2614 Pennsylvania St NE, Albuquerque, NM | Directions 8711035.109998 -106.559504
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Sombra Del Monte
The worst perm in the world. – I went to Aveda Institute De Bellas a week before I had my hair permed to discuss what I wanted with an instructor. I wanted large curlers because I didn't like tight curls, I wanted body in my hair.
When the day came for the perm I was assigned to a young man who had never given perms, and instead of being available if he needed her. She wonders off or disappears into the back room, she never really checked up on what he was doing. The poor guy would have to look for her.
We were both frustrated, she had him use the pink and lavender rollers. Which were small and I didn't know that they had larger rollers until my hair was being rinsed and another lady was sitting there with large blue rollers.
My hair turned out burnt it felt like hay and I had a tight perm. Which eventually the hair that I had grown out for two years had to be cut by another stylist with experience at another salon.
I felt so humiliated, the instructor said that it looked great and would relax in a couple of weeks. WRONG!
I will never refer anyone to that school, the instructor was unprofessional and in lala land. Don't go there for a perm.
RUDE,RUDE!!! – Planned a day of beauty and services, all we got were rolling eyes, rudeness, and unprofessionalism! WOuld have been glad to spend some money, but took my business elsewhere. THe one girl who had a horrible attitude refused to do French tips in black. Don't know who she thought she was ,if this is how they train their students she won't have much of a future in the beauty business. Find another job.. Maybe they you can be a professtional witch and eye roller!,
Great cut for the price! – I have been going to this Aveda Institute on and off for almost 8 years and I love it!! The only reason it has been on and off is because I haven't lived in Albuquerque consistently in the last 5 years. I usually just get a cut however I had them do hilights once and those were also fantastic. You have to keep in mind that this is a learning environment and the students are trying to learn, you can't go in and just ask for a trim. My best cuts here have been when I let the stylist do pretty much whatever. After my first several hair cuts they started only sending me to their "seasoned students" who are near completion of the program, which is very nice! You can't beat the price, for a wash, scalp massage, and cut with tip I pay less than $20. So if you're looking for a fresh look at a cheap price this is the place to go - Just make sure to be very specific about likes and dislikes when it comes to hairstyles!! The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is because of their hours, since they are a school they do go on breaks, and I am sometimes there more than 2 hours because the instructors really want to be involved.
Poor service – I will never go here again as they were unbelievably rude to me. I went in for a hilite, and they would not listen to what I wanted at all. They insisted on doing my hair the way they wanted to do it and completely ignored my opinion. The trainer is a very rude lady, and the owner was just as rude. They do not believe in customer service at all! They are very disrespectful! I would suggest Mark Pardo Protege salon instead. They are so much better and a thousand times more professional!
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