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A costly lesson at for-profit training schools

As graduates leave for-profit trade schools with plenty of debt but not enough skills to get hired, attorneys general are taking a closer look

MARSTONS MILLS — Framed and faded magazine clips hang at the entrance of Lenny Holtzman’s salon here, a tribute to his role in Massachusetts history styling both Caroline Kennedy’s and Maria Shriver’s hair on their wedding days.

But Holtzman, the self-described “hairstylist to the Kennedys,” said the beauty school industry has a problem. Too many young hairstylists applying at his salon have too few skills and are not qualified for a job — despite spending thousands of dollars at beauty schools.

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