Hair Professionals Career College

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  • 5460 US Highway 34

    Oswego, IL 60543

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  • 630-554-2266

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Tue-Sat 9am-4:30pm

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My experience as a student at Hair Professionals in Oswego was traumatizing and stressful. I would NEVER recommend this school to any future student. When I first signed up with administration I didnt realize how dangerous the student parking would be. The students are forced to park in an unpaved, and unmarked lot across Route 34. Since Hair Professionals does not provide any lockers to store equipment, even though it is a requirement, all students must carry their two heavy cases, manikins, and school books across the street. Since there is no crosswalk I have personally almost been hit by cars multiple times. The winter time is a nightmare with the ice and snow mounds. However, the staff gets to comfortably park in the building??s parking lot. Another frustrating issue is their lack of professionalism. A few weeks into my experience I realized they did not care about my education. The teacher in basics class would leave the room for extended periods of time only to be found gossiping with the teacher on the floor. My basics class was taught out of two different text books. I was personally given the older version of the textbook along with a few other girls while the teacher taught out of the new book, which the tests were based off of. When I approached administration about the irritating issue I was belittled and told to ??take better notes?. In NO other educational program would it be allowed to teach out of two different text books. I paid the same amount as the person sitting next to me. Once I finished basics I went on the floor to realize that there were not enough stations or teachers per student. Even though they advertise spacious classrooms, the school became so overcrowded that about halfway through the program they started having theory class out of the salon floor with no desks for students to write on. The students would rush to school to try to secure their own station. I felt so uncomfortable because when I was given my first few clients, there was no one around to help me. There was only ONE teacher on the floor with sometimes over 25 students. On many occasions I would chase the teacher around and still receive no help. Keep in mind, they have cameras that administration watch like hawks to make sure no students are sitting down, and if they do see you sitting they come out from the back and demand you to stand. It is even MORE frustrating that multiple people, including myself, have had many things stolen (since there are no secure lockers) and administration refuses to check the cameras to try to solve the issue. In fact, their solution is to charge you for replacing the stolen items. Interesing? I would strongly recommend anyone looking at any Hair Professionals to think twice about their decision. Beware of the fine print in their contract; especially where it states that rules may change without any written notification. You will not be allowed to use your cell phone in the building, even on break. If they even see your cell phone it will be seized. I did not receive an optimal education and am not prepared. I feel EXTREMELY SCAMMED! GO SOMWHERE ELSE. I felt like their top priority was to make money. I felt like I was there every day to be used to perform their services for them to make money without HELPING or EDUCATIONG me during the process. I BEGGED TO BE TAUGHT. But I felt more like an employee than a student. Repeatedly I did not receive a lunch break because I was forced to work through the day. Even though I did not receive my 30 minute break it was taken out of my daily clock hours therefore many days I was cheated out of 30 minutes I actually worked. I know students who became so irritated by the mistreatment at Hair Professionals and transferred to other schools, but still owe them their money. Once you reach 750 hours, you owe the whole tuition. If you are crazy enough to pursue Hair Professionals after reading this, take a copy of the contract to an attorney first, I wish I would have.

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My experience as a student at Hair Professionals in Oswego was traumatizing and stressful. I would NEVER recommend this school to any future student. When I first signed up with administration I didnt realize how dangerous the student parking would be. The students are forced to park in an unpaved, and unmarked lot across Route 34. Since Hair Professionals does not provide any lockers to store equipment, even though it is a requirement, all students must carry their two heavy cases, manikins, and school books across the street. Since there is no crosswalk I have personally almost been hit by cars multiple times. The winter time is a nightmare with the ice and snow mounds. However, the staff gets to comfortably park in the building??s parking lot. Another frustrating issue is their lack of professionalism. A few weeks into my experience I realized they did not care about my education. The teacher in basics class would leave the room for extended periods of time only to be found gossiping with the teacher on the floor. My basics class was taught out of two different text books. I was personally given the older version of the textbook along with a few other girls while the teacher taught out of the new book, which the tests were based off of. When I approached administration about the irritating issue I was belittled and told to ??take better notes?. In NO other educational program would it be allowed to teach out of two different text books. I paid the same amount as the person sitting next to me. Once I finished basics I went on the floor to realize that there were not enough stations or teachers per student. Even though they advertise spacious classrooms, the school became so overcrowded that about halfway through the program they started having theory class out of the salon floor with no desks for students to write on. The students would rush to school to try to secure their own station. I felt so uncomfortable because when I was given my first few clients, there was no one around to help me. There was only ONE teacher on the floor with sometimes over 25 students. On many occasions I would chase the teacher around and still receive no help. Keep in mind, they have cameras that administration watch like hawks to make sure no students are sitting down, and if they do see you sitting they come out from the back and demand you to stand. It is even MORE frustrating that multiple people, including myself, have had many things stolen (since there are no secure lockers) and administration refuses to check the cameras to try to solve the issue. In fact, their solution is to charge you for replacing the stolen items. Interesing? I would strongly recommend anyone looking at any Hair Professionals to think twice about their decision. Beware of the fine print in their contract; especially where it states that rules may change without any written notification. You will not be allowed to use your cell phone in the building, even on break. If they even see your cell phone it will be seized. I did not receive an optimal education and am not prepared. I feel EXTREMELY SCAMMED! GO SOMWHERE ELSE. I felt like their top priority was to make money. I felt like I was there every day to be used to perform their services for them to make money without HELPING or EDUCATIONG me during the process. I BEGGED TO BE TAUGHT. But I felt more like an employee than a student. Repeatedly I did not receive a lunch break because I was forced to work through the day. Even though I did not receive my 30 minute break it was taken out of my daily clock hours therefore many days I was cheated out of 30 minutes I actually worked. I know students who became so irritated by the mistreatment at Hair Professionals and transferred to other schools, but still owe them their money. Once you reach 750 hours, you owe the whole tuition. If you are crazy enough to pursue Hair Professionals after reading this, take a copy of the contract to an attorney first, I wish I would have.

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WARNING SCAM ALERT!!!!!!! i hate that i have to give this school one star this is absolutely the worst school in Oswego. it s time to exposes this school .this is one that you will be meeting here name is Kathy she will start out acting so sweet but really she is the first biggest b she will get you in than when she know she got you it over all the respect will leave the day she get you money .. if you have any issues Kathy will act like she hear you but never try to ever help with the issues . and she is the manager of the school .make sure that on Saturday that you come on time at 9.00 no later or they will send you home you can not come in after theory only on the week day that you can come on theory they do not like tell you that so i will .be on time or you will pay money and make sure you come and stay or you will pay money .they have it were you have to do your hand on after ever semester and take a test you can not fail any hand on or you will have to take the whole entire semester over and do not for get to where you t-shirt Tuesday and Saturdays or you will get send home of do not forget you nuts and bolts book it a business course it 5 books and all the test are hand written word by word so i hope you can written and get ready for when you have to my your $50 scrapbook it come out your pocket you have to always bring and people to practice on like cute there hair they have to pay to get what ever you do to them and you have to bring them or you can not move on to learn something new and remember the long you take to get out the more you pay .lets talk about Megan she will be your teacher for basics and you will be with here for a long time and by the way they all have favorite and if you are not one get ready she is young and act just like that vary immature she site and talk to the student that her favorite most of the day so do not expect to learn to much and all she talk about is her boyfriend Sean and her unhappy life by the way who care she has the nasty attitude. she talk about pass student and new student about they will find any little thing to fail you and they just remodeled the whole school and the need more students to pay for it so good luck on try to get out of basics and make sure you keep all your notes and any paper that they pass out or you will not pass .back to what i was saying the more students the more money to pay for the the remodeled .and this school has a lot of people drop out of this school because they do not care because they get your money anyways if you are going to drop out. and you will do it no later then 3day because if not you will o the school lots of money i have to pay them 9 000 back and i have on education for this school that a lot to have to pay for no education . financial aid which is call a disbursement and if you are a financial aid student they will say you can get money back for your own use but you will not see that money until you are out of basics if you get out . so if you feel that is not the school for you get out as soon as you can or you and the money for the registration fee when you sign up you can get it back and the first 3day or the first week if you drop .and you do not get everything and your kits but you will have to sing a paper saying you got everything .when you drop or get kick out you do not get all your thing but they will send you the bill .and sale all the thing you did not get in your kits you can not .and other thing you can not transfer any hours to any school until you pay out of your pocket the money the balance they say you owe the balance they say i o is 9,000 and financial do not cover the balance you will have to pay all that back and if you drop of transfer make sure you go to your lender of financial aid to ask that you be put on the deferment program So you do not go in to default on your loan they will not tell you this so i will so I give you all can to help you with this scam school call HP

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WARNING SCAM ALERT!!!!!!! i hate that i have to give this school one star this is absolutely the worst school in Oswego. it s time to exposes this school .this is one that you will be meeting here name is Kathy she will start out acting so sweet but really she is the first biggest b she will get you in than when she know she got you it over all the respect will leave the day she get you money .. if you have any issues Kathy will act like she hear you but never try to ever help with the issues . and she is the manager of the school .make sure that on Saturday that you come on time at 9.00 no later or they will send you home you can not come in after theory only on the week day that you can come on theory they do not like tell you that so i will .be on time or you will pay money and make sure you come and stay or you will pay money .they have it were you have to do your hand on after ever semester and take a test you can not fail any hand on or you will have to take the whole entire semester over and do not for get to where you t-shirt Tuesday and Saturdays or you will get send home of do not forget you nuts and bolts book it a business course it 5 books and all the test are hand written word by word so i hope you can written and get ready for when you have to my your $50 scrapbook it come out your pocket you have to always bring and people to practice on like cute there hair they have to pay to get what ever you do to them and you have to bring them or you can not move on to learn something new and remember the long you take to get out the more you pay .lets talk about Megan she will be your teacher for basics and you will be with here for a long time and by the way they all have favorite and if you are not one get ready she is young and act just like that vary immature she site and talk to the student that her favorite most of the day so do not expect to learn to much and all she talk about is her boyfriend Sean and her unhappy life by the way who care she has the nasty attitude. she talk about pass student and new student about they will find any little thing to fail you and they just remodeled the whole school and the need more students to pay for it so good luck on try to get out of basics and make sure you keep all your notes and any paper that they pass out or you will not pass .back to what i was saying the more students the more money to pay for the the remodeled .and this school has a lot of people drop out of this school because they do not care because they get your money anyways if you are going to drop out. and you will do it no later then 3day because if not you will o the school lots of money i have to pay them 9 000 back and i have on education for this school that a lot to have to pay for no education . financial aid which is call a disbursement and if you are a financial aid student they will say you can get money back for your own use but you will not see that money until you are out of basics if you get out . so if you feel that is not the school for you get out as soon as you can or you and the money for the registration fee when you sign up you can get it back and the first 3day or the first week if you drop .and you do not get everything and your kits but you will have to sing a paper saying you got everything .when you drop or get kick out you do not get all your thing but they will send you the bill .and sale all the thing you did not get in your kits you can not .and other thing you can not transfer any hours to any school until you pay out of your pocket the money the balance they say you owe the balance they say i o is 9,000 and financial do not cover the balance you will have to pay all that back and if you drop of transfer make sure you go to your lender of financial aid to ask that you be put on the deferment program So you do not go in to default on your loan they will not tell you this so i will so I give you all can to help you with this scam school call HP

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I attended this school and had many of the same issues as you have described. They are always changing their rules. now not only do you have to attend school the whole week before you can make up previously missed hours but now your attendance has to be better than 80% to be able to make up hours. Also you are no longer allowed to come in after the 10:00 break. if you are more than 5 minutes late they won't let you in at all so instead of missing an hour or so you miss the whole day. All the teachers have favorites and if you aren't one of the favorites then good luck getting your sign offs because the teachers will just ignore you. The bottom line is they make everything sound like cream and peaches when you are signing up but after you have signed your life away they don't give 2 craps about you or your learning experience.

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I attended this school and had many of the same issues as you have described. They are always changing their rules. now not only do you have to attend school the whole week before you can make up previously missed hours but now your attendance has to be better than 80% to be able to make up hours. Also you are no longer allowed to come in after the 10:00 break. if you are more than 5 minutes late they won't let you in at all so instead of missing an hour or so you miss the whole day. All the teachers have favorites and if you aren't one of the favorites then good luck getting your sign offs because the teachers will just ignore you. The bottom line is they make everything sound like cream and peaches when you are signing up but after you have signed your life away they don't give 2 craps about you or your learning experience.

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If you are wanting to go to beauty school, think twice, no, three times before signing up at the hair professionals in Oswego.
I signed up thinking this would be a good trade to learn in this economy. However this school lacks in hands on training so much so that I can not express what a disappointment it has been to me. Let me start off by just saying that the administration tells you one thing when they are getting you to sign up but then after you sign up you will slowly notice that they continuously make announcements in class changing their requirements and rules and it totally contradicts the understanding that you initially had when signing up. They told me they were VERY flexible with allowing students to make up missed/sick time etc and next thing you know oh new rule...you must attend school all week without coming in late or leaving early to make up for a previously missed day. Try being pregnant and initially being told they were flexible and that you can make up for any time...thinking it is ok to stay home if you have morning sickness but then you soon learn you were lied to and can no longer make up for that day up by coming in on saturday...instead you have to try an feel good all next week and then have to go to school on saturday too after being there all week as well. Theres alot of other issues that I have heard and seen. They allow high school vocationals which is nice but the administration seems to treat all the students even the older ones like we are high school students. Students who were present all day but that may have forgotten to clock out at 5 are told that they lose all the hours from the time they clocked back in from lunch til 5pm. So that is ripping the paying student off of 4-5 hours of their well earned school time,...when administration could even vouch that the student was there until 5pm. They really have this way of making you feel unrespected, juvenile and belittled by administration at times. The administration fails to remember that we are their customers...we are paying $17,000 to attend the school. The administration has very poor customer service towards the students, their REAL clients. So I will tell everyone I know how shabby this school is.

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If you are wanting to go to beauty school, think twice, no, three times before signing up at the hair professionals in Oswego.
I signed up thinking this would be a good trade to learn in this economy. However this school lacks in hands on training so much so that I can not express what a disappointment it has been to me. Let me start off by just saying that the administration tells you one thing when they are getting you to sign up but then after you sign up you will slowly notice that they continuously make announcements in class changing their requirements and rules and it totally contradicts the understanding that you initially had when signing up. They told me they were VERY flexible with allowing students to make up missed/sick time etc and next thing you know oh new rule...you must attend school all week without coming in late or leaving early to make up for a previously missed day. Try being pregnant and initially being told they were flexible and that you can make up for any time...thinking it is ok to stay home if you have morning sickness but then you soon learn you were lied to and can no longer make up for that day up by coming in on saturday...instead you have to try an feel good all next week and then have to go to school on saturday too after being there all week as well. Theres alot of other issues that I have heard and seen. They allow high school vocationals which is nice but the administration seems to treat all the students even the older ones like we are high school students. Students who were present all day but that may have forgotten to clock out at 5 are told that they lose all the hours from the time they clocked back in from lunch til 5pm. So that is ripping the paying student off of 4-5 hours of their well earned school time,...when administration could even vouch that the student was there until 5pm. They really have this way of making you feel unrespected, juvenile and belittled by administration at times. The administration fails to remember that we are their customers...we are paying $17,000 to attend the school. The administration has very poor customer service towards the students, their REAL clients. So I will tell everyone I know how shabby this school is.

Pros: location

Cons: Administration is not student friendly, after you sign up.

 

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