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Cosmetology Programs

At Paul Mitchell The School -Norman, 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

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 in the clinic classroom, 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

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.”

Program Cosmetology Programs


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


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



School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs


Tuition: $15,500.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable)*: $100.00

Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $4,300.00

*Application fee includes appropriate Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology Registration Fee of $5.00 which
will be filed on behalf of each student after signing a contract and the first day of class.

Drop Fee: $100.00



School Required Hours


Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours


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


  • October 26, 2020 - 4 Day - Cosmetology
  • November 9, 2020 - 5 Day - Cosmetology
  • January 18, 2021 - Part Time 5 Day - Cosmetology
  • February 22, 2021 - 5 Day Full-Time - Cosmetology
  • March 22, 2021 - 4 Day - Cosmetology
  • April 19, 2021 - 5 Day Full-Time - Cosmetology
  • June 14, 2021 - Part Time 5 Day - Cosmetology
  • June 28, 2021 - 5 Day Full-Time - Cosmetology
  • August 23, 2021 -5 Day Full-Time - Cosmetology
  • September 13, 2021 - 4 Day - Cosmetology
  • October 25, 2021 - 5 Day Full-Time - Cosmetology
  • November 15, 2021 - Part Time 5 Day - Cosmetology
  • December 13, 2021 - 5 Day Full-Time - Cosmetology

  • 1 Cutting App
    1 Men’s Cutting System App
    1 Color App
    1 The Skill Cards App
    1 Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook
    1 Be Nice (Or Else!) iBook
    1 Plugged In App
    1 Master Audio Club subscription
    1 Dollar Camp
    1 Muse makeup kit
    1 Busniess Fundamentals E-book
    1 Notability App
  • Pivot Point Fundamentals: Cosmetology ISBN- 978-1-940593-59-3, $209.00
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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 Norman Financial Aid Leader.

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