The Cosmetology Program

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

COSMETOLOGY STATE
BOARD EXAMINATION

Paul Mitchell Schools prepare you for your life beyond the classroom doors—but before you can land your dream job in the beauty industry, you must first pass the Cosmetology State Board Examination. Fortunately, our Learning Leaders are trained to teach using a unique multifaceted approach to address the full range of learning styles in every lesson and with every student. So whether you’re a visual learner or learn best hands-on, we’ll help you feel confident and prepared to pass the state board examination and become a licensed cosmetologist.

STUDENT KIT

We want you to be prepared. That’s why our Future Professionals receive their own professional kit packed with all the essentials—mannequin heads, shears, clippers and trimmers, a straight-edge razor, combs, 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 limited to doing one thing. That really sets you up for success.”
Kaitlyn

Program Cosmetology Programs

COSMETOLOGY LICENSE

Passing the Cosmetology State Board Examination is one of the eligibility requirements you must meet in order to obtain your cosmetology license. Additional requirements vary by state, so please contact a Paul Mitchell Schools Admissions Counselor at a location near you so we can provide you with the best information and guidance.

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FUNDING YOUR FUTURE

There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there—and we’re here to help you find them. Every campus has a dedicated Financial Aid Leader to walk you through your options.

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Our programs graduate over 10,000 students every year from our 100+ schools. Programs vary by location, so please find a Paul Mitchell School near you for more information on class start dates, tuition and opportunities for scholarships and financial aid.

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