The Barbering Program
Barber School - Spokane, WA
The modern-day barbershop trend is evolving. More and more consumers want a comfortable space where they can get the full, traditional barber experience by a professional, state-licensed barber. Students (or as we call them, Future Professionals) are guided by our Learning Leaders through the barbering 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
LEVEL 1: CORE
A foundation course focusing on the fundamentals of both the theory and technical foundations of hair, skin, men’s grooming, facial shaves and an introduction to our Paul Mitchell Schools culture. Future Professionals learn the fundamentals in theory, then practice them hands-on in the safe environment of the classroom. You’ll work on mannequin heads and receive close, personal attention from a Learning Leader guiding you every step of the way.
Technical Areas Covered Include:
- Men’s shaving and grooming
- Hairpiece design, fitting, and maintenance
- Shaving, Beard Design and Grooming
- And much more
LEVEL 2: ADAPTIVE
The learning continues in the classroom and on the clinic floor, where Future Professionals practice and perfect the fundamental skills learned in Core. Adaptive-level students work on live models in a barbershop-like environment with the oversight and support of their Learning Leaders. You will work with professional products and learn how to conduct client consultations and create extraordinary guest-service experiences.
Areas Covered Include:
- Practice on real people in a barbershop-like environment
- Perfect your skills with help from Learning Leaders
LEVEL 3: CREATIVE
The Creative phase is where Future Professionals begin to expand their skills and learn more advanced and creative techniques. At the Creative level, students prepare to become barbershop-ready by working more independently. The pace and conditions are similar to those in a barbershop. You will develop your speed, build a résumé and portfolio and prepare to pass the state board test.
Areas Covered Include:
- Work independently (under the supervision of a Learning Leader)
- Prepare a career portfolio
- Prepare to pass the State Board test
- Develop speed and prepare to start your career
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.
When you have the latest technology and resources at your fingertips, you’ll be more successful in school and in your career. Future Professionals have on-the-go access to schoolwork, advice from industry leaders, Paul Mitchell cutting and coloring apps, our exclusive Business Fundamentals: Connecting to My Future curriculum and much more.Learn More
Learn more about our graduation, placement, and licensure rates, and much more.
Our Barbering Programs
We offer varying barbering program options. See below for more details on each of them.
School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs
Registration Fee (non-refundable) 100.00
Technical Kit * 1,515.05
Textbooks (non-refundable) 312.00
Digital Kit (non-refundable) 325.00
Shipping & Handling (non-refundable) 62.88
Sales Tax (non-refundable) 185.07
TOTAL COSTS $13,300.00
Click here to learn more about available funding options.
School Required Hours
Commitment to Complete Program: 1000 hours
Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:
- 06/26/2023 - Cosmetology
- 08/14/2023 - Barber
- 09/25/2023 - Barber
- 11/06/2023 - Barber
- 12/04/2023 - Barber
- 1 Cutting System DVD Box Set, ISBN 978-0-9743205-2-6, $300.00
- 1 Men’s Cutting System DVD, ISBN N/A$162.50
- 1 Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook, ISBN N/A, $2.50
- 1 Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $17.50
- 1 Be Nice (Or Else!) Book, ISBN-13: 978-0-974-993-99-7, $29.95
- 1 Multiple Intelligence (MI) Letter, ISBN N/A, $N/A
- 1 Plugged In Apron and membership (while enrolled)
- 1 Master Audio Club Subscription (while enrolled)
- 1 Apple iPad,ISBN N/A, $249.00
1 Mindtap Milady Standard Barbering; ISBN: 9781305664005 (digital), $255.95
1 Lightening Moments, $8.00; ISBN: 13:978-1542680325
Paul Mitchell The School Spokane offers two options for its Barber program, one which provides 25% of the course via distance learning, and the second option requires all of the training to take place within our campus.
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Funding Your Education
There are a wide variety of financial aid options out there—and we’re here to help you find them. Get information about tuition, financial aid, scholarships, and more from our helpful Spokane Financial Aid Leader.Learn More