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Helping to beautify the lives of students (we call them Future Professionals) and guests since 2004, Paul Mitchell Beauty School San Diego resides in the heart of the Financial District in downtown San Diego—a mere three blocks from Horton Plaza. Interestingly, our space was not always a cosmetology school. Our 17,500 square-foot building was built in the 1980s, with an open layout and intricate stonework that adds a unique historical feel. The facility was first used as a Sumitomo Bank; it wasn't until 1999 that the building took a step toward becoming the cosmetology school it is today, when it was transformed into A Robert Cromeans Salon. The rest, as they say, is history.

Paul Mitchell The School San Diego has graciously accepted a number of awards, which our students and staff worked tirelessly to achieve. The first came from City Beat magazine in 2008, honoring our school as the Best Salon San Diego. In more recent years, we have also been awarded with the Excellence in Operations (2009) and Excellence in Sales (2011) distinctions from John Paul Mitchell Systems, besting every other school within the Paul Mitchell Schools network.

Our recipe for success is simple. We take driven, talented, and intelligent Future Professionals who have a passion for learning, and mix them with our friendly, knowledgeable staff, whose combined experience eclipses 100 years. Come experience what makes us a cosmetology school like no other!

At Paul Mitchell The School San Diego, your educational journey will be an incredible adventure of artistry, business, and fun!


Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

2015 BPPE Annual Report

2015 BPPE Cosmetology School Performance Fact Sheet

2015 BPPE Barbering School Performance Fact Sheet

2015 BPPE Cosmetology Make-up School Performance Fact Sheet

2015 Make-up School Performance Fact Sheet

School Brochure 

2017 School Catalog

2016 School Catalog

2015 School Catalog

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San Diego Team

Our teachers—we call them Learning Leaders—are passionate educators and expert stylists with a wealth of experience in the San Diego community and beyond.

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Digital Support

When they're at home, in the classroom, or even getting inspired in the gardens of Balboa Park, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.

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Making a Difference in San Diego

Our Future Professionals donate their time, talent, and energy to various San Diego County charities through cut-a-thons, fashion shows, and countless other fundraising events and philanthropic activities. We make a difference—and have fun doing it!

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

We want you to succeed. That's why our financial aid leaders are always available in-person at our San Diego campus to answer your questions and help navigate the application process.

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Student Teams

At Paul Mitchell The School San Diego, education doesn't end at the classroom door. Our student-run Green Team teaches our school and local communities how to respect the Earth and find innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Paul Mitchell Alumni

From salon owners to professional stylists in fashion, film, and television, our talented San Diego alumni are taking the beauty industry by storm.

Upcoming events in San Diego

Whether they're putting on hair shows in Old Town or organizing bake sales for charity on the boardwalks of Pacific Beach, our students are always up to something fun.

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From new hair products and style trends to guest artist profiles, we have expert tips that will help you look and feel your best every day.

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