Thanks to the life and teachings of Paul Mitchell—the legendary hair designer, product innovator, and salon educator, careers in hair design today can be both personally and financially rewarding.
Paul Mitchell-trained hair designers work in virtually every corner of the world, and every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. Prospective employers recognize Paul Mitchell School's commitment to quality and our reputation for innovation and excellence.
Centered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville is located in one of the richest arts communities in the country. This vibrant city speaks to many music lovers and showcases many up-and-coming musicians in venues like The Bijou Theatre or festivals such as Dogwood Arts Festival. Knoxville is also home to the Knoxville Opera Company—one of the oldest orchestras in the region. With access to so many activities and culture, Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville is the perfect place to grow as an artist and launch your dream career in the beauty industry!
Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville, please visit www.tn.gov/thec/ and click on the Authorized Institutions Data link under Recent Reports at the bottom of the screen.
Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville is a special purpose institution. That purpose is to provide a quality educational system to prepare students to pass the state board examination and gain employment within their chosen field of study. We are passionately committed to providing a solid educational foundation to empower our team in the pursuit of excellence and we strongly believe that when people come first, success will follow. This purpose does not include preparing students for further college study. Students should be aware that transfer of credit is always the responsibility of the receiving institution. Whether or not credits transfer is solely up to the receiving institution. Any student interested in transferring credit hours should check with the receiving institution directly to determine to what extent, if any, credit hours can be transferred.
Whether they're at home, in the classroom, or even enjoying the famous Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.
Our students (we call them Future Professionals) donate their time, talent and energy to various Knox County charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!
We want you to succeed. That’s why our financial aid leaders are always available in person at our Knoxville campus to answer your questions and help navigate the application process.
At Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville, education doesn’t end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team teaches our school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Whether they’re putting on hair shows at Market Square or organizing bake sales for charity in Chattanooga, our students are always up to something fun.