Cosmetology & Beauty School - Chicago, IL
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Paul Mitchell The School Chicago - Cosmetology School
Situated in the downtown campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago and just minutes from the famous sights of the Windy City, Paul Mitchell the School Chicago is a top beauty school in Chicagoland, the perfect place to grow as a stylist and launch your dream career.
Our 16,500-square-foot cosmetology school occupies a unique location in a luxury dorm. Access to dorm living, university meal plans, and a discounted parking and recreation center pass offer you the true college experience.Visit Our Campus
Start your cosmetology education and learn real-world haircutting, coloring, styling, makeup, skin care, and nails. You’ll explore the fundamentals and theory in the classroom, then practice skills like braiding, extensions, and other popular techniques in a salon environment, using professional products, tools, and skills.
Cosmetology (1500 hrs), Cosmetology (1600 hrs), Cosmetology Refresher (250 hrs)
Students in our barbering programs learn classic short haircuts as well as scissor and clipper-over-comb techniques, fades, tapers, and precision haircutting. They also learn short-hair color placements, short-hair styling techniques, customized beard grooming, and shaves.
Barbering (1500 hrs)
Our Teacher Training program uses various methodologies to teach instructors how to facilitate theory and practical lessons, along with the necessary skill sets to evaluate student performance with proper coaching and feedback, and to prepare students for their cosmetology, barbering, or esthetician state board examination.
Barber Teacher (500), Barber Teacher, Cosmetology Teacher (500), Cosmetology Teacher
We love supporting the dreams of our Future Professionals. That’s why our Financial Aid Office at our Chicago campus is here to help educate you on the types of financial aid. There are several financial aid, alternative funding, and scholarship options available for our cosmetology school to those who qualify.Explore Your Financial Options
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Our students (we call them Future Professionals) donate their time, talent and energy to various charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!See How We Give Back
Whether they’re at home, in the classroom, or relaxing on the beaches of Lake Michigan, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.Find Out How
At Paul Mitchell The School Chicago, education doesn’t end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team teaches our school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.Learn More
We are committed to the health and well-being of our entire school community. For health and safety resources, and current information, visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.
Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.
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1225 South Halsted Street,
Chicago, IL 60607
312-733-9285 Ext 4143