Chicago Cosmetology Teacher Training | Paul Mitchell the School
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Cosmetology Teacher (500 Hour)

*This program is not being offered at this time

Are you a passionate stylist who loves teaching others? If so, our Teacher Training program may be the perfect opportunity for you. As an instructor and a professional, you’ll be responsible for shaping the future of the beauty world and guiding emerging artists. Our areas of emphasis include how to teach theory, evaluating student performance and examinations, preparing students to pass the cosmetology state board examination, and much more.

This program is only offered to Paul Mitchell graduates or Paul Mitchell educators. The 500 Hour cosmetology teacher course is designed for those who have two or more years of salon experience in the previous five years.

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: $6,500.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

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

Kit and equipment sales tax (nonrefundable): $348.50

Re-Enrollment Fee: $150.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 500 hours

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

  • Please see the Admissions Leader for specific start dates. - Cosmetology Teacher (500 hours) (Daytime)

Student Educational Materials


  • 1 PM® The Cutting System App
  • 1 PM® The Color System App
  • 1 PM® The Makeup System App
  • 1 PM® The Men’s Cutting System DVD
  •     ISBN-987-0-9743205-5-7
  • 1 PM® The Skill Cards
  • 1 PM® Product Guide Workbook
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book ISBN-0-9749939-9-9
  • 1 Connecting To My Future Book  ISBN-097432050-1
  • 1 Multiple Intelligence (MI) Letter
  • 1 PM® The Mini Color Swatchbook
  • 1 PM® Plugged In Membership (while enrolled)
  • 1 Master Audio Club Subscription (while enrolled)
  • 1 PM® Black Messenger Bag $15.00
  • 1 Foundations in Personal Finance College
  •     Edition ISBN-13:978-1-936948-00-0
  • 1 Apple iPad Air 2 16GB, ISBN- N/A, $400.00


  • 1 XL PM® Express Ion Round
  • 1 Large PM® Express Ion Round
  • 1 Medium 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® 408 Black Comb
  • 1 PM® 416 Red Comb
  • 1 PM® 424 Teal Comb
  • 1 PM® Metal Pick Teasing Comb
  • 1 PM® Metal Rat Tail Comb
  • 1 PM® Detangler Comb
  • 1 PM® Rat Tail Comb
  • 1 Clipper 132 Comb
  • 1 Champion C16 Comb
  • 1 Champion C28 Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Red Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Graphite Comb
  • 1 YS Park 339 White Comb


  • 10 PM® Clips
  • 1 PM® Shampoo & Chemical Cape
  • 1 PM® Cutting Cape
  • 1 PM® Aluminum Spray Bottle
  • 1 Deluxe PM® Case
  • 1 OPI Nail Kit
  • 1 PM® Professional Manicure Kit
  • 1 Ultimate Face Student Makeup Kit


  • 1 PM® Razor
  • 1 PM® Express Ion Dry®+ Blowdryer
  • 1 PM® 1.25 Express Ion Smooth®+ Iron
  • 1 PM® Complete Scissor Set
      -Scissor Case
    -6” PM® Scissors
    -5.5” PM® Scissors
    - PM® Thinning Scissors
     -2 Scissor Grips
    -1 Ampule of Scissor Oil
     -2 PM® Bandages
  • 1 PM® Professional Andis Clipper & Trimmer  w/ Case
  • 5 Mannequin Heads
  • 1 PM® 3/4in Marcel Iron
  • 1 PM® Tripod

Required Textbooks

  • Milady's Master Educator Student Course Book, 3rd Edition ISBN-13: 9781133693697, $169.95
  • 1 Miladys Master Educator Exam Review, 3rd Edition ISBN-13: 9781133776598, $52.95

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