The WireMarch 1, 2008 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Paul Mitchell The School Opens in Santa Barbara
John Paul Mitchell Systems CEO and cofounder John Paul DeJoria, Dean of Paul Mitchell The School Winn Claybaugh and Santa Barbara, CA, Mayor Marty Blum were all on hand to celebrate the opening of the newest Paul Mitchell The School in Santa Barbara, CA, and welcome its class of Future Professionals.
From Top: George Morales, Winn Claybaugh, Dianne Ingram, Mayor Marty Blum, Brennan Claybaugh, Angus Mitchell and John Paul DeJoria participate in the ribbon-cutting at the opening of Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara; the staff from Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara; Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara owners George Morales, Lori Noble, Chris Claybaugh, Denny Claybaugh, Angus Mitchell, Dianne Ingram, John Paul DeJoria, Winn Claybaugh and Brennan Claybaugh.
Situated on Anacapa Street in the seaside enclave, the new state-of-the-art facility is part of the Paul Mitchell The School corporate school program, which supports a group of schools that have joined together to promote learning, networking, collaboration and development. The owners of Paul Mitchell The School Santa Barbara have prepared and trained for the alliance for more than a year. They will work and educate exclusively with John Paul Mitchell Systems products, and instructors and students will follow an aggressive ongoing educational and cultural development program to mirror that of Paul Mitchell The School in Costa Mesa, CA, among others.
Commenting on the latest addition, Claybaugh said, "Santa Barbara is such a beautiful place. The strength of the hairdressing community there is so strong that we always knew we would one day open one of our schools there. A night of pouring rain could not put a damper on our beautiful grand opening. The packed house that night, filled with salons, the mayor and the business community, all added up to the perfect launch for a Paul Mitchell School that I know will make a huge difference." —KELLEY DONAHUE
Scruples Hosts 25th Integrity Celebration
Scruples Professional Salon Products hosted more than 300 beauty industry professionals from around the world at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for its 25th anniversary Integrity Celebration, where the company acknowledged distributors who have been with them for all 25 years with Service Award plaques. Scruples also unveiled its latest products in a spectacular hair show.
With 40 years of combined experience in the field and a year spent on research and development, Frank Liguori and Jack Storey launched the Scruples brand in 1983 based on integrity and commitment to the industry. What began as a venture between two friends with only five products has since become a major contender in the multimillion-dollar beauty business. Today the company sells millions of products to salons worldwide, and A-listers like Debra Messing and Jennifer Garner use their products.
CLOCKWISE, from top: CEO Frank Liguori, Sr., and President Jack Storey honor distributors for 25 Years of Integrity; Storey and Liguori, Sr., reflecting on 25 years of Scruples; Scruples launches True Integrity Opalescent Colour Crème with the models sporting the new colors; the Integrity Celebration show finale.