Depending on the type of school, around here the higher end ones are Douglas J schools by Aveda. Now going this route, you might want to check with Aveda or even your state for funding. I now Aveda can help provide some funding for salons, not sure about schools, though. I would also suggest you talk with some salons, maybe they would want in on a school.
Well when we started building our salon, we had to sign the lease BEFORE we signed on the loan. Well the decision kind of screwed us, because the bank at the last minute decided our business was a bit risky and reduced the amount they promised us by 20K. We were heart broken and thought all was lost. Ah, but that simply wasnt true, it became our challenge, and we`ve suceeded without it so far. Think of this as a challenge, a test, a right of passage, it helped us through some really tough weeks thinking this way.