Press Release:

Grand Rapids, MI— Paul Mitchell Schools proudly announce the opening of their newest school, Paul Mitchell The School Grand Rapids, located in Grand Rapids. The school owners, along with Paul Mitchell Cofounder and CEO John Paul DeJoria and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools Winn Claybaugh, will host the grand opening festivities on November 14.

The 9,300 square-foot building was designed to train up to 140 students at a time. Like all Paul Mitchell Schools, the Grand Rapids location will guide students through the program’s three levels—CORE, ADAPTIVE, and CREATIVE—by Learning Leaders, training and learning skills as they move through each stage.

“I’m so excited to welcome Paul Mitchell The School Grand Rapids to the Paul Mitchell family,” Winn Claybaugh said. “Like every school in our network, this school’s owners and staff share our common mission of doing so much more than merely producing beauty school graduates. We’re out to change the industry by making better human beings.”

"After fifty years of being in the professional beauty industry, we owe everything we have to the amazing people in it. It's an honor to offer an opportunity for individuals to join this incredible industry," the Maly family said.

Staff members at Paul Mitchell Schools believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Each school is a learning community that provides future professionals with the opportunities to develop essential skills while exploring their talents, passion, and creativity.

Paul Mitchell Schools are also committed to making a difference in the world. Through their annual three-month fundraising campaign, Paul Mitchell future professionals and staff members across the country have raised and donated over $15.2 million to charitable organizations in the last 12 years. They’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity; fed thousands of African orphans; and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, hurricanes, abuse, and hundreds of other causes. They’ve also formed student-run “Go Green Teams” to find ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in their schools, and “Be Nice (Or Else!) Teams”, to support their fellow students and local communities through a variety of programs and outreach activities. In addition, a portion of the cost of every student technical kit is donated to the American Forest Global ReLeaf Program to help replace America's trees. For more information about Paul Mitchell The School Grand Rapids, visit

At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist in every student and prepare them to succeed in both their chosen careers and their lives as globally aware and community-conscious contributors.

Established over 35 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Now, with the arrival of Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology and barbering education by storm! Visit to learn more.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt, who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at Financial aid is available to those who qualify.