Marie Osmond and Magic Johnson Praise
Las Vegas Sun
by Robin Leach
March 27, 2012
The Paul Mitchell name is hailed as a leader in the hair-care industry, and many hairstylists began their careers at the 27th annual educational extravaganza Caper held here in Las Vegas. Paul Mitchell co-owners John Paul DeJoria and Angus Mitchell are Las Vegas regulars, and the company’s artistic director, Robert Cromeans, runs the Paul Mitchell Schools and three salons, one of them at Mandalay Bay.
Magic Johnson, Marie Osmond, Tabatha Coffey and Kathy Buckley were guests at the Caesars Palace meeting attended by 2,500, and I had the privilege of reading Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s proclamation of Paul Mitchell Day.
“We come to Las Vegas every year for this, and it’s always a great visit from start to finish. It all goes smooth as clockwork with the professionals doing hair, makeup, modeling, cutting, color and fashion presentations,” Angus said.
Angus told me he’s keeping his late father’s dream alive: “I was 17 turning 18 when I lost him, but I am humbled and think he would be proud of what I am doing. He started the hair schools in the ’70s, and we now have 110 coast to coast, with the flagship here in Las Vegas. We have just opened in Eastern Europe, London and other European capitals and head to Australia, South Africa and Moscow. We are on track with his vision, but I never would have dreamed it would get this big.”
Magic and Marie thanked Paul Mitchell Schools for its annual FUNraising Campaign, which has donated more than $6 million to charity. Marie introduced several children who are alive today because of life-saving treatments at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. She told the hair-care pros, “You go out and you change people’s lives.”
Angus, who has opened his own Beverly Hills salon, summed up: “It’s the first of many eventually, and I only hire staff from our school students. It has worked, and we’ve already discussed a future salon for Las Vegas. We are building a family and the continued growth and leadership of the company.”