Kim Kardashian’s Daily Makeup Routine Costs Over $700

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to learned about Kim K’s $700.00 makeup routine!

This week our girl Kim Kardashian gave us more insight in her personal makeup routine on her app. We learned that Kim’s makeup routine cost over $700.00 bucks! You will be surprised to learn that she is not all about luxury products, she also has some goodies from your local CVS and Sephora. Some of her top makeup bag must haves are, Neutrogena night calming face wipes, Giogio Armani fluid sheer foundation and Nars Blush in orgasm. Checkout the clip below, to get a sneak peek of the look.

Want to learn to create smokey eyes like Kim’s? Learn how to smoke, shade and highlight a models face to  perfection when you enroll into our cosmetology, aesthetics or makeup program at The Salon professional Academy in San Jose.


Guest Artist: Award Winning FX Makeup Artist!

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to welcome award winning special FX makeup artist Elizabeth Fox to the TSPA campus. Elizabeth will be on campus to teach our students how to create wounds and bruises. The FX class is happening at The Salon Professional Academy on October 26th, 2016. We are so excited to have Elizabeth at TPSA. Check out some of her work below!



Elizabeth Fox has been a professional working makeup artist since 2000, with over 20 feature films to her credit.

Elizabeth was a molder at Evolution Effects and Steve Johnson’s XFX lab.  She won Best FX Makeup at the Chicago Horror Festival, the same year she collaborated with Danny Devito on his series of short horror films titled Splatter Shorts.  In 2007, Elizabeth came home to the Bay Area where she continues to shoot commercials, film and TV, along with teaching.  Elizabeth’s work has appeared in numerous national magazines, during a commercial break at the Super bowl, on billboards & buses and even on the showgirls for Ringling Bro’s Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Fall Hair Trends


Hair color:

Most seasons hair trends rely on techniques like somber, balayage, and babylights. This fall is all about the tone. Finding a modern well blended tone that is. Most popular right now are golden and strawberry blonde tones. Also being perfectly rooted or having sun kissed highlights that look like the result of summer spent in the beach. Fall means warm chestnut and rich Carmel just at the ends of a grown out ombre. Easiest part about fall is most people went blonde over summer so these warmer tones are easy to do without making a huge change.



Hair cut:
Once you’ve decided on a color no its time to decide on a cut. Long hair is always in but short hair seems to be along more popular these days. Bobs, lobs and all mid length hair cuts are still hot. It’s also bang season. Don’t worry if you’re afraid of the chop mermaid locks are still always on trend.


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Hair style:

The time for sleek pony tails and neat hair styles is no more. Knot buns are all the rage right now and there’s one for every personality. From intricate twists to messy loops you can do a loose knot bun or a tight one. You can even just scrunch that hair all into mess on top of your head. Also in are waves and you doing have to be an expert to achieve them. They are the result you get from sleeping in buns or braiding your hair and unwinding it just before you get to work. Parting hair in the center these days gives it a softer more cooler look which is also easier and everything you’re going for.


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Home Remedies For Healthier Hair

Tricks and tips for healthier hair at home

Can’t afford an expensive hair mask or treatment from a salon? Well you might have a treatment at home closer than you think that you can make with the ingredients from your fridge. These inexpensive tricks will condition your brittle dried out locks leaving you with much healthier hair than you had before.



1. Mash up an avocado with one egg then apply to wet hair leave on for 20 minutes then rinse several times. Avocados are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals that will help restore luster to the hair.



2. Massaging butter into your hair in small amounts will add shine. Leave on for 20n minutes then shampoo and condition as usual.




3. Put moisture back into dry hair by warming up ½ cup olive oil and rubbing it into hair. Wrap in plastic or towel and leave on for 45 minutes then shampoo and completely rinse.





4. Tea can give hair a natural shine and also enhance hair color. Use a quart of warm unsweetened tea as a final rinse after regular shampoo.






5. Mixing an egg with your shampoo can add protein back to the hair.




6. Before the beach or after a swim protect hair from harsh elements/chemicals with homemade rinse of ¼ cup apple cider mixed with ¾ cup water to help cleanse hair.






Homemade Hair Masks for Dry or Damaged Hair


Can I get a facial while pregnant?





Can I get a facial while pregnant? This is one of the most important question we often get asked here at The Salon Professional Academy with our Dermalogica spa treatments, and the answer is yes! You can safely indulge in a Dermalogica basic facial here at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose. If your skin care therapist feels your skin is resilient enough to handle the Deramalogica basic facial, they may also include extractions to help purify your skin even more. Your skincare therapist might even find that you skin is hyper sensitive during your pregnancy and will recommend the Dermalogica Ultra Calming facial.

There will be some service types and products that you do need to avoid during your pregnancy. A major skin care ingredient you need to stop using and avoid during this time is retinoids.  Retinoid’s are a type of vitamin A. They are important in a skin care regime to help with cell turn over and prevent collagen loss, but retinoids can be harmful to your unborn child. A service that must be avoided is chemical peels. Chemical peels can include the following chemicals: lactic acid, glycolic, salicylic.  Glycolic and salicylic have not been proven to be safe during pregnancy, but lactic acid peels have. Lactic acids peels are safe during pregnancy, because they are gentle on the skin and lactic acid is found natural in the body.

We would love for all moms to be, to come relax and enjoy a Dermalogica facial at our student spa, but before you book your appointment make sure to consult with your Doctor before any treatment. We look forward to pampering you in our spa.





Kylie Jenner Lipsticks for Less


Ever since Kylie Jenner has come out with her own cosmetics line just about everyone’s tried to get their hands on the instantly sold out lip kits. That comes with a matte lipstick as well as a pencil liner for $29. But what most people are not aware of is that are 42 other lines that are extremely similar to Jenner’s lipsticks. The best part about the dupes is they won’t break your bank either. Kylie’s lipsticks cost around $29 vs the other guys who cost as low as $6-$22. Among the 7 most popular shades you can find all on either Colour Pop or NYX website for just $6.





Candy K   VS    Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Clueless

Dolce K   VS     Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Beeper

True Brown K   VS   Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Limbo

Posie K   VS  NYX  Matte Lipstick: Whipped caviar

Koko k VS Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Mindi

Mary Jo K  VS  Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Creeper

22   VS   Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Succulent

So now you can get the same popular lips for a lot less. There are other brands and colors they have dupes for this is just the most popular shades for the cheapest PRICE.




Heatcure Redken Professional restoration service for hair

One of the biggest culprits of damaged hair is heat however it is also the most effective way to restore it. The heatcure professional service is different from other restorative treatments because it can only be activated when using with its specifically designed tool. It can last up to 10 washes and be used on fine-medium, coarse and curly hair. Even the most damaged hair is instantly restored to a healthy vibrant look and feel. The treatment also includes a at home weekly at home self-heating mask that can be used in-between services.


After shampooing your stylist will apply 4-7 pumps of heat cure to your wet hair then taking the specially designed tool that is specifically designed to be used at a low temperature of 284’F. They will glide through your hair section to activate the formula. When finished the stylist will rinse your hair and style as usual.


How to use heatcure self-heating mask at home

  1. Peel before shower, open mask so it can start the self-heating.
  2. Wait 2-4 minutes for mask to start heating (do not put under water)
  3. After shampoo open and squeeze contents into hands and distribute formula through hair. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse.


Based off of a 50 women focus group…

96%  of clients agree there hair felt more conditioned

94%  agreed it looked healthier 10 washed later

70%  of clients were satisfied

96%  of clients who tried at home treatment agreed hair felt more nourished and conditioned

86%  agreed hair looked healthier

80% agreed hair felt less damaged

Braids are no longer for school girls!

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is on top of fall trends. Braids!

New York Fashion Week just started and already all different types of braids can be seen all over the runways. Boxer braids, boho braids and even modern french braids. Thanks to the movie Frozen and Games of Thrones, braids are the must have hair style for fall 2016. Braids are no longer for school girls! See some of the stylish ways to wear braids this fall.

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Want to become a master hair braider? The Salon Professional Academy will teach you how to dutch, fishtail and rope intricate khaleesi worthy braids in our cosmetology program, and you can always stop by and have your braids did before your night out!


Posh Spice is teaming up with world makeup leader Estée Lauder.

Estee Lauder and Victoria Beckham have teamed up this fall to give us an exclusive 14 piece collection inspired by four very stylish cities. London, Los Angeles, New York City and Paris. Victoria says “Expect L.A. to be “strong, youthful, and fresh” and London to be “a bit edgy, a little bit rock-’n’-roll,” Expect this collection to sell out fast!

The Salon Professional Academy (a beauty school in San jose, Ca)  offers Basic to Advanced Make Up courses within the Esthetics and Cosmetology programs.