July 24, 2016 / / Uncategorized

The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School Supports 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. Launched in 2008, Flowers over Frederick aims to beautify the downtown Frederick community.

The hanging baskets are featured in the summer and during the holiday seasons in 72 locations around the downtown area.


“Our school, along with our student body, have always been strong supporters of the community.  As a school that seeks to teach and create beauty, Flowers Over Frederick is a natural way for us to spread that love to the community that has always supported us,” said Sharon Riser, co -owner.

February 15, 2016 / / Uncategorized

Interested In Professional Makeup Artistry? Presenting Makeup At The Temple!


Passionate about makeup? Interested in expanded your skill set? Makeup At The Temple is the answer!

In her role as a Learning Leader at The Temple, Alice Ness is also the resident expert of the advanced make-up artistry or MAT (Makeup At The Temple) program. As a freelance makeup artist and hair stylist herself for commercial, editorial, portrait and fashion clients, Ness says this program is designed for anyone wanting to become a professional make up artist.

“I think it’s an absolute fantastic opportunity because it gives them the education needed to be in the industry,” Ness said. “It really is designed to give them skills that make them more marketable.’’

The MAT program, is broken up into six classes or 96 hours of learning and includes everything needed to be certified in all aspects of make up application and technique.

The classes can be taken individually or as a series, and include: Fashion Pro, Bridal Pro, Editorial Pro, Studio Pro, Camouflage pro, and On-set pro.

“If you get certified in all six, it makes you much more marketable. And your earning potential, for example, in the bridal world (1-2 weddings) during peak time (Summer) could be $400-1000 in a weekend,” added Ness, who is a 2009 Temple graduate.


Most recently, Temple graduate Marti Blattenberger, certified through the MAT program and has been invited to be a National Educator for Ultimate Face.

MAT is not only available to Temple students, but anyone in the cosmetology industry. For more information please visit the MAT website and Facebook page.

2016 class information can be found by downloading the flyer here.

January 5, 2016 / / Uncategorized

Keratin Complex: An Advanced Skill Set for All Future Professionals


By Katie Miller, Clinic Floor Manager

At The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School, our priority is to provide the most up to date education available to our Future Professionals. A few years ago, we saw an opportunity to further expand their skills by bringing Keratin Complex services onto our clinic floor.

Keratin Complex is a smoothing treatment that does wonders for all hair types by making curly hair less frizzy, coarse hair more manageable, and even damaged hair feel and look better! This service is not only terrific for the client that receives it, but also for the professional providing it.

On average, most salons charge anywhere between $300-$600 to perform this service (length and density can increase the cost). So, there are a lot of obvious financial benefits to providing this service as a licensed professional.

As an educator for Keratin Complex, I am personally able to give this certification to our Future Professionals as part of their education at The Temple. In other schools, you would be required to pay to go and get certified in this yourself or have your salon owner have someone come and certify you. At our school, we take care of training and certifying our Future Professionals so once they leave our doors and interview at salons, they would have the upper hand compared to any one else applying for that job.


All Future Professionals that attend our program will have the opportunity to receive a Keratin Complex certification. Our Phase 2 students, however, will be the only ones performing this service as it is an advanced skill set. It is our way of ensuring the quality of this service each time it is administered.

I am personally very pleased that our owners, Charles & Sharon Riser, empowered me to bring on this service to our clinic floor and our Future Professionals. There is no doubt that this certification provides added value to the education that we are providing. Not only do our Future Professionals get this amazing service to add to their bag of tricks, but they are also leave our doors with a leg up on the competition.

One reason I work in education is to help raise the bar of expectations for the cosmetology industry.  I know that with this service we most certainly are doing that for our future stylists.

About Katie: During her time at the Temple Katie has worn many different hats. From Service Desk Team Leader, Take Home Team Leader, Texture Specialist and finally, Clinic Floor Manager. (Which, she admits, is one of her favorites.) As Clinic Floor Manager she has the opportunity to work one on one with the Future Professionals in a “practice salon” environment where she works on their skills, sales, dialogues with guests and helps mold them into the fabulous stylists that we all know that they can be.

January 1, 2016 / / Uncategorized

10 Reasons to Pursue Your Cosmetology Education at The TEMPLE

A well-rounded cosmetology education from a reputable school is critical for achieving industry success. As one of your biggest career decisions, it’s important to choose a strong program at a good school—The TEMPLE is one of the best.

10. Our Tools:

One of the most exciting times for our Future Professionals is the day they get to unwrap your professional kit. It’s packed with all the essentials—hot styling tools, mannequin heads, shears, scissors and clips, and much more—so you’re ready to succeed in school and launch your dream career.

9. Our Teaching Style:

We use a unique approach to learning that gets you out of your chair, even working on the floor, on the very first week of class!  We use multi-media, video, live demos, lectures—even music!—in every lesson.

Not only will we teach you the technical proficiency needed in the beauty industry, we’ll also make sure you understand the business and personal skills we believe are vital to creating happy, productive professionals.

We also offer specialty classes in:

  • personal branding & social media
  • financial literacy
  • resume writing
  • vision boarding & goal setting

Our clinic floor boasts hundreds of guests each month giving you tons of opportunity to gain experience with guests! Online booking for guests makes the process easy and convenient. We also equip you with the marketing materials you need to start build your own clientele.

8. Our Culture:

Our culture is about bringing out the best in people and situations, changing lives, and making a difference in the world. You’ll feel it the minute you walk through our doors—the vibe is unmistakable and intentionally positive. The TEMPLE sets the stage early for your future success!

7. Our Staff & Leadership:


The TEMPLE is home to instructors and Learning Leaders who are licensed cosmetologists and experienced professionals—and they’re passionate about your success! Many are also “home growns” having graduated from The Temple as well. No one is more uniquely qualified to prepare you for the industry then the very alumni who have gone before you.

Sharon and Charles Riser, owners of The TEMPLE Frederick and Annapolis campuses, are highly regarded members of beauty industry. Their schools have received numerous national, regional and local awards; and their staff continuously strives to improve their technical skills and industry knowledge in order to create an excellent educational experience.

6. Our Financial Assistance Program:

If you’re thinking about financing your education at The TEMPLE, we can help! Navigating the process can be confusing and tricky, and our financial aid team supports you through the entire process. Different types of financial assistance options are available, including (but not limited to) Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, VA benefits and scholarships. We’ll meet with you one-on-one to create an individualized financial aid package to fit your lifestyle and needs.

5. Our Guest Artists:

From sharing a favorite technique to delivering the inside scoop on industry trends, our guest artists will encourage, teach and guide you on a path to your dream career. At The TEMPLE, we showcase a wide variety of regional, national and international guests to inspire and expand your concept of the potential in the beauty industry!

We’ve hosted guest artists such as:

  • Noogie Thai
  • Winn Claybaugh
  • Diana Schmidke
  • Debra Dietrich
  • Jeanne Braa-Foster
  • Geno Stampora

4. Our Placement Opportunities:


One of the most important things to consider when choosing your cosmetology school is career opportunities, and graduates of The TEMPLE have a 97%  job placement rate!

We have a team of individuals whose goal is to equip you with the tools you need to find your dream job. Career planning starts on day one at The TEMPLE, from landing that first job and mapping out a long-range plan, to achieving the career of your dreams. We support you every step of the way.

Professional development classes include a series of courses covering

  • resume building
  • creating a portfolio
  • personal branding & social media

These classes, along with multiple job fairs and outreach opportunities, are an essential part of the curriculum and will set you up to ace job interviews and get a head start on your career!

3. Our State Board Prep:

Our Final Phase program at The TEMPLE is the secret to our Future Professionals’ state board exam success! We go above and beyond to help ensure you pass your licensing exams with flying colors—something unmatched by other cosmetology schools.

Not only do we prepare you for both the written and practical portions of the exams, we also:

  • schedule your state board exams
  • provide you with the full testing kit materials customized to MD, VA or DE
  • pay for your written and practical state board exams

We boast a 98 percent passing rate with Future Professionals in the Final Phase program—we know what it takes to achieve success with the state boards!

2. Our Giving:

ClaggettGiving back to the community through philanthropy and volunteerism is an integral part of the values practiced and taught at our school. Not only do we believe it’s important to support the area in which we live, we hope to instill that value in our Future Professionals. Your experience at The TEMPLE will include involvement in our community partnerships, as well as participation in student-run programs. You’ll feel good knowing that you’re making a difference even while attending school! Organizations we work with include …. SHIP, Women to Women Mentoring, John’s Hopkins Camp Sunrise, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, Haircuts for the Homless, Operation Second Chance and much more!

1. Our Opportunities:

Our education doesn’t end at the classroom door, though! The TEMPLE offers exciting local, regional and national opportunities including magazine and television work, as well as unique education experiences with industry icons in locations like Las Vegas – Beacon, New York – Hair Show, Hollywood – First 100 FUNraising Gala, Orlando – Caper and more!

Student teams are also a huge part of our campus culture. You’ll have the opportunity to socialize with industry experts and be involved in experiences that will help build positive leadership and teamwork skills while you prepare for a successful career in the beauty industry.

Opportunities include:

  • Hair shows
  • Paul Mitchell national contests
  • Local hair shows, modeling and assisting, among others

If you’re interested in advanced achievement opportunities, our Phase 2 and Dean’s List programs will provide you with options to excel beyond the curriculum and to challenge you to the highest level of performance. Makeup at The TEMPLE, our exclusive makeup certification program, also offers advanced training in many specialties, including Bridal Pro, Editorial Pro and Fashion Pro.

BONUS – Our Graduation:

Your education formally ends with us when you hit your 1,500 hours, and that means one thing: it’s time to celebrate! The TEMPLE hosts formal graduation ceremonies twice a year to acknowledge your achievements and celebrate your future success. Graduation is held at the elegant Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts, in beautiful downtown Frederick. The event is live-streamed so that your support team far and wide will be able to watch as walk across the stage in front of family and friends and accept recognition for the achievement that you’ve worked so hard towards!

Interested in beginning your beauty career at The TEMPLE? Submit your information today and our admissions team members will guide you through the process.

We’re looking forward to making your career dreams come true!

October 20, 2015 / / Uncategorized

Celebrity Grooming Expert Diana Schmidtke Visits The Temple


On Thursday, October 1, 2015, Future Professionals at The Temple welcomed Diana Schmidtke, internationally renowned celebrity men’s grooming expert. Schmidtke’s clientele includes the likes of George Clooney, Robert Pattinson, John Travolta, Liam Hemsworth, and many more.

During her time on campus, she talked with Future Professionals about the state of the industry emphasizing the need for a strong work ethic, realistic goal setting and patience. She also spoke on the importance of remaining humble throughout your career journey.

Kendall Thomas, a Frederick Future Professional, stated, “Diana was very relatable and  was amazing to listen to! It is refreshing to hear that a celebrity groomer went through many trials and tribulations before she became successful.”