Take Our Quiz: Which Beauty Path Could Be Right for You?

Are you considering turning your passion for beauty into a career path? Whether your interest lies in cutting, color, or skincare, The Salon Professional Academy has a program for you! Take our quiz and see what program could be your perfect fit.

What are your results? Share them with us on social! Tag us @tspa_beauty_school.

Choosing a career where you can feel fulfilled and happy is so important. Take a closer look at our programs to see what leaves you feeling excited!


Our 1600 hour cosmetology program can be completed in as little as a year! This program focuses on hair design, but also includes basic skincare and nail care. You can learn

  • Haircutting
  • Highlighting
  • Balayage
  • Color Correction
  • Basic Facials
  • Filling and Polishing Nails
  • Business and marketing skills to grow your clientele

If you love playing with the latest hairstyles and trying new products, our cosmetology program could be perfect for you! Learn more on our program page, or contact us to schedule a tour!


Ready to master the art of glowing skin? Our esthetics program is 600 hours and can be completed in as little as four and a half months! As a student in our program, you can gain deep knowledge in skincare, including

  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Eyebrow Beautification
  • Business and marketing skills to grow your clientele

If you are someone who always makes time for a skincare routine each morning and night, our esthetics program may be your perfect fit! Take your passion to the next level. Learn more on our program page, or contact us to schedule your tour!

What’s the Difference Between Cosmetology and Esthetics?

The main difference between cosmetology and esthetics is what each program focuses on. In cosmetology, you will focus on hair care and hairstyling. In esthetics, you will focus on skincare and the science of healthy skin. Wondering what other differences there are? Here are some of the most common differences!


Cosmetology Esthetics
How long is the program? 1600 hours 600 hours
What can I learn? Hair care, hair cutting, hair styling, basic skincare, and basic nail care. Skincare, facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, makeup artistry, waxing.
Can I learn business and marketing skills to help grow my clientele? Yes! Yes!
What careers could I have? Hairstylist, salon owner, brand ambassador, color specialist, cutting specialist, cosmetology instructor, and more. Esthetician, waxing specialist, brow specialist, lash artist, spa owner, brand ambassador, esthetics instructor, and more.
What’s the environment typically like? Social, high-energy, creative Relaxing; one-on-one, closed-door interactions with clients; quiet

Discover Your Passion

Have you figured out where your passion lies? Whether you have your career path nailed down or still need time to think, we want to be there for you! Come meet us at The Salon Professional Academy for your one-on-one tour. During your tour, we can go over program specifics, available career paths, financial aid, and more. We can’t wait to help you take your passion to the next level!



Dear Clients,

We wanted to share with you that even though most of our clients have returned to The Salon Professional Academy for services in our Student Salon & Spa, we take note that some of us are still not comfortable returning for services. So we wanted to share a few precautions and protocols.

First and foremost, as a Beauty School even before Covid, it has always been mandatory to sanitize, to clean, to wash our hands constantly. This is also one of the key things students’ are trained on in order to take their California state board exam, to become licensed as an Esthetician or Cosmetologist. So as the Director at The Salon Professional Academy, we take Sanitation quite seriously.

CLIENTS can book appointments Monday thru Saturday 10-5pm, and Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-9pm.

To schedule an appointment please contact us here:

We are a Dermalogica Partner school here at The Salon Professional Academy and all of our students and staff are “Clean Touch Certified” and/or “Barbicide Certified”. We ensure all protocols in cleanliness and sanitation are met for the safety of our clients, students and staff.

To keep you safe and comfortable returning to The Salon Professinal Academy for salon & spa services here are some protocols.


  • All Clients, Staff and Students must wear a mask
    (If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. If you would like a face shield one will be provided at a small fee.)
  • Esthetics students must wear masks & Face Sheilds & Gloves
  • All client salon chairs, esthetics beds, tools and surfaces sanitized after every use
  • If for any reason student or staff havid symptoms of feeling sick they are immediately to remove themselves off campus
  • If student or staff have Covid symptoms they have to provide a Negative Covid test upon returning to campus
  • Hand Sanitizer is readily available
  • All pens are Sanitized
  • Clients must bring essential items like keys, phone etc only
  • Please do not bring anyone with you, as well as children at this time
  • We will not be offering water or magazines at this time
  • If you are feeling ill, feverish, or cough please stay home
  • No Shaking Hands or Hugging
  • All students & staff certified in Barbicide Covid Training & Dermalogica Clean Touch Certified
  • Sanitation Protocols are reviewed on a weekly basis


Tuesdays  2:30pm-9:30pm

Wednesdays 10:30am-5pm

Thursdays 9:30am-9:30pm

Fridays 9:30am-5pm

Saturdays 10:30-6pm


Mondays 1:30pm-5pm

Wednesdays 10:30pm-5pm

Saturdays from 10:30-6pm

When contacting us please state your full name and phone number, email and the date and time you would like your appointment and what service.

Please be patient with us as we are getting inundated with calls and we will get back to you shortly.

Please stay tuned as we navigate through the regulations and the upmost Safety Protocols. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If anyone is interested in a Virtual Tour to start Cosmetology or Esthetics classes please fill this out https://bit.ly/VirtualToursNow and we will contact you asap.



Viola Wozniakowski (Ms.V), Creative Educational Director 

What Scholarship Opportunities Are Available For Beauty?

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Going to beauty school can be a great way to start a career you love and enjoy a happy future. However, like most schools, beauty schools have tuition, fees, and other costs that can’t always be paid out of pocket. We understand that the cost of tuition may stop you from pursuing your dream. Fortunately, with financial aid* and scholarships, investing in your future can become simpler.

At The Salon Professional Academy San Jose, we don’t want finances to get in your way. That is why we have created this list of scholarships that can help you fund your beauty school journey. Take a look at each one and find out what you can do to qualify.

  • The Salon Professional Academy Redken Scholarship
  • Beauty Changes Lives
  • Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program
  • The Great Scholarship Program
  • Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship
  • The Salon Professional Academy San Jose Cosmetology Scholarship

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The Salon Professional Academy Redken Scholarship

If you are a current and prospective cosmetology student at any of The Salon Professional Academy locations, our Redken scholarship could be perfect for you. For those who qualify, Redken will give scholarships between $600-$800.

For more information, visit our Redken Scholarship page.

Beauty Changes Lives

Since 2013, Beauty Changes Lives has been awarding beauty school scholarships to up-and-coming beauty professionals. They have given scholarships to students in:

  • Cosmetology
  • Barbering
  • Esthetics
  • Nail Technology
  • Massage Therapy
  • Makeup Artistry

To enter this scholarship opportunity, you must create a video showcasing your love of beauty and your talents in hair, nails, makeup, or massage! Be sure to dress professionally and talk about how beauty has positively impacted your life.

For more tips and information about this scholarship, click here!

Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program

Would you like $12,000 to help you kickstart your future in the beauty industry? The Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program could be a great scholarship for you to apply for!

This scholarship is designed to help future cosmetologists, estheticians, and barbers fund their education. All student applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in a cosmetology, barber, or esthetics program in the US or Canada that will result in licensure (already licensed professionals do not qualify).
  • Have a Letter of Recommendation from an instructor or employer.
  • Submit a resume highlighting your skills, experience, and what makes you unique.
  • Share two of your best pics that show off your beauty skills.

As part of their dedication to diversity and inclusivity, the Rosy Rewards Scholarship Program is awarding half of all scholarships to minority students across North America. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, visit their website to learn more.

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The Great Scholarship Program

Wouldn’t it be great to get a scholarship from a recognized brand? This scholarship opportunity is presented by Great Clips, Inc. A total of twenty-two $5,000 scholarships is given annually to students throughout the United States and Canada.

The application for this scholarship is open year-round. If you apply between January 15th and September 1st, you are eligible for that current year’s scholarship. You will be considered for the following year’s scholarship if you apply after September 1st.

Click here to learn more about the scholarship.

Beauty & Wellness Professionals Scholarship

Beauty Schools Directory offers a $2,500 scholarship for students and professionals changing others’ lives through wellness and beauty.

This scholarship:

  • Is open to all students, including part-time students
  • May be used for all educational expenses
  • Awarded twice per year

This scholarship is awarded to students and professionals in cosmetology, esthetics, massage therapy, barbering, and more. To learn more, visit their scholarship page.

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The Salon Professional Academy San Jose Cosmetology Scholarship

The Salon Professional Academy San Jose is offering an in-house scholarship of $2000 for cosmetology students. If you are interested in studying cosmetology at The Salon Professional Academy and would like to learn more about this scholarship opportunity, please reach out to us!

Let Us Help You!

At The Salon Professional Academy San Jose, we strive to help you reach your full potential as a beauty professional. We accept many scholarships and offer financial aid, such as Pell Grants and Federal Financial Aid, to those who qualify to help with tuition and living expenses.

You can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To learn more about financial aid at The Salon Professional Academy San Jose, feel free to explore our financial aid page.

If you want to know more about us and our programs, feel free to reach out to us! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and get to know you better.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.