Owners of The Academy Waukesha - Paul Mitchell Partner School welcome their new class by cooking up a tasty lunch!
Paul Mitchell school owners and directors attending their biannual owner's summit meeting received a huge surprise when Earvin "Magic" Johnson walked through the door. The legendary basketball player, entrepreneur, and LA Dodgers owner dropped in to personally thank the schools for their $150,000 donation to the Magic Johnson Foundation. To date, the Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising campaign has raised over $11.2 million and donated $280,000 to the Magic Johnson Foundation.
Future Professionals and staff from the 101 Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $2.6 million for 11 charities in their 2013 FUNraising campaign. A celebration Gala took place May 5, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, hosted by Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and deaf comedian / motivational speaker Kathy Buckley, with special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, John Schneider, and Megyn Price, and entertainment by Sara Evans and Tichina Arnold.
Check out our pictures of our spring style show! The theme this year was a blend of burlesque looks and the inspiration behind carnivals! Check out the rest of the photos on our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.253289024811490.1073741835.155350064605387&type=1
Design Team visits Waukesha North High School to do hair and makeup for their prom fashion show!
Eager salon owners and managers visited our Future Professionals at The Academy Waukesha - Paul Mitchell Partner school
Paul Mitchell Schools' 2013 Caper featured a superstar lineup including Bravo TV's Tabatha Coffey, comedian and inspirational speaker Kathy Buckley, and Sundance Channel's Push Girls, along with stage presentations by renowned artists and educators in and outside the Paul Mitchell galaxy. Special guests included 5-time NAHA winner Vivienne Mackinder in a main-stage hair show hosted by Paul Mitchell Chairman and CEO John Paul DeJoria, Paul Mitchell Co-owner Angus Mitchell, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, and Paul Mitchell Global Artistic Director and 7-time Stylists Choice Awards Platform Artist of the Year Robert Cromeans. Roughly 3,000 Future Professionals earned their way to the 2-day Las Vegas educational extravaganza, held January 22-23, 2013.
Paul Mitchell Schools 28th annual Caper starts tomorrow! The crews are in Las Vegas, setting up the main stage, classrooms, Mall and Career Connection, registration, lounge, and more cool places to play. The artists and models are here - including the Future Professional Design Team and student models. Everyone's getting ready to welcome 3,000 Future Professionals who worked SO hard to earn the educational opportunity of a lifetime!
When Paul Mitchell Schools' Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh lost his good friend Ann Bowler in 2010, he wanted to do something to honor her memory. "During our time together, every time I asked Ann if there was anything I could do for her, her only response was, 'Just be my friend.'" Inspired by that simple request, Winn called upon the student-run Be Nice (Or Else!) Teams at Paul Mitchell Schools to hold annual "Ann Bowler Days." Each December, in Ann's honor, students and staff members visit nursing homes and senior centers across America, singing Christmas carols, bearing small gifts, offering mini manicures and hairdos, and providing love and companionship to their new friends.
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell Schools joined John Paul Mitchell Systems to raise money and awareness about this important cause. At Paul Mitchell Schools across America, Future Professionals and staff members spent the month of October 2012 participating in Making Strides walks, holding bake sales and cut-a-thons, and selling pink ribbons and pink hair extensions to raise over $74,320 for the American Cancer Society.
The Wonderful Winners of the Wicked Wednesday Halloween Costume Contest
Caper has officially begun! Each year, Paul Mitchell Future Professionals have the opportunity to earn their way to Caper, an unforgettable educational event designed just for them in Las Vegas. With a theme of "Our Dreams, Our Future," Paul Mitchell Schools everywhere kicked off Caper 2013, with zany skits, guest speakers, entertainment, and fun!
On September 18, 2012, an army of 16,000 future beauty professionals took to the streets throughout the continental United States and Hawaii for our fourth annual Paul Mitchell Schools Free Hugs Day. "Our Free Hugs campaign is just one of the many ways our future beauty professionals show their passion and compassion in their local communities," said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. "As members of the beauty industry, we're in the business of helping people look beautiful. More important, it's part of our 'be nice' culture to help people FEEL beautiful." Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade "Free Hugs" signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, students and staff from the network's 100 schools put down their combs and marched out the door, heading for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people's day.
Our Future Professionals took to the streets of Milwaukee to spread the Paul Mitchell love on Free Hugs Day 2012
Our students took an awesome class on vintage hair and makeup, practicing on themselves and very happy guests.
We're seeing twins and triplets at our Spirit Week 2012!
Having fun, sharing laughs, and spreading joy is just what we do at The Academy Waukesha, A Paul Mitchell Partner School.
Check out all of the great work our Future Professionals put in!
Co-hosted by Marie Osmond and Winn Claybaugh at the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel, home of the Golden Globe Awards, the 2012 FUNraising Gala featured special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, Kathy Buckley, Kristin Bauer, and a live performance by Natasha Bedingfield. This year, the schools raised over $2.5 million for charity!
Take a look at our Future Professionals, local stylists, and even Green Bay Packer Jarrett Bush, as they showcased fabulous hairstyles and designer clothing at the Academy Waukesha's FUNraising Style Show: Glamorous Graffiti, hosted at Mercedes Benz of Elmbrook!
Check out some of the amazing work our Future Professionals have done!
When Paul Mitchell Schools dean and cofounder Winn Claybaugh lost his good friend Ann Bowler last year, he wanted to do something to honor her. He called upon the schools' Be Nice (Or Else!) teams to hold "Ann Bowler Day," and it was a rousing success. This year, he asked them to repeat the event, and the response was overwhelming. Students and staff members from the nationwide network of cosmetology schools flocked to nursing homes and senior centers during the month of December, singing Christmas carols, bearing small gifts, and offering mini manicures and hairdos. Most important, they provided love and companionship to their new friends.
On September 21, 2011, Paul Mitchell Schools swept America into a great big bear hug with their 3rd annual nationwide Free Hugs Day. Future Professionals and staff members from all 100 schools simultaneously headed for parks, plazas, hospitals, nursing homes, and other destinations to offer hugs and spread our famous "Be Nice" culture.
The World's Fastest Haircutter, Ivan Zoot, came to visit The Academy Waukesha on June 8th, 2011, and taught our students a thing or two about time management and a quick and quality haircut.
Congratulations to all of our supporters for our very successful FUNraising 2011 campaign! Our Future Professionals and Staff helped raise $20,400 to benefit the following charitable organizations: The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Cancer Schmancer, Food 4 Africa, Children's Miracle Network, Morris Animal Foundation, and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Thank you all for supporting our FUNraising events for 2011!
CHICAGO (March 13, 2011) - Winn Claybaugh, dean and co-founder of Paul Mitchell Schools, motivational speaker, and author of Be Nice (Or Else!), received behindthechair.com's Hairdressers Unlocking Hope Award at the BTC 11th Annual Stylist Choice Awards. Given to individuals in the professional beauty industry who serve as exemplary models of philanthropy, the award was created in 2007 by behindthechair.com Founder Mary Rector Gable and Vidal Sassoon. "Winn has woven generosity and philanthropy into every aspect of his business and his life," Rector Gable said. "He has made giving back an integral part of the Paul Mitchell Schools' curricula, thereby creating generation after generation of caring, giving beauty professionals."
Paul Mitchell Future Professionals mingled with salon representatives, practiced their interview skills, learned about career opportunities in top salons, and took part in hands-on haircutting, color, and skin care classes at the 26th annual Caper in Las Vegas, Feb. 9-10, 2011.
After his 92-year-old friend Ann Bowler passed away in December, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder called on his staff and Future Professionals to find and visit a local nursing home, retirement home, or assisted living center and create some magic by bringing gifts (if appropriate), singing carols, reaching out to these adorable individuals. He also reminded them to sincerely thank the nurses, doctors, and caregivers who look after these beautiful people. "I realize that this time of the year is very busy for all of you," Winn said. "Actually, I can't think of a better time of year because many elderly people feel especially alone during the holidays. Mostly you'll be there providing love, a hug, and companionship. Each and every time I asked Ann if there was anything I could do for her, her one and only response was, 'Just be my friend.'"
the Academy Waukesha Be Nice Team and Dance Team create magic at local nursing homes with free hugs and a holiday dance
Three talented Future Professionals from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools have been named "Next Top Photo Stylist" by Paul Mitchell Editorial Director Lucie Doughty and a panel of distinguished judges. Elizabeth Ankenman from Paul Mitchell The School - St. George, Erik McEwen from Paul Mitchell The School - Sherman Oaks, and Heather Burnworth of Paul Mitchell The School - Salt Lake City were named winners in the recent competition, which drew over 130 entries. Elizabeth, Erik, and Heather will travel to Los Angeles in January for a two-day photo shoot with Lucie Doughty, where each winner will shoot one model with three separate style looks.
Thank you Beachcomber Salon, Domani Salon and Spa, Fantastic Sams, and Great Clips!
In immediate response to Haiti's devastating earthquake, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh called for a nationwide fundraising day. "Our goal is $1,000 per school, times our 100 schools, for a total of $100,000," Winn said. The schools rose to the challenge and raised over $83,500 within two weeks. A personal donation from John Paul DeJoria, chairman and cofounder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, brought the total to $100,000. Future Professionals broke from their signature black outfits to hold "Casual for a Cause" days, donating money to dress casually for the day. They also invited family, friends, and guests to "buy" paper bottles for Haiti relief, donated tips, and held a number of other activities, from bake sales to benefit concerts.
The Academy Waukesha Caper 2011 American Bandstand Launch Party
An army of 12,000 Future Professionals took to the streets on September 23, 2010, for Paul Mitchell Schools' second nationwide Free Hugs Day. Dressed in their signature black outfits, carrying handmade Free Hugs signs, and naturally sporting fabulous styles, Future Professionals from the network's 100 schools headed for plazas, parks, and other popular spots to offer hugs and make people's day. Events for day and night school students occurred simultaneously in every time zone throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii. Paul Mitchell artists, educators, top executives, and superstars joined the Future Professionals at Free Hugs locations in their areas.
For the 25th year, Paul Mitchell Future Professionals used their sales skills to earn their way to Caper, a star-studded annual educational event. Over 2,000 Paul Mitchell cosmetology and skin care Future Professionals sold $2 million in Paul Mitchell products to attend the three-day Las Vegas event, where they received hands-on classes with the Paul Mitchell and Advanced Academy Artistic Teams and educators. Skin care Future Professionals also had a day of education at the Dermal Institute.
the Academy Waukesha teams up with the House of Harley Davidson to raise money for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation!
The incredible 30-year anniversary Paul Mitchell Gathering welcomed over 3,000 people from all over the world! The first night featured a 2-hour artistry event, including our amazing Paul Mitchell Future Professionals. Although there are thousands of Visionary Future Professionals who deserved to participate, we could only choose 16 -- 8 to model and 8 to do all the hair and makeup, led and mentored by the amazing George Morales of our Paul Mitchell Advanced Academy.
Future Professionals volunteer at the Heaven House
Future Professionals do hair for Waukesha County's "Fairest of the Fair"
the Academy Waukesha teams up with the YMCA Special Olympics for some hairstyles, makeup, and mini manicures.
Congratulations Jodi Politowski, Ami Cindric, Heather Rhodes, Stephanie Coleman, Bee Smith, Brittnee Bitter, Jenna Gozdowiak, Becky Torweihe, Natalie Hoffman and Melissa Becker!
Welcome new Core Class!
June 10th, 2010 - Bridal MakeUp Class
graduates of the Academy Waukesha Paul Mitchell Partner School
Future Professionals and Staff in a week of dress up and fun
the Academy Waukesha Design Team does hair and makeup for models in the La Casa De Esperanza Career Fair
a variety of makeup classes, including; bridal makeup, 80's makeup, skeletal makeup, looks inspired by Alice in Wonderland, and Geisha makeup
Future Professionals at the Academy Waukesha Paul Mitchell Partner School receive an amazing education in Las Vegas!
the Academy Waukesha Future Professionals from our Night program enjoy a field trip to the Harley Davidson Museum for a Bridal Show
the Academy Waukesha Paul Mitchell Partner School Design Team partners with the wonderful ladies at Merle Norman for an evening event
the Academy Waukesha Future Professionals hold an event at the House of Harley Davidson, in honor of National Women's day, teaching women riders how to style their hair for riding
May 8th, 2010 Graduates include: Kristen Figueroa, Alyssa Theis, Theresa Kornel, Rebecca Ross, Alicia Ayala, Jennifer Rodefer, Jacob Kuchinskas, Nicole Horwatich, Juli Peterson, Stacey Breimon, Besa Mustafa, and Sami Teronde. Congratulations Graduates!
our Future Professionals at the Academy Waukesha Paul Mitchell Partner School create looks inspired by the Nutcracker, and get creative
the Academy Waukesha Paul Mitchell Partner School Design Team Members have an awesome time doing hair and makeup for the Brew City Bruisers
the Academy Waukesha Future Professionals enjoy a week of dress up and fun
blood, guts, and gore
"Invisible Children" Team visit the Academy Waukesha as our Guest Artist
our annual Style Show FUNraiser. Thank you for your support in our 2010 FUNraising efforts. With your support, we raised a total of $12,000 for our 5 Charitable Organizations!
the Academy Waukesha teams up with the House Of Harley Davidson for our 2009 FUNraising event, Big Hair Hog Wild
a glimpse at our amazing, 15,000 sq ft. state-of-the-art learning facility
the Academy Waukesha Paul Mitchell Partner School Grand Opening 2007