Posted: Sep 5, 2013 10:04 AM by MTN News
GREAT FALLS - Dahl's College of Beauty in downtown Great Falls announced - via a sign posted on its door - that it has closed.
The sign on the door reads:
"Dahl's College would like to thank all of its patrons for their support for the past 40 years. We are closed as of August 22, 2013. Sincerely, the Staff, Student and Owners"
In August 2012, the school was hit with a lawsuit by more than a dozen former students, claiming that they lost thousands of dollars in tuition fees and were subjected to "inappropriate" salon procedures.
The reason for the closure is not yet known; we will update you when we learn more.
(August 17, 2012) Dahl's College of Beauty in Great Falls is at the center of a lawsuit involving more than a dozen former students.
The suit claims that students lost thousands of dollars in tuition fees and were subjected to inappropriate salon procedures.
Ultimately, most of the plaintiffs claim they were expelled for filing complaints.
In all, 17 plaintiffs are listed in the suit against the cosmetology school; 15 of them were once students; one was employed as the director of the facility, and the other as the director of financial aid.
The student plaintiffs claim they were sexually harassed by their instructor; the suit says she required students to wax and trim her pubic hair with supplies that were later used for customer haircuts.
They say that behavior was in addition to routine sexual remarks and being taught by unqualified, lazy instructors.
The plaintiffs who were once employees claim they were fired without good cause.
The defendants listed in the suit are owners Douglas and Barbara Daughenbaugh, reportedly of Corvallis, and registered agent Philip Belangie of Missoula.