THE NEXT LEVEL OF SALON PROFESSIONAL™ At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) we believe that pursuing an education in the professional beauty industry is the first step to discovering a career filled with creativity and endless opportunity.  Our goal is to maximize your artistic potential through a program that teaches not only the latest techniques, but also proven business and marketing strategies.  TSPA’s quality education can significantly improve your earning potential and prepare you for a long-term future in the industry.

  • Our curriculum and training has been co-developed and continually updated with help from REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC. This ongoing collaboration translates to education that is some of the most relevant, trending and compelling in the industry.
  • Our approach to personal, hands-on training includes smaller class-sizes that enable more interaction and one-on-one time with educators.
  • We continually train and support the educators who instruct you in the skills you’ll need for a successful and rewarding career.
  • Our beautiful, innovative Academy locations provide a positive, real-world learning environment.
  • In addition to technical skills, TSPA develops your ability to grow clientele and bookings, increase retail sales, and build lasting guest relationships – abilities that put you in high demand with top salons.
  • We make the privately-held salons and spas, where incomes are highest, a target for placement.  Area salon and spa owners serve on our advisory boards and recruit from our school.  Additionally, we have relationships for placement with more than 6,000 Redken Club 5th Avenue salons across all 50 states.
  • Kathy Fermoyle - Director of Accounts and Staff Operations

    Kathy brings over 20 years' guest service experience to The Salon Professional Academy team. Her Professional background includes co-salon owner as well as front desk sales. Kathy loves to coach and mentor students to help them grow to reach their full potential. Kathy's experiences allow her provide a 5 star experience to every student and guest who enters The Academy. Kathy believes that the keys to success can be found by simply treating everyone with respect and being kind and understanding. Kathy understands the importance of goal setting and shares the "why" with the students to help them better understand the big picture of salon life. Kathy was born and raised in Fargo. She has 3 children (Tara, Amber, and Cody) who are all over 18. Kathy loves to spend time at the lake, riding motorcycles, traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends.

    Deb Murray - Director of Student Finance and Admissions Operations

    Mona Radermacher - Director of Education

    Mona Radermacher has been a passionate hairdresser for over 27 years. Although continuing education has always been a vital part of her career, in 2004 she found her true calling in the industry - teaching.

    Having the chance to positively impact students on a daily basis and change their lives with creativity motivates Mona. She loves the opportunities that TSPA provides to both educators and students alike. One such opportunity was in 2012 when Mona became one of two Redken Certified Design and Color stylists in the state of North Dakota.

    Mona understands what it takes to be successful in the cosmetology industry and wants to be remembered for having a positive impact on her student’s lives and for pushing them to go further than they believed possible.

    Mona lives in Casselton with her husband of 29 years (Jeff) and their daughters, Breanna & Lacey and their son Cameron. Mona loves to camp, sew, and read; but her favorite pastime is spending time with her two young grandsons.

    Amy Tripke- Career Planning Specialist

    Kaitlyn Sprunk - Registrar

    Mickey Moen – Lead Student Salon Area Educator

    Mickey has been with The Salon Professional Academy since it’s opening in 2003. Her experience as a salon owner, along with over 28 years’ behind the chair working as a stylist allows Mickey to provide a solid understanding of what it takes to be successful in the industry. Mickey knows that if you have someone that believes in you, you can achieve anything. She shares this belief with the students she mentors. Her kind heart and caring personality motivates others to keep reaching for their goals.

    Mickey has two daughters, Megan and Maddie, which are the light of her life. Mickey enjoys many activities but ultimately just treasures time spent time with friends and family.

    Hillary Feltman - Cosmetology Educator

    Tara Hanson - Cosmetology Educator

    Reshia Nickles – Cosmetology Educator

    Reshia joined the TSPA team in 2012 with 25 years’ experience as a cosmetologist. She had a desire to “pay it forward” by sharing what she had learned over the course of her career. Reshia loves that each day is a new day that brings different experiences and new people into her life. She enjoys watching the students grow and seeing them implement the techniques they have been taught while in school.

    Reshia lives in West Fargo with her husband, Tony, their two children, McGwire and Mia, and their dog, Gypsey. She comes from a large family of 5 brothers and 4 sisters and was born and raised in Lennox, SD.

    Judi Roth – Cosmetology Educator

    Judi’s many years in the cosmetology industry are what brought her to TSPA in 2005. She loves making people feel happy and enjoys showing the students what she has learned during her career. Seeing the student’s enthusiasm when they learn something new is her favorite part of her role as an educator at TSPA. She takes pride in knowing that she is fair and honest to each student and that she holds them accountable and doesn’t let them “skip by”.

    Judi has lived in North Fargo for over 40 years. She has 2 adult children, Nicolynn & Vincent and one cat, Lego.

    Audrey Stockstad - Cosmetology Educator

    Heather Leonard – Lead Esthetics Educator

    Heather joined the TSPA team in 2012, bringing with her 13 years of salon and business experience as well as 2 years’ experience as an educator. Heather believes that education is the foundation to a successful career. Because of that belief, becoming an educator has been a long time goal for her. Heather loves the variety of career paths the industry can provide for our graduates. She feels that it is rewarding to watch the students grow on a personal level and as professionals and strives to be remembered for making a positive impact in their education.

    Heather lives in Moorhead, MN with her son Elias. She likes to spend her time with Elias as well as biking thru the trails in Minnesota and cross country skiing.

    Tiffany Tayor - Lead Massage Therapy Educator

    Tiffany joined the TSPA team as a licensed massage therapist. Tiffany has been in the industry since 2008 and watching a massage come alive for a student is her favorite part of working at TSPA. Tiffany hopes are to see an exponential impact on the industry and every client a student massages allow her to reach more people.

    Tiffany has been married to her husband Jesse since 2010 and they have two daughters, Kenley and Savanna. As a family, they love to travel, swim, go to the park, and race go Carts!

    Jamie Englund – Massage Therapy Educator

    Dr. Englund has been a chiropractor for 14 years and has been teaching massage students for 8 years. His previous teaching experience, as well as his desire to continue his own education in order to provide students with relevant information to help them with professional and personal success made Jamie a perfect fit for the TSPA massage program.

    Jamie enjoys seeing students learn and grow as they progress thru the program. When asked what he wants The Academy students to say about his classes he said that he was knowledgeable & fair and that his classes prepared them for licensure as well as professional success.

    Jamie lives in Moorhead with his wife Kim. They have 3 children, Cody, Ty, and Kylie. Jamie’s hobbies include running, golf, and MN sports.

    Jennifer Staska – Massage Therapy Educator

    Jenn joined the TSPA team in February of 2013 as a licensed massage therapist. Jenn truly believes in the benefits that massage has to offer, both physically and mentally. She enjoys watching the students grow and learn during their time at The Academy and says the best part of her career at TSPA has been when the students have an “ah-ha” moment when they really understand something new they learned.

    Jenn lives in West Fargo with her husband, Matt, their daughter, Stella and their two puppies. Jenn loves going to the lake, riding bike, golfing, and just spending time with Matt and Stella.

    Randy Vadnais - Director of Marketing

    Katie Janssen - Admissions & Marketing

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    Over a decade ago, The Salon Professional Academy joined forces with Redken 5th Avenue NYC to develop a salon and cosmetology franchise that has changed the industry.  Redken and TSPA collaborated to redesign what a “beauty school” was from the ground up – revisiting everything from the way things were taught to how the student salon area looked and functioned.  The result was a ultra-modern training facility providing students with skills beyond what they do behind the chair; skills that prepare them for a professional, successful career.

    Redken Diamond Academy

    This exclusive award is earned for the commitment to, and delivery of, Redken’s advanced education protocols and standards. This recognition can only be earned by successfully completing a rigorous examination of the Academy’s facility, systems, curriculum, and staff.

    Recognized By Redken For Excellence In Education.

    With a commitment to industry-leading education, business skills that prepare students for more than passing state boards, and a desire to see our students surpass all expectations for this profession, Redken has provided The Salon Professional Academy franchise locations the exclusive designation of “Recognized by Redken for Excellence in Education.”

    • I'm a TSPA graduate, I work in a upscale salon in Fargo, North Dakota. At TSPA they taught us how to market and retail ourselves really well so we could stay busy behind the chair. With TSPA being a REDKEN endorsed school we always had education about product knowledge and the color lines so I felt very comfortable getting out into the styling area. TSPA helped me gain confidence in myself and my skills with all the real world experience being on the salon floor. If I could describe TSPA in one word I would say FUN! Because while you're always learning and always being profession there is always fun to be had! I have no doubt that I made the right decision for my education and for my career.

      Johnna EisenzimmerHair Success Salon & Spa
    • “To have a passion in life is one of the strongest emotions we can have, to experience it every day is a gift, and to earn our living doing it is the blessing only few of us discover… hairdressing for me is all of the above. If being a salon professional is your dream then realize it in the capable hands of the Educators at The Salon Professional Academy, recognized by Redken 5th Avenue NYC. It’s the place to be to learn what you need to enable you to live better and earn better. You will leave school with intense enthusiasm, continued support and a stronger passion for one of the best professions that can take you to where you want to be.”

      Kris SorbieRedken Education Artistic Director and President Kris Sorbie LLC, NYC
    • “Being that the TSPA academy is a Redken recognized academy, I believe that the principles that make Redken a huge success in education are easy to recognize when you’re experiencing the academy. I'm excited to see what we will witness in our profession in the near future because I know that the principles I've learned have changed my career and life. Now, seeing our youth start with these skills is very exciting to see unfold. The quality that a TSPA academy creates is a salon professional that is more technically skilled and is more career-focused, over all a better professional ready out of school.”

      Hugo UriasRedken Artist, FUEL Facilitator, Hairdresser for 20 years
    • “I have been working with the educators at TSPA for many years. The difference is in the educators. They say… ‘the bigger the party, the more people show up.’ TSPA schools attract passionate, committed professionals who love teaching others what they've learned. You can feel their commitment in everything they do and that translates to the TSPA graduate in more confidence, better skill retention, and at the end of the day - more earning power.”

      Scot ShermanFormer Redken Artist, Salon Owner
    • “The combination of strong technical skills and unique business building essentials make TSPA one of the top education facilities in the country. Students are provided the opportunity to gain skill excellence from amazing instructors as well as internationally recognized guest artists from across the country. When students graduate from TSPA they are fueled with a skill set to build a solid foundation behind the chair.”

      Ryan MorganRedken Artist, Redken Exchange Facilitator
    • “Exclusive training and unforgettable moments are in store for the student that attends The Salon Professional Academy. [They] offer top-notch education that will create healthy habits early on in your career behind the chair, as well as, more money in your wallet for the rest of your life. The point of difference with TSPA is this: While you are building your technical skill, you aren’t just learning to pass the State Board exams, you are learning how to build, run and grow a business.”

      Jayson MorganRedken Certified Designer & Colorist, Salon Owner
    • “Beauty schools are a great way for students to learn practical cosmetology skills while simultaneously preparing themselves for a rewarding career path and there is only one that I recommend and that is The Salon Professional Academy. In today’s world of cosmetology schools there is no better school that trains a student for the salon community then TSPA. TSPA schools teach technical skills, as well as solid business skills to support any salon, as the school atmosphere is professional and conducive to the achievement of excellence by student and faculty alike based on learner-focused education. The educators at TSPA find the knowledge and guidance to prepare a cosmetology student for a long successful future in the cosmetology field. The staff and management of TSPA schools instill the student with confidence to succeed in the professional salon industry.”

      Sam VillaRedken Education Artistic Director, Platform Artist
    • “I am thoroughly impressed by the well-rounded skills of the students that The Salon Professional Academy provides our industry. And as an owner, it is refreshing to hire students that are so well prepared.”

      Phil LeeRedken Educator, Salon Owner
    • “TSPA is undoubtedly the finest and most thorough academy for coaching and grooming the hairdressers of tomorrow! By not only learning your new hair skills from the industry's best, most experienced instructors, but also how to combine them with essential business strategies, you will be fully prepared for success!”

      Kenny BerkRedken Artist, 35 years industry experience
    • “I believe the Salon Professional Academies are some of the finest schools available in our industry. They have an excellent education philosophy and [their] curriculum stands out; providing their students with a complete cosmetology experience and prepares them for a great career in this industry.”

      Patrick ParentyPresident L’Oréal Professional Products Division, USA
    • The decision on choosing the correct academy to fast track your hairdressing career can be ominous. I think that means hard! LOL. Seriously, as the Artistic Director for Redken, President of Fuel Education and hairdresser for 47 years, I’ve traveled the world, taught and performed in 27 different countries. There is one common thing in the hairdressing industry… your “Learning to Earning” ratio. Simply put, the more you learn and the higher the quality of your learning – the more you earn.
      TSPA is affiliated with education-centric companies like Redken and Fuel Education Systems that train and help to produce the finest TSPA educators with the highest standards of education in the industry – bar none. How does that affect you? The best educators produce the best students. Salon owners want graduates who are salon-area ready with minimal post-academy training.

      TSPA understands your need to be grounded in the Principles of Design, Finish and Color upon entering your first salon. They help ground you in those principles and ready you for that position behind the chair; and TSPA has one of the highest rates of job placement …and after all that is the point, isn’t it

      Chris BaranEducation Artistic Director - Redken
    • As an educator for Redken (and as a working hairdresser), I have trained and worked with thousands of hairdressers in salons and schools all over the nation. No matter where I am, I can always tell a "TSPA" graduate because they are consistently one step ahead of their peers - in skills, professionalism, and customer service.

      Jesse LinaresRedken Artist, Artistic Director - The Studio by Studio Gaven