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!
At The Salon Professional Academy, all students from our Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy and Nail Technology programs receive an iPad on their first day of class. We use iPads for classroom lessons, career specific aps, and in times of emergency we use them for distance learning.
Schools across the world have closed their doors either voluntarily or by mandate. We all agree this was a must, to ensure the safety and health of our students and their families. For those who were prepared, teaching and learning did not end.
We have very extensive distance curriculum in place for times like the global pandemic we are all currently dealing with. Rather than have our students put their education on hold, we feel it is extremely important to continue teaching and learning.
When searching for the Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy or Nail Technology academy that best fits your needs, remember to find out which schools offer distance learning during times of emergency.
We hope you are all safe, healthy and doing your part to slow the spread!
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).
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
At TSPA, we go far beyond teaching you about cosmetology, massage therapy, esthetics and nails. We also teach you how to market yourself and run a business.
Part of our business education program involves designing your own salon or spa, and branding it. We feel that “If you dream it, you can achieve it!” Our students have come up with some amazing designs and branding schemes over the years, and we are confident that some will become reality.
Our students enjoy presentation day, when everyone gets to see the creative branding and designs. That’s all great, but we also teach our students how to come up with a budget and business plan in order to make their dream a reality some day.
This is not only a fun assignment, it also teaches our students what it takes to launch and run a successful business. It also allows our students to unleash their creativity and imagination, away from the salon training area.
This is another example of how TSPA programs are designed to train students for much more than passing the state boards. We develop the entire salon/spa professional with great technical ability, business & marketing training, and the guest handling skills that are in high demand by top salons and spas. We are growing salon and spa leaders, one student at a time.
At TSPA we like to celebrate everything from your first day here to passing your boards and entering the salon & spa world!
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!
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!
Student Advisory Council is a key component to the functioning of The Salon Professional Academy, bringing together student leaders and staff.
The philosophy of Student Advisory Council is “SAC is an organization of students who hold the common interest of serving as the driving forces in upholding and increasing school spirit, helping their fellow students voice concerns and ideas, and allowing members a chance to develop and use leadership skills in both the school and community.”
It is the fact that students engage each other in these skill-sets that establish the fundamental groundwork that is SAC.
There are staff members that are involved; however, they take minor roles. One student from each class (January Cosmo, March Cosmo, May Cosmo, July Cosmo, September Cosmo, November Cosmo, Esthetics, Massage Therapy, Nail Tech) is elected by their peers.
The key role of each elected member is to take responsibility for voicing their constituents (fellow students) concerns and ideas, as well as informing them about current endeavors within the school.
Student Advisory Council also teaches various lessons in time management, leadership and efficiency.
As a whole, Student Advisory Council helps all of the school system by bringing concerns and ideas to a neutral party, in order to affect positive change. It also helps to build leadership skills and shape members into more mature and confident adults.
Thank you to all of the students and educators who participated in this year’s National Student Competition: A Student’s Journey To NAHA. In addition to the great prizes and recognition, the opportunity to participate in competitions like this one are invaluable; providing experience and education that can elevate one’s skills and foster an even greater passion for this industry. Our winners will be contacted soon with details about the dates and logistics for your grand prizes. We extend our heart-felt congratulations to all of our finalists and winners; you truly represent the next level of salon professional!
Winner: Jakob Braatz TSPA Appleton
Finalist: Kate Nelson TSPA Buffalo
Finalist: Tehya Marciniak TSPA Appleton
Winner: Megan Johnson TSPA Evansville
Finalist: Gracie Smith TSPA Evansville
Finalist: Tyla Oller TSPA Evansville
Winner: Kevin Leisure TSPA Evansville
Finalist: Trentyn Meyers TSPA Appleton
Finalist: Alex Schroeder TSPA Evansville
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