professionals were born.

 

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

My mom inspires me every day to live the life you were dealt...sometimes it may not be easy, but live it! Find joy in what you have!

 

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

Our culture! Where else are you encouraged to have fun and play?!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living and being present in your life! Live in every moment, good, bad, or ugly. Define yourself in situations – don’t let situations define you!

 

Marissa Martin

Learning Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island graduate

Experience in education…

I graduated from Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island in 2008. My time in school was truly the best 10 months of my life, and I'm so happy to be back.

 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I've worked behind the chair for the last seven years.

 

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

My mother. She's always encouraged me to be the best version of myself and she's supported me unconditionally.

 

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

I'm surrounded by so many talented educators and Future Professionals every day. It’s so great to come here and be inspired!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

To love life and make the most out of every single moment you're given.

Samantha Cruz

Take Home/Brand Leader/Caper Specialist, Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island graduate

Experience in education…

I am a graduate of Paul Mitchell The School of Rhode Island.

 

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

Robert Cromeans. He proves that there really is no limit to where you can take your career.

 

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

The connections we get to develop with the Future Professionals.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Living life full of love. Whether it’s your personal life or your professional life, you should wake up every morning loving what you have ahead of you. 

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