The Truth Behind 7 Skincare Myths

The internet is a wealth of knowledge that can provide a ton of advice to make your life easier. However, there is a lot of information that is either inaccurate or just plain wrong. There is some “advice” that can actually be damaging to your skin and health. With the help of the Student Aestheticians and Licensed Aesthetician Educator Stephanie, we dove into 7 common skincare myths and learned what really works!


THE TRUTH: The purpose of a toner is no to cleanse but to balance the PH of your skin

after cleansing. Ideally, your PH should be between 4.5 and 5.5. When applying toner

use a cotton round, if there is residue or oil, dirt, or makeup you are not properly

cleansing your face or may need to try a new cleanser





THE TRUTH: It is said that all chemical peels visibly peel your face or can even be

felt peeling. There are three levels to peels: superficial, medium to deep, and deep.

The 2nd and 3rd levels are performed by physicians and they are the levels that

do cause visible peeling. The first level, Superficial, however, is the peels that show

no visible peeling. They are customized to address minor skin issues such as discoloration

acne, surface scarring, fine lines and sunspots and is the perfect option for someone who

has never had a peel before.



THE TRUTH: You DO need to moisturize if you have oily skin. Your skin will

produce excess sebum if you do not moisturize because it is making up for

the lack of hydration. A wonderful Moisturizer to try if you have oily skin is

Beyond Hydration by Bioelements.


THE TRUTH: It is said that you should only wear sunscreen when you are

outside. However, you should actually wear a Broad Spectrum SPF

year-round to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. You are being

exposed to these harmful rays in your car or a quick trip to the store. Wearing

SPF is a simple way to slow down the effects of aging on the skin.


THE TRUTH: Your cleanser is too harsh if your skin feels tight. Chances are that

you have taken away the oils and hydration your skin needs. You should

moisturize right after you wash your face. If your skin is still feeling dry, try using

exfoliators with acids, enzymes, scrubs and dry brushes. Lastly, you can use

an overnight hydrating mask to help add moisture to your face.


THE TRUTH: While rubbing alcohol seems like it would be a good choice when

disinfecting a pimple, don’t go reaching for it. Rubbing alcohol can actually make

acne worse because of adverse effects such as drying, flaking or peeling skin,

itchiness, and pain or discomfort. Using rubbing alcohol on the face can irritate

and dry the skin causing more severe breakouts and increasing the longevity of them.


 THE TRUTH: Despite the fact that makeup wipes tend to be commonplace

among people nowadays, the reality is that they are not the best option for those

wanting to take care of their skin. In fact, Makeup wipes do long term damage to

your skin as well as the environment. They destroy the acid mantle on your skin,

which is an important layer that keeps moisture in and junk out.






If you are looking to book an appointment by an Aesthetician please contact our guest services 920.968.0433 ext 124.


{All services are performed by students under the supervision of a licensed professionl}


Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist

What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you always doing someone’s hair color in your head? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school!

The good news is that just about anyone can get into a cosmetology school.

Here’s the scoop on cosmetology school requirements what you need to do to get into cosmetology school, and the classes you’ll need to take to become a salon ready Redken cosmetologist:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D: Cosmetology schools require a basic education to get in and you must have either a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: Cosmetology schools admit people of all ages and backgrounds. However, the state of Wisconsin requires our students to be 18 years of age. It’s the diploma’s or G.E.D.’s that future stylists need to have in order to get into cosmetology. 
  • Basic English skills: All kinds of people enroll in classes, but courses at TSPA are taught in English. The ability to follow along in basic English will help you do well.
  • Pass basic classes: To get your certificate or degree, you’ll take fun courses on haircutting and styling, skin care, make-up application, and more.
  • A passion for the job: If you love to style your friends and help others discover their own beauty, you’ll love your cosmetology courses!

With cosmetology programs available near you and online, you can get started on your new career today! Contact Michaela in admissions. Get started now, book a live or virtual tour. Don’t Forget To Ask About The $15,000 Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships That Can Help You Graduate Debt Free!

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Covid-19 Info

Updated June 1st, 2020:


TSPA Appleton is taking extra steps and precautions to provide a safe environment for all guests, staff, and students. We are sanitizing stations with alcohol-based sanitizer and equipment before, during, and after each client.  We ask that everyone, guests/students and staff always wear a mask to and during their appointment. Upon arrival, we ask that you please wait in your car call 920.968.0433 ext 124 to let the guest services staff know you are here for your appointment. At the doors of The Academy, we will take your temperature, have you fill out a disclosure, and properly sanitize your hands before your stylist brings you to your clean station.

We ask at this time that you come alone and refrain from bringing extra personal possessions into The Academy. We know that while this might be different, we are currently choosing to not use our waiting area in the hopes of being able to eliminate as many germs and contact with other people as we possibly can. All appointment times have been adjusted to allow the students time to properly clean and sanitize between clients.

Please call The Academy if you have been in contact or live with anyone that has any of the following symptoms that are representative of COVID-19: Fever, Shortness of Breath, Dry Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, and Loss of Smell or Taste. We would LOVE to reschedule your appointment. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.


UPDATED MAY 15, 2020:


While The Salon Professional Academy Appleton has been closed and remains closed at this time, we’ve been working to bring you a brand new TSPA experience, powered by technology and designed with the health and safety of our guests, students and team members in mind.

We look forward to providing you with updates about The Academy and Student Salon Training Area’s reopening plans for the upcoming weeks.  We want to share how we can reopen better, safer, and stronger than ever before.

Our New Experience will encourage social distancing and minimize contact, and we’ll continue to closely follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials. As soon as we determine when we can safely welcome you back, we’ll send you an update with details to follow and the next steps.

Thank you so much for your continued patience as we navigate uncharted waters. We look forward to having you all back in the building with us very soon.

Stay safe,




UPDATED April 14, 2020:

Attention Guests- TSPA Appleton has been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. In an attempt to keep our students and clients safe as well as abide by the Safe At Home order, our Studnet Salon Training Area will remain closed until further notice. Please visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram for updates as we will be updating them frequently when we have information.


Dearest TSPA Appleton Students, Parents, Guests, and Staff,

As we’ve monitored the rapidly-changing nature of COVID-19, we have kept the safety and well being of our students, guests, and staff at the forefront of our minds and hearts. We will be following Governor Tony Evers’s order for a ban on the mass gathering of 10 people or more.  Effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 we will be temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram for updates as we will be updating them frequently when we have information.


Fred, Josif and Margaret