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Healdsburg, CA

#1 Feb 13, 2008
I went in for a pedicure at the Ukiah Beauty College during my lunch hour. WOW! Do they do a crappy job! I mean, I wouldn't be complaining if it were for free, but I paid $13 all for them to paint not only on my nails, but all over the sides and top of my skin. They did a horrible job! It took 1 hour and 15 min and they couldn't even manage to clean up their mess. I now have to go home and re-paint my toenails, because they screwed it up so bad....AND I got screwed out of $13.00. I will defiantly not be going back there again....I called to see if I can get my money back, and they rudely said No Refunds. They are a joke!

Santa Rosa, CA

#2 Feb 14, 2008
I went there about 20 years ago and had the EXACT same experience! I had to show the girl how to paint fingernails. I don't think she even went through Polish 101 before they let her loose on paying customers. Funny how things haven't changed.

United States

#3 Feb 21, 2008
Funny you sed that.I was a student ther and the teachers are so lasie they couldt get off there ass to teach us anything that school suck!..

Healdsburg, CA

#4 Feb 22, 2008
So what happens when these students graduate with these poor skills they are getting from this Beauty College? How are they going to be in the real spas? The lady at the Beauty College said that it is illegal to buff client's feet (you know how when you go to get a real pedicure everywhere else, they buff your feet to get it all smooth?) and that they can't do anything illegal there....Well, if they graduate and get a job doing real pedicures, they are not going to know that you need to buff clients' feet? EVERY place that I have ever known of buffs the client's feet to get them all smooth before they massage them.
Another thing - the ladies there...when you first walk in there and go up to the counter, they totally ignore you and they hold these useless conversations with eachother while you wait until they are done gossiping to say "Hi, may I help you?" They are so rude, unprofessional, and have a sorry attitude.
lights on lights off

San Leandro, CA

#5 Feb 29, 2008
It is a school, you get what you pay for!
WOW what should i do

United States

#6 Apr 6, 2008
i am would like to go to ukiah beauty college in sep. but with all the things people have said i don't know if i should.should i???is there any good things to say about ukiah beauty college?
Get over it

Georgetown, CA

#7 Aug 16, 2008
I've had many of my friends go to Ukiah Beauty College for prom and not only are the inexpensive, but they did an excellent job. You have to remember that these are STUDENTS! And the teacher's will fix any mistakes that the students make, so I do not believe your BS story about you having to leave with a crappy paint job. Don't you have to sign a waiver saying you understand that they are students? Get over it. I've heard nothing but good things about the Beauty College.
Get over it

Georgetown, CA

#8 Aug 16, 2008
not only are they* and the teachers*

Washington, PA

#9 Mar 5, 2009
I know alot of people who have gone to this school,& are now owners of biss in town,these people are great people!! And do fab work!! This college is a school.Students are learning,they may have there own rules, but its doesnt mean that all the students who graduate are going to run their bissnesses like the poeple who run the school! The school is ran by hours and expierence! Dont judge all students. There just trying to make a life for them selves. DONT WORRY BE HAPPY!!
happy customer

Hayward, CA

#10 Mar 21, 2009
I've gone to Ukiah Beauty College for my haircuts for a while now. I am always satisfied with their work. Can't beat the price. I've gone to Supercuts and paid more than twice for a terrible haircut.

United States

#11 Mar 31, 2009
Ok girls, Sorry for the less than professional outcome from Ukiah Beauty School. No apology necessary really. You went in to hopefully get a low cost nail job and didn't get it. In that situation, you must agree that one takes ones chances. Such is life.
I go to the Ukiah Beauty School for two reasons. 1.) the price is right
and 2.)I get a good feeling out of helping some industrious student practice what they have learned in order to get better at it. Similar to what all of us do to get better at anything we get paid for.
Ok, that being said, I want to congratulate the school and most of the students for learning a way to make an honest dollar. I have never had a bad haircut there. Last haircut was from Bridgett and I must say that it was the very best haircut I have ever had. She is ready for the big time but must endure another couple of months to graduate. I'm not related in any way to any of them. KUDOS & give em a break.
Mendocino County Mommy

Sacramento, CA

#12 Mar 31, 2009
I have to say I agree with Doug, They are college students learning a trade to get themselves a job. No one starts at any skill and does it perfect. It all takes practice. I give all those ladies and gents Kudos for trying to better themselves to make an honest living and not feed off of our welfare system and government handouts!

San Francisco, CA

#14 Apr 28, 2009
My only experience was a bloody neck. A simple cut was the start. When she went to shave my neck with clippers she scatched the heck out of the back of my neck. I asked for a napkin or something and was told they didn't have anything. If someone was there watching and teaching, I'd feel safer, but I didn't see anyone learning from teachers, only other students.

Oakland, CA

#15 Apr 28, 2009
Ya know "So Sad", no doubt you have good reason for your negative comment. Life isn't even near perfect. I'm sure you are more qualified than I to give an accurate critique.

What I saw was obviously somewhat different from what you observed.
I saw several students curling hair, cutting patrons hair and interacting pretty much the way people learn. My cutter was given an immediate grade and pep talk from her supervisor.
I guess if we balanced our two quite different opinions of the beauty school, we might just come up with a C+/B-? Hopefully our opinions will have a constructive imprint on our "only" "Beauty College" such that it is.

Oakland, CA

#16 Apr 28, 2009
WOW what should i do wrote:
i am would like to go to ukiah beauty college in sep. but with all the things people have said i don't know if i should.should i???is there any good things to say about ukiah beauty college?
Just do it, no

Brookings, OR

#17 May 12, 2009
I'm looking into going there. Trust me, you really need to base your opinions off of a individual basis. I would NEVER stand around and gossip or ignore customers. However, you get people like that in every industry and since its a school its not like they can get fired. Maybe they don't have good P.R. now but they will eventually learn those skills or they will be out of work. Give the school the benifit of the doubt. Dont be afraid to speak up if there is a problem. Your constructive criticism may help them out. After all there are good and bad students at every institute of higher learning. No need to judge all the students by a few bad apples.
take life less serious

United States

#18 Jun 29, 2009
If you want a good job done... don't go to a freakin school! Don't be cheap... pay for a professional to do it. Plus you complain of not getting 13 dollars back... next time use those 13 towards a 40 dollar pedicure. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

Healdsburg, CA

#19 Jun 29, 2009
I went there and had a terrible experience. So bad, that I would never go back and will tell people to do the same. My experience could have been a Saturday Night Live skit.
Anti Dirt

United States

#20 Jun 29, 2009
Grow up and try to help out instead of tearing down.
negativity sucks

South San Francisco, CA

#21 Jul 14, 2009
i am a beauty college student and have been here since march 2009. i am sure people come in here expecting professional results but i got to enlighten those negative experiences right now... some of these girls come in here to learn to improve a skill they obviously enjoy... and that is to make others beautiful. instead of negativity i think positive criticism is the best tool for teaching. we all mess up. we all learn from our mistakes. and i guarantee that the new girls are self conscious of their work and sometimes have no clue what is pleasing until told.... or learned from practice on real people and not a plastic doll that doesnt move. it is unfortunate that sometimes people get someone doing them and its a students first time... but there has to be a first time sometime. and $13 is cheaper than $45 by a long shot. we try to please here as much as in our power. without the giving nature of our clients we would not become great. so here is a big THANK YOU to all who come in to help us achieve our goal.=] have a great day!

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