Southwest Schools | SWS | Nuvani Beauty School

★★★☆☆
  • 801 E. William Cannon Drive

    Austin, TX 78745

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  • 512-707-7939

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I transferred to Nuvani halfway into my cosmetology coarse. I lacked a lot of the practical skills that I really thought I should have having the hours I had. I can honestly say in 1 month of being there I learned more practical than I did

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★★★★★

I transferred to Nuvani halfway into my cosmetology coarse. I lacked a lot of the practical skills that I really thought I should have having the hours I had. I can honestly say in 1 month of being there I learned more practical than I did

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The new owners need to listen to there students. Also they are so behind paper work falls behind students do not get all that is to be in kits. It is very crazy at this school like I said just really look in to this school before you decide to go there. I have heard there has been no stability 5 different directors within not even 2 yrs. Whats going on!

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★☆☆☆☆

The new owners need to listen to there students. Also they are so behind paper work falls behind students do not get all that is to be in kits. It is very crazy at this school like I said just really look in to this school before you decide to go there. I have heard there has been no stability 5 different directors within not even 2 yrs. Whats going on!

Pros: Very clean , Teacher LaTonya is great!

Cons: Not enough teachers only( 1). / No Director

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Nuvani provides great skin, nails and hair services. I HIGHLY recommend it. I've been going to Beauty Schools for decades and this place is my favorite~

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★★★★★

Nuvani provides great skin, nails and hair services. I HIGHLY recommend it. I've been going to Beauty Schools for decades and this place is my favorite~

Pros: The Teacher, LaTonya is just WONDERful!

Cons: Beauty schools can be ifffy..but this one is super!

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Been here for a couple of years, perhaps a dozen times. Before then, I've been to other beauty schools for haircuts and roller sets. It's same as this one, but this one's closer to my home. They usually get me in without appointments. Sometimes, the wait is a bit long and in one case, i've waited long enough to later find that there's not enough students to work on me. But overall, the students that I've tried this year has been good to excellent so far. I would have to say there was a time the student's lacked skills, but that was more than a year ago. I know that the new owners have done a lot to this place to make it better. One thing I hate about this place is to later find my favorite student graduated.

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★★★★☆

Been here for a couple of years, perhaps a dozen times. Before then, I've been to other beauty schools for haircuts and roller sets. It's same as this one, but this one's closer to my home. They usually get me in without appointments. Sometimes, the wait is a bit long and in one case, i've waited long enough to later find that there's not enough students to work on me. But overall, the students that I've tried this year has been good to excellent so far. I would have to say there was a time the student's lacked skills, but that was more than a year ago. I know that the new owners have done a lot to this place to make it better. One thing I hate about this place is to later find my favorite student graduated.

Pros: good price

Cons: no students to work on you

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Customer experiences are hit-and-miss; some glowing reviews and others not-so-shining. However the student experience at Nuvani Institute of South Austin is consistently bad--and one needn't look hard to find them posted online.

First and foremost the school lacks structure, formal classes, and competent instruction. Students are left unguided, to fend for themselves more often than not, and Carla's unapproachable attitude makes learning impossible. It's run more like a business and less like a school--and students pay dearly to learn this lesson.

Wade is entirely inept as a director. Weeks into starting school, two full-time students discovered Wade failed to submit financial paperwork (installment contract), nearly jeopardizing the students' enrollment. It's not the student's job to motivate admissions or instructors--as happens all too often here. More to the point, he takes the time to post petty personal attacks to former students who post valid negative reviews online--as if they've no right in doing so--and issuing errant assumptions about whom he is attacking.

Do yourselves a favor: Do your homework. Look beyond that ornate remodeling job and cheap decoration. What's the instruction like? How professional is the conduct? Most importantly, is anyone learning any valuable trade skills? More importantly, one should lead by example--and all that's exemplary of Wade Nguyen's and Carla Clay's leadership is a paragon of unprofessional values and bad behavior.

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★☆☆☆☆

Customer experiences are hit-and-miss; some glowing reviews and others not-so-shining. However the student experience at Nuvani Institute of South Austin is consistently bad--and one needn't look hard to find them posted online.

First and foremost the school lacks structure, formal classes, and competent instruction. Students are left unguided, to fend for themselves more often than not, and Carla's unapproachable attitude makes learning impossible. It's run more like a business and less like a school--and students pay dearly to learn this lesson.

Wade is entirely inept as a director. Weeks into starting school, two full-time students discovered Wade failed to submit financial paperwork (installment contract), nearly jeopardizing the students' enrollment. It's not the student's job to motivate admissions or instructors--as happens all too often here. More to the point, he takes the time to post petty personal attacks to former students who post valid negative reviews online--as if they've no right in doing so--and issuing errant assumptions about whom he is attacking.

Do yourselves a favor: Do your homework. Look beyond that ornate remodeling job and cheap decoration. What's the instruction like? How professional is the conduct? Most importantly, is anyone learning any valuable trade skills? More importantly, one should lead by example--and all that's exemplary of Wade Nguyen's and Carla Clay's leadership is a paragon of unprofessional values and bad behavior.

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Cosmo333 and schoolguru are both on target. The school lacks structure, formal classes, and competent instruction. Students are left unguided to fend for themselves more often than not, and Carla's unapproachable attitude makes learning impossible.

Wade is entirely inept as a director. Weeks into starting school, two full-time students discovered Wade failed to submit financial paperwork (installment contract), nearly jeopardizing the students' enrollment. It's not the student's job to motivate admissions or instructors--as happens all too often here.

Do yourselves a favor: Do your homework. Look beyond that ornate remodeling job and cheap decoration. What's the instruction like? How professional is the conduct? Most importantly, is anyone learning any valuable trade skills?

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★☆☆☆☆

Cosmo333 and schoolguru are both on target. The school lacks structure, formal classes, and competent instruction. Students are left unguided to fend for themselves more often than not, and Carla's unapproachable attitude makes learning impossible.

Wade is entirely inept as a director. Weeks into starting school, two full-time students discovered Wade failed to submit financial paperwork (installment contract), nearly jeopardizing the students' enrollment. It's not the student's job to motivate admissions or instructors--as happens all too often here.

Do yourselves a favor: Do your homework. Look beyond that ornate remodeling job and cheap decoration. What's the instruction like? How professional is the conduct? Most importantly, is anyone learning any valuable trade skills?

Pros: Wonderfully ornate facade

Cons: Terribly inept business

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A big thank you to the aesthetic instructor Carla Clay and owner Wade. I am a former graduate from the Nuvanni aesthetic program. I was immediately hired as a spa manager / medical aesthetician. Two years after graduation, I wanted a refresher on waxing (since I have not had to perform any waxing in the medical spa) One telephone call was all it took. I was invited to come back in. Carla gave me individual attention in refreshing me on how to give Brazilian waxing services. They were supportive or me when I was a student, and more importantly my continued success in this business is their priority as well.

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★★★★★

A big thank you to the aesthetic instructor Carla Clay and owner Wade. I am a former graduate from the Nuvanni aesthetic program. I was immediately hired as a spa manager / medical aesthetician. Two years after graduation, I wanted a refresher on waxing (since I have not had to perform any waxing in the medical spa) One telephone call was all it took. I was invited to come back in. Carla gave me individual attention in refreshing me on how to give Brazilian waxing services. They were supportive or me when I was a student, and more importantly my continued success in this business is their priority as well.

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So, as a former student of Nuvani(south), I'd like to take a moment to clear up a few things about this school. I spent quite a few months there and didn't learn anything. I'm not sure what the set-up is now, but out instructor at the time didn't care about what kind of stylists we'd be when we left the school. I was told on more than one occasion that I'd have to apprentice before I'd learn anything of value. There was no structure and no classes. After realizing that I was paying an extravagant amount of money on nothing, I left the school. Unfortunately, by law, they still claimed half of my total tuition. Trust me, getting the refund for the remainder wasn't easy. The guy who owns these schools doesn't know the first thing about hair and he is a cosmetology school drop-out himself. Like a previous review stated, he's far too young and immature to own any business, let alone a school.

So, I ended up enrolling in another school and my faith was renewed. I spent my last 1000 hours being taught by amazing teachers and I got the opportunity to hone my skills over and over again. Now, I'm much more advanced than most cosmetology school graduates fresh out of school. Nuvani is a big joke and a time-waster. It's there to take your money and leave you hanging. Schools like this one are the reason we have so many unprofessional, unskilled hair stylists in this country...and especially in Austin. If you're someone who just wants to get your hours over with, this might work for you. But, you won't walk away with any education whatsoever.

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★☆☆☆☆

So, as a former student of Nuvani(south), I'd like to take a moment to clear up a few things about this school. I spent quite a few months there and didn't learn anything. I'm not sure what the set-up is now, but out instructor at the time didn't care about what kind of stylists we'd be when we left the school. I was told on more than one occasion that I'd have to apprentice before I'd learn anything of value. There was no structure and no classes. After realizing that I was paying an extravagant amount of money on nothing, I left the school. Unfortunately, by law, they still claimed half of my total tuition. Trust me, getting the refund for the remainder wasn't easy. The guy who owns these schools doesn't know the first thing about hair and he is a cosmetology school drop-out himself. Like a previous review stated, he's far too young and immature to own any business, let alone a school.

So, I ended up enrolling in another school and my faith was renewed. I spent my last 1000 hours being taught by amazing teachers and I got the opportunity to hone my skills over and over again. Now, I'm much more advanced than most cosmetology school graduates fresh out of school. Nuvani is a big joke and a time-waster. It's there to take your money and leave you hanging. Schools like this one are the reason we have so many unprofessional, unskilled hair stylists in this country...and especially in Austin. If you're someone who just wants to get your hours over with, this might work for you. But, you won't walk away with any education whatsoever.

Pros: they teach you how to pass the state board

Cons: they don't teach you anything relevant to real-life hair-dressing

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I don't know about the other student that went to Nuvani, but my experience was horrible. The owner is an idiot, far too young to be trying to run a beauty school. I really felt like they just took my money, then didn't care whether I was successful or not. That really bites.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know about the other student that went to Nuvani, but my experience was horrible. The owner is an idiot, far too young to be trying to run a beauty school. I really felt like they just took my money, then didn't care whether I was successful or not. That really bites.

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My experance at Nuvani was a GRATE one. I had my color done by one of the students and she did an outstanding job. I paid 1/2 the price I would have paid at a professional salon and she did a better job...i couldent be more pleased. The staff made me feel warm and welcome. I will be back for a retouch.
Way to go Nuvani.

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★★★★★

My experance at Nuvani was a GRATE one. I had my color done by one of the students and she did an outstanding job. I paid 1/2 the price I would have paid at a professional salon and she did a better job...i couldent be more pleased. The staff made me feel warm and welcome. I will be back for a retouch.
Way to go Nuvani.

Pros: open after 5:00 during the week

Cons: not open Sat.

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i was referred by my friend to molly to do my color. She used 3 different colors and there's nothing more I can say on the result - I love it! The place was chaotic though because the wait was a bit long, but the receptionist made sure everyone was taken care of (it did feel like first class service AT THE END). I didn't realize the girl that did my hair was a student after she started. Really! Best part is i didn't pay $150, it was only $85 for everything! I would go there again for the price and for molly, but it's not the place to go and get pampered.

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★★★★☆

i was referred by my friend to molly to do my color. She used 3 different colors and there's nothing more I can say on the result - I love it! The place was chaotic though because the wait was a bit long, but the receptionist made sure everyone was taken care of (it did feel like first class service AT THE END). I didn't realize the girl that did my hair was a student after she started. Really! Best part is i didn't pay $150, it was only $85 for everything! I would go there again for the price and for molly, but it's not the place to go and get pampered.

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I went to Nuvani and I just recently got my license as a Cosmetologist ,Nuvani Institute is the best cosmetology school in austin,tx I learned a lot while I was at the school,They have a really great customer service. Honestly I do not have anything bad to say about the school, I was well trained and now I have a job.Once you walk in nuvani you can feel how great their customer service is; I hightly recommended if you are really interesting in the beauty industry in Nuvani you will find all you need...now as a customer i can say that they are just like an up-scale salon with a chiper prices (HOW GREAT IS THAT...)Very clean facility...Thanks to all of the south-nuvani staff.

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I went to Nuvani and I just recently got my license as a Cosmetologist ,Nuvani Institute is the best cosmetology school in austin,tx I learned a lot while I was at the school,They have a really great customer service. Honestly I do not have anything bad to say about the school, I was well trained and now I have a job.Once you walk in nuvani you can feel how great their customer service is; I hightly recommended if you are really interesting in the beauty industry in Nuvani you will find all you need...now as a customer i can say that they are just like an up-scale salon with a chiper prices (HOW GREAT IS THAT...)Very clean facility...Thanks to all of the south-nuvani staff.

Pros: Great customer Service...

 

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