COSTA MESA — Commemorating 10 years of training beauty professionals, Paul Mitchell The School has traded up for bigger digs and moved to a newly renovated shopping center near Harbor Boulevard and the San Diego (405) Freeway.
The new 14,700-square-foot facility, located on Hyland Avenue, will allow the school to add more classrooms than it previously had at its former location on Adams Avenue near Harbor Boulevard. For a decade, students dressed in the school's "uniform" black clothing have been a familiar site on and around Adams.
"It was just time to for us to grow and time to refresh," Director Cynthia Butler said of the cosmetology school that opened in 2000, becoming Paul Mitchell's first in the nation. "It was a wonderful opportunity with the new center. The new school is just beautiful, and the whole center is growing."
The school hosted an official ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday.
Already, Paul Mitchell has almost 300 students, known as "future beauty professionals," enrolled in day or night programs.