We educate and train our students (or as we call them, Future Professionals) to begin their careers in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists. Future Professionals are guided by our Learning Leaders through the cosmetology program’s three levels—Core, Adaptive, and Creative—taking on more advanced techniques and building real-world skills and confidence as they move through each stage. Our cosmetology program curriculum includes Paul Mitchell Advanced Education’s proprietary Cutting System, Color System, Texture System, Short Hair System, and Makeup System.
OUR COSMETOLOGY PROGRAMS
We offer varying cosmetology program options. See below for more details on each of them.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Registration Fee $100.00
*Books, Tools, Supplies $2,650.00
Total Cost $21,900
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
School Required Hours
Commitment to Complete Program: 1600 hours
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:
October 24, 2023 - Cosmetology
December 5, 2023 - Cosmetology
January 23, 2024 - Cosmetology
March 12, 2024 - Cosmetology
April 30, 2024 - Cosmetology
June 25, 2024 - Cosmetology
August 20, 2024 - Cosmetology
October 8, 2024 - Cosmetology
November 19, 2024 - Cosmetology
January 12, 2024 - Cosmetology
STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
Student Education Material Coming soon!
Pivot Point LAB 1
PP Workbook 1
Module Book (1” Binder)
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A foundation course focusing on the fundamentals of cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails, and an introduction to our Paul Mitchell Schools culture. Future Professionals learn the fundamentals in theory, 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 guiding you every step of the way.
Technical Areas Covered Include:
Braiding, up-styling and finishing
Perming and smoothing hair
Hair coloring and lightening
Precision haircutting skills
Manicure, pedicure, makeup and facials
And much more
Level 2: Adaptive
The learning continues in the classroom and on the clinic floor, 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.
Areas Covered Include:
Practice on real people in a salon-like environment
Perfect your skills with help from Learning Leaders
Level 3: Creative
The Creative phase is where Future Professionals begin to expand their skills and learn more advanced and creative techniques. At the Creative level, students prepare to become salon-ready by working more independently. The pace and conditions are similar to those in a salon. You will develop your speed, build a résumé and portfolio and prepare to pass the state board test.
Areas Covered Include:
Work independently (under the supervision of a Learning Leader)
Prepare a career portfolio
Prepare to pass the State Board test
Develop speed and prepare to start your career
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 get 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.
The Phase Two program features:
A progressive clinic floor classroom setting environment
Accelerated guest booking and double-booking
Team-based guest service systems
Personal and team goal setting for services and Take Home
Refinement of creative technical skills
High level of independence in decision making
Collaborative and consultative relationship with the Phase Two Leader
Special Phase Two guest artists
Guest management training
Coaching on advanced Take Home and service skills
One of the most exciting days for our students is the day they get to unwrap their very own technical kit. It’s packed with all the essentials for the education journey—hot styling tools, mannequin heads, combs and brushes, scissors and clips, and much more—so you’re educationally prepared and ready to start your career journey.
Please note: The Technical kit and kit items pictured are not representative of the kit you will receive and is for sample purposes only. Please see the school catalog for a complete current item list. Purchasing the student kit directly from the school is optional.
Funding Your Education
There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there—and we’re here to help you find them. Get information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and more from our helpful Federal Way Financial Aid Leader.
When you have the latest technology and resources at your fingertips, you’ll be more successful in school and in your career. Future Professionals have on-the-go access to schoolwork, advice from industry leaders, Paul Mitchell cutting and coloring apps, our exclusive Business Fundamentals: Connecting to My Future curriculum and much more.