Start a beauty career and learn real-world haircutting, coloring, styling, and makeup.
Future barbers learn classic short haircuts, tapers, fades, beard grooming, and shaves.
Go beyond the basics as a makeup artist and learn bridal, editorial, and runway makeup.
Explore our campus, programs, schedule options, financial aid information and more – virtually! Schedule your Virtual Tour and Career Planning Session today to connect directly with our school’s Enrollment Team.Request a Virtual Tour
Have you or someone you know dreamed of a career in the beauty industry? Paul Mitchell Schools are giving away $1 million in scholarships nationwide and this could be your chance to pursue your dream.Learn More
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!Visit Our Campus
We love supporting the dreams of our Future Professionals. That’s why our Financial Aid Office at our San Diego campus is here to help educate you on the types of financial aid. There are several financial aid, alternative funding, and scholarship options available to those who qualify.Explore Your Financial Options
Whether 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.Find Out How
Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.