Barbering Program | Paul Mitchell the School
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The Barbering Program

*This program is currently not being offered

The modern-day barbershop trend is exploding. More and more men are wanting a comfortable space where they can get a great cut and relaxing shave performed by a trained, professional barber. Our three-level program gives you hands-on training in everything from precision haircutting, color and texture to skincare, shaving and grooming, plus the personal and business skills you need to build a career.


  • Haircutting
  • Chemical work (including coloring and perms)
  • Men's shaving and grooming
  • Basic skin and grooming
  • Basic skin care
  • Hairpiece design, fitting, and maintenance 
  • And much more

Student Kit

We want you to be prepared. That's why our Future Professionals receive their own professional kit packed with all the essentials—mannequin heads, shears, clippers and trimmers, a straight-edge razor, combs, clips, and much more—so you're ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career. 

IPad Included

When you have the latest technology and resources at your fingertips, you'll be more successful in school and in your career. That's why every Future Professional at Paul Mitchell The School Chicago receives an iPad with their student kit, giving them on-the-go access to schoolwork, career advice from industry leaders, Paul Mitchell cutting and coloring apps, and much more.

We like to call it The Career Connector Tablet.  Click here

How Much Will It Cost?

School Supplies, Kit, And Tuition Costs

Tuition: $19,500.00

Registration Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $3,400.00

Kit Tax: $348.50

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

Student Educational Materials

    •  1 PM® Cutting System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
    • 1 PM® Color System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
    • 1 PM® Men's Cutting System DVD, ISBN 987-0-9743205-5-7, $162.50
    • 1 PM® The Skill Cards, ISBN N/A, $26.25
    • 1 Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook®, ISBN N/A, $2.50
    • 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 Multiple Intelligence (MI) Letter, ISBN N/A
    • 1 PM® The Mini Color Swatchbook, ISBN N/A, $N/A
    • 1 PM® Plugged In Membership (while enrolled)
    • 1 Master Audio Club Subscription (while enrolled)
    • 1 PM® Black Messenger Bag
    • 1 Apple iPad 32gb plus 1 year Apple Care, ISBN N/A, $400.00
    • 1 Foundations in Personal Finance College Edition ISBN-13:936948-00-0


    • 1 Large PM Express Ion Round
    • 1 Small PM Express Ion Round
    • 1 PM 407 Styling Brush
    • 1 PM 413 Sculpting Brush
    • 1 PM 427 Paddle Brush
    • 1 PM Scalp Brush


    • 1 PM 318 Clipper Comb 
    • 1 PM 408 White Comb
    • 1 PM 416 Red Comb
    • 1 PM 424 Teal Comb
    • 1 PM 429 Metal Rat Tail Comb
    • 1 PM 814 Rat Tail Comb
    • 1 PM 818 Taper Comb
    • 1 PM Detangler Comb
    • 1 Pick Comb
    • 1 YS Park 335 Red Comb
    • 1 YS Park 335 Graphite Comb
    • 1 YS Park 339 White Comb


    • 1 PM Barber Brush
    • 10 PM Clips
    • 1 PM Cutting Cape
    • 1 PM All Purpose Caper
    • 1 PM PM Neck Duster
    • 1 PM Aluminum Spray Bottle
    • 1 PM Rolling Metal Case
    • 1 Mirror
    • 1 PM Apron
    • 1 Repechage Student Kit


    • 1 PM Barber Razor
    • 1 PM Classic Razor
    • 1 PM Express Ion Dry + Blowdryer
    • 1 PM Express Ion Smooth + Straightener
    • 1 PM Express Gold Curl Marcel, .75"
    • 1 PM Complete Scissor Set
    • 1 Wahl Barber Combo
    • 1 5 Star Finale
    • 1 Travel Case
    • 1 Oster Classic 76 Clipper
    • 2 Female Mannequins
    • 2 Male Mannequins
    • 1 Male Mannequin with Beard
    • 1 PM Tripod


Required Textbooks

  • 1 Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, 5th Edition CourseMate, ISBN-13: 9781285175188, $174.95
  • 1 Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering, 5th Edition Textbook, ISBN-13: 9781435497153 (Hardcover), $129.95
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