The Must Have Peel for Spring 2017

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Are you looking to make your skin Instagram ready for spring! The Sensi Peel by PCA is a must have in your skincare routine.

The skincare department at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, has just started offering the life changing Sensi Peel.

The PCA Sensi peel is a very mild chemical peel formulated for all skin types, even the sensitive. Hence the name Sensi (sensitive).

The Sensi peel is will help to diminish sun spots, fine lines, and acne scars. The service is less the 45 minutes and requires no down time. The best part is you will receive a complementary post

peel kit to take home. Our aesthetic students will educate you on how to care for your skin with your new products from the post peel kit, and also what to expect to see during the next two to three

weeks after your peel. Remember the key to flawless skin is to peel and peel often! The PCA Sensi Peel is the key to beautiful skin.

To book your Sensi Peel please give us a ring at (408) 579-9111 and let the receptionist know you want a Sensi Peel.

See ya in the Spa!

PCA Is Here @ TSPA

 

 

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The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose is excited to announce our new partnership with PCA Skin. We spent many months trying to decided on a new curriculum and skincare line for our students, and finally decided on PCA. PCA has been creating beautiful skin for more than 25 years. They are well known for their self neutralizing chemicals peels and TSPA favorite the Sensi Peel.

 

When you enroll as an esthetician student at The Salon Professional Academy you will be training on the PCA system. Your will receive not one, but two kits! Your first kit will include the core products by PCA. These are the products you will be using during your training in foundations, and on your clients while you are working on mastering your technique in the spa. Your second kit you will receive once your pass your state board test, and it’s worth the wait! This kit will include backbar size products and TWO PCA Peels. It is the perfect kit to help you start your own small business as a skin care expert!

 

We invite you to come to The Salon Professional Academy and take a tour of our skincare department and view the beautiful PCA student Kit. The schedule a tour please give us a ring at 408.784.4463 or email.

 

We look forward to seeing you at TSPA

 

I See London, I see France, I see Lime Crimes Opalescent Highlighter On Everyone

All the makeup students at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, are falling hard for the new Lime Crime Opalescent Highlights. This highlighter collection is a must have for 2017. The highlighters range from a beautiful buttery pink, to gold and peach. Wear it on your cheeks, lips or eyes, but this collection is defiantly not for the shy!

 

Pro Tip

“Before placing your fan brush into your powder highlighter, consider lightly misting your fan brush with MAC Fix +. This will help create a intensified metallic look to you skin.”

-Lacee Deniz

Skin Care and Makeup Educator at The Salon Professional Academy San Jose

 

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7 Questions To Ask On Your School Tour @ TSPA!

Have you always wanted to pursue a future career in the beauty industry? Applying for an education at an accredited beauty school is an important step in your journey! Although it’s exciting to start doing what you love, it can feel overwhelming trying to figure out the best way to get started. That’s why scheduling a tour can be a great idea! Read our guide to find out some questions you may want to ask on your tour!

1. Does your school offer financial aid?

Yes, we offer financial aid to those who qualify! Since we are an accredited beauty school, students enrolled in our programs have the opportunity to apply for federal financial aid. All you have to do is complete a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form and enter our school code found on our website.

In addition to FAFSA, we also have scholarship options that may be available to students. During your tour would be a great time to ask about your specific financial situation to recieve help from the right people to help you get started.

2. Do you offer multiple scheduling options?

We want anyone who has a passion for beauty to have the chance to pursue an education they love! That’s why we offer multiple both part-time and full-time classes so you can study what you’re passionate about when it’s most convenient. Ask us any more questions you may have about which schedule would work best for you while visiting our school.

3. What is a Redken Diamond Academy?

As a school in The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) network, we have partnered with Redken to create a curriculum for students that goes beyond just teaching what’s on the state licensing exam. This means that in addition to learning the latest hairstyles, we also include lessons in business, marketing, and guest handling to help prepare you for what comes after graduation. Come see for yourself what a Redken Diamond education would look like.

4. What will I be learning?

In our Cosmetology and Esthetics programs, you can learn all about the latest trends in the industry and practice what you’ve learned on real clients under the direct supervision of licensed professionals. Our team would be happy to talk further with what you can expect in our programs.

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5. What are the teachers and students like?

If you want to know more about what our atmosphere is like, there’s no better way to find out than by scheduling a tour of our school! During your tour, you can see for yourself how teachers and students interact and learn more about our culture.

6. Is this the career for me?

Do you love all things beauty and want to use your creative abilities in a career? A future in the beauty industry could be a great option for you! If you have any more questions about your personal beauty journey and if it’s right for you, someone on our team will be happy to talk more with you during your tour!

7. What are the job opportunities after I graduate?

One of the best parts about pursuing a career in the beauty industry is that it’s constantly growing. With new trends and techniques being developed, there are multiple career opportunities that have only become possible in recent years. We want to help our students feel prepared for whatever area of the beauty area they’re most passionate about. That’s why our programs not only teach about the latest beauty techniques but also include lessons on how you can market your beauty skills in today’s world.

Talk more with our team during your tour to learn more about the job opportunities in this industry and how our programs can help prepare you for them!

Ready to Schedule a Tour?

There’s only so much you can find out from our website. The next step is to schedule a tour so you can ask all these questions and more in-person to get a detailed answer specific to your personal beauty journey! Contact us to learn more and find out how you can get started!

Myth Busted: A Career In Cosmetology Can Be Lucrative & Rewarding!

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Thinking about becoming a hairstylist, but keep hearing your friends and family’s outdated opinion on the beauty industry! We know there is a lot of myths when it comes to working in the beauty industry, and  The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, a Redken Diamond Academy is here to show you the light to a stylish career. We have educators from different aspects of the beauty industry, from runway makeup and hair, film, print media and working for top corporate companies. They will show you that you can be successful, but you need to ask yourself, how hard are you willing to work?  Take Ted Gibson, celebrity hairstylist and brand ambassador. He began his career with humble beginnings, and now he holds the world in his hands! Check out the top 4 beauty myths busted by Ted Gibson Below.

Top 4 Beauty Myths Busted By Ted Gibson

What about Earnings? My parents worried that I wouldn’t earn a nice living in the beauty business, but I’ve found there is no earnings cap. Like many careers, success as a hairstylist is based on desire and work ethic. You can use your beauty school license to work in a salon, start a small business or work in a corporate environment.

What’s the demand? As long as hair and fingernails continue to grow, there will be a need for beauty professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists will increase by about 10 percent through 2024: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/personal-care-and-service/barbers-hairdressers-and-cosmetologists.htm

Who hires beauty school graduates?Beauty careers are available in my hometown of Killeen, Texas, my adopted town of New York City and everywhere in between! Beauty careers can’t be sent offshore. You simply can’t get a facial on the Internet or a haircut from a call center. And salons are just one place where beauty professionals work. You’ll also find us in day spas, resorts, backstage at fashion and entertainment events, in product development labs and in publishing!

Making a Difference. What I love most about beauty is its transformative nature. I can change someone’s outlook with a great shampoo and massage. In my salon, I see beauty professionals changing people’s lives every day, and of course on TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” I work with other beauty professionals to help people reinvent their appearance and change their life every week.

Become a Hairstylist!

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The 4 Most Inspiring Books To Read in Cosmetology School!

The Educators at The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Diamond Academy in San Jose, love to inspire out students. We are always on the hunt for new techniques, looks and of course books! We asked our educators to list some of their favorite reads that have inspired them to grow as artists, and to create a career and life they love as hairstylists. Check out their top 4 books, some by the top salons owners in the country.

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Hair By Sam Mcknight

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Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin

Are you ready to change your life and start working in a fun and stylish career as a cosmetologist?

Be sure to email as or give us a ring at (408) 579-9111 to set up your TSPA tour!

Must Have Hair Color Trends For Sping 2017

 

It is almost spring time in San Jose, California and that means it time to checkout all the newest hair color trends for spring 2017. The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Diamond academy is known for teaching and create on trend hair coloring techniques. We thought we would share with you all the delicious hues that have been popping up on the runway and the beauty blogs. If your brave! Maybe try one for yourself, or even better, become a cosmetology student at The Salon Professional academy in San Jose and learn how to create these one of a kind hair color looks. Be sure to send us and email to set up your TSPA salon today!



Rose Gold

Classic, fun and on trend with the metal tone of the season.

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Contoured Hair

Like the name states, this hair color will contour and high lite the shape of your face.

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Greenery

Dubbed the color of the year by Pantone. I know a little wild, but hey it is fun!

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The Art of Balayage With Redken Educator Korrine

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A technique for highlighting the hair in which the dye is painted on in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect.
The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, the number one cosmetology school to study the art of hair color, had the pleasure of hosting Korrine from Line 54 Hair Studio.  Korrine is a master Redken educator with over 10 years of experience. She has a passion for teaching the art of balayage, which is why she stopped by TSPA today! She taught out students about the latest trends and techniques when it comes to creating Instagram worthy balayage hair color.
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Korrine why do you love the balayage look?
” I love pretty hair! The balayage look is versatile for all hairstyles.”
Do you want to become a color specialist and master the timeless balayage technique?
Be sure to contact us to set up a time for your tour at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose.
We look forward to seeing you at TSPA.

Day In The Life Of A Skincare Expert!

Esthetics Classes Now Enrolling

Are you thinking about becoming a esthetician with the help of The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose. Choosing to work in the career of skincare is amazing, and with the skin care industry to reach $11 Billion dollars by 2018, you can bet you will have a sustainable and fun career.

Not sure exactly what an esthetician does? We have an informative list of what a skincare specialist does day to day. Check it out below!

Typical Day for Skincare Specialists

Here is a list of tasks that Skincare Specialists do every day.

  • Sterilize equipment and clean work areas.
  • Examine clients’ skin, using magnifying lamps or visors when necessary, to evaluate skin condition and appearance.
  • Cleanse clients’ skin with water, creams, or lotions.
  • Demonstrate how to clean and care for skin properly and recommend skin-care regimens.
  • Select and apply cosmetic products such as creams, lotions, and tonics.

Weekly and Monthly Tasks

Here is a list of tasks that Skincare Specialists do on a weekly or monthly basis.

  • Stay abreast of latest industry trends, products, research, and treatments.
  • Refer clients to medical personnel for treatment of serious skin problems.
  • Remove body and facial hair by applying wax.
  • Apply chemical peels to reduce fine lines and age spots.
  • Advise clients about colors and types of makeup and instruct them in makeup application techniques.

 

Okay, you read all the fun facts, now it is time to set up your TSPA tour. Please give us a ring at (408) 579-9111 or send us an email . We look forward to seeing you at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose.

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!