August 1, 2017 / / Giving Back

The Temple Sponsors Flowers Over Frederick

The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is once again excited to be a part of Flowers over Frederick in Downtown Frederick, MD. Flowers over Frederick aims to beautify the downtown Frederick community.

“Our school and Future Professionals are always looking for ways to support our community. Being a cosmetology school, we show and teach our Future Professionals how to create beauty. Flowers Over Frederick allows us, not only, to create beauty outside of our doors, but also, give back to the community that we love.” said Sharon Riser, co -owner.

July 28, 2017 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

5 Minutes With A Professional: Candis Farmer

Professional Profile:

Candis Farmer
District Manager Maryland and Pennsylvania
Floyds 99 Barbershop

What would you tell someone who was considering beginning their cosmetology education at The Temple?

I graduated from The Temple – Frederick location – in 2006. I see a big difference comparing The Temple to other cosmetology schools that I’ve either visited as a potential student or ones that I’ve now visited as a presenter.

I would almost compare The Temple to a four-year university where some of the other schools are more along the lines of being a trade school. Trade schools are very focused on “checking the boxes” and doing the things needed to get a cosmetology license. But I really felt that at The Temple I was exposed to all of the options – kind of like general studies – like platform work, photo work, charity, etc. There was just so much more than just the state board curriculum and it gave me the opportunity to put my hand in a lot of buckets to see what I enjoyed. It was more comprehensive.

What wisdom would you pass along to current Future Professionals? 

My biggest advice is don’t be too good for anything. Learn all that you can because you’ve just hit the tip of the ice burg. When you get out of school you feel very knowledgeable as compared to when you started but in the grand scheme of the industry, there are so many people out there who have knowledge to offer you. It is important to keep your mind open to learning those things.

Also keep in mind that nothing is free. You might get to go to work with an amazing colorist but in exchange you might need to scrub the toilet there every night. But the knowledge that you receive from that colorist is free and might have taken that person 20 years to learn. And that is priceless.

Is there one thing you wished graduates knew coming out of cosmetology school?

What you put into your career is directly reflected into your paycheck.

People that wait for clients to magically show up and get haircuts/color are the people who don’t have what they want and they’re also the ones always complaining about money. The people who really live it understand that sometimes you have to work full weekends and nights even if you don’t want to.

You have to pay your dues in this industry and be available for clients. If you put in a couple of good years of solid availability then you get to the point where people like you and request you because you put the work in. That is the point when you get to create your own schedule. You just have to grind when you are new at this.

Just strive to do your best. If you present your best self every day, life will lay itself out for you.

July 25, 2017 / / Giving Back

Future Professionals Give Back To YMCA Campers

Temple Future Professionals treated YMCA campers to some pampering this summer while visiting various locations throughout Frederick County.

“It is always a wonderful opportunity for our Future Professionals to get to work with the young members of the community. Giving back inspires both the campers and our Future Professionals.” said Trish Kaiser, director.

“It was a fun change of pace. All of the kids were super excited and practically swarmed the table when we got there. Plus it is always nice give back to the community when you can.” said Future Professional Morgan Buchanan.

June 30, 2017 / / Giving Back

The Temple Designates FUNraiser Proceeds to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County

In the past 14 years, Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools have raised and donated over $18.2 million to a variety of charitable organizations, including $1.1 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, $1 million to Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, $685,000 to the Gary Sinise Foundation, $370,000 to Habitat for Humanity, and $950,000 to Food 4 Africa, to name just a few.

Many Paul Mitchell schools also pledged part of the $1.5 million they raised in this year’s annual “FUNraising” campaign to charities in their local communities, for a combined total of nearly $100,000 going to worthwhile organizations across the country. The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School donated $831.00 to SHIP – Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County.

“We’ve partnered with SHIP many other times, than our FUNraising events in the past two years because we are impressed with the difference they make to homeless students in our community,” said Sharon Riser co-owner of The Temple. “From housing to hygiene products, after-school programs, clothing, etc, SHIP ensures that students have the essentials while enrolled in school. As a school owner we know first-hand that those essentials make a huge difference in the basic learning of any student.”

“We strive to be good neighbors, good citizens, and good contributors in every community where we have a Paul Mitchell School,” says Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools. “When it comes to charity, some people donate money, and some people donate their time. We do both.”

With over 100 schools across America, plus international schools in Slovenia and Taiwan, Paul Mitchell Schools have always supported local organizations and activities such as Boys and Girls Clubs, toy drives, senior centers, and other community events. Each year, hundreds of students cut hair and help out at Mother’s Day and back-to-school events at the Fred Jordan Missions in Los Angeles’s skid row, attended by thousands of women and children. In December, students and team members across the country pamper and bring holiday cheer to nursing homes and senior centers on “Ann Bowler Day,” a Paul Mitchell Schools’ tradition that honors the elderly. On 9/11 and Veterans Day, students and team members hold special events and fundraisers and provide complimentary services for their local first responders, military personnel, police, and firefighters.

June 22, 2017 / / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

Using The FAFSA To Fund Your Cosmetology Education At The Temple

by Ingrid Nelson

So, you need help paying for your education at The Temple?  The FAFSA isn’t as scary and confusing as you might think.  Follow the steps below for what to do and what NOT to do when filling out your FAFSA for your cosmetology education.

This video introduces you to what this process looks like: 


What to Do:

  • Get an FSA ID at
  • Dependent Student? Parent needs an FSA ID too
  • Visit
  • Sign in with Student’s FSA ID
  • Choose the 2017/2018 FAFSA
  • Add our school code: 041518
  • Use 2015 tax information
  • Sign with Student’s (and Parent’s, if necessary) FSA ID
  • Results will arrive at The Temple in 3-5 business days

What NOT to Do:

  • Losing or Forgetting your FSA ID – write it down, take a picture, save in your phone!
  • Losing or Forgetting your FSA ID!
  • Forgetting to sign the FAFSA – all results will be blank
  • Using the wrong tax information – 2017/2018 FAFSA uses 2015 taxes
  • We are The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School – not Temple University

If you have a tour of our campus in the future, fill out your FAFSA now!  We can review your results with a member of our Financial Aid Team after your tour.  Just remember it takes 3-5 business days for your results to arrive.

We look forward to meeting you and helping make your cosmetology dreams come true!

About Ingrid: Ingrid brings years of real-world experience to The Temple.  She was a Makeup Artist and Beauty Advisor for Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Jolie Day Spa & Hair Design in Bethesda, Maryland.  She also has experience with the business side of beauty, having been Retail Manager, Assistant Director and Spa Director for Jolie Day Spa & Hair Design.  In her time at The Temple, she has had the privilege of being on the Service Desk Team, Makeup Team for Lingerie Fashion Week 2013 & 2014 in New York City, Education Team & Enrollment Team.  She loves to impart her years of experience to the next generation of our industry here at The Temple.