My 12 year old daughter had a hair cut yesterday and she loved the experience. She appreciated that the stylists were young and friendly and she enjoyed the spa-like treatment from beginning to end (the hot towel on her face, moisturizer, conditioning treatment for her hair, cut and styling, and a little makeup). I was nervous at first, having students cutting her hair, but they were all very professional and knowledgeable. Even though it took a while (about 2-1/2 hours) she said she would absolutely come back again if she could. I am very pleased with how her hair turned out and I'm thinking of bringing her back for a balayage treatment for her birthday. I have tried everything from cutting hair myself to $$$$$$ salons, both for myself and my kids and this experience was one of the best we've had out of all those options, especially given the price. I highly recommend Brown Aveda Institute.