Makeovers That Matter (MTM) recently partnered with three Paul Mitchell Schools to help female veterans in Los Angeles. The new partnership with the Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and Costa Mesa Paul Mitchell Schools will provide 12 program participants per month with a free makeover including a cut, color, and style.
Graduates of the Makeovers That Matter Mindset program will visit the Paul Mitchell School in Sherman Oaks for a free makeover prior to their graduation ceremony, which takes place on September 19 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m at 7833 W. Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. The September graduation is hosted by Chase Bank, new dresses provided to graduates by Bibian Dresses, and event catering provided by Whole Foods.
“We are thrilled with all of our sponsors, and we’re grateful for the support of Paul Mitchell Schools to help provide more female veterans with makeovers. Our foundation and our programs are growing rapidly, and we continue to serve more and more female veterans in Los Angeles,” said Michael John Derricott, who founded Makeovers That Matter to help provide resources for struggling female veterans.
“Our Paul Mitchell Schools have long had a passion for our veterans and those who serve our country. If there is anything we can do to now serve them, we will be first in line,” said Winn Claybaugh, Dean and Cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools.
Much more than looks, Makeovers That Matter offers female veterans job readiness skills and training, makeovers, wardrobe consulting, and holistic education to prepare them for civilian life. The two-month program offers makeovers including hair, makeup, wardrobe, facials, massage; dietary and exercise education including nutritional plans, yoga, and meditation classes; and workforce readiness skills including drafting cover letters, building a resume, learning tips and strategies for job searches and career preparedness.
The Mindset program is completely volunteer-driven, with specialists and experts throughout the Los Angeles area providing time and expertise to help local female veterans. MTM’s goal is to arm female veterans with a body, mind, and spirit approach to their own empowerment, enabling them to flourish in the workplace, at home and in the community, with style.