Why Choose TSPA San Jose?

When you’re thinking about attending beauty school, there is a lot to consider. What is the scheduling like? What programs do they offer? What kind of support is provided? The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose can offer you a thorough beauty education within one of the largest networks of beauty schools and salons in The United States and Canada. Here are a few of the reasons why you should choose us!

Our Culture

We pride ourselves on having a great culture that focuses on supporting students and encouraging artistic inspiration. Beauty is a creative industry. Our staff believes that to succeed, you need to look the part. That’s why we strive to be a resource for what is trending in the beauty industry. All of our students are passionate about their art, whether it’s makeup artistry or coloring hair. Through weekly mentoring sessions, we can help you turn your passion into a future.

A Professionally Driven Education

At TSPA San Jose, our programs are centered on high-quality products by top brands. Our Redken-infused cosmetology program can prepare students with the technical and practical skills necessary for a future in the beauty industry. We know that passing the state board exam is important, but being prepared with real-life experience is even more important. We offer hands-on training in innovative cutting, styling, and coloring techniques, the chance to learn in a fully equipped student salon training area, and the crucial business and marketing skills needed to grow your personal brand. Our programs use technology for education and guest relations, so you can learn what it means to be a modern beauty professional.

Passionate Educators

The educators at TSPA San Jose have a passion for education and helping students achieve their goals. These dedicated beauty professionals can help you learn at your own pace while also challenging you to be your best. This is a place where you can make mistakes and grow from them. TSPA educators don’t just teach, they mentor. We want you to reach your full potential as a stylist. Coaching can you teach you how to meet your goals and learn the skills you need to reach top performance.

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The SPEC Support Network

We are proud to be part of the Salon Professional Education Company (SPEC) Network! As part of this system, we receive a huge amount of training and support that other schools may not. This includes operations manuals and trainings, a thorough online and technology strategy, proven marketing programs, ongoing training, and exclusive collaboration and support from global beauty leader, L’Oréal Professionnel, in all TSPA schools. The SPEC network understands that students need training in personal development and business strategies along with technical knowledge and soft skills in beauty. If you choose to attend TSPA San Jose, you can be a part of this supportive network throughout your education!

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Extra Training Opportunities

TSPA San Jose now offers an exciting Make-up Designory (MUD) course! This is a fresh, new brand focused on color and modern techniques. In this course, students can learn the makeup application skills that are vital in today’s beauty, fashion, and entertainment industries. The course teaches techniques for base and contouring, eye makeup, highlighting, eyebrows, lips, cheeks, and special occasion makeup. Getting a verification certificate from this program can be a great way to add to your beauty skillset!

Exam Prep

Sitting for the state board is an inevitable part of cosmetology school. We want you, and every other student, to be prepared for it. By offering a mock exam, we can help you feel ready for the actual state board. It’s our goal to help each student pass the exam and receive their license, so we take exam preparation seriously at TSPA San Jose.

Business/Sales Skills

For a successful future in beauty, you need business and sales skills. Our owners have over 30 years of combined business and sales experience to offer you. We know what it takes to make it in the modern beauty industry. TSPA San Jose offers workshops on sales, social media, and resume building. We also give you the chance to hone your skills in our student salon training area, where you can work with real salon products and practice techniques on guests.

Flexible Scheduling

Got a busy schedule? No problem! We offer full-time and part-time cosmetology programs, with classes available during the day and at night. Whether you’re working another job or have a family to take care of, we want all students to get a chance to attend our classes in a way that is convenient for them.

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Financial Aid

We believe that financial concerns should not stand in the way of following your passion for beauty. TSPA San Jose offers financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify. You can learn more about this on our financial aid page.

Support After Graduation

TSPA San Jose is a family. That means we stick together even after your graduation. Our alumni group is a great place to share ideas, receive career advice, ask questions, and find opportunities for networking. You can also get 50% off services as a TSPA San Jose graduate!

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TSPA San Jose Graduation and State Board Rates

  • 77% of TSPA San Jose students who enroll graduate. That’s 27% above the standard.
  • 89% of TSPA San Jose students find jobs after graduation. That’s 29% above the standard.
  • 97% of TSPA San Jose students pass their state board test. That’s 27% above the standard.

Get in Touch With TSPA San Jose

Now that you’ve learned about why TSPA San Jose could be a great option for beauty school, contact us to learn more! You can call or email us if you have any questions or want to schedule a tour. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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From Ancient Egypt to LA – The Evolution of SPA

Spas have seen amazing growth in popularity over the last few decades; with the idea of spas moving beyond something that is only for the very wealthy, to something that is accessible to a large majority of the population. It’s a growth that’s fueled in part by a generation of people who have an increased interest in self-care and alternative relaxation methods. But where did this all start? And how has their growth continued over the many centuries they have been in existence?

Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy
Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy

The health benefits of spas have been well known since before the pyramids were erected. Although the idea of gaining health from water wasn’t new, with Greek philosophers Thales to Hippocrates promoting bath for joint and overall health, the first public bath appeared in Rome during the reign of Caesar Augustus. Although primarily used by soldiers, there were more than 150 of them, making the sprawling city a mecca for spas. In fact, the oldest Roman spa still stands today, the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, Italy.

Although the Romans were the first to discover the healing property of the mineral waters in what is now Bath, England, these waters have been used consistently since then. Since the Romans, the idea of a spa has mutated to include common esthetics and massage, with facials and scrubs becoming more mainstream. Bath was popular through the Elizabethan era through current day with this destination spa even being prominently featured in several of Jane Austen’s novels.

Chalybeate Springs at The Royal Turnbridge Wells
Chalybeate Springs at The Royal Turnbridge Wells

Although the Romans built up much of the ancient spa culture, they weren’t the only ones to do so. In about 1326 an ironmaster in Belgium discovered the Chalybeate Springs and The Royal Turnbridge Wells were built around them. The sprawling destination city is still alive today, and although it has been greatly updated since then, the original stone baths still stand.

The idea and use of spas exploded around the world, from Japanese Ryoken to Turkish Hammam to Saunas in Finland. By the 17th century the medical field began subscribing the use of spas for many common ailments and health issues, with many skin treatments and massage being used alongside. By the 18th century, rolling bath machines were common, with peddlers selling the healing benefits of spas on wheeled carts.

Saratoga Springs Mineral Baths
Saratoga Springs Mineral Baths

Spas continued to boom around the world, driven in large part by the health benefits in a society where medicine was still in its infancy. During and after the American Revolution, spas continued to gain in popularity with the Saratoga Springs Mineral Baths becoming a popular and sought after destination by the elite. It was here that the use of mud on skin began to take popularity in modern spa culture.

In 1910 the first day spa opened in the united states, Manhattan’s Red Door, opened. This groundbreaking project by Elizabeth Arden set a standard that has been met and passed, with spas becoming a staple around the world.

Now, with this rich and diverse history you may be wondering where the spa culture has to go. The answer is up!

The number of spas in the United States has increased at a rate of 21% a year in the past five years, according to a Pricewaterhouse Coopers survey. In a three year span, spa visits have increased 84% with revenues surging 152%.

Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden
Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden

If you are looking for a career with a rich history and a vibrant future, the spa industry may be for you and an education in esthetics can help you get there. Check out our Esthetics programs to find out how you can be part of this rich, diverse, and historical culture.

Paying For School: Everything You Need To Know

“Paying for school is becoming impossible.” We hear that a lot at The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose and we’re sure you’ve heard it too. But we’ve got great news for you; there are actually a ton of options when it comes to paying for your education. If you’re a newbie when it comes to post-secondary education, or the different kinds of financial aid just make your head spin a little bit, we’re here to help you out.

→Already an expert in the financial assistance department? You can get your enrollment process started here.

What Are the Different Ways to Pay For School?

That’s right, we said “ways”! There are a wide variety of options available to qualifying students, each with their own benefits, depending on your individual situation

Here are some of the possibilities:

  • Federal Aid
  • State Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Private Assistance e.g. Non Profits, Employee Benefits

Federal Aid

The federal government offers financial assistance to post-secondary students who qualify in the form of both grants and loans. Grants do not need to be paid back, whereas loans do. In any case, before you fill out your FAFSA, you should know the difference between the types of loan options.
Unsubsidized Loans: Loans that are paid back and accrue interest while you’re in school.
Subsidized Loans: Loans that generally do not accrue interest until after the last date of attendance, when payment becomes due.
PLUS Loans: At our location, these loans are generally for parents of dependent students. In essence, the loan goes to your parent or guardian instead of you.

To find out what you qualify for individually, you’ll need to get your FAFSA application going. You’ll want to make sure you set aside an hour (maybe a bit more if you’re a first timer) to complete your application. You’ll be prompted to create an account to get an FSA ID, and then you’ll be able to begin your application.

You’ll want to have information such as your social security number, tax information, any financial records that may apply if you’ve got investments or notable assets, etc. Depending on how you filed your taxes for the previous year, you might be able to import them directly from the IRS website, but this option isn’t available for every application.

State Financial Aid

The type of loans, grants, and other kinds of financial aid available to you will vary from state to state, and depend on a variety of factors such as your income, family income, and more. Our school is located in California, so we encourage you to check out the California Student Aid Commission’s page on the types of aid offered in the state.

Special Circumstances to Keep in Mind

A number of special state, federal, and school specific assistance options are available to students who fall into categories such as:

  • State and Federal Employees
  • Military Veterans

Scholarships from TSPA San Jose

TSPA San Jose offers quite a few wonderful scholarships that you may qualify for. To check out the requirements and application steps, head over to our scholarships page for more information.

Private Assistance

You may have more options than you think for private financial assistance. You can use resources like the College Board scholarship search, or do a Google search or peruse your local media for opportunities being offered by companies in your area.

Additionally, keep in mind that there are plenty of employers out there that will help contribute to your schooling while you’re employed there, from fast food chains to call centers and corporations.

These options require a bit of creativity and resourcefulness more often than not, but can pay off big time in the long run.

How to Get Help With Financial Aid

We can throw all the information in the world at you, and it can still sometimes be overwhelming or confusing, especially if you’re a first timer. This is meant to be a useful resource, but we always recommend that you speak to one of our friendly financial assistance reps, who can be reached at 408-784-4463.

They can provide information like our school code, answer general questions about the financial aid process, and tell you more about our programs.

While finances are one of the biggest hurdles to clear in most situations, you don’t have to let it stop you from pursuing your dream career at TSPA San Jose!

Paying For School

Prom Makeup & Hair Only $69.00 @ TSPA

 

 

 

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You got your promposal, the dress, and now only one thing left to do! Your makeup and hair! The icing on the cake. The salon Professional Academy in San Jose, Ca. A Redken Diamond academy is all about style, and we not nothing more then to help you get ready for your prom night. We have an amazing prom special going on in the salon. For $69.00 you can have your hair and makeup styled by a Salon Professional Academy student stylist and makeup artist. Are students are the most stylish around. They have been trained in all the trend setting styles when it comes to makeup and hair. We promise we can make your prom beauty dreams come true. Please give us a call at (408) 579-9111. Space is limited, so book fast ladies!

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Check out all these swoon worthy prom hair looks. Oh, and do not fret about fly away hairs, we have you covered!  You will get a Free Mini Redken hairspray, for touch ups after you have been hitting the dance floor all night. It’s the perfect size to fit in your Kate Spade clutch!

 

Book Fast

Please give us a call at (408) 579-9111. Space is limited, so book NOW ladies!

 

 

 

Top 3 Reasons To Be A Cosmetologist!

Are you thinking about starting your career as a cosmetologist at The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Diamond Academy in San Jose? We asked our students to share some of their reasons why they decided to embark on The Salon professionals Academy’s 1600 hour cosmetology program.Check out what some of our student have to say below. When your ready to start your career, please give us a call at (408) 579-9111 or email us here. We look forward to seeing you at The Salon Professional Academy!

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  1. Create your own style: From classic city chic blowouts to the tossed waves of boho fab. You will learn all the current styles, and you will also be evolving to create you own style for your clients.
  2.  No glass ceiling: You can go from salon assistant, master colorist to global salon empire CEO. There is no glass ceiling in the beauty industry.
  3.  The love of Beauty: Seeing the creation and ideals of beauty constantly evolving.

It’s all about the rainbow braids!

 

Check out this article by Amina Mucciolo. Amina is known for her tassel business, but she is also taking the world by storm with her stylish rainbow yarn braids. Read on the learn more and checkout the video to learn her techquie for rainbow yarn braids!

She styles them herself with yarn she buys from the craft store. To finish her entire head takes upward of 30 hours. But as she tells us, color is such a motivating factor in her life that it’s “absolutely” worth it.

The designer, stylist, and YouTuber, 33, has long been obsessed with bold, splashy hues. In 2011, she started her own paper decor company, Studio Mucci, thus earning her the nickname “The Tassel Fairy.” When she’s not spreading magic through her crafts, she uses her YouTube channel to inspire other women to be confident and, of course, “to live colorfully.”