Atlanta >Vocational Schools > Paul Mitchell The School Atlanta
887 West Marietta St Nw Ste A, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3031833.782551 -84.416436
Tue, Sat 8:30am-3:30pm Wed-Fri 8:30am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Northwest, Northwest
As a recent graduate of this school I can honestly say I loved my experience here! The learning leaders are all very good at what they do and worked hard to give me the skills I needed to become a great hairdresser. Sure, it can be like high school sometimes, but overall everyone has a great time and all of the extra activities you can get involved in make it a great experience. The school itself is is beautiful and the location is great! I loved it and would tell anyone to go!
I am a graduate of this school and want to say that it was a wonderful experience. I learned so much while I was there. It was an awesome time. They have become like family to me. I was a part of our design team and we participated in lots of fashion shows and events around town. I went to school to become a colorist and fell in love with cutting. Mrs. Wendy and Jan were awesome teachers and now I am a cutter in an awesome salon in the Atlanta. Working on mannequins got me stressed sometimes, but it was worth it. I even went to a hair show in Vegas while I was a student. I won a product contest! Even after I graduated they let me take state board classes to get super prepared. They even throw an alumni party at the W downtown! Chic!
The Worst Education A Future Stylist Could Pay For – Let me begin with how excited I was to be apart of Paul Mitchell the School, I knew that I had done so much in the hair industry except school, with that in mind it was obvious that I deserved the best education, and what better place than one of the most reknown names in the world, Paul Mitchell. "Or so I thought"! I HATE THIS SCHOOL. This was the worst decision of my life, I feel like I've wasted my time, the only time I felt like I learned anything was in core (the first few weeks) the teacher Mrs. Jackie takes pride in what she does, she's great! After testing out of there you hit the clinic floor, and this is where the mess comes in, there is no structure, no order, you basically have to finn for yourself, cool, but then, you have these teachers who give this place a bad reputation, most of their ATTITUDES STINK!!! Not only is this place like a high school, because there arepeople of all ages 18 & up that's aweful, everyones focus isn't the same, can you say Drama! The lady who I guess runs the place Carol, walks around like the Wardon, never saw her do a lick of hair, pretends to be pleasant, but she's really an @$$hole, no matter your age she'll try to treat you like a child. Most of the teachers on the clinic floor don"t possess the knowledge of the standards that I believed a Paul Mitchell School should have, none of them even look like stylist except maybe Tracey, Mary-Alex, and young Destiny the ones that possess any knowledge are either on the HOT SEAT(working on getting fired), frustrated or overwhelmed that its often impossible for the future professionals that need that extra pep talk or one on one education to get it. We pay $20,000 for these people to show us techniques on dvd by Scott Cole and brag about how great a stylist Scott Cole is (school founder) Love the man his energy is awesome, but they only show structure within the school, when he's in town making an appearance! Alot of the teachers are young in age and in my opinion don't have enough wisdom, experience, or Pizazz to teach the future creative trendsetters because they have no style whatsoever! Trust that I am not the only person that's going through this just about the entire student body feels the same, but once you sign that contract, welcome to the sweatshop lol! You too will be thrown to the wolves on the clinic floor feeling like you got robbed of $20,000, and you have to take clients to gain your knowledge so to speak, but your really making the school more money. Did I mention they promote diversity but there are lots of things you will not learn here Marcell Iron usage but more than anything you will NOT LEARN TO STYLE HAIR! You will only learn the fundamentals to get you through and how to use a flat iron. If I can't promise you'll learn anything else I promise you will be a Flat Iron PROFESSIONAL! Im not bashing people, I've just been let down by this experience, I set my standards of a Paul Mitchell School so high because I thought so highly of Paul Mitchell. I've had to snap back into reality, and mentally just be aware of the decision that I made, it just infuriates because I know now that Im just paying for the name "Paul Mitchell" not for the education that I desired.
Is PM for me?? – I am interested in going to hair school, but I am afraid that I wouldn't be as good as others, or good enough for the program. I have a lot of experience with hair color, but absolutely no experience with cuts. Is it normal for students to be in this position when they start? I hope I'm wrong, but I have this idea that when people start, they are already able to do amazing cuts (and color) and they just need to hone their skills.
Really great service at a great price – I have been going to Paul Mitchell, The School for a couple of years now and have always had a great experience. It's a fun, hip, intown kinda place with really good students and teachers working together to make you look beautiful. It's like going to a real high end Buckhead salon, but without the cost $$$$ and attitude. Cut, color, everything turns out great for me and I like the attitude and feel when I am there. I will keep going back.....
Great deal!! – I decided I could no longer spend $145 for highlights and $80 for a haircut! After talking with a friend I decided to go to Paul Mitchell the School Atlanta. She explained to me that they are students working toward their cosmetology licenses. I was worried, but I'm willing to try anything once. After checking in at the desk a student came to get me. She was very sweet and after the consultation I felt much more comfortable. A teacher came over and checked the color and cut a few times. Everyone was dressed in black and it was a great atmosphere. These students are going to be great stylist! During the blowdry, I could tell how much I loved the color. It was more than I asked for! The cut is fun and edgy! The recommend everyone give it a chance. When I was finished and my student took me to the desk to pay, my jaw dropped at the prices! I only spent $65 (less then I use to pay for just a haircut)! The girls at the desk helped me pick out some products and I felt so good about myself. I have been getting so many compliments!
Wonderful Experience – I will start by saying that I am a recent college grad so affordability was my main objective. I chose PMTS because compared to other schools in the area, I had heard the most successful outcomes from here. I made an early appointment which was fortunate because my cut/color took 5 hours. But it was so worth it! I have thick naturally curly hair. I got a cut, color (from blonde to red), and thinning, so I knew it would take a while. I would suggest requesting a Phase II student unless you are getting something very basic done like a trim. My stylist Samantha seemed fairly confident, and when she wasn't, she would ask one of the instructors. The only thing that concerned me a bit was that the instructors were not always on the same page- my stylist told me that her instructors where disagreeing completely on how to mix my color- something you think they would agree on at a school- but my color came out great. Samantha had great judgement, and with all the hours these girls/guys put in, they have a good grip on what they are doing. It got busy towards the end of my appointment, and ever client I saw leave looked great. I have no doubt that if I did not like my end result, an instructor would have gladly fixed it. Just remind yourself that you came to this salon, and they are students- be patient, give them feedback, and have faith that everything will come out better than when you started. I would totally recommend the experience- and I also saved about $125!
Limited knowledge for African-American hair – Today, I visited the salon for the 3rd time. I went in knowing that the style was not going to be great - my style always looks better when I get there than when I leave - but expected the service outside of the finished style to be good. Having un-relaxed, natural African-American hair, I require a good shampoo/conditioner, blow-dry and flat iron finish. Today, I was really in need of a trim which was the real reason for the visit.
I had a consultation with the student and one instructor (Todd). I was pleased with the consult -Todd was great! Once my hair was washed and the student began to blow-dry, another instructor (Jen) came to give tips to the student. Unfortunately, her tips were terrible, horrible even. Jen clearly did not know what to do with my hair. She loaded 4 products on my hair, each used in excess. This was in addition to the 1 product already applied by Todd. Then she realized her initial technique was not going to work and changed her instructions. The student proceeded with blow-drying my hair. Afterwards, Todd came back and helped with the cut.
In the end, the cut was nice. Unfortunately, the finishing was not so good due to the gross amount of product in my hair. By the time I got home, my hair was flaking so badly that my husband asked why I looked like I had dandruff. In addition, my hair was heavy and unmanageable. Once I complete this review, I am going upstairs to wash and flat-iron my hair over again. At least the cut is good.
My tip to instructor Jen is unless you participated in the consultation, do not contribute to the process. I also put myself at fault for not asking the student to re-wash my hair (but again, how could I know what the result would be, I'm not a professional).
My previous visits to the salon were for highlights which were also quite good.
The only time I go to the school is when I am too broke to pay my regular stylist ($75 haircut was not feasible this month with Christmas just days away). I don't think the students have enough experience with my hair type to style it well as the roots are usually still kinky and require me to touch it up when I get home.
Bottom line is, if you have natural hair, this is not the place to go. Go for highlights/coloring but go elsewhere for routine styling.
Best deal in Atlanta! – My hair looks great! I got color and cut for less than just a cut at my old salon! The atmosphere was very professional and the whole service was a lot of fun! My stylist impressed me with her hair knowledge. I;ll be going back very soon.
Great School – I am so happy that I picked Paul Mitchell, this school is really great, the staff, the teachers, and the students really make this place a great learning environment. I am getting ready to graduate and I already have a job. This school gave me all the tools I need to make money in this industry. Thank you PMTS Atlanta!!!
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