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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Tips For Taking Online Beauty School Classes

Wish we could be on campus with our ARTIST’s but instead, we’re bringing campus to you! 🏫➡️💻.

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) just launched temporary distance-learning or temporary online learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Just like it is for you, it is new to us as well. We are all a little stressed and adapting to our new world as quickly as possible. To make your transition into the beauty world smooth, here are our top 3 tips to help you launch your online classes –

Tips For Online Learning:

  1.  Manage your time. Set up a view of your daily & weekly schedule by first mapping out a calendar of all of the assignment and activity due dates along with work and family commitments. It’s okay to be selfish, block off time each week to get classwork done. Online classes tend to have a weekly flow and include discussion boards that require student participation. Plan to be a part of the conversation.
  2. Be a good participant. Good discussions are thoughtful, your best resources to help you bring good discussion starters can be from peer conversations, headlines, lecture and course materials. Great responses go beyond agreeing with your peers. Build on the discussion with your own ideas and experiences. 
  3. Build your social community. Share contact information with your peers to connect on homework assignments and for social support. Be a part of  TSPA’s Facebook pages for enrolled students to get the best information fast and easy access to peer conversations on campus and homework topics. Your campus is here to support you every step of the way. Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Be kind to yourself. We are all in uncharted territory right now but we all have each other’s support even if it’s temporarily from a distance right now. 

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Michaela in admissions is just a call (920-944-2758), email or text(920-931-0090) away from your future.

 

DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: Is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!

Why?

The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That’s why the job outlook for cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists, and make-up artists is better than any other field right now. The need is so great that you can start working and earning as soon as you complete a short trade school certificate in cosmetology!

How can you cash in on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions counselors to find out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school. Programs are short and affordable, and available in all areas of cosmetology.

An affordable trade school certificate can put you on the road to work in no time. If you want a career path with a stable financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology program! Start School From Your Home – Online learning has begun. Book your virtual tour with Michaela: 920-944-2758 Admissions Text: 920-931-0090

 

Demand Grows For Trade Schools

FREE Halloween Makeup Spook-tacular Demo’s

Up your Halloween makeup game Tuesday, October 8th between 5pm & 7pm

🕷 Whether you’re going trick or treating or crashing the dopest parties on Halloween, our FREE Demos are going to help you scoop up the big prizes and leave the apple dunking tank to the amateurs!  🦇 Watch & Learn some of the coolest & scariest concepts come to life 😈 Bring Your BFF’s👻 Have questions about how you can achieve a look? Bring them all – no matter how batty they are!

Join Us Tuesday, October 8th between 5pm & 7pm

RSVP bytexting SPOOKTACULAR now to reserve your spot! 920-931-0090

Cosmetology School Tuition Cost

How can you tell how much cosmetology school will really cost?

Cosmetology school tuition may seem expensive. In reality,  it’s often more affordable than you think. The costs depend on which campus you’ll be attending, what beauty program you enroll into, if you’ll be applying for scholarships and how much financial aid you’ll receive. 

What other expenses will I have?

Aside from tuition and fees, students have to pay for their own kits and supplies. You’ll also have to cover living expenses, such as transportation costs. For things like personal expenses, colleges will say your personal expenses should be 100 dollars a month, and that’s what they put in when they’re figuring financial aid. But you may know that you’re actually spending 75 dollars a month, or 300 dollars a month. So you have to say, okay, my lifestyle is going to depend on me spending 300 dollars a month, so, therefore, my cost of college — if I want to continue that lifestyle — is going to be higher than what the average is, or lower. 

What will Cosmetology school really cost me?

Probably less than you think. The best way to figure out what our cosmetology school may really cost you is to find out your estimated net price. This is usually far lower than the published price. Your net price for a college is the published price of tuition and fees minus your gift aid and education tax benefits. Gift aid includes grants (up to $9,100) and scholarships but not loans. When you consider net price instead of sticker price, you may realize that you can afford a college you thought was out of your financial reach. Whether you’re paying for the whole thing or you’re on financial aid — you should talk  to Jess in the financial aid office about what the real-life experience is for the different things that you think you’re going to want to do when you’re in school. Learn about financial aid and how it can work for you. Come to our Affordability workshop Sept 26th 5pm – 7pm. 

Is attending cosmetology school really worth it?

Graduating cosmetology or beauty school has many benefits. For instance, people who graduate from technical colleges earn on average $200,000 more, in a lifetime, than those who did not choose education beyond high school. A TSPA cosmetology graduate will have multi-cultural skill-sets beyond cutting and coloring hair. Our graduates will know how to earn extra income by prescribing and selling products,  provide express facials and nail care services

TSPA Cut-A-Thon, Silent Auction & Food Drive

Hunger Is Shear Madness

Join Us October 21st Between 9-3pm For Our Cut-A-thon ✂, Food Drive & Silent Auction!

Help Us Make 2018’s Trim Hunger’s Cut-A-Thon, Silent Auction & Food Drive Event the BEST one yet, at TSPA! We are so proud of our stylists, students, educators and local businesses who are giving locally to help pull this year’s event be like no other! ✂✂✂

The silent auction has something for everyone, NO Doubt! Preview the items up for auction the week before cut-a-thon

Get Your Thumbies Painted By These Ladies

We have a lot of hungry mouths to feed this winter and there are endless ways in which you can participate…this years event offers the opportunity to give in many ways:

  • $20 haircuts & Mani’s (no chemical services avail)
  • 35 Silent Auction items from local Sponsors (Preview items at TSPA)
  • GRAND RAFFLE Prizes,
  • $1 Thumbies painted by Miss Fondulac & Miss Harbor Cities with Trim Hunger Orange sponsored by ESSIE
  • Bring canned & boxed goods.
  • SHARE CONTEST this event to enter into a SPECIAL SHARES CONTEST – the person who gets the most shares from sharing this post will be automatically into our GRAND RAFFLE for a chance to win! (go to our fb page and share the event on your fb page)
Please join us to help us raise $$$$ for this years fight against hunger in our area. Check out our AMAZING silent auction items and $20 haircuts & Mani’s (no chemical services avail) this day so make sure you stop in and participate!

Trim Hunger TSPA Appleton Sponsors:

Badger Sports Park donated 4 GIFT CARDS valued at $52 each for your family, friends or loved ones to have a ball – for birthday parties, groups or solo visits.  Covering 5.3 acres, offering outdoor attractions incl: Nascar Go Kart Track, 18 Hole Wisconsin Themed Championship Mini Golf Course, & Batting Cages. Don’t forget our indoor entertainment complex with: arcade, 2-story laser tag, inflatables, 4 mini bowling alleys and most importantly a 1st class group of team members here to serve you!
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Bergstrom Chevrolet of Appleton donated a Green Bay Packers autographed football that is in a glass case ready to start or to become your part of your Packers autographed football memorabilia – a $500 value!
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Grow Collaborative donated a Organic Cleaning Gift Basket valued over $100 too help you or a loved one keep a beautifully healthy clean home. The best healthy home and personal care products, delivered right to you.
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Appleton International Airport is a proud sponsor who donated $50 In travel gear for your next trip or for the person in your life who loves to travel!

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Family Video in Appleton has graciously donated $50 Gift Card to help you and your loved have a special movie might or two to keep the giggles or suspense rolling in all night! Family Video offers the best selection to keep your family entertained!

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 Adventure Rock donated 2 Clip n’ Go gift cards valued at $80 for an experience of a life time.  Adventure Rock is where adventures begin. Our gym offers the ultimate indoor climbing experience.

 

 

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Even More Sponsors
-Sean Bryson with Leb Insurance Group Neenah WI
– Valley Bakers of the Fox Valley WI
-Sweet Potato Unique Boutique of
-Sgambatis Pizza of Green Bay WI
– PDQ Car Wash of Appleton WI
-Inner Sun Yoga Studio of Oshkosh WI
-PUSH Fitness of Appleton WI
-Anytime Fitness of Appleton WI
– CinderShots Photography LLC of Appleton WI
– Nail Palace of Appleton WI

Ready To Start Something New? Discover What a Career In Beauty Could Offer You

Ready To Start Something New? Discover What a Career In Beauty Could Offer You

 If you find yourself wishing that you were in a different career, you’re not alone. Many college students change majors at least once, if not twice before graduation. Although changing a career once you’ve been in a field for a few years can be challenging, it’s not impossible. No matter what held you back from pursuing your dream job, it’s time to break down the barriers. The Salon Professional Academy can help you take the steps you need to enter the beauty industry. 

 

If you’ve always dreamed of working in the beauty industry, then yBeauty Industry, Beauty Career. Ask How To Get Started In The Beauty Industry Todayou need information. It’s important to know the facts before changing careers. Here are seven reasons many people get into the field:

  • Beauty is timeless. Cosmetology is an evergreen career, because there will always be people who need to have their hair cut and styled.
  • The beauty industry is a career that travels. You may find yourself working at a spa in the Rocky Mountains, a cruise ship or in a small town. The choice is yours, and it’s not limited by the industry.
  • The employment growth rate for cosmetologists, barbers and hairdressers is 13 percent, which is faster than the average of 6 to 7 percent for most careers.
  • In a beauty career, you have more flexibility to set your own hours. You can own your business, but even when you’re working for someone else, you have many opportunities to work outside the normal 9 to 5 schedule.
  • The beauty industry has a lot of creativity and changes. Think back 20, 30 or 50 years. Hair and makeup styles have come a long way. Cosmetologists and beauticians are trendsetters. If you want to be on the frontline of creating new style and learning new trends, beauty school might be the place for you.
  • You have the opportunity to touch people’s lives. As a cosmetologist, you will interact with your community every day, helping each person become the best version of themselves. It’s rewarding to see someone smile when their hair is styled in a way that suits them.
  • Beauty school is a non-traditional environment. If you learn best by actually doing, not listening to lectures, cosmetology school is for you. That’s not to say you won’t have to sit through a lecture now and then, but you will get to put your skills to work right away.

 

Don’t Let These Common Misconceptions Hold You Back

  1. You aren’t going to make enough in a beauty career to support your family.

 Although what you earn often depends on your motivation, your skills and where you work, you’ll find many salons that have cosmetologists as the owner/entrepreneur. The opportunities are only limited by your imagination and talent.

  1. Cosmetology isn’t a real career.

There’s an underlying notion that a career isn’t a “real” career unless college is involved, but the beauty industry has strict regulations that require classes in chemistry, anatomy, business management and more. Cosmetologists are required to prove their skills through licensing and get continuing education to maintain their place in the field.

  1. I don’t have time to pursue my dreams.

Whether you work weird hours, have kids or just have a demanding job that you can’t leave while you’re learning new skills, it doesn’t make sense to leave your dreams on the table. Sometimes, you just need to know your options about how you can make changes to get to where you want. After all, most things in life that hold you back won’t change without some effort on your part.

At The Salon Professional Academy, we have different schedule options that can help you take the first steps towards a cosmetology career. If it seems impossible that you can find the time, money or education, let one of our enrollment specialists brainstorm with you about how you can make it happen.

Contact us to make your career dreams a reality. Tour the school and see what we have to offer.

Free Holiday Makeup and Updo Demos

Holiday Makeup & Updo’s Demo’s FREE December 20th 3 pm to 5 pm

TSPA Is Offering FREE Makeup And Updo Demo’s December 20th 3pm to 5pm To Help You Glam It Up For The Holidays – Be Sure to RSVP. Plus, Follow Us On Facebook Every Tuesday To Watch Our Video’s On Hair Updo’s From Redken For Our Count Down For To The GLAM IT UP Event. You Must RSVP Now  or or text HOLIDAY DEMO to 920-931-0090. Bring Your Friends!

 

 

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