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}

Love Makeup? Check Out Our MUD Make-up Course!

With the rise of beauty bloggers, beauty YouTubers, and beauty Instagram influencers, makeup is more popular than ever. If you want to learn to do makeup like a pro, check out our Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-up Course at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Jose! MUD has provided beauty students, educators, and industry professionals with honest, quality products since 1997. In this course, you get a chance to work with high-end products and learn the innovative skills you’ll need for a career in today’s competitive world of makeup artistry.

About the Course

This course is designed to focus on the makeup techniques required in today’s beauty, entertainment, and fashion industries. A MUD Make-up certification can help you find a variety of jobs in the beauty industry, including a beauty advisor at a makeup counter or a wedding makeup artist. Already got a cosmetology license? You can take the MUD course after graduating! It’s a great way to add an in-demand set of skills to your existing beauty education.

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What You Can Learn

In this foundational makeup course, the curriculum is as follows:

  • Makeup Theory
  • Base Unit
  • Corrective Unit
  • Highlight and Shadow Unit
  • Eye Unit
  • Lip Unit
  • Beauty Makeup Unit
  • Natural Makeup Unit
  • Assessment

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Why Should Enroll in this Course?

If you’ve been considering beauty school but don’t feel ready to commit to a 1600 hour program, this is a great option. The MUD 84-hour (three days a week for six weeks) course can be completed in as little as six weeks! To enroll, you need a high school diploma or GED. This is an ideal course for anyone who is creative and passionate about makeup.

About the Educator: Katlyn Leal

We’re proud to introudce our MUD Make-up Course educator, Katlyn Leal! Prior to working with us, Katlyn worked at cosmetics counters for Bobbi Brown and Urban Decay. She is a talented makeup artist who specializes in weddings and special events. We are thrilled to welcome Katlyn to the TSPA San Jose family! Her real-world experience in the industry can help students prepare for their own futures in the beauty industry.

MUD Instructor Katlyn Leal.

Contact Us to Learn More

Put that love of makeup to good use! Take our Make-up Designory (MUD) Make-up Course and learn professional techniques from an experienced educator. To learn about enrollment, contact TSPA San Jose today!

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Makeup News: Prep+Prime Essential Oils

 

The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology and skincare school based in San Jose, is super excited about M.A.C Cosmetics new product launch of their Prep and Prime Oils. Check out the article below to learn more!

Just when you thought M.A.C. was done dropping its holiday offerings, the cult-favorite cosmetics brand goes and reveals a collection so cool it’s worthy of your immediate attention: the M.A.C. Prep and Prime Oils line.

The cosmetics-first brand is digging deeper into the skin-care realm with its latest line, the M.A.C. Prep and Prime Oils collection. How, you might ask? With a set of soothing plant-derived essentials oils formulated specifically for post-cleanse application—as a primer, if you will—before the rest of your skin-care routine. In case you’re just casually reading this post and not picking up what we’re putting down, it’s pretty big news. M.A.C. has managed to create an oil that isn’t slick or makeup repellant. Instead, it quenches the skin as it clings onto whatever you layer on top. That’s big news here in the beauty-sphere. Happily, the claims stack-up. A few drops under makeup result in nothing short of a healthy glow (and makeup that doesn’t budge).

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These botanical-infused oils come in three different scents for every nose-proclivity: There’s the zippy Grapefruit & Chamomile, the calming Sweet Orange & Lavender, and the energizing Yuzu, and each retails for $27. And in case you didn’t notice from the photo above, the M.A.C. Prep and Prime Oils collection also includes a Prep+Prime Essential Oils Stick, which offers the same soothing and hydrating benefits as the oils but in a solid stick form that’s great for under-eye touchups and hitting those hard-to-reach crevices, like around the nose. We should also mention, if you’re always on the go, this tiny tube might just be your new go-to, as after a few swipes of application, you can quickly pop it back into your bag before heading out the door. Can’t wait to get your hands on the line? Us either. Too bad you’ll have to wait until December 26. Post-presents shopping spree, anyone?

 

Article by SARAH KINONEN

Skin Care News: Kylie Jenner’s winter skin-care must-haves

You already know what the star uses on her lips, who she calls up for last-minute color touch-ups, and now you’ve got Kylie Jenner’s winter skin-care must-haves. You know, for those times when the wind gets out of control and the snow starts piling up (just maybe not in Calabasas).

In a recent post on thekyliejenner.com and on the Kylie Jenner Official App, the 19-year-old spilled some of the ultra-hydrating, can’t-live-without products she loves to slather on once temps start to drop. And because Jenner has yet to lead us astray with her recommendations (two words: Lip Kit), we thought we’d share the wealth because—who knows?—maybe you and the megamillionaire share the same skin-care routine?

“Even though I love winter, I hate what the colder temps do to my face! I can’t stand dry, dull skin, so I’m all about any products that keep my skin feeling hydrated and soft,” Jenner wrote.

So without further ado, here are the moisturizing picks the Kylie Cosmetics founder uses on the daily when baby it’s cold outside.

BY SARAH KINONEN

 

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Scorpion Manicure! With Real Scorpions.

Just when we thought we had seen it all, Mexico’s popular scorpion manicure — the art of applying small scorpions to the nails, painting over them with acrylic, and letting them dry under UV light, creating a fossil of sorts — popped up in our news feed.

The dangerous mani first became popular back in October 2015 after scorpion connoisseur Lupita Garcia, who is based in Durango, Mexico, and her nail salon owner friend, Rocío Vidales, created the unique (and borderline-crazy) trend.

Though the critters are killed before being applied to the nail, anyone daring enough to try this nail trend is still exposing themselves to all the side effects of scorpion venom, including swelling, accelerated heart rate, and even death.

Would you try it? Watch the history behind the madness unfold in the video above, and then see the process in action.

 

Makeup News: Roll Me In Fairydust & Call Me A Unicorn!

 

 

 

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When Unicorn Lashes originally came out with unicorn-inspired makeup brushes earlier this year, beauty junkies everywhere collectively shed glittery tears of joy. And now, the magical tools will soon come in your favorite metallic finish — rose gold.

It comes as no surprise that two huge beauty trends are joining forces in the most magical way. Unicorns have been at the forefront of beauty trends this year inspiring everything from tattoos torainbow highlighters, while women have been flocking to their salons to try the rose gold hair color trend.

Unicorn Lashes’ original set of vegan Unicorn Brushes sold out twice this September in just 12 hours, so expect the rose gold set (available in 2017) to be hard to get your hands on.

The photos released of the new set feature bristles with deep red tips to match the rosy shade of the handles. It’s important to note that this might not be the final design of the rose gold collection. Mel Blue, the founder of Unicorn Lashes, revealed in an interview with Allure that she’s considering other designs including a combination of gray and pink bristles. If you can’t wait until 2017 to get some unicorn brushes, Unicorn Lashes will restock the original rainbow-bristled set in December.

Makeup News: The Barbie-Inspired Eye Color

 

 

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The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology, esthetics and makeup school in San Jose, is a lover of Instagram makeup style. Who doesn’t love, those bold brows,  pouty lips and fleek eye shadow looks. We came across a new trend all over our favorite beauty instagramers, and it is all about The Barbie-Inspired Eye Color. Check out the article below by: 

 

 

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Scroll through your Instagram feed (if you follow a lot of beauty bloggers!), and one thing should be apparent: pink eye is rampant! The Barbie-inspired eye color may seem unexpected for Fall (when dark colors usually reign supreme), but it’s definitely a spreading movement. Think of it as a nod to October sunsets, Autumn leaves, and the flush you get from being in the cold air too long. We love it for holiday party makeup, a wedding look, or workwear.

“A playful and pretty pop of pink shadow can work to instantly brighten your look,” Kelli J. Bartlett, Director of Makeup Artistry at Glamsquad, told POPSUGAR. “This trend has a youthful and energetic quality that can look dreamy or dramatic, depending on the shade and application you choose.”

So let’s talk about how to find the right pink so you look sick not sickly. In general, Bartlett believes all skin tones can rock a pink shadow, and the best way to find yours is trial and error. “When finding the right type of pink (cool or warm), you should consider your overall coloring (hair color, complexion, and eye color) as this will inform the type of pink that complements you best,” she said. “Rich raspberries look amazing on deeper tones, while light blush can look gorgeous on fair skin.”

She also has a hack if you’re not ready to buy a pink palette, but still looking to experiment. “For those who aren’t ready for hot pinky pink, pop your favorite blush color on your eye,” she advised. “You can also test the trend by dabbing some of your favorite pink/peach lipstick (not the liquid matte kind though!) on your finger, and swiping it back and forth on your eyelid. Use your finger to buff the color into the brow bone. Try swatching on the back of your hand first to test its stain potential.”

Now that you’ve found the right hue, make sure to wear it in a modern way. “This trend looks best when paired with minimal makeup and a lush lash,” she said. “Complete your look by wearing a similar pink hue on your cheeks and lips. This is just the right amount of color-coordinating without appearing too matchy-matchy.” Also: She suggests using a fluffy brush to dust a little shadow on your brow bone to give warmth to the look.

There is one place pink shadow should not go. “To avoid possibly looking sickly, focus on the upper eyelid only and steer clear of the lower waterline,” she explained. “Applying on the lower lash line can make your eyelids look irritated.”

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Je Sui Mermaid!

We love Halloween here at The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose, and we want to help you find a fab Halloween look! Are you thinking of being something pretty, and alluring? Why not be a mythical mermaid this Halloween! Check out this very detailed tutorial by Melissa Alatorre. Melissa will show you how to recreate her mystical makeup look. So break out that glitter, and fishnet tights and start practising tonight! Happy Halloween!

Alicia keys and her “No Makeup” Makeup Artist Dotti.

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to tell you about Dotti! The No Makeup, makeup artist behind the makeup free looks of Alicia Keys!

 

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If you have not heard, Alicia Keys a few months  ago decided to adopted a less or no makeup look for her personal and professional life. This sounds amazing and scary at the same time, but she has really worked the look when she is performing on stage and on her new project The Voice. You may have noticed that her skin without makeup is glowing and blemish free, how does she do it? Well we came across an article in W magazine about her NO Makeup makeup artist, who simply goes by the name Dotti. Check out some of her natural skin enhancement tips.

 

On making Alicia’s skin pop!

“Right now, we’re doing a lot of ice work to tighten skin, bring the blood to the surface. To basically give it the pop that you need. I stick a jade roller in ice, so it’s basically freezing when I roll it over her skin. I really, really work into all those areas where I want blood and water and energy brought to the surface. It brings her skin to life, it practically makes her skin say, ‘Hi. I love you.'” (Dotti)

 

On calming her skin!

“On some days, I’ll look at her skin and say, ‘You need cucumber today,’ so I’ll grate a full cucumber, then place the pulp no higher than her brow bone and no lower than her under-eye bone, not going near sensitive parts of the eye. If we’ve got time, I’ll put the pulp all over her face until it draws the heat out of the skin and bring the blood to the top. That’s what most of the cooling agents do. Tomorrow is cucumber day.” (Dotti)

 

How everyone can achieve the no makeup look!

“Alicia gets regular facials, does acupuncture and she eats healthy and exercises. She knows you have to invest internally for your skin to look great externally. It’s also about how you process your energy. She comes from a very strong place and she comes from a very kind place. That in itself is super important. But it’s about the choices she’s making and the products she’s using. It’s the work of a good team.” (Dotti)

 

Follow in Alicia’s steps and start getting regular facials in your 20’s and 30’s, to help prolong and soften the affects of ageing. Call The Salon Professional Academy now to book a Dermalogica facial with us!

Kim Kardashian’s Daily Makeup Routine Costs Over $700

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to learned about Kim K’s $700.00 makeup routine!

This week our girl Kim Kardashian gave us more insight in her personal makeup routine on her app. We learned that Kim’s makeup routine cost over $700.00 bucks! You will be surprised to learn that she is not all about luxury products, she also has some goodies from your local CVS and Sephora. Some of her top makeup bag must haves are, Neutrogena night calming face wipes, Giogio Armani fluid sheer foundation and Nars Blush in orgasm. Checkout the clip below, to get a sneak peek of the look.

Want to learn to create smokey eyes like Kim’s? Learn how to smoke, shade and highlight a models face to  perfection when you enroll into our cosmetology, aesthetics or makeup program at The Salon professional Academy in San Jose.