Trish Mitchell

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Trish Mitchell is a hairstylist who loves to help her clients feel good about themselves. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, and two children, Gavin and Sadie, and admits that her family is her proudest personal accomplishment.

  photo by molly minter

photo by molly minter

Trish Mitchell enjoys mentoring young girls who often just need a boost of confidence to truly see how beautiful they really are. She enjoys volunteering with the middle school youth program at the Hangout at Heritage Church, and she also leads a small group for sixth and seventh grade girls at Heritage. She is a troop leader for Girl Scout Troop 2061, spent seven years coaching for Texarkana Soccer Association and Upward soccer, and volunteers during Laces of Grace events.

In her spare time, Trish enjoys reading and camping with either her family or the Girl Scouts. “I’m a Mama Bear to all of my kids (not just biological). I’m loud and talkative, a good listener who loves to go on adventures, but I hate change. So basically, I’m just a big ole annoying contradiction,” she jokes.

While growing up, Trish’s biggest influences were her parents who taught her about the importance of family. Now, she admits that her husband, Jason, is her biggest influence because “he always puts others ahead of himself. I also love all of the amazing kids that I get to hang out with because they remind me how cool teenagers and pre-teens really are.”

If offering a piece of personal advice to young women today, Trish would say, “You are beautiful and perfect just as you are. You are the daughters of God Almighty, and nothing compares to that. Make good choices now, because they will follow you around. If you make a bad choice, shake it off, and choose differently next time.” 

 

The way JENEE' CLAYTON sees her ...

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Trish Mitchell is a hair magician! She has spent many years turning my hair from drab to fab ... that alone makes her a rock star in my book! But there’s so much more that makes her stand out in our community.

Trish and her husband, Jason, put so much effort into making fun memories for their children; just ask her what her creative sleeve holds!

Trish volunteers for Girl Scouts, is a soccer mom, girl’s small group youth leader, Heritage Church youth group volunteer, and the list goes on. She even volunteers for those jobs like youth “lock in” (staying up all night with teenagers) or Girl Scout camping trips (all-nighters in a tent with giggly girls).

Let’s just say she rarely says NO when asked to volunteer!

Trish also meets clients as early as 5 a.m. and stays past dark to accommodate their hair needs. I know firsthand. She and her husband have experienced the unimaginable loss of a child, yet their faith in God never wavered. They stood strong together, knowing that God was in control.

I have always admired Trish. She might be a feisty redhead, but always very thoughtful and always has a smile on her face. Her laugh is contagious! 

 

FUN FACTS

What did you imagine yourself being when you were growing up?
“A race car driver and a hairstylist.”

What is the last gift you gave someone? “My family and I gave my sister, Jamee, a tent for her birthday.”

What is your favorite meal that you order regularly at a local establishment?
“I tend to eat lots of different things at the restaurants I love, but I just discovered the buffalo chicken dip served with veggies at Hopkins Icehouse and crave it all the time now.”

If there was a movie produced about your life, which actress would portray you?
“I’d like to choose someone really funny like Reese Witherspoon, Tina Fey, or Melissa McCarthy.” 

What is something unique about you that most people would not know?
“I’m such an open book, no one could really think of anything people don’t know about me, but my high school friends still talk about my ability to eat a bowl of cereal while driving a stick shift and putting on mascara.”

If you could trade places with any person for a week, famous or not, living or dead, real or fictional, with whom would it be?
“An A-list actress, because I think I would have fun playing different characters.”

If you could travel to space, and it was free, would you go?
“Absolutely! I’ve known I was meant for outer space since I saw the movie Space Camp as a kid.”

What music do you listen to in your vehicle? “Anything but country, but mostly Air1, and ’80s/’90s rock, rap, or hip hop.” 

 
  Gavin, Trish, Jason and Sadie a couple of years ago at Bringle Lake. (Photo by Erin Walker Photography) 

Gavin, Trish, Jason and Sadie a couple of years ago at Bringle Lake. (Photo by Erin Walker Photography)