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Free Creative Haircut at the Vidal Sasson Academy (or £3 for classic haircut) London

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Free "creative" haircut at the Vidal Sasson Academy (or £3 for classic haircut, men or women) Call up to make an appointment and bring the voucher. The Sassoon Academy is a hairdressing school in L… Read More
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4m, 2w agoFound 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Free "creative" haircut at the Vidal Sasson Academy
(or £3 for classic haircut, men or women)

Call up to make an appointment and bring the voucher.

The Sassoon Academy is a hairdressing school in London's Mayfair (they're moving to Westminster in June 2017), they usually charge £12 for a haircut by the trainee hairdressers (or £5 if you're a student), but they're currently having a promotion - FREE for a "creative" haircut, and £3 for a "classic" haircut.

A "classic" haircut is just your typical haircut - you let the trainee stylist know how you'd like your hair to look. Go for the "creative" haircut if you want a statement look which your stylist (usually on an advanced cutting course) will propose.

I used to frequent the Sassoon academy as a uni student, and still go back for a haircut now and then when I have a spare afternoon. I've always had good experiences with the stylists and teachers, but of course it's riskier having a trainee cut your hair (even if there is a teacher on hand to fix it) and it does take a large chunk of time, so if you are going then be prepared to dedicate around 3 hours. Totally worth it in my opinion though - a level 1 Sassoon haircut will set you back around £70, and because there's always a teacher around checking their work the students are generally quite diligent and careful. I've had some of the best haircuts in my life here!

The Sassoon academy is in London only, if you're not in London look out for community colleges near you which run hairdressing courses - they usually have a good prices on haircuts.
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8 Likes #1
So that's where Boris Johnson gets his hair done ;)
10 Likes #2
http://www.photoshoppix.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10002/haircut.jpg
#3
So do I book online or just walk in on whichever day?
#4
splender
http://www.photoshoppix.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10002/haircut.jpg

LOL love it.
#5
Thank you.

Toni and Guy Training School did this in the 1980s. It was an experience and my hair always looked fantastic. They did have an upper age limit. So now I would be considered too old.
2 Likes #6
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
#7
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"?


Keep voting UKIP and you'll start seeing this question on HotUKDeals more often.
1 Like #8
gameofthrones121
So do I book online or just walk in on whichever day?

You'll need to call up and make an appointment. Download the free or £3 promotion thing and bring it along too - click on one of the 3 pictures to get it sent to your email.
#9
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.

The academy's students and clientele are international, just like London. Call up and ask the receptionist if the students have been trained to care for your hair type.

Edited By: chrispycarrot on Feb 08, 2017 16:01: More detail
#10
Not sure I get it. Is the creative for ladies only? Right next to it there is Men haircut for £3.
Would be great if it could work on a Saturday, but most likely won't take appointments in high turnaround days
2 Likes #11
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
" Is this a white people thing " No and if i would have put is this a black people thing god help me one rule & all that oO
1 Like #12
waterloo
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
" Is this a white people thing " No and if i would have put is this a black people thing god help me one rule & all that oO

You just did.
#13
not bad for who has some time ..
8 Likes #14
waterloo
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
" Is this a white people thing " No and if i would have put is this a black people thing god help me one rule & all that oO

As a white person, I don't see anything wrong with that question. Black hair is very different to style and can take longer, so it's not surprising they asked.
1 Like #15
In additional to this, it's worth asking at your own salons (whenever they may be) for the cost of trainees. At my salon, I pay £25 for half head highlights and cuts are free with the trainee. It's all supervised by senior staff and the job is fantastic and saves me around £70 per visit.
#16
waterloo
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
" Is this a white people thing " No and if i would have put is this a black people thing god help me one rule & all that oO

Not even close to being the same thing!!! Black people don't have a wel documented history of oppression and exclusion.

Also not just a white people thing I have a mass of scary spice curls and I've had my hair done there loads of time. Just be warned that they will work with your hair texture so dont expect to have a blow dry and cut.
#17
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
Wouldn't have thought so, my god daughter did a hairdressing course and was always on the lookout for all different types and ages of models.
#18
kara1987
waterloo
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
" Is this a white people thing " No and if i would have put is this a black people thing god help me one rule & all that oO
As a white person, I don't see anything wrong with that question. Black hair is very different to style and can take longer, so it's not surprising they asked.

Exactly!.

And like the original commenter said from the beginning, had it not been for the Company's hair model 'preferences' upon their own web site etc, then such notable comment's wouldn't have seen the need to be given the time of day in the first place ...

Or am I mistaken?.

(Cause and effect, and all that ..... )
#19
cazz53
Thank you.
Toni and Guy Training School did this in the 1980s. It was an experience and my hair always looked fantastic. They did have an upper age limit. So now I would be considered too old.
I went to the Academy about 15 years ago when I was a student, they didn't appear to have an age limit back then as a lady who looked in her 70's was frequently there (I kept going back because they wanted me on their books as a hair model for advertising and they paid me) I have no idea if the rules have changed since then, maybe phone and ask them first? Can't see why they would though- everyone of every age seems on trend now and unless hair stops growing after the age you were told, I can't understand why they'd put a limit on the age range especially if they are advertising for models- this normally means they don't have enough people signing up.

I will say though; you need to allow *a lot* of time for this (unless the method has changed). They never finished my hair within a few hours (3 or 4 was a good day) and if you found yourself being used as an example by the teacher, it would take even longer (though your hair would be more likely to look better IME!) They like to take their time because precision seems to be everything and it can feel really tedious and frustratingly slow, so if you are not OK with this, maybe try a regular salon looking for hair models.

Also; if you were set on a specific style, it might not happen. In my experience the opening question to anyone was always "are you open to change?" which really just meant, are you precious about your hair because if you are this is not the place for you. They used to have some very bizarre cuts back when I was going there, all very experimental and great if you have the confidence to pull it all off. On the plus side they will explain and describe what they are going to try to cut, but if you are not sure you are "open to change", and unless the rules on cuts has changed, you will probably save yourself a lot of time and energy by not signing up.
#20
Thank you for your response.
banned#21
http://www.photoshoppix.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10002/haircut.jpg
It is funny

Edited By: landayan888 on Feb 08, 2017 08:11
#22
Problem with these haircuts is that it takes 2 hours
1 Like #23
splender
http://www.photoshoppix.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10002/haircut.jpg

Wrong company, that's Vidal Baboon. Sounds similar but different target market.
banned 1 Like #24
haha nice find op
#25
apparently they have a requirement for hair length for male models. Called and got refused :(
#26
spiritfighter
apparently they have a requirement for hair length for male models. Called and got refused :(
should be long...medium ?
#27
chrispycarrot
gameofthrones121
So do I book online or just walk in on whichever day?
You'll need to call up and make an appointment. Download the free or £3 promotion thing and bring it along too - click on one of the 3 pictures to get it sent to your email.
Thank you!
4 Likes #28
kara1987
waterloo
Jays8
Is this a "white people thing"? I'm interested but I don't want to get screwed, the reason I ask is because all their models on their site are all white people. Would be nice to see some non-white examples and what they can do with different types of hair.
" Is this a white people thing " No and if i would have put is this a black people thing god help me one rule & all that oO
As a white person, I don't see anything wrong with that question. Black hair is very different to style and can take longer, so it's not surprising they asked.

As white people we aren't allowed to be offended by anything even if it's offensive.

Quite the opposite when it's the other way round. Certain people go out their way to pretend to be offended.

MOWO awards anyone?
#29
went there once eons ago when still had enough hair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18c_02ay4Yo

brook st
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3qqIcikIME
#30
splender
http://www.photoshoppix.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/10002/haircut.jpg
Made my day LOL
#31
cold as its just in "london town"
#32
Voted hot. Used to do this all the time when I was young and living in London. Good to know it's still available for when I might go up for the Theatre or something.
After the total faff and precious snowflake attitude having colour done at the local college I wouldn't trust them to cut my hair. Sassoons however is still a benchmark for quality cut.
1 Like #33
janz70
cold as its just in "london town"

Where else would it be? London is the only place in the UK 8)
#34
Very tempting! I don't mind a radical cut but would not be happy looking like an idiot/ mental patient afterwards.
Does anyone know if you do have a say when you get the "creative cut"?

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