Here we go!
It was my first time trying out a salon school. In this case, the Aveda Institute here in Orlando. It was superawesome. I'm very happy with the cut, I got a free massage (!!), all the products they use are all-natural and chem-free AND. AND. It only cost me $15-- including the tip!!! You cannot beat that. The woman who did it was veeery
slow careful and the master teacher makes her rounds periodically checking up on the students and making corrections when necessary, so I wasn't even worried about how it might turn out to have a student cut my hair.
The woman told me, as she cut my hair, that the salon school cuts are really the best you can get since there are at least two people watching to be sure it turns out right--- and I believe her now! Especially because my bangs turned out exACTly how I like them, which (as those of you with bangs know) can be tricky.
The school itself was just a cool place to see, too. It's an enormous building with row upon row of stations and people buzzing all around doing various yummy-smelling things to other people in the chairs-- even at 8:30 in the morning there were at least 25-30 clients already there. It was hopping! I loved it and can hardly wait to go back. A pedicure is in my very near future also, especially since a 60 minute session is only $17!! Aaack! Yet another reason (besides Disney) for all y'all to come visit me ASAP!
P.S. J thinks it's too short and is officially in mourning over my lost locks, but I really like how the shorter cut makes me look like I actually have cheekbones! Despite the seven-months-pregnant-puffiness. Also, I should mention that in these photos, the part of the back that you can see looks a little "chopped-off", but it doesn't in person. Must be the way I combed it, or something... not sure...