A Smashing Career as a Hairstylist!!!!!!

Say it loud, and say it proud! You are starting on the path to becoming a hairstylist with the help of The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose. You have made the decision to build a career and life you love, working in one of the fastest growing industries. In 2015 the industry generated $56.2 billion in the United States, and expected to keep growing over the next 10 years. With the glowing out look of this industry, only you can limit yourself.  As a licensed cosmetologist you can work in any of the following careers, and you can even work in more than one. Take a look at the list below, created  by The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, California.

 

So Many Career Paths As a Licensed Cosmetologist! 

Cosmetologist  Hairstylist, Barber, Hair Color Specialist, Perm Specialist, Esthetician, Nail Care Artists, Manicurist, Salon Owner, Salon Manager, Salon Coordinator, Salon Sales Consultant, Manufacturer Sales Representative, Makeup Artist, Director of Education, Distributor’s Sales Representative, Fashion Show Stylist, Photo and Movie Stylist, Platform Artist and Educator, Beauty Magazine Writer, Beauty Magazine Editor, Cosmetology School Owner, Cosmetology Instructor, Beauty Care Marketing, Salon Franchisee, Salon Chain Management, Beauty Care Distributor, Salon Computer Expert, Beauty Care PR Specialist, Research Chemist, Beauty Product Designer, Beauty Business Consultant, Trade Show Director, or Beauty School Owner.

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Beauty Industry Growth Facts

 

With the end of your senior year fast approaching, it is time to start making plans to start you stylish career as a cosmetologist with a FAB education at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose. March 7th, 2017 is our next start date! Classes fill up fast! Be sure to send us an email or give us a ring ( 408-784-4463) to set up your tour. We look forward to seeing you at TSPA!

 

TSPA Beauty School GIVES AWAY 50,000.00 IN SCHOLARSHIPS!

 

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The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, a cosmetologist and skincare school understands the challenges students can face when it comes to financing your career investment. To assist with the cost of education, TSPA offers a variety of scholarship opportunities and grant(s) for those who qualify. Every year The Salon Professional Academy gives away $50,000 dollars in scholarships to our students! How awesome is that! As a cosmetology student you can receive up to $3,800 in scholarships, and a esthetician student can receive up to $2,000 dollars. The Salon Professional Academy has five different scholarships to apply to. The TSPA Referral Scholarship, TSPA Tuition Scholarship, Ulta Beauty Scholarship, TSPA Redken Scholarship and the most popular the TSPA Diamond Academy Scholarship.

We are hear to help, support and grow your dream career as a cosmetologist or skincare expert. If you would like to learn more about all the scholarships that TSPA offers please join us here, and when you are ready to take a tour of The Salon Professional Academy please give us a ring at 408-784-4463 or send us a message. We looking forward to seeing you at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose!

Scorpion Manicure! With Real Scorpions.

Just when we thought we had seen it all, Mexico’s popular scorpion manicure — the art of applying small scorpions to the nails, painting over them with acrylic, and letting them dry under UV light, creating a fossil of sorts — popped up in our news feed.

The dangerous mani first became popular back in October 2015 after scorpion connoisseur Lupita Garcia, who is based in Durango, Mexico, and her nail salon owner friend, Rocío Vidales, created the unique (and borderline-crazy) trend.

Though the critters are killed before being applied to the nail, anyone daring enough to try this nail trend is still exposing themselves to all the side effects of scorpion venom, including swelling, accelerated heart rate, and even death.

Would you try it? Watch the history behind the madness unfold in the video above, and then see the process in action.

 

The Lazy Girls Guide to Halloween Makeup

 

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited for HALLOWEEN! Are you a Halloween fanatic, but simply do not have the time or energy this year to plan, organize, and execute a fab Halloween costume? Know worries! We have cultivated a few makeup looks that only require fifteen minutes, Black liquid eyeliner and your everyday beauty makeup to create these Halloween looks. Checkout some of the cut, sexy, and fun looks below.Have a safe and fun Halloween!

 

 

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Alicia keys and her “No Makeup” Makeup Artist Dotti.

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to tell you about Dotti! The No Makeup, makeup artist behind the makeup free looks of Alicia Keys!

 

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If you have not heard, Alicia Keys a few months  ago decided to adopted a less or no makeup look for her personal and professional life. This sounds amazing and scary at the same time, but she has really worked the look when she is performing on stage and on her new project The Voice. You may have noticed that her skin without makeup is glowing and blemish free, how does she do it? Well we came across an article in W magazine about her NO Makeup makeup artist, who simply goes by the name Dotti. Check out some of her natural skin enhancement tips.

 

On making Alicia’s skin pop!

“Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface. To basically give it the pop that you need. I stick a jade roller in ice, so it’s basically freezing when I roll it over her skin. I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface. It brings her skin to life, it practically makes her skin say, ‘Hi. I love you.'” (Dotti)

 

On calming her skin!

“On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ‘You need cucumber today,’ so I’ll grate a full cucumber, then place the pulp no higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye. If we’ve got time, I’ll put the pulp all over her face until it draws the heat out of the skin and bring the blood to the top. That’s what most of the cooling agents do. Tomorrow is cucumber day.” (Dotti)

 

How everyone can achieve the no makeup look!

“Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises. She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally. It’s also about how you process your energy. She comes from a very strong place and she comes from a very kind place. That in itself is super important. But it’s about the choices she’s making and the products she’s using. It’s the work of a good team.” (Dotti)

 

Follow in Alicia’s steps and start getting regular facials in your 20’s and 30’s, to help prolong and soften the affects of ageing. Call The Salon Professional Academy now to book a Dermalogica facial with us!

Shop Alert: Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to learned about Boscia Luminizing Black Mask. We can’t wait to try this mask, not only does it have amazing ingredients  like, Calcium Montmorillonite Clay which was “First discovered in Montmorillion, France in the 1800s, and considered the premier quality clay containing 67 minerals” (Boscia.com), and  Maritime Pine Bark Extract  ” Improves skin elasticity and hydration, helping to prevent the first signs of aging” (Boscia.com). To use the mask is pretty easy, checkout the directions listed on their website. Apply a thick, opaque, even layer to clean, dry skin. Avoid eye area, eyebrows, hairline and lips. Leave on for 30 minutes or until completely dry. Gently peel off mask from outer edges and rinse off any residue. Follow with moisturizer. Use once or twice a week (Boscia). To see the mask in action check out the video below. Happy masking!

Kim Kardashian’s Daily Makeup Routine Costs Over $700

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to learned about Kim K’s $700.00 makeup routine!

This week our girl Kim Kardashian gave us more insight in her personal makeup routine on her app. We learned that Kim’s makeup routine cost over $700.00 bucks! You will be surprised to learn that she is not all about luxury products, she also has some goodies from your local CVS and Sephora. Some of her top makeup bag must haves are, Neutrogena night calming face wipes, Giogio Armani fluid sheer foundation and Nars Blush in orgasm. Checkout the clip below, to get a sneak peek of the look.

Want to learn to create smokey eyes like Kim’s? Learn how to smoke, shade and highlight a models face to  perfection when you enroll into our cosmetology, aesthetics or makeup program at The Salon professional Academy in San Jose.

 

Can I get a facial while pregnant?

 

 

 

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Can I get a facial while pregnant? This is one of the most important question we often get asked here at The Salon Professional Academy with our Dermalogica spa treatments, and the answer is yes! You can safely indulge in a Dermalogica basic facial here at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose. If your skin care therapist feels your skin is resilient enough to handle the Deramalogica basic facial, they may also include extractions to help purify your skin even more. Your skincare therapist might even find that you skin is hyper sensitive during your pregnancy and will recommend the Dermalogica Ultra Calming facial.

There will be some service types and products that you do need to avoid during your pregnancy. A major skin care ingredient you need to stop using and avoid during this time is retinoids.  Retinoid’s are a type of vitamin A. They are important in a skin care regime to help with cell turn over and prevent collagen loss, but retinoids can be harmful to your unborn child. A service that must be avoided is chemical peels. Chemical peels can include the following chemicals: lactic acid, glycolic, salicylic.  Glycolic and salicylic have not been proven to be safe during pregnancy, but lactic acid peels have. Lactic acids peels are safe during pregnancy, because they are gentle on the skin and lactic acid is found natural in the body.

We would love for all moms to be, to come relax and enjoy a Dermalogica facial at our student spa, but before you book your appointment make sure to consult with your Doctor before any treatment. We look forward to pampering you in our spa.

 

 

Night of Fashion

S P E C I A L ~ A N N O U N C E M E N T
The Salon Professional Academy announces their annual fashion show Monday July 25th, doors open at 5pm, show is at 6pm at Westgate Mall. The theme this year is INTERSTELLAR, SHINE BRIGHT… Can’t wait to see the amazing talent of our students!

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Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon Sept 27th

TSPA Trim Hunger Sept 27On September 27th, Trim Hunger hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ existing record for the most people cutting hair at the same time when over 20 Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thons will be held simultaneously at The Salon Professional Academies (TSPAs) across the nation. Additionally, a wide variety of events and fund-raisers will take place at individual participating TSPA franchise locations. To learn more about Trim Hunger, visit www.TrimHunger.com

In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Redken 5th Avenue NYC in collaboration with The Salon Professional Academy, will host the Trim Hunger™ Cut-A-Thon at the Redken Exchange in NYC on Thursday, September 10th from 10am– 3:30 pm to benefit City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

Top Redken stylists will be giving haircuts, blowouts and braids for a minimum donation of $25. Much like the way color specific ribbons are worn in support of causes, painting your thumbnail has taken on the same social identity. Essie, also a sponsor of the event, will be offering “orange thumbie” manicures in their Trim Hunger “Roarrrrange” shade as a symbol of support in the fight against hunger.

Trim Hunger is the most recent non-profit endeavor of Redken stylist Josif Wittnik, owner of Salon CTI and Day Spa and The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Following a local project to help feed families in need in his community, Josif developed Trim Hunger to raise awareness for the cause and feed the hungry on a national level.

“It costs City Harvest just 25 cents to rescue and deliver one pound of food in New York City, and with more than 2.6 million New Yorkers struggling to afford food for themselves and their families, a little bit goes a long way,” says Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken US. “Redken’s Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon will bring together both stylists and members of the community to help make an immediate impact on the fight against hunger in New York City.”