Expect that your service by students will take longer than at the Gene Juarez salons and that an instructor will probably go back over a haircut or closely monitor your service to make it perfect. You can also expect good results. I have the choice of going to regular salons for a $125.00 full foil hair color. I choose to go to Gene Juarez Beauty School (for almost half the price) because the quality control process will not allow bad outcomes. After experiencing ridiculously high prices for mediocre to shoddy service in high end salons, I prefer the Gene Juarez Beauty School. Sure, the decor is bargain basement. The enthusiasm and dedication of the students and instructors more than compensates for the simple setting. The smart consumer will discover and cultivate (this means encourage and tip them well!) the best and brightest students and ask for them by name. The school posts the names and photos of the top performers and achievers in the lobby. I've never had a bad experience there. I recommend this beauty school to anyone who is on a budget or anyone who prefers "quality control" as the means to quality service.