Saving Money On Your Next Haircut
One way to save money on the often high cost of looking your best is to allow a beauty school to cut your hair, perhaps even style it and color it too. The student stylists there will listen to your needs and utilize their freshly-learned techniques.
Before working in a hair salon, students spend several months working and practicing in a classroom setting, and most of the students working in the clinic area of a beauty school are close to graduating anyway. They can get real experience by working on the hair of real customers, and learn about color and cutting techniques and tends.
Less Expensive Cosmetology Services
You pay very little for your haircut at one of these salons; in addition you can also get services such as a waxing, facial, pedicure and manicure at a lower than normal rate. In addition to the low price you pay, you are providing a soon to be graduating student with very useful experience and some invaluable practice.
Many students at these beauty salons are understandably nervous, and a nervous student is often less likely to do a good job of cutting and styling your hair. If you are confident, polite and friendly, it tends to be contagious and puts the student at their ease, ensuring better results.
All the students are supervised by an experienced instructor or cosmetologist, who is able to step in and help or offer suggestions, if necessary. This means that your haircut, perm or other procedure is likely to be successful and look good. In addition, most students are highly skilled and capable; they would not be working there to begin with if that were not the case.
What About Tipping?
Once your student stylist has finished your hair, you pay and leave a tip just as you normally would. As well as learning how to cut and style hair, students are also learning how to work in a beauty salon, and experiencing the daily routines. Of course, the amount of tip you give should be based on the service provided, just like real life.