Tacoma, WA
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Reviews 19 total reviews with an average rating of 1.5

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1 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Artist access, I used it to study for my boards

1 Recent Alumnus

Career Services: There are no post grad services, I was called in for an exit interview & all it was was signing papers saying I know I have loans I need to pay back, she doesn't want any kind of feedback because she knows the school is trash

1 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: She keeps your disbursements in her acct collecting interest only to give u $500 about every 3 months Because she makes u sign a paper saying she can

1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: GO HERE AS A LAST RESORT

1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Ms T & Ms J amazing, Ms. D painting her nails, playing cookie jam, or in the alley with her boyfriend

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: BJ is all about the $$$, she doesn't care about your education

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: Everything is out of date & broken, or you don't have it all. when u ask how to do something you're told.to read your book & find out

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Go here as a last resort, BJ is a $$$ grubbing WASP type that prays on the poor, she cares nothing of the quality of education or the tools it takes to succeed (cuz then she'd have to spend $$$). The facilities are dirty, you are provided with broken/out of date/ sometimes nothing at all to service clients. If I were a client I'd turn around & walk right back out it's so dirty & unprofessional. Ms. T is amazing, Ms. D refused to check a hair cut of mine because she was painting her nails, real talk, that's the kind of.place BJs is. That being said I graduated on time, I had to prepare myself for state boards because again, Ms D is painting her nails.or.playing cookie jam. I did get my license on the first try but I do feel I was robbed of a real education. ONLY GO HERE IF U HAVE NO OTHER OPTIONS, avoid sister schools like cascade as well, put this greedy "Christian" woman out of business

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I was told about many things a cosmetologist doesn't do, mostly regarding manicures, only to find out that I am licensed tto do them but BJ doesn't want to buy the equipment so they tell students "you don't do that, don't worry about it"

1 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: Bj's Beauty and barber college destroyed my dreams of ever becoming a stylist . They are VERY discriminative. Slander. Lies.the jealousy from the instructors was crazy? I have less then 300 hours to go and they kicked me out while i was on maternity leave and still have yet to let me come back and finish or even give a reason? Im lost and broken due to this so called Beauty School... I also have a learning disability that was made fun of on many occasions. I need to sue but just don't know where to start

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: It sucks because I was an esthetician student and estos are generally quiet and cosmotology students are generally loud. it made it hard at times.

1 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Cosmetology student made it hard to go to school here. very loud and such.

1 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: Sucks. The owner isn't very faithful it took a number of phone calls to recieve my money and I got it very late.

3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: It is ok but again the staff aren't fit and aren't helpfull most times.

2 College Freshman

Campus Resources: School isn't as great as people think it is. Some staff aren't fit for their jobs.

4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school works really well with each student so they can succeed.

1 College Senior

Overall Experience: BJ's Beauty & Barber College – Beware!!! BJ will only take your money and then hold your hours over your head until you cave in and pay her more money than what you had originally agreed to. If you make her angry, she will screw with your hours also. Go to another school if you know what's good for you. Plus, this school charges outrageous prices and has no support.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: Less Favoritism – While attending this college, I have found that the instructors and even the owner of the college have a problem with favoritism. Students are not all treated equally by the staff. While frustrating, it does not pose such a terrible threat to the excellent basic cosmetology education that you receive here.

1 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: bj's beauty college: a racist rip-off – bj's is staffed by lazy illiterate bigoted teachers who don't even try to teach most of their students anything. the teachers tend to play favorites. the school is a hostile environment, and the head of the school lies about the failure rate for state board and just about everything else. BJ's functions as a sleezy diploma mill, once you pay your money, they have no interest in teaching you. often, there are no qualified teachers on the floor, which is a state board violation. there is open drug dealing on the 'campus' and most of the students have just been released from jail. I wasted my money attending this school, save yours: go to a real city to learn like seattle and go to a real school, not 'ghetto u'. BJ's daughter runs the sister school and she is even more mean spirited and corrupt than her mother. the school is bigoted,racially, and also is highly genderphobic and homophobic. There are frequent altercations at the tacoma school due to the racially polarized climate the management and staff foster. do yourself a favor, give this one a pass, don't be cheated the way I was.


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