I will have to give this place 5 stars because the both time i have been there, not only was my haircut fab but the way i was treated was fab and professional. Both times I've had a chinese girl cut my hair and they are so good at it. I like the fact that they take their time when cutting to make it look perfect and just how you want it. Oh and when they wash your hair they give you like a nice massage in the head of course.
It does take about 3 hours but i think its worth it for a hair cut you'll be happy with. At the end they usually take a pic of the final cut.
The only reason I'm giving this two stars is becuase the highlights were pretty fantastic and the girl who did these was very lovely.
The rest of my time here was a disaster. They hacked all my hair off! I told them I wanted Cameron Diaz. I came out crying. The guy dind't speak any English which didn't help and I should have run screaming then. Not being able to communicate with a guy hacking at your hair is not fun. The instructor was rude and just said 'that's what you asked for' and that was that.
I cried. A lot. But my friend convinced me that it would look better with some colour so I went back in. They were much nicer on that side and they looked after me. They even gave me a glass of water!
And yes. My hair did look better. The colour was great. But I won't go back. Worse than that, I'll never set foot in a Vidal Sassoon hair salon. If they're happy to let people leave when they're crying, they really don't care enough about their customers.
The whole thing took 4 1/2 hours. Never again. It's places like this that remind me why I pay a lot of money to get my hair done.
I have been here for a haircut and I wasn't disappointed..cheap and good! What else do you need?:)
The only downside is the fact that the teachers keep disturbing..
The Vidal Sassoon training school for hairdressers is tucked away behind Bond Street station. This is a brilliant place to go if you want an inexpensive (or even free) hair cut and you're quite prepared to allow the (trainee) hairdresser to experiment. If you're the kind of person that has definate ideas about what you want and don't want anything too out there (if you know what I mean...), then perhaps the Vidal Sassoon training school might not suit you. The good thing about hair is that it can always grow back. Expect to pay inbetween 4 and 11 pounds for a hair cut or trim. Perms and various other hair services are available.
I have been to each of the Vidal Sassoon schools around Bond Street over the years and as a result know too much for a hairdresser customer. I remember I once went into a high street haridressers and asked them to cut a bob. All they did was brush my hair straight and cut a line round. Now after being in the school and hearing the technical details about how it should be done I knew this person didn't really know how to cut hair.
I have never dared go back to a normal high street hairdresser again. So my only options now are to take an annual leave day and go to the Vidal Sassoon school or pay an exorbitant rate at a fancy hairdresser. I know which I prefer.
It does take a long time, but having once sat in a 'normal' (by fancy) hairdressers who took at least 2 and half hours to cut the same style it does not actually seem that much longer to go to the school.
Since most of the students are from abroad and rarely speak much English there is never much of the normal hairdresser banter which is okay by me as I can quietly read a book and just relax for a while.
I have to make a special trip to this salon as the director certainly knows what i like!
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