It’s a Beauty Revolution!

Savvy beauty industry pros know that cosmetology doesn’t have to be an in-person only job at a salon. Beauty influencers have used online technology to build beauty empires and more. Here are just a few examples:

  • Huda Kattan is worth approximately $610 million according to Forbes magazine. Her beauty studies led her to a job at Revlon before she launched her own beauty blog in 2010. Within three years she was selling her own beauty, Huda Beauty through Sephora.
  • Makeupshayla, whose real name is Shayla Mitchell, built her personal brand through expert selfies on Instagram and make-up tutorials on her own YouTube channel. She now has contracts with both Colourpop and Maybelline.
  • Kandee Johnson graduated from beauty school and worked as a make-up artist on television shows and for magazines. But she soon moved in front of the camera, starting her own YouTube channel in 2009 and providing the voice of “Mandy Sparkledust” in the Dreamworks animated film Trolls.

These successful artists all have one thing in common: They embraced technology to take their cosmetology training to new heights! With the right training in cosmetology, aesthetics, and hair care, maybe you can be the next big beauty influencer!

It's A Beauty Revolution

Busting 5 Big Myths of Online Education

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned education upside down. Every day more schools move some or all of their classes online. Whether it’s called “remote learning,” “distance learning” or “eLearning,” they’re all basically the same thing –  education that takes place via the Internet. Online education can include K-12 education, career education, and college degree programs. But there is a lot of misinformation out there about online education. These are some of the biggest myths about online learning and why they’re wrong:

 Online classes aren’t as good as traditional in-class learning. Studies show that online students perform better on standardized tests. (https://potomac.edu/learning/online-learning-vs-traditional-learning/) Online students often have more time to complete assignments, which means that online education programs are often more effective than traditional learning.

  • You have to be a genius to manage the technology. Completely false. New technology makes online learning very user-friendly. Often, you can even participate in online classes right on your cell phone! Schools offer training guides and other resources to make your learning process as easy as possible, no matter what Learning Management System (LMS) the school uses. 
  • Online courses are easier. Another total myth. Schools have reputations to uphold. This means their online courses have the same course goals, the same curriculum, and often the same instructors as traditional courses. In fact, some people find online education can be more challenging because a student might need more self-motivation, but the flexibility of online education makes up for that. 
  • Students in online classes don’t get enough attention from faculty. Untrue. From emails and telephone calls to private Zoom meetings, online education offers more ways for students to interact directly with instructors than traditional classes. Education expert Dr. Lisa Collins explains this, “When you teach in a traditional classroom, you need to worry about every student in that class during that specific time period when you have all of them together. In the online environment…You can dedicate your attention to a specific student.” https://www.gettingsmart.com/2014/03/online-learning-enables-personalized-learning-interview-dr-lisa-collins/

 In short, it seems that nearly everything people believe about online education is wrong!

 So, if you want to start a new career, or learn a new trade, don’t let misinformation hold you back from starting your new online education today!

myths about starting online classes

Why Not Try Beauty School During Your Gap Year?

Turn Your Gap Year Into An Experiential Education

Many people had never heard of a gap year when Malia Obama, eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, took one after high school to travel, volunteer, and complete an internship. A “gap year” is a break between high school and other forms of education, and it’s increasingly popular as today’s students make more careful choices about their futures.

This is even more true now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made many students reconsider moving into a dormitory at a traditional college. Alternative plans such as beauty school have emerged as practical and productive options for education after high school or when changing careers.

Why is beauty school a popular gap year choice?

  • Save money: College costs have increased more than 25% in the past decade. Beauty schools are far less expensive.  Students may qualify for financial aid, the education takes less time than college, and students finish with skills that can lead to employment!
  • Freedom of Choice: Beauty school certificates come in many fields: you can earn one in barbering, cosmetology, aesthetics, manicuring, and more!
  • Build Your Resume: Beauty school helps you gain the professional experience that employers want in your trade and in customer service through required practice hours.

A gap year spent learning a trade at beauty school can be both productive and profitable!

Covid-19 Info

Updated June 1st, 2020:

ITS TIME! WE ARE OPEN.

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:

AN UPDATE ON OUR REOPENING PLAN.

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,

TSPA APPLETON TEAM

 

 

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.

Respectfully,

Fred, Josif and Margaret

Owners

Employment Opportunities: Jobs in the beauty industry

Beyond the Salon: The Wide World of Beauty Careers 

If you want to have as much fun as Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, then a job in a salon is a great option. But did you know that there are countless opportunities in many fields for those with in-demand cosmetology skills?

 What can you do with a cosmetology career?

  • Entertain: We love J.Lo, but let’s face it: J.Lo would not be J.Lo without her team helping her maintain her look! Skilled cosmetologists are in demand across the entertainment industry.
  • Teach: Share your passion for hair and beauty by becoming a beauty school educator!
  • Travel: Take your skills on the road in your own mobile hair salon or as a stylist on a cruise ship!
  • Sell: Work for leading companies like Revlon, L’Oréal, and Redken after you learn the business in cosmetology school!
  • Write: Write blogs and articles on new products, tools, and techniques for major beauty companies.
  • Heal: Help people with chronic illness by becoming a beauty consultant to hospitals and treatment centers.
  • Style: Work behind the scenes in the exciting worlds of fashion shows, photo shoots, and television shows!

 A cosmetology education can open doors in multiple industries, so what are you waiting for? Start today!

Book your virtual tour with Michaela: 920-944-2758 Admissions Text: 920-931-0090

Access to Online Education: Are Online Cosmetology & Beauty Schools a Better Way to Go?

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

Stuck at Home? Start a New Cosmetology Career!

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TSPA knows that students want the best education they can get. That’s why TSPA now offers online cosmetology and beauty school certificates and licenses.

What are the benefits of TSPA’s online cosmetology and beauty school programs?

  • Start any time. New classes start regularly, so there’s no need to wait!
  • Accessibility: All you need is an internet connection and you’re ready to start your training!
  • Variety: You can learn techniques in many areas, including cosmetology, aesthetics, nail technology, business management, and marketing.
  • Financial Aid or Financial Assistance: Online students may qualify for all kinds of scholarships, grants, and loans. More financial resources may be available during this time.
  • Program support: Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Our modern style of education appeals to all styles of learning. TSPA knows that there are no limits to what you can do and is now providing temporary online cosmetology programs* to help you achieve your goals no matter where you are! If you’re looking for a cosmetology school that is best for your style of learning, book your virtual tour with our admissions counselors to put your future into motion.

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.