Cosmetology: Much More Than Make-Up!

Most people have the wrong idea about cosmetology. Even the dictionary is wrong! The dictionary says that cosmetology is “the art or profession of applying cosmetics.” But that couldn’t be further from the truth! The reality is that cosmetology involves so many different skills that each individual artist can define what it means for them. 

Cosmetology involves much more than make-up application. For example, in addition to cosmetic application skills, students in cosmetology school can specialize in many different skill areas including:

  • Hair Care: Learn how to cut, color, style, and weave hair; care for and design wigs; massage and treat the scalp.
  • Nail Care: Learn how to conduct spa treatments on hands and feet; trim and shape nails; design and apply nail art.
  • Skin Care: In addition to make-up application, students learn everything from facials to hair removal (including electrolysis) to become masters of skin care, ensuring that each client gets personalized skin care treatments.

Cosmetology schools also teach students the business of running a salon, including safety and sanitation; so many beauty school graduates take their courses in cosmetology and build specialty businesses that focus on one or more aspects of cosmetology. Some graduates open salons specializing in hair only, while others may become make-up artists in the entertainment industry.

The field of cosmetology is only limited by your own imagination!

Why Not Try Beauty School During Your Gap Year?

Turn Your Gap Year Into An Experiential Education

Many people had never heard of a gap year when Malia Obama, eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, took one after high school to travel, volunteer, and complete an internship. A “gap year” is a break between high school and other forms of education, and it’s increasingly popular as today’s students make more careful choices about their futures.

This is even more true now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made many students reconsider moving into a dormitory at a traditional college. Alternative plans such as beauty school have emerged as practical and productive options for education after high school or when changing careers.

Why is beauty school a popular gap year choice?

  • Save money: College costs have increased more than 25% in the past decade. Beauty schools are far less expensive.  Students may qualify for financial aid, the education takes less time than college, and students finish with skills that can lead to employment!
  • Freedom of Choice: Beauty school certificates come in many fields: you can earn one in barbering, cosmetology, massage therapy, manicuring, and more!
  • Build Your Resume: Beauty school helps you gain the professional experience that employers want in your trade and in customer service through required practice hours.

A gap year spent learning a trade at beauty school can be both productive and profitable!

Using Your G.I. Bill & MyCAA For Beauty Careers

TSPA Colorado Springs is Accepting Applications For 9/11 GI Bill & ALL GI Bill Recipients

TSPA Colorado Springs honors ALL GI Bill Benefits and military spouse careers advancement account recipients (MyCAA)

GI Bill & Post / 911 GI Bill colorado SpringsThe Salon Professional Academy couldn’t be more proud to have you as a student or to help you learn more about your GI Bill and your beautiful career. Whether you are considering a career in cosmetologyesthetics, or barbering our admissions and financial aid team can help you prepare for your beauty program. The process is pretty simple, all you have to do is reach out to us, schedule a visit to come see your new campus and social network, meet our warm admissions team and then we help guide and support you through the enrollment process as soon as you are ready – all you have to do is pick a start date! We help our students prepare for careers in salons, spas, runway, video or fashion. You could be eligible to compete in the TSPA national student competitions and more. The sky is the limit on how far you want to take yourself in the cosmetology, barbering or esthetics world! Thank you for your service to our country! It is time to let us help and support you. We have a great relationship with the local VA vocational and educational team, that can help you with any of your GI Bill Benefits – either for yourself or your dependents!

Being a Military spouse is full of challenges. Help is available for those who wish to pursue an education. The MyCAA program assists military spouses to help start you on the path towards a new exciting career.

For additional information, eligibility criteria, instructions on how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov or call our Office of Financial Aid at 719-685-7691 or email admissions@tspacoloradosprings.com to schedule an appointment to get all your questions answered-don’t delay your passion any longer!

Alumni Party November 12th 2015!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALUMNI PARTY!!

                When: 5:30 to 7:30, November 12

                        Where: TSPA Colorado Springs

        4388 Austin Bluffs Pkway, Colorado Springs 80918

Theme: What will the future of our Industry bring?

Help us to celebrate our past, present and future students!!!!

We will have food, fun and a futuristic fashion show!!

Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon Sept 27th

ALT Tags over Images: TSPA Trim Hunger Sept 27 On September 27th, Trim Hunger hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ existing record for the most people cutting hair at the same time when over 20 Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thons will be held simultaneously at The Salon Professional Academies (TSPAs) across the nation. Additionally, a wide variety of events and fund-raisers will take place at individual participating TSPA franchise locations. To learn more about Trim Hunger, visit www.TrimHunger.com

In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Redken 5th Avenue NYC in collaboration with The Salon Professional Academy, will host the Trim Hunger™ Cut-A-Thon at the Redken Exchange in NYC on Thursday, September 10th from 10am– 3:30 pm to benefit City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

Top Redken stylists will be giving haircuts, blowouts and braids for a minimum donation of $25. Much like the way color specific ribbons are worn in support of causes, painting your thumbnail has taken on the same social identity. Essie, also a sponsor of the event, will be offering “orange thumbie” manicures in their Trim Hunger “Roarrrrange” shade as a symbol of support in the fight against hunger.

Trim Hunger is the most recent non-profit endeavor of Redken stylist Josif Wittnik, owner of Salon CTI and Day Spa and The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Following a local project to help feed families in need in his community, Josif developed Trim Hunger to raise awareness for the cause and feed the hungry on a national level.

“It costs City Harvest just 25 cents to rescue and deliver one pound of food in New York City, and with more than 2.6 million New Yorkers struggling to afford food for themselves and their families, a little bit goes a long way,” says Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken US. “Redken’s Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon will bring together both stylists and members of the community to help make an immediate impact on the fight against hunger in New York City.”

USO Operation: That’s My Dress, August 23rd 2015

We are proud of our students helping with
Operation: That’s my Dress
August 23rd 2015
This fashion show is put on by the USO featuring Sherri Hill of New York, this benefits Military Spouses and active duty sponsored teen girls. This is Just in time for Homecoming, Prom seasons, military balls and holiday season. Military spouses and active duty sponsored teen girls who register for this event receive a free gown of their choice, there will be a fashion show, dress expo, accessories, hairstyling and makeup tips for all pre-registered participants. This is a really cool event and we are so excited to be apart of it. Any other students interested in helping can contact Ms. Dunlap at The Academy.
For More information visit http://www.usonyc.org/otmd/