Platform artist and educator Megan Porter will be visiting The Temple on October 2nd from 1:30pm-4:30pm and 5:00pm to 7:30pm!
Ever since Megan Porter graduated from Paul Mitchell The School, she has been blending the line between barbering and cosmetology. She started her career building a loyal clientele in one of Utah’s top luxury salons, where she honed her natural abilities behind the chair. She quickly developed a distinctive style with a specific focus in short hair and a keen understanding of the advanced techniques involved. Megan attributes her passion for teaching to her favorite mentors in school and continues to seek out opportunities for growth in environments that foster originality. Currently, she works in a local barbershop, showcasing a level of precision and finesse one would expect to find in years of practice. With a lot of heart and an ambitious nature, Megan is already making a name for herself.
Future Professionals from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School were treated to a day of inspiration with three national industry leaders – Geno Stampora, Jeanne Braa Foster and Dr. Dean Foster – at The Weinberg Center for the Arts on June 7, 2017.
“Bringing in guest artists of this caliber is incredibly important to our curriculum and the personal development and career growth for the Future Professionals in our doors,” said Charles Riser, co-owner of The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School.
The event included a morning session with Geno Stampora, industry expert, author, and speaker. As a sales consultant, distributor and platform artist, Geno has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest artists and has been featured in numerous publications including Glamour, Elle, The New Yorker, Washingtonian among others. He is also a recipient of NAHA’s 2009 Hall of Leaders Award.
Jeanne Braa Foster was Paul Mitchell’s stage partner, working on stage with him from the launch of the Paul Mitchell product line in 1980 until he lost his battle to cancer in 1989. An extraordinary hairdresser, Jeanne became the first artistic director of John Paul Mitchell Systems and received the first North American Hairstyling Trustees Award.
Jeanne retired in 2001 and married Dr. Dean Foster, an orthopedic surgeon, and cancer educator. Together they formed Eyes on Cancer, an awareness program that trains beauty professionals to recognize the early signs of skin cancer on their guests.
“Watching Geno and Jeanne speak was amazing and so motivational! I loved hearing Geno’s messages about believing in yourself and not giving up,” said Sydney Kuhl Future Professional. “Jeanne was phenomenal on stage with her models. We were so impressed with how easily – and quickly – she created each look!”
Future Professionals and staff from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School recently donated their time and talents as part of Discovery Communications & TLC’s Say Yes To The Prom program, a nation-wide effort to make prom dreams come true for nearly 800 underserved and academically high-achieving students across the country.
“From the beginning, we knew that Say Yes To The Prom was special and that we wanted to be a part of this opportunity. Giving back is the foundation of what we do at The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School. The effects of this effort go beyond simply one night in these teenager’s lives – it creates lasting change,” said Sharon Riser, co-owner of The Temple.
Local teens selected from area high schools were invited to the Discovery Channel’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland for a day of shopping and pampering to get them ready for a prom night they will never forget. Each participant was paired with a Discovery employee who served as a prom-consultant, personal shopper and style assistant throughout the day, and who ultimately will become a mentor beyond the event.
“It was very heartwarming to be a part of this experience. I personally know what it is like to be underprivileged and how tremendous an experience like this could be on someone’s life,” said Future Professional Serena Russell. “It was fun to get to do quick little makeovers on the girls, make them feel special and give them a small taste of the prom experience.”
One of the highlight’s of the event was the opportunity to work with Monte Durham of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. He was also on hand throughout the day to ensure his personal touch was given to every ensemble before each girl said “yes to the prom dress.”
“It was such an amazing experience getting to work with all of the young students and the staff. I feel so honored to have been a part of such a huge once in a lifetime opportunity to help these students have the prom they deserve! I’m so thankful for all the opportunities I’ve received from the Temple so far and can’t imagine following my dream anywhere else!” remarked Future Professional Lauren Kline.
Say Yes To The Prom made stops in Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Chicago, and Silver Spring, Maryland.
I truly am so thankful for the education that I received at The Temple, which educated me and truly prepared me for the reality of the beauty industry. I currently own a thriving Bridal Hair & Makeup company called Glam Bridal Beauty. I credit The Temple for providing specialty classes on Bridal Hair tip and tricks, as well as makeup specialty classes, which helped me build my skill set! I also had the pleasure of meeting and learning from Martin Parsons, an updo extraordinaire, who The Temple brought in as a Guest Artist while I was in school! The Temple truly has amazing opportunities and education, and I am proud to be a Temple Grad!