Looking at the month of February on a calendar always seems to draw your eye to February 14. We immediately think about that special someone and obsess over the most perfect gift to show just how much they are loved. With grand Valentine’s Day gestures being shared through almost every form of marketing, it’s easy to forget about how it feels just to receive a simple, hand made Valentine’s Day card. Caring Cards took a piece nostalgia to offer kindness to others that may need it the most.
Thinking back to time spent in Saperstein Critical Care Tower of Cedars-Sinai Hospital visiting friends, co-creator of ‘Caring Cards’ and Director of Shows for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Greg Bonhomme, remembered seeing patients without visitors. With this thought in mind, he suggested to his partner, Rabbit, that in leu of a lavish Valentine’s Day celebration, they spend time making Valentine’s Day cards to share with hospital patients. In 2017, the pair delivered 175 cards which was enough for every bed in Saperstein —with the goal eventually being able to share a card with every single patient in hospital care. Soon after, friends and family began to pitch in to create cards. From there, the word of kindness spread across the country encouraging schools and offices to jump on board.
When The Temple, a Paul Mitchell Partner School, co-owner, Sharon got wind of such a thoughtful initiative, it was a no brainer to get both Temple schools involved. Sharon shared, “Our school’s foundation is the culture. Having the ability to make someone’s day could mean giving to someone you may not even know”. Sharing the reason why Temple classrooms were transformed into a giant arts and crafts space, with The Temple Future Professionals made them even more excited for the opportunity to be a day maker. Instead of their normal canvas of hair, our Future Professionals thoughtfully crafted cards, with encouraging words to share with patients at Frederick Memorial Hospital and Anne Arundel Medical Center.
To be kind and to share kindness is a concept but when it’s believed and put into action makes it a lifestyle. Everyday, we are so proud of our Temple Team and Future Professionals for genuinely living the Paul Mitchell culture daily.
Each month, the Modern Original Products company (www.mopproducts.com) features 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”
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The Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School welcomed Patrice Washington to the campus on Wednesday, April 18th and Thursday, April 19th to speak to Future Professionals about redefining wealth and life purpose.
Washington is a nationally recognized best-selling author, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host, and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship, and success for women and youth.
“Literally one of the best women I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to! So inspirational and informative! “Chase Purpose, not Profit” is my new quote to live by!” said Learning Leader Tessa Merson
Nationally known as America’s Money Maven, Patrice has had tremendous success with her “money mindset” approach to personal finance. She is a recurring voice on NBC, FOX News, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Essencemagazine, and more. She’s been profiled by The New York Post, Success, and Women of Wealth and is known as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show, where she hosts her own weekly segment, Real Money Answers with Patrice Washington. She is also the consulting producer for Steve Harvey’s Funderdome.
Future Professionals and staff from The Temple Annapolis: 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.”
Future Professional Lizzy Hayden commented, “Being a part of ‘Say Yes to the Prom’ was such a rewarding experience. I loved watching the deserving students choose their dream dresses. It was so heart warming and their beauty truly radiated from the inside out. I’m so glad I got to be a part of their special day!”
The Temple Annapolis: A Paul A Paul Mitchell Partner School was pleased to welcome Paula Houston as a guest artist on March 27th. Houston is a Los Angeles based celebrity stylist, Paul Mitchell National Educator, International Trainer and Focus Salon Hairdresser.
“It is such a thrill to be able to invite talent like Paula Houston to our campus to meet and mentor our Future Professionals. Paula is a remarkable talent in the beauty industry and she really inspired both our students and team members during her time on campus,” said Sharon Riser Co-CEO.