After three months and literally thousands of hair shows, casual days, cut-a-thons, and “FUNraisers,” more than 13,000 cosmetology students from 110 Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $2.1 million for 11 selected charities, bringing their 11-year total to more than $13.3 million in 2014.

This year Paul Mitchell Schools have generously included The Thirst Project in their selected charities. 


The Thirst Project is the world’s leading youth water activism organization. In just six years, The Thirst Project has mobilized more than 300,000 students and young people who have raised over $8 million, 100% of which has been used to build freshwater wells in 12 countries, giving more than 260,000 people safe, clean water. To learn more about The Thirst Project, visit

“My father, Vidal Sassoon, committed himself to not only enhancing his clients’ lives but also supporting his fellow hairstylist community. He believed that as a whole we can produce change. Students at Paul Mitchell Schools create more money and awareness than all other schools combined. This is what makes Paul Mitchell Schools in a category all their own.”

– Eden Sassoon, The Thirst Project


Click here to listen to the Eden Sassoon and Seth Maxwell MASTERS interview.


How to Connect Locally with The Thirst Project:

School Tours are the Thirst Project’s biggest local program, bringing live, on-campus, assembly-style events to students all over the United States. Is YOUR  Paul Mitchell school a stop on the Tour? To make it happen, email [email protected] to put in a request and learn how to bring The Thirst Project to your town today.