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Getting Treatments/haircuts at a Beauty School - Anyone ??

Since I'm pregnant now (unexpected) and possibly splitting with baby's daddyI need to watch my money for real.
I don't want to look like Gollum though and was thinking about the beauty schools offereing services for much less.

Do any of you utilize their services on a regular basis?
I'm a little scared, but then again, they're always under supervision.

Anyone?

@ AnabelD
I have no intentions on going to get my hair cut every 2 weeks or so, but I haven't had a cut since February (5 !!!!!!! months). Just because I'm pregnant I still have to take care of myself too! I was not talking about spa treatments or such, but hair cuts and possible color (once in a while). =(

What can I do next?

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Ignore Anabel... she's a troll

The GREAT thing about beauty schools (most of them) is that if the student messes up/ you're unhappy, one of the instructors will recut. SO BIG TIP, don't do a drastic cut, or there will not be anything for the instructor to work with.

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I get my hair cut at the Toni and guy academy in Carrollton all the time and I have never had a bad haircut from there. Plus it's super cheap at $17 rather than the $60 plus I used to pay.

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Ignore Anabel... she's a troll

The GREAT thing about beauty schools (most of them) is that if the student messes up/ you're unhappy, one of the instructors will recut. SO BIG TIP, don't do a drastic cut, or there will not be anything for the instructor to work with.

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I get my hair cut at the Toni and guy academy in Carrollton all the time and I have never had a bad haircut from there. Plus it's super cheap at $17 rather than the $60 plus I used to pay.

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My daughter went through the local beauty college.
You can get all kinds of services for much cheaper. Haircuts, nails, facials, pedicures...the list is pretty endless.
In order to complete their training, they have to have so many hours of education and so many hours of hands on. Of course all things are supervised. They actually rely on people coming in to give them the experience they need before they can graduate.
I think this is a wonderful idea. You can get services for much cheaper and the students get their experience. It's a win-win.
We have many elderly people in our community that go in for their services on a regular basis. They obviously don't get the same person each time because the students rotate out, but it's actually good for the students to practice on these clients as far as being gentle, using gentle products, accommodating their physical needs.
I think you should go for it. The instructors are always right there.
I don't know anyone who has been unhappy that they went there. They even do prom and up-do's, makeup....
Schedule an appointment and see how they do.

Best wishes.

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Added - Anabel, only judging your answers, not your efforts at looking for drinking buddies...though the picking up of a guy to take you home could land you in oh so much trouble...

Hi AO, D. here.
I'm sorry about your SO. (I don't know whether to call him husband or ex, so I'll just call him your significant other.)

I had my nails done at a beauty school for $5 many a year ago, and I even let them give me highlights. The instructor did it in front of them as a teaching lesson. I was evidently a good example for them to have because the instructor was UNSUCCESSFUL at getting the highlights to appear. As a brunette, her way didn't work. I didn't let them ever do my hair again.

Do you have an easy hair style that isn't too hard for them to mess up? If you can trust them to cut your hair (not a lot of layers, etc) then it might be worth it with your financial situation to try.

I'm sorry Anabel was so glib to your situation. She is rounding up takers for going out drinking right now (her previous post a few minutes ago) and I think she might have started early.

D.

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First......... IGNORE Anabel.. It is just a troll on here. You can tell by looking at the 1 and only post which is in regards to getting drunk and every other response had been negative.... It is almost comical that she believes we don't buy her sincerity.. She's already drunk or more at this point.

As for the hair college, Of course you need to take care of yourself. I am not the type that would go to a hair college but my suggestion is to keep the cut and color simple so that the risk for disaster is minimal.

Good luck to you!!

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Depends on what you want done. If your hair is super thick, curly, and long, then yeah, you could get a trim done there. If, like me, you have super fine, short, light blond hair that shows every mistake, then stay far, far away from the beauty school students. In my experience, beauty schools aren't THAT much cheaper than regular salons in some ways (manicures and pedicures, for instance), and the stuff they are cheaper on (color, highlights), I'm not totally sure I'd trust a student with. But like I said, my hair shows every mistake. If yours doesn't, then I don't see what harm could come of getting your hair cut there. (And hey, it's hair, right? It grows back! ;)

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I had my hair done at Aveda once and the gal took a while but it was one of the best haircuts I've ever had. All she used was a razor (I think that's why it took so long). I'm not sure but it may have been more of a training center rather than a beauty school. I usually just go to Style America and pay around $15.00.

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I've gone to the Ogle School in N Dallas for a couple of years. It has its pros and cons. Pros: It is super super cheap! You can get your hair cut for $9 and your hair colored or highlighted for around $25-$30! I have had my hair colored and highlighted there several times, cut several times, and have had a manicure and a pedicure once. I have to say I have mostly had great experiences, with a couple of exceptions. I had one guy that was awesome with color, but only so-so with the cuts, but it was okay. I've also walked out with awesome cuts. This last time though - was the worst haircut of my life!! I'm a little afraid to go back, though I'm sure I will - I'll just ask for a Senior. Another pro is even if they aren't a senior stylist, they do have an instructor watching over them or helping them.
Cons: You can't get to attached to one stylist because they graduate after you've seen they 2 or 3 times, which kind of sucks. It does take a really long time sometimes, so don't plan to be anywhere after! You do run the risk of a bad cut, of course, I've gotten bad cuts in some of the cheap chain type places too!
I know Ogle has lots of locations - the one I went to was at Preston & Campbell - they have a website you can checkout for other locations.
Good luck & Congrats on the baby!!

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I say go for it! It will always grow back :)

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I wouldn't. When I was in beauty school, the only haircut's I was good at was the little old lady "helmet hair" cut. They really don't teach haircuts well in beauty school, or at least at mine anyways. My brother's girlfriend is in beauty school and she can't cut hair at all. It's horrible!
Beauty schools are great for facials, mani/pedi's, perms, shampoo & sets, and basic root retouches, but not so much for haircuts.
I would try SuperCuts or Fantastic Sams or something similar. Haircuts will run about $15 and just ask for an experienced stylist. Good Luck!

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I have only gone there for a facial, mani/pedi that I got a gift card for. I thought the facial was great. I have a lot of friends who get their hair cut at several different schools. They have always been pleased. Check with your doctor vefore you color your hair during pregnancy, my youngest is 14 but that was one of the first rules my doctors gave me. I could get a perm but I could not color my hair. Good luck and sorry to hear you are spliting from your baby's daddy

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A friend of mine went to a beauty school for a haircut and let's say it didn't turn out so well. She was telling me how awful it was and I thought she was just exaggerating. She wasn't kidding. They really did screw up her hair. I was trying to find something positive to say but couldn't. So before I went that route I would find someone who has had a positve personal experience with whichever beauty school you're thinking about before going. My husband always says 'It's only hair' but when it is YOUR hair and you have to live with it...I would think twice.

Best of luck!

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Ignore Anabel and onewolfspack...they are trolls...

CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy!!!

I'm sorry you and your husband haven't been able to work out your differences!

I try to get my hair cut every 5 to 8 weeks...far too often for my husband - but I told him if he wants to wash, dry and style my hair - he can and I'll grow it long for him!!

I've gone to one of the schools around here - and it's been good, not GREAT - but good...they are learning..

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If its just a cut you need, you might go and watch for a bit and see how they do it. Ive never been to the school here but have friends who go all the time to save the money, BUT, they both get a really short short boy type cut so I wouldnt use them as a judge for hair cutting skill. But they are thrilled with it! Its what they ask for, its what they get.. ok, so, go watch, and see if its actual students doing the work, or is it a teacher as someone mentioned. If its not what you have in mind, try a place like Super Cuts. I think they do a decent job, and they have all graduated from beauty school too. It wont costs much.. and it will grow out if its not the best...

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I have gone to the Aveda school in St.Pete, FL for over 2 years till I moved to far away to drive the distance. I always seemed to get the best cuts there. Once they do their consultation they then go over with the teacher what they are going to do. The teacher would then come over through out the cut to ensure everything is going smoothly. Then when the cut is over the teacher will make sure it is all even.

It can take longer then going to a Fantastic Sams and such but I would have continued going there since I was getting a good quality cut with good products.

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My husband and I get our hair cut (when I don't cut my own) and my daughter gets hers dyed at the Aveda school and we have no complaints.

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When we were first married I went to the beauty school. I kept my hair in a real easy blunt cut and they did a great job.
If I were to have anything like layers or highlights, coloring I would think twice.

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I went to the Tony And Guy school years ago and stuck with the girl for 10 years...she was great. They are supervised. She is an amazing colorist and decent stylist. for the price, it is worth the shot to me. It is in Carrolton somewhere. I THINK down off of Midway??? You can probably google it.

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I have had multiple services at the local beauty school (Ogle). I always had a good experience. I've had mani, pedi, brow wax, haircut, even a color/highlight. I always felt it went well. I know that there are horror stories, but my experiences were positive. The reason I quit going there and got in with a "real" hairdresser was an issue of time. They are always busy, and they usually had to wait on an instructor to come check their diagram before doing a hair cut or get a consultation before doing a color. The instructor would verbally ask/reinforce if the student's description was in line with my wishes before providing the actual service. Then afterwards, regardless of the service, they have to have an instructor sign off. So I always had good results, it just took some time. I needed to have at least an hour if not hour and a half for a haircut, and 30 minutes to an hour for a brow wax (that's not time for service, but full time gone from home). As we started having kids and time became an even more precious commodity, it was worth it to spend a little more and be done a lot faster. But for your needs and your circumstances, it sounds like a perfect solution!

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I know you've received mixed opinions, is there a way you could see the haircuts comming out of the school before trying it? I'd also be prepared for it to take longer than a professional place. Also, you probably know your hairs quirks and if there are troublesome areas you might want to let them know so they can get an instructor to help. I thought of that because I have bangs and a colick. If someone thinks they are going to get them perfectly even they end up cutting and cutting and cutting 'til they are way too short.

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Hello,
I would make an appointment for a manicure, facial, or trim to see how they cut hair then if you think you want to try it make an appointment for a haircut if not then go somewhere elso.
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Ask for a senior student, one that is about to graduate. No guarantees you'll get what you want, but it will be better than a freshman student. Some people are gifted before they start to beauty school. My daughter was one of those. She was cutting her friends' hair in 7th grade! The training was merely a formality needed to pass the state boards.
She lives in Frisco, if you are interested.

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I did it. DON'T GO haha. I spent 6 hours one day getting my hair done. It was awful. They messed up so they had to fix it. THEN, I had to come back the next day for another 4 hours for them to fix how orange it turned out. They are really slow too because they don't know what they're doing and always have to check with their teacher. Trust me, it's bad! Unless you're going for a trim (I would go to Great Clips if that were the case) then I wouldn't go!

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