Inspiration & Helpful Tips

December 11, 2017 / Inspiration & Helpful Tips, News

Do Something Today To Create The Career You’ve Always Wanted!

It is easy to dream about a better future, but do you have the motivation to make it happen? The career you envision is right around the corner and only YOU have the power to make your dreams a reality!

Do something today that your future self will thank you for… begin your beauty career at The Temple Annapolis!

The Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School offers education far beyond the technical training you need to succeed in the beauty industry. One of the premier Paul Mitchell schools in the nation, we’ve helped over 1,700 graduates achieve their goals.

We use a unique multifaceted approach that gets you up and out of your chairs and working hands on from the first day of class. Using the latest technology, hands on instruction, live demos, lectures -even music- in every lesson!


Day School (12 month program)

Tuesday-Saturday Schedule
Tues- Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm/ Saturday 9:am – 5 :00pm

  • February 6, 2018
  • September 25, 2018
  • November 6, 2018

Monday 9:00 am – 5:00pm/ Tues – Fri 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • May 14, 2018

3-Day Program (15 month program)

Monday – Tuesday /9:00 am- 8:00 pm / Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • March 5, 2018
  • June 25, 2018
  • August 20, 2018
  • December 3, 2018

Night School (18 month program)

Monday – Thursday /5:00 pm- 10:00 pm

  • January 22, 2018
  • April 16, 2018
  • July 16, 2018
  • October 22, 2018

Wondering about the enrollment process and what it takes to get started?

Here’s a simple online guide! —> 5 Steps You Need To Take To Begin Your Cosmetology Education

What are you waiting for? Changing your life is easier than you think!

December 10, 2017 / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

Future Professional Spotlight: Christina Sita, Dean’s List

I started school at The Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School on August 12, 2016. Going to beauty school was always something that felt so out of reach for someone like me. So, I was nervous and excited and maybe a little bit scared for what I had gotten myself into. I’ll admit there were so many times over the period of CORE that I doubted I made the right decision to start over and come to cosmetology school. I made the commitment to it though, and I continued showing up.

Just when I finally thought I was ready to throw in the towel, and amazing shift in my perspective happened. I told myself that if I am going to do this, I’m going to do the best I can to be great at it because I DESERVE TO BE GREAT. I took on every opportunity presented to me and payed attention to everything I was learning- in and out of the classroom during my time at The Temple. The level of determination and hunger for success made me work so much harder. I was quickly moved into the Phase 2 Honors Program. I made it a goal to complete all nine of my clinic worksheets before I reached 1000 hours, and I was able to complete them and reach my goal. That left me with 500 hours of time in the clinic to focus on taking my education to the next level.

In the beginning of CORE I told myself I wasn’t going to do the Dean’s List or Honors packets. Honestly one look at them and I felt overwhelmed. But with my 500 hours left, I decided to challenge myself and get them done!

I worked everyday on the necessary tasks, helped with FUNRaising and was involved in all of the Student Run Programs (Design Team, Student Council, Be Nice or Else…) There has never been a time that I have turned down an invitation to be involved in an onsite or offsite event. I participated in four events while in school, one being “TLC’s: Say Yes to the Prom”. I have always worked hard to follow the future professional guidelines.

There has never been a more proud moment than to know I completed ALL of my requirements for both Honors and Dean’s List. I never believed I was cut out to be a hair dresser, I always doubted myself. Not any more! I know that I worked hard to be the stylist and person that I am today. No one handed me anything on this journey, it was every ounce of dedication and passion I have that made it happen. I will never stop learning, I will never stop growing and I can’t wait to find out what this industry has to offer me!

November 30, 2017 / Inspiration & Helpful Tips, News

A Day Of Inspiration With Winn Claybaugh & Tim Storey

Temple Annapolis: A Paul Mitchell Partner School was thrilled to host “A Day of Inspiration” for Future Professionals featuring Winn Claybaugh and Tim Storey this fall!

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome this caliber of guest artist to our campus for our Future Professionals,” said Charles Riser, co-owner of Temple Annapolis. “These two individuals are excellent mentors, not to mention wonderful human beings. It was truly an experience to remember.”

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Winn Claybaugh is the author of Be Nice (Or Else!) and “one of the best motivational speakers in the country,” according to CNN’s Larry King, who wrote the foreword for the book. A national speaker for major corporations and a business owner for more than 30 years Winn is the founder, co-owner, and dean of Paul Mitchell’s school division. Under Winn’s leadership Paul Mitchell Schools have donated countless volunteer hours and raised more than $18.2 million for multiple charitable organizations.

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Tim Storey is an acclaimed author, speaker, and life advisor known for inspiring and motivating people of all ages, faiths, and walks of life. Quincy Jones called him “the voice of encouragement to our generation.”  Well known for inspiring and motivating people of all walks of life, from entertainment executives, celebrities and athletes to adults and children in the most deprived neighborhoods in the country, Tim has also appeared numerous times on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Sunday.

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.

June 22, 2017 / Inspiration & Helpful Tips

Using The FAFSA To Fund Your Cosmetology Education At Temple Annapolis

by Ingrid Nelson

So, you need help paying for your education at The Temple Annapolis?  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.