(L-R) Mira Sorvino, Cedric King, Marie Osmond, Seth Maxwell, Eden Sassoon,

Winn Claybaugh, Fran Drescher, Kathy Buckley, Leeza Gibbons

Paul Mitchell Schools Take 9th Place This Year!

Paul Mitchell Schools Raise $1.5M for Charity (Click HERE to read the whole article)

14th Annual Gala Features Mira Sorvino, Fran Drescher, Marie Osmond, John Paul DeJoria, Leeza Gibbons, Kathy Buckley, and More

Held this year at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, CA, the Paul Mitchell Schools 14th annual FUNraising Gala was a star-studded celebration attended by representatives and celebrity spokespeople from this year’s 10 supported charities, along with students and staff from the schools, plus families, friends, and fans from the entertainment and beauty industries.

The black-tie event celebrated two and a half months of “FUNraising”—literally thousands of cut-a-thons, fashion shows, princess parties, and other events held by the 14,000 future professionals and team members from the 110 Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools. This year, they raised over $1.5 million, bringing their 14-year total to $18.2 million.

Co-hosted by TV and radio personality Leeza Gibbons and Paul Mitchell Schools’ Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, the Gala recognizes the top FUNraising schools and other major contributors, including numerous artists and educators who donate their time and talent to the campaign. This year’s event acknowledged makeup expert Debra Dietrich, who has singlehandedly raised over $1 million in the past six years by offering specialized makeup classes to schools across the country and donating all proceeds to the campaign. The event also recognized winners of the “First 100” contest—the first 100 students and team members to each raise at least $3,000 were invited to attend the Gala, where they enjoyed a “meet and greet” photo op with celebrity guests plus a day of hands-on education the next day with long-hair expert Martin Parsons, master barber Darrin “DL” Lyons, and Debra Dietrich.

The Gala also provided the opportunity to mingle with leading icons and artists, including Paul Mitchell Co-owner Angus Mitchell; salon owner, reality TV star and daughter of legendary beauty icon Vidal Sassoon, Eden Sassoon; Intercoiffure President Frank Gambuzza; fitness guru Chalene Johnson; Mary Wilson of the Supremes; industry icons and educators Nicholas French and Melissa and Billy Yamaguchi; men’s grooming expert Diana Schmidtke; Hollywood Hair Guy Dean Banowetz; Ellen DeGeneres’s hairdresser Laini Reeves; Dancing with the Stars Emmy nominee Melissa Jaqua; Broadway director Paul Lambert; reality TV star Jason Wahler; former Miss USA Tara Conner; and actors Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, and Ray Abruzzo.


2017 Top 20 FUNraising Schools

Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis $55,953

Paul Mitchell The School Temecula $51,138

Parisian Beauty Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School $42,586

Rudy and Kelly Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School $36,660

Paul Mitchell The School Honolulu $36,436

Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas $35,000

Paul Mitchell The School Fresno $34,001

Paul Mitchell The School Tulsa $32,196

Paul Mitchell The School Michigan $31,041

Paul Mitchell The School Chicago $30,025

Paul Mitchell The School Dallas $27,890

Paul Mitchell The School Charlotte $27,434

Paul Mitchell The School San Diego $26,697

Paul Mitchell The School East Bay $26,207

Paul Mitchell The School Sacramento $25,894

Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa $25,575

Paul Mitchell The School North Haven $25,050

Paul Mitchell The School Houston $24,761




Paul Mitchell Schools Raise $2.5 Million!

Glittering with gorgeous gowns and glamorous hairdos, the legendary Beverly Hilton, home of the Golden Globe Awards, rolled out the red carpet for the Paul Mitchell Schools’ 9th annual FUNraising Gala.

Hosted by Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and singer/performer Marie Osmond, with Paul Mitchell Co-owners John Paul DeJoria and Angus Mitchell, the Gala included a galaxy of superstars representing their charities.

On hand to celebrate the $2.5 million announcement were Betty White, Fran Drescher, Kristin Bauer, Kathy Buckley, and Grammy nominee Natasha Bedingfield.

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