How To Use Dry Shampoo

Whether your roots start to get shiny after a couple days (or what feels like hours!) without a shampoo, everybody’s hair eventually gets greasy. Enter dry shampoo, a miracle product that saves time and adds style. But what is dry shampoo? Redken Artist Brittany VanDyke says, “it’s simply powders in aerosol form that can absorb greasiness and give you texture.”

WHO SHOULD USE DRY SHAMPOO?

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Not everyone needs dry shampoo, but everyone can benefit from using it. If you’re looking to prolong the time in between shampoos, it’s definitely for you. It can also be used as a styling tool.

“Dry shampoo eliminates odor and oil, but it also helps to add body to the hair so even if it’s not oily, you can still use dry shampoo on day two or three or four of not shampooing just to revitalize the hair,” says Redken Artist Adina Doss.

Fun Fact: Sales of dry shampoo skyrocketed around 2011, but it’s actually been around since the Victorian era. Rumor has it, Marie Antoinette used perfume-laced powder in her hair to get her signature bouffant-styled up do.

HOW DO I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Hold the dry shampoo at least six-inches from hair, about the length of the can, so the product isn’t concentrating on one spot. For more texture, blast hair with a blow dryer to move the dry shampoo around scalp, then add styling products over the dry shampoo to give hair a revamp.

Using Redken’s Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo or Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair, which is tinted, make small vertical parts in hair and spray the shampoo on each section, Doss advises.

Doss also mentions that often people don’t use dry shampoo correctly either.

“It’s so misused it’s not even funny,” she says. “People don’t use enough of it they kind of spray it around hitting only their part line that people see the most, but one of the keys to using it is that you take small sections and spraying each section to full saturation.”

The fresh scent will make hair feel freshly washed, and the matte finish will give it a nice refresh.

WHEN SHOULD I USE DRY SHAMPOO?

Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender helps to absorb oil and maintain hairstyles.

Dry shampoo can also be used proactively as well. Spritz your roots with some dry shampoo before going to bed to get ahead of any grease.

“Stop the grease before it starts,” says VanDyke. Put on dry shampoo the night after a fresh blow dry or flat iron. If I put it in at night and sleep in it, my hair absorbs the dry shampoo better.”

CAN I USE DRY SHAMPOO FOR VOLUME AND STYLING?

Absolutely! Dry shampoo can also add dimension to hair. VanDyke uses the Pillow Proof Two Day Extender Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair when styling up-dos and creating braids to darken the sides of the scalp that are often more visible in these styles.

“Spray it on really lightly and it kind of fills in those gaps and gives you a thicker appearance,” she says.

HOW MUCH DRY SHAMPOO IS TOO MUCH DRY SHAMPOO?

Make no mistake, dry shampoo can definitely be overused. It’s easy to get spray happy, especially when you’re feeling greasier than normal. While, Pillow Proof is not going to weigh hair down, it will build up after multiple uses throughout the week, in which case adding a cleansing cream is important.

“Try the Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo once a week to clear everything off your hair and your scalp,” VanDyke says.

All in all, dry shampoo is an absolute must-have for anyone who needs a few extra minutes in the morning (so…pretty much everyone). 

Next time you visit The Salon Professional Academy-Appleton, ask your student stylist about dry-shampoo and how to use it in your hair.

Prices may vary depending on student level and products used; All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed educators. For more information on services offered please visit www.tspaappleton.com/guest-services/. Make an appointment today!

 

What Is Purple Shampoo Used For?

All blondes know that finding that perfect blonde shade takes time, money, and a commitment to keeping the color as fresh as when you left the salon. That’s where the beauty of purple shampoo comes in.

Purple shampoo is an absolute necessity for blondes to use in between hair coloring sessions as it easily helps keeps your blonde beautiful.

WHAT IS PURPLE SHAMPOO?

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Purple shampoo is just that—a shampoo with purple pigments that helps to keep undertones at bay. Think of it as your at-home toner that helps to beat brass.

The concept of purple shampoo might sound a little crazy to the blonde newbies, but ask any tried and true blonde and they’ll tell you it’s a must-have for keeping hair looking strong and bright.

WHY IS PURPLE SHAMPOO NECESSARY FOR BLONDE HAIR?

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Those of us with blonde hair need purple shampoo because of how the hair is lightened in the first place. According to Redken Artist Adina Doss “When I lift a client’s hair (colorist speak for lightening), there is an undertone that comes up, which I like to call ‘raw blonde.’ To get my clients to a richer, more quality blonde, I add a color treatment called a toner, specifically Redken’s Shades EQ, to eliminate any undesired undertones, whether that color is yellow or yellow-orange or even a reddish undertone.”

Those undertones can come out when the colorist applies a toner, but you may find they start to appear between color services as the toner fades. Insert the need for a purple shampoo to adjust tone at home!

Redken Artist Jaclyn Harwood says that these undertones can also be caused by things like sun, hard water or heat styling. For this reason, purple shampoo is not just for color-treated blondes. Natural blondes need it, too, Harwood says. In fact, those who’ve been jumping on the unicorn hair trend of purples and blue in their hair can also benefit from purple shampoo to help keep violet hues from fading.

Salon Tip: When a colorist lightens your hair, he or she should always use a toner as a step in the coloring process. Doss says this is a non-negotiable—so don’t be afraid to ask for it during your next service!

BUT, WHY IS PURPLE SHAMPOO PURPLE?

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“If you think of a color wheel, as basic as it sounds, whatever color you want to cancel out is directly across from it,” Doss says. “Directly across from yellow is purple. So, the purple helps eliminate the unwanted yellow colors from the hair.”

“It’s almost like a way to brighten the color to a cooler tone,” Harwood says. “So, if the hair has a little bit of a yellow tone, a pigmented purple shampoo is going to neutralize that warmth.”

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE PURPLE SHAMPOO?

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Keep in mind that purple shampoo does not replace your regular shampoo and should only be used once or twice a week. Doss warns that there is such a thing as too much purple.

“When you eliminate too much yellow, it visually ends up darker and a lot of people don’t want it to look darker,” she says. “So if you wash your hair twice a week, use the purple shampoo only once a week to keep the hair bright but not yellow.”

Harwood also adds that purple shampoo can be mixed with regular shampoo to add some of the violet pigment into a regular hair cleansing routine without any risk of going overboard.

Redken’s Color Extend Blondage, available in May 2018, is formulated with a Triple Acid Protein complex—amino, citric and maleic acids and wheat protein—that neutralizes unwanted undertones and helps strengthen hair’s cuticles while battling brass and keeping blondes bright

 Hot Tip: Aren’t sure which products best fit your regular haircare routine? Use the Hair Diagnostic Tool to find out! 

To schedule an appointment with one of our student stylists, please contact us at 920-968-0433. Visit our website at www.tspaappleton.com to see a menu of services.

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

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!

 

 

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

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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Beauty School Information You Need To Know

There’s so much information when it comes to applying for beauty school. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know it all at once! When you try to cover everything all at once, applying for school can feel really overwhelming. However, there are a few pieces of beauty school information that will get you started on the right track.Model Call Ad

 

YOU CAN APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Did you know that you can get scholarships, grants and loans for beauty school just like a four year university? If you fill out a FAFSA, you could be eligible for grants and loans through the federal government. Also, several beauty companies and organizations offer scholarships for students interested in cosmetology. The American Association of Cosmetology Grants & Scholarships has lots of amazing scholarships listed on their website. Check them out!

THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY IS GROWING

A lot of parents wonder if this industry will be right for their child. Can you really make a living as a cosmetologist? Of course you can! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment of barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists is projected to grow 10 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Most job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.” As far as salary goes, cosmetologists have the flexibility to make it what they want. The better you work, the more you earn. It’s as simple as that.

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If you want to start your career as soon as possible, Cosmetology is the way to go. In just about a year, you’ll graduate and be on your way towards a creative and rewarding career. If you’re interested in skincare, waxing and makeup, you can earn your Aesthetics degree in just 30 weeks. You’ll have a job you love in no time.

 

Ready to learn even more about beauty school? Set up a tour! We would love to answer any questions you might have. You can also visit our Instagram and Facebook to see what it’s like to be a student at The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Questions, please ask! Call us at 920-968-0434 or text 920-931-0090. Our Admissions Team is always happy to help!

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.