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
Our students are highly sought after by the region’s top salons and spas. We host career fairs at our academy allowing our students to become familiar with each salon & spa, and helping salons & spas to recruit our talented cosmetology, massage therapy, esthetics & nail technology students.
Here’s a quick look at what a recent graduate of the cosmetology program at TSPA had to say about our academy.
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