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

Jacqueline Zapien

Design Team Leader

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is…

being a part of the Future Professionals' journies

 

The product I couldn’t live without is…

Dry Bar's “Triple Sec”

 

My guilty pleasures are…

micheladas and pickles

 

The person who gives me hair envy is…

Ms. Nadia

 

I pull style inspiration from…

Bella Doña LA and bohemian fashion

 

To me, living beautifully means…

living happily

Julie Handelsman

Cosmetology Learning Leader

 

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is…

  the culture and structure of the school! And I love my fellow Learning Leaders!

The product I couldn’t live without is…

  Anything Awapuhi Ginger

My guilty pleasures are…

  Aromatherapy and learning

The person who gives me hair envy is…

  Anyone with long hair

I pull style inspiration from…

 all those whom I come in contact with; our Future Professionals, friends, strangers, etc.

To me, living beautifully means…

 living your dream! 

Caesar Barba

Cosmetology Learning Leader

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is…

helping guide the Future Professionals towards success and a great future in our industry!

 

The product I couldn’t live without is…

Construction Paste because of its versatility, though I love all of the Mitch products.

 

My guilty pleasures are…

bodybuilding, tattoos, traveling, and outdoor activities! 

 

The person who gives me hair envy is…

I love to follow Ryan Cullen for men's cutting, Georgy Kot for styling, and Hairgod Zito for color.

 

I pull style inspiration from…

life, art, music, people, and love.

 

To me, living beautifully means…

doing what I love with the people I love without any stress.

Jessica Lunasco

Admissions Coordinator

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is…

The beauty industry brings such a diverse group of people together and I’m lucky enough to be the first person they meet. I love getting to know each and every prospective student and helping them achieve their goals.

 

The product I couldn’t live without is…

Coconut oil! I use it everywhere and on everything! Even my dog.

 

My guilty pleasures are…

Eating Hot Cheetos and cream cheese while binge watching reruns of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix and decorating my Happy Planner!

 

The person who gives me hair envy is…

Jennifer Aniston.

 

I pull style inspiration from…

Social media, magazines…anywhere really!

 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being the person your dog thinks you are!

Todd Jakub

Future Professional Advisor

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is...

  • The love I feel when I walk into the building! 

The product I couldn't live without is...

  • Green Tea

My guilty pleasures are...

  • Amazon shopping

The person who gives me hair envy is...

  • Any man who can pull off the bald look

I pull style inspiration from...

  • What my aura feels like that day

To me, living beautifully means...

  • Realizing life is short and that in the big scheme of things it is never worth it to sweat the small stuff

Don Meisenbach

Financial Aid Coordinator

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is...

  • I get to assist our Future Professionals with funding their education so they can reach their career goals. 

The product I couldn't live without is...

  • Soap!

My guilty pleasures are...

  • Freshly baked cookies and milk...yum yum!!  

The person who gives me hair envy is...

  • I don't get hair envy.

I pull style inspiration from...

  • Things all around me. I don't have one specific style. 

To me, living beautifully means…

  • Taking advantage of all opportunities. Don't take a single moment for granted.

Tiffany Brooks - "Mrs. Aubrey 'Drake' Graham"

Night Core Learning Leader

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is...

  • My co-workers. They inspire, motivate, and entertain me every day! They make coming to work enjoyable- especially my twin Candace!

The prodcut I couldn't live without is...

  • Awapuhi Moisture Mist & Awapuhi Style Treatment Oil

My guilty pleasures are...

  • Game of Thrones, QVC & HSN, the orange sauce from La Victoria and CHOCOLATE!!

The person who gives me hair envy is...

  • No one in particular...I pull inspiration from everywhere! 

I pull style inspiration from...

  • My creative self! If I like it, I'm rockin' it!

To me, living beautifully means...

  • Living each day to the fullest with no regrets. Being happy and positive with your loved ones.

Jason Felmoca a.k.a. "Mr. Sassy"

Night Education Leader

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is...

  • Inspiring those who want to be inspired. 

The product I couldn't live without is...

  • Quick Slip

My guilty pleasures are...

  • Showing my car at car shows

The person who gives me hair envy is...

  • All those european soccer players!

I pull style inspiration from...

  • All social media

To me, living beautifully means...

  • Being yourself and not what others want you to be. 

Andrea Burns

Esthetics Education Leader

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is...

  • The Be Nice or Else! Culture

The product I couldn't live without is...

  • PreCleanse. The best makeup remover by far!

My guilty pleasures are...

  • Sleeping in my makeup??? SHHH!!!!!

The person who gives me skin envy is...

  • Gwen Stefani. She never ages!

I pull style inspiration from...

  • Reese Whitherspoon. Age appropriate and a mom with style!

To me, living beautifully means...

  • Being comfortable in your own skin. Be proud of who you are and inspire others to do so.

Candace Hawkins

Esthetics Learning Leader & Former Lady of Leisure

My favorite thing about working for Paul Mitchell The School San Jose is...

  • The ability to positively influence the next generation of industry professionals.

The product I couldn't live without is...

  • Awapuhi Spray and Dermologica Multivitamin Thermofoliant <3

My guilty pleasures are...

  • Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Shahs of Sunset and Instagram tags from Nasha and Ashley

The person who gives me hair envy is...

  • "Bunnii" Anderson because she always has that bomb hair!!

I pull style inspiration from...

  • All black lyfe yo!

To me, living beautifully means...

  • Being authentic and true to myself.
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