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Old 10-06-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I'm thinking of getting my hair cut and colored at a school because it would save me so much money. Would you try it out?
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Just ask for someone who is ready to graduate...
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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No, I would have them style my hair for a special occasion, or maybe have them do a basic cut, but not color!!! Too hard to undo the damage! Good Luck!
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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NO.

And I'd like to say NO, again.

And if asked to do a "hair show", for which they will "do a simple rinse and trim" - RUN AWAY.

If you can't tell, I once said yes. At the time, I had very long, thick, gorgeous blonde hair, halfway down my back. Great condition, no split ends, slightly wavy.

They put some type of color in it that turned it GOLD, said "trim to just below shoulders"... um, that was ONE strand (think "tail"), "a couple layers", turned into a shag style, most hair less than 1 1 2/" long, with a few "tendrils" 5-6" long and curled up on my cheeks.

My hair was never the same after that. It took over a year to get it even close to it's former condition.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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Cut yes.....color-no way.
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:59 AM
 
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You can request a 'senior' about to graduate, that is no guarantee you'll get one....you will usually get whomever is available.

I've gone to expensive salons and had a 'master colorist' color my hair and it was a disaster! Ended up fixing it myself. And even a cut at a salon where you may pay upwards of $40+ can end up being a lousy cut.

Realize the students are just that...and they are all learning.

It's up to you....I wouldn't mind the cut, but I'd pass on the color.
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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it's a crap shoot. I was a student in a school at one time,then worked in a salon for 26 years. There are a lot of variables. Just know that everything takes at least twice as long when you go to a school. Is it worth your time to save the money? Learning everything there is to know about hair takes quite a while.One year of school does not a hairdresser make.I also soon realized that the old statement " those who can't, teach" was alive and well in beauty school. Meaning, the teachers we had there to "help us" worked there because they couldn't make it in a salon.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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No. I wouldn't.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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Yes, I did and got a haircut (no color). I was getting a trim and had a short cut at the time. I'd not do it again no matter what the savings. 1) they cut my ear. 2) they then burned my neck with the curling iron. 3) it took FOREVER.

I have three hairstylists that I use. One is at a really fancy salon that costs mucho bucks. I got see him when I'm looking for a completely new style or color. Then I have a medium cost stylist that I use to keep the shape the expensive guy created. When I'm going through a simple hair phase (one length, etc), then I'll use the hair cuttery for trims.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:51 AM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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I have three hairstylists that I use. One is at a really fancy salon that costs mucho bucks. I got see him when I'm looking for a completely new style or color. Then I have a medium cost stylist that I use to keep the shape the expensive guy created. When I'm going through a simple hair phase (one length, etc), then I'll use the hair cuttery for trims.
Glad to know that I'm not the only one who has multiple people. I have one person who cuts my hair and someone completely different who colors it. They both freely admit that the other is not their strong suit. I appreciate the honesty.

If I only did a single color one process hair color and wasn't trying to change my hair color and if I had a very simple cut that I was trying to maintain then I might consider a student.

That being said, I have naturally curly hair (very hard to cut) and I keep it colored blonde with multiple shades - so erm, no, I would never let a student get within a foot of my hair.
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