1600 Saratoga Ave, Suite 103, San Jose, CA 95129- Locate at Westgate Mall, Next to TJ Maxx

Phone: 408-579-9111 Email:



Dear Clients,

We wanted to share with you that even though most of our clients have returned to The Salon Professional Academy for services in our Student Salon & Spa, we take note that some of us are still not comfortable returning for services. So we wanted to share a few precautions and protocols.

First and foremost, as a Beauty School even before Covid, it has always been mandatory to sanitize, to clean, to wash our hands constantly. This is also one of the key things students’ are trained on in order to take their California state board exam, to become licensed as an Esthetician or Cosmetologist. So as the Director at The Salon Professional Academy, we take Sanitation quite seriously.

CLIENTS can book appointments Monday thru Saturday 10-5pm, and Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-9pm.

To schedule an appointment please contact us here:

We are a Dermalogica Partner school here at The Salon Professional Academy and all of our students and staff are “Clean Touch Certified” and/or “Barbicide Certified”. We ensure all protocols in cleanliness and sanitation are met for the safety of our clients, students and staff.

To keep you safe and comfortable returning to The Salon Professinal Academy for salon & spa services here are some protocols.


  • All Clients, Staff and Students must wear a mask
    (If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. If you would like a face shield one will be provided at a small fee.)
  • Esthetics students must wear masks & Face Sheilds & Gloves
  • All client salon chairs, esthetics beds, tools and surfaces sanitized after every use
  • If for any reason student or staff havid symptoms of feeling sick they are immediately to remove themselves off campus
  • If student or staff have Covid symptoms they have to provide a Negative Covid test upon returning to campus
  • Hand Sanitizer is readily available
  • All pens are Sanitized
  • Clients must bring essential items like keys, phone etc only
  • Please do not bring anyone with you, as well as children at this time
  • We will not be offering water or magazines at this time
  • If you are feeling ill, feverish, or cough please stay home
  • No Shaking Hands or Hugging
  • All students & staff certified in Barbicide Covid Training & Dermalogica Clean Touch Certified
  • Sanitation Protocols are reviewed on a weekly basis


Tuesdays  2:30pm-9:30pm

Wednesdays 10:30am-5pm

Thursdays 9:30am-9:30pm

Fridays 9:30am-5pm

Saturdays 10:30-6pm


Mondays 1:30pm-5pm

Wednesdays 10:30pm-5pm

Saturdays from 10:30-6pm

When contacting us please state your full name and phone number, email and the date and time you would like your appointment and what service.

Please be patient with us as we are getting inundated with calls and we will get back to you shortly.

Please stay tuned as we navigate through the regulations and the upmost Safety Protocols. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

If anyone is interested in a Virtual Tour to start Cosmetology or Esthetics classes please fill this out and we will contact you asap.



Viola Wozniakowski (Ms.V), Creative Educational Director 

Your Ultimate Back to Beauty School Guide

Back to school season is here and the first day of school can be nerve-wracking, especially if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why we’ve put together this guide for you! We’ll go over different tips, checklists, and more! We hope that with this you’ll be able to focus on what matters; making your first day of beauty school a success!

8 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting Beauty School

Deciding to go to beauty school is an exciting one! Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), we see how excited our students are to start their beauty school journeys! However, when it comes to beauty school, there are a lot of things to consider. What program you’ll study, how you’ll pay for it*, and what schedule fits yours. Before jumping into your beauty education, here are eight things our students wish they knew before starting beauty school.

5 Things To Do Before Your First Day of Beauty School

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Your first day of beauty school is going to be both fun and informative. We want your first day with us to be a success, that’s why we are sharing the five things you should do before your first day! This way you’ll be able to focus your attention on meeting new people, soaking up all the information, and setting your long-term goals!

How to Prepare for Beauty School During High School

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Back to school season is here and it can be an exciting time! Especially for you high school seniors. Right now, you’re probably considering your higher education options. If you’ve always had a passion for beauty then enrolling in beauty school may be a great next step for you. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do in high school that can prepare you for beauty school.

Checklist For Enrolling at TSPA San Jose

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There’s a lot that goes into enrolling in beauty school. While it can be exciting, it can also be a little overwhelming. We want to help you get started and relieve some of that additional stress. That’s why we’ve created a checklist on everything you need to know before enrolling at The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose.

What Kind of Student Are You? [Quiz]

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Right now, you’re probably seeing a lot of back-to-school commercials and deals. Whether you’re excited about school starting again or not, the type of student you are can make an impact on your education. While there isn’t a bad type of student, knowing which type you are can help you with things such as studying and homework. You can find out which type of student you are with our back-to-school quiz!

Paying For School: Everything You Need to Know

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Here at The Salon Professional Academy, we proudly offer financial aid to those who qualify. However, did you know that you need to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) every year? With back to school happening, now is the perfect time to figure out your school financials. For additional information on our finance options, check out Paying For School: Everything You Need to Know.

Why Choose The Salon Professional Academy San Jose?

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With back to school season happening now, we understand that you probably have considered your beauty school options. So why choose The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose? Our programs are designed to help you learn the skills you need to be successful in the beauty industry.

Learn More About Us

Have you been thinking about enrolling in beauty school? This is your sign to do it! If you’re ready to start your future in beauty, contact us to speak with someone from our admissions team and schedule a tour with us. We look forward to meeting you and helping you start your beauty journey!

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

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!



CAN I STILL START CLASSES? Your Most Common Questions Answered Here …THE NEW NORMAL ✨✨✨


What is Normal nowadays, right? What is normal is:

  • We are all stuck at home
  • Working from home (unless you are considered essential)
  • Taking care of kids from home
  • Teaching your children from home
  • Groceries are now an event where you have to wait in line
  • Toilet paper is a hot commodity
  • And Sanitizer is the new perfume
  • Face Masks are a necessity
  • Keeping social distance from friends and family is a part of life

However now is a great time to reflect on YOUR FUTURE! What do you want to do? Who do you want to be? And if you are thinking about a career in the Beauty Industry getting the proper information is the next steps! There is so much time to reflect and that doest mean Your DREAMS stop!

At The Salon Professional Academy located at Westgate Mall we wanted to SHARE some information and answer some Questions that have come up during this New World Order!

TSPA San Jose Tour

Question: Can I tour the school?

Answer: Yes, however it is a Virtual Tour.

Question: What is a Virtual Tour?

Answer: A Virtual Tour is a tour conducted via video chat through Zoom where everyone is on camera. The Admissions Advisor & Financial Aid Advisor will guide you through a Power Point that answers all of your questions about curriculum, coursework, program schedules, Temporary Distance Learning, returning on campus classes, apparel code, books and kit and much, financial aid, payments options and much more.

TSPA San Jose Tour

Question: How long does the Virtual Tour take?

Answer: A Virtual Tour Takes About an hour and half. The reason it is this time frame is because you also have the opportunity to find out information about the financial aid process.



TSPA San Jose Tour

Question: Can I still fill out a FAFSA?

Answer: The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. During your Virtual Tour you will be guided how to start the FAFSA process. There is no commitment or pressure to enroll at this time. It is just to get you started with an estimate what your “Out of Pocket Cost” might be.


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What is “Out of Pocket Cost”?

Answer: Depending if you qualify for Financial Aid, you can have loans or grants. Grants do not have to be paid back. Loans are paid back 6 months after you graduate over a 10 year period. If you prefer to choose cash options per month there are several available to fit your budget that is also discussed during the financial aid portion of your Virtual Tour.

Loans&Grants you can get “Up To”: (Grants do not have to be paid back)

Cosmetology Loans    $17,667.00 (Independent), $10, 556.00 (Dependent)

Cosmetology Grants   $6,195.00

Esthetics                       $6,333.00 (Independent), $3,667.00 (Dependent)

Esthetics Grants          $4,130.00

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Question: Can I still enroll in school?

Answer: Yes you can. Based on the admissions requirements specified in our Catalog, you still need to have the following:

Verified high school diploma, official transcripts or GED, 17 years or older, Verified Enrollment documents & requirements, Verified Financial Aid requirements, Identification via drivers license, passport or birth certificate


TSPA San Jose Tour

Question: How does Temporary Distance Learning work?

Answer: While there is Shelter in Place you will be learning online via Zoom. You will need an iPad/tablet, lap top or desk top as well as wifi. You have theory classes as well as practical work, which has just recently been approved in California. Once the Shelter in Place is removed, your classes will be on campus. At this time we are awaiting the official date of reopening.


For further information fill out this form here

Now so we may assist in any way we can! Until then Stay Safe! And let us not forget there is a Bright Future waiting for you!

You can also reach us by calling 408-703-8757 or email




Ms.Magz, Director at The Salon Professional Academy




Kristen Stanley, Admissions Advisor is here to answer all of your Admissions questions. When Kristen isn’t running around the school, having fun with campus Virtual Tours, she is busy with her 10 month old son Calvin and her hairless cat named Oliver. As well as, being  a fashionista, always wearing a cool hat, and she is always on top of current fashion trends. Her favorite thing about working at TSPA, is seeing the students blossom into confident women.


Marisuzzelle Fathi, Financial Aid Advisor, is here to answer your Financial Aid questions. When Marisuzzelle isn’t running around campus trying to get students situated with Financial Aid, she is busy with her 3 sons as well as her chihuahua named Shadow. She is a foodie and amazing cook and loves R&B and karaoke! Her favorite thing about working at TSPA, is helping the students get the best possible financial aid opportunities to help with tuition.


To set up your Virtual Tour today,

Call/Text 408-784-4463

or Email


What is Master Esthetics?

Esthetics or master esthetics? Are they the same? What will an education in master esthetics give you that an education in regular esthetics won’t? As an aspiring skin care professional, how do you choose between the two?

All good questions! Here at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Jose we offer a master and regular esthetics programs! While we can explain the difference between the two courses, we suggest contacting us to find out more info about the programs and talk to one of our admissions coordinators to find out which program is your best fit!

First, Let’s Talk Esthetics

So you’re interested in a career in skin care. Welcome to the world of esthetics! This area of the beauty industry is focused on the beautification of the skin in a variety of ways. From facials to peels to makeup artistry, estheticians help their guests glow on the outside as brightly as they do on the inside!

Now Let’s Talk About Becoming an Esthetician

During our regular esthetics program, students can learn to purify and beautify skin. Facials, waxing, and makeup artistry are some of the treatments you can learn. In addition, you can learn skills that you might not have known you need like safety, sanitation, and identifying skin conditions. On top of it all, at TSPA San Jose, we also teach business and marketing skills, both things future skin care experts will need to build a career.

Here, we focus our curriculum on makeup artistry and medical esthetics. We know the demand of the market and are eager to teach students a curriculum that matches the industry growth patterns.


The esthetics program we offer requires 600 hours to complete. If you enroll in our full time program, you could complete the program in as little as 4.5 months. If you choose to enroll in our part-time program, you can complete the program in as little as 9.5 months. Both schedules offer their pros and cons! Whether you’re a parent, a full-time worker, or someone who has a few too many commitments on their hands, we are confident one of our schedules could fit an education into your life!

If you’d like to learn more about our schedules, contact us today!

Potential Places of Work

Esthetics are commonly found working in relaxing and rejuvenating places like:

  • Spas
  • Salons
  • Cruise Ships
  • Resorts
  • As Freelancers
  • As Makeup Artists

Let’s Talk Master Esthetics

Our master esthetics program is designed to prepare students to massage and treat the face, neck, and body using advance chemical and cosmetic preparations and esthetic medical treatments.

With an education in master esthetics, you can be well-versed in advance protocols and medical treatments that can prepare you for a career in a medical esthetics career. In addition to what esthetic students learn, you can learn the following in our master esthetics program:

  • Advanced treatments
  • Advanced PCA training
  • Hydra facials
  • Advanced makeup
  • Advanced clinical treatments
  • Medical spa operations
  • Extensive product knowledge
  • Airbrush spray tanning
  • Lash extensions

The master esthetics program goes deeper into right into medical terminology, advanced mechanical exfoliation treatments, cellulite treatments, advanced spa treatments, importance of pre-conditioning, and chemical peels.


At this time the master esthetics program is offered in a full-time schedule only. Contact us to learn more about enrolling in this program.

Potential Places of Work

With an education in master esthetics, the career opportunities open up even further.

  • Salons
  • Spas
  • Cruise Ships
  • Resorts
  • Freelancing
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Dermatologists’ Offices
  • Med Spas
  • Plastic Surgeons’ Offices
  • And many more!

How Do You Choose?

Interested in skin care but unsure of how to choose a program? Here are a few things to consider:

  • How much time do you want to spend in school? Master esthetics is a bit longer in terms of a time commitment.
  • Are you interested in the medical side of esthetics? Master esthetics offer a deeper education in that realm.
  • Do you want to start with esthetics and then come back for more? Many people fall in love with esthetics, get educated, and then pursue a career in skin care as the put themselves through a master esthetics education.

You don’t have to weigh your options alone! One of our friendly and helpful admissions coordinators is more than happy to help you find the program that fits your life and goals! Contact us today or schedule a tour to learn more about both of our programs!

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit

Checklist for Enrolling at TSPA San Jose

Are you thinking about turning your passion for hair and makeup into a career by applying for beauty school? Although beginning your journey toward a career in beauty is exciting, there’s a lot of things to know that can make the process feel overwhelming. That’s why we want to help you get started to take any pressure off your shoulders and reassure you that you got this. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose, our students are our priority. Future and current. Here’s everything you need to know as you get started!

Take a Look at Our Enrollment Process

Here is a simple step-by-step of what our enrollment process looks like.

  • Fill out our application form on our website.
  • Our Admissions Advisors Kristen Stanley or Krista Periandri will contact you to schedule an Virtual Tour and Financial Aid interview.
  • Schedule a Virtual Tour held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30am or 2:30 pm. Going on now  to help everyone stay safe and healthy.
  • Complete the enrollment paperwork.

With the COVID-19 outbreak, students at our school can now do all these steps for enrollment completely online. We will continue to keep you updated on our distance education opportunities and when we can expect students to continue their lessons at our campus.

Enrollment Checklist

Before you can become a student at TSPA San Jose there are a few things that must be done. We don’t want you to get overwhelmed so we have made you a checklist. Follow this list and soon enough you could be ready to begin your beauty education!

Receive your high school diploma or GED

Before you can enroll into TSPA San Jose you must have graduated high school or have received your GED. Contact your high school admissions board to figure out your options!

Take our Virtual Tour!

When you Schedule A Virtual Tour we will show you around virtually! You will see all TSPA has to offer  and get a feel for what your future could look like as a student at TSPA San Jose. Come well prepared with any questions that you might have so you can find out more about your personal beauty journey and how you can get started. Don’t forget a pen and paper! Here are some questions you should consider asking during the tour.

  • Do you offer the program I am interested in?
  • What does the program cover?
  • How long will it take until I graduate?
  • What are some of my options once I graduate?
  • How much is the tuition? Do I need to make a down payment?
  • How do I qualify for financial aid?
  • What is the structure of the curriculum?
  • What does the school do to prepare me for the state board exam?
  • What comes in my kit?
  • Does TSPA San Jose help me find a job after I graduate?

Want more help preparing your questions for your tour? Check out our blog where we go into detail which questions you should be asking and more about how to get ready for this important step of the application process!

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See if you qualify for financial aid !

Meet with our Financial Aid Advisor to see if there are any financial aid options that you qualify for. We know this process can seem overwhelming and that’s why our team will be there every step of the way! From when you start to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to when you’re looking at all the options that could be available to you, don’t hesitate to reach out to us whenever you have questions. .

Be confident!

You took the first step to follow your passions and dreams. Don’t back out now! This is an exciting time in your life, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of it all.

A Look Into The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose

What makes our school different from any others? There are so many things to take into account when choosing a beauty school to attend. At TSPA San Jose we work with Redken products and our curriculum is infused with Redken techniques, which means you will be working with products that are salon quality and instructors who have learned from industry leaders! In addition to our Redken-infused education, we give you the opportunity to not only work on perfecting your beauty skills but can teach you how to build a business in beauty and how to market yourself.

Here at TSPA San Jose, we offer an extensive training in both cosmetology and esthetics. We also offer advanced training in MUD Cosmetics Makeup. Our programs offer hands-on training to our students with innovative and advanced Redken practices. You can be confident in knowing that you could be learning from wonderful instructors that care about your success story. Your success is TSPA San Jose’s success.

How Does TSPA San Jose Prepare for Your Career

With an education in beauty that could mean the possibility of many doors being open to you. The world of beauty has many different titles and locations of careers that could be yours. And with our curriculum of beauty and business techniques, it’s all up to you on what you decide to pursue for your future! Here are just some of the places you could work as a beauty professional:

  • Owning or managing a salon
  • Working on a cruise ship
  • Working in film/TV
  • Working in the fashion industry

This is only a small glimpse of the world of beauty. With hard work, passion and drive, you could be working a fulfilling career that you just might love!

Begin Now

Don’t waste another day waiting for your passion to become an opportunity to create a fulfilling career. Contact us to begin the first steps to your future. It’s never too late to take the leap!

Why Makeup Artistry Isn’t Just for Women Anymore: Top 5 Male Makeup Artists

From ancient Egypt to 16th century Europe, makeup has been used for centuries by both men and women. So why is it that today we typically only associate makeup with women? At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose, we believe that anyone should feel free to express their passion for beauty. Here are five game-changing male makeup artists you should check out ASAP!

1. Manny MUA

Manny Gutierrez (AKA Manny MUA) creates simple, easy-to-follow makeup tutorials. He uses new, hot products and shows his audience how to work with them. In his tutorials, Manny offers guidance for popular makeup looks like contouring and highlighting to his millions of followers. He also does product reviews and “get ready with me” videos. Manny was the first male makeup ambassador for the cosmetics brand Maybelline.

Manny MUA.

2. Wayne Goss

British makeup artist Wayne Goss is one of the most famous male makeup artists on the scene. He has millions of followers and his own collection of makeup brushes. One of Goss’s most famous videos was a demonstration of the contouring technique made popular by reality star Kim Kardashian. While this was a hot topic for many beauty vloggers and bloggers, Goss’s stood out because he was a man practicing the technique on his own face. His straightforward and down-to-earth tutorials make him a great makeup artist to watch if you want to learn new skills.

Wayne Goss.

3. James Charles

James Charles became an overnight sensation at age 17 after posting a photo of himself in makeup on Instagram. Since then, he has gained over four million Instagram followers and over three million YouTube subscribers. He is the first-ever male beauty ambassador for CoverGirl. Charles’s upbeat attitude, makeup challenges, beauty routine videos, and tutorials have made him one of the most popular beauty gurus on the internet. From smoky eye looks to full-on Halloween makeup, he’s proven to be a truly talented makeup artist.

James Charles.

4. Arabia Felix

Want to learn more about drag queen makeup or cosplay? Arabia Felix is the makeup artist for you. Detailed, transformative makeup tutorials lead Arabia Felix to amass 91k subscribers on YouTube and 24.5k followers on Instagram. He teaches viewers how to conceal natural brows, tape their face, and even how to add curls to a synthetic wig. If you’re interested in learning how to do detailed character makeup, Felix has video tutorials that will make your jaw drop. For those who want to learn how makeup, wigs, and costuming can transform people, check out Arabia Felix’s channel.

Felix Arabia.

5. Patrick Starrr

Patrick Starrr is an experienced makeup artist. His videos offer audiences expertise and skills in a simple, relatable format. Starrr has a “one size fits all” philosophy when it comes to makeup, so his tutorials can be enjoyed by viewers from all walks of life. Starrr’s channel offers a little bit of everything. Product reviews, chatty tutorials, makeovers, and collaborations make up a large part of his channel. In his more detailed and elaborate videos, he uses makeup to transform himself into characters like the Wicked Witch of the West or celebrities like Beyonce. With 3.6 million YouTube subscribers, 4.1 million Instagram followers, and a collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, Starrr has successfully proven that anyone can apply and enjoy makeup if they’re passionate about it.

Patrick Starrr

Become a Makeup Artist

Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you want to learn makeup artistry, we can help you! Contact TSPA San Jose to learn more about our makeup designory course, cosmetology and esthetics programs. We’d love to help you get started on pursuing your passion!

How to Enjoy Prom on a Budget

Prom can be such a fun part of high school. Finding a date, finding the perfect dress or suit, getting ready with your friends, and most importantly…the dance! Making the night memorable shouldn’t be too difficult. However, doing it all on a budget can be. That’s we, The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Jose, have put together a guide on how to enjoy prom without breaking the bank!

Getting Ready

The preparation before prom can be the most expensive part. Do not fret, we have tips and tricks on how to experience prom from the very beginning without spending too much.

Hair and Makeup

woman getting makeup done for prom There are a couple of ways you can look like a million bucks without spending it. Go to a local cosmetology school for your hair, makeup, and nails! Book with TSPA San Jose today so we can help you look amazing for your amazing night!

In fact, if you schedule your appointment in our student salon training area you can take advantage of our amazing prom special. For a limited time we are offering a hairstyle service and makeup for only $67! This includes the perfect updo for prom, with braids, curls and so much romance your heart might burst. Add in our beautifully applied makeup and this is sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Schedule your appointment today and get ready to wow them all!

Finding a Dress or Tuxedo

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Looking your best is a very important part of prom. You can look your best and still stay on your budget!

  • Borrow a dress or a suit from a friend or a relative. Chances are you’re not the first person to attend a prom.
  • Rent a dress or suit. No need to buy an expensive dress that you most likely will only wear once.
  • Buy a vintage dress. Visit your local thrift store! You might find the perfect dress that is unique and even better, cheap!
  • Make your own dress or suit. Wearing something that you made will not only save you money but will be so satisfying when everyone is gushing over your look.


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Renting a limo can be too expensive. It doesn’t matter what gets you to the party, the only thing that matters is that you get there.

  • Have a family member or a friend be your chauffeur! Make it fun and have them dress up as well.
  • Ride with friends with whatever car you can take! When you’re with your friends, any situation can be fun and special.
  • Look around your community. See if your local activity center has a bus you can borrow. Dress it up and arrive in style.

Enjoy Yourself!

No matter how much money you do or don’t spend, the most important thing to do is to have fun! Prom can be a very special part of high school. Make it a positive experience for you and your friends! We love being able to be apart of the excitement of prom. Book an appointment with us today! From all of us here at The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose, we hope you have a magical prom!

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