I got a great education at this school. Not only were the basics more than adequately covered, but so were some advanced topics not included in the curriculum anywhere else. When I got out into the workforce I found myself leaps ahead of other graduates in experience, knowledge, independence, and confidence. Unlike students I knew at other schools, I passed my state boards with high scores THE FIRST TIME and so did everyone in my graduating class.
The negative reviews are rubbish. I can tell you exactly the type of student that says those things. I saw three of them when I went to school there. It's the one that can't get past high school. They hide in the back when called for clients, then complain when students like the rest of us get all the experience and training. They're too busy getting pregnant in the local park or reading fashion magazines and gossiping in the lunch room to show up to class, study their text book, or complete their paperwork. Then they flop around in their chair, moan loudly, pick fights with other students, and blame the staff when they can't graduate because they can't pass their pre-boards written exams. They can't keep a budget or make responsible payments to save their life. So they blame the staff, drama with other students, or the school when they can't pay their bills.
A career in the Cosmetology industry requires the motivation and solid work ethic of a contractor. If you can't manage that, then you're looking at the wrong career choice. Like with any college or trade school for adults, the instructors are not going to play hide n seek, cops n robbers, or pull you out of bed to give you an education. If that's what you need in order to learn, then maybe you should consider sweatshop work, military, or prostitution instead.