389 State St, Binghamton, NY | Directions 1390142.107771 -75.908008
I am writing this review on behalf of potential students to validate the education offered at my school. Each student writes an essay before enrolling as to why my school maybe their choice. I also ask that each potential student please visit the other local schools BOCES and Ridley before making a decision to ensure they chose the school that fits their educational needs and schedule.
Mission statement: I, AnnMarie DiOrio built this cosmetology school in 2002 to educate eager cosmetology students whom I understand have an opinion as to how a beauty school should be conducted. My view and goal is to educate / train each student not only on how to pass their state board written and skill exams but to ensure fundamental real world services to help enable a graduate student to stand behind a chair as a junior stylist to allow them to become a productive taxpaying citizen within a career that they have chosen for themselves.
A small class room setting allows each student the much needed one-on-one training along with self effort to prepare them for this career.
As a teacher the role is much like a parent we want essential teaching and goals as well as instilling good work ethics.
An adult student enrolls at a school and has agreed to the school’s regulations that have been fully explained during orientation. Thereafter, a teacher must valid the rules daily as needed to ensure a structured educational environment for each student to follow in order to allocate successful completion within the 1000 clock hour fundamental cosmetology course which takes 8 months to complete by complying to the listed below.
Attendance, Motivation, Harmony, Accepting and Abiding to the Policies and Procedures as follows:
Good Attendance… is showing up to class everyday on time wearing a simple affordable / Dress code…. Must be clean: sneakers, blue jeans (no holes), shirt or a sweater (no gym like, T shirts or sweat shirts) with Hair and if you wear Make-up done before the start of class, along with wearing the black jacket that comes in the student kit along with proper / Conduct… cell phones off during class, come to school rested, taking the allot break time and have a willingness to learn the / Assignments… note taking, lesson plan foot notes, completing homework assignments, reading a chapter weekly, study for weekly written exams, taking an on line exams which the school provides to help each student to pass their state like exam along with / Hands on skill… A student kit with a value of $2,000 is sold to each student with no mark up @ a cost of only $800, which includes 13 manikins heads along with many other needed tools for training along with most of the needed supplies for their state skill exam which also helps provide tools for / Employment… A graduate student will receive necessary lesson plans to assist each student with their own inner ability to seek out and obtain employment for a successful career.
Each student graduates with structured education after their enrollment.
I would like to thank those of you who have read this and I welcome students who recognize that a school is no different than a place of employment, must show up every day on time, work hard, follow the rules and value the people who are there to facilitate and over see everyone’s safety.
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Ann Maries Beauty school is a great place to get a hair cut they are reasonably priced and the people that cut you're hair are the nicest people. They do a great job on your hair and they make sure everything they do is the best they can.
HORRIBLE - CONSTANTLY SUED BY STUDENTS – I am also a former student of Ann Marie's so I know first-hand how much she rigs these reviews by giving incentives to her STUDENTS for writing them. She did not teach us anything valuable during our time there and instead would complain about how the school didn't have any business, which she told us we could change by writing these bogus reviews. DO NOT BE FOOLED by them. They are written either by Anne Marie or her students, not actual customers -- which is why so many of them attack the negative reviews. Ann Marie is a very greedy and manipulative teacher. She doesn't care about the professional advancement of her students and offers little to no career development or placement. I had a really hard time finding a job after finishing the course because every salon I went to told me I didn't know how to cut hair, which is odd because I was one of her "best" students. When I finally found a place that would hire me, I HAD TO LEARN EVERYTHING OVER AGAIN.
Simply put, Anne Marie doesn't have the skills to be teaching anyone. She is constantly getting sued by students -- the judge ruled against Ann Marie in at least two cases. She gets by with a manipulative personality that comes off as charming even though she is most concerned with getting people's money. Spend more time with her and you will know that she is a very, very mean and angry person. I always felt bad for the customers coming in because they were getting their hair cut by very inexperienced and poorly trained people. So many times I saw customers' hair get ruined --- which was somehow covered up or styled over. Anne Marie told us to lie to clients and tell them their hair looked nice even if we messed up. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Spend the few extra dollars and go somewhere that's not a complete waste of money.
Great Experience – Very satisfied!! The facility is beautiful. Ann Marie's hard work has paid off. Def NOT out dated as someone else stated. Her hands on work with her students is amazing. I had a pedicure and a perm done by her student. The perm was a "down the road idea" but the student was willing to take the time to make it happen in the same visit. Couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you Ann Marie and Meagan for a great visit. I'll be returning and referring for sure
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