Dear Paul Mitchell the School Columbia Family:

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia will have our clinic classroom closed to the general public as we continue to follow the Governor’s request to limit face to face instruction.  We are working closely with the state to get this classroom open as soon as possible.

Although our clinic classroom is closed to the public at this time, we continue to operate our educational division to support you in your career goals.  We continue to improve our distance learning curriculum as we get through this difficult time.

To help facilitate this process in support of your career, Paul Mitchell the School Columbia is currently offering virtual tours and career planning appointments through Zoom.

We are more than happy to confirm a time, and send you a simple link to the meeting, so we can get your journey started.  Our Enrollment Team can be reached at:

Their direct phone number is:  803-772-2232

We want to remind everyone that this continues to be the time for everyone to step up and behave responsibly in their hygiene, social distancing, and personal contact and travel.  Please follow the guidelines as outlined by the CDC and the State of South Carolina. Our efforts can become one small step in helping to curb the spread of this virus.

We will all get through this.

Thank you for your understanding.

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia






With all the news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many are asking questions about visiting a public space like a cosmetology school.

At Paul Mitchell Schools, the health, safety, and well-being our of students, team members, service guests, and community are among our highest priorities. We continue to monitor state, local, national, and industry guidelines regarding COVID-19 and are taking proactive measures as needed.

Our schools and our entire industry always prioritize sanitation and safety. All of our programs include and follow stringent guidelines established by state cosmetology and barbering boards and local health departments for the proper cleaning and maintenance of tools and stations. Even before the spread of COVID-19, we already provide a fully sanitized experience, which includes washing our hands between each guest and cleaning surfaces and tools with antibacterial cleaner. We are currently taking additional measures, including the use of industrial-grade cleaners to sanitize stations, door handles, and frequently touched services on a more frequent basis and increasing the number of strategically placed disinfectant wipes and hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building, so students, staff, and visitors can use as desired.


  1. As an institution of higher education, our priority is to keep our students and team healthy while providing a safe environment for members of the public who visit our clinic classroom. We respectfully ask that you reschedule your appointment if any of the following conditions apply:
    • If you have had recent fever or flu-like symptoms.
    • If you have traveled to any of the affected areas in the world.
    • If you have been exposed to the virus and are currently under the 14-day quarantine period.
  1. Every Paul Mitchell School strives to create a safe space for our Future Professionals and team members. During your visit, we look forward to focusing on you, your hair, and your comfort. We would prefer not to spend the visit analyzing and discussing COVID-19 or the world’s situation, which can increase anxiety and panic for everyone involved.

We are grateful for your participation in our clinic classroom and appreciate your understanding as we work to maintain a healthy and safe environment.



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home

Keeping Workplaces, Homes, Schools, or Commercial Establishments Safe

What To Do If You Are Sick

Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education

World Health Organization

World Health Organization Home

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)

The U.S. Department of Education

COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

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