As The Retail Industry Continues it’s Shift to Online, The Beauty and Wellness Industry Continues To Grow Local Jobs

As The Retail Industry Continues it’s Shift to Online, The Beauty and Wellness Industry Continues To Grow Local Jobs.

Is it Time For You to Pursue a Future-Proof Career in Beauty & Wellness?

After all, you can’t get a professional haircut, facial or massage on the internet. On the other hand, as the retail industry undergoes a major shift to selling only online, which has been accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its workforce is more vulnerable than ever.

The Bad News:

Permanent store closures number in the thousands. Dozens of retailers have filed for bankruptcy, while many more are at risk. Meantime, a growing number of customers want to shop online and get their purchases through home delivery.

These fast-changing dynamics have led to uncertainty for retail workers. They’ve been transferred, furloughed, laid off or terminated. Retailers, analysts and trade groups say the shift to online purchasing, and the current pandemic could change the size and makeup of the retail industry now, and for years to come.

More than 25% of American jobs were supported by the retail industry before the shift to online purchasing and the Covid-19 crisis hit the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. That made retail the largest private sector employer in the USA. That number includes people who work directly for a retailer, like at an apparel store, warehouse or coffee shop. It also includes jobs created by the industry, such as construction workers building a mall, etc…

The number of workers in retail stores has seen a major decrease. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 15.7 million were employed by retailers in February. That dropped by about 2.4 million in March and April.

The Good News:

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to many new openings for massage therapists.

The future for cosmetologists is looking very bright indeed, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The demand for cosmetologists is expected to grow by 16% between 2018 and 2028. … Opportunities for manicurists and pedicurists are projected to grow by 19 percent, according to BLS.

Employment of skincare specialists (Estheticians) is projected to grow 17 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The desire among many women and a growing number of men to reduce the effects of aging will result in employment growth. Good job opportunities are expected.

If you have lost your job in the retail or any other industry – or are just ready for a change – It’s never too late to pursue a rewarding career in Beauty & Wellness!

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Financial Aid is available for Cosmetology and Massage Therapy programs to those who qualify.

10 Fall Hair Trends For 2020

10 Fall Hair Trends For 2020

Now that fashion month is over and the celebrity hairstylists have spoken, we’ve officially got your lineup of the 10 biggest fall 2020 hairstyle trends you’re about to see everywhere.

1)Side Part

Side parts are coming back, and, honestly, based on this screenshot-worthy pic, we are on board!

2) The Bob

If this turtleneck/beret combo doesn’t inspire the feeling of fall in your soul, we don’t know what will. Still, be prepared to see a ton of blunt-cut bobs this season—after half a year of dealing with long, grown-out quarantine hair, the bob will look and feel amazing.

3)Baby Braids

The two-strand tendrils of the ’90s aren’t exactly going away in 2020—they’re just getting a little remix. To recreate the trend, just three-strand braid a tiny section of hair on each side of your part, leaving the rest of your hair down or pulled back. Spritz all over with a texturizing spray for a mussed-up finish.

4) Sheer Bows

Unlike the silky, droopy bows of 2019, fall 2020 is all about sheer, structured bows. you can  cut a strip of organza ribbon, tie it around the base of a low ponytail or at the end of a braid to follow the trend.

5) Barely There Waves

You know it’s summer when half of your friends start showing off their salt-sprayed beachy waves on Instagram. You know it’s fall 2020 when  your friends start wearing these subtle, barely there waves, created using a flat iron on low heat and a blast of texturizing spray.

6) Neon Hair Colors

The neon roots you saw everywhere this spring are migrating for fall 2020, giving way to an all-over neon hair trend. Try a two-toned, dark-light combo, or just go full neon with a monochromatic shade. Save yourself an extra trip to the salon by not trying to color your hair at home – and then having to have us fix it. We carry a large variety of the latest professional neon colors, and know how to get great results.

7) Soft Romantic Updos

Soft, pinned-up curls and waves are a huge trend for fall 2020. Pro tip: A sprinkle of texturizing powder throughout your roots will give you major volume before pinning, even if your hair is super fine.

8) Giant Scrunchies

While the hair pins and clips are getting smaller, the trend in hair scrunchies is only growing—literally. For fall 2020, expect to see giant hair scrunchies on virtually everyone you know and follow. Twist one around your ponytail, your half-up topknot, or the base of your braid.

9) Choppy Bangs

At-home haircuts were very much a thing for spring due to the pandemic, but now those straight-across, I-messed-up bangs are getting a shaggier makeover for fall 2020. Longer, messier, and choppier, this cropped hair trend is one that’s best left to the professionals, so please do not try to recreate this look on your own, k? Let our student-stylists take care of it for you.

10) Accented Ponytails

Rather than going with a classic braided ponytail this fall, play up a sleek, long ponytail with little accessories, tiny pins, or ribbons. If you’re worried about the ribbons feeling too juvenile, try matching them to your hair color for a subtler accent.

Which hair trend fits you best? Stop by The Salon Professional Academy for a consultation, and we’ll match you up to the perfect look. Give us a call at 701-451-9100.

All services are performed by supervised student-stylists.

Which Cosmetology Career is Best For You?

Diverse Career Opportunities For Cosmetologists

Do you have a passion for makeup and advanced skin care? Do you like to jazz up your friends nails? Are you always following the latest hair trends? If  beauty is your passion,  you might want to pursue it as a career. Becoming a Cosmetologist brings you employment opportunities in three different fields, which is a big plus when entering today’s job market.

Imagine how much you will enjoy helping your clients look and feel great as a career, and the job security that comes with it!

What does a Cosmetologist actually do?

You might be wondering  what  cosmetologists do? It is a common misconception that cosmetologists only work on hair. Cosmetologists are actually qualified to do skin, hair and nail services, which means that a licensed cosmetologist can provide a wide range of services in the beauty industry. These services range from facials to haircuts to manicures, and everything in between.

One of the best parts of becoming a cosmetologist is the broad range of skills you learn. If you’re someone who’s passionate about skin care and makeup you can follow that path. If hair is your thing, you can become a hairstylist as a cosmetologist. If you only want to focus on nails, you can become a cosmetologist who provides manicures and pedicures. In fact, many Cosmetologists perform services in all 3 areas. Which career path is best for you?

Skin Services

Helping others achieve beautiful, glowing skin is  something a cosmetologist can do. Would you like to focus on skin care and how to achieve glowing skin for your clients?  Licensed cosmetologists can apply:

  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Waxing
  • Tweezing
  • Body Wraps
  • Exfoliating Scrubs

Hair Services

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a hairstylist? If hair color, perms, cuts and styling are your passion, becoming a cosmetologist is your path. Some services a cosmetologist could perform are:

  • Haircuts
  • Hairstyles
  • Perms
  • Chemical Treatments
  • Shampooing
  • Hair Straightening
  • Bleaching
  • Coloring

Nail Services

Do you love the appearance of freshly manicured nails, or classy nail art? As a Cosmetologist you will learn to perform the following nail services:

  • Manicures
  • Pedicures
  • Gel Nails
  • Acrylic Nails
  • Silk Nails

In addition to hair, skin and nail services training, you will also learn business skills which will help you succeed in the ever expanding beauty industry. While many industries like retail stores are closing and shifting to internet based services, the beauty services industry continues to grow and offer great job security. In our community there is a high demand for Cosmetologists, and will be for many years to come.

Additional Career Opportunities Outside The Salon & Spa

  • Entertain: Actors, actresses, models and celebrities wouldn’t be where they are without their teams helping them maintain their look! Skilled cosmetologists are in demand across the entertainment industry.
  • Teach: Share your passion for hair and beauty by becoming a beauty school educator!
  • Travel: Take your skills on the road in your own mobile hair salon or as a stylist on a cruise ship!
  • Sell: Work for leading companies like REDKEN, L’Oréal, and Revlon after you learn the business in cosmetology school!
  • Write: Write blogs and articles on new products, tools, and techniques for major beauty companies.
  • Heal: Help people with chronic illness by becoming a beauty consultant to hospitals and treatment centers.
  • Style: Work behind the scenes in the exciting worlds of fashion shows, photo shoots, and television shows!
  • Become a REDKEN Artist.
  • Be your own boss by renting a styling/spa suite or booth. You can set your own hours, prices, etc…

How Can You Become a Cosmetologist?

If beautifying skin, hair and/or nails appeals to you, and you would like to pursue a Cosmetology career, it’s time for you to take the first step.

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Employment Opportunities: Careers In The Beauty Industry

Employment Opportunities: Careers In The Beauty Industry

Beyond the Salon: The Wide World of Beauty Careers

If you want to have as much fun as Queen Latifah in “Beauty Shop”, then a job in a salon is a great option. But did you know that there are countless opportunities in many fields for those with in-demand cosmetology skills?

What can you do with a cosmetology degree?

  • Entertain: We love J.Lo, but let’s face it: J.Lo would not be J.Lo without her team helping her maintain her look! Skilled cosmetologists are in demand across the entertainment industry.
  • Teach: Share your passion for hair and beauty by becoming a beauty school educator!
  • Travel: Take your skills on the road in your own mobile hair salon or as a stylist on a cruise ship!
  • Sell: Work for leading companies like REDKEN, L’Oréal, and Revlon after you learn the business in cosmetology school!
  • Write: Write blogs and articles on new products, tools, and techniques for major beauty companies.
  • Heal: Help people with chronic illness by becoming a beauty consultant to hospitals and treatment centers.
  • Style: Work behind the scenes in the exciting worlds of fashion shows, photo shoots, and television shows!
  • Become a REDKEN Artist.
  • Be your own boss by renting a styling suite or booth. You can set your own hours, prices, etc…
  • And the obvious – you can go to work at the salon of your choice, and make the world beautiful.

A cosmetology education can open doors in multiple industries, so what are you waiting for? Start today!  Take a virtual tour , request more information, or give us a call at 701-478-1772.

DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: IS COSMETOLOGY A GOOD CAREER CHOICE

DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: IS COSMETOLOGY A GOOD CAREER CHOICE FOR YOU?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!

Why?

The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That’s why the job outlook for cosmetologistshairstylists, and make-up artists is better than any other field right now. The need is so great that you can start working and earning as soon as you complete a short trade school certificate in cosmetology!

How can you cash in on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions counselors to find out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school. Programs are short and affordable.

An affordable trade school certificate can put you on the road to a fun career in no time. If you want a career path with a stable financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology program!

Take a virtual tour or give us a call at 701-478-1772

trade schools desire graduates immediately

Moving Forward Safely

Guest Guidelines:

  • If you are experiencing any fever, cough, sore throat, have been exposed to anyone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or have traveled to any pandemic “hot spots” in the last 14 days – please reschedule your appointment.
  • If you would prefer to check in from your car, please call 701-451-9100. We will call you when your student service provider is ready to take you for your appointment.
  • You are welcome to check in at our front desk and wait in our waiting area, but please follow our social distancing protocol allowing 6 feet between yourself and others.
  • We ask that only one guest enter our building for each appointment. Please do not bring anyone with you.
  • Please wear a mask when entering our building, and sanitize your hands at one of our touchless sanitizer stations. We will provide a face shield for services requiring their use.
  • Our sanitation protocol will be shared with each guest to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • We are booking time between each guest for sanitization of work areas and tools.
  • Our guests have all been on hold for 6 weeks, which has led to a busy schedule. We ask you to call ahead and book your appointment right away at 701-451-9100.
  • we are utilizing level 1 grade sanitizers with a 30 second kill rate.
  • Due to the pandemic we will not be able to accept any product returns at this time.

We truly appreciate all of our guests, and your patience and cooperation in this transition to the “New Normal”. Together we can move forward safely.

Helping Our Students During Difficult Times

Helping Our Students During Difficult Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many people in many ways. When businesses and schools began closing to slow the spread, we began planning ways to help our students not only to continue learning, but also to provide as many necessities as possible.

Many of our students rely on part-time jobs in the restaurant industry and other industries forced to close during the pandemic. As we all know, loss of income can be very scary. We all appreciate government programs put in place to help those financially affected by COVID-19, but we also know the waiting period was compounded by the large number of unemployment applications and CARES applications. CARES is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to help fund public education.

We knew many of our students would be fine during the waiting period since they were able to move in with parents or relatives, but there were a number who did not have that option. We decided to have several food drives to help students in need. Our staff and owners donated food and every student that needed help was taken care of.

What You Can Do To Slow The Spread Of COVID-19

What You Can Do To Slow The Spread

Credit: White House

These recommendations are aimed at helping slow the virus’ spread and keep our most high-risk populations safe:

  1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
  2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
  3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
  4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
  5. If you are an older American, stay home and away from other people.
  6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition—such as a significant heart or lung problem—stay home and away from other people.

Today’s guidelines build on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s general recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Americans should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time, covering your cough into your elbow, and wiping down surfaces in the home, the car and at work often.

For more information go to Coronavirus.gov.

TSPA Fargo Wins REDKEN Diamond Award

TSPA Fargo Wins REDKEN Diamond Award

The REDKEN Diamond Prestige Award is the highest honor an academy can receive. The award is based on scoring in 39 categories related to quality of education, facility, staff and several other factors that are key to providing  high quality education in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy and Nail Technology.

We couldn’t achieve this level without our amazing students, staff, guests and community! We are blessed to serve a community that values education and career training. Our goal is to provide the highest level of education and experience to each student that puts their faith in us to guide them to a rewarding career in the beauty and wellness industry.

We are so proud of our graduates and their amazing career accomplishments! Their dedication to help guests look and feel their best is truly heart warming.

Only 4 of nearly 2,000 academies have won the Diamond Award, and we are beyond thrilled to be one of them!

Nail Technician Job Outlook Continues to be Strong

Nail Technician Job Outlook Continues to be Strong

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 10.1 percent employment growth for nail technicians between 2018 and 2028. In that period, an estimated 15,700 jobs should open up.

Manicures and pedicures are one of the few luxuries some women and men can’t live without. It’s no wonder, then, that the U.S. market for nail services saw revenues of about $8.4 billion in 2018, according to statistics company Statista.

Nail technicians provide nail services to customers at salons, spas and barber shops, while some technicians operate their own business. Nail techs clean, file, trim, polish and repair fingernails and toenails. They discuss treatments with clients, such as applying artificial nails or moisturizing hands and feet, and sell additional services and products.

To encourage repeat customer visits, manicurists and pedicurists must also have excellent customer service skills and listen to the client’s needs – including personal problems and juicy gossip – so being a “people person” is a must.

Rankings

Nail Technicians rank #7 in Best Social Services Jobs. Jobs are ranked according to their ability to offer an elusive mix of factors.

  • #7

    in Best Social Services Jobs

  • #10

    in Best Jobs Without A College Degree

How to Become a Nail Technician?

Nail technicians are required to complete a state-approved cosmetology or nail technician program. Most areas have a local cosmetology school or offer trade classes in personal care. In the Fargo – Moorhead area, The Salon Professional Academy offers a part-time program which allows you to keep your day-job while you learn. Training programs include courses on the tools and products used to provide manicures and pedicures, identifying skin and nail disorders, disinfecting techniques and sanitation.

After completing the program, nail technicians must take written and practical exams to get a license through their state board, which all states require except Connecticut. Applicants for licensure must be at least 16 years old and have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Interested in becoming a Nail Technician? Learn More