Explore Our Temporarily Available Online Education

As we continue to get daily information about the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty this has caused in our lives. With recommendations to stay inside as much as possible, you may be wondering what you can do now to make sure you come out of quarantine ready to jumpstart a beauty career. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, our number one priority is to help our students learn what they love in a safe environment. That’s why we’re now offering both virtual tours and distance learning! Find out what an online beauty education with us looks like and how you can get started.

How Do I Prepare for a Virtual Tour?

The first thing you can do to get your online beauty experience started is by setting up a virtual tour of our school. With social distancing changing our lives, our team has been hard at work to make sure that you can still tour our campus with the only difference being that you’re doing it from home now.

So what does that mean? You’ll still have time to ask our team all your questions that are specific to your beauty journey. During your tour, you’ll still have the opportunity to see our campus so you can envision where you could be learning techniques when our school opens up again. And for those worried about financial aid, we still got you covered! Part of our virtual tour is dedicated to helping you begin the financial aid process so you can find out which options you might qualify for. We’ll be there when you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and after to walk you through each option!

Wondering how you can schedule your virtual tour? All you have to do is contact us or fill out a form on our website just like we’ve always done it. Someone from our team will be reaching out to you shortly after to help you get started!

How Do I Learn Beauty Online?

We know that many of you are probably wondering what your online education would look like. Thanks to our amazing educators and staff, we’ve worked to shift our classes into a safe online setting. This means that you’ll be learning all about the same skills and techniques you’d learn normally in our classroom but now you’d be studying them with our teachers at home via Zoom. The best part is that you can still complete both your practical and theoretical lessons now that California has approved online practical work.

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Whether you want to study cosmetology or esthetics at our school, both are still available for you to get started here! Although we wish we could watch our students become beauty professionals in our salon, we’re grateful that we can still give them the opportunity to pursue a career they’re passionate about. And it’s important to remember that this is only temporary. We’re looking forward to when it’s safe to open up our doors again so we can be with our students as they continue their beauty journey!

How Do I Enroll for Online Classes?

Just like before, you can apply for one of our programs by going on to our website and clicking the “Apply Now” button to get started. Even though our students will be temporarily learning from home, there are still some things you’ll need to provide before enrolling in one of our programs. Make sure you have:

  • Official high school transcripts or a GED
  • A form of identification like a driver’s license or birth certificate
  • Financial aid form and requirements
  • Your enrollment documents

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We want you to know that we’re committed to making sure your dream of attending beauty school doesn’t have to be put on hold. If you have any more questions about what an online education with us looks like, we’d be happy to talk with you. We hope that you’re all staying safe and healthy!

CAN I STILL START CLASSES? Your Most Common Questions Answered Here …THE NEW NORMAL ✨✨✨


What is Normal nowadays, right? What is normal is:

  • We are all stuck at home
  • Working from home (unless you are considered essential)
  • Taking care of kids from home
  • Teaching your children from home
  • Groceries are now an event where you have to wait in line
  • Toilet paper is a hot commodity
  • And Sanitizer is the new perfume
  • Face Masks are a necessity
  • Keeping social distance from friends and family is a part of life

However now is a great time to reflect on YOUR FUTURE! What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? And if you are thinking about a career in the Beauty Industry getting the proper information is the next steps! There is so much time to reflect and that doest mean Your DREAMS stop!

At The Salon Professional Academy located at Westgate Mall we wanted to SHARE some information and answer some Questions that have come up during this New World Order!

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Question: Can I tour the school?

Answer: Yes, however it is a Virtual Tour.

Question: What is a Virtual Tour?

Answer: A Virtual Tour is a tour conducted via video chat through Zoom where everyone is on camera. The Admissions Advisor & Financial Aid Advisor will guide you through a Power Point that answers all of your questions about curriculum, coursework, program schedules, Temporary Distance Learning, returning on campus classes, apparel code, books and kit and much, financial aid, payments options and much more.

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Question: How long does the Virtual Tour take?

Answer: A Virtual Tour Takes About an hour and half. The reason it is this time frame is because you also have the opportunity to find out information about the financial aid process.



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Question: Can I still fill out a FAFSA?

Answer: The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. During your Virtual Tour you will be guided how to start the FAFSA process. There is no commitment or pressure to enroll at this time. It is just to get you started with an estimate what your “Out of Pocket Cost” might be.


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What is “Out of Pocket Cost”?

Answer: Depending if you qualify for Financial Aid, you can have loans or grants. Grants do not have to be paid back. Loans are paid back 6 months after you graduate over a 10 year period. If you prefer to choose cash options per month there are several available to fit your budget that is also discussed during the financial aid portion of your Virtual Tour.

Loans&Grants you can get “Up To”: (Grants do not have to be paid back)

Cosmetology Loans    $17,667.00 (Independent), $10, 556.00 (Dependent)

Cosmetology Grants   $6,195.00

Esthetics                       $6,333.00 (Independent), $3,667.00 (Dependent)

Esthetics Grants          $4,130.00

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Question: Can I still enroll in school?

Answer: Yes you can. Based on the admissions requirements specified in our Catalog, you still need to have the following:

Verified high school diploma, official transcripts or GED, 17 years or older, Verified Enrollment documents & requirements, Verified Financial Aid requirements, Identification via drivers license, passport or birth certificate


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Question: How does Temporary Distance Learning work?

Answer: While there is Shelter in Place you will be learning online via Zoom. You will need an iPad/tablet, lap top or desk top as well as wifi. You have theory classes as well as practical work, which has just recently been approved in California. Once the Shelter in Place is removed, your classes will be on campus. At this time we are awaiting the official date of reopening.


For further information fill out this form here https://bit.ly/VirtualTours

Now so we may assist in any way we can! Until then Stay Safe! And let us not forget there is a Bright Future waiting for you!

You can also reach us by calling 408-703-8757 or email Kristen@TSPASanJose.com.




Ms.Magz, Director at The Salon Professional Academy