Would you go to a beauty school to get your hair cut?

@cynddvs (2950)
United States
July 27, 2007 6:51am CST
Earlier tonight I went to our local beauty school to get my hair cut. I think the student did an excellent job and I love my new hair cut. I like going there because the prices are really cheap and the students and well supervised. Also they know the latest trends since they are in school. All together I only paid $16. This included shampoo, cut and style, eyebrow waxing and a $5 tip. I think that's a great deal considering I love my new hair cut. So would you all go to a beauty school to have your hair done? Is there anything you wouldn't let them do to your hair?
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19 responses
• Canada
27 Jul 07
I've been letting my hair grow for quite a while now. I thought I wanted long hair, but now that it is down to my waist, I find it to be a real nuisance and I don't ever know what to do with it (I've become the ponytail queen). I've been putting off a haircut for a few months now, mostly because of the cost, but also because I don't know how I want it cut. I think going to a beauty school might be just the answer I was looking for. It certainly can't be any worse than the time I went to the salon for a trim and the stylist asked me in her most disgusted voice, "Who did that to your hair?" She turned a few shades of red when I told her "I did. And I happen to like it." That was an uncomfortable half hour. Needless to say........No tip for you!
• Canada
27 Jul 07
Oh wait! My worst ever salon experience happened when I was still young enough to care what everybody thought about me. That was also the last time I had my hair down to my waist. I went to a very well known salon, even the name implies that anything else would be your second choice. I told them I wanted my hair feathered (back then, that was what was hot). I was hoping to come out looking like Farrah Fawcett ..............................................instead I got a MULLET!!!!!!!!!! Moral of the story is...Just because they work in a professional salon, does not make them professional.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
27 Jul 07
Oh no I don't even trust fully qualified hairdressers, I have had some bad experiences in the past with hairdressers so I cut my own, I have long hair and it seems hairdressers just don't like long hair all they want to do is cut cut cut...
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I hear ya, I have not set foot in a beauty salon in over 5 years and don't really plan on it again. I do my own hair too. I just hated the wait among other things but for someone who is tired of paying a lot of money I would suggest going to a beauty school for basic stuff because it's cheaper.
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@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
27 Jul 07
Yes I would go to a beauty school because they are cheaper. They also have instructors there to help them if they need it so it's not like they really don't know what they are doing. They need someone to practice on so why not. I actually went to the local university a few months ago and got discounted dental care because they were students and needed the practice. I probably wouldn't let them experiment on something new I'd just stick to what I know.
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
7 Aug 07
I've never thought about having dental work done through a school. That would definitely be something to look into.
@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
31 Jul 07
The only times I've ever had my hair cut in a beauty school was while I was a student there. My hair is really hard to cut, though, because it grows in several different directions, and it's really fine. I don't trust many people to cut it. In fact, now that I live 1100 miles from home, I only get haircuts when I go home, so my best friend from school can cut it for me. I've tried with two different people here and they both really messed it up. I let my friends do whatever they wanted to my hair when we were in school. I never did a perm, but I did highlights and lowlights, and several different haircuts. Only one of my instructors could cut my hair and even it, though, if someone messed it up. The other two both made it worse than it was to start with! So even if I let someone else cut it, I always had Tiffany (one of my friends there) go back over it after school to get anything that someone else might have missed. lol
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@estherlou (5020)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Since they are supervised and checked, there is nothing wrong with going to a beauty school as long as you don't mind it taking twice as long.
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• United States
28 Jul 07
i would have no problem going to a beauty school to get my hair cut. However, i get my hair cut by my mother, so i don't have to wory about that. i am extremely picky about how my hair is cut and my mother knows how i like it. i don't see a need to go anywhere to get my hair cut when my mother does a fine job at home and it doesn't cost me anything. However, if my mother couldn't cut my hair, a beaty school would be a good option.
• United States
28 Jul 07
I have gone to a beauty school to get my hair cut, and I did not mind it. Those people know what they are doing or they would not be doing it. I just go for the usual shampoo, cut and style, nothing else.
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• United States
28 Jul 07
Fot me the one thing I would not let them do is cut my hair. If they botch the cut it will take ages for it to grow out. You were lucky I had a friend who was not so lucky and had a horrible hair cut.
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• Philippines
28 Jul 07
i think i would not only to have my hair done, but i also been thru a dental student to have a tooth filling. they did a great job. i have this thinking that since they are still students, they will be extra careful, and extra nice. and i agree with you that they know the latest trend in hair cut.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
27 Jul 07
I actually have been thinking about going to a local beauty school. I was in MacDonalds a month or so back and a young girl approached me and said I had nice hair. If I ever wanted it done, then to come and see her at their beauty school. Being new to the area I was not sure whether to do it or not and I have been thinking about it lately too. I have her card so i might just go and take a look and see for myself. My hair so needs a makeover its really dry and frizzy!
@dafnie (382)
• United States
27 Jul 07
yes i would and i have. my cousin is in beauty school and she is really good at what she does and she knows it well. it's not so bad because it's not like the students don't know anything at all and they do have instructors there making sure they do it well. but i do ask around first who they would recommend to go to for my hair and i don't usually relax (perm) my hair at the beauty school, just wash and set and get facials and stuff. but all in all there's nothing wrong with it!
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• United States
27 Jul 07
At first, the idea kind of scared me..but if the person who is doing my hair is in the company of a instructor or knows what they are doing, I wouldn't have a problem with it..it is cheaper and it is easier than making an appointment and waiting at a salon...
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
27 Jul 07
yes, I have gone to one a few times. I have considered letting them color my hair but so far I have only found one beautician that could get it just the way I want it.
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@jlara_gtr34 (3492)
• Philippines
27 Jul 07
hi there! ;0 hmm, i dont think that i would go to the effort of going to a beauty school just so i can get my haircut. lolz. i mean, i have this salon in which i always go to whenever i feel like im stuck in a haircut rut. :) they are cheap and they have good services. i really like them, they're like my beauty secret. hehe. :)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
27 Jul 07
I never did,I'm not even sure is there is and where is a beauty school that I can go and let student cut my hair,I never thought about it,but I wouldn't have any problem or trust issue to do it. I'm glad you like your hair cut,I'm not sure what you say at America when someone cut her hair ,so I'll say at my language for I don't say something wrong at English lol .....( megia to kourema).
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
27 Jul 07
sure why not? most of these students have had excellent training and like the other posters mentioned that their instructors are close by...the best plus is that it is cheaper!! you got a great deal!
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@rekhum (2435)
• India
27 Jul 07
That would be a nice experience. I did once go to the school.Actually a training school but since no students were free i was attented by one of the senior trainer. I was pretty satisfied with the highlights he'd done to my hair.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
7 Aug 07
That would be a nice experience,cynddvs.I have never tried to get my haircut in a beauty school.I want to try it next time!I think I will get a uniqe experience in the beauty school.
• China
28 Jul 07
yes I do.