Some friends of mine had told me about a place downtown called the Aveda Institute that trains students to become future hairstylists and that you could get a haircut and style their for about one third of the price of a regular salon. It sounded like a great concept and idea and a third with a great name brand like Aveda (which sells their hair care products internationally) that it couldn’t go wrong.
Well, first off, you have to wait even though you might have an appointment. They are booked solid as is usually the case the person in front of you was probably a few minutes late and so that knocks everything back. The student I had was nice. She was a little bit of an airhead and I guess loved to hear herself talk, but she was nice.
I don’t think she really knew what she was doing. The instructor had to remind her to wash my hair first and she didn’t know to do that right off the bat. This process took a while because we had to wait for over half an hour for a chair to open up. Then when she cut my hair it must’ve taken her in our to do a little trim and she kept going back and forth to ask her instructor questions.
Then the instructor told her to use a pair of clippers and how to do it and walked away. Wouldn’t you know it? The girl then cut my hair way too short on top. She got all upset and went and got the instructor who then told me that my hair looked better that way. It did not and I was not very happy with my hair cut.
Afterwards to grow then took me to where the cashier is and took a little basket and filled it up with all the Aveda products that she supposedly used on my hair. Like I was going to really buy all these Aveda products to complement my bad hair cut and style. I was not very happy and paid for my bad haircut and left.
The instructor at the Aveda Institute was rude. The girl that cut ad styled my hair was completely inexperienced and had absolutely no clue as to what she was doing. Then they try and pump and sell you all the Aveda brand haircare products. I was not impressed and will not be going back there ever again.
Being that I am a man I have found that I get a much better haircut for less money even then the Aveda Institute charges at the local Sport Clips next to Trader Joe’s off Mallard Creek Church Road here in Charlotte NC.