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We prepare our students (or as we call them, Future Professionals) for careers in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists. Students 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.


  • 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 1 Core

CORE allows you to learn the fundamentals in a classroom environment. Practice techniques on mannequin heads while a Learning Leader guides you every step of the way.

Level 2 Adaptive

  • Practice on real people in a salon-like environment
  • Perfect your skills with help from Learning Leaders

Level 3 Creative

  • 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

Phase Two

  • Optional course of intensive study for the highest-achieving Future Professionals

Student Kit

One of the most exciting days for our Future Professionals is the day they get to unwrap their very own professional kit. It's packed with all the essentials—hot styling tools, mannequin heads, scissors and clips, and much more—so you're ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

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 Knoxville 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

Cosmetology Full-time Day Programs

Tuition: $15,800.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Sales Tax (nonrefundable): $277.50

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $3,000.00

*Student’s who have their own ipad the cost of the kit will be $2500.00+$231.25 (tax)

Drop Fee: $100.00


Cosmetology Part-time Night Programs

Tuition: $13,900.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Sales Tax (nonrefundable): $277.50

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $3,000.00

*Student’s who have their own ipad the cost of the kit will be $2500.00+$231.25 (tax)

Drop Fee: $100.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

  • 02-27-2018 3 Day Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 03-05-2018 Night Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 03-06-2018 Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 05-01-2018 Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 5-08-2018 3 Day Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 06-04-2018 Night Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 06-26-2018 Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 08-21-2018 Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 08-27-2018 Night Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 9-18-2018 3 Day Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 10-16-2018 cosmetolgy (Daytime)
  • 11-19-2018 Night Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 11-20-2018 3 Day Cosmetology (Daytime)
  • 12-11-2018 Cosmetology (Daytime)

Student Educational Materials

  • 1 The Skill Cards, ISBN N/A, $26.25
  • 1 Cutting System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 Men's Cutting System DVD, ISBN N/A, $162.50
  • 1 Coloring System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 Makeup System App, ISBN N/A, $40.00
  • 1 The Mini-Color Swatch Book, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • 1 Plugged In (includes access to Master's library)
  • Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook, ISBN N/A, $2.50
  • 1 Black Messenger Bag
  • 1 Dollar Camp APP, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Nobility APP, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • iPad (optional)

Required Textbooks

  • 1 Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2012 Coursemate; ISBN-13-9781133281566, $157.95

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