what do u think about TCI or TENNESSE...

what do u think about TCI or TENNESSEE CAREER INSTITUTE??

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HAIR GIRL

Knoxville, TN

#1 Nov 3, 2011
I am graduating early and was thinking about going to cosmetology school. I have narrowed it down to tci and paul mitchell. I've heard about Paul Mitchell but nothing about tci Does anybody out there know anything about tci?
Sad butterfly

United States

#2 Nov 4, 2011
Well I go to tci don't come here you will regret it cause most of the teacher don't care and the ones that do get treated like crap and fired the the owner is blinded by ass kisser they treat the student like baby no respect for them I just hope I learn something before I finish. Please pray for me
Mom

United States

#3 Nov 4, 2011
Empire in Brentwood is wonderful!!
Stay Away

White House, TN

#4 Nov 9, 2011
HAIR GIRL wrote:
I am graduating early and was thinking about going to cosmetology school. I have narrowed it down to tci and paul mitchell. I've heard about Paul Mitchell but nothing about tci Does anybody out there know anything about tci?
TCI is not the school for you!!!!! It's way over priced and it a freaking joke!!! I've been there for right at a year and let me tell you, I've learned crap and been given crap! For $15k it's not worth the money or stress! Majority of the instructors are inconsiderate and don't teach you anything! The material/product they give you for $15k is garbage and falls apart! I have bought every thing I use out of my own money! LOOK ELSEWHERE!!!!!
Confused

Cornersville, TN

#5 Nov 11, 2011
I'm surprised to hear that. I spoke to the main lady and she told me her class is intense and I would learn everything I needed to know.She seems like a very educated woman ? Doesn't sound like the same place she described.
Eyes wide open

Magee, MS

#6 Nov 28, 2011
Well Confused. You are yet another victim of the one who we call lucifer. "She" sells herself very well but really "she" is a b.s. Artist!! You will not learn anything in " her" class!! If u do get "her" to stay I'm class " she" will give you the wrong info. If you do well on a test "she" will get pissed off. Do poorly on a test " she "'will b in the best mood. Dont b fooled. All the students here HATE "her!"!!If u love " her" there's probably a reason for it. But thats another issue. Good luck
Hair School

Spring Hill, TN

#7 Dec 6, 2011
TCI is the biggest joke of a school Ever! I went there and did not learn a thing. I graduated and could not even get my license because they held my papers due to "owing them more money" It was a awful! And they need to be shut down! Please believe me Find another school!
YOU TUBE

Columbia, TN

#8 Dec 17, 2011
I'VE BEEN THERE A WASTED 6 MONTHS. KINDA IRONIC THAT ON TCI'S WEB SITE THERE IS A LINK TO YOU TUBE. AS YOU TUBE WILL BE YOUR ONLY TEACHER IF YOU ATTEND THIS "SCHOOL" I AGREE YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING AT THIS "SCHOOL" HUGE!! HUGE!!! WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!! CAN YOU SAY REGRET!!! MIGHT AS WELL STAY TO GET MY PIECE OF PAPER. ALREADY HAD TO PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT THEY DID NOT SUPPLY FOR ME THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED IN TUITION. LIARS
LOOK SOMEWHERE!!!!!!!
TCI Graduate

Brentwood, TN

#9 Mar 8, 2012
I enjoyed TCI...Graduated dec. 2010 with High GPA, and easily found a job. It is all what you put into it. were ther frustrations and do I wish some things were done better? sure! but If you show the teachers you are serious they will be serious with you! Mrs. Tera Rocks!
spa girl

United States

#10 Nov 15, 2012
Overall tci was a decent school.my biggest complaint is the lack of selectiveness with the student body.it was also expensive.i chose to go there due to its close proximity to my home.the teachers were decent although one could have had more real world expirience. I did manage to fyind work in aesthetics but it took a while.however depending on where you work you may struggle for a while.i was paid 50% commision plus a percentage of sales.overall the most important thing is to look at our economy right now and what demands there are for particular services.it helps if you can have a dual license or find a niche in the market.if you are in columbia tn you will likely have to relocate for employment.follow your heart and dreams just have a realistic idea of what to expect with graduation.bty i did very well on both exams but it is up to you to study.good luck!
tjn

United States

#11 Dec 14, 2012
Beautiful campus....one of the best massages ever!
Book one today....
Manager

Spring Hill, TN

#12 Jun 24, 2013
I manage a Great Clips and have had tremendous luck with graduates of TCI, fresh out of school and they can cut hair REALLY well. Better than I can say for the school I went to!
Unemployed and Mad

Zirconia, NC

#13 Jul 28, 2014
I went to TCI and I loved it at first. As time progressed, things started to go down the toilet. Teachers began getting fired, and the teacher they left me with was a dang joke. I didn't learn a freaking thing from her. I learned more from watching you tube videos at home in my pajamas. It's no wonder she isn't working there anymore. Also, the administration stinks! They are slower than molasses when it comes to getting things done, and they seem to always be running around that joint like chickens with their heads cut off. TCI is literally a joke. You will be better off taking your money, and time, to the Aveda school.
A_derryb

Mooresville, NC

#14 Aug 18, 2014
I wish I would have went to Empire in Brentwood. It was my number one choice! I decided to go to TCI, because Empire was only going to take half of my hours that I earned in high school, and I had a family member that was going to TCI at the time. If Empire would have taken all of my hours, despite the hour long drive, that's where I would have chosen, NO DOUBT.
Prisoner of VBA

United States

#15 Feb 12, 2015
The worst school on the planet has to be the Volunteer Beauty Academy in nashville off Charlotte Avenue. They are infested with roaches. You can't use the microwave to heat food because when you open it the roaches scatter! They are filthy and don't hire a cleaning crew but instead expect the students to detail the place including bathrooms. The worst part is that the instructor for esthetics is a teacher trainee and has no field experience. As if that isn't bad enough, there is no one else in the building licensed in Esthetics so she isn't even supposed to be able to teach her own class by the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology standards. She is supposed to be in the teacher trainee program, but she is somehow teaching herself. The staff is all family as well so they are in cahoots and break every rule they can. They also burn candles in unattended rooms. Major dump! They theory class is only 45-1hr each day. I haven't learned anything except what not to do. They also wash the laundry with Cosmo laundry so before doing a facial, you must take the time to pick a bunch of crinkled dark little hairs out of the towels if you don't want that on your clients face. Nothing positive! Not one thing!
Licensed

Columbia, TN

#16 Feb 27, 2015
TCI was wonderful and assisted me on finding a career in cosmetology which I love! The administration and teachers expected the best from us, which prepared me for the real workplace. I had fun, did my work professionally, and was respectful of the people I was working with and had no problems! It definitely prepared me for the real world because unlike some other cases, I didn't "play" when I got there!
moving

Spring Hill, TN

#17 Mar 8, 2015
Heard its terrible
glad to be done

Spring Hill, TN

#18 Mar 12, 2015
It started out great. But after 9 teachers in a little over a year I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I learned a lot because I paid attention to what little instruction I was given and am now rocking it in the salon. The thing that really got me about this place is that ALL of the staff are nice to your face but behind closed doors they hate each and every student. They look at each student as a paycheck and that's it. It's really sad because there are 3 teachers there that are wonderful. But the lead cosmetology teacher is terrible!!!!

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