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$ 55
Jan 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Facial at a local spa  more... close row
$ 70
Jun 2007
Sacramento, CA
60 minute vitamin C facial  more... close row
$ 199
Feb 2008
Scottsdale, AZ
All day luxury spa amenities with facial and massage  more... close row
$ 11
Mar 2008
Columbus, Ohio
Inexpensive facial at cosmetology school  more... close row
$ 90
Feb 2008
Chicago, Illinois
60 minute aromatherapy facial  more... close row
$ 150
May 2007
Reno, NV
Facial for fragile skin  more... close row
$ 35
Aug 2007
Alameda, CA
Express Facial accidental upgrade  more... close row
$ 12
Aug 2006
Concord, CA
Facial at a Beauty School  more... close row

Description of service

I got a facial at a beauty school. Because it is all students performing the services, the prices are very low, and the quality varies depending on which student you get and how much experience he or she has had.

The facial including cleansing, toning, and moisturizing, with no extractions. It took about 45 minutes and was $12. You are not allowed to give tips to the cosmetology students, so $12 was all I paid!

Review of Service

I went with a friend as kind of a "girls' day" thing for our birthdays. The receptionist was friendly and nice, although neither of our students seemed to have many people skills or a desire to be there. Maybe they were just tired. They seemed to have a lot going on there.

My student didn't really talk to me or explain what she was doing at all, but what she did felt great and relaxing. I was glad that they didn't do extractions. (Extractions are where they basically pick the blackheads out of your pores). They said they didn't do them because of the varying levels of experience among the students, but I always feel that extractions are sort of invasive and creepy anyway, so I am glad that they don't do them! The thought of a student doing that is not a great one for me.

I did like the facial - I am not sure it had any long lasting effects on my skin but it was very relaxing and felt nice.


Beauty schools are great - especially for things that are non-permanent. Hair color and eyebrow waxing can be kind of dangerous if you get someone new who doesn't know what she is doing, but it's hard to cause lasting damage with a facial. And it's so cheap at beauty schools!

As with any service like this, tell the practitioner if you are uncomfortable at any time.

$ 120
Apr 2008
Overpriced but wonderful experience  more... close row
$ 250
Sep 2007
Ft. Washington, MD
Skin pampering led to pimples  more... close row
$ 45
Apr 2013
melbourne, australia
cleansing,massage,toning and mask  more... close row