Cosmetology and Barbering - Licensure Program

Cosmetology and Barbering Program in Sacramento, CA

Learn the skills needed to be a professional cosmetologist and barber. Get prepared with the Cosmetology and Barbering Program at MTI College in Sacramento.

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Cosmetology and Barbering School by Paul Mitchell at MTI College in Sacramento, California

The Beauty and Cosmetology School by Paul Mitchell at MTI College provides training that is challenging, fun, inspirational, and will equip students to enter the exciting field of cosmetology. Whether you are working backstage in the performing arts or have plans to open your own salon, we provide you with the professional skills needed to excel in the industry.

Review our course and industry information to see if the Beauty and Cosmetology School by Paul Mitchell at MTI is right for you. Fill out an information or tour request form to get started today!

About The Cosmetology and Barbering Program

Students will be equipped with fundamentals, and develop the professional skills needed to work in the cosmetology industry with confidence. Students get the chance to work with real clients at our guest services clinic to put their skills to the test. Graduates will walk away with a wide range of skills in hair, skin, and nail care that will prepare them to join or start a salon. The focus on fundamentals has equipped students to pass the California State Cosmetology Board Exam and go on to build successful careers in cosmetology and barbering.

The Cosmetology and Barbering Program is a comprehensive program that is based on the requirements set forth by the State of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology and meets all educational requirements (instruction and required operations) for becoming a licensed cosmetologist and/or a barber in the State of California. The total length of the program is 1200 hours. Upon successful completion, future professionals will earn a diploma in Cosmetology and Barbering and will be eligible to pursue licensure with the State of California.

Please note: Students must qualify, apply for, and pass the cosmetology and barbering licensure exams separately.

Upon successful completion of the Cosmetology and Barbering program at MTI College, students will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws and rules regulating the cosmetology industry in the State of California.
  • Discuss and apply the scientific aspects of cosmetology, including anatomy and physiology, chemistry and bacteriology to their professional activities.
  • Follow general sanitation procedures and safety guidelines as applied to all aspects of hair, skin and nail care.
  • Consistently apply appropriate Paul Mitchell systems techniques in the following areas:
    • Haircutting and styling
    • Hair coloring, permanent waving, chemical relaxing, and other scalp and hair treatments;
    • Skincare treatments, esthetics, and the application of cosmetics
    • Manicures, pedicures, nail enhancements, and advanced nail techniques.
    • Hair cutting and styling following the Paul Mitchell Barbering system.
    • Skin care treatments for men.
    • Beard Design, shaving with straight edge razors and maintenance.
    • Demonstrate and understanding of the skills needed for building and retaining clientele.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of California state requirements and procedures for licensed Cosmetologists/Barbers.
    • Describe and adhere to the laws and rules regulating the cosmetology and barbering industry in the State of California.
    • Discuss and apply the scientific aspects of cosmetology and barbering, including anatomy and physiology, chemistry and bacteriology to their professional activities.
    • Follow general sanitation procedures and safety guidelines as applied to all aspects of hair, skin and nail care.
    • Perform salon services in a friendly, competent, and professional manner.
    • Make appropriate product recommendations and properly advise customers on the product’s use and safety.
    • Apply fundamental business practices to a salon environment, including customer service, retail skills, and client recordkeeping.

    PMTS MTI College also offers education from the Business Fundamentals curriculum developed by PMAE.

    Students will be equipped and trained in:

    • Marketing
    • Merchandising
    • Client retention

    Next Start Dates:

    Aug 22, 2022Cosmetology and Barbering
    Sep 12, 2022Cosmetology and Barbering

    Cosmetology and Barbering Program

    In addition to completing the Cosmetology and Barbering School by Paul Mitchell at MTI College in Sacramento, eligible students have the opportunity to add a barbering component, preparing them for licensure as a cosmetologist and barber.

    The barbering curriculum can be taken as part of the Cosmetology and Barbering Program or as a standalone course for PM Graduates only. The multilevel curriculum will hone the student’s technical and business skills while developing their creativity. With upscale salons and barbershops focusing on professional men’s grooming, skilled barbers are in high demand to meet the needs of this growing clientele.

    What Students Have to Say About MTI College

    Here’s what students and faculty have to say about the cosmetology and barbering training at MTI College.

    Financial Aid

    MTI College at Sacramento is an eligible institution for state grants and government financial aid programs. Our Admissions department can help you pursue a future career by offering government loans and grants. Based on your eligibility, you can opt to take advantage of the many financial aid opportunities available at MTI. If you have questions about financial aid, call an MTI College admissions advisor at (916) 339-1500.

    Sample occupations

    Sample occupations for students completing the Cosmetology program:

    39-5012.00Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
    39-5011.00Barbers

    A complete list may be found online at https://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk. Enter program CIP code: 12.0401

    Salon Services at MTI College in Sacramento

    Receive great salon service and value at our Paul Mitchell The School guest services clinic. All services are performed by students under the supervision of an instructor. Services at Paul Mitchell the School at MTI include haircuts, hair coloring, hair texturing, scalp treatments, and more.

    All full-priced liquid products and hot tools are guaranteed 100% and may be exchanged with another product of equal or lesser price. Chemical services are guaranteed only when the prescribed products are purchased. No cash refunds. If a correction is deemed, please schedule an appointment within one week of original service.

    For an amazing beauty experience, make an appointment with one of our talented Future Professionals today! Walk-ins welcome; call or text (916)339-1888 to book your appointment now.

    Guest Services Appointment Hours

    Monday9:45 am – 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
    Tuesday9:45 am – 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm – 10:00 pm
    Wednesday10:45 am – 5:00 pm and 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
    Thursday10:45 am – 5:00 pm and 5:45 pm – 10:00 pm
    Friday9:45 am – 5:00 pm and 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
    SaturdayClosed
    SundayClosed

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Program Length

Estimated Length: 36 weeks


*Estimated program length assumes a student does not have prior transferable course credit and successfully completes a full course load each term. Actual Cosmetology program length may be longer or shorter depending on factors including, but not limited to, prior academic credit, class availability, academic performance, and attendance.

Program Courses

C103 - CORE
CORE focuses on the fundamental knowledge and skills Future Professionals will need to begin working with their clients, including an overview of the cosmetology industry and business practices; State of California rules and regulations, sanitation, and chemistry; basic techniques in cutting, color, and styling; and skin and nail care.
C305 - Adaptive A
The Adaptive phase is a period of intense study that is designed to build on the basics learned in CORE. The Adaptive phase consists of two modules in which future cosmetology professionals gain additional experience through hands-on practice and evaluation on the clinic floor. The Adaptive phase includes theory classes that contribute to the 160 theory hours required by the State of California and instruction in the areas of cutting, coloring, and texture/skin/makeup/nails. Future professionals also learn retailing practices, dialog, and the importance of educating clients on product, and the need for good communication between the professional and his/her guests by providing consultations on hair analysis, chemical analysis, and hair movement. Future professional progress will be evaluated at the end of each module and will earn a grade based on their performance in each area of study.
C307 - Adaptive B
The Adaptive phase is a period of intense study that is designed to build on the basics learned in CORE. The Adaptive phase consists of two modules in which future cosmetology professionals gain additional experience through hands-on practice and evaluation on the clinic floor. The Adaptive phase includes theory classes that contribute to the 160 theory hours required by the State of California and instruction in the areas of cutting, coloring, and texture/skin/makeup/nails. Future professionals also learn retailing practices, dialog, and the importance of educating clients on product, and the need for good communication between the professional and his/her guests by providing consultations on hair analysis, chemical analysis, and hair movement. Future professional progress will be evaluated at the end of each module and will earn a grade based on their performance in each area of study.
C403A - Creative A
The Creative Phase allows Future Cosmetology Professional to continue to build and apply their knowledge and skills through classroom instruction and working in the clinic. The Creative phase consists of three modules in which future professionals gain additional experience through hands-on practice and evaluation on the clinic floor. They explore ways to customize and combine the technical elements of what they have previously learned. Under the guidance of their Learning Leaders, Future Professionals will begin to operate more independently as they service their clients using techniques that combine the latest trends with fundamental technical skills.
C403B - Creative B
The Creative Phase allows Future Cosmetology Professional to continue to build and apply their knowledge and skills through classroom instruction and working in the clinic. The Creative phase consists of three modules in which future professionals gain additional experience through hands-on practice and evaluation on the clinic floor. They explore ways to customize and combine the technical elements of what they have previously learned. Under the guidance of their Learning Leaders, Future Professionals will begin to operate more independently as they service their clients using techniques that combine the latest trends with fundamental technical skills.
C470 - Barbering Techniques

Program Costs

Grants and other forms of tuition assistance are available to those who qualify. To find out what you’re eligible for, contact an MTI admissions advisor today!


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Registration: $16,800
Books and Supplies: $3,423

Graduate Placement

Job Placement Rate

Award Year Adjusted Job Placement Rate: *%
Award Year Unadjusted Job Placement Rate: *%

*This is a new program and fewer than 10 students completed this program in the award year. This information has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Based on the number of Cosmetology and Barbering graduates in the 2020-2021 award year 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.

Cosmetology Licensure Pass Rate: 83.54%
Barbering Licensure Pass Rate: 76.47%

*Based on Paul Mitchell the School – MTI College graduates who sought their barbering or cosmetology licenses through the State of California Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in 2021. 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.

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

All information provided in compliance with U.S. Code 75 FR 66948 §668.6.

Admissions Process

Apply today to pursue an exciting career in the field of cosmetology. Upon completion of the online application, you will be contacted by the Paul Mitchell Admissions Leader 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!

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