Last night was the official Grand Opening of Paul Mitchell’s newest school located in the heart of downtown Schenectady. Those who attended the event will agree that the glamorous ribbon cutting ceremony made the city come alive for an exciting evening downtown.
Paul Mitchell has signed a fifteen year lease with the Galesi Group to occupy 20,000 square feet at 411 State Street. The project represents a nearly $2 million investment in Schenectady County.
Paul Mitchell’s campus will offer licensed programs in cosmetology and related fields. The school will employ almost 50 professionals within three years serving more than 200 students. In addition, the company plans to operate a retail store offering all of its products to the public.
After witnessing the revived “Electric City”, DeJoria explains, “what makes it work in Schenectady [is that] you have a community that is rebuilding itself. Most communities go through decay and disappear, this is being reborn again. What you have here is youth, you have excitement and you have a school that is the best hair cutting, hair coloring and business management school ever put together.”
The School owners Giulio Veglio and Dr. Giuseppe Veglio, the Paul Mitchell Staff and Future Professionals, lined up along State Street to welcome CEO John Paul DeJoria to the new school.
Click below to see video of the newly constructed space: