Instagram Reels Tips for Beauty Pros

Ready to grow your following, increase engagement, and have fun doing it? Make Instagram Reels a part of your content strategy! On the @creators account, Instagram described Reels as a “place to watch short, fun videos, and helps your Reels get discovered by new audiences on a bigger, global stage.”

Instagram loves to reward accounts who use its features, especially newer features. In some cases, Reels has been shown to perform better in the algorithm than IGTV. So how can you take advantage of Reels to grow your account? Keep reading for some of our best tips!

What Are Instagram Reels?

First things first, what are Instagram Reels? Similar to TikTok, IG Reels are short, entertaining videos that are meant to be casual and fun. Reels can be 15-30 seconds long, can have audio, and can be shared directly or through remixing. Reels have been shown to have a longer shelf life than feed posts, sometimes being promoted in the explore feed for weeks or even a month after being originally posted.

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Reels that do well tend to be funny, educational, entertaining, or relatable. This means they can be very sharable content, which is great to help your account grow! Users can share your reels through their stories, save them, or send them to their friends via direct message. Making content your users relate to and want to share is a great way to get your account noticed!

How can you create shareable content? Here are some of our best tips!

Tip 1: Add Audio

Adding audio to your Reels is an easy way to make them more dynamic and relatable. Try and use music you think your target audience will like. Is your audience trendy and young? Maybe popular music or top hits will resonate with them. Or is your audience more eclectic? Indie may be the way to go. If users land on your Reels and hear a song they love, this is an easy way to grab their attention and start attracting your tribe!

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Not all accounts may have access to audio in the Reels editor on Instagram. If this is you, don’t worry! You can work around this by editing your Reels in a different app, like InShot or iMovie. Once you are done editing your video, save it to your phone. You can then directly upload your finished video to Reels!

Tip 2: Use Text

Not everyone always has their audio turned on when they are scrolling through Instagram, though, and that’s why we also recommend using text in your Reels. Text makes sure that users can engage with your content even without sound. Making your Reels as accessible as possible is always good practice.

Get creative with how you use text! Remember, Reels are all about having fun. One trend we see over and over is pointing to text bubbles, like in the Reel below. Make sure to use consistent branding by sticking to the same fonts and colors!

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Tip 3: Create Cover Photos

Creating cover photos is another great way to make your Reels as easily accessible as possible. If someone is viewing your Reels on your Instagram feed, cover photos can show them what your Reels are about before clicking on them. This makes it easier for users to find the content they would find helpful or valuable.

Making the user experience as easy as possible shows your customers that you create content with them in mind! It can help your feed be a place where users want to come back and see more. You can create your cover photos in a photo editing app of your choice beforehand and upload it directly to your Reels when you go to post!

Tip 4: Make Use of Content Buckets

Are you ready to hear the good news? Not all of your content has to be specific to beauty. We know it can get tiring trying to continually come up with new ideas and new content to post! Making use of content buckets that relate to your field is a great way to come up with new content faster.

For example, you may have a few categories your content revolves around:

  • Skincare
  • About You
  • Motivational
  • Product Features

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Even though this Reel is about self love, it can still fit well into your overall beauty content strategy! You could also include wellness tips, facts about you, or even your favorite local shops to eat at. It all just depends on your audience and what would be interesting to them!

Tip 5: Watch Reels To Get Ideas

Still at a loss for inspiration? Watch Reels to get some ideas of what is performing well for others or what content is trending! Our tip is to watch both Reels that are within and outside of your industry. The idea is not to copy other users’ content, but to get ideas. Sometimes it can be easier to create original content by watching what is trending outside your industry and thinking of ways to make it work in the beauty niche.

Wondering what trends we are seeing in beauty? Keep reading to see just a few trends we have noticed in our feeds.

Tutorials

Tutorials and how-tos are almost always popular content pieces. In this day and age, it’s all about providing information quickly, at the tap of a button, and how-tos are a great way to do this. You can showcase easy hairstyles for your followers to replicate, how to properly wash your face, or a tutorial for fun nail art!

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Satisfying Videos

Satisfying videos are one reason ASMR has surged in popularity. This trend is all about creating content your users just can’t look away from. It may be super shiny hair, extensions that create a sense of awe, or brushing through tight curls to create loose waves. Peeling off a face mask, showcasing a dip manicure, or pulling foils out of hair can also be great satisfying videos!
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Educational Tips and Tricks

Dos and don’ts or other educational tips and tricks also tend to perform well. Your followers want you to be an authority in your field, so be sure to teach them what you know! This kind of content is extremely helpful to your users, and if they find that your tips work, it also builds trust. If you want the kind of clients who sit down in your chair and say, “Do whatever you think is best,” start building your status as an authority by putting out educational content!
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Pursue Your Beauty Career

Are you thinking of turning your passion for beauty into a career? Get started with The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose! We have programs in cosmetology and esthetics, and offer financial aid to those who qualify. Contact us online to learn more about our school or schedule your tour today. Your dream career could be just around the corner!

Don’t forget to check out our other past blogs. These can be great resources to help you on your journey into beauty:

Is Beauty School Right for You? Take Our Quiz!
5 Tips To Create an Amazing Beauty Portfolio on Instagram
How to Become a Cosmetologist in California

5 Ways to Practice Self Love and Self Care This Year

Are you thinking about making a big change for yourself this year? Whether you’re ready to change your career or start a new education, it’s important that you’re giving yourself time to practice self-care. Setting up a routine for your needs will help you stay motivated to go after your goals in 2021! And if you’re a beauty lover like us, chances are that your self-care practices revolve around the industry. That’s why we’ve listed out our five favorite ways you can practice self-love through beauty!

Dedicate Time for Your Interests

You deserve to set aside a portion of your day and do something that excites you. That could be anything from looking up makeup tutorials to researching career opportunities in the cosmetology world. Whatever it is, make sure that you give yourself these breaks so you don’t feel burned out by the end of each day. It will give you something to look forward to and allow you to work on skills that you feel passionate about!

Move Your Body

Even before 2020, moving your body could be hard to do with so many people having an office job. Now that so many are working from home, this tip is even more important to do. The last thing you want to do is to stay at home and not get enough exercise in your routine. It’s not good for you physically or emotionally. That’s why you should break up your day by going out for a short walk or even doing something as simple as getting a coffee. Whatever you need to get you up and moving and out of the house.
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Focus on Your Skin

Skin care problems got a little more complicated in 2020 as everyone started to wear masks. We had to adjust our makeup by not applying as much in that area and going the extra mile to protect our skin from clogging up. These problems aren’t going away in 2021 which is why incorporating a skincare routine to practice self-love is still a great tip for this year. After all, having glowing and healthy skin can do amazing things for our self-confidence so it should always be a priority!

Give Yourself a Manicure or Pedicure

Need something to brighten your day? What better way to do that than by treating yourself to a spa day! Our favorite spa day treatment to do at home is a manicure or pedicure. Not only does it feel amazing to take care of your nails but it also gives you the opportunity to show off your creative side. Try out different designs and see which ones match the best. You might even find out that you like working with nails more than you thought!

Go to the Salon

Looking to get out of the house but not sure where to go? The beauty salon can be just the place you’re looking for. Getting a beauty service done is great because it lifts up your confidence with a new look and you get to talk with someone new which we’re all craving in 2021.
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At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, our team is working hard to make our student salon a safe place for clients to come in for the latest styles. Contact us to find out more and we would love to talk with you about when you can expect to come in for a visit.

Start Something You Love

The best way to practice self-love is to go after a future you love. If you’re passionate about the beauty world, our cosmetology program could be the perfect place for you to get started. Reach out to us to learn more about what you could be learning, how we’ve incorporated distance learning into our education, and more exciting info. We can’t wait to talk with you!

What Does Distance Education Look Like?

We know that the past year has caused a lot of changes in our lives. As we’ve all had to adjust to keep safe, our team at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose has been working hard to make sure our students get the same high-quality education. A big part of that is incorporating distance education into our curriculum. Read more to learn what this looks like at our beauty school and our plans for the future with distance learning.

What is Hybrid Learning?

Are you wondering how hybrid learning is possible at a beauty school? It’s a valid question and one we’ve been able to answer through the dedication of our team. Each of our instructors have gone through multiple trainings on how to best teach students online to make sure that they can offer their students the best support.

What hybrid learning means is that students learn the theoretical beauty lessons online through Zoom. After studying the techniques, students then come into our student salon to perform the services they learned. Right now to make sure our students stay safe while learning what they love, all our stations are six feet apart and everyone is required to wear a mask. We are also sanitizing our working stations just like we’ve always done.

What Do Online Lessons Look Like?

During their education, all our students will use the online learning platform, MindTap. This system from Milady allows students to learn beauty techniques virtually through a variety of lesson plan formats. Activities, videos, theory workbook, and guides are just some of the ways students will learn all about their program.

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And of course, our instructors will be teaching students their lessons over Zoom and be there every step of the way just like when students were completing these lessons at our school. Once students master their lessons, they’ll be able to take their quizzes and tests online through this platform.

While at home, students in our cosmetology program will be given everything they need to learn and practice all the skills they’re learning. This means that they’ll be given an iPad or tablet, a mannequin, tripod, and other tools.

What are the Advantages to Distance Learning?

As we said, our instructors spent a lot of time preparing themselves for the transition to online learning. Now after doing this for months, we’ve been able to build out a system of how to best help each student. Part of our lessons allows time for our students to complete their lessons with instructors regularly checking on their progress and answering questions or offering advice. If a student does need extra help or wants to talk about their future career, our instructors can set up a breakout room to give some one-on-one assistance.

Another exciting benefit that’s come from learning online is the opportunity to hear from guest speakers from all over the United States. So far our students have been able to learn from professionals from Redken about a variety of important things to know about the beauty world. As we continue to teach online, we can’t wait to see who else is able to talk with our students and what other opportunities we can offer that otherwise wouldn’t have been available!

What’s in Store for Our Future?

So, how long will this distance education last at our school? Now that our instructors are trained for online learning and we’ve created a system for helping students, our plan is to keep this hybrid learning format. Our instructors are even starting to incorporate our lesson plans and formats into Canva to help us make this permanent.

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We’ve always wanted everyone with a passion for beauty to study with us and now that we’ve mastered online learning, we believe this is the best way to give students a convenient education! With this comes a shorter commute time and allows students a chance to have more time for their job, kids, or any other commitments they have.

How to Get Started?

Right now to make sure everyone is staying safe, we’re only offering virtual tours. During this, our team will show you around the school and talk about the application process. If you have any questions that are specific to you like financial aid, we’ll set you up in a private breakout room where you can find out what you need to take the next step.

Contact us today to learn more about our distance education for our programs and find out how to get started. We can’t wait to meet you and help you start your beauty journey!

2020 Student Work Recap

While 2020 didn’t go how we all expected, one thing remained the same: we had some incredible beauty students! Like every other year, they never cease to amaze us with their artistic talents and dedication to learning as much as they can about the beauty industry. That’s why we wanted to take some time to shout out the amazing work they’re doing! To celebrate 2020 ending, check out our list of some of the styles our students were able to create this past year.

Color Correction

Would you look at the shine in this hair pic? We are obsessed with this deep brown color that our student, Michelle gave to her client! It’s even more impressive when you see the before and after pictures. You’re definitely going to want to follow Michelle on her Instagram page @hair.era to see the process of getting her client to this beautiful shade. If anyone is wondering if it’s possible to fix their hair color, all they have to do is look at this amazing color correction and they’ll have all the proof they need.

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Bright Hair Dye

Who doesn’t love a dramatic hair color change every now and then? And that’s exactly what our student, Gabby was able to give her client. This color was done right before the holiday season and we can’t think of a better shade to end out 2020 and start the new year with! We love seeing students try out bright colors like this and Gabby has been doing lots of fun colors recently for us to admire. Go check out her Instagram page @_beauty.by.gabby to see what other colors and styles she’s been able to bring to life!

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New Hair Color

We are obsessed with this fall color done by our student, Sidney. The dimensions on this are unreal and the pops of red complement perfectly with this client’s hair color. Our students are always excited to learn coloring techniques and we have to say that they’re all killing it! We can’t stop looking at pictures like this and can’t wait to see what else they’re able to accomplish. Check out @coloredbysid to see some of the other amazing color transformations. She has a beautiful Instagram feed that perfectly shows off her creative talents!

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Balayage

We couldn’t have a recap of our student’s work without including a balayage, especially one as beautiful as this! This was done by Auriyana and we have to say that we couldn’t be more impressed with the final result. It’s even more amazing when seeing the before picture and how much of a difference this hair service was able to make! Auriyana is now a licensed cosmetologist so follow her @beautybyauriyana to see all the stunning looks she’s creating.

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Highlights

Everything about this style is gorgeous to look at. From the highlights and foliage to the bouncy curls, this student work done by Paola couldn’t look better! With everything that happened in 2020, we’re so grateful that our students were able to continue learning what they love while staying safe. If you want to see more of Paola’s hairstyle, make sure to check them out on her Instagram account @hair.bypao.

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Create Your Own Style

Has seeing these student work pieces got you thinking about creating your own beauty styles? At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, we help students learn multiple cosmetology skills like styling and coloring so they can feel confident upon graduation. Contact our team to learn more about our program and how you can start the application process!

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!

How to Give Back for the Holidays

With all that’s happened in the past few months, there’s no denying that this year has been overwhelming. Now with the holiday season coming up and people still feeling stressed about the future, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about giving back to the community!

Not sure what you can do to make a difference this time of year while also staying safe in 2020? Whether you want to do something small or spend a big part of your holiday season helping others, there are plenty of things you can do to give back. Check out our list for some inspiration!

Toys for Tots

This popular charity run by the U.S Marine Corps is committed to helping children receive gifts that they wouldn’t be able to have otherwise. The growth of this organization means that people can easily donate toys from wherever they are in the country like right here in California! Because of everything that’s happening in 2020, Toys for Tots has made it even easier to donate this year. All you have to do to help is go on their website and click on a toy you would like to donate and they’ll be able to give a child whatever you choose. Now you can make a difference virtually and avoid any unnecessary crowds!

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Donate for Disaster Relief

Unfortunately, this year has had a lot of events that have affected families across the world. From the wildfires here in California to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a lot of families who are still struggling with everything that’s happened. An easy way to give back this holiday season would be to donate to an organization that’s dedicated to helping those people get back on their feet. The Red Cross is a great example of where you can donate and know that your money is going toward helping those who most need it.

Help Your Local Food Bank

Because of COVID-19, it’s even more important to think about what you can do to help out our local food bank. Many families are struggling because of the pandemic and food banks need more help than ever. Of course, you should only do what you feel comfortable doing and keep your health in mind. Food banks are still accepting volunteers for people who want to sort food, help at pantries, or deliver food to families in quarantine. If you don’t want to risk being around too many people, you can always help your local food bank by donating food or money.

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Donate More Than Food

It’s great to donate food to your local food bank, homeless shelter, or women’s shelters. But there are other things you can help out with, especially with all the shortages that have happened in 2020. Toilet paper, sanitary items, hand sanitizer, and soap are some examples of items you can donate. Find out what you can spare and make a plan for where you’re going to donate each item so you can help out as many people as possible.

Start a Fundraiser

Is there an issue that you feel particularly passionate about? You can start your own fundraiser to help raise money for a cause you want to give back to this holiday season. Share what organization you’re going to donate to so people can find out more about it before helping you reach your goal. It’s the perfect way to raise money for your favorite cause while also raising awareness for it!

How You Can Give Back

These are a great starting point for giving back this holiday season and there are even more ways you can safely help others in 2020. If you have any more questions about how you can help out the community, make sure to reach out to your local organizations. We can’t wait to see the impact you all make this time of year!

5 Things To Do Before Your First Day of Beauty School

The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Jose is striving to do everything possible to keep a safe environment for all students and educators so that you can get the education you’ve been dreaming of! Our Student Salon Training Area is navigating reopening safety precautions taken with COVID in September, so we’ve adjusted and could not be more excited to help our students pursue their passions whether it’s cosmetology or esthetics.

Your first day of beauty school is going to be full of excitement and new information. We want you to set yourself up for success and start off right by giving you five things you should do before your first day of school. That way you can stay safe while soaking up all the new information, meeting new people, and focusing on your beauty school goals! Let’s get started.

1. Learn the New Sanitation and Safety Guidelines

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Safety and sanitization is an important part to becoming a great beauty professional, especially during this time of COVID-19! Make sure to read up on the guidelines you will need to take to ensure the safety of yourself, classmates, and educators. At TSPA San Jose, we strive to keep a safe and secure environment for everyone in the building. To learn more about safety guidelines now and as we prepare to reopen our Student Salon Training Area, head to this blog that discusses everything to do with our Hygiene Guidelines for Hairdressers as We Prepare To Reopen.

2. Pick Out Some Outfits

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Feeling confident and beautiful even with a mask as an accessory can make all the difference when going to school. Even with everything going on, it’s still back-to-school season! A few outfits (and maybe some masks to match) should definitely be on your list of things to do before school. If you want to look the part, invest in some outfits!

Did you know that most beauty schools require their students to dress in all black outfits? Here are some reasons why:

  • You can better see the color.
  • It keeps the attention on the client’s hair or makeup.
  • Stains are easier to hide.

Being comfortable on your first day is also a must. When it comes to shoes, look for some that are comfy for long periods of time on your feet, close-toed for your safety, and non-slip so you don’t take a fall.

3. Pack Your Beauty Bag

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Having all the back-to-school essentials in your beauty bag can make for a more relaxed and fun day of learning! Some important things you may want to have in your backpack are:

  • Hand Sanitizer to keep hands clean.
  • Extra masks and gloves for safety.
  • Planner to know what’s going on.
  • Notebook to write in.
  • Pen/pencil for writing purposes.
  • Gum to have fresh breath.
  • Chapstick/lip gloss to have soft lips.
  • Water bottle to drink and rejuvenate.
  • Phone charger to charge your phone.
  • Deodorant/Perfume to stay smelling good.

4. Create A Beauty Instagram Profile

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One of the best ways to get your name and your beauty skills out into the world is through marketing, especially when word of mouth is a little tricky these days. Of all the ways to market yourself, the hottest for the beauty industry is Instagram! This social media tool can allow friends, acquaintances, clients, and family members to see your journey and follow along.

Before school starts, you’ll definitely want to make your own profile. It’s a great way to document, see, and share your progress with the social media world! By doing so, you can feel confident, create a name for yourself, and get a head- start on your future career. To learn more about why an Instagram profile is so important and some killer tips on how to create one, visit our blog: 5 Tips To Create an Amazing Beauty Portfolio on Instagram!

5. Network With Other Beauty Professionals

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Knowing some familiar faces on your first day of school can make for a fun start to your beauty education! Follow TSPA San Jose on Facebook and Instagram to connect with previously enrolled, currently enrolled, and even future enrolled students. Connect, follow, befriend, and make plans to have a great time in your program!

Get Excited for Your First Day!

Have you prepared to have your own first day of beauty school? If you haven’t, find out what TSPA San Jose can do for you! If you’re interested in cosmetology or esthetics, check out more of our blog to explore these two programs, or give us a call so we can answer any questions you have and give you the resources you need to move forward confidently!

How to Make the Most of Your Studying in Cosmetology School in 2020

We all know that this year hasn’t turned out like we expected. But that doesn’t mean you should hold off on starting a career in something you’re excited about! Whether you’re learning from home or at school, you can still make 2020 the beginning of your beauty future. With all the changes this year has brought, many students might have a harder time deciding what best study habits they should have. Don’t worry, we’ll go over our studying tips so you can make the most of your beauty education!

Stay Organized

It’s always been good to have some level of organization but with so many things changing this year, this tip is more important than ever. Especially if you’re studying from home or even doing a hybrid schedule of going into the school some days and staying home on others.

This is a lot of students’ first time studying from home so it can be an adjusting period to learn how to make sure you keep making the most of your time. Clearing a space for you to study, writing down everything you need to do, and planning out how to finish your tasks are all great ways to stay organized!

Take Regular Breaks

We all know it’s exciting to learn more about the world of beauty. With so many trends and techniques to study, it may feel like you don’t have enough time to take breaks throughout the day. Trust us, you have enough time! Taking breaks not only gives you some much-needed relaxation time, but it also helps you focus more when you’re studying. It’s hard to give something your all when you’re pushing yourself too hard, even when it’s something you feel passionate about. Be kind to yourself and take some breaks by going on a walk, eating a good lunch, or anything else that helps you decompress.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

As we said, many people are still trying to get used to their new schedules this year. Students studying from home or even at school have never learnt the way that’s required to keep everyone safe in 2020. Not only that, but they’re also learning techniques that might be completely new to them. That’s what instructors are here for!

Chances are that the beauty school team you’re studying at has come up with a plan on how to make sure their students feel supported and are learning what they love in a positive environment. If you have any questions, you should never hesitate to reach out to the people who are committed to seeing you succeed!

Reach Out to Your Fellow Beauty Enthusiasts

With this year forcing us to stay cooped up in our houses and maintaining social distancing rules, it’s been hard not to feel lonely in 2020. Especially for us beauty mavens who thrive on helping people feel beautiful with a new style.

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One of the things we love about our programs is that it brings people together who share your same passion for cosmetology or esthetics. Although it may feel a little different, you can still talk with and create relationships with your instructors and fellow beauty students. If you are studying online, you can still connect with them through Facebook, Instagram, or even during your lessons online! You may even want to start a study group with them to talk with someone about the lessons and develop your skills even further!

Want to Get Started?

Excited to use this studying tips for an education you love? If you love helping people build up their confidence and using your creativity, one of our beauty programs could be the perfect path for you! We would love to talk more with you about our school’s culture, everything you need to know about starting school, and anything else you want to know!

HYGIENE GUIDELINES FOR HAIRDRESSERS WHEN WE CAN REOPEN TSPA BEAUTY SCHOOL IN San Jose, CA

As we maneuver these unchartered waters to reopen our Beauty School, The Salon Professional Academy, there is no doubt that we need to be prepared, educated, and follow extreme measures of sanitation as we prepare to reopen for Salon & Spa services. Not only do we have to educate our Students & Staff as we prepare to reopen our Cosmetology School, but our clientele as well. Here are a few things to expect!

The purpose of this document to provide a Hygiene Guideline for Hairdressers in order to help with the resumption of activity, in the Covid-19 context: which should be guided by the principle of minimizing risks.

In those establishments, open to the public, measures must be implemented to minimize contact between people (like staff, customers/clients…), and to increase the Hygiene Habits in place.

TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE CHECK IT OUT HERE https://www.redkensalon.com/the-break-room/education/salon-safety-guidelines.