Fashion For a Cause

Fashion For a Cause

Every year we hold a competition among our amazing TSPA students to come up with hair, makeup and costume designs for the Christmas Gift Fashion Show. This year’s theme was “ROAR”. Our costumes, hair and makeup were influenced by “The Chronicles of Narnia”. The winners get to participate in preparing models for the show, and get to attend the sold-out event which raises funds for families in need during the holidays. We are so proud of our students and educators for their amazing talents, passion, inspiration and dedication to such a great charity. To learn more about The Christmas Gift and how you can donate, visit:  The Christmas Gift


TSPA Fargo Summer in the Buff

At TSPA Fargo we support many charities.

Our summer project  theme was “Summer in the Buff”.  We decided to sell Buffs (like the ones worn on the reality TV show “Survivor”) and hold an event with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish.  Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. To learn more about Make-A-Wish click here.

We had a food and ice cream event which featured a local BBQ food truck and an ice cream truck. Along with the trucks we also sold buffs and had a $1 spin to win booth.

The food and treats were great, and we showed off the many ways a Buff can be worn. The event was a great success!

On August 27th we presented Make-A-Wish with a check for $552.00 from event proceeds, and will be presenting another check from vendor proceeds. We are very proud of our staff and students for their dedication to helping others!


TSPA Fargo Students Compete For a Spot In “The Gift” Style Show

Fashion Avenue 2017 Style Show a Huge Success!

Each year a local nonprofit organization called The Christmas Gift donates funds to families and individuals in need. A large percentage of their funds are raised through the Fashion Avenue Style Show which draws a large crowd kind enough to donate a $650 – $850 per table. That’s roughly $46,000 raised in one night in table sales alone. Funds are also raised through raffle ticket sales at the event.

TSPA Fargo students compete to earn a spot in “The Gift” style show as individuals or groups each year. Their hair, makeup and costume designs are judged by an independant panel.

This year’s theme was Candyland. As you can see, our students really put their imaginations, skills and creativity to work. They came up with some amazing designs!

Our students thoroughly enjoyed seeing their creations on stage, and the fashion show was a huge success!

We are so proud of our students, and so happy for their accomplishments! We’re excited to see what next years show brings!

Trim Hunger


Over the last three years, hunger awareness in the beauty industry has helped feed hundreds of people. Hairdressers, students and clients nationwide are successfully trimming out the need for food in America.


Trim Hunger is in partnership with a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and donations to address the issue of hunger in America. Through its affiliation with the nationwide beauty school franchise The Salon Professional Academy and with the help of generous corporate sponsors, Trim Hunger is igniting the passion to help those in need in the hearts of beauty professionals all across the country. In an industry already focused on helping, giving, and transforming lives, Trim Hunger will have the limitless support of beauty schools, salons, spas, and manufacturers to provide nutritious meals for those greatest in need.


TSPA Fargo will be participating in Trim Hunger September 25th-October 6th with the following events and specials to raise proceeds:

Retail Specials:

  • Essie Roarrrange polish for sale for $4. 100% of Roarrange polish sales go to Trim Hunger.

Service Specials:

  • A portion of service sales totals for the weekend of September 29 – 30th will be donated to Trim Hunger. Book your guest and family for that weekend.

Jeans Days:

  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday students and staff can wear jeans for a minimum of $2 donation per day.
  • Trim Hunger Shear Madness T-shirts can be worn any day throughout the month. Price of t-shirt is $15

Bake Sale:

  • Thursday, September 28th – we will have a large selection of backed goods available to purchase.  YUMMMMM!



  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 26th, 28nd and October 3rd, 5th … buy a bag of fresh popcorn for $.75


Window Clings:

  • Available at the front desk for $1.


Celebrate Everything!!!

At TSPA we like to celebrate everything from your first day here to passing your boards and entering the salon & spa world!

Happy Graduation!

First day of Massage Therapy Class!

One of our biggest celebrations is the JUMP party, where we celebrate students who have either qualified or are jumping to the next level on the Salon floor. Qualifying and Jumping are based on several factors including number of services performed, number of referrals, number of pre-books, types of services, etc…  Jumping is a major achievement, so we CELEBRATE!


Sometimes it gets a little CRAZY, but our students have a blast and that’s what it’s all about!

In addition to Jump and Qualify recognition, students are also recognized for their achievements in retail sales and individual  service numbers.

Oh…. and did we mention prizes? Lots and lots of prizes!

Hands-on experience at Camp TSPA Beauty Camp

Do what you LOVE, LOVE what you do!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become a licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Nail Technician? Camp TSPA will give you a hands-on, quick, 4 day tour of what you will learn here at The Salon Professional Academy, and what the beauty & wellness industry is all about.


Experience the salon world and learn how a TSPA education can catapult you into a great career. Camp runs Monday—Thursday from 9am—12pm two times during the summer. $99 includes all the supplies needed at camp plus a T-shirt & mannequin to take home!

Your hands-on time at camp will include:

  • Styling and updo trends
  • Skin care and makeup techniques & tips
  • Manicuring and nail care
  • Q & A with TSPA Alumni

Trim Hunger Cut-a-Thon Sept. 27th

TSPA Trim Hunger Sept 27On September 27th, Trim Hunger hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ existing record for the most people cutting hair at the same time when over 20 Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thons will be held simultaneously at The Salon Professional Academies (TSPAs) across the nation. Additionally, a wide variety of events and fund-raisers will take place at individual participating TSPA franchise locations. To learn more about Trim Hunger, visit

In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Redken 5th Avenue NYC in collaboration with The Salon Professional Academy, will host the Trim Hunger™ Cut-A-Thon at the Redken Exchange in NYC on Thursday, September 10th from 10am– 3:30 pm to benefit City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

Top Redken stylists will be giving haircuts, blowouts and braids for a minimum donation of $25. Much like the way color specific ribbons are worn in support of causes, painting your thumbnail has taken on the same social identity. Essie, also a sponsor of the event, will be offering “orange thumbie” manicures in their Trim Hunger “Roarrrrange” shade as a symbol of support in the fight against hunger.

Trim Hunger is the most recent non-profit endeavor of Redken stylist Josif Wittnik, owner of Salon CTI and Day Spa and The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Following a local project to help feed families in need in his community, Josif developed Trim Hunger to raise awareness for the cause and feed the hungry on a national level.

“It costs City Harvest just 25 cents to rescue and deliver one pound of food in New York City, and with more than 2.6 million New Yorkers struggling to afford food for themselves and their families, a little bit goes a long way,” says Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken US. “Redken’s Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon will bring together both stylists and members of the community to help make an immediate impact on the fight against hunger in New York City.”