NSIDE is a bi-monthly publication focusing on the business and medical industries in the San Antonio/Austin area. Encouraging growth and inspiring success, NSIDE provides editorial content and success stories drawing from local professionals who have reached their goals and make meaningful contributions to our community. NSIDE goes beyond their magazine by holding luncheons and mixers to promote industry networking and the development of new business and an enriched community.
This months networking mixer will honor John Paul DeJoria of John Paul Mitchell hair care. This self made billionaire businessman has quite possibly one of the most beautiful and inspiring success stories imaginable. John grew up in a rocky environment, struggling with the obstacles of an urban Los Angeles adolescence. As a young man he was involved in street gangs and at one point he was even homeless. Story has it, a high school teacher told him he would “never, ever succeed at anything at life”, a statement that would change his life, his future, and his aspirations forever. After graduating high school and serving two years in the Navy, John began floating from job to job until getting involved in the hair care industry. With nothing but a $700 loan he and business partner/hair stylist Paul Mitchell created John Paul Mitchell Systems – a company which grosses an excess of one billion dollars annually. As previously mentioned, the former homeless man is now worth four billion dollars. His work doesn’t stop with his hair care line, either – John also co-founded Patron Spirits and the House of Blues nightclub chain, among various other business endeavors.
The NSIDE Austin May Networking Mixer is being held at Aloft Hotel in the Domain on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm. $10 at the door; complimentary appetizers will be served and drink specials will be offered. Another perk: free parking! Don’t miss this chance to mingle with like-minded professionals and help to promote business growth, creativity, knowledge, and success to better our community and business industry.