I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve highlighted my hair. So when I wanted to do a little beauty update for summer, I thought a cut and highlight would be the way to do it. But there was no way I was going to spend $100 or more to do it…
I’ve always been a proponent of hair schools for budget-friendly hair care, but sometimes you can’t always trust the quality. So when I learned of Paul Mitchell the School Nashville, I was thrilled to learn there was a salon for future professionals that had the reputation of Paul Mitchell associated with it.
Yes, I said salon.
Based on previous ‘beauty school’ experiences, I was expecting a bland, boring, warehouse environment. Walking into Paul Mitchell the School Nashville – I found the exact opposite!
Do you notice the bright greens and modern fixtures in the picture above? I literally had my breath taken away when I walked in and was greeted by a professional receptionist in this stylish facility.
I thought I was just going to pop in for a cut and partial highlights (which only costs $30 by the way…yes, only $30!), but I ended up getting treated to a half day of beauty.
Paul Mitchell the School Nashville services also include a full range of facials, massages and more. Because of my limited time, I experienced a mini-facial (which lasted about 20 minutes) and I would return again just for that. Not only was it well done, it was amazingly relaxing. The only critique is that they don’t have private rooms for aesthetics, so while you’ll still experience the calming spa music, your service is being performed in an open treatment space.
Still, a small price to pay for such beauty…literally – it’s a SMALL price you’ll be paying for great service.
Want something for free? (I know you do…)
Most locations even offer free haircuts and other services to help future stylists receive training on certain days.
After my mini-facial, Kenya came and did my makeup while Dani finished my hair. I thought I was just getting a cut, but look at the amazing style Dani gave me with summer waves:
Can you stand how cute this is???
I have always dreamed of having a beach wave tousled up-do like this and POOF! there it was! My only regret is that I didn’t get to watch how Dani accomplished this feat because the lovely Kenya was making my face beautiful at the same time.
All in all, it was an amazing experience. Any reservations I had about going to a student literally melted away the minute I walked in and met the director, instructors and future professionals.
Here’s a before, during and after:
Paul Mitchell the School has locations across the US. You can find a school near you at www.paulmitchell.com. This is important because I have a FABULOUS giveaway for you all!
Anyone can visit Paul Mitchell the School Nashville, mention “Sami sent me” and get an additional 20% off your color service!
In addition, 3 of you will win a makeover a Paul Mitchell the School Nashville just like I did: hair, makeup & facial!
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