July 24, 2016 / / Uncategorized

The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School Supports Flowers Over Frederick

The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is once again excited to be a part of Flowers over Frederick in Downtown Frederick, MD. Launched in 2008, Flowers over Frederick aims to beautify the downtown Frederick community.

The hanging baskets are featured in the summer and during the holiday seasons in 72 locations around the downtown area.


“Our school, along with our student body, have always been strong supporters of the community.  As a school that seeks to teach and create beauty, Flowers Over Frederick is a natural way for us to spread that love to the community that has always supported us,” said Sharon Riser, co -owner.

February 15, 2016 / / Uncategorized

Interested In Professional Makeup Artistry? Presenting Makeup At The Temple!


Passionate about makeup? Interested in expanded your skill set? Makeup At The Temple is the answer!

In her role as a Learning Leader at The Temple, Alice Ness is also the resident expert of the advanced make-up artistry or MAT (Makeup At The Temple) program. As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist herself for commercial, editorial, portrait and fashion clients, Ness says this program is designed for anyone wanting to become a professional make up artist.

“I think it’s an absolute fantastic opportunity because it gives them the education needed to be in the industry,” Ness said. “It really is designed to give them skills that make them more marketable.’’

The MAT program, is broken up into six classes or 96 hours of learning and includes everything needed to be certified in all aspects of make up application and technique.

The classes can be taken individually or as a series, and include: Fashion Pro, Bridal Pro, Editorial Pro, Studio Pro, Camouflage pro, and On-set pro.

“If you get certified in all six, it makes you much more marketable. And your earning potential, for example, in the bridal world (1-2 weddings) during peak time (Summer) could be $400-1000 in a weekend,” added Ness, who is a 2009 Temple graduate.


Most recently, Temple graduate Marti Blattenberger, certified through the MAT program and has been invited to be a National Educator for Ultimate Face.

MAT is not only available to Temple students, but anyone in the cosmetology industry. For more information please visit the MAT website and Facebook page.

2016 class information can be found by downloading the flyer here.

January 5, 2016 / / Uncategorized

Keratin Complex: An Advanced Skill Set for All Future Professionals


By Katie Miller, Clinic Floor Manager

At The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School, our priority is to provide the most up to date education available to our Future Professionals. A few years ago, we saw an opportunity to further expand their skills by bringing Keratin Complex services onto our clinic floor.

Keratin Complex is a smoothing treatment that does wonders for all hair types by making curly hair less frizzy, coarse hair more manageable, and even damaged hair feel and look better! This service is not only terrific for the client that receives it, but also for the professional providing it.

On average, most salons charge anywhere between $300-$600 to perform this service (length and density can increase the cost). So, there are a lot of obvious financial benefits to providing this service as a licensed professional.

As an educator for Keratin Complex, I am personally able to give this certification to our Future Professionals as part of their education at The Temple. In other schools, you would be required to pay to go and get certified in this yourself or have your salon owner have someone come and certify you. At our school, we take care of training and certifying our Future Professionals so once they leave our doors and interview at salons, they would have the upper hand compared to any one else applying for that job.


All Future Professionals that attend our program will have the opportunity to receive a Keratin Complex certification. Our Phase 2 students, however, will be the only ones performing this service as it is an advanced skill set. It is our way of ensuring the quality of this service each time it is administered.

I am personally very pleased that our owners, Charles & Sharon Riser, empowered me to bring on this service to our clinic floor and our Future Professionals. There is no doubt that this certification provides added value to the education that we are providing. Not only do our Future Professionals get this amazing service to add to their bag of tricks, but they are also leave our doors with a leg up on the competition.

One reason I work in education is to help raise the bar of expectations for the cosmetology industry.  I know that with this service we most certainly are doing that for our future stylists.

About Katie: During her time at the Temple Katie has worn many different hats. From Service Desk Team Leader, Take Home Team Leader, Texture Specialist and finally, Clinic Floor Manager. (Which, she admits, is one of her favorites.) As Clinic Floor Manager she has the opportunity to work one on one with the Future Professionals in a “practice salon” environment where she works on their skills, sales, dialogues with guests and helps mold them into the fabulous stylists that we all know that they can be.

October 20, 2015 / / Uncategorized

Celebrity Grooming Expert Diana Schmidtke Visits The Temple


On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Future Professionals at The Temple welcomed Diana Schmidtke, internationally renowned celebrity men’s grooming expert. Schmidtke’s clientele includes the likes of George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, John Travolta, Liam Hemsworth, and many more.

During her time on campus, she talked with Future Professionals about the state of the industry emphasizing the need for a strong work ethic, realistic goal setting and patience. She also spoke on the importance of remaining humble throughout your career journey.

Kendall Thomas, a Frederick Future Professional, stated, “Diana was very relatable and  was amazing to listen to! It is refreshing to hear that a celebrity groomer went through many trials and tribulations before she became successful.”

October 28, 2014 / / Uncategorized

Heartly House Walk a Mile in her Shoes

Group Shot Outside

“Are you man enough to walk a mile in her shoes?” Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence hosted by Heartly House. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a fun opportunity for men to educate the community about a very serious subject and to rally the community to take action in preventing sexualized violence.

This unique fundraiser and awareness event took place on October 11th with seven Future Professionals and learning leaders, Liz Kisas and Ashlee Banzhoff, who all donated their time and talent for hair and make-up services rendered to Walk participants from Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ.

“It was a lot of fun and seeing how important this cause is to the young men who participated was a great lesson to our Future Professionals.” –Liz Kisas

“Thank you so very, very much for the care and attention the Future Professionals shared with our guys prior to their participation in Heartly House’s Walk A Mile in Her Shoes. They have been bragging about the experience ever since. I so appreciate your partnership in these community endeavors.” –Barbara Kershner Daniel

To learn more: http://www.heartlyhouse.org/wam.htm