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

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.