Franchising Today - Summer 2016 - 42
PAUL MITCHELL SCHOOLS
Paul Mitchell's annual "FUNraising"
campaign has raised more than $15.2
million to date for a number of groups.
ing the fundamentals of cosmetology
to create successful professionals.
She says the key to Paul Mitchell
Schools' success has been and continues to be the strong culture of collaboration and teamwork that it fosters
in its students as well as the strength
of its actual training. With its focus
squarely on creating highly successful
and skilled beauty professionals, Paul
Mitchell Schools anticipates more
growth in the future.
Stroman says Paul Mitchell Schools
was founded on the principle that
Paul Mitchell Schools strives to create
a culture of teamwork and cooperation
through its courses.
there's more to being a successful
beauty professional than simply
passing the certification process, and
that professionals all need to rely on
each other to satisfy their customers
at a salon. That's why Paul Mitchell
Schools concentrates on cultivating a
culture based on teamwork and cooperation through its courses. "You can
be nice, you can work as a team, and
with that idea of being nice you can be
successful," Stroman says.
The company also cultivates that
atmosphere of cooperation and community through various fundraising
efforts for charities, and Stroman
says that's a value the schools strive
to instill in their students to take with
them when they open their own salons. To date, the company's annual
"FUNraising" campaign has raised
more than $15.2 million for a variety of
charitable organizations within and
outside of the beauty industry. The
campaign also supports local charities
selected by the schools in their own
communities. The students learn the
value of giving back on a worldwide
scale and they see the results in their
own hometowns. "It's something that
has definitely set us apart, that it's important to be a productive member of
your community," she says.
Paul Mitchell Schools is unique
among franchises because unlike
many other types of franchises the
company has two distinct customer
bases. The first type of customer is
the student base, who may be with
Paul Mitchell Schools for a few weeks
or a few years, depending on the level
of training they receive.
The other type of customer is the
guest who comes to a Paul Mitchell
Schools location to receive beauty services. As part of the hands-on