Beauty School Raises Millions for Charity

A famous beauty school is back in the news this month. Along with a special Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day, Paul Mitchell Schools is said to have raised more than $2 million for charity according to Modern Salon’s Lauren Salapatek. This is the ninth year that the beauty school giant has hosted a fundraising gala.

(Modern Salon) Glittering with gorgeous gowns and glamorous hairdos, the legendary Beverly Hilton, home of the Golden Globe Awards, rolled out the red carpet for the Paul Mitchell Schools’ 9th annual FUNraising Gala. Each year, students and staff from the nationwide network’s 100 cosmetology schools spend three months raising money for selected charities. Raising $5-10 at a time with grassroots activities like cut-a-thons, hair shows, car washes, and casual days, the schools topped the $2.5 million mark this year, bringing their nine-year total to more than $8.5 million.

Hosted by Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh and singer/performer Marie Osmond, with Paul Mitchell Co-owners John Paul DeJoria and Angus Mitchell, the Gala included a galaxy of superstars representing their charities.

Along with the schools’ nonprofit Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, this year’s partners included Betty White (Morris Animal Foundation), Marie Osmond (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals), The Nanny and Happily Divorced star Fran Drescher (Cancer Schmancer), comedian and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley (No Limits), actress Kristin Bauer (Best Friends Animal Society), and Paul Mitchell Chairman and Cofounder John Paul DeJoria (Food 4 Africa). The Gary Sinise Foundation and Magic Johnson Foundation were also selected, with Gary Sinise recording a special video for the schools, and Magic Johnson paying a surprise visit to the schools’ two-day Las Vegas Caper event in February, where he thanked the audience of 2,500 students for their support. Even rapper and recording artist Snoop…

Read More: Paul Mitchell Schools Raise $2.5 Million for Charity (Modern Salon) 

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