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How You Learn

Are you a visual learner? Do you learn best hands-on? We celebrate all learning styles! Our classes combine hands-on instruction with live demos and lectures, multimedia, video (including video and even music!) so that everybody learns and has fun.


Paul Mitchell Schools

Standard Cosmetology Schools

Starts With

Complete Kit of Professional Level Supplies:

  • Premium Paul Mitchell styling tools and cutting, color and styling essentials
  • Digital, print and video instructional materials
  • Included in tuition

Basic Supply Kit

May or may not be included in your tuition.


Hands-on With:

  • Mannequin heads
  • Live models
  • Live demos
  • Guest artists
  • Exclusive video tutorials
  • The Paul Mitchell Cutting app
    ...and sometimes also from books.

From Books


Cosmetology Skills plus:

  • Business Skills
  • Merchandising skills
  • Retail skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Portfolio prep
  • Personal career plan
  • Educational and career path guidance
  • Opportunities to shine:
    • Honors level
    • Dean’s list
    • Salon open house
    • Activities outside of school
    • Fashion shows
    • Industry events
    • FUNraising for charity
    • Student teams
      ...and much more.

Cosmetology Skills

Walk Away With

The Preparation You Need to Succeed:

  • Real-world salon skills
  • Industry contacts
  • A community of committed, passionate peers
  • The Paul Mitchell name behind your certificate
    …and the preparation you need to pass the state board and become a licensed cosmetologist.

The Preparation You Need to Pass

the stateboard and become a licensed cosmetologist


Whether you’re giving your first haircut or color service, building your clientele or preparing for the state board examination, our teachers—we call them Learning Leaders—are here to guide you every step of the way as you develop your unique style as an artist.

Student Support

The beauty industry—and the technology that supports it—is growing. That's why we connect our students to the Paul Mitchell Schools online portal and proprietary mobile apps, and provide state-of-the-art tools from our Paul Mitchell line which has been leading the industry for more than 30 years.

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