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!

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.

FREE Halloween Makeup Spook-tacular Demo’s

Up your Halloween makeup game Tuesday, October 8th between 5pm & 7pm

🕷 Whether you’re going trick or treating or crashing the dopest parties on Halloween, our FREE Demos are going to help you scoop up the big prizes and leave the apple dunking tank to the amateurs!  🦇 Watch & Learn some of the coolest & scariest concepts come to life 😈 Bring Your BFF’s👻 Have questions about how you can achieve a look? Bring them all – no matter how batty they are!

Join Us Tuesday, October 8th between 5pm & 7pm

RSVP bytexting SPOOKTACULAR now to reserve your spot! 920-931-0090

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!

 

Cosmetology School Tuition Cost

How can you tell how much cosmetology school will really cost?

Cosmetology school tuition may seem expensive. In reality,  it’s often more affordable than you think. The costs depend on which campus you’ll be attending, what beauty program you enroll into, if you’ll be applying for scholarships and how much financial aid you’ll receive. 

What other expenses will I have?

Aside from tuition and fees, students have to pay for their own kits and supplies. You’ll also have to cover living expenses, such as transportation costs. For things like personal expenses, colleges will say your personal expenses should be 100 dollars a month, and that’s what they put in when they’re figuring financial aid. But you may know that you’re actually spending 75 dollars a month, or 300 dollars a month. So you have to say, okay, my lifestyle is going to depend on me spending 300 dollars a month, so, therefore, my cost of college — if I want to continue that lifestyle — is going to be higher than what the average is, or lower. 

What will Cosmetology school really cost me?

Probably less than you think. The best way to figure out what our cosmetology school may really cost you is to find out your estimated net price. This is usually far lower than the published price. Your net price for a college is the published price of tuition and fees minus your gift aid and education tax benefits. Gift aid includes grants (up to $9,100) and scholarships but not loans. When you consider net price instead of sticker price, you may realize that you can afford a college you thought was out of your financial reach. Whether you’re paying for the whole thing or you’re on financial aid — you should talk  to Jess in the financial aid office about what the real-life experience is for the different things that you think you’re going to want to do when you’re in school. Learn about financial aid and how it can work for you. Come to our Affordability workshop Sept 26th 5pm – 7pm. 

Is attending cosmetology school really worth it?

Graduating cosmetology or beauty school has many benefits. For instance, people who graduate from technical colleges earn on average $200,000 more, in a lifetime, than those who did not choose education beyond high school. A TSPA cosmetology graduate will have multi-cultural skill-sets beyond cutting and coloring hair. Our graduates will know how to earn extra income by prescribing and selling products,  provide express facials and nail care services

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}}

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.