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.
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.
BEAUTY SCHOOL TAKES JUST ABOUT A YEAR
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!
Defining Cosmetology & What You Can Do with Your Cosmetology Career
WHAT IS A COSMETOLOGIST?
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:
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.
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!
If 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.
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.”
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!
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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 now offers MUD Beauty Essentials Makeup Course!
TSPA Appleton is excited to share that we have partnered withMake-Up Designory (MUD)to offer an advanced makeup class called Beauty Essentials! It is an introduction to beauty make-up techniques through 84 hours of instruction and practice and includes a MUD makeup course kit. The Beauty Essentials coursework prepares you to use the techniques required in today’s industry. Completion of the program qualifies students forMUD Beauty Essentials certification. This means you have the opportunity to take some of the advanced specialty coursesMUDoffers after graduation.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, contact Admissions here or call 920-968-0434.
The Salon Professional Academy – Appleton student wins Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship!
Congratulations to The Salon Professional Academy student Tehya M. who was the recipient of the Vidal Sassoon, Beauty Changes Lives Basic Scholarship. Tehya is pursuing a career in the professional beauty industry right out of high school. Tehya created a video submission to apply for the scholarship explaining why she aspires to become a professional even with having to overcome the challenges of having Asperger’s.
Beauty Changes Lives along with Modern Salon announced Tehya as a winner on May 27th, 2016. The Vidal Sassoon Beauty Changes Lives Basic Scholarship provides the winners with half of their tuition paid, up to $10,000. Check out Tehya’s video submission below!
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