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Do You Get Student Haircuts?

I owe any hair successes and failures from my college years to the Bumble and Bumble University's Model Project. I'd offer my hair up to stylists from around the country learning how to do updos using hair powder. Afterward, I'd roll into my Gender, Economics and the Media class with a full-on bouffant. The cuts and color I got were also usually amazing, and I have friends who go to the Aveda Institute for services. Have you ever left your 'do in the hands of a student?


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chow chow 8 years
i go to the paul mitchell school. they take awhile, but it's better than an expensive salon.
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
i'm not quite sure that i would risk it...
milkradio milkradio 8 years
I let a student cut my hair once and NEVER AGAIN. He totally mucked it up... He cut the layers on top in the back way shorter than I had asked for and it was all irregular and weird. I couldn't get that top layer into a ponytail for months and I ALWAYS wear my hair in a ponytail :(
TheBorgiasDevil TheBorgiasDevil 8 years
I cut my own hair, it's a lot easier. Every now and then I go to a salon but then I get fawned over because my hair is REALLY long and I get embarrassed.
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
yeahh, all the time! of course, that's only because my friend was a student who already graduated but has stiil not gotten her license - she's the only one I let touch my hair because I am so picky about how I want my hair and she does exactly what I want. plus she's one one of thosepeople who is just naturally talented - she has very good taste and is very creative, and I highly recommended her to everyone I know...
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
When I was in graduate school I used to get my hair done at a hair school b/c it saved some cash. But now that I'm doing well, I would not go that route again.
verily verily 8 years
It's been a while since I had my hair cut at a beauty school, but I did have my hair highlighted at one just three weeks ago. She did a great job. I've also been using them for aesthetic services, like peels and waxing.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
I was a BBu hair model when I lived in NYC for three years. I miss it. Generally the caliber was good and they study your hair and determine what would look suitable for you, and you would earn free products! The one drawback would be how long it would take. I regretted never bringing a pillow for my butt while I was in the chair!
emalove emalove 8 years
Never have before, but I probably would.
plasticine1 plasticine1 8 years
we do each other's hair all the time in school! So I guess that means yes
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
i didnt even know this existed :S i saw an aveda close to my home yesterday..i might go for a trim :)
mashi13 mashi13 8 years
i got my haircut at vidal sassoon and it turned out to be one my best haircuts ever. the students are very careful with their cutting, so i didn't have to worry about them messing up. and then the teacher comes and does the finishing touches. =D
syako syako 8 years
I just did this last week for the first time. I went to a Paul Mitchell school because we just moved and I was not willing to shell over $60 to a hair stylist I did not know and for what is basically a little boy's hair cut. I was fabulously impressed with the "Future Professional's" work (not student) ;) and I plan on going back to her until she finishes school! Here's the final outcome -
tatsauce tatsauce 8 years
Went to the Aveda salon in SF. I got a great haircut for $14. Just a trim though, nothing major. The student cut my hair and then a more advance student or supervisor, fixed any problems. If there were no one to fix it, I actually wouldn't come back.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
I always get student haircuts. I go to the Paul Mitchell school here in SF. I go because these women and men need experience. They need to work with "black hair" or as they always say "coarse hair" though they rapidly discover that my hair isn't "coarse" just because my skin is brown. And it took me 30 years to realize but MY HAIRS GROWS BACK FAST. So if any of them ever made any errors, it'll will rapidly disappear. Plus the students are very conservative on their first cuts, monitored very tightly and listen to what you want better than many seasoned professionals. I have told seasoned stylists "I do not like layers. My hair is to lightweight to maintain bangs so please don't cut any." And they say "relax, I know what I'm doing. I've been doing hair for 20 years." Yeah but not my hair. Then they try to turn me from the mirror and section off my hair to cut layers and bangs. Nope, I usually get up and leave about then and call the beauty school for a haircut.
Colleen28 Colleen28 8 years
I really lucked out and got a great girl ( as opposed to the rest of the 19 year olds giggling and gossiping, not working) at my local school. She's still open-minded and does what I ask, and I will be so sad when she graduates in January. I am definitely following her to her first job when she does, though.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
It's not that I wouldn't, it's just there are no good hair schools around here.
stephley stephley 8 years
Twice at Fred Segal's - the supervision was intense, the haircuts were great.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Nope! I go even cheaper - I get my haircuts from the Institute of Mom. Or from friends at school. No money is exchanged, and my hair gets its trim. Ta-da!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I went once, when my brother was attending school. He lives an hour away from me and now teaches at beauty school. I'd go to him if I had the time!
Tari007 Tari007 8 years
At Blaine's, many times.
fleurdelispink fleurdelispink 8 years
I always get cuts and hair setting (flat ironing) done from students, because they do a great job here in my hometown and the teachers always perfect it if there are any flaws (which there usually aren't). For color, I'd probably go elsewhere.
LaDolceVita LaDolceVita 8 years
I've been to the Paul Mitchell School for cuts and color and it was really good and cheap. Just don't go if you're in a rush, because they take their time!
Zinziii Zinziii 8 years
All of the haircuts I get are from students. My best friend is studying to be a hairdresser and he usually does my hair - I'm always happy with it!
Harrisons Harrisons 8 years
I have been to the Aveda Institute numerous times. I was overall very happy with the results, I have had cuts, color and highlighting. My main issue was it took a long time. What would normally take 1 to 1 1/2 took over 2 hours. They are understandably slower, plus they had to stop and have the instructors come over and check their work. Their hours weren't very good, no nights and at the beginning no Saturdays. Plus once you find someone you like and continue to use, they graduate and leave, then you have to find someone all over again. It has its pros and cons.
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