(Closed) Beauty school?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
381 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have gone to a beauty school for regular hair cuts and all I would say is BE CAUTIOUS! There are some REALLY great students and some REALLY REALLY bad ones! They also take a lot longer to do things so you need to budget a lot of time. Honestly, I wouldn’t chance it for your wedding. It might save money, but you also may leave crying. You can try calling the school to see if they will give you one of their best students. I don’t know what their policy is. Definitely get a trial there if you want to go this route and make sure whatever student they give you, will still be a student on your wedding day because there is a lot of rotation among them. Good luck!

Post # 4
49 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

It can be a great way to save money, but yes, it can be risky. Some tips for getting it done great:

Ask for students that are about to graduate

Go to the nicest school in your area (will be a little more expensive than other schools, but worth it!)

Be very specific about what you want/don’t want.



They tend to take FOREVER, but that is a good thing, they are making sure it is just right.

All in all, I think that if you are smart about it, you can get a great hair do for cheap 🙂

Post # 5
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I was considering doing this for my make up. My cousin and grandma are both cosmetologists. I’ll ask them for advice on this and follow up on this thread 🙂

Post # 6
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Another option could be to contact the school and have them put a post for recent grads looking to expand their portfolio. Their rates will be low or none if you agree to let them use a cople of photos for their port. This is how i started out and many friends of mine as well.

Post # 7
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you have the same person for trial (and like it) and the day of, then go for it. Don’t trust someone for the first time on the day of because you may regret it. I’ve had good and bad styles at beauty schools in high school and you probably wont get anything unique, prob a standard updo (which I kind of hate but to each their own) but yeah, if its the same person for both days and it turns out well, go for it.

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