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.

Hair News: Thinking about going platinum ? What you need to know!

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The Salon Professional Academy, a cosmetology school in San Jose is known for creating Instagram worthy blondes, but do you know what it fully entails going blonde? Check out the article below from Popsugar.com and some awesome quotes by our very own Miss. Natalie on the subject.

The night before my first appointment at Sally Hershberger Downtown, I examined my dark mane closer than I ever have in all my years as an Asian (that’s a lot of years). The way the small lamp on my nightstand bounced off my crown, creating a half-circle glow that starkly contrasted with my black hair, like a halo above my visage, almost moved me to tears. Was I getting cold feet? Maybe. Was I being dramatic? If you say so. But what was certain was that I was going to miss my natural hair color. We’d never been apart from each other before (aside from a failed at-home bleaching attempt at age 13), not even for a Clairol Summer fling.

 

“Will your hair stay attached during the process.”

-Miss Natalie cosmetology teacher at The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose.

 

Luckily, the trepidatious moment was fleeting and I quickly remembered my mission. I was going to become a completely different person the next day. Tomorrow, I would start my two-session transformation from a regular ol’ Asian to a platinum blond one, which, barring cosmetic surgery, is probably the most dramatic change an Asian girl can make. Sure, only my hair was being overhauled, but it does make up about 40 percent of me.

Since childhood, I’ve marveled at the likes of Debbie Harry, then Courtney Love, followed by perennial platinum Gwen Stefani, and most recently Sky Ferreira. I’ve been coveting their punk-inspired, white-blond manes as something I could only ever dream about, but never have. But as hair technology continued to advance, something miraculous happened: Asian women, who for the most part had only been able to go orange, started to go platinum successfully.

 

“Some type of treatment is a must for hair levels 1 – 5.”

-Miss Natalie cosmetology teacher at The Salon Professional Academy, San Jose

Models Soo Joo Park, Ai Tominaga, and Daul Kim (RIP) set a new bar in the fashion industry by going platinum. Fashion host Amy Pham helped introduce the look to a more mainstream audience, and now throngs of regular Asian girls who had similar dreams of experiencing the yin to their hair yang are following suit. And I was next in line. As quickly as it came, my apprehension evaporated and once again I was eager to finally fulfill a lifelong dream. Only one more night of sleep stood in my way.

Having said all that, going from black to platinum is no joke. It is a serious process. When I met with my brilliant, sweet, devastatingly handsome colorist, Daniel Sanchez (who has worked on Karlie Kloss’s mane) at Sally Hershberger for our consultation, he immediately assessed that making my hair platinum would take two sessions and at least eight hours.

After experiencing what ended up being 15 hours total in the salon chair, I can say with confidence that the longer the process, the better the results. Unless you want your hair to go into shock and become straw or, even worse, fall out in clumps, you’ll want your colorist to take his or her time and go as gently as possible on your strands. So, armed with my cell phone charger and a pantry of snacks (crackers, pretzels, hummus, beef jerky, and Kind bars), I ventured to Sally Hershberger the next day poised and ready to go platinum.

If you, too, are considering stepping into the light, but are still trepidatious of the process, keep reading to discover exactly what to expect during a black-to-platinum hair color transformation.

Makeup News: The World Has Gone Baddie!

 

Here at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose, a cosmetology and skincare school. We love Urban Decay and the Instagram sensation Baddie Winkle, and now the two have combine! Baddie is now this months beauty muse for the brand. Just out the awesome article below, and take a sneak peek at whats to come from the collaboration!

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You might know 88-year-old Baddie Winkle best from Instagram. There, you can see the badass grandma hanging out with Khloé Kardashian, staring in a Fergie music video, donning a pink feathered robe to the Grammys red carpet, or rocking a bedazzled nude bodysuit to the MTV Video Music Awards. Basically, she is living her best life. And who am I kidding? She’s living my best life, too.

Well, Winkle just got even cooler: Urban Decay named her its latest Monthly Muse. It’s a pairing that makes total sense; Urban Decay is all about having fun with your look, making your own rules, and living colorfully. And you can find few who do that better than this social media star who currently has 2.6 million Instagram followers and a bio that says “Stealing your man since 1928.”

For the Muse shoot, Urban Decay flew the Tennessee-native to Los Angeles and dressed her up various cool-girl ensembles, including a see-through fishnet top, sequin silver dress, pink bomber, and a star-stitched jean skirt. It looked like what I imagine would happen if Rizzo from Grease decided to become a street style blogger.

But the sartorial choices are all par for the course for Winkle, she tells Urban Decay in an accompanying Q&A video. “I’ve always been stylish, and I love color,” she says. “Color for clothes inspires me.” For her makeup, Winkle says she uses eyeshadow, lipstick, and Urban Decay’s Setting Sprays.

Winkle fits right into the Muse series, where the brand featured twin-sisters Corianna and Brianna Dotson, founders of Coco and Breezy eyewear, lifestyle blogger Hieu Cow, and model-photographer-DJ Alie Layus. They’re all cool AF women who are defining beauty on their own terms, while being total bosses.

Makeup News: Too Faced Is Going Global!

 

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The Salon Professional Academy, a Redken Diamond school is excited to learn that the makeup brand Too Faced Cosmetics is going Global. The brand was recently acquired by Estee Lauder family, and with joining the family means global domination and a larger product line to come!

 

 

Too Faced is growing up! The brand started by Jarrod Blandino has just be acquired by the Estée Lauder family. The acquisition of the company cost a cool $1.45 billion, according to WWD, which happens to be the largest purchase for Estée Lauder.

“The acquisition of Too Faced is complementary to our portfolio of brands because it has a unique feminine and Millennial communication focus, which is really complementary with very little cannibalization with the rest of our makeup portfolio,” president and CEO Fabrizio Freda of Estée Lauder told WWD.

Too Faced, which launched in 1998, has since become the number one seller at Sephora with its Better Than Sex mascara line. Cofounder Blandino says he believes the new partnership with Estée Lauder will allow Too Faced to spread its products across the globe while maintaining its core values.

“We are going to take a more global approach to the business going forward. When you look at what Estée Lauder has been able to do with MAC [Cosmetics] and Jo Malone and different brands that have their own retail outlets, it’s just been phenomenal and we’re really excited about that opportunity and the potential behind that.”

Blandino assured loyal costumers that Too Faced will remain cruelty-free. “We will not be animal testing, we will not be going into China, we will not be made to fold into a corporate culture that we do not have,” Blandino noted. “They love and respect what we have created and are just going to support us and lift us up, without changing us in any way but great,” he added.

With the new deal set in place, Too Faced cofounders are looking forward to an exciting future working with Estée Lauder and producing top-notch content for consumers, including a skin care and fragrance line.

“We are going to continue to dominate the color category, spinning skin care ingredients into the color cosmetics arena,” Blandino revealed regarding the future of Too Faced. “There are so many different places that we can go now because we have the support and resources. We have just been trying to keep up with the momentum of the shooting star that we created in 1998.” Sounds like a win-win situation to us.

 

Guest Artist: Award Winning FX Makeup Artist!

The Salon Professional Academy, the leading edge beauty school, in San Jose is excited to welcome award winning special FX makeup artist Elizabeth Fox to the TSPA campus. Elizabeth will be on campus to teach our students how to create wounds and bruises. The FX class is happening at The Salon Professional Academy on October 26th, 2016. We are so excited to have Elizabeth at TPSA. Check out some of her work below!

 

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Elizabeth Fox has been a professional working makeup artist since 2000, with over 20 feature films to her credit.

Elizabeth was a molder at Evolution Effects and Steve Johnson’s XFX lab.  She won Best FX Makeup at the Chicago Horror Festival, the same year she collaborated with Danny Devito on his series of short horror films titled Splatter Shorts.  In 2007, Elizabeth came home to the Bay Area where she continues to shoot commercials, film and TV, along with teaching.  Elizabeth’s work has appeared in numerous national magazines, during a commercial break at the Super bowl, on billboards & buses and even on the showgirls for Ringling Bro’s Barnum and Bailey Circus.
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Can I get a facial while pregnant?

 

 

 

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Can I get a facial while pregnant? This is one of the most important question we often get asked here at The Salon Professional Academy with our Dermalogica spa treatments, and the answer is yes! You can safely indulge in a Dermalogica basic facial here at The Salon Professional Academy in San Jose. If your skin care therapist feels your skin is resilient enough to handle the Deramalogica basic facial, they may also include extractions to help purify your skin even more. Your skincare therapist might even find that you skin is hyper sensitive during your pregnancy and will recommend the Dermalogica Ultra Calming facial.

There will be some service types and products that you do need to avoid during your pregnancy. A major skin care ingredient you need to stop using and avoid during this time is retinoids.  Retinoid’s are a type of vitamin A. They are important in a skin care regime to help with cell turn over and prevent collagen loss, but retinoids can be harmful to your unborn child. A service that must be avoided is chemical peels. Chemical peels can include the following chemicals: lactic acid, glycolic, salicylic.  Glycolic and salicylic have not been proven to be safe during pregnancy, but lactic acid peels have. Lactic acids peels are safe during pregnancy, because they are gentle on the skin and lactic acid is found natural in the body.

We would love for all moms to be, to come relax and enjoy a Dermalogica facial at our student spa, but before you book your appointment make sure to consult with your Doctor before any treatment. We look forward to pampering you in our spa.