Vici Aveda Institute

★★★☆☆
  • 4111 S 108TH St

    Milwaukee, WI 53228

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  • 414-425-1700

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I am currently enrolled at VICI, and I love it. It is the way the students learn, it does take time for them, but the results are great. You have to remember, it is a school. These students are learning. If you can't handle that, why would you go to a salon where it's practice? That's my question. I personally would much rather have someone do my hair the proper way, than walk into a salon in my town and be done in thirty minutes. Plus, it feels good to sit and get pampered. : )

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I am currently enrolled at VICI, and I love it. It is the way the students learn, it does take time for them, but the results are great. You have to remember, it is a school. These students are learning. If you can't handle that, why would you go to a salon where it's practice? That's my question. I personally would much rather have someone do my hair the proper way, than walk into a salon in my town and be done in thirty minutes. Plus, it feels good to sit and get pampered. : )

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I visited the place 2 times, both within a month, the first time I went in there for a nail treatment (manicure and paraffin) and the girl had a peculiar way of painting my nails, first she does the white line and then she went in for the color, seriously it does not match at all :/ she went from my cuticle to stop before the line and then went down from the line..wth?

Second visit was to apply to the school cuz my parents wanted me to go to one, and ya no what I paid 30 bucks for registration and it turns out the lady in a happy voice stated i was not accepted. My mom was with me that time and when we went out the door mom stated that the lady sounds racist. There was 2 months left to apply she the lady said the class is full. I dont believe her one bit and with the way she 'happily' replied that I was not accepted I would not go there again.

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★★☆☆☆

I visited the place 2 times, both within a month, the first time I went in there for a nail treatment (manicure and paraffin) and the girl had a peculiar way of painting my nails, first she does the white line and then she went in for the color, seriously it does not match at all :/ she went from my cuticle to stop before the line and then went down from the line..wth?

Second visit was to apply to the school cuz my parents wanted me to go to one, and ya no what I paid 30 bucks for registration and it turns out the lady in a happy voice stated i was not accepted. My mom was with me that time and when we went out the door mom stated that the lady sounds racist. There was 2 months left to apply she the lady said the class is full. I dont believe her one bit and with the way she 'happily' replied that I was not accepted I would not go there again.

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I have been going to the school for 30 years. ( previous loction on 27th street) It is a teaching environment and you do have to make allowances in the time it takes to complete the services. Thru all the years I have had only a few instances where I was not satisfied with the results. And that would be the student who isn't really listening to what it is you want done. Which by the way has happened to me in very expensive salons....the "I did it my way" hair dresser...costing me much more money than VICI and what's their excuse?
The school did compensate me the few times I had problems offering free services. After waiting longer than normal for an appointment I was not charged for the service (normally $80)
I would reccomend the school, the techniques and services are up to date and the staff is pleasant.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to the school for 30 years. ( previous loction on 27th street) It is a teaching environment and you do have to make allowances in the time it takes to complete the services. Thru all the years I have had only a few instances where I was not satisfied with the results. And that would be the student who isn't really listening to what it is you want done. Which by the way has happened to me in very expensive salons....the "I did it my way" hair dresser...costing me much more money than VICI and what's their excuse?
The school did compensate me the few times I had problems offering free services. After waiting longer than normal for an appointment I was not charged for the service (normally $80)
I would reccomend the school, the techniques and services are up to date and the staff is pleasant.

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I went and I wasn't expecting to be there for hours! I mean hours!!! I had to wait about half an hour before I got seated. Then I sat in the chair for 4 hours getting my hair worked on. The price was great...and my hair looked good but you seriously have to have the time to sit there while they work on you. They have to figure out what you want, then speak with a teacher to make sure they pick the right colors, get the colors, put them in, go get a teacher to make sure everything is going right. Then you sit there for 30-60minutes to let the color sit in. Took forever...half my day was gone! The girl and teachers that worked with me were very nice and they place was busy...so they do good work there. But I suggest to anyone to bring a book or something because you will be sitting a long time. Actually...the girl that worked with me went to lunch while the dye sat in my hair...so you should probably bring a lunch for yourself too!

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★★★☆☆

I went and I wasn't expecting to be there for hours! I mean hours!!! I had to wait about half an hour before I got seated. Then I sat in the chair for 4 hours getting my hair worked on. The price was great...and my hair looked good but you seriously have to have the time to sit there while they work on you. They have to figure out what you want, then speak with a teacher to make sure they pick the right colors, get the colors, put them in, go get a teacher to make sure everything is going right. Then you sit there for 30-60minutes to let the color sit in. Took forever...half my day was gone! The girl and teachers that worked with me were very nice and they place was busy...so they do good work there. But I suggest to anyone to bring a book or something because you will be sitting a long time. Actually...the girl that worked with me went to lunch while the dye sat in my hair...so you should probably bring a lunch for yourself too!

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The services are good for the price, when you get the price that is advertised. Which was not the case the last time I went in. I went for a facial, for the promo price of $10.00, I was charged $20.00. Julie, the "Manager" called me a liar when I told her that I mentioned the $10.00 special when I booked my appointment. She said the $10.00 promo was for their Hampton Ave School, which she said they are not affiliated at all with. THEN WHY POST YOUR SPECIALS TOGETHER ON THE SAME WEB PAGE? EVEN THE EMPLOYEES ADMIT IT'S MISLEADING. I asked Julie to get someone higher than her to help me, she went to get the person who "runs the whole place" and she was not any help either. I urge you to be careful when coming here, you might not get what you wanted, and you will not get any help from managment. They all have terrible customer service skills.

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★☆☆☆☆

The services are good for the price, when you get the price that is advertised. Which was not the case the last time I went in. I went for a facial, for the promo price of $10.00, I was charged $20.00. Julie, the "Manager" called me a liar when I told her that I mentioned the $10.00 special when I booked my appointment. She said the $10.00 promo was for their Hampton Ave School, which she said they are not affiliated at all with. THEN WHY POST YOUR SPECIALS TOGETHER ON THE SAME WEB PAGE? EVEN THE EMPLOYEES ADMIT IT'S MISLEADING. I asked Julie to get someone higher than her to help me, she went to get the person who "runs the whole place" and she was not any help either. I urge you to be careful when coming here, you might not get what you wanted, and you will not get any help from managment. They all have terrible customer service skills.

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I've been going to the beauty school for salon services for years, because I live close to it and regular salons are too expensive. I've never had a bad experience while there, and I've always left with great-looking hair, nails, etc for a seriously fantastic price.The same instructors have been there for years providing the same professional and detailed instruction (they've always checked up and corrected any issues as needed). The only downside to the beauty school salon is that they are students learning to be trained professionals, and students can take much longer to do certain things. If you've got the time I would highly recommend going there. If you're limited on time, go somewhere else. If you're going there for bridal services do yourself a favor and make two appointments - a test run, and the real thing with the same student (and ask for a soon to graduate one).

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★★★★☆

I've been going to the beauty school for salon services for years, because I live close to it and regular salons are too expensive. I've never had a bad experience while there, and I've always left with great-looking hair, nails, etc for a seriously fantastic price.The same instructors have been there for years providing the same professional and detailed instruction (they've always checked up and corrected any issues as needed). The only downside to the beauty school salon is that they are students learning to be trained professionals, and students can take much longer to do certain things. If you've got the time I would highly recommend going there. If you're limited on time, go somewhere else. If you're going there for bridal services do yourself a favor and make two appointments - a test run, and the real thing with the same student (and ask for a soon to graduate one).

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My Bridesmaid and I went there to get our hair done for the reception. The wedding was in Vegas. I was the first of our party to show up. Other girls started to trickle in. Some of them were coming out while I was still waiting. I went to the counter to ask when I would be called as we were running out of time. Not only was I getting my hair done I was also getting my make up done. They could not believe they let me sit there and that I would be next. I had a student and a Professional working double time on my hair. The hair turned out alright. For the make up the girl doing it didn??t really give me any choices and suggested a smoky eye. I said yes to it as I have never had smoky eyes and have wanted to try it. Well I was not too crazy about the look. I look like a raccoon. The only thing going for them is that I didn??t pay. I would not go there again. How do you forget the Bride that is sitting right there??

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★☆☆☆☆

My Bridesmaid and I went there to get our hair done for the reception. The wedding was in Vegas. I was the first of our party to show up. Other girls started to trickle in. Some of them were coming out while I was still waiting. I went to the counter to ask when I would be called as we were running out of time. Not only was I getting my hair done I was also getting my make up done. They could not believe they let me sit there and that I would be next. I had a student and a Professional working double time on my hair. The hair turned out alright. For the make up the girl doing it didn??t really give me any choices and suggested a smoky eye. I said yes to it as I have never had smoky eyes and have wanted to try it. Well I was not too crazy about the look. I look like a raccoon. The only thing going for them is that I didn??t pay. I would not go there again. How do you forget the Bride that is sitting right there??

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DON'T Waste your time!!
I have gone to this salon 2 times and both visits were a JOKE!
The first time I went to the Salon and the girl missed half the steps in the process for the service. I spent full price but got half the service. The second time gave the school a chance, (with the impression from the staff that although they are students, they have professional instructors around that will guide and review their work). YEAH RIGHT! The only contact the student had with any "professional" was with the principal of the school to request more product because they were out of the colors they needed, this response was she was too busy and will restock later.
I had two services done and both were horrible. I left there feeling and looking worse than ever. I spent time pointing out the obvious corrections that needed to be done and the student didn't even know where to look. I understand they are students, but I have no education in these services and the problems were obvious to they eye. Also, if they are going to stress there will be professionals around to supervise, then maybe that should happen. When management was confronted, they were rude and unwilling to provide any sense of satisfactory customer service. I was amazed how unwilling they were to please an unsatisfied customer. Every employee I stressed my concerns to, could not believe the treatment I received and agreed it was wrong. Every superior I spoke with was rude and would tell me one thing, but tell their superior another. Nobody knew what they were talking about! The owners assistant even accused me of receiving other refunds from the company when I have only been their one other time and that service was horrible, but I didn't ask for nor receive any refund. When I demanded to know what I was refunded, she back petaled and said that is just what she heard and looked it up only to find she heard incorrect. So rather than finding facts before making such a harsh comment, she listened just accused. This place is a catty unprofessional, joke of a salon. If you want a true luxury, professional spa experience, steer clear of this place! One bad experience, ok?but for both experiences to be nasty?.seems to be a problem!

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★☆☆☆☆

DON'T Waste your time!!
I have gone to this salon 2 times and both visits were a JOKE!
The first time I went to the Salon and the girl missed half the steps in the process for the service. I spent full price but got half the service. The second time gave the school a chance, (with the impression from the staff that although they are students, they have professional instructors around that will guide and review their work). YEAH RIGHT! The only contact the student had with any "professional" was with the principal of the school to request more product because they were out of the colors they needed, this response was she was too busy and will restock later.
I had two services done and both were horrible. I left there feeling and looking worse than ever. I spent time pointing out the obvious corrections that needed to be done and the student didn't even know where to look. I understand they are students, but I have no education in these services and the problems were obvious to they eye. Also, if they are going to stress there will be professionals around to supervise, then maybe that should happen. When management was confronted, they were rude and unwilling to provide any sense of satisfactory customer service. I was amazed how unwilling they were to please an unsatisfied customer. Every employee I stressed my concerns to, could not believe the treatment I received and agreed it was wrong. Every superior I spoke with was rude and would tell me one thing, but tell their superior another. Nobody knew what they were talking about! The owners assistant even accused me of receiving other refunds from the company when I have only been their one other time and that service was horrible, but I didn't ask for nor receive any refund. When I demanded to know what I was refunded, she back petaled and said that is just what she heard and looked it up only to find she heard incorrect. So rather than finding facts before making such a harsh comment, she listened just accused. This place is a catty unprofessional, joke of a salon. If you want a true luxury, professional spa experience, steer clear of this place! One bad experience, ok?but for both experiences to be nasty?.seems to be a problem!

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I love going here! The prices are unbeatable and everyone is very friendly. Services are performed by students under the supervision of their instructors. Don't be shy because this is a school, instructors inspect every haircut and make adjustments if necessary. Atmosphere is very airy and pleasant. Very clean and sterile. Sometimes the wait can be long. I have gotten several very good haircuts here and plan to go again. Great for college students and other people on a budget. High level salon quality care with prices that beat Cost Cutters. Location on Hwy 100 (great for Southsiders/suburbanites, but a long haul for those in the city). There is also a location on N hwy 100, and one on St. Paul and Plankinton, although I haven't been to either of those.

PROS: great prices, good haircuts, good service
CONS: long wait

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★★★★★

I love going here! The prices are unbeatable and everyone is very friendly. Services are performed by students under the supervision of their instructors. Don't be shy because this is a school, instructors inspect every haircut and make adjustments if necessary. Atmosphere is very airy and pleasant. Very clean and sterile. Sometimes the wait can be long. I have gotten several very good haircuts here and plan to go again. Great for college students and other people on a budget. High level salon quality care with prices that beat Cost Cutters. Location on Hwy 100 (great for Southsiders/suburbanites, but a long haul for those in the city). There is also a location on N hwy 100, and one on St. Paul and Plankinton, although I haven't been to either of those.

PROS: great prices, good haircuts, good service
CONS: long wait

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Good prices, good services. The stylists here are very nice and the services are great. The new building is really gorgeous. Definitely a place you should try out.

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★★★★★

Good prices, good services. The stylists here are very nice and the services are great. The new building is really gorgeous. Definitely a place you should try out.

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