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

Candice Alvarez

Learning Leader
Experience in education...
Newbie but in it for the long haul!
 
Experience in the beauty industry...
3+ years. 
My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My husband Tyrone and my children are my biggest inspiration!

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge is...
Being a part of our Future Professionals journey! Helping them grow into amazing stylists! 

To me, living beautifully means...
Appreciating all the little moments with the ones you love most!  

Jeanette Bowie

Theory Specialist/Learning Leader
Experience in education...
15 Years Education Experience.
Experience in the beauty industry...
27 Years in The Beauty Industry.
My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My mom.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge is...
Inspiring Our Future Professionals to be successful in the Beauty Industry.

To me, living beautifully means...
Being FREE!

Amanda Landu

Financial Aid Leader
Experience in education... 
In the process of completing my Bachelor's in Accounting, math and accounting tutor at the local community college, and coming up on my first year as Financial Aid Leader at Paul Mitchell the School Woodbridge. :)
Experience in the beauty industry... 
This is my first position in the beauty industry and I'm loving it!
My mentor, or the person who had inspired me is... 
My mom. She is the most hard-working person I know and she is beautiful, inside and out. 
My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell the School Woodbridge is... 
Working with my amazing team members to co-create a learning environment that prepares our Future Professionals for careers in the field they're passionate about.
To me, living beautifully means...
Being comfortable and confident in your own skin and living life without limits!

Jasmine Jackson

Admissions Leader
Experience in the beauty industry...
Two Years in Beauty Industry.
My Mentor, or who inspires me is...
Beyonce' I love her hustle and grind, she is a super women! 
My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge is...
It is rewarding to see our Future Professionals dreams come true!
To me, living beautifully means...
Every one of us is unique and different accept people for who they are. 

Dawn-Marie

PMTS Woodbridge
Experience in the beauty industry...
Graduated from Virginia College's cosmetology department in 2012.
My mentor, or the person who has most inspired me is...
My mom.

My favorite thing about working at Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge is...
The enviornment.

To me, living beautifully means...
Dancing like no ones watching

Reagan Valdez

Service Desk Coordinator

Experience in the beauty industry…

Three years. 

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

Rokael Lizama.

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

The Paul Mitchell culture! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Appreciating the humanity, creativity, and positivity found in all of us!

Cynthia L. Williams

Clinic Floor Leader / Daymaker

Experience in education…

I was previously a Learning Leader at Paul Mitchell The School Tysons Corder, and now at Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge for the past four years. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

I have been in the hair industry for over 31 years, working mainly on military installations as a hairdresser and barber. 

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

Doris Day. As an actress she always did movies with such decorum and class. Most of her movies were light-hearted and fun. I like my life to be free and easy going with fun. 

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

That we are shaping the next generation of stylists, and teaching them how to be  Daymakers. 

To me, living beautifully means…

Having a drama-free life, and doing the things that are on my "bucket list."

Staci Pollard

Admissions / Design Team Leader, Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge graduate

Experience in education…

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in business from Norfolk State University and I am a Paul Mitchell The School Woodbridge graduate. 

Experience in the beauty industry…

Part-time stylist at Dry Bar in Georgetown. 

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

Kim Kimble, a celebrity stylist with clients including Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan, Kerry Washington, and Lady Gaga. With her net worth of approximately 1.5 million, Kimble opened her own salon, Phaze II, in Los Angeles in 1995. 

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

Giving back to the Future Professionals. Since I am a graduate, it is very easy to relate to the students as well as coach them. I also get the opportunity to share some of my experience with the prospects and help them join our school as well! I feel like once I stepped into these doors, I never wanted to leave! 

To me, living beautifully means…

Being happy, healthy, and honest. The last couple of years were not the best, but I have spent the last two years really working on myself. Feels awesome to finally have peace of mind!

David S. Washington

Guest Service Leader

Experience in education…

I have over 14 years in education.

Experience in the beauty industry…

Over 27 years.

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

My Faith, parents, and a few others.

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

Its Cosmetology, the energy, working with the Future Professionals.

To me, living beautifully means…

Be yourself- live in truth, honesty, integrity, loyalty, most of all love.

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