Our Beauty Industry Mentors

From sharing a favorite technique to delivering the inside scoop on industry trends, Paul Mitchell's extensive network of beauty industry stars can inspire and guide you on your path to a dream career.

Scott Cole

An expert on the synergy of cut and color, Scott has won two North American Hairstyling Association awards. He is a Artistic Director for John Paul Mitchell Professional Hair color.

Diana Schmidtke

As a top male celebrity groomer, Diana styles A-list Hollywood stars for magazine photo shoots, films, and events like the Oscars,and frequently contributes men's style tips to magazines. Diana helped launch MITCH, Paul Mitchells men's line.

Stephanie Kocielski

Stephanie Kocielski's artistry, exuberance, expert skills and extensive experience make her one of the most sought-after platform artists in the world. She is Vice President of Education for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Craig the Barber

Craig's classic approach to straight razors and shears has earned him a loyal following of high-profile clients. He shares his grooming expertise on national television and style magazines, and on his blog, TheMensRoom.com


An industry icon, Takashihas traveled the globe as a platform artist, sharing his unique cutting style with other hairdressers. Today he is the Global Director of Motion and Film for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Lucie Doughty

Lucie balances her salon clients with editoriaI shoots, celebrity styling, and appearances as a platform artist. She has won many top industry awards as a color artist, stylist and educator, and is Editorial Director for Paul Mitchell.

Lydia Sarfati

One of the most successful women in the spa and salon industry, Lydia is CEO and Founder of Repechage, a seaweed based skincare company. She is an internationally recognized skincare expert, author and spa consultant.

Robert Cromeans

Robert's innovative artistry, business strategy, and charisma have made him legendary as a platform artist and stylist. He owns a highly successful salon group and is Global Artistic Director for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Debra Deitrich

A respected beauty expert and educator, Debra is Co-Founder of the makeup website musebeauty.pro and an Advanced Academy Educator for Paul Mitchell Schools...

Linda Yodice

A much sought-after expert in the field of color, Linda was named one of the top 75 educators of all time by Modern Salon Magazine. She is an Artistic Director for Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color.
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