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Hair Expressions - Paul Mitchell Partner School

At Hair Expressions - Paul Mitchell Partner School, our goal is to train our students—or as we call them, Future Professionals - to strive for careers in the beauty industry as cosmetologists after graduation. Students are guided through our program's three levels—CORE, ADAPTIVE, and CREATIVE—by Learning Leaders, taking on more hair techniques, skills, and independence as they move through each stage of the cosmetology program.

Level 1 Core

CORE is a foundation course in hair cutting, color, texture, styling, skin and nails, and an introduction to our Paul Mitchell Schools culture. Future Professionals can learn cosmetology fundamentals in theory, and then they have the opportunity to practice them in the safe environment of the classroom. You can work on mannequin heads and receive attention from a Learning Leader who can guide you.

Level 2 Adaptive

During the ADAPTIVE phase, the learning moves out of the classroom and on the clinic floor classroom, where Future Professionals can 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 can work with professional products and learn how to conduct client consultations and create extraordinary guest-service experiences.

Level 3 Creative

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

Phase Two

PHASE TWO clinic classroom 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 can 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.


When you have technology and resources at your fingertips, you can be more successful in school and in your career. That's why Future Professionals at Hair Expressions Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School use iPads during their courses, giving them on-the-go access to schoolwork, career advice from industry leaders, Paul Mitchell cutting and coloring apps, and much more.

* iPads are an additional cost.

How Much Will It Cost?

School Supplies, Kit, And Tuition Costs

Tuition: $16,300.00

Registration Fee: $100.00

Books/DVD's: $1,300.00

Student Kit: $2,100.00

Drop Fee: $100.00

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

Commitment to Complete Program: 1500 hours

When can I get Started?

Class Start Dates

  • May 31st 2017 Cosmetology 3 day Schedule (A) (All Day)
  • May 30th 2017 Cosmetology Night (Evening)
  • June 20th 2017 Cosmetology 3 Day Schedule (B) (All Day)
  • August 1st 2017 Cosmetology Night (Evening)
  • August 8th 2017 Cosmetology 3 Day Schedule (A) (All Day)
  • October 3rd 2017 Cosmetology Night (Evening)
  • November 14th 2017 Cosmetology 3 Day Schedule (A) (All Day)

Student Educational Materials

  • Cutting System DVD Box Set, ISBN 978-0-9743205-2-6, $300.00
  • Cutting System Cutting Cards, $10.00
  • The Cutting Book, ISBN 978-0-9743205-4-0, $32.00
  • Color System DVD Box Set, ISBN 978-0-9743205-1-9, $300.00
  • The Coloring Book, ISBN 978-0-9743205-3-3, $26.00
  • Color System Skill Cards, $14.50
  • Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook, $2.50
  • Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $19.95
  • Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $23.95
  • Behind the Bottle CD, $3.00
  • Success for the Modern Salon CD, $40.00
  • 1 Plugged In thumb drive, Plugged In membership, and MASTERS Audio Club subscription throughout enrollment (minimum 1 year), $30.00
  • 1 Color paper swatch chart
  • 1 PM Shines paper swatch chart
  • 1 Blonding Brochure 2012

Required Textbooks

  • Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2012 Textbook, ISBN-13: 978-1-4390-5930-2 (Hardcover), $104.95
  • Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2012 Theory Workbook. ISBN-13: 978-1-4390-5923-4, $44.95
  • Milady's Standard Cosmetology 2012 Exam Review, ISBN-13: 978-1-4390-5921-0, $33.95

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