“I graduated from college in 2001 with a degree in business management, an ambitious young man ready to take on the corporate world as one is supposed to as "The All American boy" is supposed to do! However, the corporate world did nothing for me. I wanted to help people, not "work for the man", as they say. I had worked part time in salons in the past and found myself completely fascinated by everything in the industry.
I had considered going to hair school, but didn't think I could do it. In short, I doubted myself for too many years. I decided that I would never know unless I tried, so I quit my job and started working part time to start Mitchell's Academy that Fall. I can't say it was easy, but the things in life that are the most valuable are worth working for. My experience at Mitchell's truly changed my life. It gave me direction, happiness, and self worth. Upon graduation, I started my career. I feel like my daily routine isn't work but more like hanging out with friends. I'm the Artistic Director for two area salons in the triangle where I'm responsible for all the technical direction of the stylists. I've done the cover for Cary Magazine, a fashion show for Ed Hardy, and a number of other fashion shows across the state meeting some of the most talented people in the industry. I've also returned to Mitchell's to teach advance color classes in my free time. If I could say anything to someone considering a change I would say, "excuses are always available while opportunity is not". Take the plunge and join a family of creative, fun and exciting people at Mitchell’s Academy!"