I must say, for a student facility, they ROCK.
I will never go anywhere else for a hair color or cut again. And it's not just the super reasonable prices that make me rave about the Aveda Institute. It's the attention to detail, the communication skills of the staff & the meticulous & thorough job that they do!
I think that because the staff is all students, and their grades are depending on how good they do, the services are perfect! I have never been dissapointed with their color, and have found it richly hued, leaving my hair saturated, plump & glossy.
The cuts are always perfect, adding style & movement and precisely matched to my hair's texture.
The wait is long, once you get there (expect to be there at least 3-4 hours), and the facilities aren't spa quality or upscale. It is a school, and you have to remember that when you sit next to a plastic mannequin head with perm rollers in it. But if you are picky about getting what you ask for and receiving knowledgable input, check out the Aveda Institute.
Oh, did I mention the prices are fabulous too? About $40 for full color services, and only $12 for a cut.