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February 21, 2017 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

Advice From The Pros: Connecting With Mentors For Success

What is the best way to for finding and connecting with mentors for both career and personal growth?

Network at events that inspire you. Utilize social media. Attend as many classes as you can, and connect with those artists. – Fernie Andong

Mentors surround us in every aspect of our lives. Some we may never meet in person, but don’t let that stop you from learning from their work, actions, and beliefs. For ones within our reach, the best thing we can do is ask for their support and guidance. Show your gratefulness by becoming a mentor yourself. –Linda Yodice

Find mentors in every aspect of life who possess the energy, passion and aspirations you desire. –Heather Kaanoi

Find a mentor who inspires you artistically, professionally and personally and let them know you’d like them to mentor you. Stay connected with them and take action on the advice they give you. To get the most from your mentor, be coachable. –Lucie Doughty

Find someone humble who respects others and do the same. –Julian Perlingiero

Once you’ve found someone who’s doing what you want to be doing, be willing to invest in that relationship. Sacrifice the late nights, spend the money to fly yourself to their shows, do what you need to do to be where they are. The growth you’ll experience will be incredible! –Paula Peralta

February 1, 2017 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

How Do I Repay My Student Loans?

Answering these three questions will put you on the path to repay your student loan balance.  More information can be found at

1) Who is my loan servicer?

A loan servicer is a company that collects payments, responds to customer service inquiries, and performs other administrative tasks associated with maintaining a federal student loan on behalf of a lender. If you’re unsure of who your federal student loan servicer is, you can look it up in My Federal Student Aid.  Temple graduates can also contact the Financial Aid office at The Temple.

2) What is my repayment plan?

There are several repayment plans available, providing the flexibility you need. Here are some things you should know:

  • You’ll be asked to choose a plan. If you don’t choose one, you will be placed on the Standard Repayment Plan, which will have your loans paid off in 10 years.
  • You can switch to a different plan at any time to suit your needs and goals.
  • Your monthly payment can be based on how much you make. Learn about our income-driven repayment plans.

3) What if I can’t make my payments?

Paying off a student loan is a great way to establish or improve your credit rating.  If you’re having trouble making payments, don’t ignore your loans! There are several options that can help keep your loans in good standing, even if your finances are tight.

  • Change your Payment Due Date
  • Change your Repayment Plan
  • Consolidate your Loans

If the options above don’t work for you and you simply can’t make any payments right now, you might be eligible to postpone your payments through a deferment or forbearance. However, depending on the type of loan you have, interest may still accrue (accumulate) on your loan during the time you’re not making payments.

By Ingrid Nelson, Financial Aid Leader

About Ingrid: Ingrid brings years of real-world experience to The Temple.  She was a Makeup Artist and Beauty Advisor for Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Jolie Day Spa & Hair Design in Bethesda, Maryland.  She also has experience with the business side of beauty, having been Retail Manager, Assistant Director and Spa Director for Jolie Day Spa & Hair Design.  In her time at The Temple, she has had the privilege of being on the Service Desk Team, Makeup Team for Lingerie Fashion Week 2013 & 2014 in New York City, Education Team & Enrollment Team.  She loves to impart her years of experience to the next generation of our industry here at The Temple.

January 20, 2017 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

Adulting, Temple Style

So you’ve taken the plunge and decided to join The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School for your cosmetology education. Congratulations!

Get ready for a real-deal introduction into your journey, your investment, and your experience as soon as you walk through the doors on your first day.  This. Is. Not. High School. Here are our best tips for success:

Be on time

Arrive early (yes, early) and be prepared to learn and jump in. After all, this is a time-driven industry (i.e. your time/guest’s time = your earning potential/their happiness) and the clock is ticking once you arrive at school. Roll call begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. depending on whether you’re enrolled in our day or night school program.

Be here

Just like a job, you’re expected to be present. If you are unable for whatever reason, (sick, car trouble, etc.) call in and leave a message. No call, no show means you lose your time and your attendance percentage suffers.

Be in communication

We will communicate with you a lot, especially if you are receiving Federal Financial Aid (student loans, grants, etc.). We are required by law to notify you once your FAFSA results are in or your loans are dispersed. Check your email. Return our phone calls.

Be responsible

Speaking of FAFSA and the Student Loan process, know your FSA ID (username & password) because you will need to know this throughout your time with us and beyond. It’s not your parent’s responsibility. The student loans (if you have them) are in your name, not theirs. In fact, once you turn 18, we are not able to share information about you or your loans with your parents without special FERPA permission.*

Be teachable

Find a mentor! One of our fabulous Learning Leaders or experienced Future Professionals are always eager and willing to help. Our culture rewards visionaries… be one!

Be involved

Take advantage of extra-curricular activities! We have many that will set you apart and put you in a position to be lucky. Student run programs, community events and invitations to be a part of something bigger than yourself are always available.

Be conscientious

Look and act the part. Your appearance and demeanor are directly related to your success! Act as if you’re already in the industry and be that person you would want to do your hair, make up or nails.

*FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) information available in the Financial Aid office

By Chris Laurich, Financial Aid Leader

About Chris: One of our Financial Aid Leaders, Chris is a self-proclaimed social butterfly who loves the Frederick community.Chris volunteers for and is a member of many local service organizations, including the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and the Mental Health Association. When not in the Financial Aid office, Chris can be seen talking to Future Professionals about their current experience and future plans, which she says notes should always include an element of networking and relationship building.  She holds a BA in Communications from Slippery Rock Univ. of PA.

December 8, 2016 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

Advice From The Pros: After You Graduate


What’s your best advice for a Paul Mitchell Schools graduate?

Say yes to every opportunity. You will be surprised how fast you will grow in this industry just by saying yes. Show up and work really hard, remember to love yourself and remain adaptable while you are on the journey. – Brittany Troche

Education. Take classes on the topics that move you the most and expand your focus every few years. By educating yourself both creatively and academically, you become the type of person people will pay a premium to be with and be serviced by. – Christian Gaytan

Be a livelong learner. You will never know everything. There will always be people further along than you are – surround yourself with those people, that’s your opportunity to grow. Make your mentors your peers.–Clinton Norris

Try and be better tomorrow than you were today. –Colin Caruso

August 29, 2016 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips, Special Events

The Beacon Experience: An Amazing Career Building Opportunity!


Inspiration, Passion, Excellence. Three words that perfectly sum up the Beacon experience for our 2016 Future Professional Beacon winners.

Beacon is a contest hosted by the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) for cosmetology students. This once in a lifetime event, is one that only the nation’s most promising students earn the right to attend.

Our Temple Frederick and Temple Annapolis A Paul Mitchell Partner School campuses were proud to have 10 Future Professionals chosen to be a part of this amazing opportunity in 2016.

“As a school, The Temple is proud to be cable to create an opportunity to encourage our students to be a part of Beacon each and every year. It is a wonderful chance for them to see a creative and inspiring part of our industry!” said Trish Kaiser, Executive Education Leader

Each student who enters the contest must submit three photographs of their original work, a letter of recommendation, a resume and one to three marketing pieces that represent their vision. The PBA chooses 100 winners and 200 honorable mentions from all of the applicants across the country. In the state of Maryland this year, only Temple Future Professionals were chosen for this honor!

Attending Beacon, which is held each July as part of Professional Beauty Week, can change the path of a Future Professional’s career. The insight, connections, and inspiration that are part of this event can create a special kind of magic that propels a career to the next level.


Winners and honorable mentions get the opportunity to attend intensive seminars that focus on helping them launch a successful career in the beauty industry. During the three days of learning, students are given the opportunity to hear advice and strategies for success from some of the best in the business.

“I loved the panel of Instagram artists who have found success! Their tips and ideas were for launching a personal brand were so great to hear!” said Breanna Grey, Future Professional and Beacon attendee from the Frederick campus.

As a part of the experience, students also had the opportunity to attend the North American Hair Awards. This star-studded show was a showcase of the most influential and talented stylists in the industry. Paul Mitchell’s own Lucie Doughty took home the coveted Editorial Stylist of the Year award.

“We are truly blown away by the caliber of work we see from our Future Professionals each year. We are so proud to be able to offer them the opportunity and guidance through the process and watch their careers blossom,” said Sharon Riser, school co-owner.