Cosmetology Schools Are NOT All The Same

If you have been looking into Cosmetology programs, touring schools, and taking the first steps toward earning your cosmetology license, this fact has become glaringly clear.

While the basics of every program are the same, decided by the state through regulatory agencies, there are subtle differences in each program that may have a hand in determining what type of career path you follow after graduation, as well as the skill level you attain.

Learning as much as you can about each program is vital in your school choice.
Schedule a tour to learn more, and in the meantime get excited with some of the highlights of our Cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Appleton.

Cosmetology Training For The Creative Soul

Creativity is deeply rooted in you. It has been since the moment you first picked up a pair of shears and gave your doll that much needed cut. It looked so chic, and you knew you had found your passion.

At The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton, we seek to foster that passionate innovation with hands-on training that utilizes modern curriculum and products. We give your imagination room to soar, all under the instruction of our certified educators.

Training For More Than a Haircut

Delving deeper, our training focuses on today’s styles and techniques without sacrificing the necessary business management training. Challenging your skills with new and original techniques, we strive to build a whole student, prepared to sit for the state board, and ready for a long-term career in the industry.

A Diverse Family

Located in a family-centered shopping district full of stores and restaurants, TSPA Appleton serves a very vast community.  Appleton is the largest of and most diverse of the Fox Cities. Downtown Appleton is clean, attractive, active and livable- sits right at the lake, with livable city neighborhoods spreading east and northeast until reaching farmland outside the city. Welcoming a community diverse in ages, ethnicity, and lifestyles through our doors, we are a home for career changers, single mothers, newly graduated seniors, and everything in between.

Cosmetology is career of passion, and that passion translates into the family and culture we have built here, a tradition that shines from the first day, to when our students sit for the state boards. With an 86% Licensure rate, that commitment to our students shines through.

Our Feature Rich Education

TSPA Appleton is a certified Redken Diamond Academy. This certification gives our instructors an advanced training and you a greater opportunity to learn the latest in Redken products and training techniques sooner than most. We combine this excellent training base with monthly one-on-one coaching sessions that can give you an ample opportunity to excel with hands-on practice from your personal coach.

Utilizing a business management training that works with current trends and media to help build your brand and online presence, we integrate A NEW iPad® (included in your student kit), mobile devices, and social media in our curriculum. Preparing you for learning and your future career is our focus. Preparing you for today’s tech-based workspace with placement counseling and real world training is our passion.

All of this in depth training and attention soars in our beautiful facility that boasts modern features in a salon like atmosphere that can give our students the opportunity to fine-tune their skills in a premium environment.

A New Future Is Waiting

At TSPA Appleton, our goal is for your long-term success in the Cosmetology industry.  It’s our passion.  Let your creativity find a home where passions rule and your dreams can become a reality.

Have a question? Are you ready to begin? Contact our admissions department to learn more and begin the steps towards your own beautiful future.

 

Eyelash Extensions Coming Soon!

Elan Lashes will be offered at TSPA soon 

Have you ever dreamt of waking up with Bambi lashes but without that ring of leftover mascara dangling a foot under your eye? We have your solution! Elan Eyelash Extensions are a dream come true.

E’lan Lashes are nationally recognized for providing the highest quality professional products and training available in today’s competitive market. The curriculum is published in the Milady’s Standard Aesthetics Advanced textbook, a global leader in educational resources for the Cosmetology industry for over 80 years.

TSPA-Appleton is working hard to make sure our students are trained and certified to provide you with the lashes of your dreams! Like us on Facebook  and Follow us on Instagram to see when these are available at an introductory price. You don’t want to miss this!

 

If you would like more information on the Cosmetology or Aesthetics programs at The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton, contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or email us here.

 

Brazilian Blowout NOW AVAILABLE!

Get your Brazilian Blowout for just $99!!

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT IS THE ONLY SMOOTHING TREATMENT THAT CAN BE CUSTOMIZED to keep curl and lose frizz, or to achieve a sleek and straight result. Known for significantly reducing drying and styling time for up to 12 weeks, a major benefit of this treatment is that it is finished at the salon with no “down” time. This means you can leave the salon and immediately wash your hair, exercise, put it in a stylish pony tail or clip without having to wait days to do so.

If you’ve always wanted to keep your curls while having the freedom to sport smooth strands whenever you please, a Brazilian Blowout is a dream come true! Certified stylists around the world love the amino acid enriched smoothing solution, combined with specific techniques, can be customized to remove frizz and impart high wattage shine while keeping curls and waves in tact. So whether its ringlets one day, or you want sleek strands the next, your hair will be radiant, frizz-free and healthier from root to tip no matter what style you choose.  Our certified student stylists customize your Brazilian Blowout treatment just the way you want it, right now just $99!

Contact us at 920-968-0433 to book your Brazilian Blowout! The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at www.tspaappleton.com. We offer both Cosmetology and Aesthetics programs.

 

 

 

 

4 Easy Back To School Hairstyles

Can you believe it? September is here and we hope to ease the transition from summer to school with these 4 Back To School Hairstyles that all you girls could easily pull together. These hairstyles put a little twist to your usual hair up or down for the first week (and all the other weeks!) of school.

Let’s get started!

#1 Loose Beach Waves

1. Section your hair into two ponytails.

2. Start taking small sections of your ponytail and curl your hair with a curling wand.

3. Once all of your hair has been curled, take your ponytails out and give it a brush.

4. Add some Redken Quick Tease texturizing spray and backcomb your hair for more volume.

5. OPTIONAL– Add your favorite hair accessory!

 

#2 The French Braid

1. Take some hair at the top and separate it into three equal sections left, middle and right.

2. Take the left section, cross it over the middle one and combine it with the right section.

3. Take the right section, cross it over the middle and combine it with the left section.

4. And again, take the left section and cross it over the middle one, combining it with the right section. And you’ve mastered the technique! It may seem a tad confusing at first but with lots of practice, you’ll become a French braiding guru. Add more hair from the right, cross it over the middle. Add more hair from the left, cross it over the middle – so easy!! Continue this pattern all the way down.

A helpful tip would be to get a mirror to check the back from time to time.

5. Once you reach the nape of your neck, bring your hair to one side and finish off with a three strand braid.

6. OPTIONAL – Take a small piece of hair from the tail of your french braid and wrap it around your hair tie to create a clean look, secure with a bobby pin behind the ponytail.

 

#3 The Dutch Braid Ponytail

1. Separate your hair to create a part.

2. Start creating a French Dutch braid down the side of your head towards the back, and tie with a small elastic.

3. Pull all your hair, including the braid, into a low ponytail in the back.

4. Take the piece of hair within the ponytail, and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to cover your hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.

5. Don’t worry if pieces around your face are falling out – it adds to the effortless look!

And ta da!

 

#4 Dutch + French Braid Combo

1. Gather the top area of your hair and create a Dutch braid with it.

2. Gather a smaller bunch of hair on the left side of the Dutch braid you’ve just created and braid a French braid.

3. Repeat Step two on the right side of your Dutch braid.

VOILA! That’s all you need to do! How simple is that?

Do you have a passion for hair and would like to learn more about becoming a professional stylist? Our Admissions team is available and happy to assist with any questions you may have. Contact us HERE.

Financial Aid and Scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaappleton.com.

The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914.

2017 Diamond Academy Winner

 

 

Redken Diamond Academy Awarded To TSPA Appleton Beauty School – 4X Winner!

 The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton is excited to announce we have won the 2017 Redken Diamond Academy Award for the 4th year in a row!  This represents a year long effort of accurate, timely reporting, consistent marketing, faithful brand management, frequent website updates, salon area training and performance, and staff development. Our Cosmetology and Aesthetics programs are designed to train students for much more than passing the state boards. We develop the entire salon professional with great technical ability, business & marketing training, and the guest handling skills that are in high demand by top salons and spas.

 

Thank you to all of our dedicated students, staff and guests! Without you all, this prestigious award would not be possible.

Enroll now and find your place in our fun and friendly environment that is focused on the student experience and student success! For more information and to schedule a tour, call Admissions at 920-968-0434, TEXT 920-931-0090 or email Tara at admissions@tspaappleton.com. 

 

Bioelements World Class School 2017

TSPA-Appleton Awarded Bioelements World Class Aesthetics School in 2017!

WC-SCHOOL_seal_BLACK-2017The Salon Professional Academy is committed to using Biolelements skin care products throughout all aspects of both our Aesthetics and Cosmetology programs, including our curriculum and salon/spa area. We teach the latest techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin. We’re proud to be a Bioelements Partner School offering a curriculum infused with the latest technical training from the industry leader in skincare.

With that being said, we are so excited to announce that The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton has been awarded as a Bioelements World Class School! As a World Class School we qualify for the best benefits Bioelements has to offer — all year long! Check out the Bioelements Blog HERE to find out if you are following the right skin care routine at home. You may be surprised at what you find out!

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Do you have a passion for skin care? Would like to know more about our Aesthetics program and how you can enroll?  Contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or text 920-931-0090.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaappleton.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017 Career Fair

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Making Connections at The Salon Professional Academy Career Fair

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The Salon Professional Academy further exemplified their continuous efforts in helping their students in their future careers in the beauty industry. The Salon Professional Academy offers their students the opportunity to meet with many industry leading companies all in one day. Students who participated were recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates in Cosmetology and Aesthetics. Companies that participated in the career fair were in search of quality talent that typically graduate from The Salon Professional Academy; participating companies included JCP Salon, Salon CTI, Salon Di Amici, The Barbershop, Regis Salon in the Fox River Mall, Newstyle Salon, Great Clips, Pavana Salon & Spa, Indira Salon & Spa, Smart Style, Cost Cutters, Ulta Beauty, Mastercuts, and Supercuts.

The Salon Professional Academy offers a $1000 Salon Referral Scholarship! If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about how to receive $1000 off tuition, ask your stylist or contact Tara in Admissions at 920-968-0434. Clickherefor the $1,000 Salon Referral Scholarship Application. 

Thank you to all of the salons for taking the time to attend the Career Fair and make connections with our students, staff and alumni!

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Beauty School Information You Need To Know

There’s so much information when it comes to applying for beauty school. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know it all at once! When you try to cover everything all at once, applying for school can feel really overwhelming. However, there are a few pieces of beauty school information that will get you started on the right track.Model Call Ad

 

YOU CAN APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Did you know that you can get scholarships, grants and loans for beauty school just like a four year university? If you fill out a FAFSA, you could be eligible for grants and loans through the federal government. Also, several beauty companies and organizations offer scholarships for students interested in cosmetology. The American Association of Cosmetology Grants & Scholarships has lots of amazing scholarships listed on their website. Check them out!

THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY IS GROWING

A lot of parents wonder if this industry will be right for their child. Can you really make a living as a cosmetologist? Of course you can! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.” As far as salary goes, cosmetologists have the flexibility to make it what they want. The better you work, the more you earn. It’s as simple as that.

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If you want to start your career as soon as possible, Cosmetology is the way to go. In just about a year, you’ll graduate and be on your way towards a creative and rewarding career. If you’re interested in skincare, waxing and makeup, you can earn your Aesthetics degree in just 30 weeks. You’ll have a job you love in no time.

 

Ready to learn even more about beauty school? Set up a tour! We would love to answer any questions you might have. You can also visit our Instagram and Facebook to see what it’s like to be a student at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Questions, please ask! Call us at 920-968-0434 or text 920-931-0090. Our Admissions Team is always happy to help!

What is Cosmetology?

 Defining Cosmetology & What You Can Do with Your Cosmetology Career

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What does a cosmetologist do? Being a cosmetologist goes beyond just cutting hair in a salon setting. As a cosmetologist, you always have to be on the cutting edge of trends and techniques. Licensed cosmetologists are well versed in their training. Their training covers all beauty aspects, client management, environment safety, and maintenance. In order to be truly successful, you also need to have the skills to accomplish nail and aesthetics services. Because cosmetologists work in so many different fields, you have to be exceptional in your management skills while also making each client feel like a star.

 

WHAT IS COSMETOLOGY?

So what is cosmetology? Cosmetology can be defined as “the professional skill or practice of beautifying the face, hair, and skin.” As you can see, cosmetology covers more than just hair. As a cosmetologist, you are also well trained in skincare, nails, and makeup. A cosmetologist can have many duties including:black-blue-candice-accola-color-Favim.com-2840027

  • Styling hair
  • Make-up design
  • Product developer
  • Salon owner
  • Private beauty consultant and much more

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY COSMETOLOGY LICENSE?

As a professional cosmetologist, the opportunities are limitless. With fashion and style accounting for so much in so many industries, cosmetologists are always in high demand. This gives any person with a great eye for style and personality the chance to enhance their lives. Just imagine, you can travel the world working with high-end product developers or be the hair and makeup stylist on the next blockbuster film! Here are some career paths cosmetologists have taken:

  • Salon Owner / Salon Consultant – Be your own boss or consult other salon owners how to be more successful.
  • Platform Artists – Take center stage with your big personality as a stylist & brand expert at beauty shows, educate stylists on new techniques…
  • Fashion Stylist – Be the stylist behind the scenes of runways and have your work be seen around the world
  • Educator Trainer – train future Cosmetologists at beauty schools
  • Celebrity Stylist – Prep anyone from new’s anchors to big TV or movie personalities for their in the ‘spotlight’ moments.

In order to start a career in cosmetology, you need the proper training. There are several requirements to become a professional cosmetologist, including passing the State Board exam. In order to prepare yourself for the exam, taking the proper courses offered at a beauty school is the best solution. Your training should enhance your creativity and give you a professional skill set. Some of the best cosmetologists are the ones that can blend their creativity into the beauty industry. If they can express their passion for fashion within the hairstyles, techniques and more they are able to produce.

So now that we’ve answered what cosmetology is, how do you get started? Find out how to become a cosmetologist. Check out our website to learn more! Do you have questions about TSPA cosmetology programs and how we can help you achieve your goals? Email or call Admissions at 920-968-0434 or text 920-931-0090.

Career Fair Scheduled for June 5th

CAREER FAIR Monday, June 5th.

Connect with local hiring salons.TSPA Appleton Cosmetology Career Fair

Appleton – Monday, June 5th, between 12:30pm – 1:30 pm At TSPA Appleton.

If you are considering a career in the beauty industry or a near graduate, The Salon Professional Academy Career Fair is a great event for you! This is your chance to meet and interview the local spas & salons who are looking to adopt fresh talent, like you. On Monday, June 5th,  between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, come see who is going to be the best fit for your career. Maybe you would like to come to get some interviewing experience…maybe both.

Bring your questions, digital portfolios resumes, and get ready to show off your expertise! Don’t have your portfolio perfected yet? Don’t sweat it. Come for the experience. Our Career Fairs are all held quarterly throughout the year and have been a vital part of our student’s placement after graduation. And the best part, it’s free!

If you are a current or graduate of TSPA Appleton, or a salon looking to add to your creative family, you don’t want to miss this event. RSVP here or if you have questions, call Admissions at 920-968-0434. See you at the fair!