Getting services from students is always risky because they are learning.They teach their students very well. If you want perfect don't be cheap. Go to a 5 star overpriced salon. If you want to help students to learn so they can become perfect then go to the Academy of Hair design. I have been a customer and a student so I can give a review from both sides. Purple hair is a one in 100,000 chance. I have never had a problem with my hair or nails. I have had services from students who were days away from graduation and from students who were nearly new. I've never had purple, green, or any other color of hair other than the color I wanted. Give them a chance. The teachers are really top notch!!!