Barbering - THE TEMPLE a Paul Mitchell Partner School | Frederick | Annapolis

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Full-service barbershops and grooming clinic classrooms are one of the hottest trends in the hair industry—and that means skilled barbers are in demand!

THE TEMPLE academies are highly respected leaders in the cosmetology industry. We offer dedicated barbering programs with access to a nationwide network of professionals, educators, and barber shops.

Hone your craft in THE TEMPLE Annapolis barbering program!

Join the barbering revolution

Our rigorous three-level barbering program gives you the complete skillset you need for success in this fast-growing field, from hands-on technical training to developing your creativity and honing your business skills.
Level 1: CORE

A foundation course focusing on the fundamentals of both the theory and technical foundations of hair, skin, men’s grooming, facial shaves and an introduction to our Paul Mitchell Schools culture. Future Professionals learn the fundamentals in theory, then practice them hands-on in the safe environment of the classroom. You’ll work on mannequin heads and receive close, personal attention from a Learning Leader guiding you every step of the way.

Technical Areas Covered Include:

  • Haircutting
  • Chemical work (including coloring and perms)
  • Men’s shaving and grooming
  • Basic skin and grooming
  • Basic skin care
  • Hairpiece design, fitting, and maintenance
  • And much more

The learning continues in the classroom and on the clinic floor, where Future Professionals practice and perfect the fundamental skills learned in Core. Adaptive-level students work on live models in a barbershop-like environment with the oversight and support of their Learning Leaders. You will work with professional products and learn how to conduct client consultations and create extraordinary guest-service experiences.

Areas Covered Include:

  • Practice on real people in a barbershop-like environment
  • Perfect your skills with help from Learning Leaders


The Creative phase is where Future Professionals begin to expand their skills and learn more advanced and creative techniques. At the Creative level, students prepare to become barbershop-ready by working more independently. The pace and conditions are similar to those in a barbershop. You will develop your speed, build a résumé and portfolio and prepare to pass the state board test.

Areas Covered Include:

  • Work independently (under the supervision of a Learning Leader)
  • Prepare a portfolio
  • Prepare to pass the State Board test
  • Develop your speed


Supplies, Kit and Tuition Costs

Application Fee (due with Application): $100
Books, supplies, and materials (student kit): $2,800
Sales Tax on kit (6%): $168
Tuition: $16,932

TOTAL COSTS: $20,000
(Effective Jan 1, 2023)

We offer Title IV Funding (Loans and Grants) available to those who qualify. The barbering curriculum is approved for VA educational benefits.

School Catalogs

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Barbering Kit

Paul Mitchell Combs (one of each)

  • Clipper Comb, 318
  • White Cutting Comb, 408
  • Red Cutting Comb, 416
  • Teal Cutting Comb, 424
  • Black Metal Tail, 429
  • Black Rat Tail, 814
  • Taper Comb, 818
  • Detangler Comb


Paul Mitchell Brushes (one of each)

  • Paddle Plastic Brush, 427
  • Scalp Brush
  • Styling Plastic Brush, 407
  • Sculpting Plastic Brush, 413
  • Express Ion Round Brush – Large
  • Express Ion Round Brush – Small


Paul Mitchell Capes (one of each)

  • All Purpose Cape
  • Cutting Cape


Paul Mitchell Accessories (one of each)

  • Barber Brush
  • Metal Clips (10 pack)
  • Neck Duster
  • Rolling Metal Case
  • Water Bottle
  • Color charts, Pop XG, the Demi, the Color, PM Blonde
  • Future Professional Barber Shirt
  • PM Messenger Bag
  • PM Color Swatch Book

Tools (one each)

  • Female Mannequin
  • Male Mannequin with Beard
  • Wahl Cllipper and Trimmer Set
  • Wahl Foil Shaver
  • PM feathering Razor
  • Express Ion Dry+
  • Express Gold Curl – Marcel, .75”
  • Scissor Kit, 6.0,” Texturizer, 5.5”
  • PM Tripod
  • PM Barber Razor


Product (one each)

  • Clean Cut
  • Double Hitter
  • Construction Paste
  • Reformer
  • Hardwired
  • Tote Bag
  • Card
  • 8th Generation IPad
  • Zil Kit State Board Kit

THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS). Accreditation means the school has met national standards of educational performance established by an impartial non-governmental agency. Minimum standards for our program are established by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), the Maryland Board of Cosmetology and NACCAS.