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BEWARE the SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY salon services!

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bocabooboo

West Palm Beach, FL

#1 Dec 30, 2009
this is a beauty school where students practice on clients for a reduced cost. the students can be as much as 9 months away from completing their course work and earning a license. some operators are good and others may destroy your hair.
went here the first time for a color and style. they gave me my usual shade, bright honey blonde. they did a decent job for much less than a typical salon. the student marisa was pleasant and experienced and i left the "academy" a very satisfied customer.

a month later i went back and was given a different student, kristen. i told her the name of the color i wanted. i told her the procedure (comb through to ends for the last five minutes) but she was too inexperienced or arrogant or just plain stupid to listen. i walked in a honey blonde but an hour later i became a dark mousey brown. i complained immediately. they sent over and instructor who made me bend back into a sink while they applied a soap solution to remove the color. the color stayed dark but turned a weird burgundy shade.

i went back again to have marisa restore my color. i was informed that it was now too dark to dye blonde and that it would not cover the roots.(funny that it covered the roots the first time.) they told me i would have to dye it the same color and then do full highlights. and that i would have to pay for both procedures.

this is a very haphazard place. they let really just about anyone cut or dye or perm your hair. and it's hit or miss. once i got a student who i would follow to a job and once i got an inept student who should return to kindergarten to learn her colors and how to cut with scissors.

i won't take the risk again! will you?
bocabooboo

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Dec 31, 2009
terrible, terrible, terrible!
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#4 Jan 2, 2010
A weasel price shopper got a weasel hairdo....
bocabooboo

West Palm Beach, FL

#5 Jan 2, 2010
you are so right. i'll never try to save a dollar that way again!
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#6 Jan 5, 2010
bocabooboo, is this the beauty school at Woolbright and Federal, by the Kmart? It's probably a good place for haircuts, but color and perms can be too tricky, huh? Why didn't you ask for the same girl again?
yahoo

Nashville, TN

#7 Jan 15, 2010
You should have just had them change the hair color on your snatch too,problem solved.
andi

Lady Lake, FL

#8 Jun 15, 2010
it is a school!!! people go here to learn because they werent born with the knowledge to color your hair!!! if you want someone who already knows the trade then you should go pay full price!!!! if you have a complaint then you should take it up with the instructors instead of belittling someone whose trying to improve their lives. You may have told her what color to use, but they may not have had it..their instructors have to approve all formulas anyways.. professional color is not the same as box color... i know i do this for a living..and i would be willing to bet you would mess up some ones hair too
just reading

Bronx, NY

#9 Jun 20, 2010
u get what u pay for o u didnt pay for anything tsk tsk i feel so bad for u NOT
Lovin it

Boynton Beach, FL

#10 Jun 23, 2010
bocabooboo wrote:
this is a beauty school where students practice on clients for a reduced cost. the students can be as much as 9 months away from completing their course work and earning a license. some operators are good and others may destroy your hair.
went here the first time for a color and style. they gave me my usual shade, bright honey blonde. they did a decent job for much less than a typical salon. the student marisa was pleasant and experienced and i left the "academy" a very satisfied customer.
a month later i went back and was given a different student, kristen. i told her the name of the color i wanted. i told her the procedure (comb through to ends for the last five minutes) but she was too inexperienced or arrogant or just plain stupid to listen. i walked in a honey blonde but an hour later i became a dark mousey brown. i complained immediately. they sent over and instructor who made me bend back into a sink while they applied a soap solution to remove the color. the color stayed dark but turned a weird burgundy shade.
i went back again to have marisa restore my color. i was informed that it was now too dark to dye blonde and that it would not cover the roots.(funny that it covered the roots the first time.) they told me i would have to dye it the same color and then do full highlights. and that i would have to pay for both procedures.
this is a very haphazard place. they let really just about anyone cut or dye or perm your hair. and it's hit or miss. once i got a student who i would follow to a job and once i got an inept student who should return to kindergarten to learn her colors and how to cut with scissors.
i won't take the risk again! will you?
I have been going there for almost 16 months and haven't had any problems. I also ask for the same person or one who is close to graduating. That may help. I would highly recommend this salon!
Jen

Huntsville, AL

#11 Jul 21, 2010
Its a school....expect students to make mistakes. Nobody is born knowing the proper technique for cutting and color. It is NOT instinctual! If you wanted a fully licenced cosmetologist, go to an actual salon.
you got what you deserve

United States

#12 Sep 16, 2010
Sounds to me that you got what you deserve. Anyone who goes to a school to get there hair done should expect for things to not always turn out perfect. They are STUDENTS, hence you are going to a school!!! The students are there to learn, I would like to see you try to do what they do. It is a process to learn everything you need to know, especially about color. She might have actually mixed up the right color and did everything exactly right, but because color is so unpredictable it didn't work that time..it happens. Maybe someone didn't put the lid on tight enough on the color or the developer, maybe she left it on a little bit too long. There are a million different reasons why color can go wrong and not all of them are because the girl was "too inexperienced or arrogant or just plain stupid to listen." Even if it was the girl's fault everything that happens is a learning experience. Wouldn't you rather have something like that happen to a student, with whom you are paying a third, or less, of the salon cost than to a "professional" who charges full salon price and then some? And shame on you for putting that poor girl's name in your post!!! You should be ashamed on yourself! Maybe you post your real name, especially if you have the guts to call out someone else like that!
When it comes to asking for a student who is a bout to graduate, you are asking for trouble...just because they are about to graduate doesn't mean they are good. Not everyone "gets it.". There are students just starting out on the floor, who are just as good, and sometimes better than students about to graduate.
The only thing I disagree with on the schools part is that you should never be charged for a redo. However you can't expect them to do it for free forever. But it sounds like you know everything about color, so why don't you just go in there and have them just dyeit blonde and see what happens since it colored the roots the first time!! My words of advice for you would be to not talk shit when you don't know what you are talking about. She's right, after its been colored dark, you can't just dye it blonde. Doesn't work that way. But since you're an expert hairstylist I'm sure you already knew that!!
keah Southworth

Billings, MT

#13 Mar 16, 2011
i GO to the salon.You have to sign a waiver before you let the students do anything to your hair. How else do you expect us to get practice? It's one of the highest beauty schools to get into because it's one of the best. Don't complain about us getting experience from an early start, it only makes us better out in the real world. Also, if you have such a problem and feel the need to bad mouth the school, i suggest you go through our complaint department instead of letting everyone in the world know how you feel and getting nothing done about it.
Janice

Richardson, TX

#14 Jul 28, 2012
Wow!! Bocabobo or whatever your ugly name is. You are rediculous. Fix your own hair since you know so much....... Retard.
Believer

Deer Park, TX

#15 Oct 3, 2012
This school/salon is a joke! I attend the esthetician program and can honestly say I have not learned a thing. I paid $11k to basically teach myself by reading out of the text books. All they are worried about is getting you on the floor to make money for them after only 6 weeks of reading out of a book. I highly recommend to anyone not to go there for a facial or an education! Students do not know how to use the products or machines properly for treatments.
Rachel

Hamburg, NY

#16 Oct 27, 2012
I resently went their for a cut and color special that was $30. They charged me an extra $11 since my hair was so long and thick, but they colored it before the cut which doesn't make any sense. Anywhere I've seen someone getting a cut and color they cut first then color. Yes i was and still am very upset that they charged me $11 extera when a girl looked at my hair before making an appointment and saw how long and thick my hair was and still said $30. The girl Alexis was absolutely WONDERFUL and so maticulous about my hair and kept going through it to make sure every layer was perfect and not a single hair was missed. They are students and learning but ask for one who knows what they are doing and only have a little while to go. Alexis has as of October 2012 only 4 months to be finished and just took a test to make sure she could do everything. Some are less experienced, but make sure you ask for one who is if its something like a color, and if you find a student you like and your satusfied, get their card and ALWAYS ask for them.
jessie

Huntsville, AL

#17 Feb 24, 2013
my family lives in huntsville, alabama. reading the posts above is shocking. i've had 4 girls in the last 3 years and i love them all. my mom has 2 girls and my sister likes to go to all the different ones working there. they are sweet and they remember us and they always do a great job. there was one time that a hairdresser burned my friend with a curler and then sprayed hairspray over the burn without covering it. we didn't have to pay for her up do. if you're unsatisfied with the work of the students then tell the instructor they should then fix it themselves or direct the student in fixing it. don't leave without saying something because that fixes nothing and that doesn't help the students there orrr you.
michy

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Apr 12, 2013
I went to this place and I wish I never even stepped foot in there
The younggg girl that did my highlights did not have a clue how to even do it, I should've listened to my gut instinct, she was very uneducated started to talk about her persinal issiues and about how much she hated working there, who does that when u have a client sitting in the chair you are about to work on. She needed help several times and called on the present teacher, then I was there for 5 and half hours, she proceeded to blowdry my hair and it was a complete mess she couldn't do it right my hair was frizzy. I was soooo upset asked that the teacher finish me off. I'm never went to beauty school and I do it better the reason iwent because I needed highlights never did it myself. It was by far the worst experience I ever had in my entire 33 years of existence, the manager or teacher knew how I upset I was even had the nerve to say I hope u come back soon. I was in shock. Next time I will pay the $150 for a professional expert..... I should've listened to my gut. Ughhhhhh
michy

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Apr 12, 2013
michy wrote:
I went to this place and I wish I never even stepped foot in there
The younggg girl that did my highlights did not have a clue how to even do it, I should've listened to my gut instinct, she was very uneducated started to talk about her persinal issiues and about how much she hated working there, who does that when u have a client sitting in the chair you are about to work on. She needed help several times and called on the present teacher, then I was there for 5 and half hours, she proceeded to blowdry my hair and it was a complete mess she couldn't do it right my hair was frizzy. I was soooo upset asked that the teacher finish me off. I'm never went to beauty school and I do it better the reason iwent because I needed highlights never did it myself. It was by far the worst experience I ever had in my entire 33 years of existence, the manager or teacher knew how I upset I was even had the nerve to say I hope u come back soon. I was in shock. Next time I will pay the $150 for a professional expert..... I should've listened to my gut. Ughhhhhh
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Tspa

Des Moines, IA

#21 Jun 10, 2013
I am a student at The Salon Professional Academy, and when i read this I instantly got upset, you came to a SCHOOL, you were giving your student a chance to learn. Every cosmetologist start out in a school and have to learn throughout the years, so to compair all of us students and say they let anyone do everything that is not true, what you dont know is we all have the same training and tests. I have seen plenty of students cry from women like you. Next time go to hair sucsess if you only care about your hair and not others feelings and schooling. I hope by bashing our school on the internet made you feel better. shame on you
Tspa

Des Moines, IA

#22 Jun 10, 2013
Oh and just so you know if you ask for someone that is closer to graduate they usually give you a new girl.

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