Cutting Team

Cutting Team

Members of the Advanced Academy Cutting Team train and certify Paul Mitchell Schools' Learning Leaders in our cutting system. They also lead the Advanced Academy cutting classes, including 3-Day Contemporary Cutting Foundations3-Day Accelerated Cutting Evolution,3-Day Men's Haircutting, and 5-Day Contemporary Cutting Foundations and Accelerated Cutting Evolution.
 

Mike Helm
Advanced Academy Cutting Education Leader

Mike Helm is a successful Learning Leader, Master Educator, and Advanced Academy Cutting Education Leader who loves to share his expertise. He is a partner in Paul Mitchell The School - Phoenix, teaches advanced courses, and has helped to create and develop many school programs. Mike's work can be seen in numerous trade magazines, including the cover of Hair Color and Design. He is president of the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and has completed several 545-mile AIDS/LifeCycle rides.

Jason Reyes

As a Paul Mitchell platform artist, Advanced Academy Cutting Team member, cutting specialist for Paul Mitchell Schools, and business owner, Jason Reyes travels nationally and internationally doing hair shows and training/inspiring current and future salon professionals. Fully fluent in English and Spanish, he is a featured artist on the Paul Mitchell Cutting System DVD. With over 17 years experience in men's hair cutting, Jason was instrumental in helping to develop the Paul Mitchell Schools' barbering curriculum.

Kent Skinner

Level 4 Cutting and Color Specialist, National Educator, and Senior Associate Kent Skinner brings information, humor, and artistry to hairdressing education. A musician and performance artist with a degree in studio art, Kent has worked with renowned artists including Robert Cromeans and Stephanie Kocielski. He has performed for several years at a Dallas children's burn hospital invitational benefit and he volunteered at the Paul Mitchell Schools' Habitat for Humanity build in Louisiana.

Christian Gaytan

A graduate and former Learning Leader at Trendsetters College of Cosmetology (now Paul Mitchell The School Bradley), Christian Gaytan pursued his dream of moving to the city when he joined Paul Mitchell The School Chicago. He has held every education position in the school, including his current role as Lead Cutting Specialist. He works part-time at the Hair Loft Ltd. and represents John Paul Mitchell Systems as a National Educator. "I educate because I want to help people realize their potential the same way I was helped to realize my own," Christian says.

Casandra Cutter

A former art school student, Casandra Cutter chose to change her medium and join the beauty industry in 2005. While attending Paul Mitchell The School Dallas, she earned a Beacon award and had the opportunity to work with her mentor, Stephanie Kocielski, Paul Mitchell"s vice president of education. These life-changing experiences led Casandra to discover her ultimate calling in education. She joined the team of Paul Mitchell The School San Antonio in 2008, where she serves as Education Leader and Lead Cutting Specialist. An artist at heart, Casandra strives to bring her passion for her craft into every teaching opportunity, inspiring those around her to discover their own creative potential.

Skyler Marsh

Skyler Marsh graduated from the System, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (now Paul Mitchell The School Springfield) in 2007. As a stylist at Paul Mitchell platform artist Valeria Boss Salon in Springfield, Missouri, Skyler quickly developed a passion for education in everything related to hair. He served as the System’s Core Learning Leader (2007–2009) and now works as the Education Leader and Cutting Specialist at Paul Mitchell The School Wichita. As a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, he has worked at three Paul Mitchell Gathering events and his work has been featured in Splurge magazine. Skyler’s unique approach to teaching and his tireless work ethic have made him a sought-after educator. His educational philosophy is based on the words of Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” 

Clinton Norris

After graduating from Paul Mitchell The School San Diego in 2007, Clinton Norris immediately entered the Rising Star program at A Robert Cromeans Salon in downtown San Diego. He soon discovered a passion for education and joined Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa and then Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks, where he served as clinic floor leader. He returned to Paul Mitchell The School San Diego, where he leads the cutting team while also consulting for Influence Salon (a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon). As an Advanced Academy educator, Clinton shows his audiences how to customize shape, form, and functionality to create the ideal look.

Sarah Kobeski

Energetic, passionate, and inspiring, Sarah Kobeski is a true Paul Mitchell enthusiast and a believer in hairdressers everywhere. Sarah joined the beauty industry in 2004 as a front desk coordinator and salon manager before attending Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes and Paul Mitchell The School Michigan. After her 2007 graduation, she gained additional salon experience and currently serves as a National Color Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems and as the Education Leader and Cutting Specialist for Paul Mitchell The School Michigan. Her platform work includes the ISSE Long Beach show for the Professional Beauty Association as well as numerous hair shows for Paul Mitchell. As the 2011 and 2013 hairstylist for professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria, Sarah’s work has been featured in Dragster magazine and other worldwide publications and promotional materials.

Cutting Team

Cutting Team

Members of the Advanced Academy Cutting Team train and certify Paul Mitchell Schools' Learning Leaders in our cutting system. They also lead the Advanced Academy cutting classes, including 3-Day Contemporary Cutting Foundations3-Day Accelerated Cutting Evolution,3-Day Men's Haircutting, and 5-Day Contemporary Cutting Foundations and Accelerated Cutting Evolution.
 

Mike Helm
Advanced Academy Cutting Education Leader

Mike Helm is a successful Learning Leader, Master Educator, and Advanced Academy Cutting Education Leader who loves to share his expertise. He is a partner in Paul Mitchell The School - Phoenix, teaches advanced courses, and has helped to create and develop many school programs. Mike's work can be seen in numerous trade magazines, including the cover of Hair Color and Design. He is president of the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and has completed several 545-mile AIDS/LifeCycle rides.

Jason Reyes

As a Paul Mitchell platform artist, Advanced Academy Cutting Team member, cutting specialist for Paul Mitchell Schools, and business owner, Jason Reyes travels nationally and internationally doing hair shows and training/inspiring current and future salon professionals. Fully fluent in English and Spanish, he is a featured artist on the Paul Mitchell Cutting System DVD. With over 17 years experience in men's hair cutting, Jason was instrumental in helping to develop the Paul Mitchell Schools' barbering curriculum.

Kent Skinner

Level 4 Cutting and Color Specialist, National Educator, and Senior Associate Kent Skinner brings information, humor, and artistry to hairdressing education. A musician and performance artist with a degree in studio art, Kent has worked with renowned artists including Robert Cromeans and Stephanie Kocielski. He has performed for several years at a Dallas children's burn hospital invitational benefit and he volunteered at the Paul Mitchell Schools' Habitat for Humanity build in Louisiana.

Christian Gaytan

A graduate and former Learning Leader at Trendsetters College of Cosmetology (now Paul Mitchell The School Bradley), Christian Gaytan pursued his dream of moving to the city when he joined Paul Mitchell The School Chicago. He has held every education position in the school, including his current role as Lead Cutting Specialist. He works part-time at the Hair Loft Ltd. and represents John Paul Mitchell Systems as a National Educator. "I educate because I want to help people realize their potential the same way I was helped to realize my own," Christian says.

Casandra Cutter

A former art school student, Casandra Cutter chose to change her medium and join the beauty industry in 2005. While attending Paul Mitchell The School Dallas, she earned a Beacon award and had the opportunity to work with her mentor, Stephanie Kocielski, Paul Mitchell"s vice president of education. These life-changing experiences led Casandra to discover her ultimate calling in education. She joined the team of Paul Mitchell The School San Antonio in 2008, where she serves as Education Leader and Lead Cutting Specialist. An artist at heart, Casandra strives to bring her passion for her craft into every teaching opportunity, inspiring those around her to discover their own creative potential.

Skyler Marsh

Skyler Marsh graduated from the System, A Paul Mitchell Partner School (now Paul Mitchell The School Springfield) in 2007. As a stylist at Paul Mitchell platform artist Valeria Boss Salon in Springfield, Missouri, Skyler quickly developed a passion for education in everything related to hair. He served as the System’s Core Learning Leader (2007–2009) and now works as the Education Leader and Cutting Specialist at Paul Mitchell The School Wichita. As a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, he has worked at three Paul Mitchell Gathering events and his work has been featured in Splurge magazine. Skyler’s unique approach to teaching and his tireless work ethic have made him a sought-after educator. His educational philosophy is based on the words of Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I may remember. Involve me and I learn.” 

Clinton Norris

After graduating from Paul Mitchell The School San Diego in 2007, Clinton Norris immediately entered the Rising Star program at A Robert Cromeans Salon in downtown San Diego. He soon discovered a passion for education and joined Paul Mitchell The School Costa Mesa and then Paul Mitchell The School Sherman Oaks, where he served as clinic floor leader. He returned to Paul Mitchell The School San Diego, where he leads the cutting team while also consulting for Influence Salon (a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon). As an Advanced Academy educator, Clinton shows his audiences how to customize shape, form, and functionality to create the ideal look.

Sarah Kobeski

Energetic, passionate, and inspiring, Sarah Kobeski is a true Paul Mitchell enthusiast and a believer in hairdressers everywhere. Sarah joined the beauty industry in 2004 as a front desk coordinator and salon manager before attending Paul Mitchell The School Great Lakes and Paul Mitchell The School Michigan. After her 2007 graduation, she gained additional salon experience and currently serves as a National Color Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems and as the Education Leader and Cutting Specialist for Paul Mitchell The School Michigan. Her platform work includes the ISSE Long Beach show for the Professional Beauty Association as well as numerous hair shows for Paul Mitchell. As the 2011 and 2013 hairstylist for professional drag racer Alexis DeJoria, Sarah’s work has been featured in Dragster magazine and other worldwide publications and promotional materials.