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

 

Makeup News: Sweet Peach Time!

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Dedicated Too Faced fans know that a mouthwatering makeup launch has been in the works since July, which is when brand cofounder Jerrod Blandino first teased the packaging of the Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette. The original Too Faced Sweet Peach product — a fruity-fragranced eye shadow palette — caused chaos when it debuted back in March, so it was only logical that the brand would want to expand its juicy empire and produce more peach goods. Fans have been clamoring for the full collection’s reveal, and at long last, we’re seeing it all.

Because of Jerrod’s generosity with his Instagram followers, we already knew that the range contained the aforementioned highlighting palette, a blush, the existing eye shadow palette, and lip glosses. We now know there are eight different gloss shades in an all-new formula for Too Faced: Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss. The edited assortment is part of Too Faced’s Spring collection, but don’t let that stop you from wearing them all throughout Winter. They’ll add a burst of color, delectable fragrance, and (thanks to the adorable peach cartoons!) a dose of sweetness to a dreary day.

If you’re already amped to grab it all, know that the collection officially launches on Dec. 15, but it seems that Jerrod has implied that his Instagram followers will get early shopping access. So read on to see and swoon over it all, then stay vigilant!

 

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Hair News: Drink your way to perfect hair!

 

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The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology and skin care school in San Jose, loves to learn all the newest Kardashion klan beauty tips, and Kourtney has a new one for us. Check out the article below by Deena Campbell of Allure magazine.com

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Aside from my morning tea, one thing that gets me going in the morning is avocado toast. Who doesn’t love avocados drizzled with olive oil and sesame seeds? Enter the Kourtney Kardashian avocado hair smoothie, a concoction her hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, who has also styled Ashley Graham, Joan Smalls, and Hailey Baldwin, discovered when caring for her hair. The smoothie isn’t your typical sweet, fruit-based blend; it’s a mixture of honey, lemon juice, and avocados that you don’t drink but simply apply to your scalp and hair.

“I was intrigued by the smoothies that she was drinking, and I created a hair smoothie, an avocado hair smoothie,” says Fitzsimons on kourtneykardashian.com. “It’s a natural detangler.”

We all know that avocados are superfoods that keep our skin glowing, but who knew that mixing them with lemon (which is a great remedy for dandruff, by the way), olive oil, and honey would combat dull hair?

Fascinated? It’s easy. Here’s the recipe for the Kourtney Kardashian avocado hair smoothie: Just mix 1 1/2 avocados with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons of manuka honey, and the juice of ½ a lemon. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Finally, comb the mixture through your hair and let it sit for 45 minutes covered.

We can’t promise instant results or that you’ll look exactly like Kourtney Kardashian, but using the concoction over time should add moisture and the shine to your hair that you’ve been dying for. Watch the entire video on Kourtney’s website and then head to your nearest blender.


 

Makeup News: Silicone! Out of the body, and now a staple in your makeup kit!

It’s an age-old makeup question: how do you apply makeup without wasting a ton of product? When you apply foundation with an ordinary sponge or brush, a portion of the makeup gets absorbed into the tool, draining your precious formula — and your money — faster.

The Silisponge by Molly Cosmetics ($9) has solved this issue completely. The Silisponge is a silicone makeup applicator that doesn’t absorb any of the product while seamlessly blending your makeup. The tool, which looks strikingly similar to a breast implant (or at the very least, a push-up bra insert), is an especially ideal option for makeup artists. That’s because it’s easy to clean, sterilize, and reuse within minutes, without the inconvenient drying time of a sponge.

Since its release earlier this week, it’s already sold out three times, but you can preorder the next restock, which will arrive Dec. 20. For half the price of high-end beauty sponges, it’s definitely worth giving a try. Read on to see the quirky tool in action.

Makeup News: Lip Smackers Did It Again!

 

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It takes a lot to elicit a squeal of excitement from me. And I’ve certainly never squealed over a lip balm. But when I first saw the lineup of Lip Smacker soda-cup balms on my coworker’s desk, I oohed and aahed and rolled each one around in my hand like a kid in a toy store. I begged to move Sprite over to my desk, and it’s been sitting here ever since — making me happy as I type away on my laptop. And I don’t even drink the stuff — it’s pretty undisputedly bad for you, after all — so I can’t imagine what kind of emotion the Coca-Cola cup will spark in a regular imbiber.

But the cuteness doesn’t stop there. If you want a side of superpower with your lip softener, the brand is also launching a Marvel-themed collection of balms that function like Push Pops (and smell like ’em, too), and animal lovers will want to reach for the Disney Tsum Tsum stacking Smackers.

The lineups won’t be available until January, which is too late for stocking stuffers, but just in time for moisturizing during the coldest month of the year. Click through to see all three squee-worthy collections.

CONTEMPORARY WATERCOLOR HAIR!

Here at The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Academy in San Jose, we love us some watercolor tresses. You can find ladies of all ages rocking this trend! We came a across this fab article on Popsugar.com showcasing PRAVANA Artistic Color Director Vadre Grigsby, creating her version of the look. Check out the article below to learn more.

By now the image of a woman with rainbow, unicorn-like hair seems commonplace. The look has been trending on Instagram for a few years, but that doesn’t mean we are over it. And sometimes the classics — like watercolor-inspired locks — are still our favorites.

This video of Pravana Artistic Color Director Vader Grigsby creating the look on a blonde woman reminded us how pretty watercolor hair is. In the video, the technique was also explained in case you want to try it or tell your colorist how to do it.

Rainbow hues were applied horizontally to sections in random areas. Shades are layered in an artistic way. “This look is created visually and relies on subtle saturation of colors in varying shades,” the video caption states. The colorist continues to take sections and repeat this technique so the watercolors layer over each other.

Watch it to see this mesmerizing and gorgeous mermaid transformation!

SHOP ALERT: KYLIE JENNER LIPSTICKS FOR LESS

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Kylie Jenner Lipsticks for Less

 

Ever since Kylie Jenner has come out with her own cosmetics line just about everyone’s tried to get their hands on the instantly sold out lip kits. That comes with a matte lipstick as well as a pencil liner for $29. But what most people are not aware of is that are 42 other lines that are extremely similar to Jenner’s lipsticks. The best part about the dupes is they won’t break your bank either. Kylie’s lipsticks cost around $29 vs the other guys who cost as low as $6-$22. Among the 7 most popular shades you can find all on either Colour Pop or NYX website for just $6.

 

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KYLIE JENNER VS AFFORDABLE VERSIONS

Candy K   VS    Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Clueless

Dolce K   VS     Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Beeper

True Brown K   VS   Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Limbo

Posie K   VS  NYX  Matte Lipstick: Whipped caviar

Koko k VS Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Mindi

Mary Jo K  VS  Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Creeper

22   VS   Colour pop ultra matte lipstick: Succulent

So now you can get the same popular lips for a lot less. There are other brands and colors they have dupes for this is just the most popular shades for the cheapest PRICE.

http://www.kyliecosmetics.com

www.colourpop.com

http://www.nyxcosmetics.com

 

Braids are no longer for school girls!

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is on top of fall trends. Braids!

New York Fashion Week just started and already all different types of braids can be seen all over the runways. Boxer braids, boho braids and even modern french braids. Thanks to the movie Frozen and Games of Thrones, braids are the must have hair style for fall 2016. Braids are no longer for school girls! See some of the stylish ways to wear braids this fall.

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Want to become a master hair braider? The Salon Professional Academy will teach you how to dutch, fishtail and rope intricate khaleesi worthy braids in our cosmetology program, and you can always stop by and have your braids did before your night out!

PRODUCT ALERT : SPICE UP YOUR WORLD – JUST A LITTLE MAKE UP… We Love Make Up!

Posh Spice is teaming up with world makeup leader Estée Lauder.

Estee Lauder and Victoria Beckham have teamed up this fall to give us an exclusive 14 piece collection inspired by four very stylish cities. London, Los Angeles, New York City and Paris. Victoria says “Expect L.A. to be “strong, youthful, and fresh” and London to be “a bit edgy, a little bit rock-’n’-roll,” Expect this collection to sell out fast!

The Salon Professional Academy (a beauty school in San jose, Ca)  offers Basic to Advanced Make Up courses within the Esthetics and Cosmetology programs.