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We prepare our students—or as we call them Future Professionals—for successful careers in the beauty industry as licensed cosmetologists. Students are guided through our program's three levels—CORE, ADAPTIVE, and CREATIVE—by expert, dedicated Learning Leaders, taking on more advanced techniques, real-world skills, and independence as they move through each stage.

Level 1 Core

CORE is a foundation course in cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails, and an introduction to our Paul Mitchell Schools culture. Future Professionals learn the fundamentals in theory, and 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 who will guide you every step of the way.

Level 2 Adaptive

During the ADAPTIVE phase, 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.

Level 3 Creative

Future Professionals expand their skills and are introduced to more advanced and creative techniques during the CREATIVE phase. At the Creative level, students prepare to become salon-ready by working more independently at a pace and in conditions that are similar to those in a salon. You will also develop your speed, build a resume and portfolio, and prepare to pass the state board examination.

Phase Two

PHASE TWO is 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 receive 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.

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, shears, 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 Lexington 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.

How much will it cost?

Cosmetology School Supplies, Kit, And Tuition Costs

Tuition: $15,635.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Sales Tax (nonrefundable): $198.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $3,300.00 (State Permit Fee $15.00)

Drop Fee: $100.00

How long will it take?

Cosmetology School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1800 hours

When can I get started?

Class Start Dates

  • 11-7-2016 (Daytime)
  • 11-7-2016 (Evening)
  • 10-3-2016 (Daytime)
  • 9-12-2016 (Daytime)
  • 8-15-2016 DAYS (Daytime)
  • 8-15-2016 NIGHTS (Evening)
  • 6-13-2016 (Daytime)
  • 4-25-2016 (Daytime)
  • 4-11-2016 (Evening)
  • 3-7-2016 (Daytime)
  • 1-18-2016 NIGHTS (Evening)
  • 1-18-2016 DAYS (Daytime)

Student Educational Materials

  • 1 Men's Cutting System DVD Box Set, ISBN N/A, $370.00
  • 1 The Cutting Book, ISBN 978-0-9743205-4-0, $32.00
  • 1 The Coloring Book, ISBN 978-0-9743205-3-3, $26.00
  • 1 The Skill Cards, ISBN N/A, $26.25
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook, ISBN N/A, $2.50
  • 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • 1 Multiple Intelligence Letter
  • 1 Service Menu Experience, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Plugged In Apron, Plugged In membership, and MASTERS Audio Club subscription throughout enrollment (minimum 1 year), ISBN N/A, $30.00
  • 1 Color paper swatch chart
  • 1 PM Shines paper swatch chart
  • 1 Blonding Brochure 
  • Shines XG paper swatch chart
  • 1 The Color App
  • 1 The Cutting System App
  • 1 Black Messenger Bag
  • 1 Apple Ipad with 2 year apple care
  • 1 Makeup Kit
  • 1 Paul Mitchell White Card Book
  • 1 Dollar Camp and APP
  • 1 Online Testing License

Required Textbooks

1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2012 /Textbook (softcover) ISBN-13:9781439059296, $108.95 
1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 2012, Coursenate ISBN-13: 9781133281566, $159.95

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