Paul Mitchell Schools Announce Third Annual Free Hugs Day

A nationwide network of 16,500 Paul Mitchell School Future Professionals will participate in the company’s third annual Free Hugs Day in September. Inspired by the Sick Puppies YouTube music video about Juan Mann’s Free Hugs campaign, Paul Mitchell Schools are holding their own Free Hugs Day, reaching out to their local communities.

“As members of the beauty industry, we’re in the business of helping people look beautiful,” said Paul Mitchell Schools' Dean and co-founder Winn Claybaugh. “More important, it’s part of our ‘be nice’ culture to help people feel beautiful. Our Free Hugs campaign is just one of the many ways our Future Professionals show their passion and compassion in their local communities.”

Future Professionals from the network’s 100 schools will be joined by Paul Mitchell artists, educators and top executives and together will head for popular spots to offer hugs. Events for day and night school students will occur simultaneously in every time zone throughout the country.

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—Kristen Heinzinger

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