Each year since the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001, Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools across America have held some type of event in remembrance of the precious lives lost that day. Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of the nationwide network, says, “The lesson we all learned from 9/11 was unity, and each year our Paul Mitchell Schools unite to show our appreciation, patriotism, and gratitude by planning something special in every school.” Some schools host fundraising events for local police, firefighters, their widows and orphans funds, and even for rescue dogs. Other schools invite police, firefighters, military, and first responders to stop by for free services or other special events. Every school holds a special in-school tribute or memorial that day, with students and staff sharing stories of how the events of September 11 helped them improve their lives or become closer to their families. In addition, on a national level, Paul Mitchell Schools have partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation since 2012 to support and thank our nation’s most severely wounded warriors while supporting active duty service members, veterans, first responders, and the children and families of our fallen. To date, through their annual FUNraising campaign, Paul Mitchell Schools have donated $410,000 to support the services provided by the Gary Sinise Foundation, which include building custom-designed “smart homes” for individuals like Taylor Morris,who became a quadruple amputee while serving with the navy in Afghanistan. In honor of the 13th anniversary of that fateful day, and the 2-year anniversary of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Paul Mitchell the School Miami will host a Hair Cutting Week on September 7th – 13th, at 8905 Dadeland Blvd Miami, FL 33156, to benefit Police Officer Assistance Trust. Hair Cutting Week:
- What will you include: Haircuts for all rescue workers, firefighters, police, veterans, and military personnel
- Who will perform the services: Future Professionals
- Cost: Free (donations will go towards the Police Officer Assistance Trust Organization)
For more information, contact Paul Mitchell the School Miami, 305-487-9997 About Paul Mitchell Schools 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. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $13.3 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes. Established over 30 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 education by storm! Visit www.paulmitchell.edu to learn more.