Aveda Corp

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  • 315 Bainbridge St A

    Philadelphia, PA 19147

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I called first to see if they take walk ins, I was told they do. I only live 5 minutes away. When I got there I was rudely told they do not take walk ins and I hsve to wait and hour! I didn't hsve a problem having to wait but they were so

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I called first to see if they take walk ins, I was told they do. I only live 5 minutes away. When I got there I was rudely told they do not take walk ins and I hsve to wait and hour! I didn't hsve a problem having to wait but they were so

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don't go here for the esthetics program. didn't do much research on other schools before i enrolled and ended up going to the university city location. my teacher only had a few years of experience and loved the power she had over us. she

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don't go here for the esthetics program. didn't do much research on other schools before i enrolled and ended up going to the university city location. my teacher only had a few years of experience and loved the power she had over us. she

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Factoring client services, this place gets two stars. I would never suggest going for a mani/pedi, but the hair services turn out nice, and the skin services are awesome. Plus the students need practice...

As far as a place of education,

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Factoring client services, this place gets two stars. I would never suggest going for a mani/pedi, but the hair services turn out nice, and the skin services are awesome. Plus the students need practice...

As far as a place of education,

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As a student, I believe everyone should be treated equally by the teachers. Well, at Jean Madeline this isn't what happens. This weekend, there were two fellow students who were clearly intoxicated. They were slurring their words,

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As a student, I believe everyone should be treated equally by the teachers. Well, at Jean Madeline this isn't what happens. This weekend, there were two fellow students who were clearly intoxicated. They were slurring their words,

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As student here, I had felt like this was a great school to attend, everyone (for the most part) was friendly and teachers were always willing to help.
Little by little I noted favortism, I wasn't a favorite, but I wasn't an unfavorite

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★★★★★

As student here, I had felt like this was a great school to attend, everyone (for the most part) was friendly and teachers were always willing to help.
Little by little I noted favortism, I wasn't a favorite, but I wasn't an unfavorite

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Aveda Institutes suck! I am participating in a class action lawsuit against Aveda Institutes. If anyone wants to join contact arussell25@yahoo.com to get the info to join.

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Aveda Institutes suck! I am participating in a class action lawsuit against Aveda Institutes. If anyone wants to join contact arussell25@yahoo.com to get the info to join.

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Before I attended Jean Madeline(bainbridge) I'd read some reviews about it and now that I've gone there and experienced it I wanted to put MY two cents in. In my opinion - I loved the school from the very first day. There is a lot of working on mannequins but you cannot expect to have a client EVERY second of the day. We do watch DVD's, watch the teacher demonstrate, complete what we learned on our mannequins and then we're ready to do it on clients.

I have seen very little favoritism in this school and ALL of the teachers are helpful and MORE than willing to help you out any time help is needed, and this goes for everyone. Overall so far I have had a great experience at Jean Madeline.

They are strict but it's teaching us to be professional and timely and I cannot stress how much I think this is a good thing. Also, although we get disciplined there is always teachers and students laughing and having a good time, being friendly to one another, always.

From the students I attend with, to the teachers, I enjoy every single person who attends Jean Madeline Bainbridge and I will be sad when I have to leave.
THERE IS A REASON THEY HAVE SUCH A GOOD REPUTATION.

Also people getting their hair done at the school obviously know it is just that, A SCHOOL. We are STUDENTS, we are LEARNING, we take more time and sometimes are unsure of what to do. Walking in you are taking a chance with howy our hair will turn out butyou sign a waver AND you should be aware it is a SCHOOL. I cannot stress that enough. If you aren't willing to get your hair done by a student who is STILL OBVIOUSLY LEARNING then don't come!

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Before I attended Jean Madeline(bainbridge) I'd read some reviews about it and now that I've gone there and experienced it I wanted to put MY two cents in. In my opinion - I loved the school from the very first day. There is a lot of working on mannequins but you cannot expect to have a client EVERY second of the day. We do watch DVD's, watch the teacher demonstrate, complete what we learned on our mannequins and then we're ready to do it on clients.

I have seen very little favoritism in this school and ALL of the teachers are helpful and MORE than willing to help you out any time help is needed, and this goes for everyone. Overall so far I have had a great experience at Jean Madeline.

They are strict but it's teaching us to be professional and timely and I cannot stress how much I think this is a good thing. Also, although we get disciplined there is always teachers and students laughing and having a good time, being friendly to one another, always.

From the students I attend with, to the teachers, I enjoy every single person who attends Jean Madeline Bainbridge and I will be sad when I have to leave.
THERE IS A REASON THEY HAVE SUCH A GOOD REPUTATION.

Also people getting their hair done at the school obviously know it is just that, A SCHOOL. We are STUDENTS, we are LEARNING, we take more time and sometimes are unsure of what to do. Walking in you are taking a chance with howy our hair will turn out butyou sign a waver AND you should be aware it is a SCHOOL. I cannot stress that enough. If you aren't willing to get your hair done by a student who is STILL OBVIOUSLY LEARNING then don't come!

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jben1 5 Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I need to work on clients and give merit where it is deserved. I leave school every day feeling I have accomplished something. It says that the instructors seem to play favorites- I think at times that this is true- BUT,its those students who come to school daily, work hard, and don't spend every ounce of their free time chatting with their neighbor. Take into consideration that many of these students are young, and have just graduated from highschool-they have a lot of growing up to do.

Jean Madeline takes its education very seriously. You must be incredibly willing and dedicated, attendance is crucial, if not- you are charged. They do make you buy an expensive kit and you are required to buy more products if you use them all (they aren't cheap either). The tuition is high and they charge a lot for the services offered, however I find the quality to be superior to any other cosmetology school out there.

In regards to client services... If you are a client looking to come get services performed at our school please keep some things in mind. We are students, services performed take longer than it would at your average salon because instructors must approve and check everything. Saturdays are def the busiest days if you're looking to get in and out , it's not your day to come. Many of the other reviews below state that they never know when a new class is coming or going, so you might not get someone "good". The floor doesn't work like that, students there have been enrolled there for 3 months prior-it's state law. Naturally some students are better than others, it's a school, you're taking that risk. If you intend on getting color done, and havent before ,come get a patch test or you will be denied until it's performed.

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jben1 5 Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I need to work on clients and give merit where it is deserved. I leave school every day feeling I have accomplished something. It says that the instructors seem to play favorites- I think at times that this is true- BUT,its those students who come to school daily, work hard, and don't spend every ounce of their free time chatting with their neighbor. Take into consideration that many of these students are young, and have just graduated from highschool-they have a lot of growing up to do.

Jean Madeline takes its education very seriously. You must be incredibly willing and dedicated, attendance is crucial, if not- you are charged. They do make you buy an expensive kit and you are required to buy more products if you use them all (they aren't cheap either). The tuition is high and they charge a lot for the services offered, however I find the quality to be superior to any other cosmetology school out there.

In regards to client services... If you are a client looking to come get services performed at our school please keep some things in mind. We are students, services performed take longer than it would at your average salon because instructors must approve and check everything. Saturdays are def the busiest days if you're looking to get in and out , it's not your day to come. Many of the other reviews below state that they never know when a new class is coming or going, so you might not get someone "good". The floor doesn't work like that, students there have been enrolled there for 3 months prior-it's state law. Naturally some students are better than others, it's a school, you're taking that risk. If you intend on getting color done, and havent before ,come get a patch test or you will be denied until it's performed.

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This owners of this school are incapable of delivering anything but greed and disorganization. They are in the process of handing the business down to the kids. BIG MISTAKE. The kids have their heads in the sand and are busy blaming everyone but themselves for disorganization and neglect. In my time working there I didnt find one person had anything nice to say about them. The atmosphere for students is punitive and degrading. Students are threatened with having to pay more for everything. Dont waste your money - go somewhere else.

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This owners of this school are incapable of delivering anything but greed and disorganization. They are in the process of handing the business down to the kids. BIG MISTAKE. The kids have their heads in the sand and are busy blaming everyone but themselves for disorganization and neglect. In my time working there I didnt find one person had anything nice to say about them. The atmosphere for students is punitive and degrading. Students are threatened with having to pay more for everything. Dont waste your money - go somewhere else.

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my daughter attend Jean Madeline Bainbridge location. Im a hairstylist and wanted only the best education for her. Im writting to warn anyone thinking of attending this academy. They are old fashioned and old school. what worked a million years ago doesnt apply today. Learning the ART and CRAFT of hair and all related to cosmetology should be a combination of strong disapline but incorported with fun!! This school is strictly working on manequins. They shove a dvd in front of you and expect you to duplicate it. the teachers are the worst. (except for a few nice ones that are out numbered) They are judgmental, play favorites, rude, snide and worst of all unprofessional. how can young students learn to be professional when there aren't any role models. after paying this school a ton on money, upon my daughters graduation, not one nasty, unpleasant, unhappy, miserable teacher said crap to her. nothing. notta. (she was the only one on this paticular day to complete her hours so they weren't exactly overwhelmed) I regret every penny i gave these people. go to a paul mitchell school. Pleasssse.

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my daughter attend Jean Madeline Bainbridge location. Im a hairstylist and wanted only the best education for her. Im writting to warn anyone thinking of attending this academy. They are old fashioned and old school. what worked a million years ago doesnt apply today. Learning the ART and CRAFT of hair and all related to cosmetology should be a combination of strong disapline but incorported with fun!! This school is strictly working on manequins. They shove a dvd in front of you and expect you to duplicate it. the teachers are the worst. (except for a few nice ones that are out numbered) They are judgmental, play favorites, rude, snide and worst of all unprofessional. how can young students learn to be professional when there aren't any role models. after paying this school a ton on money, upon my daughters graduation, not one nasty, unpleasant, unhappy, miserable teacher said crap to her. nothing. notta. (she was the only one on this paticular day to complete her hours so they weren't exactly overwhelmed) I regret every penny i gave these people. go to a paul mitchell school. Pleasssse.

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The way this school is managed is very disorganized and in my opinion it's corrupt. The administration has totally pulled the wool over the school's owner Mr. Lehman. He has surrounded himself with a bunch of uppity old women who send smoke up his a$$. It's about time the parents of the students who attend this school or who are planning on attending this school - sit up and take note. It will be a waste of your money because your son or daughter will be ignored in class if the school doesn't feel they are the right fit for one of Lehman's salons. There are so many other cosmetology schools within the area. Don't waste your money here.

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The way this school is managed is very disorganized and in my opinion it's corrupt. The administration has totally pulled the wool over the school's owner Mr. Lehman. He has surrounded himself with a bunch of uppity old women who send smoke up his a$$. It's about time the parents of the students who attend this school or who are planning on attending this school - sit up and take note. It will be a waste of your money because your son or daughter will be ignored in class if the school doesn't feel they are the right fit for one of Lehman's salons. There are so many other cosmetology schools within the area. Don't waste your money here.

Pros: close to center city

Cons: waste of money

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I'm a current student at Jean Madeline and have been in the program since november. Everything horrible about the school starts showing its ugly head around the second week. My freshman teacher was unbearably bitchy and lazy. We learned mostly through dvd's and if the dvd didnt work she'd sigh as if it was a huge hassle for her to have to demo the procedure herself. She would sit at the computer googling things and reading news and such all day while we sat there and blow dried over and over relentlessly. Not to mention we recently found out once we moved up to the Junior 1 level that she taught us the INCORRECT way to blow dry. She also taught us the incorrect way to do some other things. She was always too busy on the computer to actually go through and check our haircuts, colors, styles, and blow drys, so now that we're all up on the clinic floor working on the public we arent NEARLY as good as we should be. Every day i watch someone screw something up and no one says anything about it. For the amount that i paid to go there ( around 20g's without loan interest) the education is PITIFUL. Not to mention if you miss hours you have to pay for them. ( regardless of whether or not you have a doctor/hospital note). Our kit was $1000 and full of cheap equipment which just keeps having to be replaced, and in general i feel like a jerk for ever letting these people talk me into going to this school. If you care about your education, or your hair, DO NOT GO HERE.

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I'm a current student at Jean Madeline and have been in the program since november. Everything horrible about the school starts showing its ugly head around the second week. My freshman teacher was unbearably bitchy and lazy. We learned mostly through dvd's and if the dvd didnt work she'd sigh as if it was a huge hassle for her to have to demo the procedure herself. She would sit at the computer googling things and reading news and such all day while we sat there and blow dried over and over relentlessly. Not to mention we recently found out once we moved up to the Junior 1 level that she taught us the INCORRECT way to blow dry. She also taught us the incorrect way to do some other things. She was always too busy on the computer to actually go through and check our haircuts, colors, styles, and blow drys, so now that we're all up on the clinic floor working on the public we arent NEARLY as good as we should be. Every day i watch someone screw something up and no one says anything about it. For the amount that i paid to go there ( around 20g's without loan interest) the education is PITIFUL. Not to mention if you miss hours you have to pay for them. ( regardless of whether or not you have a doctor/hospital note). Our kit was $1000 and full of cheap equipment which just keeps having to be replaced, and in general i feel like a jerk for ever letting these people talk me into going to this school. If you care about your education, or your hair, DO NOT GO HERE.

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I've had 2 good haircuts here so I figured I give them a shot with highlights. Big mistake.

My stylist was totally unprofessional (fighting with other students about borrowed, capes, and other materials) and acted like she was annoyed that she had to do my highlights.

She used 2 different volume developers, 20 volume for the right side of my head, and 30 volume for the top and the left side.
She told another student that she did this so the top and left side would be done faster "because she doesn't like to wait".

I asked her to match the color that was growing out from a previous appointment at a different salon, but her highlights came out WAY lighter, and uneven because of the 2 different developers. She said " So.....what color did you want it to be???" as if it was my fault.....

Her solution was to use a darker toner- close to my natural light brown hair color, but very dull and brassy over the uneven highlights.

I left the salon with DARKER hair, instead of highlights.
I will be calling when they open tomorrow morning to ask for my money back, or figure out if they have any students who know what they are doing who will do a color correction.

Terrible.
The best part is- I tour with a band and have to leave for Europe in less than a week. I'm going to have to spend a whole 3 weeks touring and performing with shit-brown hair. Not the worst thing that could have happened to me, but pretty annoying.

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I've had 2 good haircuts here so I figured I give them a shot with highlights. Big mistake.

My stylist was totally unprofessional (fighting with other students about borrowed, capes, and other materials) and acted like she was annoyed that she had to do my highlights.

She used 2 different volume developers, 20 volume for the right side of my head, and 30 volume for the top and the left side.
She told another student that she did this so the top and left side would be done faster "because she doesn't like to wait".

I asked her to match the color that was growing out from a previous appointment at a different salon, but her highlights came out WAY lighter, and uneven because of the 2 different developers. She said " So.....what color did you want it to be???" as if it was my fault.....

Her solution was to use a darker toner- close to my natural light brown hair color, but very dull and brassy over the uneven highlights.

I left the salon with DARKER hair, instead of highlights.
I will be calling when they open tomorrow morning to ask for my money back, or figure out if they have any students who know what they are doing who will do a color correction.

Terrible.
The best part is- I tour with a band and have to leave for Europe in less than a week. I'm going to have to spend a whole 3 weeks touring and performing with shit-brown hair. Not the worst thing that could have happened to me, but pretty annoying.

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After reading the rebuttals posted by obvious Jean Madeline employees, I need to set the record straight. I learned facials/waxing here a few years back. I enrolled at JM because I would hear these young ladies raving about how great the education was. The truth is they had nothing else to compare it to. They were brainwashed into thinking no other school could possibly deliver. I certainly didn't fit the JM mold. I was a college graduate, a seasoned massage therapist, and I was looking to add to my repertoire of spa services. What I encountered at JM was pitiful.
The administration played favorites to a chosen few - prepping them for work in JM-owned salons. The rest of us were INVISIBLE. The same students over and over performed services on clients. The immature teacher stood there with a sheepish grin enjoying her power trip. After the waxing clinic was finished, she would ask the rest of us to clean THEIR waxing mess off the floor. We thought this was unfair. She told us we had attitude problems when all we were trying to do was make sure we were being treated fairly. At one point, I was the model for bikini wax instruction. The teacher let a man walk into the class room while my bikini area was partially exposed. This was completely inappropriate. She stood there flirting with him and snickering. Keep in my mind, I was in my late twenties at the time and totally disgusted. Trying to tell this to two old ladies named Boyce and Berkery didn't do any good. They had high opinions of themselves. Laughable, I suppose. I finished at JM. But I was ill prepared for any kind of work in salons and spas. I eventually enrolled at the Int'l Dermal Institute for continuing education in skin care. This is where my skills were improved and I was prepared to audition in a salon setting. I now manage a salon and spa. I can tell you this: JM graduates are rough around the edges, they give elementary style facials. Once they're let go, they file for unemployment.

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After reading the rebuttals posted by obvious Jean Madeline employees, I need to set the record straight. I learned facials/waxing here a few years back. I enrolled at JM because I would hear these young ladies raving about how great the education was. The truth is they had nothing else to compare it to. They were brainwashed into thinking no other school could possibly deliver. I certainly didn't fit the JM mold. I was a college graduate, a seasoned massage therapist, and I was looking to add to my repertoire of spa services. What I encountered at JM was pitiful.
The administration played favorites to a chosen few - prepping them for work in JM-owned salons. The rest of us were INVISIBLE. The same students over and over performed services on clients. The immature teacher stood there with a sheepish grin enjoying her power trip. After the waxing clinic was finished, she would ask the rest of us to clean THEIR waxing mess off the floor. We thought this was unfair. She told us we had attitude problems when all we were trying to do was make sure we were being treated fairly. At one point, I was the model for bikini wax instruction. The teacher let a man walk into the class room while my bikini area was partially exposed. This was completely inappropriate. She stood there flirting with him and snickering. Keep in my mind, I was in my late twenties at the time and totally disgusted. Trying to tell this to two old ladies named Boyce and Berkery didn't do any good. They had high opinions of themselves. Laughable, I suppose. I finished at JM. But I was ill prepared for any kind of work in salons and spas. I eventually enrolled at the Int'l Dermal Institute for continuing education in skin care. This is where my skills were improved and I was prepared to audition in a salon setting. I now manage a salon and spa. I can tell you this: JM graduates are rough around the edges, they give elementary style facials. Once they're let go, they file for unemployment.

Pros: It's a good school for a young (fresh out of high school) kid who isn't college material

Cons: way too expensive for what they actually offer

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I get my hair cut here frequently and for $16 plus tip, you can't go wrong! I've always had great results and the hairstylists really customize how they treat your hair, and listen to what you want. In addition to the haircut they do a scalp and hand massage. They tend to take a long time, but it is worth it for them to do a great job. I've had a better experience here than when I've paid close to $100 at other salons. I recommend this place to everyone!

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I get my hair cut here frequently and for $16 plus tip, you can't go wrong! I've always had great results and the hairstylists really customize how they treat your hair, and listen to what you want. In addition to the haircut they do a scalp and hand massage. They tend to take a long time, but it is worth it for them to do a great job. I've had a better experience here than when I've paid close to $100 at other salons. I recommend this place to everyone!

Pros: Service, quality, value for $

Cons: Slow

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I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I need to work on clients and give merit where it is deserved. I leave school every day feeling I have accomplished something. It says that the instructors seem to play favorites- I think at times that this is true- BUT,its those students who come to school daily, work hard, and don't spend every ounce of their free time chatting with their neighbor. Take into consideration that many of these students are young, and have just graduated from highschool-they have a lot of growing up to do.

Jean Madeline takes its education very seriously. You must be incredibly willing and dedicated, attendance is crucial, if not- you are charged. They do make you buy an expensive kit and you are required to buy more products if you use them all (they aren't cheap either). The tuition is high and they charge a lot for the services offered, however I find the quality to be superior to any other cosmetology school out there.

In regards to client services... If you are a client looking to come get services performed at our school please keep some things in mind. We are students, services performed take longer than it would at your average salon because instructors must approve and check everything. Saturdays are def the busiest days if you're looking to get in and out , it's not your day to come. Many of the other reviews below state that they never know when a new class is coming or going, so you might not get someone "good". The floor doesn't work like that, students there have been enrolled there for 3 months prior-it's state law. Naturally some students are better than others, it's a school, you're taking that risk. If you intend on getting color done, and havent before ,come get a patch test or you will be denied until it's performed.

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★★★★★

I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I need to work on clients and give merit where it is deserved. I leave school every day feeling I have accomplished something. It says that the instructors seem to play favorites- I think at times that this is true- BUT,its those students who come to school daily, work hard, and don't spend every ounce of their free time chatting with their neighbor. Take into consideration that many of these students are young, and have just graduated from highschool-they have a lot of growing up to do.

Jean Madeline takes its education very seriously. You must be incredibly willing and dedicated, attendance is crucial, if not- you are charged. They do make you buy an expensive kit and you are required to buy more products if you use them all (they aren't cheap either). The tuition is high and they charge a lot for the services offered, however I find the quality to be superior to any other cosmetology school out there.

In regards to client services... If you are a client looking to come get services performed at our school please keep some things in mind. We are students, services performed take longer than it would at your average salon because instructors must approve and check everything. Saturdays are def the busiest days if you're looking to get in and out , it's not your day to come. Many of the other reviews below state that they never know when a new class is coming or going, so you might not get someone "good". The floor doesn't work like that, students there have been enrolled there for 3 months prior-it's state law. Naturally some students are better than others, it's a school, you're taking that risk. If you intend on getting color done, and havent before ,come get a patch test or you will be denied until it's performed.

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Please do your research if you're thinking about attending any program here. JM is a well known name and looks good on paper, but is actually very disappointing. Most of the instructors are professional and very helpful. There are some who are not. Some rules and regulations seem to apply to some students and not others, which is confusing and unfair. For the tuiton you pay, you would expect to have all the supplies needed to learn, not run out of basic supplies (wax sticks, muslin) every week and have to make do. Also, you need to buy an expensive kit of Aveda products, that you use on all the clients you service. The school does not use their own supply. When you run out of anything you need to buy more. You learn the very basics one day a week and then are expected to churn out clients the addional four days you're there. The front desk/reception is not helpful or professional. Saturdays are a zoo, utter confusion and frustration for both student and client. The best part of the program is finishing and getting out of there.

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Please do your research if you're thinking about attending any program here. JM is a well known name and looks good on paper, but is actually very disappointing. Most of the instructors are professional and very helpful. There are some who are not. Some rules and regulations seem to apply to some students and not others, which is confusing and unfair. For the tuiton you pay, you would expect to have all the supplies needed to learn, not run out of basic supplies (wax sticks, muslin) every week and have to make do. Also, you need to buy an expensive kit of Aveda products, that you use on all the clients you service. The school does not use their own supply. When you run out of anything you need to buy more. You learn the very basics one day a week and then are expected to churn out clients the addional four days you're there. The front desk/reception is not helpful or professional. Saturdays are a zoo, utter confusion and frustration for both student and client. The best part of the program is finishing and getting out of there.

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This place is small and cramped, dirty, and the students and teachers are more interested in socializing than providing good customer service. My haircut was extremely uneven and the teacher refused to acknowledge it. It took me 3 months to grow my hair out to a point that was salvageable. I recommend going to the Jean Madeline in West Philly. It's new, clean, and the staff and students are very friendly! I got my best haircut there.

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This place is small and cramped, dirty, and the students and teachers are more interested in socializing than providing good customer service. My haircut was extremely uneven and the teacher refused to acknowledge it. It took me 3 months to grow my hair out to a point that was salvageable. I recommend going to the Jean Madeline in West Philly. It's new, clean, and the staff and students are very friendly! I got my best haircut there.

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I went to the 40th & Chestnut to get my eyebrows waxed. I am really upset because she did a terrible job and don't even apologize. She waxed my eyebrows and ripped off my skin !!! She said I might have a ?thin skin? but I think the bigger problem is the skill of the Esthetician..and the wax was really hot and stung when it was applied. I know it?s supposed to be somewhat hot, but wax too hot can cause a problem. I also got folliculitis from this waxing. Supposedly you can prevent this by waxing in the ?correct? direction. I?m still by no means an expert about waxing, but I know how to get good results! Fyi guys, I dont remember her name but she is a black girl..pretty but STUPID ! I'll never go there again !!!!!

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I went to the 40th & Chestnut to get my eyebrows waxed. I am really upset because she did a terrible job and don't even apologize. She waxed my eyebrows and ripped off my skin !!! She said I might have a ?thin skin? but I think the bigger problem is the skill of the Esthetician..and the wax was really hot and stung when it was applied. I know it?s supposed to be somewhat hot, but wax too hot can cause a problem. I also got folliculitis from this waxing. Supposedly you can prevent this by waxing in the ?correct? direction. I?m still by no means an expert about waxing, but I know how to get good results! Fyi guys, I dont remember her name but she is a black girl..pretty but STUPID ! I'll never go there again !!!!!

Pros: Friendly receptionist, nice place, good product.

Cons: Don't go there for eyebrows waxing !!

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I went to Jean Madeline at 40th and chestnut to get my eyebrows waxed and i should say that its the worst thing i ever did in my life. I'll never go there again.

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I went to Jean Madeline at 40th and chestnut to get my eyebrows waxed and i should say that its the worst thing i ever did in my life. I'll never go there again.

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If you just need a once-over, this is the place to go and best of all most affordable option in the city...as long as you don't mind waiting a little longer as the students have to do everything "exactly right". The teachers must approve the color before the application and the students use a brush to get the roots. Take advantage of the delicious Aveda tea while you wait! Also a frequent buyer card is available if you use Aveda products...

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If you just need a once-over, this is the place to go and best of all most affordable option in the city...as long as you don't mind waiting a little longer as the students have to do everything "exactly right". The teachers must approve the color before the application and the students use a brush to get the roots. Take advantage of the delicious Aveda tea while you wait! Also a frequent buyer card is available if you use Aveda products...

Pros: Affordable, correct color application, delicious Aveda tea

Cons: Hectic enviornment, longer process

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I have gone to Jean Madeline to get my hair done twice now. The first time I had a girl who did not know anything she was doing, or even how to begin to cut my hair, she was obviously not even one bit professional.. But then I thought I would give it another try and this time I had a man named Bryce ( which i was nervous about) and it was the best haircut I have ever had. The first thing he did was sit me down in his chair and talk about what I wanted out of my hair, how much time and effort I wanted to put into it every day and everything about what products I need to use and how to get the same look at home. An amazing experience for only $15 bucks!!! It will be sad when hes gone because I wont be able to afford him!!!!!

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I have gone to Jean Madeline to get my hair done twice now. The first time I had a girl who did not know anything she was doing, or even how to begin to cut my hair, she was obviously not even one bit professional.. But then I thought I would give it another try and this time I had a man named Bryce ( which i was nervous about) and it was the best haircut I have ever had. The first thing he did was sit me down in his chair and talk about what I wanted out of my hair, how much time and effort I wanted to put into it every day and everything about what products I need to use and how to get the same look at home. An amazing experience for only $15 bucks!!! It will be sad when hes gone because I wont be able to afford him!!!!!

Pros: good price, great cut

Cons: some students dont even know what they are doing,

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When I went to Jean Madeline I was very impressed with everything I saw. It was my first time there so I was a little nervous. When my stylist came over and greeted me with a smile I saw that it was a guy. He told me his name was Ryan and that he would be taking care of me . I had never gotten my hair done by a male before so I was anxious. I told Ryan that I wanted a haircut that was in style and that would make me look younger. He said he knew exactly what I would like and he was dead on! He had cut atleast 3 inches in the back off and slanted my hair so that it would become longer as it came down i nthe front. It was such a cute haircut . After he got done styling he had made a little joke saying where is the red carpet? He made me very comfortable and the teacher as well as I were very pleased and I will gladly go back to him.

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When I went to Jean Madeline I was very impressed with everything I saw. It was my first time there so I was a little nervous. When my stylist came over and greeted me with a smile I saw that it was a guy. He told me his name was Ryan and that he would be taking care of me . I had never gotten my hair done by a male before so I was anxious. I told Ryan that I wanted a haircut that was in style and that would make me look younger. He said he knew exactly what I would like and he was dead on! He had cut atleast 3 inches in the back off and slanted my hair so that it would become longer as it came down i nthe front. It was such a cute haircut . After he got done styling he had made a little joke saying where is the red carpet? He made me very comfortable and the teacher as well as I were very pleased and I will gladly go back to him.

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ipitydafool wrote such negative things about the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute Esthetics program I am forced to respond with my own experience. I attended Jean Madeline and found their skin care program to be just what I needed to get a fantastic job in a top spa in Philadelphia. Jean Madeline really cared about what I learned, about skin care, makeup, and more important they cared about me! They cared about what I learned, how I was progressing in the program, and if I was happy. Plus, to top it all off they helped me get a great job. I AM MAKING CLOSE TO $80,000.00 THIS YEAR WITH MY TIPS, and I have only been working for 16 months! So, those of you who doubt what Jean Madeline Aveda Institute is all about, just go down and check it out!

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ipitydafool wrote such negative things about the Jean Madeline Aveda Institute Esthetics program I am forced to respond with my own experience. I attended Jean Madeline and found their skin care program to be just what I needed to get a fantastic job in a top spa in Philadelphia. Jean Madeline really cared about what I learned, about skin care, makeup, and more important they cared about me! They cared about what I learned, how I was progressing in the program, and if I was happy. Plus, to top it all off they helped me get a great job. I AM MAKING CLOSE TO $80,000.00 THIS YEAR WITH MY TIPS, and I have only been working for 16 months! So, those of you who doubt what Jean Madeline Aveda Institute is all about, just go down and check it out!

Pros: Great atmosphere, equipment and instructors!

Cons: Hated to see my training end

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Jean Madeline was supposed to have a great reputation which is why I chose them for my training in Esthetics. The recruiter told some tall tales, i.e. "you'll be making $85,000 your second year out of school." I discovered that Jean Madeline is nothing more than a charm school for misguided teens. Classes are taught by a student who has just graduated from Jean Madeline's Esthetics school. My teacher couldn't pronounce the terms in the text book and was incapable of answering questions about skin. So I moved on to the Magnolia School in Ambler. Staffed with an Esthetics teacher who is a veteran in the business, I completed my esthetics training with Magnolia. People who are serious about learning Esthetics should take a closer look at Magnolia. It was difficult getting a refund on the tuition I had pre-paid to Jean Madeline. Fast-forward. I am now a spa owner who has auditioned Esthetics grads from Jean Madeline for possible employment. In all honesty, a few of these grads are, in fact, well trained. But from my hiring experience, most of these grads are in no way primed for work in a spa.

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Jean Madeline was supposed to have a great reputation which is why I chose them for my training in Esthetics. The recruiter told some tall tales, i.e. "you'll be making $85,000 your second year out of school." I discovered that Jean Madeline is nothing more than a charm school for misguided teens. Classes are taught by a student who has just graduated from Jean Madeline's Esthetics school. My teacher couldn't pronounce the terms in the text book and was incapable of answering questions about skin. So I moved on to the Magnolia School in Ambler. Staffed with an Esthetics teacher who is a veteran in the business, I completed my esthetics training with Magnolia. People who are serious about learning Esthetics should take a closer look at Magnolia. It was difficult getting a refund on the tuition I had pre-paid to Jean Madeline. Fast-forward. I am now a spa owner who has auditioned Esthetics grads from Jean Madeline for possible employment. In all honesty, a few of these grads are, in fact, well trained. But from my hiring experience, most of these grads are in no way primed for work in a spa.

Pros: cheap services in the clinic

Cons: the administration and teaching staff

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I went to Jean Madeline for the second time about a week ago. Nina cut my hair and she did an awesome job. This is the only spot in Philly where you can get a hand massage, a head massage, and a haircut for $10! (plus tip...and be forewarned, they won't take tips on credit or debit cards - cash only. Seems a little unfair to the students!)
When I went to work that evening, no one could believe I got my haircut from an 18 year old student - they were well impressed.
I'm a big fan of this place, but you will be taking a risk - there was a girl behind me bawling because her red hair dye hadn't come out right.
Nina's gone by March 08, so snap up an appointment while you can.
Jean Madeline is an adventure!

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I went to Jean Madeline for the second time about a week ago. Nina cut my hair and she did an awesome job. This is the only spot in Philly where you can get a hand massage, a head massage, and a haircut for $10! (plus tip...and be forewarned, they won't take tips on credit or debit cards - cash only. Seems a little unfair to the students!)
When I went to work that evening, no one could believe I got my haircut from an 18 year old student - they were well impressed.
I'm a big fan of this place, but you will be taking a risk - there was a girl behind me bawling because her red hair dye hadn't come out right.
Nina's gone by March 08, so snap up an appointment while you can.
Jean Madeline is an adventure!

Pros: Cheap, easy to get a last minute appointment, free stuff

Cons: They are students after all...so just have fun with it!

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Great School, Great Services (in response to comment below)

jben1 5 Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I need to work on clients and give merit where it is deserved. I leave school every day feeling I have accomplished something. It says that the instructors seem to play favorites- I think at times that this is true- BUT,its those students who come to school daily, work hard, and don't spend every ounce of their free time chatting with their neighbor. Take into consideration that many of these students are young, and have just graduated from highschool-they have a lot of growing up to do.

Jean Madeline takes its education very seriously. You must be incredibly willing and dedicated, attendance is crucial, if not- you are charged. They do make you buy an expensive kit and you are required to buy more products if you use them all (they aren't cheap either). The tuition is high and they charge a lot for the services offered, however I find the quality to be superior to any other cosmetology school out there.

In regards to client services... If you are a client looking to come get services performed at our school please keep some things in mind. We are students, services performed take longer than it would at your average salon because instructors must approve and check everything. Saturdays are def the busiest days if you're looking to get in and out , it's not your day to come. Many of the other reviews below state that they never know when a new class is coming or going, so you might not get someone "good". The floor doesn't work like that, students there have been enrolled there for 3 months prior-it's state law. Naturally some students are better than others, it's a school, you're taking that risk. If you intend on getting color done, and havent before ,come get a patch test or you will be denied until it's performed.

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Great School, Great Services (in response to comment below)

jben1 5 Jean Madeline Aveda Institute

I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I need to work on clients and give merit where it is deserved. I leave school every day feeling I have accomplished something. It says that the instructors seem to play favorites- I think at times that this is true- BUT,its those students who come to school daily, work hard, and don't spend every ounce of their free time chatting with their neighbor. Take into consideration that many of these students are young, and have just graduated from highschool-they have a lot of growing up to do.

Jean Madeline takes its education very seriously. You must be incredibly willing and dedicated, attendance is crucial, if not- you are charged. They do make you buy an expensive kit and you are required to buy more products if you use them all (they aren't cheap either). The tuition is high and they charge a lot for the services offered, however I find the quality to be superior to any other cosmetology school out there.

In regards to client services... If you are a client looking to come get services performed at our school please keep some things in mind. We are students, services performed take longer than it would at your average salon because instructors must approve and check everything. Saturdays are def the busiest days if you're looking to get in and out , it's not your day to come. Many of the other reviews below state that they never know when a new class is coming or going, so you might not get someone "good". The floor doesn't work like that, students there have been enrolled there for 3 months prior-it's state law. Naturally some students are better than others, it's a school, you're taking that risk. If you intend on getting color done, and havent before ,come get a patch test or you will be denied until it's performed.

Pros: very professional

Cons: none

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Got a facial there over the weekend. It was OK. Not worth $33. I would go to a normal salon and spend the extra couple bucks to feel refreshed. It was about half an hour long, but pretty much useless. Could have done the same thing myself with a mask at home.

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Got a facial there over the weekend. It was OK. Not worth $33. I would go to a normal salon and spend the extra couple bucks to feel refreshed. It was about half an hour long, but pretty much useless. Could have done the same thing myself with a mask at home.

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Living downtown is expensive enough and I'm all about cutting corners when I can. After a friend's recommendation, I booked an appt for a facial. No stranger to dropping over $100 for a facial, I was thrilled at the chance to spend a mere $33, but a little skeptical, it is my face afterall! No worries, the girl did a great job, she didn't do extractions but I was ok with that. Keep in mind, it is only a school so anyone getting a facial will be in one big room with curtain separations. They do their best to make it a tranquil experience but as long as you don't need all of the hoopla of a higher-end spa, then this is the best facial you'll get for your money! Will definitely be back!!

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Living downtown is expensive enough and I'm all about cutting corners when I can. After a friend's recommendation, I booked an appt for a facial. No stranger to dropping over $100 for a facial, I was thrilled at the chance to spend a mere $33, but a little skeptical, it is my face afterall! No worries, the girl did a great job, she didn't do extractions but I was ok with that. Keep in mind, it is only a school so anyone getting a facial will be in one big room with curtain separations. They do their best to make it a tranquil experience but as long as you don't need all of the hoopla of a higher-end spa, then this is the best facial you'll get for your money! Will definitely be back!!

Pros: inexpensive, service

Cons: hours

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Just an FYI, I went over there today (Saturday) to get a mani and pedi, but they don't offer the service on Saturdays... ONLY Tuesday's and Wednesdays. Will go back another day, I guess.

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Just an FYI, I went over there today (Saturday) to get a mani and pedi, but they don't offer the service on Saturdays... ONLY Tuesday's and Wednesdays. Will go back another day, I guess.

Pros: Close to my apartment. Friendly.

Cons: No manicures/pedicures offered on Saturday!

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This is THE BEST service for your dollar!!!!! They are students but they use the best products and have a teacher that they have to approve everything with. I am new to the city and found out about it on Craigslist and I will never go anywhere else......the only downfall is you get a great stylist then they graduate and you have to pay like $300 for them now......lol

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This is THE BEST service for your dollar!!!!! They are students but they use the best products and have a teacher that they have to approve everything with. I am new to the city and found out about it on Craigslist and I will never go anywhere else......the only downfall is you get a great stylist then they graduate and you have to pay like $300 for them now......lol

Pros: highlights, very affordable

Cons: takes a long time and sometimes the person you get is not very good

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...By Fillygirl. When you go to the Jean Madeline Salon/Spa SCHOOL please be aware before booking your appointment that these students are not professionals, they are students trying to learn. In order to learn, they need real clients in order to get the most out of their education. You sign a waiver when you check in for your appointment, basically warning you of the risks that could be involved when you get a service by the students. To say they have "a collective IQ of 80 and never shut up" is completely unfair, since most of the girls (not all, but most) in the cosmetology program are straight out of high school and still have a lot of learning to do. To also demeen them by calling them amateurs is also quite rude and doesn't really get your point across very well. Of course they are amateurs, they are in school! So my advice, if you are looking for services that are considerably cheaper than a professional spa/salon, then try out the Jean Madeline school. You ARE at a risk, but as long as you know that beforehand, you really can't complain afterwards unless they physically harmed you (they aren't THAT bad, sheesh). I know all this because I was in the esthetician program, and I have had my hair cut by one of the students. Sure, some parts of my hair were a little bit longer than others, but it was nothing my usual stylist couldn't fix :) They're there to learn, first and foremost, and you just help the students acheive their goals, which we were always very grateful for! The same girls that you said have a collective IQ of 80 are the same that are in the professional spas and salons today, only with a license! Give them a break, they do a nice job and they try very hard (because their grades are on the line, too, which makes them care just a little bit more). Check them out!

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...By Fillygirl. When you go to the Jean Madeline Salon/Spa SCHOOL please be aware before booking your appointment that these students are not professionals, they are students trying to learn. In order to learn, they need real clients in order to get the most out of their education. You sign a waiver when you check in for your appointment, basically warning you of the risks that could be involved when you get a service by the students. To say they have "a collective IQ of 80 and never shut up" is completely unfair, since most of the girls (not all, but most) in the cosmetology program are straight out of high school and still have a lot of learning to do. To also demeen them by calling them amateurs is also quite rude and doesn't really get your point across very well. Of course they are amateurs, they are in school! So my advice, if you are looking for services that are considerably cheaper than a professional spa/salon, then try out the Jean Madeline school. You ARE at a risk, but as long as you know that beforehand, you really can't complain afterwards unless they physically harmed you (they aren't THAT bad, sheesh). I know all this because I was in the esthetician program, and I have had my hair cut by one of the students. Sure, some parts of my hair were a little bit longer than others, but it was nothing my usual stylist couldn't fix :) They're there to learn, first and foremost, and you just help the students acheive their goals, which we were always very grateful for! The same girls that you said have a collective IQ of 80 are the same that are in the professional spas and salons today, only with a license! Give them a break, they do a nice job and they try very hard (because their grades are on the line, too, which makes them care just a little bit more). Check them out!

Pros: Considerably less expensive than a regular salon

Cons: The parking, you are at a RISK because these are students, not professionals (yet)

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I have been to Jean Madeline twice, and I didn't get what I wanted either time. The first time, I was very clear about what I wanted (wanted to keep the length I had, layers on the sides only, bottom cut like the bottom of an oval) and what I got (after sitting for 3 hours) was pretty different. The second time, I was fairly clear about my desires but maybe a little less emphatic; at first, I thought it was perfect, because the sides looked really nice (this time it took 2.5 hours), but then I got home and saw the back, which didn't look at all like what I wanted (I asked for an oval, and it was cut straight across, after a pretty severe drop from the side layers). Both times the students were very nice, but they just don't seem to have enough experience to deal with anything beyond very, very straightforward cuts.

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I have been to Jean Madeline twice, and I didn't get what I wanted either time. The first time, I was very clear about what I wanted (wanted to keep the length I had, layers on the sides only, bottom cut like the bottom of an oval) and what I got (after sitting for 3 hours) was pretty different. The second time, I was fairly clear about my desires but maybe a little less emphatic; at first, I thought it was perfect, because the sides looked really nice (this time it took 2.5 hours), but then I got home and saw the back, which didn't look at all like what I wanted (I asked for an oval, and it was cut straight across, after a pretty severe drop from the side layers). Both times the students were very nice, but they just don't seem to have enough experience to deal with anything beyond very, very straightforward cuts.

Pros: nice atmosphere, friendly people

Cons: super slow, didn't get the cut I wanted

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I walked into the salon for a touch-up on highlights that I had done in Miami three months ago. My hair, before they touched it, had beautiful honey colored highlights, sunkissed and warm. After the students and the staff at Jean Madeline were done with me, I was left with nothing but ASHES. My hair was left ASHEN - an ugly, grey brown. I went from a sunny blonde to a dull brunette, and it took them six hours to do this!!! Also, beware of them further wasting your time with a 24 hour before color "patchtest". The problem with this, is that they don't tell you when you schedule the appointment, and so waste your time with you running into the salon the day before so that they can "check your skin for allergies." My scalp stilled burned from the toner they used. The staff is filled with excuses, and the students have a collective IQ of 80, and they DON"T SHUT UP. My advice -- STAY AWAY. Better to pay a little more elsewhere with professionals than waste your time with these amateurs.

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I walked into the salon for a touch-up on highlights that I had done in Miami three months ago. My hair, before they touched it, had beautiful honey colored highlights, sunkissed and warm. After the students and the staff at Jean Madeline were done with me, I was left with nothing but ASHES. My hair was left ASHEN - an ugly, grey brown. I went from a sunny blonde to a dull brunette, and it took them six hours to do this!!! Also, beware of them further wasting your time with a 24 hour before color "patchtest". The problem with this, is that they don't tell you when you schedule the appointment, and so waste your time with you running into the salon the day before so that they can "check your skin for allergies." My scalp stilled burned from the toner they used. The staff is filled with excuses, and the students have a collective IQ of 80, and they DON"T SHUT UP. My advice -- STAY AWAY. Better to pay a little more elsewhere with professionals than waste your time with these amateurs.

Pros: You don't ever have to go back.

Cons: I went once.

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Because I love salon quality cuts and highlights, but can't find the time to always slap down $200 for a cut and style, I am Opted to try the students at Jean Madeline institute because they only charge you for materials and you may tip them at your discretion. I used Leigh who was a fabulous hairstylist. The only problem is that the turnover of students is slightly quick over the course of a year. Something like 10 weeks I believe, so your stylist one moment may not be there the next. Also, be careful with complicated color jobs (i.e. color washing ? bleaching out an old color and than applying another one) ? these individuals are STILL students so they may not be completely skilled at this sort of jobs. I just stick to a simple cut, sometimes conditioning treatment and color (just one- a cover up for my roots) and have never been disappointed.

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Because I love salon quality cuts and highlights, but can't find the time to always slap down $200 for a cut and style, I am Opted to try the students at Jean Madeline institute because they only charge you for materials and you may tip them at your discretion. I used Leigh who was a fabulous hairstylist. The only problem is that the turnover of students is slightly quick over the course of a year. Something like 10 weeks I believe, so your stylist one moment may not be there the next. Also, be careful with complicated color jobs (i.e. color washing ? bleaching out an old color and than applying another one) ? these individuals are STILL students so they may not be completely skilled at this sort of jobs. I just stick to a simple cut, sometimes conditioning treatment and color (just one- a cover up for my roots) and have never been disappointed.

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she is great. i loved my cut. now they are using bio ionic hair dryers. it is the best place anywhere for me to get my hair cut. and a purescription treatment.

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she is great. i loved my cut. now they are using bio ionic hair dryers. it is the best place anywhere for me to get my hair cut. and a purescription treatment.

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Where else can you get an amazing haircut and highlights for less than $50? The students at the institute are certainly well trained (judging from the amazing hair the customers were walking out with). Monica did my h/lights and cut. Took about 2 1/2 hours but the result was worth it. I have never had a better haircut!!! Tea and a complimentary hand massage was offered to me. Overall, will definitely go back again!

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Where else can you get an amazing haircut and highlights for less than $50? The students at the institute are certainly well trained (judging from the amazing hair the customers were walking out with). Monica did my h/lights and cut. Took about 2 1/2 hours but the result was worth it. I have never had a better haircut!!! Tea and a complimentary hand massage was offered to me. Overall, will definitely go back again!

Pros: great value, good results

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I'm a big fan of the reduced price for hair services, and usually find that students do exceptionally well, as they are trying to prove themselves to their teachers. NOT here- I got a horrible color job- just ridiculous, and I don't have difficult hair. Worst $40 I have ever spent.

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I'm a big fan of the reduced price for hair services, and usually find that students do exceptionally well, as they are trying to prove themselves to their teachers. NOT here- I got a horrible color job- just ridiculous, and I don't have difficult hair. Worst $40 I have ever spent.

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I love it at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. The students do a great job, and are very good at giving me the style I want. Allison Z is especially great, she exceeded my expectations 100%! The prices are wonderful, as is the atmosphere. Also, you get free hand and scalp massages! It's really a wonderful place. Try it out, you won't regret it!

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I love it at Jean Madeline Aveda Institute. The students do a great job, and are very good at giving me the style I want. Allison Z is especially great, she exceeded my expectations 100%! The prices are wonderful, as is the atmosphere. Also, you get free hand and scalp massages! It's really a wonderful place. Try it out, you won't regret it!

Pros: Great work, Prices, Freebies

Cons: No night hours

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Out of curiosity, I had to call this morning...and they were able to fit me an hour later! I went to get a facial...and it was a better than the ones that have received (for 4X the price) at a regular spa! Sandra was great!!! I had a very stressful weekend...and this treatment was exactly what I needed. My skin feels so soft---and I couldn't be happier!

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Out of curiosity, I had to call this morning...and they were able to fit me an hour later! I went to get a facial...and it was a better than the ones that have received (for 4X the price) at a regular spa! Sandra was great!!! I had a very stressful weekend...and this treatment was exactly what I needed. My skin feels so soft---and I couldn't be happier!

Pros: Excellent Skill, Great Setting, Wonderful cust. serv.

Cons: Gossiping Students, Poor receptionist

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I went to Jean Madeline a bit nervous...This was the first time I had gotten my hair done at a school and I didn't know what to expect. Upon arriving I was impressed with the professional and relaxing atmosphere. I was assigned to Miesha, who I can't say enough great things about! She immediately put my mind at ease with her pleasant demeanor and charming personality. Not only was she great company I GOT THE BEST HAIRCUT I'VE HAD IN YEARS!!! I have baby fine curly hair that is always frizzy, not only did she give me a versatile layered cut I got a great blowout without frizz. She also showed me how to acheive the look at home and explained how to care for my hair. I still can't believe she is a student...she's gonna go very far...GET HER WHILE SHE'S STILL CHEAP!

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I went to Jean Madeline a bit nervous...This was the first time I had gotten my hair done at a school and I didn't know what to expect. Upon arriving I was impressed with the professional and relaxing atmosphere. I was assigned to Miesha, who I can't say enough great things about! She immediately put my mind at ease with her pleasant demeanor and charming personality. Not only was she great company I GOT THE BEST HAIRCUT I'VE HAD IN YEARS!!! I have baby fine curly hair that is always frizzy, not only did she give me a versatile layered cut I got a great blowout without frizz. She also showed me how to acheive the look at home and explained how to care for my hair. I still can't believe she is a student...she's gonna go very far...GET HER WHILE SHE'S STILL CHEAP!

Pros: scalp massage, professional, cheap

Cons: parking

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After having my hair cut I was very happy with the style and the price. I am coming back for a manacure. I recomend the salon. Just make sure that you are aware of the time inside because they constantly check the meter's.

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After having my hair cut I was very happy with the style and the price. I am coming back for a manacure. I recomend the salon. Just make sure that you are aware of the time inside because they constantly check the meter's.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Parking

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I went to Jean Madeline and was happy with the result. I mostly liked the price. Everyone there seemed to be helpful. I would go there again

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★★★☆☆

I went to Jean Madeline and was happy with the result. I mostly liked the price. Everyone there seemed to be helpful. I would go there again

Pros: friendly

Cons: Parking

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the salon was good and the people were nice. i would come again.

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★★★★☆

the salon was good and the people were nice. i would come again.

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I'am new to the city and signed up on Philadelphia Citysearch website ( a very helpful site I might add). I have never been to a hairdressing school to get my hair cut but after reading about your school and the terrific comments about Mandy I thought "alright what the hey". Last week I got my haircut by Mandy and love,love it and thought she did such a good job on my haircut that I made an app. that day for a color highlight. Well that color highlight app.was today and I love,love my hair. What a terrific tallent she is and I to,will surely be back. Thank You Citysearch.

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★★★★☆

I'am new to the city and signed up on Philadelphia Citysearch website ( a very helpful site I might add). I have never been to a hairdressing school to get my hair cut but after reading about your school and the terrific comments about Mandy I thought "alright what the hey". Last week I got my haircut by Mandy and love,love it and thought she did such a good job on my haircut that I made an app. that day for a color highlight. Well that color highlight app.was today and I love,love my hair. What a terrific tallent she is and I to,will surely be back. Thank You Citysearch.

Cons: none

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I have been a long time client of the school. I have always been pleased with my services- cuts, color, highlights, facials. The students have always been excellent. The staff is helpful and courteous. I will continue to be a loyal client.

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★★★★★

I have been a long time client of the school. I have always been pleased with my services- cuts, color, highlights, facials. The students have always been excellent. The staff is helpful and courteous. I will continue to be a loyal client.

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Went to Jean Madelines on based on the wonderful reviews. Greeted by friendly staff and offered comfort tea, which I would need when told by the manager that Mandy is not here; I can give you someone else. I explained that I had made the appointment two hours ago. She repeated that Mandy was gone. Looking at the clock, (I had arrived early) I suggested that she may have gone to lunch. The manager told me firmly and with some patronizing attitude bordering on arrogance that this is a school and the students are free to come and go. Let me put it this way, it wouldnt be the first time. I explained my hair issues and the wonderful reviews I read about Mandy . She went off to look for a student to help me and returned only to tell me that Mandy was available. Mandy/great and good cut!

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★★★★☆

Went to Jean Madelines on based on the wonderful reviews. Greeted by friendly staff and offered comfort tea, which I would need when told by the manager that Mandy is not here; I can give you someone else. I explained that I had made the appointment two hours ago. She repeated that Mandy was gone. Looking at the clock, (I had arrived early) I suggested that she may have gone to lunch. The manager told me firmly and with some patronizing attitude bordering on arrogance that this is a school and the students are free to come and go. Let me put it this way, it wouldnt be the first time. I explained my hair issues and the wonderful reviews I read about Mandy . She went off to look for a student to help me and returned only to tell me that Mandy was available. Mandy/great and good cut!

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After reading the reveiws on your website and hearing all the buzz about Mandy I decided to give the "best bet" Jean Madeline's a try.Two weeks before she was avalible but made my appointment with Mandy. My hair looks fabulous. She gave me long layers, full top and carmel highlights. Mandy suggested the carmel highlights being my hair is a dull dark brown and I wanted something with not to much of a contrast, I love it! I never had a hair stylist spend so much time on my hair and myself. The price is unbelievably low for center city but the value is in the result of my hair. Now I know what the 'buzz' about Mandy is. I will definitely be back. My tip to her was not enough and my tip to you is "this truly is a best bet", good-bye Pierre and carlos hello Jean madelines!

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★★★★★

After reading the reveiws on your website and hearing all the buzz about Mandy I decided to give the "best bet" Jean Madeline's a try.Two weeks before she was avalible but made my appointment with Mandy. My hair looks fabulous. She gave me long layers, full top and carmel highlights. Mandy suggested the carmel highlights being my hair is a dull dark brown and I wanted something with not to much of a contrast, I love it! I never had a hair stylist spend so much time on my hair and myself. The price is unbelievably low for center city but the value is in the result of my hair. Now I know what the 'buzz' about Mandy is. I will definitely be back. My tip to her was not enough and my tip to you is "this truly is a best bet", good-bye Pierre and carlos hello Jean madelines!

Pros: great value, give you what you wan, much talent

Cons: parking

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I requested Mandy and got an amazing layered haircut! Honestly, however, the vast majority of students seemed to be very professional and highly skilled--especially for being students. However, the girl next to me hated her haircut, but this could happen anywhere, and it still looked fine but wasn't what she wanted. Maybe take a photo of what you have in mind? The teachers supervise a few students each and only seem to intervene when something is going wrong, but then they do everything to make sure you get a great haircut and the student learns. Take at least $3 in change for parking. Since they are students, your haircut will probably take a long time, and the police seem to check the meters constantly. Also, their prices have gone up slightly from what is posted on their website. My haircut was $12--still a great bargain! I will definitely go back!

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★★★★☆

I requested Mandy and got an amazing layered haircut! Honestly, however, the vast majority of students seemed to be very professional and highly skilled--especially for being students. However, the girl next to me hated her haircut, but this could happen anywhere, and it still looked fine but wasn't what she wanted. Maybe take a photo of what you have in mind? The teachers supervise a few students each and only seem to intervene when something is going wrong, but then they do everything to make sure you get a great haircut and the student learns. Take at least $3 in change for parking. Since they are students, your haircut will probably take a long time, and the police seem to check the meters constantly. Also, their prices have gone up slightly from what is posted on their website. My haircut was $12--still a great bargain! I will definitely go back!

Pros: professional, use of Aveda products, great bargain

Cons: slight risk involved, parking meters

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I never wrote a review before, but after reading the comments on your web page I decided to try Jean madelines and also the stylist, Mandy that everybody seems to be buzzing about. I had to wait 2 weeks to get an app. with her, she was unavalible untill then, but thought if she's that good, I'll wait. Well my app. was today and I just got back. Now i know what all the BUZZ is about, I agree also with your reviews that she is wonderful, my hair looks fabulous and what a sweetie. Good-bye pierre and carlos', Hello Jean Madelines MANDY.

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★★★★★

I never wrote a review before, but after reading the comments on your web page I decided to try Jean madelines and also the stylist, Mandy that everybody seems to be buzzing about. I had to wait 2 weeks to get an app. with her, she was unavalible untill then, but thought if she's that good, I'll wait. Well my app. was today and I just got back. Now i know what all the BUZZ is about, I agree also with your reviews that she is wonderful, my hair looks fabulous and what a sweetie. Good-bye pierre and carlos', Hello Jean Madelines MANDY.

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I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I

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★★★★★

I have been attending Jean Madeline (@ Bainbridge) as a cosmo student since Aug. and I couldn't be happier with the education I am receiving. My instructors are inspiring and always push me to do my best work. They give me the confidence I

 

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