10 Signs You Should Be A Hairstylist

10 Signs Your Were Meant To Become A Hairstylist

 

There are some of us who don’t take forward steps in our life’s journeys until we get the SIGN. Well, if you are on our website, you are definitely curios about knowing if the beauty industry is the right path for you. We are all in the beauty industry here at TSPA and we know the signs you should be looking for. Enjoy – we can’t wait to meet you!

1. You Live Fearlesslysigns to become a hairstylist

 Most people would rather play it safe, as entrepreneurs, hairstylists are the ones who see potential where there is risk. You are the ultimate optimist of the world because you always have that belief that no matter how risky something looks, your passions and creativity will turn into huge long term profits. While others might see the grass as greener on the other side, you’re the one with your green spray paint, painting the town in the drought. (yes, people have actually done this.)

Aside from that evil little voice that is doubt, that ruminates in all of us from time to time, we all have one almost intangible fear in common- the fear of finding out what would happen if we didn’t take the risk.

2. You Know That In Order To Play Hard Later, You’re Going To Have To Work Harder Now

Most people give up if they don’t do something right the first or even second time, for our breed- we fall down and pick ourselves back up until we get it right. The drive and passion of a creative stylist are what keeps them going long after the others give up. You know that in order to get the long-term payoff you have to put the time into the foundation first.

“Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. You See Potential, Where Others See A Dead-End

 As a boss-lady, you are always looking for ways to make the world more beautiful, confident, and unique. What many outside the industry don’t understand is that you don’t see the worst in the world, rather you see the world for what it could be! The most profitable businesses are created not just from good ideas, but from finding potential where others see something simply as broken.

5. You’re Passionate (To The Fullest Extent Of The Meaning)

Passion seems to run in the bloodstream of stylists around the world. Whether it’s a business or a personal endeavor we will do just about anything possible to turn our vision into a reality, all with the hopes of leaving this world a better and more beautiful place. We have a firm belief that changing the world starts with one person at a time, why not start the landslide?

6. You’re Independent

Most of the time, the hairstylists start their empires solo. They are ambitious and driven problem solvers. If they can’t find the answer, formula or fix to their problem, they don’t stop trying to find it. But the best stylists know when to ask for help. A friendly reminder, just because you can do it all on your own, doesn’t mean you have to. I have enjoyed my business success far more when I was in the company of the people I built it with. Find your people, rely on them, build with them and support one another!

7. You Feel A Deep Desire To Help People

The desire to help people enhance their lives can keep you up at night or it can keep you going during the highs and lows of building your mane empire. It’s usually a big reason that you chose this profession in the first place because you saw the opportunity to impact others and heard it as your call. The most honest and effective business come from a genuine desire to make a difference in people’s lives, this is where long term, successful stylists and the “get-rich-quick” insta-famous stylists find the fork in the road.

8. You Want To Make A Name For Yourself

I’m not talking about becoming the next Kardashian, if that’s what you’re into- right on- they’ve made quite the business from being famous for being famous, but I’m talking about the real game-changers. Some of the most successful stylists in the business realized that they wanted something more from life.  If you feel that way, too, and have the willingness to do it, you’ll never know how high you can go until you try.

9. You Possess An Incredible Work Ethic

This is your most invaluable tool. You know when you have to push hard. You know that a few months or years of putting the pedal to the metal will pay off and you wake up ready to do what it takes. This is not something that can truly be taught, it comes ingrained in a select few who know that their only limits are the ones they place on themselves.

10. You Know That Creativity Is Not A Hobby But A Business Tactic

No matter where you are or what you’re doing, you are constantly thinking of new ways to create something new for your clients. You are constantly working on growing yourself and your brand as a company. And you know first hand that the best way to grow is to see normal things with a creative and new perspective. You live outside the box you’re so creative and your clients are the ones who sing the praises of your constant search for growth

Bonus: You’re The Ultimate Multitasker

These are the women and men who redefine multitasking. You are the ones who can handle the kids, the spouse, the chores, and you still have a desire for more! You want something of your own, something that keeps your fire burning. Of all of the entrepreneurs that I have had the privilege of working with, stylists- with too much on their plate are the ones that I will put my money on, 90% of the time. They work hard to play harder and they gain their autonomy and self-satisfaction from the energy that they put into everything that they do. For most of you, failure is simply not an option.

Does this sound like you? For the love of all things beauty, let us help you launch your career! Contact Admissions at 920-944-2758 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com.

February 20, 2018 Open House

Explore Your Potential

Whether You Are Beginning To Explore Beauty School Campuses, Or Have Realized Your Current School Just Isn’t For You; The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton Cordially Invites You And Friends To Attend Our Open House from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.

Graduates of the one-year program graduate salon ready as Redken Salon Professionals and become licensed, Cosmetologists 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 and engage with current students and educators.  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, meet with Admissions and Financial Aid 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 920-944-2758 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com

A Special Gift For Your Valentine

Make Her Valentine’s Day EXTRA Great!

Does she really want flowers and chocolates again this year? Give the gift of pampering this Valentine’s Day at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton. Purchase this special manicure/pedicure package for just $37 and receive an OPI polish to take home with you! This special package price runs 2/1/18-2/17/18.

Not sure what to get her? Don’t fret! Receive a free $10 promo card with the purchase of a $50 gift card! Let her choose how she would like to be pampered! Promo card expires 3/31/18.

Hurry, Valentine’s Day only comes once a year! Questions? Call us at 920-968-0433.

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about a rewarding career in Cosmetology or Aesthetics, please contact our Admissions team by calling 920-944-2758 or text 920-931-0090. If you prefer email, send to admissions@tspaappleton.com. Scholarships and Financial Aid are also available for those who qualify.

 

 

 

Cosmetology Schools Are NOT All The Same

If you have been looking into Cosmetology programs, touring schools, and taking the first steps toward earning your cosmetology license, this fact has become glaringly clear.

While the basics of every program are the same, decided by the state through regulatory agencies, there are subtle differences in each program that may have a hand in determining what type of career path you follow after graduation, as well as the skill level you attain.

Learning as much as you can about each program is vital in your school choice.
Schedule a tour to learn more, and in the meantime get excited with some of the highlights of our Cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Appleton.

Cosmetology Training For The Creative Soul

Creativity is deeply rooted in you. It has been since the moment you first picked up a pair of shears and gave your doll that much needed cut. It looked so chic, and you knew you had found your passion.

At The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton, we seek to foster that passionate innovation with hands-on training that utilizes modern curriculum and products. We give your imagination room to soar, all under the instruction of our certified educators.

Training For More Than a Haircut

Delving deeper, our training focuses on today’s styles and techniques without sacrificing the necessary business management training. Challenging your skills with new and original techniques, we strive to build a whole student, prepared to sit for the state board, and ready for a long-term career in the industry.

A Diverse Family

Located in a family-centered shopping district full of stores and restaurants, TSPA Appleton serves a very vast community.  Appleton is the largest of and most diverse of the Fox Cities. Downtown Appleton is clean, attractive, active and livable- sits right at the lake, with livable city neighborhoods spreading east and northeast until reaching farmland outside the city. Welcoming a community diverse in ages, ethnicity, and lifestyles through our doors, we are a home for career changers, single mothers, newly graduated seniors, and everything in between.

Cosmetology is career of passion, and that passion translates into the family and culture we have built here, a tradition that shines from the first day, to when our students sit for the state boards. With an 86% Licensure rate, that commitment to our students shines through.

Our Feature Rich Education

TSPA Appleton is a certified Redken Diamond Academy. This certification gives our instructors an advanced training and you a greater opportunity to learn the latest in Redken products and training techniques sooner than most. We combine this excellent training base with monthly one-on-one coaching sessions that can give you an ample opportunity to excel with hands-on practice from your personal coach.

Utilizing a business management training that works with current trends and media to help build your brand and online presence, we integrate A NEW iPad® (included in your student kit), mobile devices, and social media in our curriculum. Preparing you for learning and your future career is our focus. Preparing you for today’s tech-based workspace with placement counseling and real world training is our passion.

All of this in depth training and attention soars in our beautiful facility that boasts modern features in a salon like atmosphere that can give our students the opportunity to fine-tune their skills in a premium environment.

A New Future Is Waiting

At TSPA Appleton, our goal is for your long-term success in the Cosmetology industry.  It’s our passion.  Let your creativity find a home where passions rule and your dreams can become a reality.

Have a question? Are you ready to begin? Contact our admissions department to learn more and begin the steps towards your own beautiful future.

 

Eyelash Extensions Coming Soon!

Elan Lashes will be offered at TSPA soon 

Have you ever dreamt of waking up with Bambi lashes but without that ring of leftover mascara dangling a foot under your eye? We have your solution! Elan Eyelash Extensions are a dream come true.

E’lan Lashes are nationally recognized for providing the highest quality professional products and training available in today’s competitive market. The curriculum is published in the Milady’s Standard Aesthetics Advanced textbook, a global leader in educational resources for the Cosmetology industry for over 80 years.

TSPA-Appleton is working hard to make sure our students are trained and certified to provide you with the lashes of your dreams! Like us on Facebook  and Follow us on Instagram to see when these are available at an introductory price. You don’t want to miss this!

 

If you would like more information on the Cosmetology or Aesthetics programs at The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton, contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or email us here.

 

Brazilian Blowout NOW AVAILABLE!

Get your Brazilian Blowout for just $99!!

BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT IS THE ONLY SMOOTHING TREATMENT THAT CAN BE CUSTOMIZED to keep curl and lose frizz, or to achieve a sleek and straight result. Known for significantly reducing drying and styling time for up to 12 weeks, a major benefit of this treatment is that it is finished at the salon with no “down” time. This means you can leave the salon and immediately wash your hair, exercise, put it in a stylish pony tail or clip without having to wait days to do so.

If you’ve always wanted to keep your curls while having the freedom to sport smooth strands whenever you please, a Brazilian Blowout is a dream come true! Certified stylists around the world love the amino acid enriched smoothing solution, combined with specific techniques, can be customized to remove frizz and impart high wattage shine while keeping curls and waves in tact. So whether its ringlets one day, or you want sleek strands the next, your hair will be radiant, frizz-free and healthier from root to tip no matter what style you choose.  Our certified student stylists customize your Brazilian Blowout treatment just the way you want it, right now just $99!

Contact us at 920-968-0433 to book your Brazilian Blowout! The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914. For more information about our programs, please visit our website at www.tspaappleton.com. We offer both Cosmetology and Aesthetics programs.

 

 

 

 

4 Easy Back To School Hairstyles

Can you believe it? September is here and we hope to ease the transition from summer to school with these 4 Back To School Hairstyles that all you girls could easily pull together. These hairstyles put a little twist to your usual hair up or down for the first week (and all the other weeks!) of school.

Let’s get started!

#1 Loose Beach Waves

1. Section your hair into two ponytails.

2. Start taking small sections of your ponytail and curl your hair with a curling wand.

3. Once all of your hair has been curled, take your ponytails out and give it a brush.

4. Add some Redken Quick Tease texturizing spray and backcomb your hair for more volume.

5. OPTIONAL– Add your favorite hair accessory!

 

#2 The French Braid

1. Take some hair at the top and separate it into three equal sections left, middle and right.

2. Take the left section, cross it over the middle one and combine it with the right section.

3. Take the right section, cross it over the middle and combine it with the left section.

4. And again, take the left section and cross it over the middle one, combining it with the right section. And you’ve mastered the technique! It may seem a tad confusing at first but with lots of practice, you’ll become a French braiding guru. Add more hair from the right, cross it over the middle. Add more hair from the left, cross it over the middle – so easy!! Continue this pattern all the way down.

A helpful tip would be to get a mirror to check the back from time to time.

5. Once you reach the nape of your neck, bring your hair to one side and finish off with a three strand braid.

6. OPTIONAL – Take a small piece of hair from the tail of your french braid and wrap it around your hair tie to create a clean look, secure with a bobby pin behind the ponytail.

 

#3 The Dutch Braid Ponytail

1. Separate your hair to create a part.

2. Start creating a French Dutch braid down the side of your head towards the back, and tie with a small elastic.

3. Pull all your hair, including the braid, into a low ponytail in the back.

4. Take the piece of hair within the ponytail, and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to cover your hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.

5. Don’t worry if pieces around your face are falling out – it adds to the effortless look!

And ta da!

 

#4 Dutch + French Braid Combo

1. Gather the top area of your hair and create a Dutch braid with it.

2. Gather a smaller bunch of hair on the left side of the Dutch braid you’ve just created and braid a French braid.

3. Repeat Step two on the right side of your Dutch braid.

VOILA! That’s all you need to do! How simple is that?

Do you have a passion for hair and would like to learn more about becoming a professional stylist? Our Admissions team is available and happy to assist with any questions you may have. Contact us HERE.

Financial Aid and Scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaappleton.com.

The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914.

2017 Diamond Academy Winner

 

 

Redken Diamond Academy Awarded To TSPA Appleton Beauty School – 4X Winner!

 The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton is excited to announce we have won the 2017 Redken Diamond Academy Award for the 4th year in a row!  This represents a year long effort of accurate, timely reporting, consistent marketing, faithful brand management, frequent website updates, salon area training and performance, and staff development. Our Cosmetology and Aesthetics programs are 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.

 

Thank you to all of our dedicated students, staff and guests! Without you all, this prestigious award would not be possible.

Enroll now and find your place in our fun and friendly environment that is focused on the student experience and student success! For more information and to schedule a tour, call Admissions at 920-968-0434, TEXT 920-931-0090 or email Tara at admissions@tspaappleton.com. 

 

Bioelements World Class School 2017

TSPA-Appleton Awarded Bioelements World Class Aesthetics School in 2017!

WC-SCHOOL_seal_BLACK-2017The Salon Professional Academy is committed to using Biolelements skin care products throughout all aspects of both our Aesthetics and Cosmetology programs, including our curriculum and salon/spa area. We teach the latest techniques to purify, balance and renew the skin. We’re proud to be a Bioelements Partner School offering a curriculum infused with the latest technical training from the industry leader in skincare.

With that being said, we are so excited to announce that The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton has been awarded as a Bioelements World Class School! As a World Class School we qualify for the best benefits Bioelements has to offer — all year long! Check out the Bioelements Blog HERE to find out if you are following the right skin care routine at home. You may be surprised at what you find out!

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Do you have a passion for skin care? Would like to know more about our Aesthetics program and how you can enroll?  Contact Admissions at 920-968-0434 or text 920-931-0090.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaappleton.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017 Career Fair

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Making Connections at The Salon Professional Academy Career Fair

June 5, 2017
The Salon Professional Academy further exemplified their continuous efforts in helping their students in their future careers in the beauty industry. The Salon Professional Academy offers their students the opportunity to meet with many industry leading companies all in one day. Students who participated were recent graduates or soon-to-be graduates in Cosmetology and Aesthetics. Companies that participated in the career fair were in search of quality talent that typically graduate from The Salon Professional Academy; participating companies included JCP Salon, Salon CTI, Salon Di Amici, The Barbershop, Regis Salon in the Fox River Mall, Newstyle Salon, Great Clips, Pavana Salon & Spa, Indira Salon & Spa, Smart Style, Cost Cutters, Ulta Beauty, Mastercuts, and Supercuts.

The Salon Professional Academy offers a $1000 Salon Referral Scholarship! If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about how to receive $1000 off tuition, ask your stylist or contact Tara in Admissions at 920-968-0434. Clickherefor the $1,000 Salon Referral Scholarship Application. 

Thank you to all of the salons for taking the time to attend the Career Fair and make connections with our students, staff and alumni!

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