The Importance of Job Shadowing

First Step In Becoming A Cosmetologist Or An Esthetician – Job Shadowing

Whether you’re a high school student or in your first years of college, you may be tossing around ideas of what you’d like to do with your future.  What career would you like to pursue? What type of lifestyle would you like to live?  Where would you want to settle down geographically and call home?  If you’re someone who is wavering on what type of career to choose or even someone who is pretty certain that you have it all figured out, you may want to set up some job shadowing experiences to make sure that you’re aware of what your “dream job” entails.

Job shadowing is the opportunity to observe others performing their daily routine in their environment.  It allows you to explore specific careers and to get a realistic picture of the tasks performed for that job.  This will allow you to make an informed decision about your career of choice!

The benefits and importance of job shadowing at The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton:

  • The ability to ask questions like these: What made you choose The Salon Professional Academy? What made you choose this career?  If you could go back, would you change anything?  What is your favorite and least favorite thing about this career?  Do you have advice that may help to make my experience go more smoothly?
  • Hands-on experience:  When job shadowing at TSPA-Appleton, not only are you able to observe how tasks are completed on the salon area and experience what classroom learning is like, but you will also get some hands-on experience yourself.  This is certainly beneficial to inspire or deter you from pursuing this career path further.
  • Scholarship possibilities: There are foundations out there, for example, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation,  that offer scholarships for students seeking Cosmetology, Aesthetics, Makeup and Nail Artistry fields.  They offer scholarships to help offset the cost of your tuition.  Persons applying for these scholarships must go through the application process and if selected as a finalist, and will need to be enrolled in the program for that scholarship.  Job shadowing in that particular field can help show scholarship providers that you are serious about a career in that field.
  • Networking: Job shadowing is a great way to meet people in the profession that you are seeking.  In the future, you may be able to use those people to answer questions for you or have them write letters of recommendation on your behalf. While shadowing, you will also meet other students that can answer questions for you.

Job shadowing can be done through out the entire year, however summer is a great time to set up job shadowing opportunities. Enlist the help of your parents to make arrangements, suggestions, or to contact us on your behalf.  Set up job shadowing well in advance and, if possible, observe someone  for more than one day to get a better grasp of their day-to-day tasks.

Job shadowing is an invaluable experience that will help you narrow down your career choice and link your classroom experiences with work requirements.

If you are interested in setting up a job shadow here at The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton, please CALL Admissions at 920-944-2758, TEXT 920-931-0090 or EMAIL admissions@tspaappleton.com. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

 

Prom Doesn’t Have to Break The Bank

How to Enjoy Prom on a Budget

Prom can be such a fun part of high school. Finding a date, finding the perfect dress or suit, getting ready with your friends, and most importantly…the dance! Making the night memorable shouldn’t be too difficult. However, doing it all on a budget can be. That’s were we, The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Appleton, have put together a guide on how to enjoy prom without breaking the bank!

Getting Ready

The preparation before prom can be the most expensive part. Do not fret, we have tips and tricks on how to experience prom from the very beginning without spending too much.

Hair and Makeup

woman getting makeup done for prom There are a couple of ways you can look like a million bucks without spending it. Go to a local cosmetology school for your hair, makeup, and nails! Book with TSPA Appleton today so we can help you look amazing for your amazing night!

In fact, if you schedule your appointment in our student salon training area you can take advantage of our amazing prices. A special occasion hairstyle service starts at just $27 and makeup starts at just $10! We can help you create the perfect updo for prom, with braids, curls and so much romance your heart might burst. Add in our beautifully applied makeup and this is sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Schedule your appointment today and get ready to wow them all!

Finding a Dress or Tuxedo

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Looking your best is a very important part of prom. You can look your best and still stay on your budget!

  • Borrow a dress or a suit from a friend or a relative. Chances are you’re not the first person to attend a prom.
  • Rent a dress or suit. No need to buy an expensive dress that you most likely will only wear once. But if you insist, we recommend Edith’s Bridal in the Fox River Mall!
  • Buy a vintage dress. Visit your local thrift store or check out consignment shops! You might find the perfect dress that is unique and even better, cheap! We love Tiffany’s Bridal and Consignment!
  • Make your own dress or suit. Wearing something that you made will not only save you money but will be so satisfying when everyone is gushing over your look. Take a risk, you may just love it!

Transportation

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Renting a limo can be too expensive. It doesn’t matter what gets you to the party, the only thing that matters is that you get there.

  • Have a family member or a friend be your chauffeur! Make it fun and have them dress up as well.
  • Ride with friends with whatever car you can take! When you’re with your friends, any situation can be fun and special.
  • Look around your community. See if your local activity center has a bus you can borrow. Dress it up and arrive in style.

Enjoy Yourself!

No matter how much money you do or don’t spend, the most important thing to do is to have fun! Prom can be a very special part of high school. Make it a positive experience for you and your friends! We love being able to be apart of the excitement of prom. Book an appointment with us today! From all of us here at The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton, we hope you have a magical prom!

All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

A Special Gift For Your Valentine

Make Her Valentine’s Day EXTRA Great!

Does she really want flowers and chocolates again this year? Give the gift of pampering this Valentine’s Day at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton. Purchase this special manicure/pedicure package for just $37 and receive an OPI polish to take home with you! This special package price runs 2/1/18-2/17/18.

Not sure what to get her? Don’t fret! Receive a free $10 promo card with the purchase of a $50 gift card! Let her choose how she would like to be pampered! Promo card expires 3/31/18.

Hurry, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year! Questions? Call us at 920-968-0433.

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about a rewarding career in Cosmetology or Aesthetics, please contact our Admissions team by calling 920-944-2758 or text 920-931-0090. If you prefer email, send to admissions@tspaappleton.com. Scholarships and Financial Aid are also available for those who qualify.

 

 

 

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!

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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Together We Can TRIM HUNGER

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The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton Declares a WAR ON HUNGER!

Trim Hunger is dedicated to wiping out hunger in America and won’t stop until every food bank and pantry, every public school lunch program, and every community outreach effort has enough food to go around.

In 2014, Josif Wittnik of Appleton, Wi., was introduced to frightening and saddening statistics regarding the number of people in his own community, including many children, who were going without food each day. Motivated by this daily tragedy in his hometown, Josif, the co-owner of The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton (TSPA) and Salon CTI and Day Spa, leveraged their reach and the caring hearts of the other salon owners, staff, and students to sponsor fundraisers.

Please join us for Trim Hunger on Sunday, October 2nd from 9am-4pm. Stylists from Salons all over the area will be donating their time and talent to cut hair and paint orange nails for this event. The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI. All proceeds of this event will go towards our community food needs.

To make an appointment, please call 920-968-0433. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton offers Cosmetology, Aesthetics and MUD Makeup Programs. Be sure to also like The Salon Professional Academy and Trim Hunger on Facebook!