Career and tech schools offer budget-friendly salon services


Pamper yourself for less and help students gain valuable real world experience as they earn their cosmetology license at full-service high school campus salons that are open to the public.

Cosmetology clinics at area career and technology schools offer salon services such as haircuts, color, facials and pedicure/manicures at rock bottom pricing.

Lenape Tech Cosmetology Clinic in Ford City has been styling and coiffing the public since 1965.

“Our students are gaining real world experience,” says Lenape Cosmetology instructor Gara Atherton. All aspects of the salon are student driven, from the front desk duties to the sweeping of the floor.

Students must fulfill 1,250 hours of training during the three-year course before taking their boards for a Pennsylvania Cosmetology license.

The affordable prices keep the customers coming back to Lenape’s salon, which operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays. An up-style costs $15. A pedicure? Only $8. Craving highlights? A mere $23.