I See London, I see France, I see Lime Crimes Opalescent Highlighter On Everyone

All the makeup students at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, are falling hard for the new Lime Crime Opalescent Highlights. This highlighter collection is a must have for 2017. The highlighters range from a beautiful buttery pink, to gold and peach. Wear it on your cheeks, lips or eyes, but this collection is defiantly not for the shy!

 

Pro Tip

“Before placing your fan brush into your powder highlighter, consider lightly misting your fan brush with MAC Fix +. This will help create a intensified metallic look to you skin.”

-Lacee Deniz

Skin Care and Makeup Educator at The Salon Professional Academy San Jose

 

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7 Questions To Ask On Your School Tour @ TSPA!

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You made the decision to invest in your future. You found the perfect cosmetology school #TSPA. You booked your school tour, now what…….. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), we realize starting a new career can be scary when you have a lot of questions.
That’s why Victoria Martin, our fabulous Admissions Advisor, is here to help you with questions like:

1. How do I pay for school?
2. What is the schedule like?
3. What is a Redken Diamond Academy?
4. What will I be learning?
5. What are the teachers and students like?
6. Is this the career for me?
7. What are the job opportunities after I graduate?

 

Victoria Martin gets these questions from potential students all the time. She is not just here to answer them, but also here to help you determine if this is the right career for you!

To schedule a one on one tour with Victoria, and get the above questions answered in less than 30 minutes.  Just Text or Call the word “TOUR” to (408) 784-4463.

Myth Busted: A Career In Cosmetology Can Be Lucrative & Rewarding!

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Thinking about becoming a hairstylist, but keep hearing your friends and family’s outdated opinion on the beauty industry! We know there is a lot of myths when it comes to working in the beauty industry, and  The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, a Redken Diamond Academy is here to show you the light to a stylish career. We have educators from different aspects of the beauty industry, from runway makeup and hair, film, print media and working for top corporate companies. They will show you that you can be successful, but you need to ask yourself, how hard are you willing to work?  Take Ted Gibson, celebrity hairstylist and brand ambassador. He began his career with humble beginnings, and now he holds the world in his hands! Check out the top 4 beauty myths busted by Ted Gibson Below.

Top 4 Beauty Myths Busted By Ted Gibson

What about Earnings? My parents worried that I wouldn’t earn a nice living in the beauty business, but I’ve found there is no earnings cap. Like many careers, success as a hairstylist is based on desire and work ethic. You can use your beauty school license to work in a salon, start a small business or work in a corporate environment.

What’s the demand? As long as hair and fingernails continue to grow, there will be a need for beauty professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists will increase by about 10 percent through 2024: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairdressers-and-cosmetologists.htm

Who hires beauty school graduates?Beauty careers are available in my hometown of Killeen, Texas, my adopted town of New York City and everywhere in between! Beauty careers can’t be sent offshore. You simply can’t get a facial on the Internet or a haircut from a call center. And salons are just one place where beauty professionals work. You’ll also find us in day spas, resorts, backstage at fashion and entertainment events, in product development labs and in publishing!

Making a Difference. What I love most about beauty is its transformative nature. I can change someone’s outlook with a great shampoo and massage. In my salon, I see beauty professionals changing people’s lives every day, and of course on TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” I work with other beauty professionals to help people reinvent their appearance and change their life every week.

Become a Hairstylist!

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Paying For School: Everything You Need To Know

Have you always wanted to apply for beauty school but finances were holding you back? At the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose we want anyone who has a passion for beauty to have the opportunity to apply for one of our programs. That’s why we offer a variety of financial aid options for students who qualify! If you’re a newbie when it comes to post-secondary education, or the different kinds of financial aid just make your head spin a little bit, we’re here to help you out.

→Already an expert in the financial assistance department? You can get your enrollment process started here.

What Are the Different Ways to Pay For School?

That’s right, we said “ways”! There are a wide variety of options available to qualifying students, each with their own benefits, depending on your individual situation

Here are some of the possibilities:

  • Federal Aid
  • State Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Private Assistance e.g. Non Profits, Employee Benefits

Federal Aid

Before applying for our financial aid options, you first have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA application combined with your tax return information will determine whether or not you’re eligible for financial aid assistance and which type you’re qualified to receive. After filling out your form, there are a few options that could be available to you.

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to students based on their financial need. The FAFSA application that you completed combined with your tax return determines if you qualify for a grant. Students normally don’t need to pay back the money they received from this type of financial aid. Our team in the financial aid office would love to talk with you more about this if you have any questions about this process!

Unlike a grant, a student loan is money for your education that you pay back once you’ve graduated. Your financial need determines whether subsidized or unsubsidized loans are best for you.

Before you fill out your FAFSA, you should know the difference between the types of loan options.

Unsubsidized Loans: Loans that are paid back and accrue interest while you’re in school.
Subsidized Loans: Loans that generally do not accrue interest until after the last date of attendance, when payment becomes due.
PLUS Loans: At our location, these loans are generally for parents of dependent students. In essence, the loan goes to your parent or guardian instead of you.

To find out what you qualify for individually, you’ll need to start your FAFSA application for the first step. You’ll want to make sure you set aside an hour (maybe a bit more if you’re a first-timer) to complete your application. You’ll be prompted to create an account to get an FSA ID, and then you’ll be able to begin your application.

You’ll want to have information such as your social security number, tax information, or any financial records that may apply if you’ve got investments or notable assets. Depending on how you filed your taxes for the previous year, you might be able to import them directly from the IRS website, but this option isn’t available for every application.

State Financial Aid

The type of loans, grants, and other kinds of financial aid available to you will vary from state to state, and depend on a variety of factors such as your income, family income, and more. Our school is located in California, so we encourage you to check out the California Student Aid Commission’s page on the types of aid offered in the state.

Special Circumstances to Keep in Mind

A number of special state, federal, and school-specific assistance options are available to students who fall into categories such as:

  • State and Federal Employees
  • Military Veterans

Scholarships from TSPA San Jose

At TSPA San Jose, we offer a variety of scholarships to students who qualify! . To check out the requirements and application steps, head over to our scholarships page for more information.

Private Assistance

You may have more options than you think for private financial assistance. You can use resources like the College Board scholarship search, a Google search, or peruse your local media for opportunities being offered by companies in your area.

Additionally, keep in mind that there are plenty of employers out there that will help contribute to your schooling while you’re employed there, from fast-food chains to call centers and corporations.

These options require a bit of creativity and resourcefulness more often than not, but can pay off big time in the long run.

How to Get Help With Financial Aid

We can throw all the information in the world at you, and it can still sometimes be overwhelming or confusing, especially if you’re a first-timer. This is meant to be a useful resource, but we always recommend that you speak to one of our friendly financial assistance reps, who can be reached at 408-784-4463.

They can provide information like our school code, answer general questions about the financial aid process, and tell you more about our programs.

While finances are one of the biggest hurdles to clear in most situations, you don’t have to let it stop you from pursuing your dream career at TSPA San Jose. Contacts us to start your beauty journey!

Paying For School

Hair: Belle Hair Envy

 

The count down is on! 

In just 12 hours the remake of  The Beauty & The Beast will be hitting movie theaters across the states, and we here at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, could not be more excited! Emma Watson is playing the lead role as Belle, and from what we have seen from the movie previews, she is perfect. We have noticed all the amazing hairstyles that where created for her character, and with prom approaching I am sure one of Belles modern romantic updos might be just what you have in mind for prom night. Check out this beautiful Belle inspired updo by  Jackie Wyers. Happy watching and enjoy!

The 4 Most Inspiring Books To Read in Cosmetology School!

The Educators at The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Diamond Academy in San Jose, love to inspire out students. We are always on the hunt for new techniques, looks and of course books! We asked our educators to list some of their favorite reads that have inspired them to grow as artists, and to create a career and life they love as hairstylists. Check out their top 4 books, some by the top salons owners in the country.

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Hair By Sam Mcknight

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Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin

Are you ready to change your life and start working in a fun and stylish career as a cosmetologist?

Be sure to email as or give us a ring at (408) 579-9111 to set up your TSPA tour!

Must Have Hair Color Trends For Sping 2017

 

It is almost spring time in San Jose, California and that means it time to checkout all the newest hair color trends for spring 2017. The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Diamond academy is known for teaching and create on trend hair coloring techniques. We thought we would share with you all the delicious hues that have been popping up on the runway and the beauty blogs. If your brave! Maybe try one for yourself, or even better, become a cosmetology student at The Salon Professional academy in San Jose and learn how to create these one of a kind hair color looks. Be sure to send us and email to set up your TSPA salon today!



Rose Gold

Classic, fun and on trend with the metal tone of the season.

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Contoured Hair

Like the name states, this hair color will contour and high lite the shape of your face.

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Greenery

Dubbed the color of the year by Pantone. I know a little wild, but hey it is fun!

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The Art of Balayage With Redken Educator Korrine

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A technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.
The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, the number one cosmetology school to study the art of hair color, had the pleasure of hosting Korrine from Line 54 Hair Studio.  Korrine is a master Redken educator with over 10 years of experience. She has a passion for teaching the art of balayage, which is why she stopped by TSPA today! She taught out students about the latest trends and techniques when it comes to creating Instagram worthy balayage hair color.
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Korrine why do you love the balayage look?
” I love pretty hair! The balayage look is versatile for all hairstyles.”
Do you want to become a color specialist and master the timeless balayage technique?
Be sure to contact us to set up a time for your tour at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose.
We look forward to seeing you at TSPA.