Beauty News: Stephanie Kocielski Named Paul Mitchell VP OF Education and Shows

Stephanie Kocielski's artistry, exuberance, expert skills, and extensive experience make her one of the most sought-after platform artists worldwide. A few moments in one of her classes and audiences quickly understand why; Stephanie believes passionately and unabashedly in her award-winning art and loves to share this passion with others.

From beauty school to present day, Stephanie's vision has always been to make people feel great, because she had that experience with Mr. Paul Mitchell himself. Stephanie got her start with John Paul Mitchell Systems at a hair show when The Conditioner and Hair Sculpting Lotion literally fell at her feet. She asked herself, "Where could these products take me?" Since then, she has fully embraced the Paul Mitchell culture, from humble beginnings in beauty school to working behind the chair at A Robert Cromeans Salon, traveling the world as a platform artist, and serving in her current position as Vice President of Education for John Paul Mitchell Systems. She is committed to making hairdressers successful. Stephanie's motto is, "Bring your talent to work, but don't forget your RESPONSIBILITY."

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, these 20-year friends talk about the importance of hanging with the right folks, the value of hard work, and taking risks, all to create a lifelong career. Check out the full interview at

[Image courtesy of Paul Mitchell Systems]

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