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

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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