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.
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.”