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At Paul Mitchell The School Birmingham, we prepare our students—or as we call them, Future Professionals—for successful careers in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists. Students are guided through our program's three levels—CORE, ADAPTIVE, and CREATIVE—by expert, dedicated Learning Leaders, taking on more advanced hair techniques, real-world skills, and independence as they move through each stage of the cosmetology program.

Level 1 Core

CORE is a foundation course in hair cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails, and an introduction to our Paul Mitchell Schools culture. Future Professionals learn cosmetology fundamentals in theory, and then practice them hands-on in the safe environment of the classroom. You'll work on mannequin heads and receive close, personal attention from a Learning Leader who will guide you every step of the way.

Level 2 Adaptive

During the ADAPTIVE phase, the learning continues in the classroom and on the clinic floor classroom, where Future Professionals practice and perfect the fundamental skills learned in Core. Adaptive-level students work on live models in a salon-like environment with the oversight and support of their Learning Leaders. You will work with professional products and learn how to conduct client consultations and create extraordinary guest-service experiences.

Level 3 Creative

Future Professionals expand their skills and are introduced to more advanced and creative techniques during the CREATIVE phase. At the Creative level, students prepare to become salon-ready by working more independently at a pace and in conditions that are similar to those in a salon. You will also develop your speed, build a resume and portfolio, and prepare to pass the cosmetology state board exam.

Phase Two

PHASE TWO clinic classroom is an optional course of intensive study within the Cosmetology program for those Future Professionals who want to be challenged to their highest level of performance. Phase Two students receive advanced training and work in conditions that mimic salon reality. By planning, managing and setting team goals, and going that extra mile, you'll learn to create your own success.

Student Kit

One of the most exciting days for our Future Professionals is the day they get to unwrap their very own professional kit. It's packed with all the essentials—hot styling tools, mannequin heads, shears, scissors and clips, and much more—so you're ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

How Much Will It Cost?

School Supplies, Kit, And Tuition Costs

Tuition: $16,000.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies* (nonrefundable): $2,500.00

*Upon acceptance a down payment of $200.00 is required for the cosmetology, cosmetology instructor (1563 &
650 hours) and $500.00 for the esthetics and nail technician.

Drop Fee: $100.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

  • 11-08-2016 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)
  • Please see the Admissions Leader for specific start dates. - Cosmetology (All Day)
  • 01-23-2017 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)
  • 03-27-2017 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)
  • 05-08-2017 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)
  • 06-19-2017 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)
  • 08-07-2017 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)
  • 09-18-2017 - Cosmetology 5 Day (Daytime)

Student Educational Materials

  • 1 The Skill Cards, ISBN N/A, $26.25
  • 1 The Cutting System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 The Men's Cutting System DVDs, ISBN N/A, $162.50
  • 1 The Color System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 The Makeup System APP, ISBN N/A, $40.00
  • 1 The Mini-Color Swatch Book, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • 1 Plugged In (includes access to Master's Library)
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook, ISBN N/A, $2.50
  • 1 Black Messenger Bag

Required Textbooks

  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Edition., Textbook, ISBN-13: 9781285769431 (Softcover), $112.95
  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Edition., Theory Workbook, ISBN-13:9781285769455, $50.95
  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Edition., Exam Review, ISBN-13: 9781285769554, $36.95
  • 1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Edition., Practical Workbook, ISBN-13: 9781285769479, $50.95

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