Post # 1
As the title says, have you? My FI’s mom, Maid/Matron of Honor, and I are going to try it out next weekend. Just wondering if the teachers are around to check out the finished product? I think it will be fun but just slightly apprehensive about NEW students doing hair. Share if you have ever been before! Thanks
Post # 2
I have only gone to a pricey salon, as in $70-$100, three times in my whole life. I do not typically invest a lot into my hair style. I loved my hair cuts after those pricey salon visits, but could not justify the cost for such a simple style. So I have gone to my fair share of budget salons and schools.
Just like any other hair salon, your experience will vary depending on the skills of the student you are assigned. I have found that less complicated/basic hair cuts can be done just fine at a beauty school and for a lot less money. I have never had my hair colored or had a complicated cut at a school though.
I have visited a Toni & Guy school and Paul Mitchell school. Both had the instructor finalize their work before finishing. I typically get trims or simple layers and have yet to have a bad experience. Actually the 4-5 times I have gone to beauty schools has been better than Cost Cutters.
Post # 3
dgplmr86: I did once and it was awful.
Some stylists have natural talent and will be good at hair their first time, others take lots and lots of practice to get good at it. I, unfortuntely, had a girl that needed way more practice.
Post # 4
I have (for hair and nails) and was not a fan. I could have done a better job painting my nails and could have completed the same hairstyle in half the time. A teacher did check the work and it was okay, however, it was not worth the cost.
Post # 5
Yup! I’ve gone to schools for hair cuts quite often. It’s cheaper and I get a nice haircut. I don’t tend to get hair cuts often though and almost always wear my hair in a ponytail so I’m not sure I would know a good haircut if it smacked me in the face. But I’m a fan of the low price!
Post # 6
I went to a school several times during college because I could get a $11 haircut. The first time I went it took 3. whole. hours. to cut my hair. At the end the instructor just finished my haircut so I could get out of there. The poor girl who was trying to cut my hair was nearly in tears for most of the process. It turns out that thick, multi-textured (the top is straight, the underneath is wavy), layered hair is very difficult for students. Since my hair is so thick a lot of them got thinning happy and over thinned my hair to the point that I had holes in my hair. One student did a really good job on my hair so I went back to her before she graduated and she somehow basically buzzed the back of my head with scissors (I had chin length hair at the time). I’m never letting someone in training cut my hair again. It’s taken me years and several very pricey haircuts to recover my hairstyle.
Post # 7
I did once. I got a birthday special in the mail. I could get a mani, pedi, facial, eyebrows, hair done for $25. I thought they were fantastic. They only give the jobs to girls who are further along in the program, possibly doing finals. The newer girls work on hair dummies. I think you’ll be safe. 🙂
Post # 8
Yep, when my friend was in beauty school. It was actually pretty great. What would normally have been easily $150-$200 at a normal salon was like $25. The instructors were right there if anything went wrong so they’d be quick to fix it. No complaints.
Post # 9
bmo88: I am encouraged to hear the instructor has finalized the work before you leave. Thanks!!
Post # 10
I’ve never gone for hair, but I’ve got for nails and a massage. There was a large one in my old college town and some friends and I got a wild hair (no pun intended…haha) and went for massages and nails.
I can’t imagine they’d mess it up. They’re all supervised by teachers and professionals, and gosh forbid they make a mistake the teachers are NOT going to let you leave out of there with a wack hair job. In fact, if I’m not mistaken the teachers have to check each student before you can go.
For years I went to a high end salon, and I always had nice haircuts. I also used to get it colored all the time. I started going to a lady who works from a small shop at her house, who charges me 1/3 of what I used to pay – and I have never walked out of there without loving my hair. Darling Husband got me a very large gift certificiate to a local salon/spa for our anniversary. I went and had a full day – mani/pedi, massage, hair. My hair was TERRIBLE. I have long hair, and asked for long layers. I left looking like I had a mullet. Not good. It was at least a $75 haircut. I thought the long layers looked too long compared to the others, but thought it was just because it was so drastic from before. Nope. Now my hair has grown out and it looks even worse. I’m getting ready for another one to get it chopped.
Post # 11
ilovebacon: The prices are the best part!!! The one near where I used to live did a full spa day for $100. Hair, nails, facials, massage – all for that!!
Post # 12
MichiganGirl24: My luck will probably be the same as yours….Ahhhh oh brother!
MrsBeck: Sounds pretty awful. Like she painted out of the lines or missed areas?
catwoman1701: I’m also a fan of the low price. I have always paid at least $100-150 for color and cut so hopefully this will be a great money saver!
Eckle: OH MY WORD!!! I bet you were shocked to have your hair buzzed off…wow! I would have lost my cool. I bet the girl felt really bad?
MrsWoods47: That is quite reassuring! I was really worried it would be a really green stylist!! What a great deal $25 for all of that!! Woohoo!
ilovebacon: That is awesome!! I can’t wait!!
Post # 13
Hi 🙂 The first time I went to a salon to get my hair done was for prom and the stylist just happened to graduate from beauty school. What was suppose to be a simple up do ended up looking like Marge Simpson’s hair minus the blue coloring. I was very upset haha.
Post # 14
starfish0116: See I am sooooo depressed my stylist moved away recently and I am lost. She was AMAZING..so I am out to try something different. I hope to find someone like your stylist where it is a small operation and reasonable price. My old stylist I would spend upwards of $150 for color and cut. I really would like to not spend that now that she has moved away. I’m sorry about your hair, seriously did they think you needed to look all business in the front party in the back? I am happy to hear from a couple of you bees that the instructors have to double check the work before you leave.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
dgplmr86: I had a hair trial at a hair salon (Orly). The updo was $20 and my friend got needed credit hours. It wasn’t amazing but I liked it!