San Francisco Institute Of Esthetics & Cosmetology - A Paul Mitchell Partner School

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1067 Folsom St

San Francisco, CA

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Tues-Wed: 9:00AM - 4:30PM Thurs-Fri: 9:00AM - 9:00PM Sat: 9:30AM - 5:00PM
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You can't beat a $45 facial. Yes the room is not private, and yes you can sometimes hear the classes going on upstairs, but it's a school and that's to be expected. You get a good cleaning, an analysis of your skin by both the student and their instructor, and they use all Dermologica products which are fantastic!! Waxing services take a bit longer than at most spas, but they have hard wax for bikini and underarms which is awesome and something most places don't use.

The students are sometimes slow, sometimes on their game -it depends on where you get them in their program. I've never walked out of there unhappy.

Street parking, but also walkable from BART or CalTrain.

4
★★★★☆

You can't beat a $45 facial. Yes the room is not private, and yes you can sometimes hear the classes going on upstairs, but it's a school and that's to be expected. You get a good cleaning, an analysis of your skin by both the student and their instructor, and they use all Dermologica products which are fantastic!! Waxing services take a bit longer than at most spas, but they have hard wax for bikini and underarms which is awesome and something most places don't use.

The students are sometimes slow, sometimes on their game -it depends on where you get them in their program. I've never walked out of there unhappy.

Street parking, but also walkable from BART or CalTrain.

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Just go to see how hard these folks work in order to become certified. While seated in the waiting area the patrons were treated to a parade of hair do's. The newer students brought their wigged manequin heads through the salon. How cool!

4
★★★★☆

Just go to see how hard these folks work in order to become certified. While seated in the waiting area the patrons were treated to a parade of hair do's. The newer students brought their wigged manequin heads through the salon. How cool!

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This is the place to go to get yourself pampered at a reasonable price.
Sure...it's a beauty school, but it's a top notch beauty school. I'd visited another school in the past and was essentially expecting the same "so-so to umm, pretty good" service. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Each time I've arrived for my appointment they've addressed me by name. And trust me, it's not that I'm there every weekend. I'm always offered water and a comfortable place to sit down. I typically arrive a few minutes prior to my appointment but have never had to wait past my appointment time.
I've personally only had wax hair removal or facials done at SFIEC, however they offer hair care as well. They also sell a very nice line of products.
The atmosphere is professional and relaxing. All the esteticians are friendly; they make you feel comfortable.

Short of paying three times as much elsewhere, I'll happily pick SFIEC before another "professional" salon.

Parking in the vicinity is limited or metered. You can take BART to Powell Street and walk the few blocks. It's approximately a 15-20 minute walk dependin on your pace.

4
★★★★☆

This is the place to go to get yourself pampered at a reasonable price.
Sure...it's a beauty school, but it's a top notch beauty school. I'd visited another school in the past and was essentially expecting the same "so-so to umm, pretty good" service. But I was pleasantly surprised.
Each time I've arrived for my appointment they've addressed me by name. And trust me, it's not that I'm there every weekend. I'm always offered water and a comfortable place to sit down. I typically arrive a few minutes prior to my appointment but have never had to wait past my appointment time.
I've personally only had wax hair removal or facials done at SFIEC, however they offer hair care as well. They also sell a very nice line of products.
The atmosphere is professional and relaxing. All the esteticians are friendly; they make you feel comfortable.

Short of paying three times as much elsewhere, I'll happily pick SFIEC before another "professional" salon.

Parking in the vicinity is limited or metered. You can take BART to Powell Street and walk the few blocks. It's approximately a 15-20 minute walk dependin on your pace.

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First off, you would not realize you were in a beauty school unless someone told you. The girls I have visited so far have been really professional and sweet. Definitely add at least double the time you would spend at a normal salon, but well worth it! So far, I have gone for 2 haircuts, 2 brow waxes and a facial and will definitely go back! I recommend this to all my friends who waste sometimes $300 on a cut and dye, on something that fades or grows out after a couple months at most anyway! I am saving my money by coming here, plus I tip well so feel like I am doing something good for the aspiring stylists!

5
★★★★★

First off, you would not realize you were in a beauty school unless someone told you. The girls I have visited so far have been really professional and sweet. Definitely add at least double the time you would spend at a normal salon, but well worth it! So far, I have gone for 2 haircuts, 2 brow waxes and a facial and will definitely go back! I recommend this to all my friends who waste sometimes $300 on a cut and dye, on something that fades or grows out after a couple months at most anyway! I am saving my money by coming here, plus I tip well so feel like I am doing something good for the aspiring stylists!

Pros: service

Cons: timeliness

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you get what you pay for ... sometimes you get even more! like said in the last review ... if you're picky about your hair then quit being a CHEAPASS and go to a PROFESSIONAL salon with people that are already licensed and have been doing hair professionally. at this school they call they're students "FUTURE professionals" DUHHH! this is a GREAT place to get hair services when you have the right amount of patience, time and openness. YOU'RE GOING TO A SCHOOL not a SALON!! its a learning facility for them and a great deal for us! i've been getting my hair cut AND colored there for the past 4 years and so far so good! i think thats because i'm not asking for too much from a student expecting a makeover!! so if you're the type of person to get a simple cut or color done and you're not someone with jet black hair trying to be platinum blonde or are trying to get over all highlights with hair down to the bottom of your back then maybe you'll apprecitate this place even more. then again i've also seen many a creative cut and color walk out those doors that rival many high end salons! also take the opportunity to get your makeup touch up complimentary after your great cut and/or color ... oh and especially after a facial! the school carries a great mineral makeup line too.

5
★★★★★

you get what you pay for ... sometimes you get even more! like said in the last review ... if you're picky about your hair then quit being a CHEAPASS and go to a PROFESSIONAL salon with people that are already licensed and have been doing hair professionally. at this school they call they're students "FUTURE professionals" DUHHH! this is a GREAT place to get hair services when you have the right amount of patience, time and openness. YOU'RE GOING TO A SCHOOL not a SALON!! its a learning facility for them and a great deal for us! i've been getting my hair cut AND colored there for the past 4 years and so far so good! i think thats because i'm not asking for too much from a student expecting a makeover!! so if you're the type of person to get a simple cut or color done and you're not someone with jet black hair trying to be platinum blonde or are trying to get over all highlights with hair down to the bottom of your back then maybe you'll apprecitate this place even more. then again i've also seen many a creative cut and color walk out those doors that rival many high end salons! also take the opportunity to get your makeup touch up complimentary after your great cut and/or color ... oh and especially after a facial! the school carries a great mineral makeup line too.

Pros: great atmosphere, very professional students and teachers

Cons: services may go over time, parking is extremely hard - parking lot is a block away on 7th between folsom and howard

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SFIEC IS A SCHOOL!!!!!!!! so of course the stylists may run late, or mess up once...that is how they learn!! that is why you sign a waiver!!!! and 9 out of 10 times the clients are extremely happy...9 out of 10 ain't bad. i graduated from there in july and i recieved the best training that money can buy. I have been working at a salon for 3 months and i am already fully booked and have a wait list so that has to say something about the training i received! so for those of you that want quality for less and aren't in any kind of rush, this is for you. If you are very picky and crazy about your hair, skin, whatever...stop being cheap and go to a salon that will charge you an arm and leg, and try to be more understanding. And one more thing, while i attended SFIEC, i had the cutest hair that i have ever had, and *gasp!* students did it!!! that says a lot!! so please don't let these angry reviews persuade you to go elsewhere!! afterall, most people will write a review only when they are angry!! not when they are happy!

5
★★★★★

SFIEC IS A SCHOOL!!!!!!!! so of course the stylists may run late, or mess up once...that is how they learn!! that is why you sign a waiver!!!! and 9 out of 10 times the clients are extremely happy...9 out of 10 ain't bad. i graduated from there in july and i recieved the best training that money can buy. I have been working at a salon for 3 months and i am already fully booked and have a wait list so that has to say something about the training i received! so for those of you that want quality for less and aren't in any kind of rush, this is for you. If you are very picky and crazy about your hair, skin, whatever...stop being cheap and go to a salon that will charge you an arm and leg, and try to be more understanding. And one more thing, while i attended SFIEC, i had the cutest hair that i have ever had, and *gasp!* students did it!!! that says a lot!! so please don't let these angry reviews persuade you to go elsewhere!! afterall, most people will write a review only when they are angry!! not when they are happy!

Pros: cutting edge style ... they know the latest hair fashion!

Cons: parking can be a challenge

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this has to be by far the worst cosmetology school and salon. The employees are terribly rude, the teachers don't supervise enough, and they are NEVER on time! If you need a day of beauty dont just walk, but run somewhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

this has to be by far the worst cosmetology school and salon. The employees are terribly rude, the teachers don't supervise enough, and they are NEVER on time! If you need a day of beauty dont just walk, but run somewhere else!

Pros: the students are polite

Cons: the front desk staff, the location, the atmosphere, the music, the wait time

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After seeing an ad in SFWeekly I decided to check out a facial service. I had the Treatment Facial which was amazing. The students are so attentive and really do a great job. The instructors who supervise everything are very professional and everything is so clean. There are few spas in the city as clean as this place, believe me, I have been to most of them. I have been back several times now and each time have had a very relaxing time. My pedicure was an incredible experience and my haircut turned out great. I'll be back for more.

5
★★★★★

After seeing an ad in SFWeekly I decided to check out a facial service. I had the Treatment Facial which was amazing. The students are so attentive and really do a great job. The instructors who supervise everything are very professional and everything is so clean. There are few spas in the city as clean as this place, believe me, I have been to most of them. I have been back several times now and each time have had a very relaxing time. My pedicure was an incredible experience and my haircut turned out great. I'll be back for more.

Pros: Clean Environment, Very Friendly, Very informative

Cons: Services take longer, They graduate

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I've had a lot of great experiences here. They are students, so they try very hard to do a good job and please the customer. Their supervisors are friends and ever-present (with one exception I will mention later).

I've had great facials, awesome pedicures and manicures, and good waxes (brows, underarm, bikini, leg). The atmosphere resembles a nice urban spa, the people are customer-service oriented, and the prices are low. One drawback...because they are students, they are slow. And I will never get my haircut there because the supervision was not enough to prevent a pretty lopsided haircut.

4
★★★★☆

I've had a lot of great experiences here. They are students, so they try very hard to do a good job and please the customer. Their supervisors are friends and ever-present (with one exception I will mention later).

I've had great facials, awesome pedicures and manicures, and good waxes (brows, underarm, bikini, leg). The atmosphere resembles a nice urban spa, the people are customer-service oriented, and the prices are low. One drawback...because they are students, they are slow. And I will never get my haircut there because the supervision was not enough to prevent a pretty lopsided haircut.

Pros: Inexpensive, Attentive, Friendly, Great skin & nail svc

Cons: , Not great haircuts

More about San Francisco Institute Of Esthetics & Cosmetology - A Paul Mitchell Partner School

SFIEC is a school as well as a full service salon and spa. Please visit our website to view our guest services menu. WWW.SFIEC.EDU

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They may not be professionals yet, but the students at this Paul Mitchell-endorsed cosmetology school offering discounted services will make sure your lovely locks look their best--their grade depends on it.

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