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Beauty Industry Careers

What can you do with a Paul Mitchell Schools education? Much more than you may imagine. The beauty industry is a vast field—and it’s growing. With so much opportunity in cosmetology, barbering, nail design and esthetics, you can be confident that the perfect path is out there for you--and we can't wait to help you find it! Thanks to Paul Mitchell’s® consistent reputation for excellence and our NETWORK OF OVER 50,000 SALONS IN 81 COUNTRIES, we can offer our graduates a professional community and career opportunities unmatched by other beauty schools.

do you love sharing your skills and working with passionate people?

Paul Mitchell Schools

You can help to shape the future generation of stylists with a career in our schools.

Admissions Leader




Financial Aid Representative

Advanced Academy 

Are you great with people? do you enjoy helping them look and feel their best?

Salon & Spa

Working behind the chair as a stylist, barber, nail artist or skin therapist could be a great path for you. Got a good head for business? Salon management and ownership could be in your future.

Salon Professional: Hair/Skin/Nails

Salon Trainer

Salon Coordinator

Salon Manager

Salon Owner

Do you love working as part of a team of creative people?


From TV, film and live shows to magazines, advertising and fashion, the entertainment industry needs skilled professionals who can collaborate with others to realize a greater artistic vision.



Media: Film, Television, Celebrity

Fashion: Photo Shoots, Runway

Cruise Ships

Do You Want To Be Part of the paul mitchell brand?

John Paul Mitchell Systems

From testing new products to wowing hair show audiences to marketing and sales, JPMS has a ton of great professional opportunities.


R&D/Product Testing


Artistic Teams


Regional Director

Regional Color Director

Business Development Coordinator

Are you a natural salesperson?

Sales and Distribution

Share your passion for Paul Mitchell Products and help salons grow their business.

Sales Manager

Customer Service

Distributor Store Sales

Distributor Sales Consultant

Education Manager

Distribution Center


How to find a career in the beauty industry

When you succeed, we succeed. That's why career planning starts as soon as your education does. So whether you want to own your own salon, or work as a beauty professional in fashion, film, or television, we can help you make your dream a reality.

1 // Guidance

Periodic one-on-one counseling from a mentor who will help you set goals and stay on track.

2 // Professional Development Classes

A series of courses covering resume building, creating a portfolio, practicing for interviews, and visits to local salons. An essential part of our curriculum, Professional Development classes set you up to ace your job interviews and get a head start on your career.

3 // Career Fairs

Where Future Professionals, local salons, and other industry professionals meet. Students can show their work and market themselves to prospective employers, while salons get to share what they're all about.

4 // Guest Artists

Local salon owners and beauty industry professionals like to come in to meet our students. They may demo a favorite haircut or color technique, or share their experiences working in the profession. It's one of the networking perks that makes us stand out from the rest!

5 // Our Beauty School Graduates

We keep in touch with our former students and stay up-to-date about where they are in their career. That way, when we have a student who wants to work in a particular salon or particular area of the industry, we can connect them with someone who's already there. Our alumni are one of our greatest resources—for everything from advice to job opportunities.


Brennan's Career tips

Brennan Claybaugh is Director of Education for Paul Mitchell Schools and Advanced Academy. Here's some of his favorite career advice for Future Professionals.

  • Do as much as you can and try everything—haircutting, hair coloring, up-styling, makeup, nail artistry, barbering, photo shoots, fashion shows, theatre and more.

  • Discover what motivates you. Is it being with people?  Is it making people look good and feel good? Is it learning the "how" and the "why" of everything?  Identify your motivation—and use it to be your best.

  • Combine your passions. Beauty and teaching. Color and creativity. Style and showmanship. Haircutting and technology.
  • Presentation is everything, and that presentation begins with you.  Your actions, words and look promote you.

  • For clean hair, follow these instructions: lather, rinse repeat. For a long and successful career, follow these instructions: study, practice, repeat. Repetitions is the mother of all skill. Learning takes action and what you learn and accomplish is your responsibility.
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