paul mitchell the school

My piece of advice for future beauty school students:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEAAASSSEEEE for the love of god research the school you are going to go to.

I cannot stress this enough to any of you, please look into the school you’re gonna try and go to. A LOT of schools are set up to only teach you the BARE MINIMUM of hairdressing in order to get you to pass your boards. They are not obligated to actually teach you how to do hair. It’s disgusting to me how the majority of hair schools in this country only teach you to pass your boards, and nothing else. So, what are your options?

Choose a beauty school that is backed by a major hairdressing corporation. The easiest way to identify these are if the schools have the brand in the name, ie. Paul Mitchell: The School, Aveda Institute, and I believe Redken and Tigi have schools as well. The reason why these schools are your best bet is because they will actually teach you to be salon ready before they teach you how to pass your particular states board. I know from experience with Paul Mitchell: The School, and my best friend went to Aveda, and several of my coworkers went to a Tigi backed hairdressing academy.

I know in Oklahoma, schools are only required to tell you how to pass your boards and nothing beyond that. If you’re wanting one of the best possible educations you can receive in this industry, go for Paul Mitchell. The Paul Mitchell education is the easiest to understand. It’s backed by/based on Vidal Sassoon, and they looooooooooove breaking everything down.  The Paul Mitchell education involves teaching multiple different ways of cutting, coloring, and styling.  I know soooo many people that came straight out of other schools that didn’t know how to do anything other than the 90* cut, perms, and roller sets.

Again, please please please try to research the education that you’re wanting to get, and if anyone sees this and has questions on the Paul Mitchell education specifically, drop me a line.

The Future Professional

I go by Cindy. 

This blog is basically going to be focused around my time at Paul Mitchell the School and my experiences as a cosmetology student overall. Updates will be either daily or weekly depending on my moods, the information you guys want, and the things I find important. I will be making specific links for certain types of post that you’ll be able to find on my sidebar.

I will try to make this as professional as I can, but keep in mind I am a 21 year old woman so sometimes I can be a little vent and ramble crazy. 

Leave me questions on anything you’d like to know and I’ll do my best to answer those questions!

Cosmetology School...

I decided I wanted to become a cosmetologist. I narrowed my decision down to 2 schools: Empire Beauty School and Paul Mitchell. I’m really leaning towards Paul Mitchell (it’s like my dream school) but the price is way out of my budget. Hopefully after my visit with them on Saturday, my worries will go away and I can start pursuing my dream of being a cosmetologist.

Coconut Oil in your hair.....

As a cosmetology student I don’t claim to know everything. I’m still learning & plan on learning even more once I’m in a salon. I also plan on continuing my education after I graduate from PMTS. But the one thing I know and have learned first hand due to working on live guests, slathering your hair in coconut oil isn’t always a good thing. Many people don’t realize that coconut oil will build up in your hair & emulsify when you try to wash it. Case in point: one of my live guests was a teenage girl. Her mother use to put coconut oil in her hair twice a week, & wouldn’t always wash it out afterwards. The day she came in to see me, we washed her hair like normal, & when we went to dry it there were white beads everywhere. I asked if she’d been using anything at home & she said no. I spoke with my learning leader & I took the guest back to the wash bowl. In total we ended up washing her hair about 6 times. We even put in our clarifying shampoo, put a processing cap on her, stuck her under the dryer for 10 minutes to break up the coconut oil & still nothing. At this point we got as much out as we could but you could still see the oil in the water as we washed her hair. Eventually I just had to continue the service & when her mother came back to get her, I explained what happened, & that’s when I found out she had been putting coconut oil in her hair. I told her that less is more & to try & wash her hair shortly after using the coconut oil.
So just be careful when using all these at home treatments. Make sure you aren’t over doing it & doing more damage than good.
This also goes for mayo & egg treatments. If you don’t get all that out of your hair, it will breed bacteria so please be careful!

I LOVE the fact that the people on Tumblr, that go to Paul Mitchell all around the US, post stuff on here. & that you guys like don’t mind me asking questions and getting advice from you gals(; Like I find it cool that ya’ all post pictures and post stuff about how you’re day was. I actually have Paul Mitchell tagged on the side of my dashboard. I get excited when it show’s one or two people who blogged about OUR school. & I honestly read EVERYTHING. I am so excited to always share my learning experiences with you guys. :) I LOVE PAUL MITCHELL. 

anonymous asked:

Hey since you go to PM the school can I get your advice? I really want to apply one in my city but I'm afraid it's quite far. It's 30 mins by car. I mean I already went to the tour and I fell in LOVE with the school. By train it will take me abt. 45 mins to get there and will cost me $10/ $15. I don't know what to do because ppl are suggesting me I should look up other beauty schools that are nearer. I don't want to go anywhere else because I KNOW this is the right school for me.What'd u think?

Do you have a car you can take for the commute? Is gas money going to be a problem? Because taking a train every day at that cost will get expensive :/
I actually had to move 3 hours away from my hometown to be closer to school and even then it’s a 40 minute drive every morning.
I think that if you really want it, you can always find a way to make it happen. PM is a really amazing school to go to and your training is much different from any other cosmetology school. It doesn’t work on only your beauty skills, but your people skills. There’s a wonderful culture behind the Paul Mitchell name and it is an amazing thing to be apart of.
Personally, I highly recommend it. If you know in your heart this is the school for you, go for it. I wish you the best and hope you are nothing but happy with whatever decision you make. No regrets<3


on 30 may 2017 i began my career as a student at paul mitchell the school san diego. in four days time have i learned much and befriended many and dear lord am i proud to say that for the first time as a young adult i do not feel anxiety nor doubt for my future (as much) as i’ve gained numerous pathways to opportunities just by taking this step into an industry that i not only admire but also fear.
despite what challenges await i have prepared myself as best as i believe i can. i’ve never known the utmost concept of going in headstrong until four days ago.
without both the support and negativity i’ve received from friends family and other external stimulants entering such a competitive and demanding atmosphere i would not have been able to even step foot on its property.
with absolute determination and excitement do i declare that i am (as of four days ago really) officially a paul mitchell future professional finally undergoing a passion i in the past saw myself growing to love but had no idea how to pursue.

He hung around a lot with the jocks from school, like his stepbrother Duane Nelson and Paul Mitchell. They watched football and pro wrestling on television (Prince would imitate the local announcer interviewing characters like Mad Dog Vachon and the Crusher), played an electric football game, or shot baskets at nearby Bryant Junior High School.

When he wasn’t at his dad’s, communing with the organ or piano, Prince was likely to be at the Mitchells’ a couple blocks away. He’d arrive at 7 AM., go to school with his buddies, and then go to practice—and sometimes stay at the Mitchells’ till bedtime.

At one point, the guys went through a phase when they used to tickle and tease their moms. You know, it was a sign of warmth and love and fun. However, there was no mom in Prince’s life, so he used to tickle Mrs. Mitchell.

“A lot of people felt sorry for him,” said Paul Mitchell. “He would get on people’s nerves sometimes. I think it was just his frustration lashing out at people. I think he was trying to be cute and get attention. He didn’t get it at home. We kind of helped him. I think at times he had to feel left out because he just didn’t have anyone. But he never talked about the family problems, even to Duane.”

-Paul Mitchell, Prince Inside the Purple Reign by Jon Bream