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Paul Mitchell The School

Paul Mitchell Beauty School Schenectady is located right in the heart of downtown Schenectady. Our 18,000-square-foot beauty school reflects the look and feel of the historic neighborhood. Right next door is the Stockade, New York's first historic district, with its pre-Revolutionary War houses and churches, Village Square, Riverside Park, art shows, races, and river fests. Across the street is Proctor’s Theater, built in 1926 as a vaudeville-movie theater. This refurbished gem now showcases Broadway musicals, international ballets, current and classic movies, concerts, and plays—plenty of inspiration for our Future Professionals!

In addition to downtown events, attractions, and venues, Schenectady offers easy access to upstate New York, with its quaint friendly villages, forests, lakes, rivers, and streams. In just a few minutes, you can be in nearby Albany or Saratoga, with its annual Tulip Fest, concert series, and performing arts center.

Our Schenectady campus is just a short drive or train trip to the major attractions in New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Vermont, and the Great Lakes, making “The Electric City” the perfect place to grow as an artist and launch your dream career!

Digital Support

When they're at home, in the classroom, or even taking a stroll through Central Park, our students always have access to their assignments, the latest school news, and career tips from beauty industry leaders at their fingertips.

Making a Difference In Schenectady

Our students (we call them Future Professionals) donate their time, talent and energy to various Schenectady 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!

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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

Student Teams

At Paul Mitchell The School Schenectady, 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.

Our Alumni

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

Upcoming events in Schenectady

Whether they're putting on hair shows at the Rotterdam Square Mall or organizing bake sales for charity in downtown Schenectady, our students are always up to something fun.


Our blog

From new hair products and style trends to guest artist profiles, we have expert tips to keep you on the cutting edge and lookin’ good. 

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