Paul Mitchell school owners and directors attending their biannual owner's summit meeting received a huge surprise when Earvin "Magic" Johnson walked through the door. The legendary basketball player, entrepreneur, and LA Dodgers owner dropped in to personally thank the schools for their $150,000 donation to the Magic Johnson Foundation. To date, the Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising campaign has raised over $11.2 million and donated $280,000 to the Magic Johnson Foundation.
All of the Directors from every Paul Mitchell School gather once a year for the annual three day Summit to discuss the future of the school and new changes that are on the way! We had a very special guest, Magic Johnson! Magic Johnson surprised everyone at Summit as a thanks for raising $150,000 for his charity, the Magic Foundation.
Future Professionals and staff from the 101 Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $2.6 million for 11 charities in their 2013 FUNraising campaign. A celebration Gala took place May 5, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, hosted by Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and deaf comedian / motivational speaker Kathy Buckley, with special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, John Schneider, and Megyn Price, and entertainment by Sara Evans and Tichina Arnold.
May 10th, 2013 Our Future Professionals went to do makeovers and hair for teachers at Miami Springs High School for their Teacher Appreciation Day! Along with Design Team leader Ive Diaz-Gonzalez, our Future Professionals brought a smile to their faces and did an amazing job!
Three of our Future Professionals got to style both girls and guys for "Pop Some Tags", the annual fashion show at UM. Our fabulous Design Team, lead by Ive Diaz-Gonzalez, did the hair of 15 models. The fashion show featured clothes from Plato's Closet: It was meant to teach college students how to dress fabulously on a budget!
We brought five Future Professionals to do hair and makeup for the models at a fashion event in the botanical gardens of Pinecrest, Florida. Some of the attendees included the Mayor of Pinecrest, and news anchor of Miami's channel 4. We, as a school and as students, are always excited to share our talents with our city. It was an great learning experience and overall successful day for hair and makeup!
Check out the certification class that we offer here at Paul Mitchell Miami! This class is offered as an addition to the Cosmetology program. They are learning the fusion, beading, and tape techniques of applying hair extensions, taught by Academy Pro!
Paul Mitchell Schools' 2013 Caper featured a superstar lineup including Bravo TV's Tabatha Coffey, comedian and inspirational speaker Kathy Buckley, and Sundance Channel's Push Girls, along with stage presentations by renowned artists and educators in and outside the Paul Mitchell galaxy. Special guests included 5-time NAHA winner Vivienne Mackinder in a main-stage hair show hosted by Paul Mitchell Chairman and CEO John Paul DeJoria, Paul Mitchell Co-owner Angus Mitchell, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, and Paul Mitchell Global Artistic Director and 7-time Stylists Choice Awards Platform Artist of the Year Robert Cromeans. Roughly 3,000 Future Professionals earned their way to the 2-day Las Vegas educational extravaganza, held January 22-23, 2013.
DermaSwiss is an exclusive brand of quality Swiss skin care products dedicated to preventing premature aging and maintaining the skin?s youthful glow. Miami's Paul Mitchell Partner School is always thrilled to have the wonderful people at DermaSwiss come guest speak for our student on the art of youthful skin.
Our staff at the Miami Paul Mitchell Partner School simply LOVE educating! Here's an inside view of all of us preparing to do just that at a "mini-summit" meeting.
Our new Core Future Professionals are in their 3rd week of school here at Paul Mitchell Miami. They're learned so much already from cornrows to french twists and finger waves. Their Learning Leader Kim gave them the challenge to create a glamorous updo for a formal night. Check out what they came up with!
Paul Mitchell Schools 28th annual Caper starts tomorrow! The crews are in Las Vegas, setting up the main stage, classrooms, Mall and Career Connection, registration, lounge, and more cool places to play. The artists and models are here - including the Future Professional Design Team and student models. Everyone's getting ready to welcome 3,000 Future Professionals who worked SO hard to earn the educational opportunity of a lifetime!
This is the most recent night-school core class who started in November 2012. Their core Leader is Brendon Waldron, an amazing educator and person who has such patience and passion for the new Future Professionals that come into our school. Check out their FIRST time blow drying!
When Paul Mitchell Schools' Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh lost his good friend Ann Bowler in 2010, he wanted to do something to honor her memory. "During our time together, every time I asked Ann if there was anything I could do for her, her only response was, 'Just be my friend.'" Inspired by that simple request, Winn called upon the student-run Be Nice (Or Else!) Teams at Paul Mitchell Schools to hold annual "Ann Bowler Days." Each December, in Ann's honor, students and staff members visit nursing homes and senior centers across America, singing Christmas carols, bearing small gifts, offering mini manicures and hairdos, and providing love and companionship to their new friends.
Last week, our Be Nice (or Else!) Team went to a local nursing home to pay tribute to Ann Bowler and keep Winn Claybaugh's "give back" attitude alive. Giving back is important throughout the year, but the holidays are a particularly special time because some of these men and women might be feeling alone or live away from their families. We are very proud of our BNOE team for getting out there and lifting spirits in memory of Miss Bowler!
Check out the fabulous gifts of style from Paul Mitchell and MITCH. These beautifully packaged sets are ready for gifting and feature our most popular products!
Anthony G. is a Miami salon with homegrown hairstylists - ones who attended Hi-Tech the School! They paid a visit to the school for a color, cut and blow-dry lesson. Check out the before and afters of this guest speaker experience.
Hi-Tech did hair and makeup at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 for the 3rd year in a row!
Gary Spellman, the Co-Founder of Ultimate Face Cosmetics came all the way from Texas to visit our school! What an inspirational guy! Check it out here.
Here are the Caper Bags for 2013! Each year the Future Professionals (students) set out to sell 50 bags which earns their way to an unforgettable educational event designed just for them in Las Vegas! Each bag is filled with a combination of Paul Mitchell products specialized for different types of hair necessities. Learn what's inside of each bag by hovering your mouse over the photo!
The many angles of a fade and tape lesson with Daze (FadesbyDaze.com). He gave our Future Professionals an in depth step-by-step lesson on how to do the perfect fade and tape, and at the end surprised us with a design lesson too!
Hi-Tech had the pleasure of doing hair and makeup for The Luxury Network Florida's official launch party! The evening's festivities included a catwalk fashion show by a local designer -- check out the magic we created with the models! We thank Humberto Vidal Photo and Curveline Films for their photos.
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell Schools joined John Paul Mitchell Systems to raise money and awareness about this important cause. At Paul Mitchell Schools across America, Future Professionals and staff members spent the month of October 2012 participating in Making Strides walks, holding bake sales and cut-a-thons, and selling pink ribbons and pink hair extensions to raise over $74,320 for the American Cancer Society.
BAKE SALE for a cause! Night school hosted a bake sale in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All proceeds went to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to all who participated!
We had the pleasure of having Orlando Santiago guest speak for our Future Professionals at the Hi-Tech School of Miami. He demonstred an editorial smokey eye for our day-time Future Professionals, which inspired and motivated us all to better our makeup skills! Thanks again, Orlando, for making magic for us this morning!
Caper has officially begun! Each year, Paul Mitchell Future Professionals have the opportunity to earn their way to Caper, an unforgettable educational event designed just for them in Las Vegas. With a theme of "Our Dreams, Our Future," Paul Mitchell Schools everywhere kicked off Caper 2013, with zany skits, guest speakers, entertainment, and fun!
On September 18, 2012, an army of 16,000 future beauty professionals took to the streets throughout the continental United States and Hawaii for our fourth annual Paul Mitchell Schools Free Hugs Day. "Our Free Hugs campaign is just one of the many ways our future beauty professionals show their passion and compassion in their local communities," said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. "As members of the beauty industry, we're in the business of helping people look beautiful. More important, it's part of our 'be nice' culture to help people FEEL beautiful." Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade "Free Hugs" signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, students and staff from the network's 100 schools put down their combs and marched out the door, heading for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people's day.
As members of the beauty industry, we're in the business of helping people look beautiful, says Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Co founder Winn Claybaugh. More important, it's part of our be nice culture to help people feel beautiful. Our Free Hugs campaign is just one of the many ways our Future Professionals show their passion in their local communities.
As a Paul Mitchell platform artist, Advanced Academy Cutting Team member, cutting specialist for Paul Mitchell Schools, and business owner, Jason Reyes travels nationally and internationally doing hair shows and training/inspiring current and future salon professionals. Fully fluent in English and Spanish, he is a featured artist on the Paul Mitchell Cutting System DVD. With over 17 years experience in men's hair cutting, Jason was instrumental in helping to develop the Paul Mitchell Schools' barbering curriculum. http://paulmitchell.edu/advanced-academy/cutting-team
We are so excited to welcome a new start with a new group of Future Professionals! We welcome you to a new journey and we are so happy to have you here! WELCOME TO HI-TECH, A PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOL! :)
In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day, The American Cancer Society were welcomed to Hi-Tech, A Paul Mitchell School as Guest Artist. We are so grateful they attended and spoke about cancer awareness with the Future Professionals! How amazing is that!?!
The inaugural Miami Metropolitan International Fashion Week debuted May 24, showcasing 15 designers collections over the three-day event. The new version kicked off at a new home, LMNT Contemporary Art Space, with a cocktail reception sponsored by Bodegas 1492 Rum. About 700 guests attended the event, which featured daywear, eveningwear, and swimwear.
This year the Jose Cuervo Volleyball Series was launched at Ft. Lauderdale, Fl during Memorial Day Weekend! Our Future Professionals attended the cut-a-thon and had an amazing time under the hot Florida sun!
D.A.S.H (Design Architecture Senior High) Hosts their annual Fashion Show. May 19th, 2012
Co-hosted by Marie Osmond and Winn Claybaugh at the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, home of the Golden Globe Awards, the 2012 FUNraising Gala featured special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, Kathy Buckley, Kristin Bauer, and a live performance by Natasha Bedingfield. This year, the schools raised over $2.5 million for charity!
Our Be Nice or Else Team and Design Team attended a very special Mother's Day Event at Miami Children's Hospital on Thursday, May 10th, 2012. For our Future Professionals to have participated in the daily activities of the children who are living with cancer was truly life changing and inspirational. These children are truly full of life and we are grateful to have been able to give back to the parents of these wonderful children. THESE parents are truly amazing, and we admire their strength and value all they do. We wish everyone a very happy Mother's Day! :)
We are so happy to have had Recapturing the Vision, a non-profit organization at our school this past Tuesday, May 1st. It was a wonderful experience for the 50-60 children from second to third grade we provided services to, our future professionals and learning leaders who put forth all their dedication and cooperation. Thank you all for being so amazing! If you'd like to check out this album on our Facebook (the link is provided below): http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355403521183377.83484.100001411954978&type=3&l=0c2fec2d9e
Miami Takes Over Vegas!
The girls from the Ferguson High School Fashion Club came in to Hi-Tech to get their hair and make up done for an event.
When Paul Mitchell Schools dean and cofounder Winn Claybaugh lost his good friend Ann Bowler last year, he wanted to do something to honor her. He called upon the schools' Be Nice (Or Else!) teams to hold "Ann Bowler Day," and it was a rousing success. This year, he asked them to repeat the event, and the response was overwhelming. Students and staff members from the nationwide network of cosmetology schools flocked to nursing homes and senior centers during the month of December, singing Christmas carols, bearing small gifts, and offering mini manicures and hairdos. Most important, they provided love and companionship to their new friends.
On September 21, 2011, Paul Mitchell Schools swept America into a great big bear hug with their 3rd annual nationwide Free Hugs Day. Future Professionals and staff members from all 100 schools simultaneously headed for parks, plazas, hospitals, nursing homes, and other destinations to offer hugs and spread our famous "Be Nice" culture.
Our local young Cheerleaders came to spend a fun day, receiving cute little make overs for their end of the year field trip done by our Future Professionals <3
Check out our Cut-a-thon
CHICAGO (March 13, 2011) - Winn Claybaugh, dean and co-founder of Paul Mitchell Schools, motivational speaker, and author of Be Nice (Or Else!), received behindthechair.com's Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award at the BTC 11th Annual Stylist Choice Awards. Given to individuals in the professional beauty industry who serve as exemplary models of philanthropy, the award was created in 2007 by behindthechair.com Founder Mary Rector Gable and Vidal Sassoon. "Winn has woven generosity and philanthropy into every aspect of his business and his life," Rector Gable said. "He has made giving back an integral part of the Paul Mitchell Schools' curricula, thereby creating generation after generation of caring, giving beauty professionals."
Design Team had the opportunity to participate in one of the most important events of the season, Miami Fashion Week! Check out these photos taken at the event, and have a taste of what we experienced!
Design Team helped out at Ferguson's Fashion Show!
Get a glimpse of what our Future Professionals got to experience at Caper 2011!
Paul Mitchell Future Professionals mingled with salon representatives, practiced their interview skills, learned about career opportunities in top salons, and took part in hands-on haircutting, color, and skin care classes at the 26th annual Caper in Las Vegas, Feb. 9-10, 2011.
RENT is due, & by rent we mean it's time to give back... Something we do annually!!! <3
After his 92-year-old friend Ann Bowler passed away in December, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder called on his staff and Future Professionals to find and visit a local nursing home, retirement home, or assisted living center and create some magic by bringing gifts (if appropriate), singing carols, reaching out to these adorable individuals. He also reminded them to sincerely thank the nurses, doctors, and caregivers who look after these beautiful people. "I realize that this time of the year is very busy for all of you," Winn said. "Actually, I can't think of a better time of year because many elderly people feel especially alone during the holidays. Mostly you'll be there providing love, a hug, and companionship. Each and every time I asked Ann if there was anything I could do for her, her one and only response was, 'Just be my friend.'"
Raising money for our annual FUNraiser is so much fun!
Check out what has happened this past week at Hi-Tech Miami!
Paul Mitchell hosted a Cut-A-Thon and Hi-Tech a Paul Mitchell School went and gave hair-cuts for a minimum donation of $15, all proceeds were raised for disabled athletes!
Our JP Pet Club joined a local event in Ft.Lauderdale!
Three talented Future Professionals from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools have been named "Next Top Photo Stylist" by Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty and a panel of distinguished judges. Elizabeth Ankenman from Paul Mitchell The School - St. George, Erik McEwen from Paul Mitchell The School - Sherman Oaks, and Heather Burnworth of Paul Mitchell The School - Salt Lake City were named winners in the recent competition, which drew over 130 entries. Elizabeth, Erik, and Heather will travel to Los Angeles in January for a two-day photo shoot with Lucie Doughty, where each winner will shoot one model with three separate style looks.
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology participated in the Fuze it.Fashion.Art.Music event benfiting Ronald Mc Donald House Charities. Future Professionals did an amazing job at doing hair & makeup. SO PROUD OF YOU ALL!!!! - Kristina
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology had a blast visiting High schools for their College Fairs ... Meeting amazing Prospective Future Professionals, wonderful teachers and great staff!!!
In immediate response to Haiti's devastating earthquake, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh called for a nationwide fundraising day. "Our goal is $1,000 per school, times our 100 schools, for a total of $100,000," Winn said. The schools rose to the challenge and raised over $83,500 within two weeks. A personal donation from John Paul DeJoria, chairman and cofounder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, brought the total to $100,000. Future Professionals broke from their signature black outfits to hold "Casual for a Cause" days, donating money to dress casually for the day. They also invited family, friends, and guests to "buy" paper bottles for Haiti relief, donated tips, and held a number of other activities, from bake sales to benefit concerts.
Hi-Tech gives back and hosted a Cut-A-Thon!
Hi-Tech attends Race for a Cure! Check out our awesome hair pieces!
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology a Paul Mitchell Partner School went all hip and groovy to celebrate Caper 2011 kick off party! Check it out!
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology a Paul Mitchell Partner School went all hip and groovy to celebrate Caper 2011 kick off party! Check it out!
An army of 12,000 Future Professionals took to the streets on September 23, 2010, for Paul Mitchell Schools' second nationwide Free Hugs Day. Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade Free Hugs signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, Future Professionals from the network's 100 schools headed for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people's day. Events for day and night school students occurred simultaneously in every time zone throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Paul Mitchell artists, educators, top executives, and superstars joined the Future Professionals at Free Hugs locations in their areas.
For the 25th year, Paul Mitchell Future Professionals used their sales skills to earn their way to Caper, a star-studded annual educational event. Over 2,000 Paul Mitchell cosmetology and skin care Future Professionals sold $2 million in Paul Mitchell products to attend the three-day Las Vegas event, where they received hands-on classes with the Paul Mitchell and Advanced Academy Artistic Teams and educators. Skin care Future Professionals also had a day of education at the Dermal Institute.
Razzle Dazzle is a 1940's New York themed barbershop founded by serial entrepreneur Elena Linares. Hi-Tech had the honor to sponsor Razzle Dazzle with hair and make-up for their 2011-2012 Calender.
Our amazing Furture Professionals rocked it out at the Miami Beauty show on main stage. Come out and see us again in may ... Im so proud of our Future Professionals!!!
The Design Team and Be Nice or Else Team from Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology participated at the Red Brick Runway charity event at Bar 721! Check out the photos from this awesome night to raise money for children living with HIV.
Paul Mitchell the School in Arkansas sent us Flat Stanley in the mail to visit our school in Miami! We took a bunch of photos with her and sent her back to Arkansas with an awesome makeover! Check out Flat Stanley's fun times in Florida :)
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology was selected as the hair and makeup sponsor for the Casa Bikini swimwear show at Dolores Lolita in Brickell. The show was put on by Fashionista Latina, an online magazine targeted to women of all ages who have a love for fashion, style, and beauty.
The incredible 30-year anniversary Paul Mitchell Gathering welcomed over 3,000 people from all over the world! The first night featured a 2-hour artistry event, including our amazing Paul Mitchell Future Professionals. Although there are thousands of Visionary Future Professionals who deserved to participate, we could only choose 16 -- 8 to model and 8 to do all the hair and makeup, led and mentored by the amazing George Morales of our Paul Mitchell Advanced Academy.
Design Team and Future Professionals from Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology assisted Brian C. Hawkins (a Paul Mitchell Schools graduate) with three fashion shows during Swim Week in Miami Beach!
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology had a visit from Bella Teens Beauty Camp, a summer camp for girls interested in fashion, hair, makeup, and creativity!
Each time a CORE class completes their hours and requirements to move into Adaptive, our daytime CORE Learning Leader Kim Solari likes to throw a little party to bid them farewell. These photos tell the whole story!
The John Paul Pet Club volunteered at the beach cleanup day on Saturday June 26.
Our John Paul Pet Club visited the Humane Society in Miami as volunteers to assist with pet adoption! They walked, fed, and played with the homeless animals for several hours.
The staff and Future Professionals from Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology attended Premiere Orlando this year at the convention center. They participated in seminars and watched the hair shows taking place on the Paul Mitchell stage! It was such an incredible opportunity to create magic and network with other professionals in the beauty industry.
Our Design Team styled hair and makeup for the models walking the runway at Blue Martini in Brickell for the RYGY Swim Show in May. We had an amazing time and took some awesome photos!
Hi-Tech the School's Design Team provided all hair styling for the 36 models of the Design and Architecture Senior High School's end-of-the-year Fashion Show in Miami's Design District
The Design Team from Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology attended the Sex and the City 2 movie premiere at the Regal South Beach theater on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach to style hair and makeup for the seven runway models wearing outfits similar to those seen in the movie!
Hosted by Mod Media at Nikki Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, this event included a fashion show featuring looks similar to those from the movie Sex and the City 2, in theaters on May 28. The Design Team members were eager to style hair and makeup for the Abu Dhabi-like outfits going down the runway.
Our Design Team was invited to style hair and makeup for this two-day event, complete with a fashion show benefitting the Kids in Distress foundation. It took place at the Newport Beachside Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. We had an amazing time, and met a lot of very talented designers and models.
Our Design Team stopped by Miami Springs Senior High School during their lunch hour to spread some news about our prom specials, as well as share information about our school and cosmetology program. We did some upstyles for a few girls who weren't quite sure what they wanted to do with their hair for prom, and they ended up making reservations with us at our salon! It was an awesome experience to create magic with the high school juniors and seniors. :)
The Design Team from Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology styled hair and makeup for the six runway models for Oakley's fashion show at the Corona Light Wide Open Volleyball Tournament and Beach Festival. The event took place on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, May 15!
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology brought their Design Team out to Sunset High School on May 6 to share our awesome prom specials for updos and makeup with the senior girls! We also informed them that the same coupons could be used to have their hair and makeup done for graduation! The Design Team members and Leader had an amazing time sharing stories and laughs with the high school students while we created magic and spread the word about Paul Mitchell schools and our culture! :)
Hi-Tech the School's Design Team was asked to style hair and makeup for the high school students that participated in the fashion show at Dade County's annual Youth Fair. More than 20 students modeled handmade clothing on the runway. All of the designs were created by local high schools' fashion programs!
In April, our Design Team was invited out to South Miami Senior High to create magic with the high school students during their lunch hour! We spread the word of our amazing Paul Mitchell culture, shared information about our wonderful cosmetology program, and passed out Prom promotional coupons to all of the junior and senior ladies who wanted discounted prices on professional hair and makeup styling for their special night!
Hi-Tech, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, hosted an evening of fashion in the Design District on April 16, 2010. Our main goal at this event was to raise money for our annual FUNraiser!
Hi-Tech the School of Cosmetology and our fabulous Design Team hosted a Princess Party on Saturday, April 17 to benefit our annual fundraising efforts. We invited little princesses ages 3-7 to attend a day of fun and pampering complete with a tea party and photo shoot for only $35 per person!