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Cosmetology Programs

At Paul Mitchell The School Lombard, 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.

Our Program Levels

Level 1: Core
Level 2: Adaptive
Level 3: Creative
Phase Two

Level 1: Core

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

Phase Two

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

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, combs and brushes, scissors and clips, and much more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

“The program really gave me a broad knowledge base so that any salon I went to, there was something I could offer— I wasn’t just limited to doing one thing. That really sets you up for success.”
KAITLYN

Program Cosmetology Programs

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 Lombard 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, our exclusive Business Fundamentals: Connecting to My Future curriculum and much more.

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CONSUMER INFORMATION

Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.

OUR COSMETOLOGY PROGRAMS

We offer varying cosmetology program options. See below for more details on each of them.

 

Cosmetology (1600 Hours)
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $20,800.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $5,400.00

Kit and equipment sales tax (nonrefundable): $486.00

Re-enrollment Fee: $150.00

 

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:

 

Please check back later for class start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  • 1 Cutting System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 Men’s Cutting System DVD Box Set, ISBN N/A, $370.00
  • 1 Color System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 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 Plugged In membership (while enrolled)
  • 1 Master Audio Club subscription (while enrolled)
  • 1 The Color paper swatch chart, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 PM Shines® paper swatch chart, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Blonding Brochure, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Shine XG® Paper Swatch chart, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 Apple Ipad, ISBN N/A, $540.00
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Ed. / MindTap; ISBN-13: 9781305632028, $249.95
  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Ed. Textbook (Hardcover); ISBN-13: 9781439059302, $112.50
Cosmetology (1500 Hours)
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $19,500.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $3,400.00

Kit and equipment sales tax (nonrefundable): $306.00

Drop Fee: $0.00

Re-Enrollment Fee: $150.00

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

 

Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours

WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

 

Please check back later for class start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
  •  1 PM® Cutting System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 PM® Color System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 PM® Men’s Cutting System DVD, ISBN 987-0-9743205-5-7, $162.50
  • 1 PM® 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 (MI) Letter, ISBN N/A
  • 1 PM® The Mini Color Swatchbook, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 PM® Plugged In Membership (while enrolled)
  • 1 Master Audio Club Subscription (while enrolled)
  • 1 PM® Black Messenger Bag
  • 1 Apple iPad Air 16gb, ISBN N/A, $400.00
  • 1 PM The Makeup System App
  • 1 Foundations in Personal Finance College Edition ISBN-13:936948-00-0

BRUSHES

  • 1 XL PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 Large PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 Medium PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 Small PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 PM 407 Styling Brush
  • 1 PM 413 Sculpting Brush
  • 1 PM 427 Paddle Brush
  • 1 PM Scalp Brush

COMBS

  • 1 PM 408 Black Comb
  • 1 PM 416 Red Comb
  • 1 PM 424 Teal Comb
  • 1 PM Metal Pick Teasing Comb
  • 1 PM Metal Rat Tail Comb
  • 1 PM Detangler Comb
  • 1 PM Rat Tail Comb
  • 1 PM Taper Comb
  • 1 Clipper 132 Comb
  • 1 Champion C16 Comb
  • 1 Champion C28 Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Red Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Graphite Comb
  • 1 YS Park 339 White Comb

ACCESORIES

  • 10 PM Clips
  • 1 PM Shampoo & Chemical Cape
  • 1 PM Cutting Cape
  • 1 PM Aluminum Spray Bottle
  • 1 Deluxe PM Case
  • 1 OPI Nail Kit
  • 1 PM Professional Manicure Kit
  • 1 Repechage Student Kit
  • 1 CAO Cosmetic Student Kit

TOOLS

  • 1 PM Razor
  • 1 PM Express Ion Dry + Blowdryer
  • 1 PM 1.25 Express Ion Smooth + Iron
  • 1 PM Complete Scissor Set
    • Scissor Case
    • 6″ PM Scissors
    • PM Thinning Scissors
    • 2 Scissor Grips
    • 1 Ampule of Scissor Oil
    • 2 PM Bandages
  • 1 PM Professional Andis Clipper & Trimmer w/ Case
  • 5 Mannequin Heads
  • 1 PM 3/4 in Marcel Iron
  • 1 PM Tripod
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  •  1 Milady’s Standard Cosmetology 13th Edition/ Textbook (hardcover) ISBN-13: 9781285769417, $123.95
  • 1 Milady Standard Cosmetology MindTap/Personal Learning Platform; ISBN- 10: 9781305632028, $249.95
Refresher
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $3,250.00

Re-Enrollment Fee: $150.00

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 250 hours

WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

Please see the Admissions Leader for specific start dates.

STUDENT EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE ANY ITEMS MISSING FROM THEIR KITS

  • 1 PM® Cutting System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 PM® Color System APP, ISBN N/A, $199.00
  • 1 PM® Men’s Cutting System DVD, ISBN 987-0-9743205-5-7, $162.50
  • 1 PM® 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 (MI) Letter, ISBN N/A
  • 1 PM® The Mini Color Swatchbook, ISBN N/A, $N/A
  • 1 PM® Plugged In Membership (while enrolled)
  • 1 Master Audio Club Subscription (while enrolled)
  • 1 PM® Black Messenger Bag
  • 1 Apple iPad Air 16gb, ISBN N/A, $400.00
  • PM® The Makeup System App

BRUSHES

  • 1 XL PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 Large PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 Medium PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 Small PM Express Ion Round
  • 1 PM 407 Styling Brush
  • 1 PM 413 Sculpting Brush
  • 1 PM 427 Paddle Brush
  • 1 PM Scalp Brush
  • 2 PM Color Tint Brushes

COMBS

  • 1 PM 408 Black Comb
  • 1 PM 416 Red Comb
  • 1 PM 424 Teal Comb
  • 1 PM Metal Pick Teasing Comb
  • 1 PM Metal Rat Tail Comb
  • 1 PM Detangler Comb
  • 6 PM Standard Combs
  • 1 PM Taper Comb
  • 1 Clipper 132 Comb
  • 1 Champion C16 Comb
  • 1 Champion C28 Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Red Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Graphite Comb
  • 1 YS Park 339 White Comb

ACCESORIES

  • 10 PM Clips
  • 1 PM Shampoo & Chemical Cape
  • 1 PM Color Apron
  • 1 PM Cutting Cape
  • 1 PM Aluminum Spray Bottle
  • 1 PM Black Hand Mirror
  • 1 Deluxe PM Case
  • 1 OPI Nail Kit
  • 1 PM Professional Manicure Kit
  • 1 Repechage Student Kit
  • 1 CAO Cosmetic Student Kit
  • 2 Mannequin Black Carrier Bags

TOOLS

  • 1 PM Razor
  • 1 PM Express Ion Dry + Blowdryer
  • 1 PM 1.25 Express Ion Smooth + Iron
  • 1 PM Complete Scissor Set
  • Scissor Case
  • 6″ PM Scissors
  • PM Thinning Scissors
  • 2 Scissor Grips
  • 1 Ampule of Scissor Oil
  • 2 PM Bandages
  • 1 PM Professional Clipper w/Case
  • 1 PM Professional Trimmer w/Case
  • 5 Mannequin Heads
  • 1 Hot Tools 3/4in Marcel Iron
  • 1 PM Tripod
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • 1 Milady Standard Cosmetology 2015/ Textbook (hardcover) ISBN- 13: 9781285769417$123.95
  • 1 Milady Standard Cosmetology 2015 MindTap/ Personal Learning Platform ISBN-10: 9781305632028, $249.95
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Funding Your Future

Curious about your future as a cosmetologist? 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 Lombard Financial Aid Leader.

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HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Contact us today and a member of our Enrollment Team will get back to you right away and answer all your questions.

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