Start Your Esthetics Journey at
The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA)

Beauty professionals can be in high demand – and there’s a world of career possibilities out there. Our esthetics course can help you enter that world with crucial skills and real-life experience.
At The Salon Professional Academy, we stay on the pulse of the beauty world, teaching the skills necessary to thrive in today’s fast-paced work environment. Whether you’re hoping to work in a spa suite or luxury spa, we can teach you everything you need to know.

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Basic Esthetics VS TSPA Esthetics

Basic Esthetics Programs



  • Curriculum covering all aspects of Esthetics approved by the state of California
  • State Board Preparation integrated into the program
  • Hands-On Experience with clients in a student salon environment
  • Covers skincare fundamentals, makeup application, hair removal, and spa services

TSPA Esthetics Program

Additionally, The Salon Professional Academy Esthetics program includes:
  • Lash Extensions
  • Mentoring and Coaching to support student development
  • Entrepreneurial Skills training to prepare students for the business side of esthetics
  • Brow Lamination
  • Brow Tinting
  • Hydrafacial ™  Certification
  • Advanced Topics

Our program allows room for additional advanced classes and is designed for individuals aspiring to become estheticians.

What You Will Learn

Modern esthetician equipment use    |   Makeup application   |    Skincare techniques |
Beauty-focused business skills   |   Marketing experience   | Lash Extensions | Brow Lamination |
Brow Tinting | Hydrafacial ™  Certification | Additional Advanced Topics |

Why Choose The Salon Professional Academy?

What San Jose Students Are Saying

I recently
from this amazing school and I couldn't be happier that I was able to begin my cosmetology career here. Before coming here I toured a couple of other schools in the area that were disappointing to say the least. With little hope left I walked in the front door with no appt scheduled just hoping to get some information and while I was there someone from admissions came over and gave me a tour on the spot. I was definitely amazed by what the school had to offer. I made the decision to attend this school that night. A year and a half later I was able to call myself a TSPA graduate. At first I began as a part time night student and was able to switch to full time. Both programs are absolutely amazing! The educators here pour their hearts into everything they do and I can honestly say that they have all impacted my life in a positive way. And still whenever I need anything they are there. If you are looking to possibly become a cosmetologist or esthetician I urge you to give The Salon Professional Academy a try! You won't regret it!

-Marlise J

I graduated in November last year I was transferred from another beauty school and I can say I learned in two months (foundations) so much more than the other school in four months, TSPA have amazing teachers just to mention some: mr miguel, ms Natalie, Shannon, coco, suzie, Diana, jenni, and ms V amazing aducators I still miss you in my opinion they just not train you to pass state board test you learn about everything and when they say they will train you for real life trust me they really mean it.

-Benjamin S.

Begin Your Beauty Industry Career Today

Are you ready to break into the esthetics industry?
Embrace the opportunity to master essential skincare techniques. This industry is fast-growing,
and there’s a place for you in the leagues of professional estheticians.
Reach out today to learn more about becoming an esthetician. Then, start your application.

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FAQs About Our Cosmetology Classes

Do You Offer Financial Aid and/or Scholarships?

Are you ready to invest in yourself and your education? At The Salon Professional Academy, your out-of-pocket cost varies based on the following:

  • FAFSA: If you are interested in financial aid opportunities, please complete your FAFSA. Our FAFSA code is 042371, and you can get started here.
  • Pell Grants: Based on your FAFSA submission, qualifying for any Pell Grants will impact your out-of-pocket cost.
  • Scholarships: Did you apply for our current scholarship opportunities? Scholarship opportunities at TSPA are not based on GPA averages. You simply need to submit an essay or a 60-second video. If your scholarship is approved, this will also impact your out-of-pocket cost. Your assigned Admissions Advisor will review the scholarship requirements with you in a one-on-one session.
  • Financial Aid Review: Our Financial Aid Advisor will thoroughly review your out-of-pocket costs, discuss your payment options, and go over your FAFSA if you choose to apply for financial aid.

What kind of jobs can I get after graduating from TSPA Esthetics School?

An education at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) leads you to many fun and exciting career possibilities. Graduating from an esthetics school opens up various career opportunities in the skincare and beauty industry. Here are some potential jobs you could pursue.

  1. Esthetician: As a licensed esthetician, you can work in spas, salons, wellness centers, or dermatology clinics. Estheticians specialize in skincare treatments such as facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, waxing, and body treatments. They assess clients’ skin conditions and recommend appropriate skincare regimens.
  2. Medical Esthetician: Some estheticians choose to specialize in medical esthetics, working alongside dermatologists or plastic surgeons. They may perform advanced treatments or assist with pre and post-operative skin care for patients undergoing cosmetic procedures.
  3. Spa or Salon Manager: With experience, you could advance into a management role, overseeing the daily operations of spa, salon, or skincare clinic. Spa managers are responsible for staff supervision, scheduling, inventory management, customer service, and ensuring the facility meets regulatory standards.
  4. Retail Skincare Specialist: Many skincare brands hire estheticians to work as retail specialists or beauty advisors. In this role, you would educate customers about skincare products, recommend personalized skincare routines, and help them select products tailored to their skin type and concerns.
  5. Makeup/Wedding Artist: Estheticians often receive training in makeup application as part of their coursework. You could work as a makeup artist in various settings, including bridal boutiques, and beauty counters, or as a freelance artist for special events, photoshoots, or film and television productions.
  6. Education and Training: If you enjoy teaching, you could become an esthetics instructor at a beauty school or vocational institution. Esthetics educators train future estheticians, delivering classroom instruction, hands-on demonstrations, and supervised practical training sessions.
  7. Product Development and Sales: Estheticians with a passion for skincare ingredients and formulations may pursue careers in product development or sales. You could work for skincare companies, assisting with product research and development, marketing, or sales initiatives targeting professionals or consumers.
  8. Medical Spa/Sales Coordinator: In a medical spa setting, you could work as a coordinator or liaison between clients and medical professionals. Responsibilities may include scheduling appointments, conducting consultations, explaining treatment options, and ensuring that clients receive personalized care throughout their visit.
  9. Wellness or Holistic Esthetician: Some estheticians specialize in holistic skincare practices or wellness-focused treatments, incorporating techniques such as aromatherapy, herbal remedies, or energy work into their services. They may work in alternative health centers, wellness retreats, or offer mobile services to clients seeking holistic skincare solutions.
  10. Beauty Blogger/Influencer: With the rise of social media, many skincare enthusiasts have built successful careers as bloggers or influencers. You could create content around beauty tips, tutorials, product reviews, and more, partnering with brands for sponsored content.
  11. Waxing Specialist: A waxing specialist, also known as a waxing technician or waxer, is a professional trained in the art of hair removal using waxing techniques. Their primary responsibility is to provide hair removal services to clients, typically using either soft wax (strip wax) or hard wax (no-strip wax) depending on the area being treated and the client’s preferences.

These are just a few examples, and there are many other niche areas and career paths within the esthetics industry to explore based on your interests, skills, and professional goals.

How will the training be conducted?

The training at TSPA beauty school typically involves a combination of classroom instruction, hands-on practice, virtual learning, and taking clients in our leading-edge Student Spa Training Area. Here’s how each component might be conducted:

  1. Classroom Instruction: In the classroom, you’ll learn about topics like anatomy and physiology, skincare techniques and treatments, sanitation and hygiene practices, customer service skills, state board preparation, and business management. This theoretical knowledge provides the foundation for your practical skills.
  2. Hands-on Practice: Hands-on training is a crucial aspect of esthetics school. You’ll have the opportunity to practice techniques such as skincare treatments, makeup application, waxing, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, and custom facials under the guidance of experienced instructors. This practical experience helps you develop your skills and gain confidence in your abilities, as well as taking clients in our leading-edge Student Spa Training Area.
  3. Virtual Learning: We incorporate virtual learning components, especially for theoretical subjects or supplementary training materials. This could involve online lectures, video tutorials, quizzes, and interactive assignments. Virtual learning can provide flexibility and accessibility, allowing students to study at their own pace and review materials as needed.
  4. Workshops and Seminars: Our esthetics program organizes workshops, seminars, and guest speaker events to provide additional learning opportunities and expose students to new techniques, trends, and industry insights. These events can supplement the regular curriculum and help students stay current in the ever-evolving beauty industry.

Overall, the training at TSPA beauty school is designed to be comprehensive, practical, and immersive, preparing students for successful careers in various areas of the beauty and wellness industry. The combination of classroom instruction, hands-on practice, virtual learning, and real-world experience helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to excel in their chosen field. Additionally, we have passionate educators who stay abreast of current beauty trends.

What is the process like to enroll?

Our admissions team is here to ensure you have a great experience and will support you throughout the entire enrollment process. The steps to enroll are as follows:

  • Schedule an On-Campus Visit: During your visit, you will go over the curriculum, start dates, and payment options. You will also see our leading-edge campus, meet educators and students, and tour our 8,300 square foot campus, including our state-of-the-art Student Spas and classrooms.
  • Fill Out a FAFSA: If you are interested in financial aid, complete the FAFSA. Our FAFSA code is 042371, and you can get started here.
  • Payment Options: If you are not interested in financial aid, we have other payment options that our Financial Aid Advisor can review with you.
  • Educational Requirements: You must have a high school diploma or GED to enroll.

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The Salon Professional Academy is nationally accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences, Inc. (NACCAS). NACCAS is recognized by the United States Department of Education as a national accrediting agency for post secondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences including those offered via distance education.

The Salon Professional Academy

1600 Saratoga Ave, Suit 103

San Jose, CA 95129

Located Inside the Westgate Center