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

Massage Therapists Are In High Demand

If you’re thinking about a career in massage therapy, now is the time to act.

Earn your degree in only 9 months!

In 2005, it’s estimated that massage therapy may have made for a $6 billion industry. Since then, it has grown considerably. According to researchers and data from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage is now estimated to be a $16 billion per year industry here in the United States alone. With around 350,000 massage therapists and students nationwide, roughly one in one hundred people is engaged in some way in the massage industry. Revenue and job growth has shifted as well. Over the past five years, revenue generated by alternative and complementary health practitioners (including massage therapist) increased by around 4%, while employment numbers went up by 3.3%. Consumer survey data indicates that as many as 59.5 million adult Americans — roughly 24% of the population here in the United States — got at least one massage. It’s clear that the massage industry is growing. Massage is gaining popularity amongst Americans, with an increasing number of people seeking out massage for a variety of reasons. At the same time, the number of massage therapists is inching upward from year to year, even as the industry grows and revenue increases.

Massage Therapists are currently in large demand all across the country with a job growth rate much higher than the national average for most careers … and you can be part of this industry by receiving your training at The Salon Professional Academy. Tell Me More

 

Proper Winter Skin Care Tips

Winter is hard on your skin. Harsh weather will take its toll unless you have a plan.

Top 10 Tips for Healthy Winter Skin

1. Invest in a Humidifier to Maximize Moisture

2. Lower the Thermostat to Avoid Dryness

3. Limit Shower Time and Temperature

4. Opt for Gentle, Fragrance-Free Cleansers

5. Modify Your Facial Skin-Care Regimen for the Season

6. Moisturize Frequently, Especially Your Hands

7. Apply Sunscreen — Even on Gray Winter Days

8. Wear Appropriate, Comfortable, Nonirritating Clothing

9. Remember to Eat Right and Stay Hydrated

10. Change Out of Wet Clothes Quickly to Avoid Itchy Skin

Take your skin to the next level – book an appointment for advanced skin treatments at TSPA! 701-451-9100

Protect Your Hair From Winter

10 winter hair care tips to keep your hair in great shape
—even when it’s below freezing.
  1. Wear a hat.
  2. Buy a humidifier.
  3. Get regular trims.
  4. Lower the water temperature when you shower.
  5. Avoid heat styling.
  6. Don’t leave the house with wet hair.
  7. Use an oil treatment.
  8. Deep condition once a week.
  9. Commit to a weekly mask.
  10. Avoid Frequent hair washes.

Using Color To Your Advantage

Using Color To Your Advantage

Remember learning about the color wheel in art class way back when? Complementary colors (opposite colours) have the ability to cancel one another out when combined. If you’re thinking this is a random fact, it isn’t. When it comes to color correcting in makeup, knowledge of the color wheel actually comes in handy!

We add concealer to our makeup routine because, besides brightening, there are things we’d like to conceal from the world – like that raging pimple or those deep, dark circles. Have you ever used a butt-load of concealer and then wonder why the redness from your pimple is still coming through or why your dark circles are still showing? Your concealer isn’t all to blame; color correcting is missing from your routine! Color correcting before laying on foundation or concealer can make a big difference. What was once knowledge only to professional makeup artists is now becoming known to everyday makeup users.

Here are tips on how to use color correction in you makeup routine.

  • Green. Green cancels out red. So whether it’s acne, rosacea or a sunburn you’re looking to hide, a green color corrector will do the trick.
  • Purple. Purple combats dull, yellow skin.
  • Yellow. Yellow cancels out purple discolouration and brightens for those with medium to dark skin tones.
  • Pink. For paler skin tones, pink corrector is great for concealing dark circles, age/sun spots and brightening.
  • Peach. For fair to medium skin tones, a peach corrector is great for concealing dark circles, hyperpigmentation and bruises.
  • Orange. For medium to dark skin tones, an orange corrector is great for concealing dark circles, hyperpigmentation and bruises.
  • Red. For deeper skin tones, a red corrector is great for concealing dark circles. Red can also be used to cancel out green (e.g. tattoos).

 Winter 2019/20 Fashion Trends

 Winter 2019/20 Fashion Trends

Winter provides the perfect excuse to throw on jeans and a sweater every day from December through to March. That said, some days call for more than just denim. We constantly need the inspiration of  the street style crowd to pull ourselves out of style ruts.

It’s time to brush up on winter’s biggest trends by looking at what your favorite street style stars are wearing. We’ve narrowed down the street style trends to six digestible looks below. Give them a try, and say adios to the jean/sweater outfit (at least for six out of the seven days of the week).


Furry, Fuzzy Outerwear

Parkas and puffers are great for winter, but when you really want to feel like a million bucks, nothing beats a plush faux fur coat. And you’re never too late to hop on this trend. This season’s offerings are better than ever, with brands debuting furry coats in vibrant colors like pink and cobalt. If colorful fur isn’t your cup of tea, you can easily find a brown or black outerwear alternative. The coats are so cozy, you may even find yourself draped in one while you wait for the heat to be turned on.


Everything Fleece

It feels like all of our favorite brands are offering a fleece-something for the wintery season. Options include mixed prints and color-block designs in pullover styles or the more classic zip-ups we’ve all come to know and love. Fleece is comfortable, soft, warm—basically everything your body craves when the temperature drops. Give your denim and leather jackets a break for a cozier fleece pick, below.


Two-Tone Dresses

Can’t decide what color you want the garment to come in? The two-tone look solves that problem. Instead of having to stick with one color, you have the option to wear a half-and-half look for winter 2019. Though the color-block design is most prevalent in dresses, you can find two-toned tops as well by many brands. This small mash up of hues won’t dramatically alter your look, but it will add a little intrigue—and earn you brownie points for style.


Winter Suiting

The appeal of matching separates lies in the fact that you don’t have to overthink what to wear in the mornings—one decision and you’re ready to head out the door. It’s no surprise, then, that pantsuits have become a staple in a fashion girl’s closet, as evidenced by these street style shots. Whether you choose a check set or a plain colored pantsuit, you’ll feel like an instant boss woman in the ensemble.



This Is The Salon Professional Academy

This Is TSPA

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a student at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA)?

What’s it like? What do you do every day? What programs are available? Is it fun? Do I get hands-on training? What are the teachers like? Do you get to work on actual people? Is there housing nearby? Do you use state-of-the-art equipment, tools & technology?

It’s really hard to answer with only words, so…..Watch This!

The Salon Professional Academy offers programs leading to amazing careers in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy and Nail Technology.

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There are so many factors to consider when selecting the school that will change your life by leading your way to a fun, fulfilling and lucrative career. It’s one of the most important decisions you will make as you graduate from high school, or change careers later in life.

At TSPA, we think learning should be fun and rewarding. Sure,  you will have to spend time in the classroom before you get to work on real people, but that can be fun too. Our educators know what it’s like to be a student, so they also know how to make learning fun. From your first day in the classroom, through your first practice on a mannequin, to your debut working on guests in the salon or spa, our educators will personally guide you.

We’ll teach you to be confident, competent and creative.

Technical skills are very important to us, but they are only the beginning of your education here at TSPA. You will gain important business skills, marketing skills, and customer service skills that will give you a major advantage when you start your dream career.

TSPA Culture is Inclusive and Supportive with a Dedication to the Success and Well-being of All of our Students.

You will notice a very friendly and professional atmosphere every time you enter our academy. We are all family here. Everyone is welcome. Lifelong friendships are developed, not only between students, but also between students and staff. We truly care about  what our students are up to after they graduate.

For student reviews and more information about The Salon Professional Academy, we invite you to visit our Youtube channel.

Our Salon & Spa Training Areas have been created to provide our students and guests with the same experience they would have at any high-end salon or spa.

Fargo-Moorhead offers housing in many price ranges and locations. There is even a new apartment complex located right next to our academy, with special pricing we have negotiated for TSPA students.

Where do you go from here?

We have very close relationships with the region’s premier salons and spas, and we meet with them annually to review our programs and find out first hand how our students are performing after they graduate. We also gather the region’s top salons and spas for career fairs in the spring and fall so they can meet our highly sought after students, and our students can meet with them to decide where they want to begin their amazing careers. Many of the salons and spas are represented by TSPA alumni at these events, which gives us a chance to catch up with them!

This Is TSPA – Growing Salon & Spa Leaders, One Student at a Time

Halloween Hair – The Perfect Costume

Halloween Hair – The Perfect Costume

Halloween is just around the corner. No costume planned? It’s ok, because we have 5 simple do’s that are a costume by themselves. Check out these spooky looks you can create quickly using just your hair. The last thing you want to be is a basic witch…

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Kitten

This is not only the cutest hairstyle you’ve ever seen but it’s super easy to create too. Just start by taking two triangular sections at the back of your parting where you want your ears to sit. You need to backcomb each section to create some volume and then start folding them towards the back of your head to create the ear shape. Then secure the ends of your hair with a bobby pin and pull out sections as much as you need to to get the right shape. If you’re struggling you can twist the ends to make it easier too. Finish with lots of hairspray and some bobby pins at the base to hold everything in place.

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Unicorn

Who wouldn’t want to look like the most beautiful mythical creature of all? To create this style pull a section of hair at the front of your head into a pony and start backcombing. Then place another

bobble at the point where you want your unicorn horn to end and begin wrapping your hair around the shape. If your hair is quite thin or short you can use your Milk +Blush two-cli

p wefts to add as much length and thickness as you need. This look requires lots of hairspray too and keep using bobby pins as you go along as these will secure the shape. If you’re struggling try using a velcro roller to wrap your hair around instead. This will make it easier to create the base shape and you’ll have something for your hair to stick to. Finish with lots of hairspray and some colour or glitter if you’re feeling brave.

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Devil Horns

A halloween classic! Just start by parting your hair in the centre and creating two ponytails either side of your part where you want the horns to be. Just like in the last look if you need some extra length or volume add some wefts and start twisting the hair to create the look. For bigger horns you can use the velcro roller trick too but we love these cute little ones and they’re just as effective. Try teasing the horns towards your parting too for an extra devilish finish.

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Deer Ears

If you literally have 5 minutes to get ready then this is going to be your go to. Simply part your hair unevenly and create two sections either side. Pull these sections into a bobble and loop them to create the ear shape. We recommend using clear elastic bobbles as they’ll be undetectable and small enough to create the cute floppy finish. If you have time you can curl the rest of your hair but naturally messy curls are just as authentic! Done.

 

Scorpion

This looks super complicated but you can adapt it really easily and it’s way easier than you’d think. For the front of your hair you can braid it as in this picture or use bobbles to create sections of volume instead. The front of your hair doesn’t have to be super complicated as the tail is the main feature so be as creative or otherwise as you feel like. To make the scorpion tail start a braid at the nape of your neck and incorporate a pipe cleaner in a colour similar to your hair in the middle of it. If you need to add length clip your hair extensions in upside down before starting the braid and make sure to keep the hair super smooth so you conceal all the wefts. If you’re not great at dutch braids you can start with a ponytail instead and work from there. Just make sure to start it at the point where you want your tail to lift. When curling the braid make sure to create a big loop and leave some of your hair out at the end for an authentic and super scary tail.

Still not sure what to do with your do? Stop by TSPA and we’ll come up with the perfect Halloween look for your hair and makeup!