07/21/2014Manning Academy of Cosmetology
As a woman who values my appearance i.e.: my hair, fingernails, & skin health, Manning Academy allows my frugal budget to provide me high quality beauty care at modest prices :o) * I have GEL finger nail treatment monthly---LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT---because my nails and cuticles L@@K fabulous, despite I dig deep in my garden to produce prize winning Roses and have an organic vegetable garden.* My hair is foil weaved every 3 months to balance the white sugar (grey color) that keeps creeping-in with my ash brown hair (I am over over 55 years young). AND my student-professional listens to my needs to keep me from looking frumpy with stylish cuts and easy care tips.* AND my BIG TREAT~ is a European facial, MICRO CURRENT to tone saggy skin and neck, and my eye brows shaped in their Spa Skin Care Center a few times a year. I feel pampered, beautiful and rich---even tho' I pinch penny's to spend on having a beautiful yard & garden---it's important to take care of me too even tho' I cannot afford the cost of higher priced Salons or Day Spa's.You can have full confidence in the student professional---THEY ARE NOT NOVICES~ the students spend months gaining knowledge and experience to become advanced professionals before serving customers as a Stylist, Colorist, Esthetician, or Nail Technician. If you're new to receiving services from a student be assured Manning's instructors (including Jeff Manning, the owner) are superb and very professionally interactive with monitoring and oversight of each student as they've interact with their clients. NOTE: Plan to spend a longer time to receive your selected service at Manning Academy because MULTIPLE INSTRUCTORS WILL COME to give tips on "how to do something more efficiently" or make sure you are pleased with the level of service you are receiving---I am grateful to live in an area with a beauty school where customers like myself benefit from reduced prices on all services AND know they won't leave looking like Orphan Annie.
Studio 162 is the best salon ever! My stylist is Ann. I am 46 years old and have been dying my hair since I was 16. I have Never had anyone that could do it just right! Ann nails it every time. She has 3 different colors to do for my hair and a haircut. She has been working on fixing my hair since I cut it myself and colored it myself. She has finally got in back in shape, healthy, with the right colors and highlights. I have tried for over 20 years to get my hair perfect and FINALLY, I have found someone! I love her, she is the best. She makes me coffee, is kind and compassionate, and makes me feel beautiful. I will NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE EVER! If she moved to another state, I would follow her, seriously. There is no need to go anywhere else. Go see Ann, she is the best, I promise!
I went to see Chelsea for some new color on a whim & walked out with my favorite dye job I've ever had. As someone who's been getting My Little Pony style hair color since '99 or so, that's saying a lot!I came in with hair with multiple faded colors, different levels of lift, some virgin grow out, and ends that have been bleached 6+ times. And yet, I got an amazing, bold creation, some trimming of the ends without losing my hard-fought length, and soft hair my fingers glide through. Brilliant.The salon itself is also nice & inviting, and all the staff were courteous & acted like I'd been coming there for years. I'll definitely be back.