There is a lot of hidden information lurking between the lines of reviews. It's best to take a piece of paper and a pen and record your perceptions regarding reviews and then you can tally them up to get a really good idea of how good or bad a beauty really is. If you only casually read reviews without recording them, you are often times left with only the perceptions of the last couple of reviews that you read. If you do this from several web sites it is easy to see why the MetrOasis Advanced Training Center is the best beauty school and the best esthetician school in Alaska.
Reviews are important!
There are two ways to discover which school is the best beauty school in Alaska. You can discover this for yourself by experiencing the training at a school, but if you choose wrong, you've already invested your money and your time. No turning back! Or, you can find out about other people's experiences at the beauty schools in Alaska, for free, and then make your decision. This is a no-brainer! Find out which school is the best and THEN make your decision. Don't forget that only one person leaves a review for about every 400 salon services provided, so reviews are pretty rare, and remember that reviews are left because of emotion. Most people don't leave reviews, but those who do are usually really, really happy, or really, really unhappy about their experiences. Read them carefully because you can find out a lot about the philosophies, quality, training, customer service and ethics of each school just by reading reviews. Then, when you think you've got a pretty good idea, visit each of the schools and see how YOUR experiences match up with the reviews that you've read.
Don't forget that research is the single best way to find out which beauty school is TRULY the best beauty school in Alaska.
There are a lot of deceptive statements produced either in person or on web sites about what different beauty schools in Alaska will do for you in their hairdressing and esthetician programs. Check out these claims BEFORE you sign up! You must perform at least 40 machine facials in any esthetician program. SEE THE MACHINE! Is there just one machine for the entire school? Do you get a machine in your student kit? How many hair colors will you do in school? The students at MetrOasis get nearly double what their program requires. This provides you with experience. Students at some schools struggle just to get half of the required colors! How many different haircuts will you learn? Some schools just do bubble cut after bubble cut or clipper cut after clipper cut. That's not training! Are the people at the school rude when you ask them questions? Remember this is them on their BEST behavior! Things will get worse!
"Sigel - It was so wonderful to meet YOU yesterday. No, I do not mind that you took a peek at my site or at my tags. Thank you for your input there, and also the time you spent with me yesterday. I do love the folks I paid to teach me, but I can honestly say you spent more valuable time with me in one hour than I received the entire time I was in esthetics training (at a competing school). I could never tell you how grateful I am that you took the time that you did. It was obvious from the time I called and spoke to Sue to set up the appointment, to the time I walked out the door, you two are truly passionate about what you do. There is a huge place in my heart for people as dedicated and in love with their work as the both of you are. I am so thankful to have met you. P.S. You are also damn funny and I appreciate you letting me pick your brain:)" A.W. (From a graduate of the other esthetician program in town
"I have had the best year of my adult life at MetrOasis! I am a mother of 4 and just wanted a professional career for myself and my family. I wanted my choice of school to be a good investment. I chose very well! I have just graduated from the school with outstanding knowledge of cosmetology. This school is only for you if you are looking to learn all you can from hands on training and the 2 instructors that know so much and has training in just about all areas of cosmetology and esthetics. They want you to succeed and encourages you everyday in that path. I worked one on one with the BEST clients EVER! We were put on the floor when we were ready and I loved the self pace atmosphere I was in. It is the same for the esthetics program as well. I looked forward to school everday, wondering what new technique I was going to learn. So much more then reading out of the text books. When I visited other schools in the city, they felt cold, plain white hospital feeling and the people were not friendly at all. When I walked in to MetrOasis I had a chance to sit down with Sue and Sigel over coffee from the cafe' next door and talk about the school and ask all the questions I wanted. These are the things that Sigel and Sue teach... Customer service, LSCPA the kind you will not get at the other schools. We write notes down on all our customers after ALL services are done so we can stay on top of our clients needs. I love my school and I couldn't imagine any other place I would want to be at more than MetrOasis. A crazy city get a way!" Dusty, hairdresser & esthetician graduate.