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

Seana Blondi Brooks

Color Specialist

Experience in Education...
Jeaque Dusange haircutting, Juan Juan of Beverly Hills (Musake) haircutting, Structure in Motion (Sexy Hair Concepts) haircutting and Educator Training, Redken Color Training, Martin Parsons Formal Styling and Cosmetology Training for 7 Years.

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
Design Team Leader for Sacramento Fashion Week. Independent Stylist for 15 years, 2 Platform shows for Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College, 4 years MC for Makeup and Hairstyling show, 2 years manufacturers Certified Educator for Sexy Hair Concepts/Hair Cutting. Theory Specialist and State Board Specialist.

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
Michael O’Rourke, Juan Juan of Beverly Hills, Robert Cromeans – all for their humility, talent, and drive to think outside the box!

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
I love the culture and the Paul Mitchell Systems! I love being a part of a school that teaches people the importance of being nice as well as great systems to color, cut and style your guests.

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Making people come first. Creating beauty and magic in all you do and say!

Rebecca Gilbert

Admissions Leader

Experience in Education...
Licensed Cosmetologist! Major school pride to Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
Have experience in doing hair and love it! As well as helping others improve their skin!

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
I have an amazing family and THAT inspires me every day!

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
Getting to know our students! Can’t wait to meet YOU!

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Live, Laugh, Love.

Nicole Montgomery

Day School Clinic Floor Leader and Makeup Specialist

Experience in Education...
A Paul Mitchell Educator since 2011

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
Paul Mitchell the School Deans List Graduate - Advanced Cutting and Color Classes through Colors Salon and Education - Independent Hair and Makeup Artist for Bridal Shows and Weddings - Level 4 Colorist through Paul Mitchell the School - Hair and Makeup Artist for Ulta Salon 

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
My mentor in the beauty industry is Jamie Gums. Jamie was my Learning Leader when I was in school. Her fun and informative classes made me want to be an educator. Since becoming an Educator for Paul Mitchell she has helped me grow and pushed me to become the best stylist, artist, color specialist and educator I can be. 

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
I love being part of an experience and journey for our Future Professionals. I love masking others look and feel beautiful, and here, I get to help others to make people look and feel beautiful. I love working for Paul Mitchell because I'm surrounded by like minded professionals. My co workers and fellow Learning Leaders are some of the most informative and knowledgeable people I've worked with, and have a passion for teaching others. The culture is unlike any other place I've worked. We work hard, and have fun doing it. 

Natalie Dennis

Service Desk/Take Home Coordinator

Experience in Education ...
Working at Paul Mitchell the School since 2016!

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
Hair and makeup in a small bridal industry show.

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
My Grandmother

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
Watching the way our Learning Leaders motivate our Future Professionals and watching the progression of their education.

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Being surrounded by those who love you and those you love.

Marichal Brown

Barber Specialist

Experience in Education...
I am dual licensed in Barbering as well as Cosmetology!

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
I am the owner of Marichals Salon, Barbershop & Suites, I have been doing hair for over 28 years!

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
My father Earlie D. Brown, who was a Master Barber for over 50 years is my mentor. But there are far too many people to name as far as people who have inspired me! 

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
First and Foremost, is being able to share my knowledge with the Future Professionals, I love teaching! And of course my coworkers are amazing!

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Having confidence in one’s self, as well as being humble. Beauty comes from the inside, so treat people the way that you would like to be treated.

Lindsay Green

Take Home Coordinator

Experience in Education...
I have taught Product Knowledge and Social Media, here in the past, and have completed photography school in 2011. Currently enrolled at MTI College as well.

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
I have taken the Advanced Makeup Classes headshots for the Future Professionals Portfolios.

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
My Dad, he has taught me; no matter how challenging something can be, you can overcome it.

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
I love watching the Future Professionals discover what they are capable of and how they grow throughout their program.

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Live Simple and dream BIG.

Erik Juarez

Service Desk Coordinator/Admissions Coordinator/Social Media Coordinator/Student Council Team Leader

Experience in Education...
I have worked in Professional Development and Career Services for 3 years prior to working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College. Then, I worked in Career Services at MTI College and moved to Paul Mitchell where I help in many departments!

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
While working here at Paul Mitchell the school I've done professional development work shops and leading Student Council to be a successful student run team! Though I haven't been in the beauty industry long, it has definitely inspired me to pursue a career in it!

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
My Dad because without the hard work and effort he made while my brother and I were kids, we wouldn't be the successful individuals like we are today.

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
The Energy, the Charisma, the Uniqueness and most especially, the talent, from my team and all of the future professionals at Paul Mitchell.

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Putting passion into everything that you do, and love yourself for who you are. Because there is no one more you, than you.

Cortney Dodds

Night School Clinic Floor Captain

Experience in Education...
I have been an educator for Paul Mitchell School Systems for 2 years. Prior, I taught for a Global Color Company for 2 years.

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
I went to a Paul Mitchell Beauty School. After, I rented for a year then opened my own salon that I have owned for 3 years.

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
Joey Folio – I love his passion for our industry and love he has for people

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
The People I work with, we work as a team and a family and I absolutely look to them for any and every thing. 

To me, Living Beautifully means... 
To do all things with love, spread love, and it will have a long-lasting effect. I belive, if you do that, no one can ever say anything negative.

Clyde Prout

Service Desk Coordinator/Mentor/Take Home Team Leader

Experience in Education...
Paul Mitchell the school at MTI College Cosmetology and Barbering Program Graduate. 

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
Licensed since February of 2017, have done a bunch of freelance work, and now working with the learning leaders who have inspired me to pursue educating in cosmetology!

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
Nikki Montgomery – During my time in school, she personally influenced me and gave me a self-renewal, inspiration and drive to become the best stylist that I can be.

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
The sense of family and care you feel by being a guest, Future Professional and Employee.

To me, Living Beautifully means...
To live your truth and your life. We all come from different places and different walks of life and that’s what makes us all beautiful.

Beth Stewart

Night Core Specialist

Experience in Education...
Taught with Paul Mitchell for almost 2 years with a focus in core!

Experience in the Beauty Industry...
10 years behind the chair, specializing in color, makeup, extensions and weddings.

My Mentor, or the person who has inspired me is...
Angie Phillips, she has been in the industry for 26+ years her dedication to her craft, guests and education has always been an inspiration.

My Favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI College is...
The Culture! The Fun! The Environment!

To me, Living Beautifully means...
Being 100% YOU with an open heart and open mind.

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