Giving Back, Part II: Maryland and Louisville Beauty Schools
In my last post, I introduced you to the Paul Mitchell The School newsletter, which offers a variety of information that will interest you if you’re considering attending not just that company’s facilities, but any cosmetology school. I called your attention to the newsletter’s recaps of various altruistic, ‘giving back’ efforts that Paul Mitchell students participate in and even organize, because these endeavors very much represent the spirit of the beauty industry.
To raise money for the American Red Cross, this past summer students at The Temple’A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland, staged a gala fashion show. Called ‘Cross Your Heart and Hope to Dye,’ the open-house event featured not only a runway fashion show but also a live deejay and hairdressing tool demos. Nearby schools were invited to attend.
Meanwhile in Louisville, Kentucky, Paul Mitchell The School’Louisville partnered with the Pure Image/Raindogs Focus Salon to hold a Black and White Ball that raised more than $1,500 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation. Both the students from the school and the professionals from the salon presented looks in a platform show. Costs were kept to a minimum because local businesses donated products and services, including the venue, silent auction items, food and drink. So while you’re attending beauty school, don’t be surprised if you become involved in charities. For some people, these early experiences ignite a spark resulting in a lifelong commitment to a particular cause or to giving back in general. That’s a good thing!