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The Barbering Program

The hot modern-day barbershop trend is exploding. More and more men are wanting a comfortable space where they can get where they can get the full barber experience of grooming, a classic taper or fade style haircut and a relaxing shave performed by a trained, professional barber. Our three-level program gives you hands-on training in everything from precision haircutting, color and texture to skincare, shaving and grooming, plus the personal and business skills you need to build a career.

Our Program Levels

LEVEL 1: CORE
LEVEL 2: ADAPTIVE
LEVEL 3: CREATIVE

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:

  • Haircutting
  • 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

Student Kit

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 I was deployed in Iraq, we had no barbers. I had clippers, so I cut people’s hair. I couldn’t be too free—but now I know color, designs, everything; it’s way more free and creative.”
Teddy

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Ipad Included

When you have the latest technology and resources at your fingertips, you’ll be more successful in school and in your career. That’s why every Future Professional at Paul Mitchell The School Spokane receives an iPad with their student kit, giving them on-the-go access to schoolwork, career advice from industry leaders, Paul Mitchell cutting and coloring apps, our exclusive Business Fundamentals: Connecting to My Future curriculum and much more.

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Consumer Information

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Our Barbering Programs

We offer varying barbering program options. See below for more details on each of them.

 

Barber
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

School Supplies, Kit, and Tuition Costs

 

Tuition: $8,125.00

Application Fee (nonrefundable): $100.00

Technical Kit, Equipment, Textbook, Supplies (nonrefundable): $1,990.00

Total Cost: $10,215.00

Drop Fee: $100.00

 

How long will it take?

School Required Hours

 

Commitment to Complete Program: 1000 hours

When can I get started?

Ready to get started? Here are our upcoming start dates for this program:

  • 11/10/2020 - Barber
  • 01/19/2021 - Barber
  • 03/30/2021 - Barber

Student educational materials
  • 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
  • Paul Mitchell Product Guide Workbook,  ISBN N/A, $2.50
  • Connecting to My Future Book, ISBN 0-9743205-0-1, $17.50
  • 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
Required textbooks

1 Mindtap Milady Standard Barbering; ISBN: 9781305664005 (digital), $255.95

1 Lightening Moments, $8.00; ISBN: 13:978-1542680325

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Funding Your Future

Curious about your future as a barber? 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.

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How can I find out more?

Contact us today and a member of our Enrollment Team will get back to you right away and answer all your questions.

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