Cosmetology & Beauty School in Sacramento – Paul Mitchell the School
916.339.1888
5231 Madison Avenue Sacramento, CALIFORNIA 95841

Welcome to the Sacramento Paul Mitchell Beauty, Cosmetology and Barbering School

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At MTI College, home of Paul Mitchell The School, students develop the beauty and cosmetology skills they need to turn their passion and creativity into a rewarding career. Paul Mitchell The School’s reputation for innovation and excellence can open doors for you in a competitive job market. Plus, you’ll have full access to all the student resources at MTI, an institution of higher learning that has served the Sacramento area for 50 years.

The Beauty School Experience

Every cosmetology student is different, with their own strengths and interests. Whether you want to work backstage in the performing arts or open your own salon, there’s a place for you at Paul Mitchell The School at MTI College.

Our students benefit from a training environment that is challenging, fun, and inspirational. You’ll develop professional skills in hair, skin, and nail care by working with real people at our guest services clinic.

Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento at MTI College limits beauty school class sizes to no more than 16 students, ensuring that everyone receives one-on-one attention from our talented instructors.

A career in cosmetology requires a solid understanding of business fundamentals. Beauty school students benefit from business modules designed by faculty with MTI College’s Business Administration program. You’ll learn all about marketing, merchandising, client retention, and cash flow management.

We think this focus on fundamentals is why graduates are so successful in passing the California State Cosmetology Board Exam and building lucrative careers in cosmetology.

Our Cosmetology Instructors

Students of Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento at MTI College learn from professional hairstylists and estheticians. Our Learning Leaders bring their skills and real-world experience with them into the classroom, and are passionate about the beauty industry and the success of their students.

The Cosmetology and Barbering Program

In addition to completing our Cosmetology Program, eligible students can add a Barbering component.  Our Cosmetology and Barbering Program prepares students for licensure as a Cosmetologist and Barber.  Upscale salons and barbershops focused on men’s grooming are an up and coming trend in the hair industry – and skilled barbers in are in-demand to meet the needs of this growing clientele. Our Barbering curriculum can be taken as part of the Cosmetology and Barbering Program or as a standalone course for existing licensed cosmetologists.  The multilevel curriculum will hone your technical and business skills while developing your creativity.

The Barbering Program

Advanced Makeup Training Now Available

If you want to learn how to work with special skin types or tap into your creativity with special effects makeup, we now offer a huge variety of special makeup courses.

Learn Advanced Makeup and Design Skills

Paul Mitchell at MTI Testimonials and Careers

Find out what some of our cosmetology school graduates are doing with the training they received at MTI’s Paul Mitchell beauty program. Also, learn more about the potential careers graduates may pursue upon completion of the program.

View Student Testimonials

Apply to Paul Mitchell the School at MTI

Apply today to pursue an exciting career in the field of cosmetology. Upon completion of the online application, you will be contacted by an MTI admissions advisor who will guide you through the process, answer your questions, and schedule a tour of our Sacramento campus. Join Sacramento’s best beauty school and apply today!

Apply to Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento at MTI College

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Review Program Assessment Data

PDF FileCosmetology Program Assessment 2013 (PDF)

PDF FileCosmetology Program Assessment 2011 (PDF)

Program Details

Median Loan Debt Incurred by Students

Median Loan Debt: $11,811
* The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $18,050
Books and Supplies: $2,426

Job Placement Rate

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: 97%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: 87%

Based on the number of Cosmetology graduates in the 2015-2016 award year (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016) who registered for graduate placement services and secured employment in their field of study, and those who did not register and successfully obtained employment on their own.

* Future results may vary. MTI’s job placement rate calculations are based on the award year July 1 to June 30. The unadjusted rate represents the percentage of total graduates who obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate represents the percentage of graduates who are actively looking for work and obtain employment in or related to their field of study. The adjusted rate does not include graduates who are not looking for work for reasons such as continuing education, remaining at current place of employment, military service, health issues, death, etc. For a complete explanation of MTI’s placement calculations, please visit: Job Placement Rate Calculation

California License Examination Pass Rates

A written and practical (hands-on) examination is required to become a licensed cosmetologist in California.

Licensure Pass Rate: 99%

(Based on Cosmetology program graduates in the 2015-2016 award year (7/1/2015 – 6/30/2016) who obtained their cosmetology licenses through the State of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Review MTI’s exam pass rates and compare our results to other schools by reviewing the results posted by the California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Look up MTI College under “Cosmetology – Written Examination Results” and “Cosmetology – Practical Examination Results.”

View Cosmetology Examination Results

California State Licensing Requirements – CA Board of Barbering and Cosmetology FAQ


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Learn more in the 2017 MTI College Catalog (PDF).


Cosmetology Articles

Find out more about Sacramento’s Paul Mitchell the School Sacramento at MTI College in our cosmetology training section. Here you will learn about beauty school skills, career opportunities in cosmetology, and MTI’s Paul Mitchell the School community involvement.

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