124 E. 5770 S., Murray, UT | Directions 8410740.645787 -111.887822
Sun Closed;Mon Closed;Tue: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;Wed: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;Thu: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;Fri: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;Sat: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.;
Neighborhoods: People's Freeway, Murray
Tough Lesson Learned – I have to admit, I have never sought services from a beauty school before, but I’m new to the area, and the economy having hit my family as it has many others, I decided to give it a try.
Let me start by saying, I have (well, had) really easy hair that’s hard to mess up. My hair was long (about 3 inches past my bra strap) and naturally curly. I had not colored my hair all summer and so I had several months of “virgin” untreated hair to work with. My hair was always my signature feature. I could have a bad-skin day, a feeling-heavy day, but I could always count on my hair. That was until I took a chance on Cameo College of Essential Beauty Services.
What I asked for was my standard - subtle highlights/lowlights, cut about 3 inches from the length to eliminate any damage, and add long layers to soften. Seems easy, right? Wrong!
What I got was over-bleached, over-processed, almost gray looking highlights. My “virgin” untreated hair now feels like straw. And instead of cutting only 3-4 inches, my stylist – for reasons unknown to me – cut about 8-10 inches. As for the layers, they turned out choppy and frazzled.
To Cameo’s credit, they did try to make amends and fixed the gray highlight effect. But the damage is done on the over-processing and the cut is horrific.
So, my lesson learned. Pay the money and go to a professional salon! Don’t trust your hair to rookies. The students have less than 1 year experience and the instructors, not much more. The professionals I usually go to have over 20 years experience, rookie mistakes are avoided, and the extra money spent is so worth the peace of mind!
Boy was I impressed – I have NEVER had a cut and color that I've absolutly loved before. I recieved a gift of a cut and color from a friend. Cameo isn't a place I frequent, in fact it was totaly new to me. I was welcomed in the salon and my representative ( Elizabeth Fergus) came proptly to guild me back to her station. She was a great help in finding the style and color that would best suit my skin tone and shape. After it was finished and styled I loved it knowing in my mind that it would never look like that again ( I can't ever seem to make my hair look as good as it did at the salon) Elizabeth showed me exactly how she blow dried my hair and how to use the straitener for maximum results. My hair looks great every day!!! I am so impressed by my experience that I will be a constant customer of Cameo College, and refer all of my friends there as well. GOOD JOB at what you are doing it shows
100$ Eyelash extensions – My first experience at Cameo was an eyelash perm. I had never gotten this before, so didn't know what to expect. I left the college 25$ (20$ service, 5$ tip) poorer looking EXACTLY the same. I didn't know if it was the quality of the service that was bad, or that an eyelash perm just didn't work for me, either way I left with nothing. Next, I went in for eyelash extensions since it was apparent that a perm wasn't going to work. It took 3hrs 45mins and the whole time the girl was sighing and seeming very frustrated. She kept pushing down on my lashes and plucking and reapplying. When I opened my eyes I had glue all over my lids. I do amateur extensions for my friends and family and have never gotten glue on actual skin! So someone who I had to assume had at least taken a class on them could be sooo messy baffled me. But the person who came to supervise said that my lashes looked wonderful so under all that glue i assumed it did. The room was rather dark and I couldn't see my lashes very well, also I was now late for an appointment so I quickly paid the 100$ and then tipped the girl 20$ and hurry went on my way. When I had gotten home to actually look at myself...it scared me. All my lashes were glued together...every..single...one. Some of the lashes were turned downward and several clumps were already falling out and some lashes were glued to my actual eye lid. I had just paid 120$ for these, I knew they were students, but I have done fantastic work on friends without any training so assumed someone who was taking classes would do at the very least as well as me. I was wrong. Now, I'm confident in saying that the students are poorly educated, and the supervisor staff could careless about the quality they are giving customers. I quickly plucked out all the lashes taking with them most of my own, but I couldn't stand the itch on my lids and the terrible lash job. Look elsewhere for lash extensions, a professional job doesn't cost much more than what I paid.
Cameo College – I love the facials but they are often shorter than they advertise. I expect to get what I paid for. When I complained Holly the manager was very rude and didn't listen to my complaint stating they are students.
Good Service Great Price – I am a big fan of Cameo College by the Fashion Place Mall. I get great service without breaking the bank. The nail technicians are good and entertaining. I enjoy having my hair cut and colored at a reasonable rate. The ladies there are energetic and kind. The customer service was impeccable. I realize they are students but behave like professionals.
My favorite thing, however is the pedicure--until you've had a pedicure you haven't been spoiled. The rates are so reasonable that one can afford to be addicted to caring for their feet!
good education but very money oriented get in and get out – K so I have to put my two sense, yes Cameo does have a great education I couldn't ask for a better way to cut hair but I do have some issues with the school it seems like they try every way they can to squeeze an extra dollar out of you I understand that being at school is the only way your going to learn but I've had some family issues that I need to attend to and because I didnt have doctors notes they suspended me it's a college it's not like I told the teacher to F-off in some cases I would love to but still I'm paying a lot of money to go to this school and if I need to miss a few days then I should be able to with out consequence I'm paying to be here another thing we have a certain amount of hours that we have to be there to graduate in my case 2000 and I've noticed that if I stay 10 min after I'm supposed to because I'm with a client I dont get that time it has to be more than 15 min. in order for it to count, but dont you think we should be getting that time I am there and I'm working so the owner can get more money but dont you think I deserve that time I think it's another way to make us pay more at the end because if they dont count it, it goes against us in the end I could transfer to another school but at this point just with 800 hours I have with cameo it would cost me $12,000 not including my kit and books and everything else cameo would tack on and the schooling's only 15,500 now is that highway robbery or what
$110 DOWN THE DRAIN... – My wife and I received services at CAMEO and were extremely disappointed. I went with an understanding that it IS a school, and the prices are lower, therefore the professionalism or services received would likely be less quality. However, we left not only feeling unclean, but also as if we had been robbed of our $110. I received a facial, which was no more than a light patting of oils and creams onto my face- no massage techniques, no working the muscles or anything. Included with the "facial" was a hand and foot massage, which again, was no more than a gentle rubbing of lotion onto my foot- again, no massage. I had even put "firm" onto the form I filled out for the type of massage I would like. Also, the bed linens were extremely dirty, and a little damp from the previous customer. It was gross. My wife received a full body spa service, and she said the tub was very dirty, and the student just cleaned it by spraying some water on it- no actual cleaning. Also, her service was misleading-no more than a light spreading of lotion over her body. The student did not perform any kind of massage technique. I know they're students, but nothing was done that we could not have done ourselves easily at home for under $5 and without education. In addition, my 1 hour 45 minute facial, and her 2 hour body spa service both only lasted 1 hour 15 minutes. This is something they can control, students or not. The website was quite misleading. Both students were very nice however, and so at the end it was quite awkward when they bring you to the front desk to pay and then ask you to rate the service performed with them standing right there. The student who performed services for my wife didn't even ask, we saw her just give herself a 4 out of 5 automatically. After we left, my wife noticed my facial skin was quite dry and red. I assume there are some top notch students studying there, but in our side by side experience in different areas of the building with different students, we both noticed the same dirty environment and poor techniques.
Lehi Day Spa and Salon – The owner, Kelly Whitworth, refuses to pay me for training because I opted to not work there. We live in a right to work state, which means either party can terminate employment at any reason at any time. Nothing was stated beforehand about non-payment if training wasn't completed. I emailed her asking about payment, and she flat out refused to pay me, because I didn't chose to work there.
Cameo Student – In regards to Cameo College of Essential Beauty... It is a nice facility that offers many opportunites for motivated students.... however we are worked worked worked. I was excited to go to Cameo because of the reputation it holds, and the Esthetics courses offered versus other colleges in UT. Being a Cameo student I have realized that it does offer advanced classes and treatments; just being able to learn those correctly is the hard part. There is not enough time to learn, this is a school and I think many agree, it is worked more like a business. We are there to take appointments, yes this can be a good thing, but not 4 out of the 5 days we are there. We get plenty of practice with your basics (facials, pedicures, manicures) but taking a course offered as MASTER ESTHETICS I feel as though more advanced treatments (peels, micros, dermasound, etc) should be a larger focus. To get us ready for the real world we need EDUCATION too; sure we may have resources more readily available, however, I can buy the books we use online and teach myself just as much as I am learning there. But being comfortable with clients is important too, maybe just to a lesser extent... more balance between education and appointments would be good!! If you are looking for a college to attend, make sure they offer good education along with being able to take appointments!! Organization is helpful as well!!
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124 E 5770 S
Murray, UT 84107
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