Paul Mitchell the School?

Hi! my name is Kara, and I will be starting Paul Mitchell the School next year in San Diego. I was just wondering from personal experiences how did you like it? My main goal in going there is not to make friends exactly, it's to do everything I need to do to become a licensed hair dresser, but i am a friendly/outgoing person and wouldn't mind at all making some friends along the way, except i've heard that the girls there are not interested in friendships in the slightest & some can even be a little rude and not friendly at all.. is this true from your experience? I will be going to the day school instead of the night school to get done with everything quicker.. those who chose to do the day school did you enjoy it and were the long hours worth it? I apologize for all the questions I just want get as much info& the truth about actually attending the school as I can. How is Paul Mitchell about helping you with job placement after you complete the program? Also, if anyone has any advice or just wants to share any personal experiences with the school I would appreciate it.. pretty much just whatever you have to say about it I am listening:) Thank you all in advance for your helpful answers.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Please save yourself A LOT of money by instead attending the more Affordable county vo-tech school (or community college) as opposed to those private overpriced for-profit beauty/tech schools (such as 'paul mitchell, the school', 'aveda institute', 'empire beauty', 'toni guy', 'marinello', 'regency' and others) as long as the program is accredited within the industry. It can take the graduate a couple of years to 'get a book' (of regular customers) before possibly making decent money. Then the person would have all of those student loans to repay as well as needing to pay for rent and other expenses.

    These consumer sites have negative posts by former students about those private $$ for-profit tech schools: and can type into search.

    For US colleges:

    General career info: and can search 'barbers and cosmetologists' or such.

    Regarding not being interested in making friends while in school, please remember to remain diplomatic as no one knows if that person will end up at the same salon as you in the future :) It's always great to have a reputation as someone pleasant as well as competent, too ;)

    I just wanted to add that just about all of those private expensive for-profit tech schools tout how they help with job placement, however, they usually don't have many more leads than the sunday classified section or job site.

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