December 10, 2018 / / News

Modern Original People Features Winn Claybaugh

Written By: Gail Fink, Paul Mitchell Schools

Each month, the Modern Original Products company (www.mopproducts.comfeatures an industry leader or icon in its “Modern Original People” blog. December 2018’s featured guest is Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools and author of Be Nice (Or Else!).

Like the Energizer Bunny, Winn Claybaugh just keeps going and going and going. High-energy doesn’t begin to describe the Co-Founder, Co-owner and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools, whose busy schedule includes speaking engagements all over the country where he spreads a philosophy of business that has inspired generations of beauty professionals. Claybaugh had always sought out mentors for advice, but when he “added a microphone to the equation” 20 years ago, the MASTERS Audio Club was born. Since then the subscription-based monthly audio series has featured 325 top leaders and icons both in and out of the beauty industry.

Claybaugh’s first guest was the legendary Vidal Sassoon. “I figured if Vidal said yes to me, who would say no?” says Claybaugh, whose gambit paid off. Reflecting on some of his most memorable interviews, he mentions day spa pioneer Noel de Caprio, who lost her battle with breast cancer in December, 1998. “I interviewed her a month before she passed away, and I think she knew this would be her final message to the beauty industry, so it was a profound experience”


At MOP, we believe in high-fives, positivity and mutual respect. We want to create, contribute to, and be part of a culture where humans are free to express themselves without fear of judgement. We believe in love not hate, acceptance not bullying, equality for all, not to mention awesome hair products with beautiful ingredients for your “mop”. Share your own Modern Original Perspective with us @MOP_Hair_Products and #showyourmop.

November 28, 2018 / / News

Madison Pizer, Student at the Temple Frederick a Paul Mitchell, Featured in Beauty Launchpad

One of our students, Madison Pizer, at the Temple Frederick has been featured in the November issue of Beauty Launchpad!

From the article:


The next generation of stylists has already begun to make its mark on the industry, and the future looks gorgeous. These three student standouts have more than earned their admiration.

Inspiration: Madison Pizer, a student at The Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland, found inspiration in Mother Earth when creating her striking look. “The muted rainbow tones symbolize all that is bright on our beloved planet, while the light flowers and dewy makeup represent life and radiance,” she explains.

What made her pursue professional beauty?
The beauty industry combines Pizer’s love of art (particularly Claude Monet, Edouard Manet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir) with her desire to help others. “I absolutely adore making someone feel beautiful and transformed,” says Pizer. “There’s no better feeling in this world than making someone else’s day.”

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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

January 3, 2018 / / News

The Temple Honored By Modern Salon Media for Excellence In Education!

The Temple Modern Salon Excellence in Education

MODERN SALON Media has named the 2017-18 class of “Excellence in Education” honorees in its seventh annual program recognizing leadership and best practices among cosmetology schools. The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School of Frederick, Maryland, was chosen to represent excellence in the following categories: Community Involvement and Marketing.

Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category and grouped according to number of locations. Honorees were chosen in each category—one individual school location, and a multi-location school organization.

“We received applications from cosmetology schools across the country and look forward to celebrating all the 2017-18 Excellence in Education honorees and sharing their stories.  It is truly a great time to pursue a beauty education and career, and the program at The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School exemplifies that fact,” MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove says.

“We are truly honored to receive this Excellence in Education distinction from MODERN SALON Magazine,” said Charles Riser, co-owner of The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School. “We strive to create opportunities for our staff and Future Professionals to give back to the community as well as improve the overall quality of their education.”

Sharing stories of innovation, inspiration and collaboration from a diverse group of leading schools is an important part of MODERN SALON’s “Excellence in Education” mission, Musgrove explains. “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers. We hope the professional salon industry and their communities will join us in celebrating them.”