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!

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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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!

The Art of Balayage With Redken Educator Korrine

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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.

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.

 

 

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.

Start Your Aestheticians Training Today!

The Salon Professional Academy is known for educating top ranking skincare specialist in the San Jose and Bay Area.We focus on teaching clinical services like, PCA Sensi peel, Skin Scripts Enzymes and microdermabrasion. Have you ever thought about becoming an Esthetician, and wonder what it fully entails to become licensed?Check out the article below to learn more.

 

Through consultations and evaluations, estheticians determine the wants and needs of their clients, and then perform therapies, procedures, and treatments accordingly. Just a few of the esthetic therapies performed by state licensed estheticians include:

  • Waxing/threading/chemical depilatories to remove unwanted hair
  • Facials, exfoliations, and masks to improve skin tone, cleanse pores, and address skin that is oily, dry, acne-prone skin
  • Anti-aging treatments, such as laser therapies and chemical peels, to minimize or prevent fine lines and wrinkles
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Blackhead extraction
  • Wraps, sugar or salt scrubs, or moisturizing treatments for the body
  • Makeup application
  • Head, neck, and scalp massage

 

Esthetics programs, which are available through either dedicated schools of esthetics or schools of cosmetology, must meet the requirements set forth by each state’s board of cosmetology. Most states recognize esthetics programs that consist of 600 hours of coursework and practical training, although a number of states require more hours while others require significantly fewer. For example, esthetician license candidates in Wisconsin must complete a program that is at least 450 hours long, while candidates in Indiana must complete a program consisting of at least 700 hours.

Esthetics programs blend theory and practical study that will introduce students to everything from facials and makeup artistry to physiology and sanitation. These programs also include coursework that covers the business, ethics and professional standards of the esthetics industry.

Aspiring estheticians often select a program based on a number of factors, such as:

  • Price
  • Location
  • Class schedules
  • Part-time/evening/distance education options
  • Teaching philosophies
  • Class size

With the exception of Connecticut, which does not license estheticians, individuals practicing esthetics must be state licensed to do so. It is against the law to practice esthetics without a valid and current state license.

While some states use their own state-specific exams, many use the national esthetics examinations created by the National-Interstate Council on State Boards of Cosmetology (NIC).

Exploring Professional Opportunities in Esthetics
Estheticians may work in a number of settings, including full-service salons or spas, destination resorts/spas, cruise ships, esthetics salons or spas, wellness centers, and physician’s offices. Estheticians are also often found working alongside dermatologists and plastic surgeons in medical offices. Although esthetician services are not medical in nature, this type of partnership is often beneficial because estheticians can provide clients with procedures and therapies that complement medical treatments.

In spa settings, estheticians perform many treatments that are meant to relax and rejuvenate the client, as well as promote health and beautify the skin. For example, aromatherapy treatments using essential oils, herbs, and spices are very popular in day spas, resort spas, and the like.

Experienced estheticians also often go on to work as freelancers in the movie, television, fashion, and theater industries, and they often specialize their careers in niche industries, such as the lucrative bridal business. Most exciting, perhaps, is the fact that many estheticians become business owners themselves, opening salons, spas, or esthetics clinics of their own.

Looking to start your skincare training at The Salon Professional Academy? Please give us a ring at 408.579.9111  to schedule you tour today.

Article by http://www.estheticianedu.org/