October 16, 2018 / / News


The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced the winners of Beacon 2019, the national student competition where top entrants win industry-wide recognition and are invited to attend special classes and networking opportunities during the International Salon and Spa Expo (ISSE) in Long Beach, California. This year, Future Professionals from 47 Paul Mitchell Schools took top honors and earned 167 of the 300 spots at the renowned educational event.

Participating students will attend Beacon 2019 on January 25–27. Along with their Beacon education tracks and a 3-day ticket to ISSE, Beacon winners will also attend the Beacon Bash, the North American Hairstyling Awards’ (NAHA’s) Red Carpet Reception and after party, and the 30th annual NAHA award ceremony. NAHA, the most prestigious photographic beauty competition in North America, introduces hairdressing’s who’s who of the year and showcases collections from the biggest names in beauty.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Beacon winners, including these talented Future Professionals from Paul Mitchell Schools:

Paul Mitchell The School Birmingham
Heather Harlow

Paul Mitchell The School Huntsville
Brandi Cox

Paul Mitchell The School Phoenix
Monica Thompson

Paul Mitchell The School Arkansas
Reina Thomas

Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa
Armida Lizarraga
Brenda Zapien 

Paul Mitchell The School San Diego
Christine Doan 

Paul Mitchell The School Temecula
Sarah Bolla
Gabrielle Gonzalez
Ashley Gosvener
Kenia Guevara
Lydia Heigl
Rileigh Hickey
Samantha Hilleary
Karie Johnson
Venus Kendrick
Hailey Lorance
Amie Marchetti
Candi Miranda
Kayla Moores
Marina Rodriguez
Kali Sloat
Elizabeth Thomas
Jennifer Thompson
Samantha Wild
Tishnae Wise
Alyssa Wuebbels 

San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Tara Anderson
Carina Melara
Jameson Montgomery
Alexander Steinhaus
Cassandra Swiney

Paul Mitchell The School Danbury
Tabitha Goulart
Darya Pneva

Paul Mitchell The School North Haven
Ashley Calandro
Makayla Kraynak
Olivia Marinelli

Paul Mitchell The School Miami
Melissa Sanon 

Paul Mitchell The School Orlando
Kayla Gabrielli
Gabrielle Martinez
Cynthia Sefried

Paul Mitchell The School Esani
Quentina Allen
Derdlim Dubose
Sydnea Lanfear
Cameron Reeves
Brittany Trambauer

Paul Mitchell The School Boise
Hailey Davila
Kaycee Edens
Timberly Gyurdzhiyants
Hayley Hixon
Megan Maxwell
Victoria Mullins
Jordan Remington
Mari Vanderlinden

Paul Mitchell The School Rexburg
Alexandrea Carver
Elena Orton
Hannah Smith

Paul Mitchell The School Chicago
Lauren Di Vito

Paul Mitchell The School Overland Park
Creighton McAfee 

Paul Mitchell The School Wichita
Amber Bias

Paul Mitchell The School Louisville
Karla Molina Susunaga

Vanguard College of Cosmetology (Metairie), A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Brittany Gilbert

The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Kerstyn Markle

Paul Mitchell The School Grand Rapids
Kylie Boltz
Troy Boonstra
Laura Jonkman 

Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes
Bryce Kranc
Sunny Randle-Ellis
Katelyn Robbins
Carahgan Spencer 

Paul Mitchell The School Michigan
TJ Benrowski
Kelsey Bommarito
Ryan Daly
Kaitlynne Elder
Kelcey Gravatt
Maia Mckeever
Donneisha Owens

Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis
Dajsha Brown
Chelsea Chapman
Danica Craig
Erika Hartwick
Lakeshia Jones
Jeanae Phillips

Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas
Alyssa Herrera
Hallye Jones
Sarah Scollo
Desiree Senior
Stephanie Swenson 

Paul Mitchell The School Reno
Jocy Gonzalez

Parisian Beauty Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Quaniqua Avant
Katherine Lescano

Paul Mitchell The School Fayetteville
Hannah Gradisar-Whalen
Jennifer Paolucci
Danielle Pryor
Britt Stechly

Paul Mitchell The School Cincinnati
Chloe Rowley 

Paul Mitchell The School Cleveland
Faith Carey
Jodi Durkee
Olivia Kamicker
Mackenzie Moore
Tiffany Peterson
Amanda Reed
Emma Rickey
Alyssa Spitznagel
Ellen Walters
Brittany Williams 

Paul Mitchell The School Columbus
Kristen Angeloff
Bethany Valentine
Payne White

Imagine (Oklahoma), A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Janet Silvestre
Stephanie Thompson

Paul Mitchell The School Portland
Rosa Decker
Tamara Hawkins
Meg Moon
Carmelita Ochoa-Wright

Bella Capelli Academy (Monroeville), A Paul Mitchell Partner School
Vladimir Dinev
Tory Gismondi

Paul Mitchell The School Rhode Island
Cassidy Friedlander
Ciarra Russo
Kathryn Warrington

Paul Mitchell The School Greenville
Christina Souvannaphong

Paul Mitchell The School Arlington
Alexandra Burum
Melissa Cole
Charlee Cope
Keyarah Metellus
Ashley Ramos
Keisha Sisk
Whitney Vanderford
Alanah Zigelhofer 

Paul Mitchell The School Austin
Wade Beesley
Amber Schooley

Paul Mitchell The School Dallas
Mikah Johnson
Danielle Wessman

Paul Mitchell The School Logan
Whitney Dabb
Karrie Hunt
David Rusnak

Paul Mitchell The School Ogden
Miranda Clark
Valenda Escobedo
Adreana Gallegos
Charli Georgi
Jaycee Maw
Britny Nelson
Chelette Parry
Karen Ruelan
Maddie Whitten
Mario Zaragoza

Paul Mitchell The School Provo
London Thompson

Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City
Chaney Bishop
Elizabeth Boshard
Katie Cuell
Daijcha Dearing
Susie Delcarmen
Amela Dzafic
Magen Judkins
Lasini Leha’Uli
Tiare Leha’Uli
Laila Reyes
Sara Smith
Sydney Amanda Stock
Hazel Tomala

Paul Mitchell The School Tysons Corner
Alicia Shealey

Rudy and Kelly Academy, A Paul Michell Partner School
Ariana Frye
Julie Gutierrez
Indya Jones
Daeisha Vineyard

Paul Mitchell The School Richland
Kymberlee Gimmaka
Skylan Smearman
Dalia Vicente

September 6, 2018 / / News, Special Events

Madison Pizer, Student at the Temple Frederick a Paul Mitchell wins Behind the Chair Student Competition

BTC Breaking News: 2018 #ONESHOTHairAwards Winners

It’s been four years since the #ONESHOT Hair Awards were born, and the competition is now the LARGEST hairdressing awards program in the world. With more than 311,000 entries from over 80 different countries, the finalist and winning announcements have become pivotal moments in the careers of many hairdressers, students and session stylists alike. Four years later, and the awards continue to be a true celebration of artistry, commitment to the craft and the pro beauty industry.

All 544 finalists—and EVERY photo submitted—were celebrated “one shot at a time” tonight at BTC’s #ONESHOT Hair Awards, live from the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas at the BTC SHOW. We gave 14 #BIGSHOT Awards to celebrity stylists, session artists, platform artists and educators and 26 #HOTSHOT Awards to hairdressers doing real hair behind the chair.

Click here to see all the winners

April 18, 2018 / / Special Events

Future Professionals Participate in TLC’s 2018 “Say Yes To The Prom”

Future Professionals and staff from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School donated their time and talents for the second year 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.

“We were thrilled to once again be involved in the Say Yes To The Prom event. Watching the participants get treated to that level of care is very moving. The effects of this effort go beyond simply one night in their lives – it creates lasting change. It is an honor to be a small part of that transformation,” said Sharon Riser, Co-CEO 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. One of the highlight’s of the event was for participants to get 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.”

“I thought that it was really awesome have been able to participate in this event,” said Future Professional Rosalinda Marcelo. “Getting to know the girls on a personal level was both humbling and motivational. It was great to help them feel beautiful especially since most of them had never had the opportunity to have their makeup done before. I had so much fun!”

April 16, 2018 / / Special Events

Special Guest Artist Noogie Thai Artistic Director of Style for JPMS

The Temple: A Paul A Paul Mitchell Partner School was thrilled to welcome Noogie Thai, Artistic Director of Style for John Paul Mitchell Stystems as a guest artist on March 27th.

“Noogie is such a wonderful and humble talent. Our Future Professionals love to learn from him and he is such a wonderful teacher and mentor for them,” said Sharon Riser co-owner of The Temple. “His talent is unquestionable and we are always so thankful that he makes time to visit our campus!”

Please enjoy this Facebook Live footage from a portion of his time with our future professionals:

April 3, 2018 / / Special Events

Future Professionals Attend CosmoProf Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus Event

Future Professionals from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School were given the opportunity this spring to attend the CosmoProf Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus event at Gaylord National Harbor.

The event, which The Temple participates in every year, is an opportunity for students to get up close and personal with the industry’s top artists, learn revolutionary style techniques from beauty experts and form life-long connections with fellow beauty professionals.

Future Professionals Devin Broy, Megan Bookhultz and Roy Dasya worked back stage at the Paul Mitchell stage for the duration of the event.

“It was an eye-opening experience. Working as part of the team along side the Paul Mitchell platform artists was very rewarding. Everyone was so humble and nice! They treated us like peers and answered all of our questions. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience and inspirational, ” said Roy.