Benefits of Applying to Beauty School in 2019

It’s time to ring in the new year and start making those resolutions. Having a New Year’s resolution is exciting, but it can also seem overwhelming to decide what goals you should focus on in the coming year. Maybe you’ve wanted to go to beauty school in the past, but you were nervous to make a huge commitment for yourself. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose we understand that choosing a goal as big as beauty school can feel scary, but the benefits of going can wash those fears away. Here’s why applying to beauty school in 2019 can benefit you and your future!

The Career Options are Vast

When you tell people that you’re applying for beauty school, many of your friends and family may assume that your future lies in a salon. While there are many people who love and thrive in a salon, it can be disheartening for others to think that it’s their only career option. Don’t be fooled! The beauty industry is vast with numerous career options available for those with a license in cosmetology or esthetics. With the beauty industry continually adapting to the world, 2019 will be an exciting time to see where it can take you!

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Be Your Own Boss

While we’re talking about where a license in beauty school can take you, let’s discuss the possibility of you becoming your own boss. For many people, it can seem like a dream come true to manage a business of their own. Here at TSPA San Jose, we offer business and marketing skills to help you achieve the business-owning goals you may have. It’s all up to you to decide what you want to achieve in the beauty industry.

Stretch Your Creativity

Have you always wanted a career that could challenge your creativity in new ways? Applying for beauty school might be something you want to seriously consider. One of the things we love about the beauty industry is that it needs to change with the events of the world. Beauty trends are constantly going in and out of fashion, which means that a career in this industry can keep you on your toes. Contrary to what some may believe, a career in the beauty industry is not an easy one. It’s an industry that makes people push their limits on where their creativity can take them. If you’ve always wanted to work where your creative skills are valued, then applying for beauty school could be the first step.

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It’s Not a Conventional Job

We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who go to their jobs every day despite not enjoying what they do. You may dread working in a conventional 9-5 job in an office setting. If that’s you, then a career in beauty could help ensure that those horror stories stay stories. Not only are you not working in a typical office, but you may be able to decide what your hours are depending on where you work. It’s always nice to know that you can change your schedule when you need to.

You Can Make People Feel and Look Their Best

Helping people feel their best can be one of the most rewarding parts of working in the beauty industry. If you love interacting with people, then beauty school could offer you the satisfaction that comes from making someone else look and feel their best. When someone is confident about the way they look, you can tell. If you love seeing someone light up when they feel good about themselves, then a career in beauty could be what you’re looking for.

Helping people feel and look their best also allows your talent in the beauty world to be spread by word of mouth. Once you’re able to prove your credibility, the possibilities for you can really start to soar.

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Make Beauty School Your New Year’s resolution

Now that you’ve seen the benefits of having a beauty career, make the first step and apply for beauty school. We offer programs in cosmetology and esthetics so you can specialize in the area of beauty that most interests you. Just like the careers in beauty, we have flexible schedules of part time or full time for potential students to make sure that everyone who wants to is able to apply. Contact us or schedule a visit to find out more. We can’t wait to see what you can accomplish in 2019!

{Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspasanjose.com}

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!

7 Questions To Ask On Your School Tour @ TSPA!

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You made the decision to invest in your future. You found the perfect cosmetology school #TSPA. You booked your school tour, now what…….. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), we realize starting a new career can be scary when you have a lot of questions.
That’s why Victoria Martin, our fabulous Admissions Advisor, is here to help you with questions like:

1. How do I pay for school?
2. What is the schedule like?
3. What is a Redken Diamond Academy?
4. What will I be learning?
5. What are the teachers and students like?
6. Is this the career for me?
7. What are the job opportunities after I graduate?

 

Victoria Martin gets these questions from potential students all the time. She is not just here to answer them, but also here to help you determine if this is the right career for you!

To schedule a one on one tour with Victoria, and get the above questions answered in less than 30 minutes.  Just Text or Call the word “TOUR” to (408) 784-4463.

Paying For School: Everything You Need To Know

Have you always wanted to apply for beauty school but finances were holding you back? At the Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose we want anyone who has a passion for beauty to have the opportunity to apply for one of our programs. That’s why we offer a variety of financial aid options for students who qualify! 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

Before applying for our financial aid options, you first have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA application combined with your tax return information will determine whether or not you’re eligible for financial aid assistance and which type you’re qualified to receive. After filling out your form, there are a few options that could be available to you.

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to students based on their financial need. The FAFSA application that you completed combined with your tax return determines if you qualify for a grant. Students normally don’t need to pay back the money they received from this type of financial aid. Our team in the financial aid office would love to talk with you more about this if you have any questions about this process!

Unlike a grant, a student loan is money for your education that you pay back once you’ve graduated. Your financial need determines whether subsidized or unsubsidized loans are best for you.

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 start your FAFSA application for the first step. 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, or any financial records that may apply if you’ve got investments or notable assets. 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

At TSPA San Jose, we offer a variety of scholarships to students who qualify! . 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, 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. Contacts us to start your beauty journey!

Paying For School

Hair: Belle Hair Envy

 

The count down is on! 

In just 12 hours the remake of  The Beauty & The Beast will be hitting movie theaters across the states, and we here at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, could not be more excited! Emma Watson is playing the lead role as Belle, and from what we have seen from the movie previews, she is perfect. We have noticed all the amazing hairstyles that where created for her character, and with prom approaching I am sure one of Belles modern romantic updos might be just what you have in mind for prom night. Check out this beautiful Belle inspired updo by  Jackie Wyers. Happy watching and enjoy!

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.

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!

Is a career in makeup artistry for you!

The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology, skin care and makeup school in San Jose loves to find new career paths for our students. And we found the perfect one for our makeup artist students! With the rise of live steaming services like, Netflix, Hulu and many others. And the demand for niche shows on these platforms, this has created jobs for makeup artist to specialize in film and television.  You maybe asking yourself what exactly does a film and t.v makeup artist do? Well I can tell you there is a lot of work behind the scenes. Every single actor that is seen on t.v is wearing some amount of makeup. It maybe a more natural look that can be seen on a news anchor or, creating a zombie for the newest episode of the walking dead. In any film and t.v makeup application the makeup artist needs to understand, skin tone, shapes, textures and how to apply makeup for an HD camrea.

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If you are ready to start your career as a makeup artist be sure to set up your tour today. Please call us at (408) 579-9111 or email us. The Salon Professional Academy looks forward to helping you start a stylish career.