10 Reasons to Pursue Your Cosmetology Education at THE TEMPLE - THE TEMPLE a Paul Mitchell Partner School | Frederick | Annapolis


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. Scroll down to find out why…

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.


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.


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
  • Melissa Jaqua & Abe Barron
  • Tim Storey
  • Ted Gibson
  • Diana Schmidtke
  • Debra Dietrich
  • Jeanne Braa-Foster
  • Martin Parsons
  • Geno Stampora


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!


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!


Giving 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 …. SHIPWomen to Women MentoringJohn’s Hopkins Camp SunriseWomen’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, Haircuts for the Homless, Operation Second Chance and much more!


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 (Caper, The First 100, Electric Youth and others!)

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.


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 has no limit on the amount of guests you can bring with you and 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!

*(NOTE: THE TEMPLE does not guaranteed placement.)