Future Professionals from The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School and Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School got the unique opportunity to work with Donald Scott NYC at the CosmoProf Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus event at Gaylord National Harbor in February.
Donald Scott NYC is the leading provider of premium tools and straight razors for professional stylists and groomers.
“My experience working with Donald Scott NYC was phenomenal. I got to work along side of two Paul Mitchell educators. I learned so much about razor cutting, as well as what each tool is intended for and how to use it. I got to educate people who walked up to the booth with my knowledge of what the products do and how to use them. It was so cool to be apart of the show that day and hope to one day be apart of it again!” said Future Professional Aisha Powell.
Future Professional Feanai Sione said, “It was a fun opportunity to learn more about the tools and get to socialize and mingle with all of the artists and get to know them one on one. I appreciated the chance to experience the show in a unique and different way.”
The event, which The Temple Annapolis 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 Lucja Ryzner and Brianna Pyles also worked back stage at the Paul Mitchell stage for the duration of the event.
Future Professional Brianna Pyles commented, “Working back stage at the Mid-Atlantic Fashion Focus show was extremely rewarding! I learned so many techniques from the platform artists. I was able to assist Corey Bacon and Tessa Merson on stage. When I was backstage I helped with making sure the models were dressed and ready to go on stage. I feel blessed and thankful for being part of the Paul Mitchell Team.”
Every year, several thousand Paul Mitchell Future Professionals from all over the country gather for this once in a lifetime educational experience designed just for them.
Held at Disneyland in California, this educational event featured hands-on classes with top stylists as well as inspiring motivational speakers like John Paul DeJoria, Winn Claybaugh and Tim Story.
“We are so proud of the 10 visionary Future Professionals who earned their way to this outstanding event! This really is an extraordinary opportunity for them to further their skills as well as start their career off right,” said Sharon Riser, co-owner of The Temple.
Below is an inside look at some of the magic from this year’s Caper event:
The Temple Annapolis: A Paul A Paul Mitchell Partner School was pleased to welcome Gary Spellman Co-Founder of Ultimate Face Cosmetics as a guest artist this past February.
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this caliber of guest artist to our Future Professionals! Gary and the team of Ultimate Face Cosmetics bring them a wealth of knowledge on makeup artistry and the entertainment industry.” said Sharon Riser co-owner of The Temple Annapolis.
During his visit, Gary guided Future Professionals through the unique experience of being an on-set makeup artist and lead a live hands-on makeup jam session.
“The experience Gary Spellman gave us here at The Temple Annapolis gave us a little taste of what to expect in the real world, as well as the structure we’ll need to be successful. Gary is awesome and I’m thankful for the encouragement and words of wisdom,” commented Future Professional Shavion Rich-Brown.
“I agree. It was a great experience, very hands on and he taught us about the realities of Hollywood and working on movie sets” said Future Professional Nairi Andonian.
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 Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School was chosen to represent excellence in 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 Annapolis: 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 continuously strive to create new and exciting opportunities to market our cosmetology education as well as the talents of the Future Professionals in our doors.”
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.”