Hair Arts Academy

★★★☆☆
  • 1681 N College Ave

    Bloomington, IN 47404

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  • 812-339-1117

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I, unfortunately, was a past student. All I can say is yes the building is pretty and they say things about a "Sassoon school" and "business training" but it's just blowing smoke in your face. The education is mediocre and a waste of time and money! The teachers play favorites and no one has more than 6 months salon experience except for the director but she is the worst of them all. She doesn't teach she only talks about her "accomplishments" and an aunt that is 18th in line to a throne! Ha! Please do not put yourself threw this mentally exhausting freak show. The west side school may not look the same but the owner and educator has a heart and cares and wants to see people graduate not just keep them there as long as possible to suck the money out of them or make it unaffordable to graduate

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★☆☆☆☆

I, unfortunately, was a past student. All I can say is yes the building is pretty and they say things about a "Sassoon school" and "business training" but it's just blowing smoke in your face. The education is mediocre and a waste of time and money! The teachers play favorites and no one has more than 6 months salon experience except for the director but she is the worst of them all. She doesn't teach she only talks about her "accomplishments" and an aunt that is 18th in line to a throne! Ha! Please do not put yourself threw this mentally exhausting freak show. The west side school may not look the same but the owner and educator has a heart and cares and wants to see people graduate not just keep them there as long as possible to suck the money out of them or make it unaffordable to graduate

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I have been to the old school and the new one, and let me just say there isn't another salon to compare to this place! The building is amazing and the staff has changed so much in the last years. You can tell they know what their doing. I loved my ombre hair color not to mention got color, cut, and blow dry for less than $50.

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★★★★★

I have been to the old school and the new one, and let me just say there isn't another salon to compare to this place! The building is amazing and the staff has changed so much in the last years. You can tell they know what their doing. I loved my ombre hair color not to mention got color, cut, and blow dry for less than $50.

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Had a great visit and was well pleased with the student who styled and cut my hair. She actually looked at a picture and made my hair look just as good in spite of my fine wimpy hair. I love it!!! Jesse Poff was the student that took the time and did an awesome job. I highly recommend her

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★★★★★

Had a great visit and was well pleased with the student who styled and cut my hair. She actually looked at a picture and made my hair look just as good in spite of my fine wimpy hair. I love it!!! Jesse Poff was the student that took the time and did an awesome job. I highly recommend her

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The students are fantastic and very talented. There is nothing better than a scalp treatment and facial to relax. The students also do a great job with manicures and pedicures. The prices are reasonable and make it affordable for those of us on a tight budget! Try it...you will like it!

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★★★★☆

The students are fantastic and very talented. There is nothing better than a scalp treatment and facial to relax. The students also do a great job with manicures and pedicures. The prices are reasonable and make it affordable for those of us on a tight budget! Try it...you will like it!

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Business Response:

Thank You! Thanks you for your positive remarks. They are very uplifting and wonderful to hear. We have a great group of students who are working very hard along with the staff to make every clients visit enjoyable.
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I agree that the school could use some physical updating, but it looks like they are doing just that. I go there often and I noticed just this last time that the sign got repainted and I guess they covered up the graffiti in the back with their own painting. I??ve overheard some poor language by the students and the instructor on the desk was rude to one of the students who was asking a question but over all I think they??re making changes. There is a new instructor who is really fun and knows what she is doing and how to teach. Over all a great price and I think they are moving in a better direction.

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★★★★☆

I agree that the school could use some physical updating, but it looks like they are doing just that. I go there often and I noticed just this last time that the sign got repainted and I guess they covered up the graffiti in the back with their own painting. I??ve overheard some poor language by the students and the instructor on the desk was rude to one of the students who was asking a question but over all I think they??re making changes. There is a new instructor who is really fun and knows what she is doing and how to teach. Over all a great price and I think they are moving in a better direction.

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Business Response:

Thank You Thanks you for your positive remarks. We have been working very hard for the last year to improve on many aspect of the school, from re-working our education and delivery methods to remodeling project around and out side of the school like the sign. We also have gained another new instructor who is just wonderful not only at teaching but connecting with the students.
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I agree the instructors are very unprofessional, one inparticular. I was there getting my hair cut the other day and this certain instructor was very short tempered with the students. I felt so sorry for them.Not to mention this instructor had on brown shiny high heals with maroon pants a fusia colored floral print shirt and a red t shirt underneath, she also had orange frizzy perm fried hair. The school also needs some updating.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree the instructors are very unprofessional, one inparticular. I was there getting my hair cut the other day and this certain instructor was very short tempered with the students. I felt so sorry for them.Not to mention this instructor had on brown shiny high heals with maroon pants a fusia colored floral print shirt and a red t shirt underneath, she also had orange frizzy perm fried hair. The school also needs some updating.

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Business Response:

Changes have been made... We have had two changes in staff and I hope when you get a chance you can stop in and see the changes that we have made, not only with staff but also through remodeling projects, I think youâ??d enjoy it.
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The place is very unprofessional and needs updated. The instructor that was there when I came in was very rude to the students. The students are very nice and I feel bad for some of them. The instructors are pathetic and they need some updating too. This place is supposed to represent beauty, but fried hair and mismatching clothes are not that. The instructor definatley need to get with it. Especially the one with orange hair. Nice way to represent.

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★☆☆☆☆

The place is very unprofessional and needs updated. The instructor that was there when I came in was very rude to the students. The students are very nice and I feel bad for some of them. The instructors are pathetic and they need some updating too. This place is supposed to represent beauty, but fried hair and mismatching clothes are not that. The instructor definatley need to get with it. Especially the one with orange hair. Nice way to represent.

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...it doesn't hurt that they have the lowest prices in town, either. Like anywhere else, the student stylists vary in skill level and dedication, but if you are very clear about what you want (taking a picture with you is a great idea!), odds are you'll be more than pleased. The scalp massages and pedicures are to die for, even if you're shy about risking your hair. It feels good to know you're helping someone reach a big goal and gettting pampered at the same time. Like any other salon, it is customary to tip 15% provided your stylist is personable and gives it his or her best effort.

Fridays and Saturdays can be really busy, so be prepared to wait, or call ahead to check, or maybe take a book.

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★★★★☆

...it doesn't hurt that they have the lowest prices in town, either. Like anywhere else, the student stylists vary in skill level and dedication, but if you are very clear about what you want (taking a picture with you is a great idea!), odds are you'll be more than pleased. The scalp massages and pedicures are to die for, even if you're shy about risking your hair. It feels good to know you're helping someone reach a big goal and gettting pampered at the same time. Like any other salon, it is customary to tip 15% provided your stylist is personable and gives it his or her best effort.

Fridays and Saturdays can be really busy, so be prepared to wait, or call ahead to check, or maybe take a book.

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Business Response:

Thank You! This is great to hear, and scalp treatments are my favorite service as well. We always try to work with the clients and students during the consultation before the service begins to make sure we know what the client wants and they feel comfortable.
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I think the students do a great job, but the whole place could do with more professionalism. I didn't appreciate the profanity overheard from the mouth of an INSTRUCTOR, or the fact that half the girls were on their cellphones. Get it together, people!

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★★★★☆

I think the students do a great job, but the whole place could do with more professionalism. I didn't appreciate the profanity overheard from the mouth of an INSTRUCTOR, or the fact that half the girls were on their cellphones. Get it together, people!

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Business Response:

Response to old posting We have had two changes in staffing and cell phone are not allowed to be in use on the clinic floor, something we do our best to manage. While this is an old post i felt the need to respond to it.
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I totally agree with Lucy L. The students there are great. They do their jobs well, and they deserve instructors who are outgoing and patient. If you go to a beauty school to get your hair done by a student, I would hope that you would know that there is a possibility that you may not get exactly what you want. Therefore, the instructors have no need to be rude to a student if they did something wrong. They are supposed to be learning, hints the name "school." I know a few of the students there, and to be honest, I feel like they are nervous to ask the instructors questions and even to have them come look at the finish product. It's because you instructors are all rude, and have no business being a teacher. The students need to have teachers who encourage them and reward them when they do something right, and explain when they have done something wrong. I also find it hard to believe that the instructors criticize their students infront of clients. Why would someone want to come back after witnessing something so rude? Like I said, if I expected perfection, I wouldn't have gone there in the first place.

PROS: Great Prices, Outgoing/friendly students
CONS: Lack of encouragement from instructors, rude criticizm infront of clients

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★★★★☆

I totally agree with Lucy L. The students there are great. They do their jobs well, and they deserve instructors who are outgoing and patient. If you go to a beauty school to get your hair done by a student, I would hope that you would know that there is a possibility that you may not get exactly what you want. Therefore, the instructors have no need to be rude to a student if they did something wrong. They are supposed to be learning, hints the name "school." I know a few of the students there, and to be honest, I feel like they are nervous to ask the instructors questions and even to have them come look at the finish product. It's because you instructors are all rude, and have no business being a teacher. The students need to have teachers who encourage them and reward them when they do something right, and explain when they have done something wrong. I also find it hard to believe that the instructors criticize their students infront of clients. Why would someone want to come back after witnessing something so rude? Like I said, if I expected perfection, I wouldn't have gone there in the first place.

PROS: Great Prices, Outgoing/friendly students
CONS: Lack of encouragement from instructors, rude criticizm infront of clients

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Business Response:

Better Instructors Again, we have had two changes in staffing and our three instructors are doing a great job with all of the students making sure they have the encouragement and education to help them achieve success in the industry.
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The students that work there, do a wonderful job, but the instructors need some help. They are pathetic. 3stars go to the students. Instructors, get another job, you get 0 stars. It is crazy. I have actuall witnessed a girl doing my hair and one of the instructors came up to her and said she was doing it all wrong and yelled at her and told me that my hair was going to be messed up. I was in shock. I couldnt believe it. The girl was in tears and I told her to finish it all up. When my hair color was done, it was just what I wanted. It looked great. She did a wonderful job. Obviously that instructor didnt know what she was talking about. It is sad that people have to act that way. I no longer go there though because I refuse until that lady is gone. I have talked to a lot of people and they say it is a wonderful place to get your hair done and prices are great, but the instructor there is just awful, so they just dont go back. There are some very talented young girls there. They shouldnt be treated the way I have witnessed them being treated. I would tell friends and family to come here, if they can handle people like thst instructor.

PROS: Great prices, some pretty good students, convieniant, nice owners,
CONS: instuctors, bad talking between students

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★★★☆☆

The students that work there, do a wonderful job, but the instructors need some help. They are pathetic. 3stars go to the students. Instructors, get another job, you get 0 stars. It is crazy. I have actuall witnessed a girl doing my hair and one of the instructors came up to her and said she was doing it all wrong and yelled at her and told me that my hair was going to be messed up. I was in shock. I couldnt believe it. The girl was in tears and I told her to finish it all up. When my hair color was done, it was just what I wanted. It looked great. She did a wonderful job. Obviously that instructor didnt know what she was talking about. It is sad that people have to act that way. I no longer go there though because I refuse until that lady is gone. I have talked to a lot of people and they say it is a wonderful place to get your hair done and prices are great, but the instructor there is just awful, so they just dont go back. There are some very talented young girls there. They shouldnt be treated the way I have witnessed them being treated. I would tell friends and family to come here, if they can handle people like thst instructor.

PROS: Great prices, some pretty good students, convieniant, nice owners,
CONS: instuctors, bad talking between students

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This is a great place to go if you want a cheap cut. You get your haircut from a student in the beauty school, but they are always supervised by a licensed teacher. That's way more than I can say for the bad haircuts i have gotten at other cheap chain hair salons. You should definitely check them out.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place to go if you want a cheap cut. You get your haircut from a student in the beauty school, but they are always supervised by a licensed teacher. That's way more than I can say for the bad haircuts i have gotten at other cheap chain hair salons. You should definitely check them out.

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