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.

 

Gill-Tech Students Transfer To TSPA

TSPA Welcomes Gill-Tech Transfer Students After Cosmetology School Closed

The beauty industry in Appleton, Wisconsin said it’s ‘goodbyes‘ to Gill-Tech Academy of Hair Design, located at 230 S. McCarthy Rd. in Grand Chute at the end of September as the Owner, Sheryl Bruemmer has decided to retire. The school operated for more than 33 years and graduated thousands of students into beauty and wellness professions.  Prior to her closing the school, Sheryl reached out to The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton to see if we could assist her current students to finish their cosmetology and aesthetics programs. We were proud and honored to help with this transition.

For questions regarding enrolling at The Salon Professional Academy, contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com

Beauty School Open House

Explore Your Potential

Whether You Are Beginning To Explore Beauty School Campuses, Or Discovering How To Bring The Beauty Industry Within Reach; The Salon Professional Academy Cordially Invites You And Friends To Attend Our Open House from 10am to noon or  5:00 to 7:00 pm. Tuesday, August 15th.

We have graduated more than 40 students in the two years since we opened. Graduates of the one-year program graduate salon ready as Redken Salon Professionals and become licensed, TSPA Appleton_Open_HouseCosmetologists or Hairstylists. Our expert faculty are beauty industry professionals who had once been in the same shoes as you so please, feel free to ask the questions you need answers to. Most of our students also leave with additional skills in MUD Makeup Artistry and Waxing. Salon owners are also welcomed to come experience our higher level of education, engage with current students and see examples of their work being modeled. The open house will display models showcasing student work, as well as tours, door prizes, and refreshments for event go’ers. Be sure to ask about our Redken scholarships for cosmetology students. Come learn if being part of the world’s largest creative community is right for you!

Come ask all of your questions, get a great tour of the campus and enjoy all that TSPA has to offer! If you can’t wait, please reach out to our incredible admissions team and get what you need today! Call or text 920-931-0090 or email 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Financial Aid Guide For Beauty Schools

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Student FASFA Guide For Applying To Beauty Schools That Offer Financial Aid.

The application process for financial aid can be exciting, intimidating and confusing all at the same time. That’s why we have created an informational financial aid guide for beauty schools that demystifies what financial aid is, who qualifies, student aid types & options, when, where and how to get started. You will find informational videos and links to important sites that are core to your qualification process and success.

WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID? Financial aid is money to help pay for postsecondary education or career school. Aid can come from the U.S. Federal Government, the state you live in, the school you want to attend (The Salon Professional Academy Scholarships) or private organizations. The office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to qualified students who need help paying for school. Financial Student Aid might be your best option.

WHO CAN APPLY? No matter your age, race, even if your parents are undocumented immigrants, you can and should apply for financial aid by filling out a Free Application for Student Federal Aid(FASFA).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID I CAN APPLY FOR? There are many federal financial aid types and options to consider:

  • Grants: Grants are often need-based. If you qualify, you typically won’t have to repay the money but there are certain scenarios that may require that a portion or all of the grant funds be repaid(example, if you withdraw from school before finishing an enrollment period such as a semester). You may still need additional help. Learn more about grant types.
  • Work-study job: another great option to help pay for school if you qualify. Undergraduates qualify to earn minimum wage. You won’t have to pay this back.
  • Student Loans: While student loans help cover the cost of college tuition and fees, it also can be used to pay for room and board, books, and supplies. After all,  grants, work-study job or scholarships can be a huge help but these forms of aid may not help cover the full cost of school. Getting a loan is a big decision, you will be required to repay these once you are out of school. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding how much to borrow: 
    • Don’t Settle – Make sure the school is the right fit for you both educationally and financially.
    • Location – the amount of money you need can be dependent on where your school is located. In-state schools require less funding.
    • Future income – Student loan payments should only be a small portion of your future salary. The amount of your loan will affect your future finances.

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION? In order to receive federal student aid, the institution that you are applying to has to be an accredited school. Accreditation is important because it is a measure of whether a career school or college either meets or exceeds the standards of quality. One of the first steps a student should take is to verify if the school is recognized by a certified accrediting agency. Some of the benefits for you are:

  • Students must attend an accredited institution to apply for federal grants or loans.
  • Helps employers determine whether a graduate is qualified. It is important for employers to know if applicants received a degree or certification from accredited schools or programs.
  • Assists institutions in determining if credits are transferable in the event you need to transfer to another school.

AREN’T ALL BEAUTY SCHOOLS ACCREDITED? No. Accreditation is a voluntary step an institution chooses to take or not. Not all educational institutions want to endure the rigorous self and independent evaluation of the quality of the education they produce.  

HOW SOON CAN I START APPLYING FOR FASFA?  Once you establish your FSA ID, you can apply for financial aid at any time. It takes about 30 minutes to apply and you will be able to know your status right away. Matter of fact, you can begin applying even if you have not filled out an apply now form for our academy. The FASFA application process is pretty simple. We have outlined key links for application pages, videos that show how-tos and other important information about the application process.

WATCH VIDEO: Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Are you ready to get started?

Our guide will make your application for student aid easier. We have included quick overviews of some of the processes and video links that complement the information provided in this guide.

FIRST STEP IN APPLYING FOR FASFA:

CREATE YOUR FSA ID – your electronic passport to federal student aidFinancial Aid Guide For Beauty School Students

WHEN? Get an FSA ID as soon as possible. Before you fill out your FASFA application, you will be required to enter an FSA ID. This is your first step to begin the financial aid process. Create your FSA ID here with step by step instructions. If it is determined that you are a dependent, share this quick video link with your parents to help them understand the process and participation required from them.

WHY? This is your first step in being able to apply for student financial aid. An FSA ID establishes your username and password and is your electronic passport to federal student aid online that lets you access US department of education websites: FASFA.gov or studentloans.gov to start your application.

WHO? You and your parent(s), if you’re a dependent student, MUST set up your FSA ID.  If you are unsure whether you’ll need to provide parental information on the form? How do you find out your dependency status? You will be asked numerous question to determine if you are a dependent or independent student. This is important because:

  • If you are a dependent, then you will need to include your parent’s financial information on your FASFA(Free Application for Student Federal Aid). This means your parent’s financial information will be considered along with your information to determine eligibility for federal student aid.
  •  Independents generally are qualified by the following statuses: a graduate student, on active duty military member, Veteran, Married or 24 or older, you are most likely an independent.
  • There are special circumstances like living with your grandparents and so forth and your FASFA form will provide you feedback on your dependency status.

WATCH VIDEO: FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status

WHAT information will you need to get started?

  • Social Security number – You must have one in order to get an FSA ID.
  • ID or Drivers License
  • W2 form(s) or tax returns from the previous earning year.
  • Be prepared to answer 3 groups of questions:
    • Personal – name address & marital status
    • Financial – income
    • Parental – if applicable or required

WATCH VIDEO:  How to create your FSA ID

APPLY FOR FASFA – APPLICATION

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Watch the video below for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application. Remember, the FASFA is a FREE application for student federal aid. You never have to pay for applying!

WATCH VIDEO: How To Fill Out The FASFA

WATCH VIDEO:  Start the FASFA Application

Information you will need to get started:

  •  FSA ID
  • The school code for TSPA Appleton is #041382
  • Be prepared to answer 3 groups of questions:
    • Personal – name address & marital status
    • Financial – income
    • Parental – if applicable or required

I FILLED OUT MY FASFA NOW WHAT? The great thing about filling out the FASFA online is that you can check it’s processing status a few days later. You will be provided a Student Aid Report (SAR) which is a summary of all the information you provided on the FASFA. Once you have filled out the FASFA form for student aid, you will receive an award letter from our financial aid officer and from each school, you listed on your FASFA application. This letter will explain the federal and non-federal financial aid that a school is offering you. You will be sent an award letter from our financial aid officer and if you have any questions about it, contact us immediately.

 WATCH VIDEO: After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

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For more information about how you can get started in a beauty career at The Salon Professional Academy, visit our website here or contact Admissions at 920-968-0434. You can also text 920-931-0090 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com. 

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SPARK 2/23/17

Get your SPARK on!

 

Copy of Electro House Flyer TemplateIf you are like most high school students in Wisconsin at the end of February, you have cabin fever! The winter STILL isn’t over and you need something to do right? We have a solution for you and your friends.

Join us on Thursday, February 23rd from 6pm-9pm for SPARK at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, where you can pick 2 services for only $20! That’s less than just 1 service in most salons. You will also have the opportunity to learn while you getting pampered. Maybe you need to know what color makeup is best for your eye color or skin tone? Maybe you want to have a consultation for a makeover? Maybe no matter what you do, you just can’t figure out how to do that style you saw on YouTube? Our Cosmetology students are ready to teach you!

SPARK will be held monthly. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay posted with new dates for these events.

Questions, feel free to contact us at 920-968-0433 or email admissions here.

Address: 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914

2016 Modern Salon Award

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TSPA-Appleton wins Modern Salon Excellence in Education Award

The purpose of the MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program  is to help the professional beauty school community gather, share and celebrate examples of great salon education experiences and beauty career development happening across the country.

In 2016, the crop of cosmetology schools entering the program brought plenty of benchmarks, measurable results and innovation into their application process. “School pride and powerful results were very evident this year,” says MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove. “We are so impressed with the variety of top schools in the U.S. that entered MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education 2016 program. We have chosen a select few that we believe show leadership and best practices that other schools can use to learn and grow.”

Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category and grouped according to school size or whether or not they entered as a multi-unit school or single location. Two top honorees are recognized in each category—one individual school location and a multi-location school organization—and were announced Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the AACS Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

“On behalf of the entire professional beauty industry, we express gratitude that there are so many professional cosmetology schools continuing to do amazing and valuable work to shape the future of beauty,” said MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss. “The purpose of Excellence in Education is to make sure more of these great schools get the attention they deserve.”

We are honored to be chosen as the MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program winner!  Congratulations to our team here at TSPA-Appleton and everyone in the community that has helped us make Trim Hunger such a huge success!

To see a list of all of the top honorees, please click here.

For more information on how you can become a future professional, visit our website, contact Admissions or call 920-968-0434.

 

 

 

Fall Career Fair 2016

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Making Connections at TSPA’s Fall Career Fair

On November 7th, The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton hosted a Fall Career Fair. It was an amazing turnout, with 24 salons and spas in attendance. Not only do we want to help students become successful Cosmetologists and Aestheticians, but we go even farther than honing our students’ skills. We provide opportunities for students to meet Salon and Spa owners and managers before graduation, so when they are ready to apply for jobs, they already have a career network.

Check out the pictures at the bottom of this blog from this amazing day. Thank you all so much for being a part of this and making it such a success!

If you would like more information about our programs and start dates, click here.

Roots Salon

Studio R

Great Clips

Heads of Time

The Barbershop

Cost Cutters

Lotus Salon

Shear America

Newstyle Salon

Savoye Salon & Spa

Fresh Salon

Supercuts

Great Clips

Ulta Salon

Smart Style Salon

Regis Salon (Fox River Mall)

Mastercuts

Mane Attraction Salon & Day Spa

Salon Elan

K Sera Salon

JC Penny Salons

Spa Ben Mar Nicos

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Fall Career Fair at TSPA-Appleton

 

Don’t Miss Out On A Chance To Come See If The Salon Professional Academy Is Your Style!fall-career-fair

Are you currently looking to add some new talent to your salon family, opening a new salon or maybe ready for a change and looking to move salons? Then this event is for you! The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton has a 95% placement rate. The majority of our students are hired before graduation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet in person! Please join us on Monday, November 7th from 12:00-1:00 for our Fall Career Fair. Make connections with salon owners, managers, and other stylists!

For more information about this event or to RSVP, please call Tara at 920-968-0434 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com