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“Hit and miss for service, great quality” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Aveda Institute Minneapolis

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Aveda Institute Minneapolis
400 Central Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612 378 7404
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Ranked #29 of 69 Activities in Minneapolis
Type: Educational Sites, Wellness & Spas
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Owner description: Students offer spa and beauty services at reasonable prices.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Hit and miss for service, great quality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have been to the Aveda Institute a number of times for haircuts, and always have had great results (especially for $16!!). This time, we did a girls' weekend, and three of us got the "Rejuvenation Package"; one got the "Serenity Spa Package". Excellent service, excellent packages - we were very, very happy with those results. We also each had a haircut and one of us had a color scheduled. They add to the cost of the color if you have thick and long hair - this is not the issue as much as the attitude of the stylist when I went to go ask about it. She was really, really rude to me and said if I didn't like it, "go get my instructor and tell him." Well, no. I made her get the instructor and told him about her extremely bad attitude.

In the end, we were all happy with the results, and all but one of the service providers were wonderful. I was reminded that because it is a training facility, part of what they are learning is customer service. Fine - but remember, THIS customer stands up for herself.

Visited May 2012
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Prior Lake
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“cheap but lone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

they take ages but do a great job, pedicures are useless tho.

Visited May 2011
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Great hair at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Used to get my hair done here when I worked downtown Minneapolis. Could work with a student in training and get a great style for a really reasonable price. They get some great training at this Institute.

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Funky and affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Great place to be adventurous with your hair without paying too much. Also, great place to inexpensively get something routine, like waxing. The students work under an instructor's watchful eye, so the only down side is that it might take a little longer than a regular salon. Have gone there for years and have had great experiences.

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Minneapolis
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
“Amazing for the Price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

No matter where else I go I still find I get the best color and haircuts here. I've also tried their manicure/pedicures - which are quite relaxing, and massages are hit and miss depending on who you get. I highly recommend this place. It does take longer for services, but well worth it to have it come out right!

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