5 Characteristic Traits That Lead To Salon Success

A successful career in Cosmetology is only half of the battle when it comes to achieving and maintaining salon success.  TSPA Appleton’s beauty school 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. However, while all those traits are super important let’s dive into 5 Character Traits that can lead salon professionals to great success.

  1. Determination– Determination is the force or drive one has when they want to achieve their goals and dreams. With long hours, rotating schedule, competitive market, product sales, building and maintaining a steady clientele, cosmetology is not for the faint of heart. It’s extremely important to make sure that focus and determination are key elements in helping you achieve your short term goals and eventually long term goals.
  2. Listening– Being a successful hairstylist means listening to your clients in more ways than one. Active listening is extremely important but so is being aware of your client’s body language. Noticing visual cues can help you know what your clients’ needs and expectations are.
  3. Creativity– Cosmetology is a creative field where clients are able to rely on their stylist’s options to help them make important decisions when it comes to their looks. Being someone who is creative you are able to find beauty in almost everything and in turn, this allows you to create beauty every single day by working with new innovative techniques.
  4. Confidence– A key ingredient in having your own happiness and success depends largely on how confident you are. Self-confidence is all about believing that you have the power within yourself to be and do whatever you set your mind too. As you enter the beauty industry, remember that a successful beauty artist is a journey, not a sprint. All you need is experience and willingness to grow. “The key to your own success and happiness lies within.” – Jon Gonzales
  5. Passion– As a beauty artist, hair and body becomes your canvas. Your love for creating beautiful work comes from the tools that are taught and combined with numerous influences that create a masterpiece. You cannot put a price on the joy that one feels after you create a lasting change that helps them feel beautiful inside and out. Without passion, there is no purpose and no life in the masterpiece that was created.

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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.