In addition to providing training to future hairstylists, beauty schools collect enough hair on an annual basis to donate the collection to bird-nest academies. Help train aspiring sparrows, robins, and mastodon eagles with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of salon or spa services at Kohler Academy in North Scottsdale.
Kohler Academy provides quality education for hairstylists and skin therapists on the rise, with a student salon and spa that offers instructor-supervised services at tip-free, competitive rates. The academy uses Bumble and bumble, Dermalogica, Creative Nail Design, bareMinerals, and Joico products, pampering clients like baby kangaroos swathed inside their mother's Gucci purse. Salon services include skull-bramble reshaping in the form of haircuts ($15–$20) and single-palette color ($30–$45), to name just a few. The spa menu offers the tonal transformation of airbrush tanning (full body, $27 per session), facials ($40), and waxing ($10–$50) to clear bodily gardens of unwanted weed growth. Standard manicures cost $15, while pedicures are $20 a pop (nail art and French manicures and pedicures are available for an additional fee). Each cosmetology student at Kohler has more than three hundred hours of education beneath his or her headband before performing services on the public and contestants in the Indiana State Fair prize-pumpkin contest. Kohler Academy offers extended hours to accommodate most schedules.
Prices for select services vary depending on the amount of hair and level of student experience.
As of May 9, 2011, Kohler Academy no longer offers manicures or pedicures.
Kohler Academy receives a four-star average from more than 30 Yelpers:
- I went to Kohler for the first time last night and spent the whole time wondering why I hadn't heard about it sooner. This place is a gem and a total boon to anyone that's looking for amazing deals. – Megan L., Yelp, 7/23/10
- All I can say about this place is that it is AMAZING! What a beautiful facility with such class and luxury! – chelsea k., Yelp, 7/20/10