How to Get Cheap Facials at a Beauty School Salon

Salon facials can be expensive, so they’re a rare treat for many people. It’s really no wonder why they cost so much. When you visit a spa for a facial, a professional esthetician determines your skin type, and then prescribes a treatment to best improve your skin. They consider your needs and sensitivities before choosing which products to use. Finally, they apply the treatment using methods which are safe.

How to Get Cheap Facials at a Beauty School Salon

Professional estheticians have to go through an esthetics school before they become licensed to perform these services. Part of that training is to perform hundreds of facials for willing clients under the supervision of their instructors in a beauty school salon. If you’re looking for a cheaper option for your facials, this may be one way to lower the costs of your favorite special treatments. Getting a facial from an esthetician in training at the school salon can cost less than half of what it would traditionally cost.

Find a Beauty School Salon

The first step in getting a better deal on facials is to find the student salon you want to visit. You can search online for beauty schools in your area, or look in the phone book under beauty colleges or cosmetology schools. There are very few schools that don’t have their own salon. Each of these salons will offer haircuts and styles, and some offer additional services. If the school also has an esthetics program, they will most likely offer facials as well.

Ask About Beauty Services Offered

Call the beauty school and ask about services offered. Most beauty school salons have a receptionist that will be glad to give you information about their treatments and their prices. Many accept walk-in clients, but you may also want to set up an appointment while you are on the phone. This way you can be sure you will have a spot on the day you want to go. Most are open during the day, in the evenings and on Saturdays.

The prices at your local beauty college salon can vary widely, based on where you live. In general, these prices are based on how many schools there are in the area. Since all schools need a steady supply of clients for students to work with, the rates will most likely be lower if there are a number of cosmetology schools in your city.

For the most part, your experience will be similar to getting a facial from a traditional spa. You may be asked to sign a waiver before you begin treatment. This will state that you acknowledge the practitioner is a student and has not yet fully completed their training. You should also be prepared for the treatment to take a bit longer than usual. This is because the student will need to consult with the instructor to make sure they have chosen the best products for your skin.

Given that salon services can be quite expensive, getting your hair done at a beauty school salon will save you a few bucks. Under the watchful eye of their instructors, beauty students will get you the look that you deserve.


Frank Trieu
Vice President of Business Development & Industry Relations

Frank Trieu is a cosmetology industry leader, and despite his accomplishments and accolades, he still prioritizes students on the Evergreen campus. Through building relationships within the community and local salons, retail stores, and spas, he helps facilitate job placements for aspiring beauty professionals using his expansive network.

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3 years ago

I am interested in getting a deep cleansing facial