How I Will Learn

How I Will Learn

Each Individual Learns Differently

As a Paul Mitchell Partner School, we base our courses and teaching methods on the theory of Multiple Intelligences pioneered by Howard Gardner at Harvard University. The theory’s basis is that there are seven kinds of intelligences, and we customize a curriculum and offer targeted instruction based on your learning strengths. At The TEMPLE Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School, we believe the process of learning should be fun and that your individual education should be unique to your special talents and ways of understanding.

Outstanding Teacher-to-Student Ratio

We do not exceed a ratio of one Learning Leader for every twenty-five future professionals in lecture portions of the curriculum and one Learning Leader for every fifteen future professionals while on the clinic floor. This will drop even lower during times we have Guest Instructors on the cutting floor.


Spa-Like Professional Environment

Our brand new, modern-industrial space is a fresh, exciting place to study and work. This expansive, open-design salon is fully equipped, featuring the latest technology and comforts. The central location and soothing spa environment attracts a large clientele, giving you plenty of opportunities for practical clinic work.

The 11,000-square-foot school offers every amenity including:

  • 80 Customer Stations
  • 8 Shampoo Stations
  • 2 Private Wash Houses
  • 20 Mobile Dryer Stations
  • Color Commissary/Dispensary
  • Large Retail Area
  • Apple TV in All Classrooms
  • Nail Room
  • Admissions Office
  • Laundry Room
  • Rest Facilities for Both Future Professionals and Customers
  • Styling Equipment and Work Station Implements
  • Networked Computer System
  • Reading and Video Library
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
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The TEMPLE Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School’s Three Phases of Advancement

1500 clock hours are required by the State of Maryland for graduation and testing in cosmetology. To create well-rounded Future Professionals, our hair classes are taught in three-phases that build upon skills learned in previous phases.

The Core Phase (First 350 Hours)

During the first 10 weeks, time is spent introducing the basic fundamentals in classroom work consisting of lectures, demonstrations, practice on manikins and evaluations.  You’ll learn the foundational rules needed prior to working with clients in the clinic. Upon completion of 350 hours, turning in all your assigned work, maintaining all grade and attendance levels, and upon recommendation of your learning leader, you will advance to the Adaptive Phase.

The Adaptive Phase

In this phase, you will be permitted to practice on guests in our clinic.  Your time will now be spent on practical work, additional advancement lectures, class projects, subject reviews and salon management techniques. Learning will be guided through this phase with individual attention and group learning and your progress will be monitored. This is an intense study phase designed to build on the basics you learned in the Core Phase.

The Creative Phase

This is the final phase in which you will enter a new arena of classroom workshops coupled with challenging practical services designed to build you into a confident professional. Although this phase gets tougher, it’s where you’ll learn more advanced dressing and chemical work and your supervisors will begin to defer client handling and service choices to you. If you meet the challenges, soon you’ll be heading to the end run of your program and you’ll have the opportunity to spend your last 6 weeks at The TEMPLE Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School by dressing, acting and working like a true professional.


Work with a Full Upgraded Tool Kit

Our professional kit is a generous upgraded kit with brand-name tools, textbooks, workbooks, DVDs, mannequin heads and other supplies and aids.

How Exams Work

Once you have successfully finished 1380 hours of the course, you can apply for permission to take the Maryland State Board of Cosmetology Exam, then sit for the Theory portion of the exam.  When you have successfully completed the course (1500 hours), and the Board of Cosmetology issues you your test date, you may sit for the Practical portion of the exam.