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Capering and Catering to Educationby Estetica on 3/15/2011
Fran Drescher, Donny and Marie Osmond, and motivational speaker Kathy Buckley certainly succeeded in motivating the more than 2,300 students who earned the trip and more than $2.8 million in specially packaged Paul Mitchell products to participate in this extraordinary educational event held on February 9-10 at Caesar's palace in Las Vegas.
The "Future Professionals" eagerly thronged into the hall to take full advantage of the inspirational presentations made by leaders both in the beauty industry, but not only.
Paul Mitchell Cofounder and Chairman John Paul DeJoria, Co-owner Angus Mitchell, Global Artistic Director Robert Cromeans, and Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh welcomed everyone by asking "What Inspires You?" - the theme of the stage performances featuring choreography, modeling, fashion, anad makeup. But it wasn't only about inspiration - there was also a practical message. Linda Yodice, Artistic Director for Paul Mitchell Color, shared a timely message for today's youth about increasing business by understanding two key factors about your guests - time and money! A simple message that is often overlooked.
Celebrity guests Donny and Marie Osmond were joined by members of their Las Vegas show to entertain and thank Future Professionals for supporting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through the Paul Mitchell Schools 2010 and 2011 FUNraising campaign.
The Nanny star, Fran Drescher, also made a surprise visit to extend her thanks for support of her Cancer Schmancer Foundation. Then Kathy Buckley, America's first hearing impaired comedian and founder of No Limits, shared her inspiring life story and reminded the audience that who you are is really up to you.
Asked what was the best thing that happened to her at Caper, one Future Professional said, "It felt like we were the celebrities. They're teaching us to be the stars!"