How to Deal with “Bad” Clients as a Hairstylist

As a hairstylist, you will spend a lot of one-on-one time with clients. Most of them will hopefully be enjoyable to work with and making them look. After all, making other people look and feel their best is incredibly rewarding. Plus, the unique social environment of a hair salon can make you feel closer to your community and even lead to lasting friendships and connections.

But like any job where you deal with customers regularly, you will run into a few “bad” clients from time to time. Some clients may be continuously late to appointments, rude, or have unreasonable expectations.

Hairstylists must learn how to deal with these types of clients professionally. A negative interaction with a client can harm their business- especially in an industry where loyalty, customer satisfaction, and word of mouth recommendations.

Here are some tips from our team of experts on dealing with unpleasant clients as a hairdresser.

1.    Focus on Clear Communication

As a hairstylist, you oversee your services. So, you must be clear on what clients can expect.

A client may become rude and abrasive when they don’t receive the hairstyle they wanted. So, it’s essential to actively listen to your client’s hairstyling requests before performing any services. Be sure to reiterate what the client is saying to ensure you are both on the same page about the cut, style, and treatment the customer wants.

If a client requests anything unreasonable, you must be clear about what they should expect. For instance, if a client intends to go from brunette to platinum in just one session, you must politely explain that the process takes longer and walk them through it.

It’s also a good idea to make sure that your clients know the prices of your services. Again, being direct about what clients should expect helps to clear up confusion and frustration.

2.    Practice with All Kinds of Clients

The saying “practice makes perfect” certainly applies to dealing with unpleasant clients.

Hairstylists who had the opportunity to practice on different types of people in beauty school will learn how to interact appropriately. Cosmetology programs that focus on hands-on learning give students a better understanding of handling unsatisfied and frustrated customers.

The cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy focuses a lot on hands-on learning. Our students will practice hands-on training on real clients in our student salon* while being overseen by a licensed instructor. In our student salon, our instructors teach students how to communicate and interact with clients. This is so they will be prepared for a real salon environment.

3.    Make Customer Service a Key Part of Your Business

Customer service is an essential part of the overall salon experience. As a hairstylist, you are the primary interaction your clients will have, and it’s up to you to create a great experience and loyal clientele. According to a recent report, nearly 3 out of 5 consumers agreed that good customer service is the key to long-term loyalty. So, no matter how difficult your client is- you must remain friendly, pleasant, and professional.

Here are a few tips on how to handle unpleasant clients through great customer service.

Hear Your Client Out:

No matter what your client is upset about, they need to be heard. Interrupting your client can lead to more frustration. Letting your clients voice their concerns without interruption lets them know that you care.

Stay Calm:

Even if you are frustrated with a client, you need to speak to them respectfully. For example, if your client voices a complaint, use language that valid empathetic language such as, “I understand your concerns, issues, etc.” You must also remain calm when dealing with a chronically late customer to appointments or cancels regularly. Let the customer politely know of company policies.

Offer Solutions:

If you are in a situation where a client is unsatisfied with your service, offer them a solution. This might include redoing the service, discounted pricing, or asking someone else to step in. Dealing with “bad” clients requires a commitment to effective customer service and patience. Learning how to handle unpleasant clients is a great way to challenge yourself to be a better hairstylist.

Are You Interested in Becoming a Hairstylist?

If you are looking to pursue a career as a hairstylist, you must enroll in a local beauty school that will set you up for success.

The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose provides students with a comprehensive understanding of cosmetology theory, customer service skills, and practical hands-on training. Every lesson is meaningful to our student’s future careers. That’s why we focus heavily on making our students feel comfortable serving real-life clients in a salon environment.

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a hairstylist in California, we invite you to learn more and enroll!

 

 

7 Hairstyles to Kick Off Summer

Every summer, new hair trends seem to emerge. Many people like to see the summer season as a time to reinvent themselves and experiment with new looks. Lots of people cut, color, or style their hair in a whole new way – and it can be really fun to try out tons of different styles.

The hair and beauty industry is always changing. New trends come and go – and great hairstylists need to know what’s up so they can keep their clients happy!

Now, if you’ve always enjoyed following the latest hairstyles, you should consider a career as a cosmetologist. In the cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose, we teach our students how to keep up with the trends. Our students learn all of the latest styles along with classical training for a well-rounded education.

Here’s what’s going to be the hottest styles this summer:

Razor Sharp Cuts

blonde woman with a choppy haircut

Going short for summer is always popular, especially if you want to avoid suffering in the summer heat! This year a huge trend we’ve been seeing is using a razor on the ends to create a sharp, blunt edge. This gives the look a fresh, modern twist, especially with chin-length bobs.

This haircut is surprisingly versatile, too. It works well with curls and waves, or it can be blown out and straightened for a sharper look. The ends can also be flipped in or out for a more mod-style!

Modern Shags and Mullets

Yes, as much as we may not believe it, the shag and mullet are back! You may have noticed some trendsetters like Miley Cyrus and Chloe Grace Moretz rocking this rather daring cut.

In fact, the mullet haircut had a huge bump in Google searches just this year!

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However, there are some modern twists on this 80s style. They are a bit subtler and sleeker than the cut your parents may have rocked back in the day. It is also a great cut for thicker hair, as the excessive layers can thin out extra weight.

The mullet is a bit edgier and includes the “business in the front, party in the back” cut. This means that shorter bangs and layers will frame the face, with long locks cascading down the back. But the difference here doesn’t need to be stark. The modern approach seamlessly blends the shorter layers to the back.

Face Framing Layers

While blunt cuts were all the rage this winter, people are softening up their look for the summer with face-framing layers. Curtain bangs are a huge trend that goes right along with the middle part craze. These types of bangs hit at the cheekbone or below, and softly fall to either side.

This style works great for medium and longer lengths and pairs well with soft waves and curls to add dimension to the look.

Embracing Natural Texture

woman with natural textured hair sitting outside

No one has time to work with tons of hot hair tools in the summer! Embracing natural textures like curls and waves is all the rage – and you’ll be seeing a lot less of the traditional perfectly curled styles.

It is super important for hairstylists to work with their client’s texture when giving them a cut. Hair can look totally different when it is wet. So, while a cut may look great in the chair, it may not work well once it dries and curls up. Cosmetology students have to practice on all hair types during their training so they know how to style all of their clients correctly.

Accessorized Do’s

Another way to instantly add some style to any cut is to accessorize it. Colorful clips, headbands, pins, and scrunchies are everywhere this summer! They work with every hair type and cut, and they’re a great way to add summery vibes to your look.

You may also notice a resurgence in Y2K hairstyles and accessories. Pigtails, space buns, and claw clip up-dos are a huge trend. Adding in little touches like colorful clips can take this look to a more fashionable, grown-up level.

Vintage Styles

Vintage styles from the 50s and 60s are coming back thanks to hit shows like The Queen’s Gambit and The Crown. Old Hollywood glam curls are having another moment! Making this look requires some training, as you will need to set the curls correctly so they fall just so.

Low-Maintenance Color Changes

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Natural beauty is in – and that extends to hair color, too. Adding in subtle highlights and soft ombres is becoming more popular than dramatic hair color changes. These blend beautifully and will naturally grow out and fade.

Adding in face-framing highlights is a great touch for a summery glow that looks super natural. These highlights are placed on either side of the face and extend up to the root, with naturally blended highlights incorporated throughout.

Which Style Will You Try Next?

While some of the popular hairstyles are easy to do on your own, you should have your hair styled by a person with cosmetology training. Hair dyes and chemicals used to treat hair can be very dangerous if they are not used correctly. Additionally, cutting your hair to match the look you’ve seen online or in a magazine is a lot more complicated than it may appear!

If you’ve always loved styling hair and have an interest in beauty trends, why not study and become a cosmetologist? Learn more about The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose and our exceptional cosmetology program today!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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.

woman with balayage hair

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!

5 Hairstyles to Try in 2021

This year has been a lot. With the end of 2020 approaching, we’re looking even more forward to working toward a fresh start with the new year. And of course, one of our favorite ways to make a change is through trying out a new hairstyle! If you’re getting ready to switch things up in 2021, there are plenty of new hair trends to get you in the spirit. Check out our list to help give you some ideas!

Braids

Not sure if you’re ready to commit to any drastic changes? Braids are the perfect way to change your hair without doing anything permanent. From french to fishtail, there are plenty of different styles to try so you don’t get bored with one look. At the end of the day, you’ll still have your same hair length and color and can try out something different tomorrow!

woman wearing braids

Money Piece

For those who are looking to change up their hairstyle, the money piece is a great one to help you get started. But what does this hair color look like? A money piece is when you add a brighter frame of color around the front of your hair. We love this balayage technique and think it’s the perfect way to give your hair a pop of color while adding in some dimensions. The best part is that you don’t have to spend as much time or money with this style since it’s dedicated to just the front part of your hair!

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Natural Curls

The popularity of embracing your natural curls has been growing for a few years and 2021 isn’t going to slow it down! Benefits like gorgeous texture and volume are some of the reasons why we can’t get enough of this hair trend. Plus, owning your natural curls can also help a ton with your hair’s health. Your locks can only take so much of the heat that comes from straightening every day. With this style, not only will you look incredible but you can also avoid heat damage, split ends, and other issues.

woman with naturally curly hair

Bangs

Like braids, there are plenty of options to choose from after deciding you want to rock some bangs in 2021. Curtain, wispy, and cropped are a few choices you can pick. It’s up to you to find one that matches your unique style. Remember to take into account your hair type and length or any other factors that could help you find the perfect one for your hair. It’s even a good idea to ask your stylist for advice! After all, they’re trained to study the latest trends and help clients find out which look is right for them. Bangs can take a long time to regrow so it’s important to think about which one you really want before committing.

woman with bangs wearing sunglasses

Choppy Layers

If you’re wondering how to give your hair more dimension, one of the best ways to do that is by getting layers. While there are a lot of great styles to choose from, one of our favorite ones is the choppy layered look. We especially love this style when it’s paired with some bangs that sweep across your forehead. Another advantage of choppy layers is that it looks great with whatever length you decide. Long, short, or even in between with a lob will look amazing with this edgy style.

woman with choppy hair layers

Ready for Your New Look?

Now that you know more about some of the big hair trends for 2021, it’s time to come in for a visit and get ready for the new year. In our student salon, we’re taking extra precautions to make sure that everyone can get the style they want while staying safe.

Want to know how you can perform these styles yourself and help others gain confidence with a new hairstyle. Learn more about our cosmetology program where we teach all about the latest trends and more exciting lessons! Contact us to find out more.

How Much Do You Know About Hair and Makeup?

Are you passionate about all things beauty? If you are, we bet you’ve learned a thing or two about hair and makeup over the years. Want to put your knowledge to the test? Take our quiz to see just how much you know about the world you love. You may be surprised by how much more there still is to learn!

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Can’t get enough of learning about the beauty industry? At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, we help students turn their passion for beauty into a career! In our cosmetology program, our instructors teach both the technical and business side of beauty so students can feel prepared for their career after graduation! Contact us to learn more about us, our program, and how you can get started.

What Curly Hair Type Are You And How To Care For It?

Did you know that there are ten different types of hair textures? By knowing what kind of texture you have can help you to:

  • Know how to care for your hair
  • Choose the right products to use
  • Experiment with different styles and cuts

In the 90s, Andre Walker, the hairstylist of Oprah Winfrey, came up with system to identify the different hair types. There were originally only four hair types: straight, wavy, curly, and coily. However, as time has gone on, subcategories to each type have been added in order to best categorize more characteristics of hair.

Own your natural texture! It’s a part of what makes you, you! When it comes to natural hair, there are two categories and six subcategories. While many individuals may relate to more than one category, it’s important to take in all information so that you can learn how to best care for your hair type. Let’s look at each category along with their subcategories a little closer. You’re one read a way from understanding and loving your hair more!

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Type 3 – Curly Hair

3a

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This hair type is characterized by the shape of the letter s. The shape of the curl can be tight like a lowercase s or a little looser like an uppercase s but there is definitely a pattern. It can have a lot of body but can also lose it as the day goes on. If you live in a humid environment, this hair type can definitely get frizzy when exposed to humidity, so a humidity-blocker is a great choice to use on these curls. The goal for this hair type is to create springy and defined curls that last the whole day.

3b

woman of color with 3b curly hair type

Unlike 3a curls, 3b curls tend to keep their curls coiled no matter if you play with them. The downside is that they can be prone to frizz and dryness. It’s important to keep these curls moisturized and humidity-blocked. Use a leave-in conditioner, curl milk, detangler brush, and lightweight oil for best results!

Very Curly – 3c

3c

woman of color with 3c curly hair type

3c curls are definitely tighter curls than 3a and 3b. They also have a finer texture which means they can be prone to more damage like breakage and dryness. For 3c ladies, moisturizing creams and conditioners as well as oils are perfect for keeping your hair shining and defined.

Kinky Coily Hair – 4a, 4b, 4c

4a

woman of color with 4a hair type

4a curls are often referred to as tight coiled curls. When it comes to all the 4 types of hair, these curls tend to retain their moisture and shrink less than the other subcategories. To keep them hydrated and healthy, as well as maximizing their corkscrew shape, a curl cream is the best option. To define your shape, use a gel and finger-coil your hair in sections until you’ve completed your whole head. After that’s complete, we suggest letting your hair air dry. The less heat, the healthier your hair!

4b

woman of color with 4b hair type

4b curls are also known as coiled curls. There’s no uniform texture – while some may be more coarse, others may be more fine. To properly define 4b curls, the coils usually have a circumference of a ballpoint pen. This hair type has issues with moisture-loss, shrinkage, and breakage. To best combat these issues, use the LOC Method! Products that help with defining and stretching the curls such as leave-in conditioners and gels are the best options.

4c

woman of color with 4c type

4c curls are even tighter than 4b curls and often referred to as kinky curls. This is simply based on the shape. There is no clear pattern to these curls making many different kinks and angles. This texture is the most delicate of all curl types meaning it’s very prone to breakage, dryness and shrinkage. You can help these curls out with lots and lots of moisture! We suggest slighting picking-out your hair, following it up with the LOC method, and then follow with two-strand twisting until done throughout your hair.

First, we want to repeat: always own your texture! The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Jose strives to help women of all hair types have a little more self-love and self-confidence getting out of our chair than when they walked in. If you need help with styling or curling your hair, we would be happy to assist you. If you’re already a pro at caring for different types of curly hair and want to make a difference in the beauty world, cosmetology school could be for you! Contact us today for more information on our program and get started on the process of reaching your San Jose cosmetologist dream.

Tips for Your Beauty Self-Care Routine

Let’s face it, the beginning of this year has been hard. With all the uncertainties that have come from the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have been feeling more stressed these last few months than we normally would. It’s no secret that when you start to feel overwhelmed by everything happening without giving yourself a chance to stop and reflect, you can really cause yourself to burnout. That’s why creating a self-care routine is so important during this time. To help you give the love and attention you deserve, we’ve laid out some tips for your beauty self-care regimen!

Create Your Own Face Mask

Who says you can’t have your own spa day at home? This tip is especially relevant for those of us who are getting bored of having the same routine while being cooped up in the house. Making your own mask is a great way to break up your day and give yourself the break you deserve! And the best part is that it’s super easy to do! There are many DIY face masks recipes that only require food ingredients you’d find around the house. Even doing this small thing to help your skin can make a huge difference in your day!

Clean Out Your Beauty Supplies

Cleaning may be the last thing you’re motivated to do right now but it really can help you feel more accomplished. In fact, many people are using this time to clean and organize things they never thought they would have time for. For us beauty mavens, this probably means our makeup and hair supplies! While we should be cleaning them out regularly, time often gets away from us and we tend to skip a month or two. Well, now is your chance to give your beauty supplies that deep cleaning you’ve always wanted to do! Not only will this benefit your supplies and beauty care, but also just makes you feel so much better to know you’re doing something productive.

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If you’re not sure how to properly clean out your beauty space, check out our blog for a detailed look at what you need to do!

Give Yourself a Manicure or Pedicure

Although you may not be a professional when it comes to manicures and pedicures, cutting and painting your nails is something simple you can do to give yourself a well-deserved break. After all, your nails still need to get properly taken care of and doing it yourself can give you a good excuse to pause any tasks you’re completing and take a moment to reflect. Plus, it feels good to see your beautiful nails and admire the work you’ve done. After experimenting with multiple different nail designs, you may even find out that you love trying out new styles and have a real talent for it!

Go the Extra Mile for Your Hair

If you’re feeling stuck at home, why not take this situation and use it to your advantage by stepping up your hair care routine? There are so many things you can be doing to help your hair that you may normally not think about when you’re going out every day. Have you never even considered skipping washing your hair a day or two even though this can strip your hair of essential oils? Now that you’re at home, you don’t have to worry about greasy hair and can take a break from the constant washings. This can even train your hair to know it doesn’t have to be washed every day so you can continue this routine.

Other ways you can protect your hair during this time are avoiding heat-styling tools and making time to deep condition your hair!

Make Time for What You Love

Don’t let this stressful time make you feel like you can’t make time for things that bring you joy. Whether you showed your passion for beauty by perfecting your skin care routine or looking up makeup tutorials online, it’s important that you continue to let yourself still enjoy those moments. We know this time is especially hard because there’s so much we can’t control. But that’s why doing something you genuinely love can make a world of difference in helping you feel more grounded.

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Give Yourself a Chance to Relax

This isn’t necessarily a beauty self-care tip but we think it’s important enough to mention. With all these stressful changes, remember to stop and take a moment to let yourself unwind. Whether that comes by meditating, taking a walk, practicing yoga poses, or just doing some breathing exercises. Give yourself time to move your body and do something you find relaxing, It really can make all the difference in your day!

What’s Your Next Step?

Are you interested in taking your love for beauty to the next level and apply for beauty school? Our team at the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose would love to talk more with you about our programs, our school’s culture, and how you can get started. Contact us today and we’d be happy to walk you through your entire application process. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Have a different beauty self-care tip you use? We’d love to see it! Take a picture of how you’ve relaxed through beauty and tag us on our Instagram page.

How to Give Back to Your Hair

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Was one of them taking better care of your beauty needs? With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about how you can make sure your hair is getting the love and attention it deserves. Our hair does a lot for us but we’ve all had those frustrating moments of dry hair or split ends. All these worries could be prevented by taking the time now to create a hair care routine to give it that healthy sheen we all want! Not sure how to how to get started? Here are our easy tips on how you can give back to your hair.

Use the Right Products

First things first, you can’t make your amazing hair regimen without the right products! What you apply on your hair is the foundation for repairing damage and preventing any further problems. At the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) San Jose, we are so proud that our cosmetology program uses the professional beauty brand, Redken. Redken offers a variety of products that are specific for each hair type or issue so you can find exactly what you’re looking for to help your personal hair needs. Even if you’re doing everything else on our list, your hair routine can only give you the results you want with the proper products!

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Wash Your Hair Less Often

We know this may come as a shock for those who feel like they need to wash their hair every day to avoid greasy locks. Trust us when we say that this can do more harm than good! Washing your hair is great but doing it too often can strip away the natural oils that prevent it from getting dry or brittle. Once you commit to washing it at least every other day, you could see a noticeable difference in your hair’s texture. Your hair will gradually get used to this new routine and won’t get greasy when you skip a day. Until your hair gets used to not being washed every day, don’t be afraid to apply some dry shampoo whenever you need it.

Avoid the Heat

Just because we live in California doesn’t mean we don’t get our fair share of cold weather. Especially during this time of year, we understand the temptation of taking a long, hot shower. Unfortunately, along with washing your hair, turning up the water temperature will take away those important oils that keep your hair moisturized. Don’t worry! This doesn’t mean you have to go the opposite way and suffer through a cold shower. Warm or lukewarm temperature will be enough to give your hair a much-needed break from the heat.

While you’re turning down your shower temperature, be sure to also avoid heating your hair through curling irons, hair dyers, or other heat styling tools. These are great to use sparingly but your hair needs time to recover so you can go into spring with healthy hair that’s ready to try all the newest trends! Just remember to use a good heat protector for your hair when you do decide to use heat.

Brush Carefully

How many times have you brushed your hair only to finish with a brush full of your strands? It may seem tedious but it’s important to take the time to carefully brush out the tangles starting from the tips and slowly work your way to your roots. It’s even more important to remember this when your hair is wet and more likely to break. When your hair is wet, you may even want to switch from a brush to a comb to make sure you’re not being too rough. Pat down your hair with a towel instead of wrapping it and your hair is sure to feel the benefits!

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Condition, Condition, Condition

Whenever your hair needs some extra care, conditioner is your best friend. No matter what your hair type is, your hair could always benefit from this simple step and you might be amazed at what a difference it makes for your hair’s texture. Whatever steps you include in your personal hair care routine, conditioner is a must if you want healthy and shiny hair. You may even want to take this a step further and take the time to deep condition your hair at least once a week.

Want to Learn More About Hair Care?

Are you interested in learning more about how to care for your hair with a professional beauty brand? In our cosmetology program, students become familiar with how to use these products by practicing what they’ve learned on real clients under the direct supervision of licensed professionals! Contact us and we’d love to talk with you about your career goals and how you can get started on the application process. We can’t wait to meet you!

5 Hairstyles to Welcome Spring

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get ready for warmer temperatures and sunny afternoons. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose, we love the changing of the seasons because it brings new hairstyle trends with it. After worrying about giving your hair the proper care it needs during the dry, cold months of winter, spring can be an exciting time to let your hair down and try something new. Here are some hairstyles performed by our students that you might want to think about in the months to come!

Add a Little Color

The clouds are parting and the sun is finally starting to peek out. What better time to experiment with a little bit of color in your hair? If you’re not the type of person who’s looking to drastically change their look, then adding some well-placed highlights can help bring some added dimension. Every time the sun hits your hair and shows off your color, you’ll be reminded why this hairstyle is so popular during this time of year.

Pastel Colors

Some people only want subtle changes to their hair when it comes to getting it colored. If you are looking to change your hair color to make a statement, then you might want to consider applying a pastel shade. Maybe you never got on board with the platinum trend because the color just wasn’t for you. If one pastel look doesn’t speak to you, then there are other colors for you to try. Whichever one you choose, the bright and lively tone of it will go great against the springtime flowers!

Be Bold and Cut Your Hair

Maybe you’ve always wanted to cut off more than a trim but it’s never felt like the right time. It may feel intimidating to cut off a couple of inches, or maybe you even want to try a full bob, but spring can be a great time to show off this hairstyle. With the warmer temperatures coming up fast, this hairstyle will help keep you cooled down while also letting you try out a fun, new look. If you’re having trouble coming up with what style to frame your face, it’s never a bad idea to ask your stylist what she thinks will complement your face shape.

Put Your Hair Up

Not everyone is looking for a spring look that you can’t take back the next day. If you’re someone who’s not looking to change their hair, then tying it up can be a great way to switch up your hairstyle without having to commit to anything. Depending on your mood, you can go from super elegant braids pinned to your hair to simply putting it in a messy bun. You don’t need to dramatically change your hair to get in the springtime mood.

Release the Curls

People with naturally curly hair have been known to fight their hair into silky submission. Luckily for those individuals, owning your curls has become all the rage in the last few years. Now those with straight hair are doing all they can to add some emphasis to their hair to get a look that can speak volumes. Whether you want to have more of a soft or tight curl look, your springtime dress will look great against your hair’s added waves.

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Try Something New This Spring

If you were inspired by the new spring looks and want to style these and other seasonal trends, then look into our cosmetology program. You can learn the techniques required to perform these styles and much more. Contact us or schedule a visit to find out more about our programs and how you can start the application process. We can’t wait to see what this spring has in store for you!

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.

Woman in a white shirt brushes long, dark, sleek hair.

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!

Girl with a lot of frizzy hair using a tool on it.

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.