Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist

What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you always doing someone’s hair color in your head? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school!

The good news is that just about anyone can get into a cosmetology school.

Here’s the scoop on cosmetology school requirements what you need to do to get into cosmetology school, and the classes you’ll need to take to become a salon ready Redken cosmetologist:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D: Cosmetology schools require a basic education to get in and you must have either a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: Cosmetology schools admit people of all ages and backgrounds. However, the state of Wisconsin requires our students to be 18 years of age. It’s the diploma’s or G.E.D.’s that future stylists need to have in order to get into cosmetology. 
  • Basic English skills: All kinds of people enroll in classes, but courses at TSPA are taught in English. The ability to follow along in basic English will help you do well.
  • Pass basic classes: To get your certificate or degree, you’ll take fun courses on haircutting and styling, skin care, make-up application, and more.
  • A passion for the job: If you love to style your friends and help others discover their own beauty, you’ll love your cosmetology courses!

With cosmetology programs available near you and online, you can get started on your new career today! Contact Michaela in admissions. Get started now, book a live or virtual tour. Don’t Forget To Ask About The $15,000 Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships That Can Help You Graduate Debt Free!

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Covid-19 Info

Updated June 1st, 2020:

ITS TIME! WE ARE OPEN.

TSPA Appleton is taking extra steps and precautions to provide a safe environment for all guests, staff, and students. We are sanitizing stations with alcohol-based sanitizer and equipment before, during, and after each client.  We ask that everyone, guests/students and staff always wear a mask to and during their appointment. Upon arrival, we ask that you please wait in your car call 920.968.0433 ext 124 to let the guest services staff know you are here for your appointment. At the doors of The Academy, we will take your temperature, have you fill out a disclosure, and properly sanitize your hands before your stylist brings you to your clean station.

We ask at this time that you come alone and refrain from bringing extra personal possessions into The Academy. We know that while this might be different, we are currently choosing to not use our waiting area in the hopes of being able to eliminate as many germs and contact with other people as we possibly can. All appointment times have been adjusted to allow the students time to properly clean and sanitize between clients.

Please call The Academy if you have been in contact or live with anyone that has any of the following symptoms that are representative of COVID-19: Fever, Shortness of Breath, Dry Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, and Loss of Smell or Taste. We would LOVE to reschedule your appointment. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding.

 

UPDATED MAY 15, 2020:

AN UPDATE ON OUR REOPENING PLAN.

While The Salon Professional Academy Appleton has been closed and remains closed at this time, we’ve been working to bring you a brand new TSPA experience, powered by technology and designed with the health and safety of our guests, students and team members in mind.

We look forward to providing you with updates about The Academy and Student Salon Training Area’s reopening plans for the upcoming weeks.  We want to share how we can reopen better, safer, and stronger than ever before.

Our New Experience will encourage social distancing and minimize contact, and we’ll continue to closely follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials. As soon as we determine when we can safely welcome you back, we’ll send you an update with details to follow and the next steps.

Thank you so much for your continued patience as we navigate uncharted waters. We look forward to having you all back in the building with us very soon.

Stay safe,

TSPA APPLETON TEAM

 

 

UPDATED April 14, 2020:

Attention Guests- TSPA Appleton has been closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. In an attempt to keep our students and clients safe as well as abide by the Safe At Home order, our Studnet Salon Training Area will remain closed until further notice. Please visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram for updates as we will be updating them frequently when we have information.

 

Dearest TSPA Appleton Students, Parents, Guests, and Staff,

As we’ve monitored the rapidly-changing nature of COVID-19, we have kept the safety and well being of our students, guests, and staff at the forefront of our minds and hearts. We will be following Governor Tony Evers’s order for a ban on the mass gathering of 10 people or more.  Effective Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 we will be temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram for updates as we will be updating them frequently when we have information.

Respectfully,

Fred, Josif and Margaret

Owners

Employment Opportunities: Jobs in the beauty industry

Beyond the Salon: The Wide World of Beauty Careers 

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

 What can you do with a cosmetology career?

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

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

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

Alumni Spotlight: Delaney W.

Alumni Spotlight: Delaney W. 

Meet Delaney W. she is a TSPA Appleton Alumni that graduated on September 27, 2018. Delaney started her journey in our 2017 September Cosmetology class where she joined 11 other talented student stylists. At TSPA, we know 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. The year-long Cosmetology 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.

After a journey that has brought her to many places, Delaney finally landed in a place that she calls home, Sankalpa Salon. Working alongside some fantastic and inspirational stylists Delaney gets an opportunity to learn one-on-one with Redken trained artists to help her grow, learn and succeed in her craft.

1. Why are you passionate about this industry?

I’m passionate about this industry because I want to make people look and feel their best. It’s very rewarding to see people embrace new trends and styles.

2. Where did life take you after The Salon Professional Academy and what has your journey been like since?

I would say my journey has consisted of a few ups and downs. I landed in a salon that didn’t feel like home. Another opportunity opened up and I was able to train as an associate under an amazing Redken Artist who eventually opened up her own salon and I was asked to join her team and I took the opportunity.

3. Tell me something that you learned about yourself or the industry (or both) from attending school at The Salon Professional Academy?

The reason that I am the stylist today is because of the educators that work at the TSPA. They are extremely knowledgeable about Redken, a brand that grew to love. After I graduated, I could still reach out to the educators for guidance. They truly helped me see my true potential when I sometimes couldn’t see it for myself.


4. What is something amazing you have gotten to do because of being a stylist and tell me about the experience?

One of the coolest experiences that I got to be part of was going to The Redken Exchange in New York City in August of 2019. Being surrounded by Redken Artists and other stylists for hands-on learning was really rewarding. I was also able to meet a Redken Global Artist and a few other Redken Artists.


5. What are some of your professional goals?

My current goal right now is to become a level 3 stylist.


6. What advice would you give someone contemplating going to cosmetology school?

Try it! You might like it! Don’t be swayed by others opinions that you have to go to a 4-year college. I’ve met some of the most amazing people in the industry. You never know where your creativity might lead you.

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Michaela in admissions is just a call (920-944-2758), email or text(920-931-0090) away from your future.

Tips For Taking Online Beauty School Classes

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

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) just launched temporary distance-learning or temporary online learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Just like it is for you, it is new to us as well. We are all a little stressed and adapting to our new world as quickly as possible. To make your transition into the beauty world smooth, here are our top 3 tips to help you launch your online classes –

Tips For Online Learning:

  1.  Manage your time. Set up a view of your daily & weekly schedule by first mapping out a calendar of all of the assignment and activity due dates along with work and family commitments. It’s okay to be selfish, block off time each week to get classwork done. Online classes tend to have a weekly flow and include discussion boards that require student participation. Plan to be a part of the conversation.
  2. Be a good participant. Good discussions are thoughtful, your best resources to help you bring good discussion starters can be from peer conversations, headlines, lecture and course materials. Great responses go beyond agreeing with your peers. Build on the discussion with your own ideas and experiences. 
  3. Build your social community. Share contact information with your peers to connect on homework assignments and for social support. Be a part of  TSPA’s Facebook pages for enrolled students to get the best information fast and easy access to peer conversations on campus and homework topics. Your campus is here to support you every step of the way. Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Be kind to yourself. We are all in uncharted territory right now but we all have each other’s support even if it’s temporarily from a distance right now. 

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Michaela in admissions is just a call (920-944-2758), email or text(920-931-0090) away from your future.

 

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

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

Stuck at Home? Start a New Cosmetology Career!

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

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

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

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

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Michaela in admissions is just a call (920-944-2758), email or text(920-931-0090) away from your future.

 

DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: Is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!

Why?

The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That’s why the job outlook for cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists, and make-up artists is better than any other field right now. The need is so great that you can start working and earning as soon as you complete a short trade school certificate in cosmetology!

How can you cash in on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions counselors to find out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school. Programs are short and affordable, and available in all areas of cosmetology.

An affordable trade school certificate can put you on the road to work in no time. If you want a career path with a stable financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology program! Start School From Your Home – Online learning has begun. Book your virtual tour with Michaela: 920-944-2758 Admissions Text: 920-931-0090

 

Demand Grows For Trade Schools

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!