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Take a moment to get to know a few extraordinary Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City alumni. Their stories speak to the power of dreaming big and getting a great education.

Zack Norman


After learning core fundamentals and graduating from Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City, Zach Norman went straight to work at Lunatic Fringe. During his six years there, he cultivated his craft working behind the chair and gained a passion for the art of styling and hair color. Feeding that passion led him to styling for Sundance Film Festival and New York Fashion Week. Soon after, Zach began working at Arrojo Studio in New York City as a color specialist and a national educator. Teaching has grown to become the backbone of his career. Now Zach is traveling coast to coast with Arrojo Expo and Goldwell Portfolio Tour, presenting innovative color techniques to stylists who share his same passion for the industry.

Jenny Bakes


At 31 years old, Jenny decided to make a career change and go to Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City. It was the third cosmetology school she had looked at—as soon as she walked in the door she knew it was the school for her. Not only was it beautiful and inviting, but it offered opportunities the other schools had not. One of those opportunities was joining the Design Team, which gave her the opportunity to do hair as well as makeup. While on the Design Team, she worked on the Mrs. Utah Pageant and multiple photo shoots with Faces Photography, as well as an independent film produced by Red Coral Productions and other photo shoots and events followed.

            After graduating from Paul Mitchell, Jenny got an internship with the Utah Opera in the hair, wig, and makeup department. While working there, she explored her passion for makeup further. She did a variety of photo shoots and projects on the side. After two seasons at the Utah Opera, she worked with Channel 2’s Fresh Living, doing regular “how to” makeup segments, which has recently been picked up by Channel 4; she is also excited to be working on Channel 4's daytime talk show Good Things Utah. She feels blessed to be a working makeup artist doing what she loves, and believes she would not be where she is today if it were not for Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City. 

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