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

Why Being a Nail Tech is the Best Job Ever

18 Reasons Why Being a Nail Tech is the Best Job Ever

When you have the best job in the world, you can’t keep to yourself about it! Salon owners and nail technicians share why they’re happy they chose to do nails for a living and why it’s the best profession in the world.

1. Because you become a part of people’s lives.

Hope: “Being a tech, you hear so many stories happy and sad. It’s so much fun to be a part of a brides special day, doing something special for a birthday, or helping someone relax after a loss/stressful time. We aren’t just techs we are friends, therapists, a support network.”

2. Because it can literally be your creative escape.

Veronica: “When I started my career I had 3 small babies and was in a very abusive relationship. The only reason I decided to go to nail school was because I knew getting my psychology degree was going to take way longer and I needed to escape ASAP! I had a plan and 6 months after getting my license, my kids and I were out of that hell hole and started living a peaceful life! 20 years later I am a salon owner and I love my career and this peaceful life I worked so hard to achieve!”

3. It’s better than Victoria Secret.

Erin : “It’s like [my clients] can face anything when their nails are looking well manicured and beautiful. The same as when you have a matching set of beautiful lingerie… Watching someone walk in to my salon, embarrassed and ashamed of their hands or feet, and walking out taller and prouder.. It’s enlightening, and special.”

4. Because you need independence.

Trina: My husband didn’t see it necessary for me to go to school. Only himself. So after the divorce and very little time and money to my name, I enrolled. I was always artistic, but to bigger canvases, and always dreamed of owning my own business. This was quite a challenge and with the help of my parents, I started my nail business.

5. …And to still be a mom.

Leslie: “With a hubby that travelled a lot for work and two small kids (3 & 1) I decided I needed a career that allowed me the flexibility to work my own hours and be a stay at home Mom as well.”

6. Because you can be the boss.

Denise: “I have had many jobs, but nothing that I could say was ‘exciting or rewarding.’ When I was 30, I decided it was finally time to give nails a try. I went to school 17 years ago. I have now owned my salon for 16 years now and I will be 46 in January. I have a great group of girls, a thriving business and definitely earn a great living.”

7. You get to socialize with the other grown-ups.

Robyn: “After many years struggling with the school system and finding out my child had a rare syndrome, [I became a nail tech so that] I was able to spend more time on him, yet get my “adult” time in, meet new people, and know that everyone comes in happy, leaves happy! Plus I made great wages! My son is 21 now, and still needs 24 hour supervision. But I still feel the same as my first day working. Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life!!!”

8. Because pretty nails > endless paperwork

Hannah: “I was in HR and didn’t want the stress anymore, so I took a significant salary drop to retrain in nails. I am about to embark on a new venture making people happy instead of the horrid things I had to do within HR.”

9. Because it can help save your life.

Jamie: “I underwent a double lung transplant when I was 28 yrs old back in 2007 (due to Cystic Fibrosis) and after surviving that, I decided I would pursue things that make me happy. I’ve always been a creative & artistic person and wanted to do cosmetology since I was 18 years old, but never followed that dream until a year ago. It’s a flexible career that gives me the ability to control my schedule and work around my health.”

10.  Because you can help heal people!

Shelly: “Being able to help people through a skill that many consider a luxury has been a blessing. Giving a pedicure to someone who struggles to walk and seeing the difference in circulation and overall appearance in their feet is amazing. Hearing that their next day of therapy they were able to walk three times as far is incredible.”

11. Because you don’t have to sit quietly in front of a computer all day.

Marie: “I’m an extremely talkative people person and I love to hear stories and bond with people. My clientele is wonderful…like a family.”

13. Because, sparkly things.

Gloria: “[As a nail tech,] I get to play with glitter.”

14. Because you get to do mini-makeovers all day long.

Sara: “It is truly a joy to take a woman that is feeling lackluster and have her come out radiating because a good manicure truly does go a long way and there is nothing more fulfilling then seeing a client’s demeanor change and feeling ready to take on the world.”

15. Because you can avoid hefty student loans.

Denise: “I was working as a Mental Heath Therapist and even spent 85k getting my Master’s only to find out that I didn’t like therapy as much as I LOVE doing nails. I can still listen to my clients but I’m not obligated to solve their problems in an hour. Clients even joke that they get free therapy with every nail appointment.”

16. Because you can have blue hair and a nose ring if you really wanted.

Kate: “Sick of dead end jobs that gave me no satisfaction. Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. Now I can be myself without having a ‘boss’ standing over me. I can have tattoos. And I can do nails and get paid for it!!”

17. Because it’s like getting paid for a hobby.

Briana: “I get to banter, play with paints, make miniature sculptures, and tackle challenges like making a French set look good on badly bitten nails; and people pay me to do so!”

18. Because your clients become your closest friends.

Jackie: “When I was sick with breast cancer 5 years ago, it was so amazing to see all my clients be there for me as I have been to them. In this world loyalty, people who trust you, and having a job you enjoy can be so very challenging. Going to work knowing I survived and had the opportunity to give back makes me happy I picked my profession. I truly love what I do!”

Have one of your own? Add it by posting in the comments below.

Ready to become a nail tech? Schedule your tour of TSPA today! https://www.tspafargo.com/contact-us/schedule-a-visit/

Now offering PART-TIME COSMETOLOGY!

You can now earn your Cosmetology degree while you continue to work!

Do you have a dream of becoming a Cosmetologist, but it doesn’t fit your schedule? Due to an overwhelming request for part-time Cosmetology, we have now added it to our course offerings!

 

You can select from 2 different part-time schedules:

  • 9am-2pm Monday through Thursday plus alternating Saturdays from 9am-4:30pm
  • 4pm-9pm Monday through Thursday plus alternating Saturdays from 9am-4:30pm

Start the path to your dream career today, at TSPA Fargo!  701.478.1772