Beauty Podcasts That Aim To Help The Stylist Succeed

Let’s be honest. Most people don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read articles to stay on top of new trends.

 

But what if you could learn new information and stay on top of those trends while you got ready in the morning, drove to and from work, worked out, or even got all those dreaded chores done at home?

 

Better yet, imagine getting to hear the ultimate hub for breaking trends, shiny new brands/ products with insightful education and a boat-load of laughs to get you to the next level.

 

Here’s the thing the world of beauty podcasts are HUGE. There are thousands of beauty podcasts that are taking the world by storm and that brings new and exciting things to the table. If you’re looking for a way to thrive and grow yourself and your business this year, we suggest you check out the list down below. We were able to pull together a few of our top favorite beauty podcasts that aim to help the stylist succeed.

 

In no particular order dive into these beauties and start listening ASAP, we promise you won’t regret it!

 

 

#1 Podcast for Stylist Success

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Salon Owner, Hairstylist, Success Coach, and Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Jared Jackson Dean, brings to you a podcast that is meant to inspire, motivate and educate those that want to go from mediocre to thriving.  #1 Podcast for Stylist Success is meant to help grow individuals and show them how to be an everyday entrepreneur.

 

 

 

 

 OVERNIGHT SUCCESS

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“Take the first steps even if it’s a small one…” Maria Hatzistefanis (aka @MrsRodial) is the host of Overnight Success where she dives into helping you find your motivation to excel. Through tips & trends, Maria brings you guests that are a part of the beauty industry and will help motivate you in life, work and fashion.

 

 

 

The Independent Stylist

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Are you a hairstylist or a Cosmetology student looking to avoid burning out? Profitable business owner and Hairstylist, Jennifer Kenny, coaches the stylist to work smarter and not harder but in the meantime make sure you are staying true to your values and your skills. Listen to this great podcast for better ideas on how to promote your business on Social Media, start a business from scratch and how to fill those open slots. Jennifer Kenny won’t disappoint.

 

 

The In-Demand Hairstylist

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Grab your coffee and head on over to Spotify or iTunes to listen to Kristin Varoli share her stories of working behind the chair and owning her own business for 16 years. Kristin takes the lessons learned over the years to help others become inspired, motivated and to help create a beautiful life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Characteristic Traits That Lead To Salon Success

A successful career in Cosmetology is only half of the battle when it comes to achieving and maintaining salon success.  TSPA Appleton’s beauty school program is designed to train students for much more than passing the state boards. We develop the entire salon professional with great technical ability, business & marketing training, and the guest handling skills that are in high demand by top salons and spas. However, while all those traits are super important let’s dive into 5 Character Traits that can lead salon professionals to great success.

  1. Determination– Determination is the force or drive one has when they want to achieve their goals and dreams. With long hours, rotating schedule, competitive market, product sales, building and maintaining a steady clientele, cosmetology is not for the faint of heart. It’s extremely important to make sure that focus and determination are key elements in helping you achieve your short term goals and eventually long term goals.
  2. Listening– Being a successful hairstylist means listening to your clients in more ways than one. Active listening is extremely important but so is being aware of your client’s body language. Noticing visual cues can help you know what your clients’ needs and expectations are.
  3. Creativity– Cosmetology is a creative field where clients are able to rely on their stylist’s options to help them make important decisions when it comes to their looks. Being someone who is creative you are able to find beauty in almost everything and in turn, this allows you to create beauty every single day by working with new innovative techniques.
  4. Confidence– A key ingredient in having your own happiness and success depends largely on how confident you are. Self-confidence is all about believing that you have the power within yourself to be and do whatever you set your mind too. As you enter the beauty industry, remember that a successful beauty artist is a journey, not a sprint. All you need is experience and willingness to grow. “The key to your own success and happiness lies within.” – Jon Gonzales
  5. Passion– As a beauty artist, hair and body becomes your canvas. Your love for creating beautiful work comes from the tools that are taught and combined with numerous influences that create a masterpiece. You cannot put a price on the joy that one feels after you create a lasting change that helps them feel beautiful inside and out. Without passion, there is no purpose and no life in the masterpiece that was created.

5 Simple Valentines Day Hair Styles

 

Valentine’s Day is almost here which means it is time to plan out what you will wear and of course how your hair will look. It is no surprise here at The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton we LOVE hair. As we are gearing up for Valentine’s Day our students are hard at work preparing for the day of love the only way we know how, by focusing on our favorite simple hairstyles. Whatever your routine style is or whether you want to incorporate a completely different look, let’s chat about our top 5 Simple Valentine’s Day Hair Styles that will suit whatever your plans might be.

 

 

  1. Knot Your Average Pony-This look is a pony turned into the cutest bow that will have you looking ready for any occasion.

2.  Pearls are Always Appropriate –

3. Love is in the Hair-Are you on the hunt for the perfect simple braided hairstyle? This look feels effortless, romantic and chic.

4. Tied with a Bow-An effortless hairstyle is one that’s tied with a bow. Curly hair or not, this simple style has you leaving the house looking classy.

5. Everyday Beauty-A combination of a ponytail and braid make this style one that is unique and creative. A Valentine’s Day look or everyday wear, this simple style is one that catches the attention of others.

Contact The Salon Professional Academy Appleton to book your Valentine’s Day Style today! Call 920.968.0433 ext 124. We cant wait to see you
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Cosmetology Classes Starting 03/02/2020

Have you been wondering how to make a career out of your LOVE for beauty?
Our accredited cosmetology program can prepare you for a rewarding career​ in Cosmetology.

Please join us on March 2nd, 2020 for our Cosmetology class. Reach out to Michaela in Admissions at 920.944.2758 to schedule your Career Planning Session or to enroll at our beautiful salon inspired academy.

Come find your tribe here at The Salon Professional Academy Appleton

Classes start 03/02/2020

New Year, New You!

Who is ready for the new decade and to make 2020 one of the best years yet? Let’s start putting those New Year’s Resolutions to work and get serious about your future education. Here at The Salon Professional Academy- Appleton our Cosmetology program offers hands on experiences, endless knowledge, amazing lifelong friendships and opens the door to a beauty industry full of possibilities. Call Michaela in Admissions today and see if TSPA might be the right fit for you!

Cosmetology Program

TSPA knows that a career in cosmetology is not just about a haircut or passing the state board exam; it’s about innovation in hair color and techniques, basic skin and nail care, knowledge of business strategies, and training in guest services. Our Redken-infused cosmetology program will not only prepare you for the state board exam, but more importantly, for a long-term career in the industry.

As part of the program you will receive:

  • hands-on training with innovative and advanced, Redken-infused styling, cutting and coloring techniques
  • Practice and fine-tune your skills in a premium salon environment using professional products from Redken 5th Avenue NYC
  • Business and marketing skills to grow your personal brand and increase your earning potential
  • Utilization of modern technology for both learning and guest relations; including the integration of mobile devices and social media for the modern salon pro

Once you’ve figured out if this program is the right fit for you, contact Michaela in Admissions to schedule a Career Planning Session! Make sure to bring something to take notes on, and even bring a friend or family member, we love watching you be supported throughout your journey.

Prosper U

Let’s be honest; gone are the days where a good haircut and a familiar smile is all it takes to build a successful business. In today’s world, future professionals need to be able to have the tools to build, expand and keep their clientele in order to prosper in the industry. Half the battle is having the tools to be successful in the industry where your work is your voice. Since we believe that marketing is extremely important we want to offer our students an additional education integrated into our cosmetology program here at TSPA, called Prosper U. Prosper U, created by world-renowned salon and school owner, Eric Fisher, and offers our students the tools they need to make sure that they are able to excel in networking, sales, customer services and additional personal and business skills. Prosper U designed their curriculum to help the student with marketing both in and outside of the beauty industry and so students could essentially use all these tools in all areas of their lives.

Student Life

As part of our culture, TSPA makes it a point to celebrate achievements, milestones , and “wins” with our students, staff, and guests.  With the beauty industry being focused on service, we educate and encourage all to be good stewards of their fellow students, guests, and community.  Take a look through our recent events and see how TSPA celebrates the lives of our students and all those we touch.

 

Apply Today!

Are you ready to invest into yourself and your career? The Salon Professional Academy Appleton is here to keep this journey as simple and stress free as we can. Once you’ve met the requirements and submitted your application to the Admissions Team, you can expect to meet with an admissions representative and discuss your next steps. We offer various financial aid options and flexible schedules. Contact us today to schedule a tour to get an in-depth feel for student culture and see what our students are currently working on.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

 

Is Winter Drying Your Skin Out?

With the humidity of summer gone and the brutal cold weather settling in, your skin is bound to be dehydrated, itchy and often times irritated. These profound negative affects to your skin can make for a long winter.

Our Aesthetic students wanted to share their top tips and tricks on how to help you prepare and take care of your skin for this frigid winter weather.

 

Tip #1 Make your skin routine counts! Stay in routine with makeup, cleansing and working out, because what you do to and with your body is direct reflection of how healthy your skin is. – Savannah

 

Tip #2 Use Fragrance free skincare products! Fragrance can lead to redness, itchy skin and even hives. During the winter, dry skin can be even more susceptible to reactions. In the U.S. the FDA has no regulations for companies to disclose fragrance ingredients. Bioelements skincare products do not contain any artificial colorants, synthetic fragrances or parabens. Give them a try to help your skin keep up with your winter lifestyle. –Alyssa

 

 

Tip #3  Now that the holidays are around the corner and the weather is cooling down, it’s time to take care of yourself and hydrate your skin. If you have sensitive and acne prone skin like me, you will love the barrier fix daily hydrator! This moisturizer targets irritation and strengthens the skin barrier. Also, stay hydrated and drink lots of water. Can’t wait to see you at TSPA this holiday season.  –Kaiya

 

Tip #4 Don’t Forget to Hydrate! To keep your skin hydrated and not looking and feeling dry, I recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week and using a hydrating serum before moisturizing. The measured Micrograins exfoliate and Recovery Serum from Bioelements works great for this! –Amber

 

 

 

Tip#5 Humidify your space! Heating our homes dries out the air as well as your skin. Using a humidifier to reintroduce moisture into your homes allows you to control the environment which is a great way to ultimately control the skin. Humidifiers help increase the air hydration levels by forcing moisture into the air. Skin is our largest organ, and heat is naturally very drying so it’s important to keep the air as hydrated as possible. – Hannah

 

Tip #6 It is so so so so IMPORTANT to make sure that you are drinking enough water. If you’re dehydrated it will show in your skin. Beautiful and healthy skin starts from within. It’s recommended that we drink at least half of our body weight in ounces of water every day. –Erin

 

 

Tip #7 Moisturizer Moisturizer! Swap foundation for a tinted moisturizer, doing this will help provide both coverage and a moisture boost. I don’t know about you but my skin gets crazy dry during the winter months. In addition to the swapping of moisturizer try a few of my favorite Bioelements products: Urban Undo Cleanser– this helps get rid of the environmental damage caused on skin and Really Rich Moisture – this product helps to put hydration back into the skin. – Jaiden

 

Tip #8  Avoid taking too hot of showers and baths. Hot water removes oil and moisture from your skins surface. Taking shorter lukewarm showers will be more protective for your skin. If you’re like me though and love hot showers during the winter time, use Bioelements Gel Therapy, this is a mask that will hydrate and soothe your skin. Also, use Absolute Moisture a lightweight product that balances your skins water-to-oil moisture levels and also minimizes your surface wrinkles. –Carly

It might not seem like these small changes would make much of a difference, but remember that small actions can cause big results.

 

 

 

Prep for winter weather the right way and book an appointment at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, 920.968.0433 ex 124!

 

To learn more about the art of Cosmetology and Aesthetics, check out our programs and find one that fits with your career goals, visit our website or give Michaela today 920.944.2758!

December Cosmetology Class

​Have you wondered how to make a career out of the passion you have for the beauty industry?
Our accredited cosmetology program can prepare you for a rewarding career​. We would love to have you apart of our TSPA family!

Classes start December 9th!

 

The Salon Professional Academy Appleton Receives 2019 Best of Appleton Award

The Salon Professional Academy Appleton has been selected for the 2019 Best of Appleton Award in the Beauty School category by the Appleton Award Program.

Each year, the Appleton Award Program identifies companies that are believed to have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help to contribute to the local community’s unique identity, continue to build personal relationships with their customers that help establish a sense of community and fosters innovation.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Appleton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Appleton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Appleton Award Program

The Appleton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Appleton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Appleton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. The organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Their mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

Halloween Makeup Spooktacular

Your pumpkins have been picked and carved, your house has been decorated with fake spider webs and spiders, but have you chosen what you will be for Halloween? Halloween is the time of year where you can be anything you want to be. If you are looking for some fun Halloween-esque inspiration, look no further TSPA Appleton’s very talented student artist, Alyssa,  will show us some easy to recreate but fun looks to make this years Halloween Costume come to life.

Here are two Halloween makeup looks you can create using your favorite makeup products.

 

1. Spider

Fix your eyes upon this stellar 3D Halloween spider makeup look! This Pinterest inspired look was created by Alyssa who achieved made the spider come to life by creating some detailed shadowing, an expertly applied concealer and eyelid primer to insure that these spider legs popped!

What you’ll need:

  • Light Foundation (or foundation that makes your skin tone)
  • Either Orange or Purple Eye Shadow
  • Black Eyeliner
  • White Face Paint
  • Black Face Paint
  • Black Eye Shadow

Alyssa recommends that you use eyelid primer to insure that your eye shadows will be as pigmented as possible (note: dont set with anything, you want this look to be as tacky as possible.) She used James Charles Morphy palette as the eyelid color and used face paint which could be substantiated for eyeliner. She then used eye shadow to create the shadows to make spider leg illusions.

2. The Stitched Face Doll

Here we’ve got the Stitched Face Doll,  this intricate look is for those of you who are wanting something a little less creepy but something that is easy to throw together last min.

What you’ll need:

  • Light Foundation (or foundation that matches your skin tone)
  • Brown Eyeliner
  • Black Eyeliner
  • White Face Paint
  • Medium Shade Eye Shadow  (brown)
  • Black Eye Shadow

 

To achieve the Stitched Doll Face look Alyssa suggests first applying primer and foundation that matches your particular skin tone. Once your foundation has been evenly applied you can start drawing on the lines of where the splits would be on the face. To draw these most effectively use a eyebrow pencil and fill in using eyeliner or the eyebrow pencil. Use that same eyebrow pencil to draw the stitches over the lines. Shade each side of the line to make it look 3D. Fill in the stitches using white face paint and then once dried go went back over where the holes would go on the and used a black eyes shadow. To finish this look out, go in with dark brown eye shadow and underline the stitches to make the looked raised. Then go back through and added highlight to the stitches to make them stand out.

 

Meet The Artist:

“Art has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I was a little girl I told myself I was going to be an artist. As I got older, I was not sure what I wanted to do with my talents, I had tossed around a few ideas that never really went anywhere. It wasn’t until I came to TSPA that I found my true calling. Attending TSPA has shown me I am at the right school and on the right path to success. Whether its on a canvas, skin, or hair I loving being creative. My goal after I graduate is to move to the west coast and work for movies as a special effects make up artist. I would love to own my own salon and have my artwork displayed throughout  the place to showcase my love for art. Being a cosmetology student has taught me so many things  beyond just hair techniques and has pushed me to strive for the best version of myself. ” -Alyssa B

Please check out Alyssa’s Art page on Facebook  @vrt.by.vlyssv  and Instagram @vrt.by.vlyssv

 

 

 

Why Traditional College isn’t the Answer

 

While college is certainly appropriate for some students and a prerequisite for some professions, crippling student debt, lack of job opportunities, and growing interest in pursuing passions outside the university path are driving students to explore a skills-based education. “The skills gap is the number one problem American businesses face”, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, in a statement.  For too long, a four-year degree has been touted as the best option for success after high school; “We start to believe that the best path for the most people happens to be the most expensive path,” said Mike Rowe, best known for his popular TV show ‘Dirty Jobs’. “And it also happens to be the path that has led to a skills gap of about 5.8 million positions and student loans of about 1.3 trillion …”

Rowe maintains we’ve done a disservice to high school students with our short-sighted focus on college. In fact, 36% of millennial college graduates with student loans now say they would have skipped college if they had understood the cost, research shows. Then there are the 30% of college students who go to public universities and 20% who attend private schools who haven’t earned degrees within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. They racked up big bills without getting a college diploma in the process.

“About 40 years ago, we started telling the current generation that the best path for the most people was a four-year degree,” said Rowe. “But what happened …  is they wound up promoting one form of education at the expense of all the other forms. College became higher education and apprenticeship programs, trade schools, community colleges, and all the job training opportunities, those became alternatives to education.”

With a higher-than-average job placement rate, an industry that has shown a growth for 30+ consecutive years, and an education-to-career track several years shorter than traditional colleges and universities, beauty school could prove to be more than just realizing your passion as a career…it could be the smartest professional career decision you can make!