Cosmetology Careers Unlimited

★★★★☆
  • 2030 NE 42ND Ave

    Portland, OR 97213

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  • 503-288-6937

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This school was fantastic when I enrolled several months ago. Now, its a nightmare. The owner is an old man with health issues and is out of touch with reality and has forced the heart and soul of the school (the

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Current student.
This school was fantastic when I enrolled several months ago. Now, its a nightmare. The owner is an old man with health issues and is out of touch with reality and has forced the heart and soul of the school (the

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After being out of the business for many years, they were willing to work with me in any way I needed, let me decide what I needed to review, explained things in a clear manner, although much older than the students they were all very

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After being out of the business for many years, they were willing to work with me in any way I needed, let me decide what I needed to review, explained things in a clear manner, although much older than the students they were all very

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Charged me $25 for the worst pedicure I've ever had. The student apparently had never even practiced a pedicure before. She kept reading a list then dabbing on bits of cream, but didn't know how to buff the rough skin off my heels and didn't even attempt anything with my cuticles. After an hour of this nonsense, she offered me a choice of three polish colors--red, pink, and clear. She stated that was all she had in her kit as polish was expensive and that CCU had stopped offering a selection of polish because the students kept stealing them. At that point I put my socks back on.

An instructor checked my feet for warts at the start, but never saw another one after that. I sought out an instructor afterwards, but instead of offering to remedy the situation, she stated that I had to understand that these were students.

It's a shame as the student was a sweet young woman who plans to earn her living with what few skills she seems to be learning at CCU. Hard to imagine how that's going to work out.

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Charged me $25 for the worst pedicure I've ever had. The student apparently had never even practiced a pedicure before. She kept reading a list then dabbing on bits of cream, but didn't know how to buff the rough skin off my heels and didn't even attempt anything with my cuticles. After an hour of this nonsense, she offered me a choice of three polish colors--red, pink, and clear. She stated that was all she had in her kit as polish was expensive and that CCU had stopped offering a selection of polish because the students kept stealing them. At that point I put my socks back on.

An instructor checked my feet for warts at the start, but never saw another one after that. I sought out an instructor afterwards, but instead of offering to remedy the situation, she stated that I had to understand that these were students.

It's a shame as the student was a sweet young woman who plans to earn her living with what few skills she seems to be learning at CCU. Hard to imagine how that's going to work out.

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The guy at the front desk is so nice and friendly, and ALWAYS has cool hair!! And the instructors are great too!

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The guy at the front desk is so nice and friendly, and ALWAYS has cool hair!! And the instructors are great too!

Pros: Close to good coffee places, cool front desk guy

Cons: well.... parking

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I went to school here! I didn't learn a thing that i didn't already know, watch out for the large blond lady in the office.... she seems very nice at first but as soon as you sign the contract.... she steals your soul! I Hated this place! Do not go here!!!! The Owner is a real B***H too.

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I went to school here! I didn't learn a thing that i didn't already know, watch out for the large blond lady in the office.... she seems very nice at first but as soon as you sign the contract.... she steals your soul! I Hated this place! Do not go here!!!! The Owner is a real B***H too.

Pros: none

Cons: ripp off, old as hell

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Great school. My daughter graduated in 8 months and got a job right away. She also did a lot of haircuts and haircolors. Good teachers and a good price for the schooling. Visit the school.

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Great school. My daughter graduated in 8 months and got a job right away. She also did a lot of haircuts and haircolors. Good teachers and a good price for the schooling. Visit the school.

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I reviewed this business in November 2005 originally and I praised it. I have been going to CCU since the 80's, over 20 years! Recently a student completely destroyed my hair and I had dark spots in my blonde hair. They told me I could come back and get a redo for FREE. I went back in for a redo and made it worse! My natural blonde hair was now an ugly red and I let them know I wasn't happy. After they were done, the girl went to some supervisor to get it approved and suddenly I had to pay a $20 chemical fee! For mixing bleach and shampoo! I didn't have any money on me so I had to go to a bank, come back, pay and let them know they lost a long time customer and never to tell a person they will fix things for free. I spent $55 on a job that looked horrible. I went up to Fred Meyer, bought some hair dye and fixed it myself! Only $5.99 to fix it... They have messed up my hair before but they have always made sure to fix it, and the simple apology was enough but this is the final straw. Observe how their website has mysteriously vanished as well. Don't go here. It's gotten worse over time and now it's at an all time low.

PROS: NONE
CONS: Lies, lies, lies

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I reviewed this business in November 2005 originally and I praised it. I have been going to CCU since the 80's, over 20 years! Recently a student completely destroyed my hair and I had dark spots in my blonde hair. They told me I could come back and get a redo for FREE. I went back in for a redo and made it worse! My natural blonde hair was now an ugly red and I let them know I wasn't happy. After they were done, the girl went to some supervisor to get it approved and suddenly I had to pay a $20 chemical fee! For mixing bleach and shampoo! I didn't have any money on me so I had to go to a bank, come back, pay and let them know they lost a long time customer and never to tell a person they will fix things for free. I spent $55 on a job that looked horrible. I went up to Fred Meyer, bought some hair dye and fixed it myself! Only $5.99 to fix it... They have messed up my hair before but they have always made sure to fix it, and the simple apology was enough but this is the final straw. Observe how their website has mysteriously vanished as well. Don't go here. It's gotten worse over time and now it's at an all time low.

PROS: NONE
CONS: Lies, lies, lies

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Cosmetology Careers Unlimited is a nice school. The instructors know what they doing and are very kind and understanding to the students. I like that fact that there are so many different aged students!

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Cosmetology Careers Unlimited is a nice school. The instructors know what they doing and are very kind and understanding to the students. I like that fact that there are so many different aged students!

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I go here every few months to get my hair cut. I like this particular school because it has a creative atmosphere to it. The students are a little chit chatty and talk about some pretty personal stuff I would not of like to hear about but overall my hair was taken care of and looked great. Too bad they only do services after 3pm.

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I go here every few months to get my hair cut. I like this particular school because it has a creative atmosphere to it. The students are a little chit chatty and talk about some pretty personal stuff I would not of like to hear about but overall my hair was taken care of and looked great. Too bad they only do services after 3pm.

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But just because I'm a graduate student without gainful employment doesn't mean that I don't want a decent haircut. I've always had good luck at CCU. The students are professional and skilled and the atmosphere is welcoming.

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But just because I'm a graduate student without gainful employment doesn't mean that I don't want a decent haircut. I've always had good luck at CCU. The students are professional and skilled and the atmosphere is welcoming.

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