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

Covid-19 Info

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

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!

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

 

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