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Cosmetology Programs

At Paul Mitchell The School Portland, 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 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

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 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 Portland 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.

 

Hair Design/ Esthetics / Nail Technology
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $16,515.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $50.00

Registration Fee: $100.00

Testing: $275.00

Kit gand Supplies (nonrefundable): $1,292.00

Education Kit (nonrefundable): $430.00

Ipad (nonrefundable): $306.00

Textbooks (nonrefundable): $767.00

Total Cost: $19,735.00

 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

School Required Hours

 

Commitment to Complete Program: 1835 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 Black Make-Up Bag
  • 1 HD Basic Foundation Palette (6 shades)
  • 1 Concealer Palette (6 shades)
  • 1 Smokey Eye Color Palette (6 shades)
  • 1 Cheek Color Palette (6 shades)
  • 1 Dual Lip & Cheek Palette (6 shades)
  • 1 Powder Zero
  • 1 Powder Bronze
  • 1 Pro Brush Set (8 brushes)
  • 4 Eye Pencils (Onyx, Taupe, Pure, Brown)
  • 1 Lip Pencil (Naked)
  • 1 Gel Liner (Black)
  • 1 Primer
  • 1 Mascara (Black)
  • 1 Metal Spatula & Mixing Palette
  • 1 Tweezers
  • 1 Scissors
  • 1 Sharpener
  • 1 Lip Gloss (Naked)
  • 1 Nail Bag
  • 1 Tip Tray Case
  • 1 Bottle (8 oz) 70% Alcohol
  • 1 Bottle (8 oz) Cuticle Softener
  • 1 (3.4 oz) Clear Acrylic Powder
  • 1 (3.4 oz) White Acrylic Powder
  • 1 Small Spray Bottle
  • 1 Face Mask
  • 1 (.5 oz) Hong Kong Girl Intense Top Coat
  • 1 German Kolinsky #10 Acrylic Brush
  • 2 Orangewood Sticks
  • 3 Sheets of Pre-Cut Silk Fingers
  • 1 Two-Way Buffer
  • 1 Nail Scrub Brush
  • 3 Dappen Dishes
  • 3 Dappen Dish Lids
  • 1 (.5 oz) Out-The-Door Top Coat
  • 1 (.5 oz) Hong Kong Girl Light Top Coat
  • 5 Inch Jaw Cuticle Nipper
  • 1 Large Nail Clipper
  • 1 Spray Nozzle
  • 1 (.5 oz) Builder Resin
  • 1 Extender Nozzle
  • 1 Softeze Nail Buffer
  • 1 (1200 pcs.) 12-Color Rhinestones
  • 1 Deluxe Practice Hand
  • Tips (0-10) (SO tips per number)
  • 1 Bottle (8 oz) Lotion
  • 1 Bottle (8 oz) Liquid Monomer
  • 1 (3.4 oz) Pink/Clear Mix Acrylic Powder
  • 1 (.5 oz) Bottle of Nail Primer
  • 1 Finger Bowl
  • 1 Pack Toe Separators
  • 1 French Tip Brush with Marbling Tool
  • 15 Competitive Edge Nail Forms
  • 2 Abrasive Files
  • 2 Medium Grit Buffers
  • 1 Pedicure Paddle
  • 1 Tip and Acrylic Clipper
  • 1 (.5 oz) Base Coat
  • 3 Glue Sticks
  • 6 (.5 oz) Nail Polishes
  • 1 Pair Fabric Scissors
  • 1 (1 oz) Spray Activator
  • 1 (.5 oz) Bottle Resin
  • 1 Yard of Self-Adhesive Fiberglass
  • 1 (20 Pack) Timeless Natural Tips
  • 1 Bottle of Cuticle Oil
  • 1 Nail Art Wheel
  • 1 Large Round Boar Brush
  • 1 Large Round Thermal Brush
  • 1 Medium Round Boar Brush
  • 1 Medium Round Thermal Brush
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 407 Styling Brush
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 413 Sculpting Brush
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 427 Paddle Brush
  • 2 Paul Mitchell Color Tint Brushes
  • 1 Small Round Boar Brush
  • 1 X-Large Round Thermal Brush
  • 1 Scalp Brush
  • 1 Champion C28 Comb
  • 1 YS Park 337 Grey Comb
  • 4 Skinny Clips
  • 1 Chemical Cape
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Aluminum Spray Bottle
  • 1 Cutting Apron
  • 12 Black and White Butterfly Clips
  • 1 Classic Razor
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 1.25” Inch Smoothing Iron
  • 4 Mannequin Heads
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Ionic 1000 Blow Dryer
  • 1 Paul Mitchell ¾ M 1000 Curling Iron
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 424 Teal Comb
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 416 Red Comb
  • 1 Metal Pick Teasing Comb
  • 1 Metal Rat Tail Comb
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Detangler Comb
  • 1 Rat Tail Comb
  • 6 Standard Cutting Combs
  • 1 Taper Comb
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 408 Black Comb
  • 1 Clipper 132 Comb
  • 1 Champion C16 Comb
  • 1 YS Park 335 Comb
  • 1 YS Park 339 White Comb
  • 6 Paul Mitchell Black Clips
  • 1 Cutting Apron
  • 1 Black Handheld Mirror
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Carry bag
  • 1 metal Paul Mitchell Case with Logo
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Tripod
  • 1 Paul Mitchell 6” Scissor/Thinner+Case
  • 1 Paul Mitchell Clipper/Thinner
  • 1 5.5” Mannequin Scissors
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Textbook, ISBN 1-1113-0689-3, $225.00
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Student Workbook, ISBN 1-1113-0692-3, $112.50
  • Milady’s Standard Esthetics Exam Review, ISBN 1-1113-1691-5, $112.50
  • Milady’s Standard Nail Technology Textbook, ISBN 1-4354-9768-6 (Soft), $187.65
  • Milady’s Standard Nail Technology Student Workbook, ISBN 1-4354-9764-3, $162.35
  • Milady’s Standard Nail Technology Exam Review, ISBN 1-4354-9763-5, $100.00
  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Textbook, ISBN 1-4390-5929-2 (Soft) $155.75
  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Theory Workbook, ISBN 1-4390-5923-3, $101.75
  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Exam Review, ISBN 1-4390-5921-7, $90.75
  • Milady’s Standard Cosmetology Practical Workbook, ISBN 1-4390-5922-5, $101.75
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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 Portland 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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