What Students Like Best About The Salon Professional Academy

What Students Like Best About The Salon Professional Academy

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At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) we focus on creating an inviting culture where people from all walks of life can feel welcome and supported. In addition to our goal to provide industry-leading knowledge and skills, we want our students to have an amazing, life changing experience during their short time with us. We believe learning should be fun and exciting! Our Cosmetology, Esthetics, Massage Therapy and Nail Technology students and graduates have a lot to say about their TSPA experience. Here is what a few of our students like best about our school.

 

After 11 months as a Cosmetology student, Julie Ly shared the following about her time at TSPA.

  • “My favorite thing so far… is the camaraderie between the students.”
  • “I chose TSPA mainly because of the environment…the students and staff are very close with each other.”
  • “The most important thing I have learned in my time at TSPA isn’t just the technical skills, but actually how to treat people. The staff do a really good job of teaching customer service.”
  • “I would definitely recommend TSPA to anybody who’s interested in a good cosmetology program”
  • See more at https://youtu.be/3NB3lSrdL0Y

 

Nearing graduation, Massage Therapy student, Amanda Ortner made the following comments about TSPA.

  • “My favorite thing about the massage program at TSPA is working with all the educators and clients, and getting to build my skills.”
  • “I’ve learned all sorts of different modalities, from Swedish, relaxation, hot stone, deep tissue, trigger point work, neuromuscular work.”
  • “It’s been a really fun experience to be here”.
  • “I think I’m going to have life-long friendships and teachers”
  • See more at https://youtu.be/d9msFL46hPU

 

 

TSPA Nail Technology graduate Becky Shea spoke with us about her learning experience.

  • “The educational program was great.”
  • “Everyone was wonderful and friendly.”
  • “It feels like a big family with all the incredible people I got to meet”
  • “TSPA had the best hours available for me to transition from a full-time day job to going to school at night.”
  • “I was really happy finally pursuing going into the nail industry and have been loving it…”
  • See more at https://youtu.be/LEN1LTIesPI

 

Successful Cosmetology graduate, Johnna Eisenzimmer shared the following about her time at TSPA.

  • “If I could describe TSPA in one word I would say FUN.”
  • “At TSPA they taught us how to market ourselves really well.”
  • “While you’re always learning and you’re always keeping it professional, there’s always so much fun to be had.”
  • “TSPA helped me gain confidence in myself.”
  • “I have no doubt I made the right decision for my education and my career.”
  • See more at https://youtu.be/KhfphKSlbzk

 

Upon graduation, Massage Therapy student, Aimee Kouakou gave a very inspirational speech to her instructors and classmates. Here are a few quotes about her TSPA experience.

We believe every student should expect a great education from their school. At TSPA that is our top priority, but we also want to help you fall in love with your career by enjoying the journey to get there! If an education that includes an inviting, friendly culture with a lot of fun experiences mixed in fits you, contact our admissions department to start the journey to your dream career today!

 

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Have you been thinking about a new career as a Massage Therapist?

Why a Massage Therapy Career Might Be Right For You

Massage therapists can provide pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and stress reduction. … Helping people feel good naturally makes us feel good, and Massage Therapists have the privilege of making the world a better happier place through the power of therapeutic touch.

Have you been thinking about a new career as a Massage Therapist? Most people love the idea of receiving a massage, but they may not have considered actually providing this valuable and therapeutic service to others. You can learn massage therapy at TSPA Fargo and get started in this rewarding and growing field in less than 9 months! If you are unsure about a career in massage therapy, here are 5 reasons why now is a great time to become a Massage Therapist:

  1. High Demand and Income Potential

Graduates of massage therapy school have the skills to join the workforce in a top-ranked career right away.  U.S. News and World Report reports opportunities for employment are expected to grow 26% through 2026. Massage Therapy is becoming a more widely accepted and demanded therapeutic service with jobs for Massage Therapists outgrowing the number of new therapists graduating from massage school. This demand is providing new Massage Therapists with multiple income-earning opportunities right out of school.

  1. Many Career Options

Professional Massage Therapists can choose from a variety of exciting and rewarding career paths and environments. Many Massage Therapists are self-employed private practitioners, while others work in spas, medical offices, chiropractic offices, resorts or even with professional sports teams.  You can work virtually anywhere you want, giving you a freedom most other careers cannot match. Massage therapy is a great occupation for those that want to work in beautiful surroundings. Many happy professionals work at tourist spots and on cruise ships all over the world. This makes massage therapy a great profession for those that want to relocate or travel. Imagine working at tropical beach resorts or idyllic winter destinations in snow-covered mountains, with massage therapy this could be your reality!

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  1. Flexible Schedule & Independence

Massage Therapists can choose how much they want to work in either full-time or part-time positions. With an attractive hourly and commission pay range, you can choose what work-life balance is best for you. You can be your own boss and open your own spa, private practice, or leave the managing to someone else and just focus on your bodywork. Being able to create your own schedule is a huge advantage for most who are considering a career as a Massage Therapist.

  1. Great Work Environment

Staring at a computer screen all day isn’t for everyone. You may prefer a career where you are free to move around during the day and engage both your mind and body. Most Massage Therapists work in relaxing environments surrounded by relaxing lighting, aromatherapy, and soothing music. The ambiance created to help relax massage clients also provides a relaxing workplace for Massage Therapists.

  1. Massage Therapists Have Rewarding Careers Helping People! 

You know how people dread their dental or doctor’s appointment? Massage Therapists have clients that look forward to seeing them! Massage therapists can provide pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and stress reduction. Massage therapists can help their clients speed up the healing process, improve circulation, and can even assist in restoring emotional balance. Helping people feel good naturally helps you feel good too, and Massage Therapists have the privilege of making the world a better, happier place through the power of therapeutic touch.

 

We believe our graduates should be well versed in all facets of massage therapy.

Our 900 hour program goes far beyond the 750 hour programs out there. Employers prefer graduates with the most knowledge and hands-on training. Our educators are experienced massage therapists with in-depth teacher training. Their many years of experience give them the ability to effectively bring you the knowledge and hands-on training needed to succeed as a massage therapist.

What our students have to say: VIDEO

Learn more about the massage therapy program at The Salon Professional Academy: WEBSITE

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Beauty & Massage School On-Line Classes

Beauty & Massage School On-Line Classes

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!

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!

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

 

Fashion For a Cause

Fashion For a Cause

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

 

Business Education at TSPA

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.

Massage Therapy – A Rewarding Profession

10 reasons Massage Therapy could be the right career for you!

If you are considering becoming a massage therapist, you probably already know that there are many benefits of a massage therapy career.  For those considering a career in this profession you may have been asked, “why do you want to become a massage therapist?”  For most the answer is simple and straight forward. They like to help people feel good!  If you are serious about earning a Certificate or Diploma in Massage Therapy there will be a number of rewarding opportunities available after graduating from The Salon Professional Academy.  Being able to provide a better life for yourself and your family are just a few of many reasons why people enjoy entering into this profession.  Learn more about the massage therapy field and find out what makes this career so rewarding with these 10 reasons to become a massage therapist.

1. Massage therapists graduate with the skills they need to get a job right away

The Salon Professional Academy’s curriculum involves a lot of hands-on training. Students are trained in musculature, anatomy, and multiple massage therapy techniques including therapeutic, deep tissue, sports massage and much more. We want our students to be capable of more than just spa massage.  By the time TSPA massage therapy students graduate, they have enough practical experience to work at hospitals, clinics, chiropractic practices, spas, or even out of their own homes.

2. Massage therapists are licensed professionals

Most states require massage therapists to be licensed. To become a licensed massage therapist, one must complete a certification or degree program at a massage therapy school like The Salon Professional Academy, and obtain hundreds of hours of practice. Massage therapy has become a respected profession over the years because of the stringent requirements for becoming a massage therapist.

3. Massage therapists have the option to work in exciting and exotic locations

Massage therapists have the option to work in exciting and exotic locations

Tourist spots and cruise ships all over the world employ massage therapists making this a great occupation for those who enjoy working in beautiful surroundings. Those who don’t mind relocating may get the opportunity to work in a resort on a tropical beach or a lodge surrounded by snow-covered mountains.  For those who enjoy peaceful and relaxing environments this may sound like a dream come true, and for a number of happy professionals in this field it is.

4. Massage therapists can set their own hours

Massage therapists can set their own hours

Many massage therapists are self-employed allowing them to set appointments around their own schedule. Being able to make your own schedule is a huge advantage for most who are considering becoming a massage therapist.

5. Massage therapists work in relaxing environments

Massage therapists work in relaxing environments

Massage therapists spend their working hours in a peaceful environment surrounded by scented candles, soft towels, and soothing music. The ambiance makes it a relaxing experience not only for the client, but for the massage therapist too.

6. Massage therapists help people

massage therapy student

Massage therapists provide an invaluable service to people who are in pain, recovering from injuries, or experiencing stress. Massage therapy speeds up the healing process, improves circulation, and can even restore emotional balance.

7. Clients look forward to seeing their massage therapist

happy-clients-massage-therapy-job

Whether the reason is medicinal, therapeutic, or just a special occasion, people look forward to getting massages. Unlike going to the dentist or doctor, seeing a massage therapist is a positive experience associated with feeling good.

8. Massage therapists are physically active

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Massage therapists work on their feet and engage their entire body when giving a massage. The nature of the work is physically demanding, and as a result, many massage therapists are in great shape.

9. Licensed massage therapists are in high demand

Licensed massage therapists are in high demand

Because the value of massage therapy is becoming more widely-recognized, job growth over the next decade is predicted to grow considerably according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics. New massage therapy jobs are constantly being created in places such as clinics, chiropractic practices, spas and resorts.

10. Massage therapists can become their own boss

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A large percentage of massage therapists are self-employed. Many work out of their homes or travel to clients’ homes. Those who have their own thriving practice may employ other massage therapists to offer clients a whole range of services and techniques.

Become a Massage Therapist

Become a Massage Therapist

Now that you know the benefits of becoming a massage therapist, get the training you need to pursue a rewarding career in this field by enrolling in the Massage Therapy Program at The Salon Professional Academy. At TSPA, you will learn more than just spa massage. Our full program involves anatomy and physiology,  the mechanisms that cause muscular problems that lead to tension and serious health problems, therapeutic massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage and more. We prepare you for a career at the highest level from the moment you graduate.

Celebrate Everything!!!

At TSPA we like to celebrate everything from your first day here to passing your boards and entering the salon & spa world!

Happy Graduation!

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!

Hands-on experience at Camp TSPA Beauty Camp

Do what you LOVE, LOVE what you do!

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!

Your hands-on time at camp will include:

  • Styling and updo trends
  • Skin care and makeup techniques & tips
  • Manicuring and nail care
  • Q & A with TSPA Alumni