Want Beautiful, Frizz-Free, Shiny Hair? Get a Brazilian Blowout!

What is a Brazilian Blowout?

A Brazilian Blowout is a smoothing treatment that, as the name suggests started in Brazil. Ingredients in a Brazilian Blowout treatment include açai berry, camu camu, and annatto seed. The treatment involves a liquid keratin formula that bonds to the hair and creates a protective layer. This reduces frizz, seals hair cuticles, and creates a shield against external damage to the hair. When you receive the treatment your hair left shiny, hydrated, less frizzy, and more resistant to heat damage.

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Who Can Get a Brazilian Blowout?

People who have frizzy, damaged, or processed hair will benefit the most from a Brazilian Blowout. Whether your hair is fine, coarse, or curly, this treatment can leave it sleek, shiny, and beautiful. You can even get a Brazilian Blowout if your hair has been permed or has extensions. Got wavy hair? A blowout will make it sleeker and straighter. Curly girl? This treatment can minimize frizz while enhancing natural curls. If you’ve got colored or highlighted hair, the Brazilian Blowout will improve your hair’s health by conditioning it and sealing the cuticle. The result? Improved color, less frizz, and shine to die for!

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How Long Does This Treatment Last?

The Brazilian Blowout lasts about 10-12 weeks with proper aftercare. Using sulfate-free, treatment-friendly shampoo and conditioner is the best way to maintain the results. We also recommend getting the treatment done frequently. When you receive the treatment regularly, your hair will be healthier and the results will last longer.

What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?

People with thick, coarse, frizzy or curly hair know what a pain it can be to dry. A Brazilian Blowout can significantly minimize the time it takes you to dry your hair, creating a beautiful, sleek, easy-to-style blowout in almost half the time. It’s also a great way to help over-processed, damaged hair grow faster.

Come in For a Blowout

For smooth, shiny hair that looks and feels great, make an appointment with us for a Brazilian Blowout! Our professionally trained students can provide quality services under the supervision of industry experienced educators. Give us a call now!

Get Certified in Brazilian Blowouts!

Already have a cosmetology license and want to add this service to your repertoire? Thinking about studying cosmetology and want this certification to be part of your future skillset? You can get Brazilian Blowout-certified at TSPA San Jose! This technique is just one of many creative options that could help you become a more versatile stylist. Speak with our admissions team today to learn more about cosmetology classes at TSPA San Jose. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a tour of our school!

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspasanjose.com

All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Hot Places to Work for Cosmetologists

If you have been thinking about starting a career in the beauty industry, but you’re letting the fear of not being able to find good employment opportunities hold you back, fear no more. Cosmetology is an exciting career with a wide variety of places to find jobs as well as opportunities to build your own business. Here are a few of the coolest places for a cosmetologist to work:
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Salon

While a salon may be the most typical place for a cosmetologist to work, that doesn’t mean that it is boring. If you can find a salon with the people, atmosphere, and location that fit perfectly with your personality it can be a dream job! When you find the right fit, going to work can feel more like going to a party every day. Salons are also a great place to start your career right out of school. In a salon, you can get practical work experience, strengthen your skills, and meet people in the industry. Once you have worked at a salon for a while, it could also help you discover other avenues in the beauty industry that you want to pursue. Whether working in a salon is the long term plan or just a launch pad for your career, it is usually the quickest way to get your foot in the door and to start gaining valuable experience in the beauty industry.
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Backstage

Movie stars, runway models, news anchors, and many many more people who are in the public eye need to have a stylist who can help them with hair and makeup. This is one of the more glamorous and fast paced work environments for cosmetology school graduates. Working back stage can be a blast and gives you the opportunity to be the one creating the newest trends and styles. In order to find jobs in this sector of the beauty industry, you will need to have extensive knowledge and experience of best practices and products. This knowledge and experience can come from time spent working in a salon or other places in the industry. Getting this type of job is an awesome goal to set for yourself and work towards!
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Company Representative

If you want to work in the beauty industry but still be in the corporate business atmosphere, there are even jobs that allow you to do that. Many of the manufacturers and distributors of beauty products need representatives who know the products and how to showcase them. TSPA San Jose is recognized and partnered with Redken and as part of this, we get visits from Redken ambassadors who give clinics and lessons on the latest practices and products. This is a good example of a company rep job that you could get with cosmetology experience. While this type of job may not be what you imagined doing after graduating from cosmetology school, it can be exciting and rewarding! It’s not for everyone, but it’s a good way to get into a business style job after cosmetology school.

Be Your Own Boss

One of the coolest aspects of becoming a cosmetologist is that it can be a very flexible occupation. There are many cosmetology school graduates that end up starting their own businesses. Some open up their own full blown salons while others may build up a good clientele and run a small hair styling business out of their homes or anything in between. This flexibility is a neat feature of cosmetology and allows you to make it work with your lifestyle. If you are busy with other things or have a family, you can work when time permits. If you’re a go-getter who wants to conquer the world, you can start your own salon and work to expand your empire! Whatever your situation may be, you will likely be able to find a work environment that can work well for you.

These are only a few of the options that you can pursue after cosmetology school. There are a lot of employment options out there for graduates! So, what are you waiting for? You can start your journey to the career of your dreams! Learn more about our cosmetology program and contact us to get started today! We can’t wait to hear from you!

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information vist www.tspacity.com

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!

Enroll Today

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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Hair News: Princess Leia The Hair Icon!

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“I’d like to wear my old hairstyle again—but with white hair; I think that would be funny,” Carrie Fisher told TV Guide in 2014. And who could doubt the object of her amusement, those storied side-slung Princess Leia buns? In her long career, Fisher knew how to write and deliver a punch line. She also knew how to wear one, with a sly feminist twist. That first Princess Leia hairstyle, two enormous buns plastered on either side of her head, is arguably the most recognizable movie hairdo of the past 50 years. The look has ricocheted through the decades in comedy skits, Halloween costumes, online hairstyle tutorials, and mountains of Star Wars merch. In one episode of 30 Rock, Tina Fey as Liz Lemon wore the style in an effort to seem “crazy” and get out of jury duty (it didn’t work).

 

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But humor wasn’t always the point. Female empowerment takes many forms, and for many who relished the inclusion of a confident, brave, happily-single woman in the action movie oeuvre, it took the form—partially at least—of bodacious side buns. And some no doubt simply welcomed another choice at the party store that wasn’t quite as objectifying as bunny ears or a Wilma Flintstone wig. Who would choose to playact as a pin-up or a stone age wife when you could be the leader of the Rebel Alliance?

There’s a wide chasm between contemporary fashion and sci-fi costume fantasy. It would be a little disappointing if a heroine from a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away had a chic bob or a ladylike French twist. Certainly, there are other crazy hairstyles in the film universe, but those buns stand out because they are at once simple and over-the-top. They’re also memorable and nearly impossible to overlook—both qualities more than a few feminist women, then or now, might aspire to. That contradiction, combined with Fisher’s campy delivery of some deeply cheesy lines—”Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi; you’re my only hope!”— made an indelible imprint on film hair-story.

The Princess Leia buns appeared in the first Star Wars movie in 1977. Lucas told Time magazine that he was “working very hard to create something that wasn’t fashion” with the overall look—specifically with Leia’s hair. This was a departure from B-movie sci-fi practice, where you’d often see huge ’60s bouffants or ’50s flips in outer space. (Spaceships must have some seriously talented intergalactic hairdressers on board.) “I went with a kind of southwestern Pancho Villa-woman revolutionary look,” Lucas said. “The buns are basically from turn-of-the-century Mexico.” Only trouble is, you can spend hours searching online photo archives (alas, I did) and still have absolutely no idea what he’s talking about. Perhaps by Pancho Villa he meant Leia’s revolutionary élan. And though much of this tribe is centered in northeastern Arizona, perhaps by “southwestern” he meant the Hopi people. The Hopi maiden “squash blossom” hairstyle bears a very strong resemblance to Leia’s oversized whorls (or rather the other way around).

This is not the only theory, of course. The Japanese Shimada chignon can have protuberances on each side. Vintage comic book images of Batgirl and Flash Gordan’s Queen Fria are another possible source of inspiration. And more recently, eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed a version of the side bun on the ladies of The Hollow Crown, a PBS mini-series of Shakespeare’s history plays. My money is on the squash blossom.


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Today, we hear “princess” and think of the Disney coterie—Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Jasmine, Ariel—swirling about in yards of pastel taffeta toward an inevitable destiny of landing a prince. Leia, in unruffled virginal white and those glorious buns, was a different kind of princess, an exemplar of first-wave feminism: a rebel wielding a blaster and mowing down Imperial Stormtroopers. A woman who, in the first movie at least, seems impatient and unimpressed with posturing males and is single-minded in her mission.

Still, there were chinks in her armor. That famous hairdo absurdly never seemed to move during multiple narrow escapes and scrapes with death. And, as Fisher cheekily wrote in her memoir The Princess Diarist, “Who wears that much lip gloss into battle?” She made it clear that she hated, yet still wore, that metallic gold bikini when she was enslaved to Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Some parents were miffed that gold-bikini sex slave merchandise was still being marketed to kids, a controversy she didn’t tolerate, telling the Wall Street Journal that concerned parents could tell their kids that “a giant slug captured me and forced me to wear that stupid outfit, and then I killed him because I didn’t like it. And then I took it off. Backstage.”

For the entirety of her life, Fisher had an eye for the absurdities of moviemaking and fame that didn’t always jibe with feminist orthodoxies, but often did. “Please stop debating about whether or not I aged well, unfortunately it hurts all three of my feelings,” she tweeted last year. “My BODY hasn’t aged as well as I have.”

In another memoir, Wishful Drinking, Fisher recounted why she wasn’t allowed to wear a bra under Leia’s white dress. “There’s no underwear in space,” she recalled Lucas telling her. Puzzled, she asked him why, and he explained that in a weightless environment, your body would expand but your bra would not, so it would end up strangling you. “I think this would make for a fantastic obituary,” Fisher wrote. “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

And wearing those fantastic buns, no doubt.

Article BY DAVID DENICOLO

Hair News: Drink your way to perfect hair!

 

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The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology and skin care school in San Jose, loves to learn all the newest Kardashion klan beauty tips, and Kourtney has a new one for us. Check out the article below by Deena Campbell of Allure magazine.com

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Aside from my morning tea, one thing that gets me going in the morning is avocado toast. Who doesn’t love avocados drizzled with olive oil and sesame seeds? Enter the Kourtney Kardashian avocado hair smoothie, a concoction her hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, who has also styled Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls, and Hailey Baldwin, discovered when caring for her hair. The smoothie isn’t your typical sweet, fruit-based blend; it’s a mixture of honey, lemon juice, and avocados that you don’t drink but simply apply to your scalp and hair.

“I was intrigued by the smoothies that she was drinking, and I created a hair smoothie, an avocado hair smoothie,” says Fitzsimons on kourtneykardashian.com. “It’s a natural detangler.”

We all know that avocados are superfoods that keep our skin glowing, but who knew that mixing them with lemon (which is a great remedy for dandruff, by the way), olive oil, and honey would combat dull hair?

Fascinated? It’s easy. Here’s the recipe for the Kourtney Kardashian avocado hair smoothie: Just mix 1 1/2 avocados with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons of manuka honey, and the juice of ½ a lemon. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Finally, comb the mixture through your hair and let it sit for 45 minutes covered.

We can’t promise instant results or that you’ll look exactly like Kourtney Kardashian, but using the concoction over time should add moisture and the shine to your hair that you’ve been dying for. Watch the entire video on Kourtney’s website and then head to your nearest blender.