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!

 

2019 TSPA U Experience

Our Second Annual TSPA U Experience was held on August 20th. This all-day event was opened to the community to drop in and connect with students and educators.  They saw our culture first hand, met with salons and learned about placement after graduation and discussed the future of a beauty student.

 

Guests were greeted with balloons, refreshments, grand prize drawings and local salons that filled the student salon training area. Those that participated in the event learned alongside our students in the classrooms and shadowed them as they performed services on guests and got to experience the TSPA culture first hand. All the while learning about the beauty industry and the rewards it has to offer as a successful career choice. Our TSPA U Experience spotlighted our students using their creativity, demonstrating new trendy hair styles and make-up applications.

 

The Salon Professional Academy students are some of the top recruited new stylists to premium salons in Wisconsin. Students, future students and their parents were able to see on the day of the TSPA U Experience some of the salons that they could potentially work at after graduation and what it takes to make sure they are prepared. We had many salons and spas join us, such as, The Barbershop, Create Salon and Spa, Salon CTI, Keith’s Hair House, New Style, Men’s Hair House, Sports Clips, Ulta Beauty, Mane Attraction, The Cutting Edge and many more premium salons and spas in the Fox Valley. Our students and guests were able to walk away with information, memories and amazing prizes.

 

 

This year’s TSPA U Experience was one for the books and we are so excited to see what next year holds! If you are considering the beauty industry as a future career choice, let us help you find your inspiration here at TSPA. Cosmetology offers you the most professional career skills such as styling, hair coloring, MUD makeup artistry, Elan Lash Extensions, nails & hair extensions.

 

Find Your Tribe At TSPA – We can help you get your beauty business off the ground.

Call Michaela the Admissions Director at 920-944-2758 or text 920-931-0090

 

{{Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid Are Available For Those Who Qualify. For gainful employment information please visit www.tspaappleton.com}}

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall into a Career Made Just for You

As the dreamy relaxing days of summer quickly come to an end, you might be stuck between wanting a few more blissful days of summer yet also feeling refreshed and ready to start something new. Fall is all about getting a jump start on fun adventures, starting new things and setting goals.

Our Accredited Cosmetology program can help you get a jump start to launching the career that you have always dreamt about.

Classes start September 16th 2019! Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Our Cosmetology classes offer you the most professional career skills: Hair Cutting, Styling, Hair Coloring, MUD Makeup Artistry, ELAN Lash Extensions, Nails, Hair Extensions and so much more!

Call Michaela the Admissions Director at  920-944-2758 or text 920-931-0090 to schedule a career planning session and learn more about the program.

{{Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid Are Available For Those Who Qualify. For gainful employment information please visit www.tspaappleton.com}}

 

Student Spotlight: Meet the Aesthetician’s

There is something about self-care that is so satisfying. One important form of self-care is proper skincare, however, taking time out of your busy schedule to really focus on the important things like yourself and your skin care routine can be challenging. Your skin deserves to become part of your routine and your habits that make up your day- to-day lives and our Aesthetic students can help you with just that!!

 

What does an Aesthetic student do?

Aesthetic student is considered an Aesthetician. Aestheticians are specialists in the cleansing, beautification and preservation of the health of skin on the entire body including the face and neck. Our Aesthetics program teaches the latest techniques to purifying, balancing and renewing the skin as well as the artistry of make-up application. Because TSPA is proud to be a Bioelements Partner School we also offer a curriculum that is infused with the latest technical training from the industry leader in skincare.

 

What Types of Treatments do Student Aestheticians Perform?

Our Student Aestheticians spend 19 weeks being intensely trained on a number of specialized techniques for skin analysis to make sure that they are able to help their clients with a wide range of needs. Before any treatment is performed on a guest the student sits down with their guest and does a consultation. The consultation is to ensure that the student is getting to know the guest and their skin type so the right products are used for the end goal.

Some services that are our Aesthetic students preform but are not limited to:

* Facials

* Back Facials

* Chemical Peels

* Body Waxing

* Eye Lash Extensions

* Make-up Applications

 

Meet Our Aesthetic Students:

Libby- “Hi! I’m Libby. I’m a dog and cat mom who has always had a love for skin. One day, I was doing a mask and thought, “Hey! Why don’t I do this for a living?” I have a customer service background and can’t wait to add those skills to the ones that I have acquired here at TSPA! I think after graduation I can definitely see myself in a spa setting in the area. Hope to meet you soon!”

 

Maria-My love for being an aesthetician began in 8th grade when I had terrible acne problems and I wanted to do something about it, that’s when I really got into skin care products! You can say I’m definitely a skin care junkie! I’m here at The Salon Professional Academy of Appleton to improve my knowledge more and grow more with the other aesthetician students. It is a very emotionally rewarding profession making people feel good, and in turn it makes me feel good! It really is happiness for all!!  I love what I do and it shows!”

 

Stephanie-Hi, I am Stephanie, yooper born and raised. I have always loved makeup but since great makeup starts with great skin, I developed a passion for both and I wanted to make this a career path that I could excel in. I want to help everyone look and feel their best because when you look good, you feel good and that happiness is contagious.”

 

Erica-My name is Erica and helping others to feel beautiful has always been a passion of mine. I grew up in San Paulo, Brazil before moving to the United States. Prior to pursuing my dreams of becoming an aesthetician, I stayed home to raise my two beautiful children. My favorite part of becoming an aesthetician is to help others feel confident with their skin, but hope to touch their soul as well! 

 

 

 

 

How can you become an Aesthetic Student?

Thinking about becoming a licensed aesthetician? Fill out our ‘Tell Me More’ page to learn more about how you can achieve your dreams today!  Questions? Contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com. Our Admissions Director will schedule a career planning session and get all of your questions answered! Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

For more information about booking a salon service or to schedule a tour of the Academy or just want to learn more about our programs offered, please visit our website at www.tspaappleton.com or call 920-968-0433.

 

 

Hairstyles We’re Thankful for This Thanksgiving

 

There’s plenty of things we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving! Having a good hair day is one of them. Take a look at which hairstyles we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Top Knot

Hairstyles we're thankful for

The top knot is our ultimate hairstyle we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. It is our savior ‘do when we simply require a zero effort hairstyle that doesn’t need a multitude of hair care products and styling tools to perfect, just a small hair elastic and a couple of bobby pins to secure the messy bun in place.

Bed Hair

Hairstyles we're thankful for

We’re thankful for bed hair being labelled as one of the coolest hair trends of the year as now we finally have a reason to shake up to work with hair that looks a little disheveled and pass it off with a ‘honestly, it’s meant to look like this’ face. Not only does it mean that we can spend less time on our hair in the mornings, waking up on the wrong side of the bed has never looked so good!

Braids

Hairstyles we're thankful for

We’re forever thankful for the Brady Bunch. As you may know, here at The Salon Professional Academy we love our braids, and with so many different braids to choose from, we’re never bored of what we can do with three strands of hair. Whether it’s a bog-standard three-stranded braid, a halo/crown plait or a waterfall braid, there’s always a braid we can turn to when we’re in need of an intricate hairstyle-pronto!

The Ponytail

Hairstyles we're thankful for

Lastly, we’re giving a thanks to the ponytail for being our best friend in times when a glamorous blow dry or complicated up-do just won’t do. We sometimes forget just how versatile a good old fashioned ponytail actually is; from 90’s high pony’s, to sleek ponytails gathered at the nape, it’s fair to say that the ponytail has been somewhat revolutionized since its hay day of being a ‘get hair out of the face’ kind of hairstyle. That’s why we’re thankful that the traditional ponytail is back in full swing.

We definitely have a guilty pleasure for all of these hairstyles! Which hairstyles are you thankful for?

 

For more information about booking a salon service or to schedule a tour of the Academy to learn more about our programs offered, please visit our website at www.tspaappleton.com or call 920-968-0433. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Questions? Contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com.

 

 

17 Easy Halloween Makeup Ideas Almost Anyone Can Master

Can’t think of a costume? Look in your makeup bag! Whether you want to go glamorous or ghostly, these Halloween makeup looks have got you covered.

 

Mermaid

Who knew you could create realistic mermaid fins using a fishnet stocking and a colorful eye shadow palette?

 

Zombie

Do you have a tube of red lipstick and some black eye shadow? If so, then this look is very achievable.

 

Vampire

Vamp it up with this blacked-out smoky eye and red lip. Finish the look with a temporary vampire-bite tattoo and fake blood. Throw on a simple black outfit and you’re ready to go.

 

Half Skull

All you’ll need is a palette of black and white face paint and a precision makeup brush.

 

Scarecrow

Lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my! Create a cute scarecrow look and go as the character from The Wizard of Oz.

 

Graffiti

Haven’t you always wanted to just mess around with all of your makeup? Well, for this costume, you can—say that you’re graffiti!

 

Cleopatra

If you have gold accessories and dark hair, dress up as Cleopatra this Halloween and pair it with this makeup look.

 

Lioness

Get fierce with this super simple lioness look. Master this Halloween makeup look with a golden smoky eye, a bit of highlighter and shimmery bronzer, and a crisp cat nose and lip.

 

1920’s Flapper

Take this classic last-minute costume up a notch with historically accurate makeup. The old-school smoky eye and wine-stained lips are an easy way to create this look.

 

Barbie

Got a blonde wig and a hot pink outfit? You might want to give this Halloween makeup look a try. Simply slap on a showstopping lip gloss and recreate Barbie’s iconic eyelashes.

 

Batman

Get superhero chic with this Batman look. A yellow smoky eye and a bit of face paint is all that stands between you and this simple Halloween makeup look.

 

Harley Quinn

Take a cue from Suicide Squad and head out as Harley Quinn.

 

Pop Art

This Halloween makeup idea is fun, creative, and can be paired with a colorful outfit that you already own.

 

Poison Ivy

Grab a palette of green shadows and give this look a try. Finish the costume with a red wig and a green frock and you’ll be the most well-dressed villainess at the party.

 

Giraffe

Complete your costume as your favorite safari animal with this simple and fun Halloween makeup look. Put your hair up in two elongated buns at the top of your head to represent horns.

 

Deer

Whether you want to call yourself Bambi or the Snapchat filter, this is a simple costume you can throw together at the last minute.

 

Rainbow Fish

Model your Halloween look after one of the most stunningly illustrated children’s books of all time. This look is as unique as it is recognizable.

If you need some assistance with these looks, contact us to schedule an appointment! Our student stylists and makeup artists would love to help you achieve these looks! Contact us at 920-968-0433 to schedule an appointment. If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about the programs offered at The Salon Professional Academy, located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI. visit our website here.