A Year in Beauty: Our 2020 Recap

We all know that 2020 didn’t turn out how any of us expected. With everything that happened, we wanted to end this year on a high note by taking a look at some of the important things we learned about the beauty industry. Read our year in review to refresh your memories on some of the blogs we wrote throughout 2020!

How to Become a Cosmetologist in California

Beauty school may be the first step to becoming a licensed cosmetologist in California but that’s not the only thing you need to do to pursue a career in this industry. There’s a lot to know about how to prepare for beauty school and what happens after graduation. We know it can seem like a lot, which is why we broke down all the steps in our blog so you can feel confident when getting started.

How to Keep Your Beauty Space Clean

It’s always important to make sure you’re staying clean and healthy but 2020 took that to a whole new level. That’s why we thought it was important to create a beauty sanitation guide so you can feel comfortable knowing that your eye makeup and other beauty supplies are safe to use. Read our blog to find out all you need to know about cleaning everything from your eye makeup to your beauty station as a licensed cosmetologist.

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How to Create a Killer Beauty Resume

Are you just graduating from beauty school or getting close to finishing your program? There’s nothing more exciting than researching all the career options that could be available to you as a graduate. Before you can take this next step and apply for your dream job, however, it’s likely that you’ll need to write a beauty resume before. Not sure how to format your resume and what to include in it? Don’t worry, we lay all that out for you and more in our blog!

5 Things to Do Before Your First Day of Beauty School

There’s nothing more exciting than starting an education that you feel passionate about. But we understand that it can still feel overwhelming to know how to prepare for this next step. Beauty school isn’t like high school or traditional college, which is why we made this list of ways you can get ready for your first day. Picking out a killer outfit is just the beginning! Learn what other four things you can do in our blog.

7 Skincare Tips to Prevent Maskne

We’ve always known the importance of taking care of your skin but we never imagined that we’d have to take face masks into account. It’s just been another adjustment we’ve had to make in 2020. You don’t have to figure out this one by yourself though! Our blog covers all the essential tips you need to avoid any “maskne” and keep your skin looking smooth and healthy.

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Learn More About Beauty With Us

Now that you know more about the beauty industry through our year in review, we think you’re ready to take the next step and apply for one of our programs! We have a team of industry professionals who can’t wait to meet you and help you succeed in the world you love. Contact us today to learn more about us and how you can get started.

How to Crush Your Goals in 2021

We think it’s safe to say that we’re all feeling a little worn out from everything that’s happened in 2020. Over the last few months, a lot of people have struggled to feel motivated to go after their goals. But as we start to head into the new year, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to get recharged and ready to look toward starting an education you feel passionate about!

So how can you stay motivated after the year we just had? We’ve got you covered with our list of ways to crush your beauty goals in 2021!

Spread Out Your Goals

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with one big goal that isn’t clear to you where to start. Especially after the year we’ve had, it’s important that you be kind to yourself and break up your big goal into multiple smaller ones. That means instead of saying you want to graduate from beauty school, start with a goal of spending time learning more about which program you want to apply for. Once you complete that goal, keep making them until you slowly work your way toward becoming a beauty school graduate! These are some great examples of goals to help you get started:

  • Learn more about the beauty industry and decide which program is right for you.
  • Research the financial aid process and which options you qualify for.
  • Schedule a tour at a beauty school to see what student life is like there.
  • Meet the admissions team and ask them any questions specific to you.
  • Start the application process.

Take Regular Breaks

The last thing you want to do is get burnout while you’re working toward your goal of starting beauty school. That’s why it’s so important to take breaks as you began your research to make sure you don’t start to feel fatigued. This last year has given us enough stress! Giving yourself a manicure or pedicure, looking up recent beauty trends, and focusing on a skincare routine are some of our favorite ways to take a break.

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Reward Yourself

Along with taking breaks, don’t forget to also reward yourself when you’ve accomplished one of the goals you set. This will help encourage you to keep moving forward and also give you an opportunity to do something fun in the beauty world. If you’re really looking forward to making the next step in your beauty education, you can even reward yourself by coming in for a visit at our student salon. We would love to pamper you and answer any questions you have about what it’s like to be a student at our school!

Reach Out to Professionals

We know that starting a new career path can feel overwhelming, even if it’s in an industry that you feel passionate about. There’s a lot to learn, which is why we think it’s a great idea to reach out to beauty professionals in your life. That could mean the admissions team at a beauty school, a friend who’s also starting their beauty education, or the stylist cutting your hair.

At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, our team is always happy to help you wherever you’re at in your beauty journey. Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions about our programs, financial aid to those who qualify, and other exciting information.

Start Your 2021 With Us!

Are you ready to start off this new year right? Contact us today to learn more about the application process and how you can get started at one of our programs. We can’t wait to see where you go in the beauty world in 2021!