TSPA Cut-A-Thon, Silent Auction & Food Drive

Hunger Is Shear Madness

Join Us October 21st Between 9-3pm For Our Cut-A-thon ✂, Food Drive & Silent Auction!

Help Us Make 2018’s Trim Hunger’s Cut-A-Thon, Silent Auction & Food Drive Event the BEST one yet, at TSPA! We are so proud of our stylists, students, educators and local businesses who are giving locally to help pull this year’s event be like no other! ✂✂✂

The silent auction has something for everyone, NO Doubt! Preview the items up for auction the week before cut-a-thon

Get Your Thumbies Painted By These Ladies

We have a lot of hungry mouths to feed this winter and there are endless ways in which you can participate…this years event offers the opportunity to give in many ways:

  • $20 haircuts & Mani’s (no chemical services avail)
  • 35 Silent Auction items from local Sponsors (Preview items at TSPA)
  • GRAND RAFFLE Prizes,
  • $1 Thumbies painted by Miss Fondulac & Miss Harbor Cities with Trim Hunger Orange sponsored by ESSIE
  • Bring canned & boxed goods.
  • SHARE CONTEST this event to enter into a SPECIAL SHARES CONTEST – the person who gets the most shares from sharing this post will be automatically into our GRAND RAFFLE for a chance to win! (go to our fb page and share the event on your fb page)
Please join us to help us raise $$$$ for this years fight against hunger in our area. Check out our AMAZING silent auction items and $20 haircuts & Mani’s (no chemical services avail) this day so make sure you stop in and participate!

Trim Hunger TSPA Appleton Sponsors:

Badger Sports Park donated 4 GIFT CARDS valued at $52 each for your family, friends or loved ones to have a ball – for birthday parties, groups or solo visits.  Covering 5.3 acres, offering outdoor attractions incl: Nascar Go Kart Track, 18 Hole Wisconsin Themed Championship Mini Golf Course, & Batting Cages. Don’t forget our indoor entertainment complex with: arcade, 2-story laser tag, inflatables, 4 mini bowling alleys and most importantly a 1st class group of team members here to serve you!
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Bergstrom Chevrolet of Appleton donated a Green Bay Packers autographed football that is in a glass case ready to start or to become your part of your Packers autographed football memorabilia – a $500 value!
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Grow Collaborative donated a Organic Cleaning Gift Basket valued over $100 too help you or a loved one keep a beautifully healthy clean home. The best healthy home and personal care products, delivered right to you.
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Appleton International Airport is a proud sponsor who donated $50 In travel gear for your next trip or for the person in your life who loves to travel!

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Family Video in Appleton has graciously donated $50 Gift Card to help you and your loved have a special movie might or two to keep the giggles or suspense rolling in all night! Family Video offers the best selection to keep your family entertained!

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 Adventure Rock donated 2 Clip n’ Go gift cards valued at $80 for an experience of a life time.  Adventure Rock is where adventures begin. Our gym offers the ultimate indoor climbing experience.

 

 

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Even More Sponsors
-Sean Bryson with Leb Insurance Group Neenah WI
– Valley Bakers of the Fox Valley WI
-Sweet Potato Unique Boutique of
-Sgambatis Pizza of Green Bay WI
– PDQ Car Wash of Appleton WI
-Inner Sun Yoga Studio of Oshkosh WI
-PUSH Fitness of Appleton WI
-Anytime Fitness of Appleton WI
– CinderShots Photography LLC of Appleton WI
– Nail Palace of Appleton WI

TRIM HUNGER to Support Healthier Eating in Fox Valley Schools

Over the last three years, hunger awareness in the beauty industry has helped feed hundreds of people. Hairdressers, students and clients nationwide are successfully trimming out the need for food in America.

WHO WE ARE

Trim Hunger/HuTerra is in partnership with a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and donations to address the issue of hunger both locally in the fox cities of Wisconsin and in America. Through its affiliation with the nationwide beauty school franchise The Salon Professional Academy and Elevate salon institute with the help of generous corporate sponsors, Trim Hunger is igniting the passion to help those in need in the hearts of beauty professionals all across the country. In an industry already focused on helping, giving, and transforming lives, Trim Hunger will have the limitless support of beauty schools, salons, spas, and manufacturers to provide nutritious meals for those greatest in need. 

HOW WE BEGAN

In 2014, Josif Wittnik of Appleton, WI was introduced to some frightening and saddening statistics regarding the number of people in his own community, including many children, who were going without food each day. Motivated by this daily tragedy in his hometown, Josif set out to do something about it. As the co-owner of a local The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) and Salon CTI and Day Spa, he leveraged their reach and the caring hearts of the other owners, staff, and students to sponsor fundraisers through a variety of activities under the name Cut Out Hunger; playing on the hairdresser pun. By the end of 2013, they had raised thousands of dollars to help the local food bank get meals out into the community. Knowing that more needed to be done, both locally and across the United States, Josif brought this issue to the attention of anyone who would listen. This effort reached a turning point in January of 2015 while Josif was attending the biennial Redken Symposium in Las Vegas. Upon sharing his story with fellow TSPA owners, salon professionals, and a variety of executives with Redken and L’Oreal, Josif received an overwhelming response from people wanting to get involved. Since then, the brand evolved to Trim Hunger (in keeping with the salon industry theme) and continues to receive an outpouring of support through The Salon Professional Academy franchise and corporate sponsorship from both within and far outside the beauty industry.

On Sunday, October 21st from 9a-3p, The Salon Professional Academy, located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI., will be offering $20 haircuts to the public to raise money to help support our local youth with farm to table food, healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. 100% of the proceeds will stay in the Fox Valley Community!
To schedule your haircut please call us at 920-968-0433. Walk-ins are also welcome!
For more information about Trim Hunger or to make a donation online, please visit http://www.trimhunger.com/

 

Learn Better, Earn Better, Live Better.

Is It Time To Make A Career Change?

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Sadly, this old cliché only serves to hold many people back from following their dreams. After all, it doesn’t matter how old a person is. Being alive means that we are constantly changing and growing, and it’s the pursuit of new goals that keeps us thriving. And excited about getting out of bed in the morning.

If you’ve dreamed of studying cosmetology because you love working with hair, skin and nails, or maybe an aesthetician because you love beauty, makeup and skincare, what’s stopping you from going to beauty school? If you think that age is a problem, you have another thing coming. Cosmetology is a field where people of all ages can excel. All that matters is that you’re a people person who loves helping others feel good about themselves through hair styling, makeup, nails, skin care or related areas.

Here are a handful of reasons why when you are older, you can and should still attend beauty school:

Life Experience

It’s no secret that hair stylists and estheticians have to be able to talk to people. They need to know how to read and adapt to the personalities of their clients. And the older a person is, the more experience they have with this. Just like a bartender, a cosmetologist can become a therapist of sorts, and the more they can relate to others and maybe even offer sage advice, the better. This creates rapport and client loyalty.

Greater Discipline and Drive

Older students understand how important it is to commit to their selected course of study. Especially if they’ve experienced any dissatisfaction in earlier jobs. And let’s face it, if a person is considering starting a career in cosmetology at this stage of their life, it’s not because they’re happy in their current employment. So an older student is more likely to be successful, both in school and in their career.

More Settled in Life

Often, young people start going to school but then “life happens.” They get married, or drop out to get a full-time job because they need more money right away, or they have a baby and their priorities shift. But older students are more likely to be settled down. They’re well enough established in their lives to dedicate the time and energy to a new career endeavor.

Age is Just a Number!

Fact is, except for a very few examples, there’s no such thing as “too old.” More people every day are changing their lives and fulfilling their dreams. We all owe ourselves the favor of going for whatever it is that will enrich our lives, no matter what our age.

Does the idea of a career in cosmetology sound good to you? Why not check out our Courses to learn more about our incredible programs, which are sure to get you started on a life-changing and rewarding career?

The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914. For questions regarding enrollment or to see how you can apply for FAFSA, please contact Admissions at 920-944-2758 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com.

Back To School Special!

Get kids ready for the return to school with haircuts starting at just $9!

Send your children back to school in style. The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton is offering this amazing deal from August 13th-August 31st. Call to schedule your appointment today at 920-968-0433. Don’t put off making your appointment until it’s too late. Most schools start in just 4 weeks! 

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The Salon Professional Academy is conveniently located on College Ave. in Appleton, right next to Harbor Freight, Planet Fitness and FUZE. Our address is 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

 

TSPA-Appleton Students & El Rostro Latino Del Fox Valley 2018

The students at The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton will be very busy with these beautiful young ladies soon!

On Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 5:30pm, El Rostro Latino Del Fox Valley will be held at the Grand Meridian, located at 2621 N. Oneida St. Appleton. The Owner of The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton, Josif Wittnik, will be one of the judges on the panel for this pageant. Trim Hunger, a foundation established by Josif Wittnik, is one of the sponsors for this event. 

TSPA-Appleton students will be doing the hair and makeup for this Latino Beauty Pageant. Come check it out and see for yourself why choosing a career in beauty is not only the most fun career, but also the most rewarding because you get to do fun events like this!

For more information about El Rostro Latino Del Fox Valley and to learn more about each contestant, check out their Facebook page here.

To learn more about programs offered and how you can enroll, please visit our website at www.tspaappleton.com or call us at 920-968-0434.

 

 

 

 

 

TSPA Experience – Life as a Student Event

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a cosmetology student? Are you wondering how to channel your creativity? Would you like to learn how to be successful in the beauty industry? Find answers to your questions at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) Appleton’s “TSPA Experience” event!

During this event you will get to:

  • See life through the eyes of a TSPA Student
  • Get hands-on experience in the classroom, meet the Educators, and experience a JUMP Celebration
  • Learn directly from your peers why they chose The Salon Professional Academy for their education
  • Enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win a TSPA gift basket!

Mark your calendar for August 2nd, 2018 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm.

To RSVP – Fill out the “Tell Me More” form HERE and in the comment box write: TSPA EXPERIENCE.

Deadline to RSVP is July 31st!

2018 National Student Competition

The 2018 National Student Competition has arrived!

TSPA Appleton has been participating in this Competition since 2011 and has had multiple winners and finalists!

The categories this year are:

HAIR COLOR

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC

MEN’S

FINISHING

NAILS

EDUCATOR

MAKEUP-BEAUTY

MAKEUP-FANTASY

 

The winners from these categories will win some absolutely amazing prizes and kits! In addition to the great prizes, kits and recognition, the opportunity to participate in competitions like this one are invaluable; providing experience and education that can elevate one’s skills and foster an even greater passion for this industry.

Good luck to all our TSPA-Appleton students competing this year!

Past winners: 2016 & 2017

Winter-Educator

 Jake-Contemporary Classic

 Trentyn-Men’s

  Tehya-Contemporary Classic

   Dia-Makeup

Theresa-Texture

For more information about our Cosmetology or Aesthetics programs, or to schedule a tour, call 920-944-2758 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com.

The Importance of Job Shadowing

First Step In Becoming A Cosmetologist Or An Esthetician – Job Shadowing

Whether you’re a high school student or in your first years of college, you may be tossing around ideas of what you’d like to do with your future.  What career would you like to pursue? What type of lifestyle would you like to live?  Where would you want to settle down geographically and call home?  If you’re someone who is wavering on what type of career to choose or even someone who is pretty certain that you have it all figured out, you may want to set up some job shadowing experiences to make sure that you’re aware of what your “dream job” entails.

Job shadowing is the opportunity to observe others performing their daily routine in their environment.  It allows you to explore specific careers and to get a realistic picture of the tasks performed for that job.  This will allow you to make an informed decision about your career of choice!

The benefits and importance of job shadowing at The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton:

  • The ability to ask questions like these: What made you choose The Salon Professional Academy? What made you choose this career?  If you could go back, would you change anything?  What is your favorite and least favorite thing about this career?  Do you have advice that may help to make my experience go more smoothly?
  • Hands-on experience:  When job shadowing at TSPA-Appleton, not only are you able to observe how tasks are completed on the salon area and experience what classroom learning is like, but you will also get some hands-on experience yourself.  This is certainly beneficial to inspire or deter you from pursuing this career path further.
  • Scholarship possibilities: There are foundations out there, for example, the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation,  that offer scholarships for students seeking Cosmetology, Aesthetics, Makeup and Nail Artistry fields.  They offer scholarships to help offset the cost of your tuition.  Persons applying for these scholarships must go through the application process and if selected as a finalist, and will need to be enrolled in the program for that scholarship.  Job shadowing in that particular field can help show scholarship providers that you are serious about a career in that field.
  • Networking: Job shadowing is a great way to meet people in the profession that you are seeking.  In the future, you may be able to use those people to answer questions for you or have them write letters of recommendation on your behalf. While shadowing, you will also meet other students that can answer questions for you.

Job shadowing can be done through out the entire year, however summer is a great time to set up job shadowing opportunities. Enlist the help of your parents to make arrangements, suggestions, or to contact us on your behalf.  Set up job shadowing well in advance and, if possible, observe someone  for more than one day to get a better grasp of their day-to-day tasks.

Job shadowing is an invaluable experience that will help you narrow down your career choice and link your classroom experiences with work requirements.

If you are interested in setting up a job shadow here at The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton, please CALL Admissions at 920-944-2758, TEXT 920-931-0090 or EMAIL admissions@tspaappleton.com. We look forward to connecting with you!

 

 

Prom Doesn’t Have to Break The Bank

How to Enjoy Prom on a Budget

Prom can be such a fun part of high school. Finding a date, finding the perfect dress or suit, getting ready with your friends, and most importantly…the dance! Making the night memorable shouldn’t be too difficult. However, doing it all on a budget can be. That’s were we, The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Appleton, have put together a guide on how to enjoy prom without breaking the bank!

Getting Ready

The preparation before prom can be the most expensive part. Do not fret, we have tips and tricks on how to experience prom from the very beginning without spending too much.

Hair and Makeup

woman getting makeup done for prom There are a couple of ways you can look like a million bucks without spending it. Go to a local cosmetology school for your hair, makeup, and nails! Book with TSPA Appleton today so we can help you look amazing for your amazing night!

In fact, if you schedule your appointment in our student salon training area you can take advantage of our amazing prices. A special occasion hairstyle service starts at just $27 and makeup starts at just $10! We can help you create the perfect updo for prom, with braids, curls and so much romance your heart might burst. Add in our beautifully applied makeup and this is sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Schedule your appointment today and get ready to wow them all!

Finding a Dress or Tuxedo

women in prom dresses

Looking your best is a very important part of prom. You can look your best and still stay on your budget!

  • Borrow a dress or a suit from a friend or a relative. Chances are you’re not the first person to attend a prom.
  • Rent a dress or suit. No need to buy an expensive dress that you most likely will only wear once. But if you insist, we recommend Edith’s Bridal in the Fox River Mall!
  • Buy a vintage dress. Visit your local thrift store or check out consignment shops! You might find the perfect dress that is unique and even better, cheap! We love Tiffany’s Bridal and Consignment!
  • Make your own dress or suit. Wearing something that you made will not only save you money but will be so satisfying when everyone is gushing over your look. Take a risk, you may just love it!

Transportation

Couple taking selfie in front of car

Renting a limo can be too expensive. It doesn’t matter what gets you to the party, the only thing that matters is that you get there.

  • Have a family member or a friend be your chauffeur! Make it fun and have them dress up as well.
  • Ride with friends with whatever car you can take! When you’re with your friends, any situation can be fun and special.
  • Look around your community. See if your local activity center has a bus you can borrow. Dress it up and arrive in style.

Enjoy Yourself!

No matter how much money you do or don’t spend, the most important thing to do is to have fun! Prom can be a very special part of high school. Make it a positive experience for you and your friends! We love being able to be apart of the excitement of prom. Book an appointment with us today! From all of us here at The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton, we hope you have a magical prom!

All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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.