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

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 Jake-Contemporary Classic

 Trentyn-Men’s

  Tehya-Contemporary Classic

   Dia-Makeup

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

Redken Announces $35,000 in Scholarships for Prospective and Current TSPA Students!

35 Applicants Will Be Awarded $1000!

The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton is please to announce the 2018 Redken Scholarship is NOW AVAILABLE for current and prospective cosmetology students. Don’t miss this opportunity. Deadline is July 1, 2018.

For more information including scholarship guidelines and to download the application, please visit www.redkenscholarship.com.

If you have any questions, please call Tara in Admissions at 920-968-0434, text 920-931-0090 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com.

 

 

 

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!

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

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.

 

 

 

February 20, 2018 Open House

Explore Your Potential

Whether You Are Beginning To Explore Beauty School Campuses, Or Have Realized Your Current School Just Isn’t For You; The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton Cordially Invites You And Friends To Attend Our Open House from 1pm to 3pm and 5pm-7pm on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.

Graduates of the one-year program graduate salon ready as Redken Salon Professionals and become licensed, Cosmetologists or Hairstylists. Our expert faculty are beauty industry professionals who had once been in the same shoes as you so please, feel free to ask the questions you need answers to. Most of our students also leave with additional skills in MUD Makeup Artistry and Waxing. Salon owners are also welcomed to come experience our higher level of education and engage with current students and educators.  Be sure to ask about our Redken scholarships for cosmetology students. Come learn if being part of the world’s largest creative community is right for you!

Come ask all of your questions, get a great tour of the campus, meet with Admissions and Financial Aid and enjoy all that TSPA has to offer! If you can’t wait, please reach out to our incredible admissions team and get what you need today! Call or text 920-944-2758 or email admissions@tspaappleton.com

4 Easy Back To School Hairstyles

Can you believe it? September is here and we hope to ease the transition from summer to school with these 4 Back To School Hairstyles that all you girls could easily pull together. These hairstyles put a little twist to your usual hair up or down for the first week (and all the other weeks!) of school.

Let’s get started!

#1 Loose Beach Waves

1. Section your hair into two ponytails.

2. Start taking small sections of your ponytail and curl your hair with a curling wand.

3. Once all of your hair has been curled, take your ponytails out and give it a brush.

4. Add some Redken Quick Tease texturizing spray and backcomb your hair for more volume.

5. OPTIONAL– Add your favorite hair accessory!

 

#2 The French Braid

1. Take some hair at the top and separate it into three equal sections left, middle and right.

2. Take the left section, cross it over the middle one and combine it with the right section.

3. Take the right section, cross it over the middle and combine it with the left section.

4. And again, take the left section and cross it over the middle one, combining it with the right section. And you’ve mastered the technique! It may seem a tad confusing at first but with lots of practice, you’ll become a French braiding guru. Add more hair from the right, cross it over the middle. Add more hair from the left, cross it over the middle – so easy!! Continue this pattern all the way down.

A helpful tip would be to get a mirror to check the back from time to time.

5. Once you reach the nape of your neck, bring your hair to one side and finish off with a three strand braid.

6. OPTIONAL – Take a small piece of hair from the tail of your french braid and wrap it around your hair tie to create a clean look, secure with a bobby pin behind the ponytail.

 

#3 The Dutch Braid Ponytail

1. Separate your hair to create a part.

2. Start creating a French Dutch braid down the side of your head towards the back, and tie with a small elastic.

3. Pull all your hair, including the braid, into a low ponytail in the back.

4. Take the piece of hair within the ponytail, and wrap it around the base of the ponytail to cover your hair tie and secure with a bobby pin.

5. Don’t worry if pieces around your face are falling out – it adds to the effortless look!

And ta da!

 

#4 Dutch + French Braid Combo

1. Gather the top area of your hair and create a Dutch braid with it.

2. Gather a smaller bunch of hair on the left side of the Dutch braid you’ve just created and braid a French braid.

3. Repeat Step two on the right side of your Dutch braid.

VOILA! That’s all you need to do! How simple is that?

Do you have a passion for hair and would like to learn more about becoming a professional stylist? Our Admissions team is available and happy to assist with any questions you may have. Contact us HERE.

Financial Aid and Scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaappleton.com.

The Salon Professional Academy is located at 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914.

2017 Diamond Academy Winner

 

 

Redken Diamond Academy Awarded To TSPA Appleton Beauty School – 4X Winner!

 The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton is excited to announce we have won the 2017 Redken Diamond Academy Award for the 4th year in a row!  This represents a year long effort of accurate, timely reporting, consistent marketing, faithful brand management, frequent website updates, salon area training and performance, and staff development. Our Cosmetology and Aesthetics programs are 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.

 

Thank you to all of our dedicated students, staff and guests! Without you all, this prestigious award would not be possible.

Enroll now and find your place in our fun and friendly environment that is focused on the student experience and student success! For more information and to schedule a tour, call Admissions at 920-968-0434, TEXT 920-931-0090 or email Tara at admissions@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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What is Cosmetology?

 Defining Cosmetology & What You Can Do with Your Cosmetology Career

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What does a cosmetologist do? Being a cosmetologist goes beyond just cutting hair in a salon setting. As a cosmetologist, you always have to be on the cutting edge of trends and techniques. Licensed cosmetologists are well versed in their training. Their training covers all beauty aspects, client management, environment safety, and maintenance. In order to be truly successful, you also need to have the skills to accomplish nail and aesthetics services. Because cosmetologists work in so many different fields, you have to be exceptional in your management skills while also making each client feel like a star.

 

WHAT IS COSMETOLOGY?

So what is cosmetology? Cosmetology can be defined as “the professional skill or practice of beautifying the face, hair, and skin.” As you can see, cosmetology covers more than just hair. As a cosmetologist, you are also well trained in skincare, nails, and makeup. A cosmetologist can have many duties including:black-blue-candice-accola-color-Favim.com-2840027

  • Styling hair
  • Make-up design
  • Product developer
  • Salon owner
  • Private beauty consultant and much more

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY COSMETOLOGY LICENSE?

As a professional cosmetologist, the opportunities are limitless. With fashion and style accounting for so much in so many industries, cosmetologists are always in high demand. This gives any person with a great eye for style and personality the chance to enhance their lives. Just imagine, you can travel the world working with high-end product developers or be the hair and makeup stylist on the next blockbuster film! Here are some career paths cosmetologists have taken:

  • Salon Owner / Salon Consultant – Be your own boss or consult other salon owners how to be more successful.
  • Platform Artists – Take center stage with your big personality as a stylist & brand expert at beauty shows, educate stylists on new techniques…
  • Fashion Stylist – Be the stylist behind the scenes of runways and have your work be seen around the world
  • Educator Trainer – train future Cosmetologists at beauty schools
  • Celebrity Stylist – Prep anyone from new’s anchors to big TV or movie personalities for their in the ‘spotlight’ moments.

In order to start a career in cosmetology, you need the proper training. There are several requirements to become a professional cosmetologist, including passing the State Board exam. In order to prepare yourself for the exam, taking the proper courses offered at a beauty school is the best solution. Your training should enhance your creativity and give you a professional skill set. Some of the best cosmetologists are the ones that can blend their creativity into the beauty industry. If they can express their passion for fashion within the hairstyles, techniques and more they are able to produce.

So now that we’ve answered what cosmetology is, how do you get started? Find out how to become a cosmetologist. Check out our website to learn more! Do you have questions about TSPA cosmetology programs and how we can help you achieve your goals? Email or call Admissions at 920-968-0434 or text 920-931-0090.

SPARK 2/23/17

Get your SPARK on!

 

Copy of Electro House Flyer TemplateIf you are like most high school students in Wisconsin at the end of February, you have cabin fever! The winter STILL isn’t over and you need something to do right? We have a solution for you and your friends.

Join us on Thursday, February 23rd from 6pm-9pm for SPARK at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, where you can pick 2 services for only $20! That’s less than just 1 service in most salons. You will also have the opportunity to learn while you getting pampered. Maybe you need to know what color makeup is best for your eye color or skin tone? Maybe you want to have a consultation for a makeover? Maybe no matter what you do, you just can’t figure out how to do that style you saw on YouTube? Our Cosmetology students are ready to teach you!

SPARK will be held monthly. Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay posted with new dates for these events.

Questions, feel free to contact us at 920-968-0433 or email admissions here.

Address: 3355 W. College Ave. Appleton, WI 54914