Loyal client Diane Doran has been coming to Branford Academy faithfully for the past year and a half. “They do really great work here, so why would you pay more?” says the Guilford resident. I was paying $25 for just a blow-dry at my old salon, plus a 20% tip. Here, that same blow-dry is just $10 plus tip. I can take myself out to a nice lunch with the money I save!”
“I’ll admit that initially I was a little bit nervous about letting a student work on my hair” says Diane. Her initial visit turned into a weekly self-care ritual. “I realized that a supervisor checks every single step of every service that the students perform. Hair color is checked and re-checked before it’s even applied.”
Branford Academy employs only licensed hairdressers, so every teacher has a wealth of experience in the industry. Students are trained and monitored through cuts, hair color and any other service that a client requests. Head of School Diana Leonardi sets high standards for her students and ensures that the school maintains it’s Salon Atmosphere.
“I’ve told all of my friends that this is a friendly salon where you can pay less and still have the high quality services you’d expect from any other salon” says Doran.
Student Justin has been doing color re-touch, haircuts and blow-dry’s for Diane, and they’ve developed a warm relationship over the past months. “I think he’s going to be very successful. He’s super conscientious and takes his time. It’s obvious that he cares about pleasing his client and he has a wonderful personality!”