55 Reviews

Advance Beauty College

Laguna Hills, California
General Info
Hair services, nail services, special occasions, skin treatments, makeup, and hair removal are among the services we provide here. All of our services are done under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Come check out our amazing deals and our newly updated facility! If you would like to make an appointment please call (949) 951-8883 or email us at [email protected] Hope to see you soon!
Reviews
Kailea Buley
7 Jul 2018
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Went to ABC in Laguna Hills this morning for a color. Makayla was my stylist. She was confident and made me feel at ease and welcome. You can tell that she is passionate about color. She took her... Read More
Went to ABC in Laguna Hills this morning for a color. Makayla was my stylist. She was confident and made me feel at ease and welcome. You can tell that she is passionate about color. She took her time to apply the color and made sure not to get any on my face. She has a warm and engaging personality, was confident and took pride in her work. If you need an over all color or root touch up, ask for her. Read Less
Jennifer Taylor
3 Jul 2018
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I recently went in to see Jessica L. for a facial at the Laguna Hills location and she did an amazing job! It's now been several days since my facial and my skin is still holding hydration and feels ... Read More
I recently went in to see Jessica L. for a facial at the Laguna Hills location and she did an amazing job! It's now been several days since my facial and my skin is still holding hydration and feels continues to improve. I'm pregnant so I was able to get the organic facial option they have and it was the perfect choice. I highly recommend Jessica and you can't beat the pricing for a high-quality facial. Read Less
Cassandra Sheek
20 Jun 2018
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Leah cut my hair and let me tell you: SHE DID GREAT! She was so open to any suggestions I had, and gave her own opinion (with her expertise, of course). She wasn’t afraid to ask for help, and all the ... Read More
Leah cut my hair and let me tell you: SHE DID GREAT! She was so open to any suggestions I had, and gave her own opinion (with her expertise, of course). She wasn’t afraid to ask for help, and all the instructors were so kind. she even helped me pick out product afterwards! The result is amazing; it’s exactly what I wanted! Love it! Read Less
Beth Moyer Gaetano
16 Jun 2018
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I was so impressed with the professional service l received at the Laguna Hills Campus. Kristen Kelly was my stylist. She really took the time to hear what I wanted and utilized the expertise of her I... Read More
I was so impressed with the professional service l received at the Laguna Hills Campus. Kristen Kelly was my stylist. She really took the time to hear what I wanted and utilized the expertise of her Instructor Jason to make a plan to do a pretty involved color correction. I was so happy with the results and appreciated the care and attention I received. I love my hair and am so grateful! Thanks Kristen...I will be back and will be recommending you to my friends and family. Read Less
Anastasia N. Grum
15 Jun 2018
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Karina the main Instructor is so nice and amazing. She color matched my hair perfectly and makes me feel so comfortable. One of her Students Skyler gave me such an amazing cut and blow out. Always wal... Read More
Karina the main Instructor is so nice and amazing. She color matched my hair perfectly and makes me feel so comfortable. One of her Students Skyler gave me such an amazing cut and blow out. Always walking out of that place super happy with a smile on my face :) Read Less
Rebecca Vosler
13 Jun 2018
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I have had such a great experience here at the beauty college! Miss Christine makes learning fun and has so much experience to share. I really grew as an esthetician thanks to her and the wonderful ... Read More
I have had such a great experience here at the beauty college! Miss Christine makes learning fun and has so much experience to share. I really grew as an esthetician thanks to her and the wonderful program offered at Advance Beauty College. I'll be back to visit Christine and continue to ask for advice. Thanks for helping me pass state board! 😍 I will be back to get facials and wax soon too! Read Less
Jade Hunter
12 Jun 2018
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My experience at Advance Beauty College is always the best! My hair stylist Michael Smolenski is definitely the one to thank for that!! My hair always comes out the EXACT way I want and he always make... Read More
My experience at Advance Beauty College is always the best! My hair stylist Michael Smolenski is definitely the one to thank for that!! My hair always comes out the EXACT way I want and he always makes the entire time enjoyable and comforting. He knows what he is doing! Overall time spent their is quick and wonderful! Thank you Michael for always taking caring of me and all the other people too for a pleasant experience... Read Less
Debi Cejda
19 Mar 2018
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They are super nice and very patient with children. I do wish they gave you and itemized receipt tho! Or at least told you what services you were being charged. Will go back and love the cleanlines... Read More
They are super nice and very patient with children. I do wish they gave you and itemized receipt tho! Or at least told you what services you were being charged. Will go back and love the cleanliness of the place! Read Less
Frances B.
16 Mar 2018
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Do not go here for school.  The teachers are witches   Don't go here for facials.  They clean the floors with the same towels they wash your face with.   It's dirty. They are nasty people and run a te... Read More
Do not go here for school.  The teachers are witches   Don't go here for facials.  They clean the floors with the same towels they wash your face with.   It's dirty. They are nasty people and run a terrible business. Read Less
Michael Thomas
14 Mar 2018
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My bride-to-be brought me here because it's more inexpensive and the students are learning their trade in "live" subjects. I was impressed with our instructor by how much she was training her pupil an... Read More
My bride-to-be brought me here because it's more inexpensive and the students are learning their trade in "live" subjects. I was impressed with our instructor by how much she was training her pupil and by how much she let her perform in her own. If you want to contribute to the learning of others and you want a good hair cut/color at a very good price then this is the place for you. Read Less
Cherry M.
3 Jan 2018
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Great customer services and great pricing. The student did a great job on my hair cut. Thank you so much for the awesome experience.
Maria W.
25 Nov 2017
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Great service from the students. I've recieved facials and chemical peels here. The teachers are always close by and helpful, answering questions I may have.
Savannah K.
12 Nov 2017
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I love this place! I recommend Courtney she did my hair exactly how I asked! She is very helpful and super friendly. Will definitely be coming back.
D. H
13 Oct 2017
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Heather R.
28 Sep 2017
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Wonderful customer service, great talent, and overall super happy with my experience with them! KYRA IS SUCH A WONDERFUL HAIRSTYLIST, 150% RECOMMEND.
Claudia V.
14 Sep 2017
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I went here in June for a full leg wax and as usual they waxed up to my panty line (I have been getting full leg waxed for about 40 years).  Today I went in and the new instructor Tina says that a ful... Read More
I went here in June for a full leg wax and as usual they waxed up to my panty line (I have been getting full leg waxed for about 40 years).  Today I went in and the new instructor Tina says that a full leg only goes up to 1/2 of the thigh and the top of the thigh is a bikini wax  which is $25.00 more.  Tina was very rude.  I told her that a full leg wax goes to the panty line and that is how they always did it there. She just said too bad that is not how they do it now and if I didn't stop complaining she was going to throw me out.. I am getting so tired of getting ripped off by companies that keep reducing services.  I even went online and it says a full leg wax goes to,the panty line. I think the instructor Tina needs instructions on what a full wax entails.  I hope Advanced Beauty College gets rid of Tina.  Customers should never be insulted by the staff. Read Less
Kathleen V.
14 Sep 2017
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Overall, Friendly staff/instructors/students. Brought my sis here for a hair-cut, deep conditioning, blow-dry experience. Great style for the fraction of the price! Highly recommend! Def come here aga... Read More
Overall, Friendly staff/instructors/students. Brought my sis here for a hair-cut, deep conditioning, blow-dry experience. Great style for the fraction of the price! Highly recommend! Def come here again! :) toda! Read Less
Andy A.
25 Aug 2017
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I just started school here and I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. The instructors are fun, but no nonsense, and the variety of teaching styles is so refreshing. I saw some reviews where a stud... Read More
I just started school here and I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. The instructors are fun, but no nonsense, and the variety of teaching styles is so refreshing. I saw some reviews where a student said that they just sit and read out of a textbook. That couldn't be further from the truth. Miss V and Miss Shaunda (sp?) aren't the type to just read out of a book. I am a housewife and decided to go to school later in life. I was worried I was going to feel lost and alienated. Everyone is approachable and wants to help and answer any questions you might have. Lauren who is in charge of student services is really there for you. Linda is another top dog and she is on top of everything. There are quite a bit of students but they remember your name and that means a lot. The facility is unlike none other and is impressive in and of itself. This school isn't messing around. I looked at the other schools and especially graduation rate and the numbers don't lie. Take a tour there andsee for yourself. I am just so happy I made the right choice. Read Less
Jess D.
16 Aug 2017
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The receptionist during the day is absolutely wonderful she is always in a good mood whenever I call and is always on top of answering the phone. She's does a fabulous job!
Alex C.
28 Jul 2017
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This school is a really fun place it go with friends! The facial I got here was absolutely amazing and I will be going back. Bailey did a great job! The price is unbeatable. My friends and I got facia... Read More
This school is a really fun place it go with friends! The facial I got here was absolutely amazing and I will be going back. Bailey did a great job! The price is unbeatable. My friends and I got facials, blowouts, manicures, and pedicures for only $55! So it's perfect for anyone on a budget. Of course these are students providing the services so they are still learning. If you are looking for perfection or super quick service then obviously this isn't the best option but it's an incredibly friendly and fun environment. Read Less
Lisa H.
20 Jul 2017
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I have been bringing my kids and myself for facials. My kids love it and we can all lay next to each other and be pampered. The girls that work here are great and take good care of us. We come every t... Read More
I have been bringing my kids and myself for facials. My kids love it and we can all lay next to each other and be pampered. The girls that work here are great and take good care of us. We come every two weeks to one month and it helps with their acne.  I buy a series and by doing this get one free one! Read Less
Gina Marie Woodard
30 Jun 2017
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Love this place! I don't know why it says permanently closed. They are very much open. Great service, beautiful nails, and a clean business. What more could you ask for??
Cydney A.
28 Jun 2017
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Have been here twice now and it's been nothing but an amazing experience. First time was a balayage done by Brittny. Second was a haircut also done by Brittny. She is amazing! The staff, teachers and ... Read More
Have been here twice now and it's been nothing but an amazing experience. First time was a balayage done by Brittny. Second was a haircut also done by Brittny. She is amazing! The staff, teachers and students are all so kind and helpful. I will always recommend this school to friends and family! Thank you for making my hair look so gorgeous Read Less
Desirae D.
15 Jun 2017
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Went here to get my hair color corrected and cut. It was amazing. The people are friendly and the building is beautiful. I would highly recommend it. I called in the same day I got an appointment. Car... Read More
Went here to get my hair color corrected and cut. It was amazing. The people are friendly and the building is beautiful. I would highly recommend it. I called in the same day I got an appointment. Carlasia did a super job. I love everything about the cut and color I got Read Less
Amy A.
13 Jun 2017
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Kaylie S has done a great job with my hair, I've come for a trim and a complete color and both times everything turned out great, and for a great price.
Perscilla R.
25 May 2017
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I always get my hair done by Paris.  She is amazing and always makes my hair look awesome.   Whenever I show her a pic of what I want, it always looks even better than the picture!  The staff there is... Read More
I always get my hair done by Paris.  She is amazing and always makes my hair look awesome.   Whenever I show her a pic of what I want, it always looks even better than the picture!  The staff there is also really nice and helpful.  Carina (their teacher) is super sweet and is always there to help. Read Less
Kathy Thorson
28 Apr 2017
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Jessica F.
27 Apr 2017
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The girls at night are amazing Brittny and Annie always do an amazing job! And their instructor Carina is the sweetest and did an amazing job teaching these girls!!
Sherrie Rhemann Derrico
19 Apr 2017
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Advance Beauty College was so nice ! I had fun teaching the Student Cinderella Hair Extensions! I think this College is really teaching above and beyond what I learned when I went to Beauty College!!
Cheryl C.
10 Apr 2017
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Just would like to thank Liz for her hard work on my hair That was a HOT MESS!!! She did a GREAT JOB!!!Yami the instructor was AMAZING!!The school is SO LUCKY to have such a HIGHLY SKILLED TEACHER!!! ... Read More
Just would like to thank Liz for her hard work on my hair That was a HOT MESS!!! She did a GREAT JOB!!!Yami the instructor was AMAZING!!The school is SO LUCKY to have such a HIGHLY SKILLED TEACHER!!! Love that they are open in the evenings for services!!! Read Less
Kyra G.
1 Apr 2017
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Great, Knowledgeable teachers! They're really starting to pick up the pace and put together a great salon and a great school! Been here a few months and loving it.
Gio Adame
30 Mar 2017
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Jessi A.
28 Mar 2017
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I love being a student at this school SO MUCH! Not only does it look and feel like a professional salon but the teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and make learning fun. I love coming to school eve... Read More
I love being a student at this school SO MUCH! Not only does it look and feel like a professional salon but the teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and make learning fun. I love coming to school every day and always feel encouraged and inspired when I go home! Read Less
Charlotte Sutherland Erickson
2 Mar 2017
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I always get strands of two different colors and they always do a great job.
Katrina T.
11 Feb 2017
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I've been coming here for a few years now.  I usually have a good experience BUT today was a joke.  The new "Dry Bar" is a joke!  I wanted to 30 minute service just a style -- an hour later of sitting... Read More
I've been coming here for a few years now.  I usually have a good experience BUT today was a joke.  The new "Dry Bar" is a joke!  I wanted to 30 minute service just a style -- an hour later of sitting in the chair, my hair looked flat as ever and overloaded with product. THEN the front desk tried to charge me for a shampoo I never got!    I guess you get what you pay for. Read Less
Anthony Radicia
6 Feb 2017
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So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased. However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things notew... Read More
So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased. However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things noteworthy. Advance Beauty College is one of those places that offers services for both and women, and is deserving of praise; in this case not only for the quality of their work, but an exceedingly high level of customer service after the initial service. On 01/27/2017, my youngest... daughter went into Advance for a change of color to her hair. She intended to return to her normal hair color, but after a lengthy and detailed consultation with both student and instructor, the decision was made to take on one last coloration before the return to her natural medium brown hair. Color was completed and the hair initially looked Fantastic!!! It was a beautiful metallic blue that transitioned into a soft platinum silver. About three days into the color, and having followed instructions to a "T", we noticed her color fading into a gray/silver green, not the silvery gray we'd expected. One week to the day, I called the school to see about a remedy for the situation. I was told we were at the one week period where touch-ups or repairs would be made as a courtesy, and without charge. I explained that my daughter had an event to attend in two days, and that we would not be available to return on that 1-week deadline day for corrections. Without a moment's hesitation, the manager asked if we could come in on Friday and that they would gladly correct the color issues as a courtesy (I won't even go into the school fitting both my daughters into the schedule on that Saturday morning for "up-dos" for their formal dance.) So, both my girls got exactly what they wanted, which makes me one happy dad. Thank you to the great instructor team and fantastic students at Advance Beauty College for jobs well done! (On every occasion) See More Read Less
Anthony R.
5 Feb 2017
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So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased.  However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things notew... Read More
So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased.  However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things noteworthy. Advance Beauty College is one of those places that offers services for both and women, and is deserving of praise; in this case not only for the quality of their work, but an exceedingly high level of customer service after the initial service. On 01/27/2017, my youngest daughter went into Advance for a change of color to her hair. She intended to return to her normal hair color, but after a lengthy and detailed consultation with both student and instructor, the decision was made to take on one last coloration before the return to her natural medium brown hair. Color was completed and the hair initially looked Fantastic!!!  It was a beautiful metallic blue that transitioned into a soft platinum silver.  About three days into the color, and having followed instructions to a "T", we noticed her color fading into a gray/silver green, not the silvery gray we'd expected. One week to the day, I called the school to see about a remedy for the situation. I was told we were at the one week period where touch-ups or repairs would be made as a courtesy, and without charge. I explained that my daughter had an event to attend in two days, and that we would not be available to return on that 1-week deadline day for corrections. Without a moment's hesitation, the manager asked if we could come in on Friday and that they would gladly correct the color issues as a courtesy (I won't even go into the school fitting both my daughters into the schedule on that Saturday morning for "up-dos" for their formal dance.)So, both my girls got exactly what they wanted, which makes me one happy dad.  Thank you to the great instructor team and fantastic students at Advance Beauty College for jobs well done! (On every occasion) Read Less
Carol Zapian-Voris
3 Feb 2017
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For someone who HATES having her feet touched, they make every effort to make it as pleasant as possible!!
Nicole F.
1 Feb 2017
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Considering this is a beauty school, I feel like the students are not being supervised/taught very well. I've come here for two services in the past and I've hated it every time.1st time Balayage: I h... Read More
Considering this is a beauty school, I feel like the students are not being supervised/taught very well. I've come here for two services in the past and I've hated it every time.1st time Balayage: I had three girls working on my hair at one time. I showed them my pinterest board of what I was looking for and trusted their creativity and knowledge to give me what I was looking for. WHAT A MISTAKE. First of all, I was quoted $75 by the instructor before I started and then midway through applying the color, they had to add on another $10 because they ran out of product and needed to charge me more. That's pretty unfair. So the haircoloring was a complete MESS.  One girl was there just holding my hair up when it was already clipped (poorly.)  Then another student was coloring one side of my hair while the other was doing the other side. So basically I was getting two different hair coloring jobs. They kept asking their instructor what to do and seemed very unsure.  Not to mention, they didn't speak much English...so I had no idea what they were talking about, but the confused looks on their faces gave it away.  The three girls kept leaving out pieces of my hair and I had to point out that I didn't want forgotten chunks of uncolored hair.  Into the dyer and then toned...my hair came out ORANGE and looked like it was black roots with an orange dye job.  They then curled my hair in some really small ringlets and I just about wanted to cry.  I tried to like it, but I found it really difficult.2nd time Gel Manicure: I read the description online and thought it could be a good alternative to going to the normal nail salon.  WRONG.  First of all, there was no supervisor when the girls were doing my nails and they flat out told us they were just making up some hours of school they missed that week. My student said she hates doing nails and it's her least favorite part. Well, there goes all my confidence out the door.  The two girls had to keep asking each other what step was next and really seemed unsure of the whole thing. Where was their instructor?  They don't cut the cuticles, which I'm happy they don't bc she would forsure have cut me.  When it came to filing my nails, she half assed it and it was all crooked.  I ended up filing them myself bc she said she wasn't good at it and gave up.  Then, as she was painting, she painted side to side, rather than the length of the nail and got the gel all over my skin.  I was so upset I just wanted her to hurry and finish so I could leave.  When she was done, she was really unprofessional and started painting her nails in front of me while I was waiting for my sister to be done. I couldn't stand the lack of effort and terrible job, so I went home, removed the gel, and redid them myself.Moral of Story: Pay the extra money and go to a legit nail or hair salon.  Even with the low cost, it's not even worth the discount to get services done here. Read Less
Olivia M.
13 Jan 2017
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Cecelia and Suzanne, if you're going to work in the beauty industry, you have to look the part
Fairydust Windryder
19 Nov 2016
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I had the best wax job given by Ana and Briana...it was painless. They also gave me an amazing back treatment.... So wonderful. They are as good if not better than a full fledged salon. There is a ... Read More
I had the best wax job given by Ana and Briana...it was painless. They also gave me an amazing back treatment.... So wonderful. They are as good if not better than a full fledged salon. There is a student named Brittney with chocolate gingerbhair who is a genius of a colorist. She graduates in a week so you'll have to catch her at Salon Platinum Read Less
Julia W.
14 Nov 2016
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First off, I have never written a negative review on Yelp before but I was so disappointed by my haircut I felt I had to. I bought a deep conditioning, haircut, and blowout on Groupon. I'm not sure if... Read More
First off, I have never written a negative review on Yelp before but I was so disappointed by my haircut I felt I had to. I bought a deep conditioning, haircut, and blowout on Groupon. I'm not sure if it was only the lady I got (her name was Elli) but she wasn't friendly and never asked me what I wanted when the other ladies that worked there seemed to be really friendly. The conditioning went fine but once she started to cut my hair (I had to tell her that I bought a haircut because she started drying my hair and wasn't going to cut it) she was clearly irritated that I bought a haircut and was annoyed she had to cut my hair. I told her I understood if she didn't have time to cut it (even though that's what I made an appointment for) and I could come back some other time. She continued to be very rough to my head and didn't put any effort into combing my hair without yanking my hair and I felt she was purposely rushing through my hair to get it done. She asked how I wanted it cut and I was scared with how it would turn out so I said "just a trim" how can you mess up a trim?! Well, she managed to do it! I was seriously almost in tears looking in the mirror and this means a lot coming from me since I'm not attached to my hair at all. It looked SO bad. My hair was uneven on the bottom and all choppy and she chopped the front of my hair off like I had uneven long bangs (which I NEVER asked for or had before) I immediately made a haircut appointment with my haircut lady in Washington State to fix my hair. This haircut was not even worth the $25 Groupon. I will never recommend this place to friends and I am still disappointed when I look in the mirror and I got my haircut over two weeks ago. I can't straighten my hair because of how horrible it looks. I've been having to wear it up or curled to hide the unevenness and the chunks she cut in the front of my face. Luckily I'm getting it fixed in 3 weeks but I shouldn't have to!I'm such an easy person to please and I never write bad reviews even if I'm not happy with a place. No one even came to watch Elli cut my hair or check her off when she was done. It is a hair school! Someone is supposed to be managing the place and making sure people are doing a good job. I didn't even expect my haircut to be great... but I also didn't expect it to be the worst haircut I've ever had in my life. I'm the end, I am very disappointed and I overall had a horrible experience. Read Less
Sylvia Le
20 Oct 2016
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Advance Beauty College has no responsibily about education for student , they only care about money. They are banned by CAMTC( .California Massage Therapy Council). They did not notice for student.Stu... Read More
Advance Beauty College has no responsibily about education for student , they only care about money. They are banned by CAMTC( .California Massage Therapy Council). They did not notice for student.Students lost everything, money and time. Please stay away this school. Read Less
Corndog P.
12 Oct 2016
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I'm another esthetician who could literally write a book about my entire experience here, but I'm going to do my best to just provide the facts and not let my emotions about this place get the best of... Read More
I'm another esthetician who could literally write a book about my entire experience here, but I'm going to do my best to just provide the facts and not let my emotions about this place get the best of me (good luck).You are getting what you pay for if you're attending this school through Saddleback College. The school is clean, contemporary, and has fairly good commodities for the students, but you will have to pretty much prepare your own damn self for your state board exam and deal with the pettiest and most unprofessional staff. Ever.I can only recall two or three times when we went over state board material when it was scheduled (supposed to be every Tues). All other times we were in a cold classroom being read to from a textbook by an inexperienced instructor (which I can clearly do myself and not pay more than 2 grand for) or repping dermalogica in the treatment room for their sales. Oh yeah, and might I add when there WASN'T an instructor, AT ALL for some DAYS, we literally did nothing. Paid to go to school, work for free doing facials, and learn nothing. For some reason this place cannot hold onto an esthetics instructor; it's like a revolving door. Not to mention it was very illegal for us to be taking clients with literally no other licensed professional around, but I guess Lin and Tam need all the money they can get being partnered with a community college and all. I could write a paragraph about each administrator or "director" of the school, but I'll just say that if you DO still plan to go here, just know that Linda (who only has experience as a manicurist) will probably be rude as hell to you if English isn't your first language and be ready to take orders from the 21 year old party girl Taylor (who is unlicensed and hired to be the DIRECTOR of the school right out of the cosmetology program. Wtf?) And don't even get me started on Suzette. She's undoubtedly a tweaker and takes it as a personal insult if you bring outside eyelash extension materials into the school. She's probably too stupid to do them herself I suppose, so don't be surprised when she tells you to stop doing productive things with your time. Oh yeah, and one of the instructors was let go for leaving her dog in her car while she worked. They sure hire some gold stars here. Have fun reading this and trying to get it taken down during your staff meeting. Don't worry, I'll re post :) Read Less
T N.
25 Sep 2016
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"Run. Run away and never return." - Scar (The Lion King)As a former student, I would like to tell prospective students to NOT come here. I recently graduated from the Esthetician program, and let me j... Read More
"Run. Run away and never return." - Scar (The Lion King)As a former student, I would like to tell prospective students to NOT come here. I recently graduated from the Esthetician program, and let me just say, it's not worth the 600 hrs. The Summer semester students started in May - they were at 200 hours when I graduated - and are ready to quit. This is a for-profit school. Administrative staff is run by a bunch of (I would say headless chickens but that would be an insult) idiots who don't know shit from their own crap. Rules change every single week. AND YOU HAVE TO SPEND YOUR OWN MONEY IF YOU WANT TO USE THE SCHOOLS WAX. No, you can't bring in your own due to liability issues... So how else are we going to learn? We paid the tuition + school kit for a reason.The school kit should not be worth $1800, esp if the Dermalogica Kit costs $500 on its own. As for the remaining $1300, I can only assume it was purchased at the 99 cent store. The school also offers a monthly student store - which are expired products sold to us at 20% off retail - products that the school is unable to sell to customers. Yes, expired, crusty smelly, leaking products that have been sitting in the supply closet for who knows how long.OH, did I forget to mention? The administrative staff can take away your hours when they want and not tell you. So when you're about to graduate you're smacked in the face with "No, you have another 4 hrs." Linda: the chain smoker - has no customer service whatsoever. She has never once smiled when anyone talks to her. If she does, you can tell it's a forced smile. Rude and disgusting; judgmental the minute you look at her.Natalie: The noob. All of her answers are "I don't know. I don't know." Why the fudge are you working here if you can't answer a simple question? There's no point in scheduling an appointment for me to come in and then you leave and have someone else do your job for you. And I cannot take you seriously with your terribly dyed, pink hair. Taylor: Her accent that goes in and out - so you're always wondering to yourself if she's really from England. The one person that made everyone's life horrible because she can't do her job. I shouldn't have to take orders from a 21 year old who doesn't show me or any of the other Esthetician students respect. Do yourself a favor and STOP smoking in front of the campus. No everyone wants to die from second-hand smoke.The instructor(s) I did get along with. Show them respect and they will do the same - that's just common sense. I can tell they're overworked... hardcore because the rules keep changing every week. Their monthly staff meeting consists of them reading a Yelp reviews and figuring out ways to improve. Here's my advice: Get a new administrative team who knows what they're doing and knows how to smile!!! The current staff should get a job as a Walmart greeter and learn to say "Hi. How are you?" Instead of "yes? What do you want?" - yes, that's how disrespectful they are. Because of them my final days at this school were miserable.They're never clear with what they want or need, and act like 14 yr olds PMSing cause they aren't getting their way or if we ask too many questions. I don't know how much I have to say it but seriously, go someplace else. It's not worth your insanity. Otherwise, the Esthetician Students are discriminated here.You have to clock in and out - so when the machine breaks down, you literally have to harass the administrative staff to get those hours otherwise 6 months pass by and they haven't done shit. Other than that, I did enjoy my time here at Advance Beauty College. I learned the facial basics, and paid extra for the Image Skincare Chemical Peels class (so worth it). I have made lifelong friends (in which we can all network with in the future). I just wished they offered eyelash extensions and Microdermabrasion ... Otherwise, go someplace for your school. Read Less
Rachael L.
19 Sep 2016
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I came here because of a groupon for a haircut, deep conditioning and blow out. Even though they are students, I thought why not, how can you mess up a haircut? (Especially if you are studying how to ... Read More
I came here because of a groupon for a haircut, deep conditioning and blow out. Even though they are students, I thought why not, how can you mess up a haircut? (Especially if you are studying how to do hair and other beauty related things, a haircut should be one of the easiest.) The shampoo and conditioning were great, I don't think I had any problems with that. However it was the haircut that ended up awful. I asked for 3 inches trim, and the final cut ended up being around 6-7 inches cut off. The cut looked as if the hair was cut in a straight line rather than natural looking, and even if it was cut straight, there were some pieces that were like half an inch longer than the other pieces. I tried to ask the stylist to fix it before I left, but I couldn't exactly word what I didn't like about it and plus, I didn't want her cutting off more huge chunks of my already short hair.The girl doing my hair also wasn't very friendly... She sat me down and then disappeared at the beginning for a while, and I had no idea what was going on. Very minimal conversation except for a few words like "follow me" or "tilt your head down." Obviously, being friendly is in no way necessary, but it's good for making the hour or several that the customer is there feel less uncomfortable.I know they are students, but there is a sign that says they are supervised. The only amount of supervision I noticed was one of the supervisors stopping by a total of two times and commenting "looks great" after a quick glance and then they walked away. Thankfully, hair will grow back out, so I'm glad I only got a haircut and not something more permanent like a balayage or something.The prices here aren't even that cheap, except it was okay since I had the groupon. But I have been to places that gave me a much better haircut for the same price. The actual facility is fantastic though, large, clean and beautiful, so two stars for that. Read Less
Moon T.
1 Sep 2016
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It's been so long since I cut my hair that I no longer have a regular stylist anywhere, so I went here recently on a whim when I came into town for a bit. This review is for Jamie who was so sweet and... Read More
It's been so long since I cut my hair that I no longer have a regular stylist anywhere, so I went here recently on a whim when I came into town for a bit. This review is for Jamie who was so sweet and so attentive with my hair! She was pleasantly chatty, but not intrusive, and explained what she was doing every step of the way. I really appreciated her friendliness, skill, and attention to detail, and if all the ladies and gentlemen attending this school attend to clients in a manner similar to hers, I'm sure everyone will go a long way with their careers. Keep in mind that this is a beauty school and that's what your stylist is doing when they're working with you - schooling themselves. Keep your expectations reasonable. A shampoo and a cut was 12 bucks - and I have LONG hair. Remember to bring cash for a tip! Read Less
Eli Rahimi
26 Aug 2016
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Nikki Ong
27 Apr 2016
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I love Advance Beauty College. The instructors for hair and facial are amazing. My husband and I have come out here several times for facials and haircuts. The students do a great job. The instructors... Read More
I love Advance Beauty College. The instructors for hair and facial are amazing. My husband and I have come out here several times for facials and haircuts. The students do a great job. The instructors take the time to teach students to implement the procedures and overall it's been an excellent experience each and every time. I highly recommend Advance beauty college at both of their locations, Garden Grove and Laguna Hills. Read Less
Christine Tang Nguyen
27 Apr 2016
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Deena Barnes Piercy
5 Feb 2016
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It is A beautiful place and was great, but the girls are so slow I got there at 12:00 didn't get out until 4:00 'wow 4 hours for a hair cut !!! But beautiful place I know they are students but just to... Read More
It is A beautiful place and was great, but the girls are so slow I got there at 12:00 didn't get out until 4:00 'wow 4 hours for a hair cut !!! But beautiful place I know they are students but just to slow Read Less
Barbara Kogerman
27 Oct 2015
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This a beautiful facility that can prepare a young person for a career in only a few months time. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. You can purchase a huge variety of products and get great beau... Read More
This a beautiful facility that can prepare a young person for a career in only a few months time. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. You can purchase a huge variety of products and get great beauty services from advanced, supervised students for a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere Read Less
Marie Cofinco
10 Oct 2015
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Such a beautiful place Brianna had a choice to go to Paul Mitchell once we saw this new location we said fresh and new beginning! Every morning Brianna looks forward to learn at advance beauty colleg... Read More
Such a beautiful place Brianna had a choice to go to Paul Mitchell once we saw this new location we said fresh and new beginning! Every morning Brianna looks forward to learn at advance beauty college Read Less
Cece Bruce
24 Sep 2015
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A fabulous new facility!! Very impressive and the students are very professional! Highly recommend!!
Jean Kuan
24 Jul 2015
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This place is gorgeous! Courteous staff, new equipment. Wish this was around when I went to beauty school!!
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Advance Beauty College

Laguna Hills, California
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25332 McIntyre Street
Laguna Hills California 92653
Hair services, nail services, special occasions, skin treatments, makeup, and hair removal are among the services we provide here. All of our services are done under the supervision of a licensed instructor. Come check out our amazing deals and our newly updated facility! If you would like to make an appointment please call (949) 951-8883 or email us at [email protected] Hope to see you soon!
Tuesday
10:30AM-22:00PM
Wednesday
10:30AM-22:00PM
Thursday
10:30AM-22:00PM
Friday
10:30AM-22:00PM
Saturday
09:00AM-17:30PM
Kailea Buley
7 Jul 2018
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Went to ABC in Laguna Hills this morning for a color. Makayla was my stylist. She was confident and made me feel at ease and welcome. You can tell that she is passionate about color. She took her... Read More
Went to ABC in Laguna Hills this morning for a color. Makayla was my stylist. She was confident and made me feel at ease and welcome. You can tell that she is passionate about color. She took her time to apply the color and made sure not to get any on my face. She has a warm and engaging personality, was confident and took pride in her work. If you need an over all color or root touch up, ask for her. Read Less
Jennifer Taylor
3 Jul 2018
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I recently went in to see Jessica L. for a facial at the Laguna Hills location and she did an amazing job! It's now been several days since my facial and my skin is still holding hydration and feels ... Read More
I recently went in to see Jessica L. for a facial at the Laguna Hills location and she did an amazing job! It's now been several days since my facial and my skin is still holding hydration and feels continues to improve. I'm pregnant so I was able to get the organic facial option they have and it was the perfect choice. I highly recommend Jessica and you can't beat the pricing for a high-quality facial. Read Less
Cassandra Sheek
20 Jun 2018
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Leah cut my hair and let me tell you: SHE DID GREAT! She was so open to any suggestions I had, and gave her own opinion (with her expertise, of course). She wasn’t afraid to ask for help, and all the ... Read More
Leah cut my hair and let me tell you: SHE DID GREAT! She was so open to any suggestions I had, and gave her own opinion (with her expertise, of course). She wasn’t afraid to ask for help, and all the instructors were so kind. she even helped me pick out product afterwards! The result is amazing; it’s exactly what I wanted! Love it! Read Less
Beth Moyer Gaetano
16 Jun 2018
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I was so impressed with the professional service l received at the Laguna Hills Campus. Kristen Kelly was my stylist. She really took the time to hear what I wanted and utilized the expertise of her I... Read More
I was so impressed with the professional service l received at the Laguna Hills Campus. Kristen Kelly was my stylist. She really took the time to hear what I wanted and utilized the expertise of her Instructor Jason to make a plan to do a pretty involved color correction. I was so happy with the results and appreciated the care and attention I received. I love my hair and am so grateful! Thanks Kristen...I will be back and will be recommending you to my friends and family. Read Less
Anastasia N. Grum
15 Jun 2018
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Karina the main Instructor is so nice and amazing. She color matched my hair perfectly and makes me feel so comfortable. One of her Students Skyler gave me such an amazing cut and blow out. Always wal... Read More
Karina the main Instructor is so nice and amazing. She color matched my hair perfectly and makes me feel so comfortable. One of her Students Skyler gave me such an amazing cut and blow out. Always walking out of that place super happy with a smile on my face :) Read Less
Rebecca Vosler
13 Jun 2018
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I have had such a great experience here at the beauty college! Miss Christine makes learning fun and has so much experience to share. I really grew as an esthetician thanks to her and the wonderful ... Read More
I have had such a great experience here at the beauty college! Miss Christine makes learning fun and has so much experience to share. I really grew as an esthetician thanks to her and the wonderful program offered at Advance Beauty College. I'll be back to visit Christine and continue to ask for advice. Thanks for helping me pass state board! 😍 I will be back to get facials and wax soon too! Read Less
Jade Hunter
12 Jun 2018
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My experience at Advance Beauty College is always the best! My hair stylist Michael Smolenski is definitely the one to thank for that!! My hair always comes out the EXACT way I want and he always make... Read More
My experience at Advance Beauty College is always the best! My hair stylist Michael Smolenski is definitely the one to thank for that!! My hair always comes out the EXACT way I want and he always makes the entire time enjoyable and comforting. He knows what he is doing! Overall time spent their is quick and wonderful! Thank you Michael for always taking caring of me and all the other people too for a pleasant experience... Read Less
Debi Cejda
19 Mar 2018
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They are super nice and very patient with children. I do wish they gave you and itemized receipt tho! Or at least told you what services you were being charged. Will go back and love the cleanlines... Read More
They are super nice and very patient with children. I do wish they gave you and itemized receipt tho! Or at least told you what services you were being charged. Will go back and love the cleanliness of the place! Read Less
Frances B.
16 Mar 2018
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Do not go here for school.  The teachers are witches   Don't go here for facials.  They clean the floors with the same towels they wash your face with.   It's dirty. They are nasty people and run a te... Read More
Do not go here for school.  The teachers are witches   Don't go here for facials.  They clean the floors with the same towels they wash your face with.   It's dirty. They are nasty people and run a terrible business. Read Less
Michael Thomas
14 Mar 2018
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My bride-to-be brought me here because it's more inexpensive and the students are learning their trade in "live" subjects. I was impressed with our instructor by how much she was training her pupil an... Read More
My bride-to-be brought me here because it's more inexpensive and the students are learning their trade in "live" subjects. I was impressed with our instructor by how much she was training her pupil and by how much she let her perform in her own. If you want to contribute to the learning of others and you want a good hair cut/color at a very good price then this is the place for you. Read Less
Cherry M.
3 Jan 2018
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Great customer services and great pricing. The student did a great job on my hair cut. Thank you so much for the awesome experience.
Maria W.
25 Nov 2017
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Great service from the students. I've recieved facials and chemical peels here. The teachers are always close by and helpful, answering questions I may have.
Savannah K.
12 Nov 2017
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I love this place! I recommend Courtney she did my hair exactly how I asked! She is very helpful and super friendly. Will definitely be coming back.
D. H
13 Oct 2017
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Heather R.
28 Sep 2017
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Wonderful customer service, great talent, and overall super happy with my experience with them! KYRA IS SUCH A WONDERFUL HAIRSTYLIST, 150% RECOMMEND.
Claudia V.
14 Sep 2017
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I went here in June for a full leg wax and as usual they waxed up to my panty line (I have been getting full leg waxed for about 40 years).  Today I went in and the new instructor Tina says that a ful... Read More
I went here in June for a full leg wax and as usual they waxed up to my panty line (I have been getting full leg waxed for about 40 years).  Today I went in and the new instructor Tina says that a full leg only goes up to 1/2 of the thigh and the top of the thigh is a bikini wax  which is $25.00 more.  Tina was very rude.  I told her that a full leg wax goes to the panty line and that is how they always did it there. She just said too bad that is not how they do it now and if I didn't stop complaining she was going to throw me out.. I am getting so tired of getting ripped off by companies that keep reducing services.  I even went online and it says a full leg wax goes to,the panty line. I think the instructor Tina needs instructions on what a full wax entails.  I hope Advanced Beauty College gets rid of Tina.  Customers should never be insulted by the staff. Read Less
Kathleen V.
14 Sep 2017
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Overall, Friendly staff/instructors/students. Brought my sis here for a hair-cut, deep conditioning, blow-dry experience. Great style for the fraction of the price! Highly recommend! Def come here aga... Read More
Overall, Friendly staff/instructors/students. Brought my sis here for a hair-cut, deep conditioning, blow-dry experience. Great style for the fraction of the price! Highly recommend! Def come here again! :) toda! Read Less
Andy A.
25 Aug 2017
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I just started school here and I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. The instructors are fun, but no nonsense, and the variety of teaching styles is so refreshing. I saw some reviews where a stud... Read More
I just started school here and I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. The instructors are fun, but no nonsense, and the variety of teaching styles is so refreshing. I saw some reviews where a student said that they just sit and read out of a textbook. That couldn't be further from the truth. Miss V and Miss Shaunda (sp?) aren't the type to just read out of a book. I am a housewife and decided to go to school later in life. I was worried I was going to feel lost and alienated. Everyone is approachable and wants to help and answer any questions you might have. Lauren who is in charge of student services is really there for you. Linda is another top dog and she is on top of everything. There are quite a bit of students but they remember your name and that means a lot. The facility is unlike none other and is impressive in and of itself. This school isn't messing around. I looked at the other schools and especially graduation rate and the numbers don't lie. Take a tour there andsee for yourself. I am just so happy I made the right choice. Read Less
Jess D.
16 Aug 2017
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The receptionist during the day is absolutely wonderful she is always in a good mood whenever I call and is always on top of answering the phone. She's does a fabulous job!
Alex C.
28 Jul 2017
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This school is a really fun place it go with friends! The facial I got here was absolutely amazing and I will be going back. Bailey did a great job! The price is unbeatable. My friends and I got facia... Read More
This school is a really fun place it go with friends! The facial I got here was absolutely amazing and I will be going back. Bailey did a great job! The price is unbeatable. My friends and I got facials, blowouts, manicures, and pedicures for only $55! So it's perfect for anyone on a budget. Of course these are students providing the services so they are still learning. If you are looking for perfection or super quick service then obviously this isn't the best option but it's an incredibly friendly and fun environment. Read Less
Lisa H.
20 Jul 2017
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I have been bringing my kids and myself for facials. My kids love it and we can all lay next to each other and be pampered. The girls that work here are great and take good care of us. We come every t... Read More
I have been bringing my kids and myself for facials. My kids love it and we can all lay next to each other and be pampered. The girls that work here are great and take good care of us. We come every two weeks to one month and it helps with their acne.  I buy a series and by doing this get one free one! Read Less
Gina Marie Woodard
30 Jun 2017
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Love this place! I don't know why it says permanently closed. They are very much open. Great service, beautiful nails, and a clean business. What more could you ask for??
Cydney A.
28 Jun 2017
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Have been here twice now and it's been nothing but an amazing experience. First time was a balayage done by Brittny. Second was a haircut also done by Brittny. She is amazing! The staff, teachers and ... Read More
Have been here twice now and it's been nothing but an amazing experience. First time was a balayage done by Brittny. Second was a haircut also done by Brittny. She is amazing! The staff, teachers and students are all so kind and helpful. I will always recommend this school to friends and family! Thank you for making my hair look so gorgeous Read Less
Desirae D.
15 Jun 2017
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Went here to get my hair color corrected and cut. It was amazing. The people are friendly and the building is beautiful. I would highly recommend it. I called in the same day I got an appointment. Car... Read More
Went here to get my hair color corrected and cut. It was amazing. The people are friendly and the building is beautiful. I would highly recommend it. I called in the same day I got an appointment. Carlasia did a super job. I love everything about the cut and color I got Read Less
Amy A.
13 Jun 2017
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Kaylie S has done a great job with my hair, I've come for a trim and a complete color and both times everything turned out great, and for a great price.
Perscilla R.
25 May 2017
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I always get my hair done by Paris.  She is amazing and always makes my hair look awesome.   Whenever I show her a pic of what I want, it always looks even better than the picture!  The staff there is... Read More
I always get my hair done by Paris.  She is amazing and always makes my hair look awesome.   Whenever I show her a pic of what I want, it always looks even better than the picture!  The staff there is also really nice and helpful.  Carina (their teacher) is super sweet and is always there to help. Read Less
Kathy Thorson
28 Apr 2017
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Jessica F.
27 Apr 2017
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The girls at night are amazing Brittny and Annie always do an amazing job! And their instructor Carina is the sweetest and did an amazing job teaching these girls!!
Sherrie Rhemann Derrico
19 Apr 2017
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Advance Beauty College was so nice ! I had fun teaching the Student Cinderella Hair Extensions! I think this College is really teaching above and beyond what I learned when I went to Beauty College!!
Cheryl C.
10 Apr 2017
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Just would like to thank Liz for her hard work on my hair That was a HOT MESS!!! She did a GREAT JOB!!!Yami the instructor was AMAZING!!The school is SO LUCKY to have such a HIGHLY SKILLED TEACHER!!! ... Read More
Just would like to thank Liz for her hard work on my hair That was a HOT MESS!!! She did a GREAT JOB!!!Yami the instructor was AMAZING!!The school is SO LUCKY to have such a HIGHLY SKILLED TEACHER!!! Love that they are open in the evenings for services!!! Read Less
Kyra G.
1 Apr 2017
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Great, Knowledgeable teachers! They're really starting to pick up the pace and put together a great salon and a great school! Been here a few months and loving it.
Gio Adame
30 Mar 2017
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Jessi A.
28 Mar 2017
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I love being a student at this school SO MUCH! Not only does it look and feel like a professional salon but the teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and make learning fun. I love coming to school eve... Read More
I love being a student at this school SO MUCH! Not only does it look and feel like a professional salon but the teachers are incredibly knowledgeable and make learning fun. I love coming to school every day and always feel encouraged and inspired when I go home! Read Less
Charlotte Sutherland Erickson
2 Mar 2017
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I always get strands of two different colors and they always do a great job.
Katrina T.
11 Feb 2017
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I've been coming here for a few years now.  I usually have a good experience BUT today was a joke.  The new "Dry Bar" is a joke!  I wanted to 30 minute service just a style -- an hour later of sitting... Read More
I've been coming here for a few years now.  I usually have a good experience BUT today was a joke.  The new "Dry Bar" is a joke!  I wanted to 30 minute service just a style -- an hour later of sitting in the chair, my hair looked flat as ever and overloaded with product. THEN the front desk tried to charge me for a shampoo I never got!    I guess you get what you pay for. Read Less
Anthony Radicia
6 Feb 2017
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So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased. However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things notew... Read More
So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased. However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things noteworthy. Advance Beauty College is one of those places that offers services for both and women, and is deserving of praise; in this case not only for the quality of their work, but an exceedingly high level of customer service after the initial service. On 01/27/2017, my youngest... daughter went into Advance for a change of color to her hair. She intended to return to her normal hair color, but after a lengthy and detailed consultation with both student and instructor, the decision was made to take on one last coloration before the return to her natural medium brown hair. Color was completed and the hair initially looked Fantastic!!! It was a beautiful metallic blue that transitioned into a soft platinum silver. About three days into the color, and having followed instructions to a "T", we noticed her color fading into a gray/silver green, not the silvery gray we'd expected. One week to the day, I called the school to see about a remedy for the situation. I was told we were at the one week period where touch-ups or repairs would be made as a courtesy, and without charge. I explained that my daughter had an event to attend in two days, and that we would not be available to return on that 1-week deadline day for corrections. Without a moment's hesitation, the manager asked if we could come in on Friday and that they would gladly correct the color issues as a courtesy (I won't even go into the school fitting both my daughters into the schedule on that Saturday morning for "up-dos" for their formal dance.) So, both my girls got exactly what they wanted, which makes me one happy dad. Thank you to the great instructor team and fantastic students at Advance Beauty College for jobs well done! (On every occasion) See More Read Less
Anthony R.
5 Feb 2017
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So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased.  However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things notew... Read More
So, I'm not prone to writing reviews about products and services received and/or purchased.  However, there comes a moment in time, or a specific item that I believe makes either of these things noteworthy. Advance Beauty College is one of those places that offers services for both and women, and is deserving of praise; in this case not only for the quality of their work, but an exceedingly high level of customer service after the initial service. On 01/27/2017, my youngest daughter went into Advance for a change of color to her hair. She intended to return to her normal hair color, but after a lengthy and detailed consultation with both student and instructor, the decision was made to take on one last coloration before the return to her natural medium brown hair. Color was completed and the hair initially looked Fantastic!!!  It was a beautiful metallic blue that transitioned into a soft platinum silver.  About three days into the color, and having followed instructions to a "T", we noticed her color fading into a gray/silver green, not the silvery gray we'd expected. One week to the day, I called the school to see about a remedy for the situation. I was told we were at the one week period where touch-ups or repairs would be made as a courtesy, and without charge. I explained that my daughter had an event to attend in two days, and that we would not be available to return on that 1-week deadline day for corrections. Without a moment's hesitation, the manager asked if we could come in on Friday and that they would gladly correct the color issues as a courtesy (I won't even go into the school fitting both my daughters into the schedule on that Saturday morning for "up-dos" for their formal dance.)So, both my girls got exactly what they wanted, which makes me one happy dad.  Thank you to the great instructor team and fantastic students at Advance Beauty College for jobs well done! (On every occasion) Read Less
Carol Zapian-Voris
3 Feb 2017
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For someone who HATES having her feet touched, they make every effort to make it as pleasant as possible!!
Nicole F.
1 Feb 2017
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Considering this is a beauty school, I feel like the students are not being supervised/taught very well. I've come here for two services in the past and I've hated it every time.1st time Balayage: I h... Read More
Considering this is a beauty school, I feel like the students are not being supervised/taught very well. I've come here for two services in the past and I've hated it every time.1st time Balayage: I had three girls working on my hair at one time. I showed them my pinterest board of what I was looking for and trusted their creativity and knowledge to give me what I was looking for. WHAT A MISTAKE. First of all, I was quoted $75 by the instructor before I started and then midway through applying the color, they had to add on another $10 because they ran out of product and needed to charge me more. That's pretty unfair. So the haircoloring was a complete MESS.  One girl was there just holding my hair up when it was already clipped (poorly.)  Then another student was coloring one side of my hair while the other was doing the other side. So basically I was getting two different hair coloring jobs. They kept asking their instructor what to do and seemed very unsure.  Not to mention, they didn't speak much English...so I had no idea what they were talking about, but the confused looks on their faces gave it away.  The three girls kept leaving out pieces of my hair and I had to point out that I didn't want forgotten chunks of uncolored hair.  Into the dyer and then toned...my hair came out ORANGE and looked like it was black roots with an orange dye job.  They then curled my hair in some really small ringlets and I just about wanted to cry.  I tried to like it, but I found it really difficult.2nd time Gel Manicure: I read the description online and thought it could be a good alternative to going to the normal nail salon.  WRONG.  First of all, there was no supervisor when the girls were doing my nails and they flat out told us they were just making up some hours of school they missed that week. My student said she hates doing nails and it's her least favorite part. Well, there goes all my confidence out the door.  The two girls had to keep asking each other what step was next and really seemed unsure of the whole thing. Where was their instructor?  They don't cut the cuticles, which I'm happy they don't bc she would forsure have cut me.  When it came to filing my nails, she half assed it and it was all crooked.  I ended up filing them myself bc she said she wasn't good at it and gave up.  Then, as she was painting, she painted side to side, rather than the length of the nail and got the gel all over my skin.  I was so upset I just wanted her to hurry and finish so I could leave.  When she was done, she was really unprofessional and started painting her nails in front of me while I was waiting for my sister to be done. I couldn't stand the lack of effort and terrible job, so I went home, removed the gel, and redid them myself.Moral of Story: Pay the extra money and go to a legit nail or hair salon.  Even with the low cost, it's not even worth the discount to get services done here. Read Less
Olivia M.
13 Jan 2017
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Cecelia and Suzanne, if you're going to work in the beauty industry, you have to look the part
Fairydust Windryder
19 Nov 2016
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I had the best wax job given by Ana and Briana...it was painless. They also gave me an amazing back treatment.... So wonderful. They are as good if not better than a full fledged salon. There is a ... Read More
I had the best wax job given by Ana and Briana...it was painless. They also gave me an amazing back treatment.... So wonderful. They are as good if not better than a full fledged salon. There is a student named Brittney with chocolate gingerbhair who is a genius of a colorist. She graduates in a week so you'll have to catch her at Salon Platinum Read Less
Julia W.
14 Nov 2016
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First off, I have never written a negative review on Yelp before but I was so disappointed by my haircut I felt I had to. I bought a deep conditioning, haircut, and blowout on Groupon. I'm not sure if... Read More
First off, I have never written a negative review on Yelp before but I was so disappointed by my haircut I felt I had to. I bought a deep conditioning, haircut, and blowout on Groupon. I'm not sure if it was only the lady I got (her name was Elli) but she wasn't friendly and never asked me what I wanted when the other ladies that worked there seemed to be really friendly. The conditioning went fine but once she started to cut my hair (I had to tell her that I bought a haircut because she started drying my hair and wasn't going to cut it) she was clearly irritated that I bought a haircut and was annoyed she had to cut my hair. I told her I understood if she didn't have time to cut it (even though that's what I made an appointment for) and I could come back some other time. She continued to be very rough to my head and didn't put any effort into combing my hair without yanking my hair and I felt she was purposely rushing through my hair to get it done. She asked how I wanted it cut and I was scared with how it would turn out so I said "just a trim" how can you mess up a trim?! Well, she managed to do it! I was seriously almost in tears looking in the mirror and this means a lot coming from me since I'm not attached to my hair at all. It looked SO bad. My hair was uneven on the bottom and all choppy and she chopped the front of my hair off like I had uneven long bangs (which I NEVER asked for or had before) I immediately made a haircut appointment with my haircut lady in Washington State to fix my hair. This haircut was not even worth the $25 Groupon. I will never recommend this place to friends and I am still disappointed when I look in the mirror and I got my haircut over two weeks ago. I can't straighten my hair because of how horrible it looks. I've been having to wear it up or curled to hide the unevenness and the chunks she cut in the front of my face. Luckily I'm getting it fixed in 3 weeks but I shouldn't have to!I'm such an easy person to please and I never write bad reviews even if I'm not happy with a place. No one even came to watch Elli cut my hair or check her off when she was done. It is a hair school! Someone is supposed to be managing the place and making sure people are doing a good job. I didn't even expect my haircut to be great... but I also didn't expect it to be the worst haircut I've ever had in my life. I'm the end, I am very disappointed and I overall had a horrible experience. Read Less
Sylvia Le
20 Oct 2016
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Advance Beauty College has no responsibily about education for student , they only care about money. They are banned by CAMTC( .California Massage Therapy Council). They did not notice for student.Stu... Read More
Advance Beauty College has no responsibily about education for student , they only care about money. They are banned by CAMTC( .California Massage Therapy Council). They did not notice for student.Students lost everything, money and time. Please stay away this school. Read Less
Corndog P.
12 Oct 2016
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I'm another esthetician who could literally write a book about my entire experience here, but I'm going to do my best to just provide the facts and not let my emotions about this place get the best of... Read More
I'm another esthetician who could literally write a book about my entire experience here, but I'm going to do my best to just provide the facts and not let my emotions about this place get the best of me (good luck).You are getting what you pay for if you're attending this school through Saddleback College. The school is clean, contemporary, and has fairly good commodities for the students, but you will have to pretty much prepare your own damn self for your state board exam and deal with the pettiest and most unprofessional staff. Ever.I can only recall two or three times when we went over state board material when it was scheduled (supposed to be every Tues). All other times we were in a cold classroom being read to from a textbook by an inexperienced instructor (which I can clearly do myself and not pay more than 2 grand for) or repping dermalogica in the treatment room for their sales. Oh yeah, and might I add when there WASN'T an instructor, AT ALL for some DAYS, we literally did nothing. Paid to go to school, work for free doing facials, and learn nothing. For some reason this place cannot hold onto an esthetics instructor; it's like a revolving door. Not to mention it was very illegal for us to be taking clients with literally no other licensed professional around, but I guess Lin and Tam need all the money they can get being partnered with a community college and all. I could write a paragraph about each administrator or "director" of the school, but I'll just say that if you DO still plan to go here, just know that Linda (who only has experience as a manicurist) will probably be rude as hell to you if English isn't your first language and be ready to take orders from the 21 year old party girl Taylor (who is unlicensed and hired to be the DIRECTOR of the school right out of the cosmetology program. Wtf?) And don't even get me started on Suzette. She's undoubtedly a tweaker and takes it as a personal insult if you bring outside eyelash extension materials into the school. She's probably too stupid to do them herself I suppose, so don't be surprised when she tells you to stop doing productive things with your time. Oh yeah, and one of the instructors was let go for leaving her dog in her car while she worked. They sure hire some gold stars here. Have fun reading this and trying to get it taken down during your staff meeting. Don't worry, I'll re post :) Read Less
T N.
25 Sep 2016
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"Run. Run away and never return." - Scar (The Lion King)As a former student, I would like to tell prospective students to NOT come here. I recently graduated from the Esthetician program, and let me j... Read More
"Run. Run away and never return." - Scar (The Lion King)As a former student, I would like to tell prospective students to NOT come here. I recently graduated from the Esthetician program, and let me just say, it's not worth the 600 hrs. The Summer semester students started in May - they were at 200 hours when I graduated - and are ready to quit. This is a for-profit school. Administrative staff is run by a bunch of (I would say headless chickens but that would be an insult) idiots who don't know shit from their own crap. Rules change every single week. AND YOU HAVE TO SPEND YOUR OWN MONEY IF YOU WANT TO USE THE SCHOOLS WAX. No, you can't bring in your own due to liability issues... So how else are we going to learn? We paid the tuition + school kit for a reason.The school kit should not be worth $1800, esp if the Dermalogica Kit costs $500 on its own. As for the remaining $1300, I can only assume it was purchased at the 99 cent store. The school also offers a monthly student store - which are expired products sold to us at 20% off retail - products that the school is unable to sell to customers. Yes, expired, crusty smelly, leaking products that have been sitting in the supply closet for who knows how long.OH, did I forget to mention? The administrative staff can take away your hours when they want and not tell you. So when you're about to graduate you're smacked in the face with "No, you have another 4 hrs." Linda: the chain smoker - has no customer service whatsoever. She has never once smiled when anyone talks to her. If she does, you can tell it's a forced smile. Rude and disgusting; judgmental the minute you look at her.Natalie: The noob. All of her answers are "I don't know. I don't know." Why the fudge are you working here if you can't answer a simple question? There's no point in scheduling an appointment for me to come in and then you leave and have someone else do your job for you. And I cannot take you seriously with your terribly dyed, pink hair. Taylor: Her accent that goes in and out - so you're always wondering to yourself if she's really from England. The one person that made everyone's life horrible because she can't do her job. I shouldn't have to take orders from a 21 year old who doesn't show me or any of the other Esthetician students respect. Do yourself a favor and STOP smoking in front of the campus. No everyone wants to die from second-hand smoke.The instructor(s) I did get along with. Show them respect and they will do the same - that's just common sense. I can tell they're overworked... hardcore because the rules keep changing every week. Their monthly staff meeting consists of them reading a Yelp reviews and figuring out ways to improve. Here's my advice: Get a new administrative team who knows what they're doing and knows how to smile!!! The current staff should get a job as a Walmart greeter and learn to say "Hi. How are you?" Instead of "yes? What do you want?" - yes, that's how disrespectful they are. Because of them my final days at this school were miserable.They're never clear with what they want or need, and act like 14 yr olds PMSing cause they aren't getting their way or if we ask too many questions. I don't know how much I have to say it but seriously, go someplace else. It's not worth your insanity. Otherwise, the Esthetician Students are discriminated here.You have to clock in and out - so when the machine breaks down, you literally have to harass the administrative staff to get those hours otherwise 6 months pass by and they haven't done shit. Other than that, I did enjoy my time here at Advance Beauty College. I learned the facial basics, and paid extra for the Image Skincare Chemical Peels class (so worth it). I have made lifelong friends (in which we can all network with in the future). I just wished they offered eyelash extensions and Microdermabrasion ... Otherwise, go someplace for your school. Read Less
Rachael L.
19 Sep 2016
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I came here because of a groupon for a haircut, deep conditioning and blow out. Even though they are students, I thought why not, how can you mess up a haircut? (Especially if you are studying how to ... Read More
I came here because of a groupon for a haircut, deep conditioning and blow out. Even though they are students, I thought why not, how can you mess up a haircut? (Especially if you are studying how to do hair and other beauty related things, a haircut should be one of the easiest.) The shampoo and conditioning were great, I don't think I had any problems with that. However it was the haircut that ended up awful. I asked for 3 inches trim, and the final cut ended up being around 6-7 inches cut off. The cut looked as if the hair was cut in a straight line rather than natural looking, and even if it was cut straight, there were some pieces that were like half an inch longer than the other pieces. I tried to ask the stylist to fix it before I left, but I couldn't exactly word what I didn't like about it and plus, I didn't want her cutting off more huge chunks of my already short hair.The girl doing my hair also wasn't very friendly... She sat me down and then disappeared at the beginning for a while, and I had no idea what was going on. Very minimal conversation except for a few words like "follow me" or "tilt your head down." Obviously, being friendly is in no way necessary, but it's good for making the hour or several that the customer is there feel less uncomfortable.I know they are students, but there is a sign that says they are supervised. The only amount of supervision I noticed was one of the supervisors stopping by a total of two times and commenting "looks great" after a quick glance and then they walked away. Thankfully, hair will grow back out, so I'm glad I only got a haircut and not something more permanent like a balayage or something.The prices here aren't even that cheap, except it was okay since I had the groupon. But I have been to places that gave me a much better haircut for the same price. The actual facility is fantastic though, large, clean and beautiful, so two stars for that. Read Less
Moon T.
1 Sep 2016
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It's been so long since I cut my hair that I no longer have a regular stylist anywhere, so I went here recently on a whim when I came into town for a bit. This review is for Jamie who was so sweet and... Read More
It's been so long since I cut my hair that I no longer have a regular stylist anywhere, so I went here recently on a whim when I came into town for a bit. This review is for Jamie who was so sweet and so attentive with my hair! She was pleasantly chatty, but not intrusive, and explained what she was doing every step of the way. I really appreciated her friendliness, skill, and attention to detail, and if all the ladies and gentlemen attending this school attend to clients in a manner similar to hers, I'm sure everyone will go a long way with their careers. Keep in mind that this is a beauty school and that's what your stylist is doing when they're working with you - schooling themselves. Keep your expectations reasonable. A shampoo and a cut was 12 bucks - and I have LONG hair. Remember to bring cash for a tip! Read Less
Eli Rahimi
26 Aug 2016
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Nikki Ong
27 Apr 2016
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I love Advance Beauty College. The instructors for hair and facial are amazing. My husband and I have come out here several times for facials and haircuts. The students do a great job. The instructors... Read More
I love Advance Beauty College. The instructors for hair and facial are amazing. My husband and I have come out here several times for facials and haircuts. The students do a great job. The instructors take the time to teach students to implement the procedures and overall it's been an excellent experience each and every time. I highly recommend Advance beauty college at both of their locations, Garden Grove and Laguna Hills. Read Less
Christine Tang Nguyen
27 Apr 2016
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Deena Barnes Piercy
5 Feb 2016
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It is A beautiful place and was great, but the girls are so slow I got there at 12:00 didn't get out until 4:00 'wow 4 hours for a hair cut !!! But beautiful place I know they are students but just to... Read More
It is A beautiful place and was great, but the girls are so slow I got there at 12:00 didn't get out until 4:00 'wow 4 hours for a hair cut !!! But beautiful place I know they are students but just to slow Read Less
Barbara Kogerman
27 Oct 2015
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This a beautiful facility that can prepare a young person for a career in only a few months time. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. You can purchase a huge variety of products and get great beau... Read More
This a beautiful facility that can prepare a young person for a career in only a few months time. The staff is friendly and knowledgable. You can purchase a huge variety of products and get great beauty services from advanced, supervised students for a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere Read Less
Marie Cofinco
10 Oct 2015
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Such a beautiful place Brianna had a choice to go to Paul Mitchell once we saw this new location we said fresh and new beginning! Every morning Brianna looks forward to learn at advance beauty colleg... Read More
Such a beautiful place Brianna had a choice to go to Paul Mitchell once we saw this new location we said fresh and new beginning! Every morning Brianna looks forward to learn at advance beauty college Read Less
Cece Bruce
24 Sep 2015
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A fabulous new facility!! Very impressive and the students are very professional! Highly recommend!!
Jean Kuan
24 Jul 2015
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This place is gorgeous! Courteous staff, new equipment. Wish this was around when I went to beauty school!!
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