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

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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

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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!

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Career Fair-Making Connections

Career Fairs at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton provide students with the easiest possible way to make connections with Salons and Spas who may end up hiring them one day.  (Networking!)  Picture this: Anywhere from 10-25 Salon & Spa representatives from all over Wisconsin waiting to talk to YOU, the student!  Some of them are looking for full-time and others for part-time right out of school. How easy it is for you, the student, to initiate a conversation with an employer, hand over your resume, ask some intelligent questions, and end up making a great impression!  Maybe the Salon or Spa will decide that you are the perfect fit and you will be invited to interview!

Here are some pictures from our most recent Career Fair that was hosted on Monday, March 12th from 12:30-1:30 at TSPA-Appleton. Thank you to all of the Salons that attended this fair: Studio R, The Barbershop, Smartstyle, Newstyle Salon, Ulta Salon, Sparkle Darling, Regis Salon, Heads of Time, Cost Cutters and Sport Clips. If you are interested in adding talent to your team and would like to attend our next Career Fair on Monday, June 18, 2018,  email admissions@tspaappleton.com or call 920-968-0434 for more information.

 

 

 

Bioelements World Class School 2017

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 2017 Career Fair

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Making Connections at The Salon Professional Academy Career Fair

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

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

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

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Career Fair Scheduled for June 5th

CAREER FAIR Monday, June 5th.

Connect with local hiring salons.TSPA Appleton Cosmetology Career Fair

Appleton – Monday, June 5th, between 12:30pm – 1:30 pm At TSPA Appleton.

If you are considering a career in the beauty industry or a near graduate, The Salon Professional Academy Career Fair is a great event for you! This is your chance to meet and interview the local spas & salons who are looking to adopt fresh talent, like you. On Monday, June 5th,  between 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, come see who is going to be the best fit for your career. Maybe you would like to come to get some interviewing experience…maybe both.

Bring your questions, digital portfolios resumes, and get ready to show off your expertise! Don’t have your portfolio perfected yet? Don’t sweat it. Come for the experience. Our Career Fairs are all held quarterly throughout the year and have been a vital part of our student’s placement after graduation. And the best part, it’s free!

If you are a current or graduate of TSPA Appleton, or a salon looking to add to your creative family, you don’t want to miss this event. RSVP here or if you have questions, call Admissions at 920-968-0434. See you at the fair!

 

2016 Modern Salon Award

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TSPA-Appleton wins Modern Salon Excellence in Education Award

The purpose of the MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program  is to help the professional beauty school community gather, share and celebrate examples of great salon education experiences and beauty career development happening across the country.

In 2016, the crop of cosmetology schools entering the program brought plenty of benchmarks, measurable results and innovation into their application process. “School pride and powerful results were very evident this year,” says MODERN SALON Editorial Director Michele Musgrove. “We are so impressed with the variety of top schools in the U.S. that entered MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education 2016 program. We have chosen a select few that we believe show leadership and best practices that other schools can use to learn and grow.”

Honorees were determined based on key criteria in each category and grouped according to school size or whether or not they entered as a multi-unit school or single location. Two top honorees are recognized in each category—one individual school location and a multi-location school organization—and were announced Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, at the AACS Annual Convention & Expo in Orlando, Florida.

“On behalf of the entire professional beauty industry, we express gratitude that there are so many professional cosmetology schools continuing to do amazing and valuable work to shape the future of beauty,” said MODERN SALON Publisher Steve Reiss. “The purpose of Excellence in Education is to make sure more of these great schools get the attention they deserve.”

We are honored to be chosen as the MODERN SALON’s Excellence in Education program winner!  Congratulations to our team here at TSPA-Appleton and everyone in the community that has helped us make Trim Hunger such a huge success!

To see a list of all of the top honorees, please click here.

For more information on how you can become a future professional, visit our website, contact Admissions or call 920-968-0434.