Making The World A Little More Beautiful

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.
  • Janeanne Shipley – Director of Education

    Why I’m in the industry………….
    I believe hair is the best accessory we can wear. It shows our mood, our style and lets us express our creativity. Being a hairstylist is a way to help others express themselves through their hair also.
    As a stylist we have the opportunity to help our guests with their own imagine and in-turn helps with self-esteem. We have an opportunity to help people every day. As an educator, I get to help train the future for the industry that I truly love. It’s a very satisfying feeling to teach someone not only how to do great services but how to treat people as well. We live in a very technology driven world and we have lost the art of one on one communication. So at the end of the day my students learn how to do great services while offering an exceptional experience to others. Everybody wins.

    Professional History…
    I’ve been in the industry for twenty four years. I have worked behind the chair, managed a salon, owned a salon and now I teach at an academy. I’m a Redken certified hair colorist and an expert Dermalogica skin care therapist. I continue to learn new and exciting things the industry has to offer and I get to pass that knowledge on to my students. I was a successful stylist but now my passion is for teaching. I get to teach my students how to do it bigger, better, and faster than I did it. The best thing for me is when a graduate comes back and says, “Look what I’m doing.” And they are excited about the industry they have chosen and that they really are out there doing it and doing it with style.

    Favorite Redken Product…
    Chemistry system is my favorite product because it helps keep or restore our hair to a soft and healthy state. There are so many options for mixing and matching that it meets every need no matter what type of hair your dealing with.


    Yvonne Ivonnet – Financial Aid Officer

    I’m born and raised in the Bronx, NY and moved to the DFW area in 2015. I joined the TSPA family in 2016 in the role of financial aid advisor. I’ve been working in student financial aid for over 17 years. Helping students apply for financial aid to follow a career path doing what they love is my passion.


    Jessica Peaple – Admissions

    Born and raised in the Dallas area, Jessica Peaple began her professional career in the travel industry, working as a travel agent for over 12 years. During her time as a travel agent she was able to gain some amazing experience as a professional and also able to visit over 20 countries while doing so. After 911, the travel industry took a big hit, landing Jessica in a new career working as an Admissions Representative for a business school in Dallas. It is there where Jessica began her journey in the world of college admissions, gaining a true passion for the whole process; beginning to end. Now, working in the admissions department for The Salon Professional Academy, Jessica has over 10 years of experience in college admissions and career services and says “It is a true passion of mine, helping students enroll into a career with so many possibilities and seeing their dreams eventually become a reality.” She absolutely loves the beauty industry and the endless opportunities that come with a career in the industry. When not at work, you will most likely find Jessica with her sweet Catahoula, Meezy, with her beautiful family, watching football or cooking something amazing. Jessica looks forward to helping you with your admissions process.


    Dorcas Grant – Lead Educator

    I have been in the business of cosmetology for 20 years. I went into this industry because I was interested in cultivating healthy hair. My current position as an educator is fulfilling because I always wanted to be a teacher and it is a rewarding feeling to be able to give back and share my life's experiences.
    This industry has provided me with a wonderful career and has developed me as a human being along the way.
    My favorite Redken product is Pillow Proof Primer because it is a great blow drying tool.


    Cynthia Pugh

    A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Cynthia has been in some facet of this industry for the past 26 years. Cynthia has extensive knowledge and experiences with all hair textures. She currently holds three separate licenses in three states.
    • Nail Technician
    • Cosmetology
    • Master Educator in Kansas, Missouri & Texas
    As a former salon owner, Cynthia found her passion for teaching, while coaching several stylists in her salon. After completing her instructors license in 2007, Cynthia taught and managed several cosmetology schools in Kansas City, Kansas & Missouri.
    Cynthia relocated to Texas in 2014 where she continues her passion for coaching students at TSPA Dallas. Her passion for continuing her education has led her to becoming a Redken Specialist & Redken Design Specialist. In addition Cynthia attends Collin Community college to complete her degree in Arts Teaching.
    Cynthia’s Motto: When you Get GIVE, when you learn TEACH.


    Hailey Duncan

    Hailey received her Esthetics license in 2012 and spent the first year of her career specializing in facial waxing and brow shaping with Benefit Cosmetics. She then went on to receive her Esthetics Instructors license and taught Esthetics at Paul Mitchell the School for 3 years. While a working as a student instructor with Paul Mitchell, Hailey was awarded Paul Mitchell's inaugural "Extra Mile Award" for her accomplishments and work while a student with the school. Aside from teaching, Hailey specializes in eyelash extensions. With 5 years experience in eyelashes, Hailey is trained in volume and classic lashes. She has also received national recognition for her eyelash work receiving awards such as Lash Artist of the Month for Excellence in Eyelash Extensions from Lash Affair by J. Paris. Hailey's lashes have also appeared on television shows such as America's Got Talent.
    Hailey has worked around the country including Dallas, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Denver assisting industry leaders including celebrity hair and makeup artists and representing the Esthetics industry. Hailey is also a Certified Master Spray Tan Technician with Norvell Sunless Spray Tans and is trained in micro needling, facial and body waxing, brow shaping, contour body wraps, classic and volume eyelash extensions, airbrush spray tans, dermaplanning, and specialized facials including advanced chemical peel procedures and advanced machine facials. After getting married in 2016 and welcoming a baby boy in May 2017, Hailey is excited to join The Salon Professional Academy Dallas as an Esthetics Instructor and continue to live out her passion in education in the industry


    Janelle Jacobson

    Leader of the Green Team, knew she wanted to be a Hairstylist since the age of seven. Graduating from the Salon Professional Academy in Ames, Iowa. Janelle worked a little over three years behind the chair before she took a micro teaching course. Since Janelle started Cosmetology school she knew she wanted to become an Educator.
    Janelle toured many Redken Schools before deciding to move to Missouri to start her teaching career. She was at the Redken school in Missouri for eight years before she decided to move to Texas to join the Salon Professional Academy Dallas.
    Janelle enjoys any type of continuing education. She holds her Redken Specialist, Redken Master, Redken Master Specialist, and Redken Color Certificated and Redken Design Certified. Janelle loves being an educator and feels most at home when she is helping her students whether in the Salon or in the classroom. One of her biggest enjoyments is watching her students grow and succeed in the school setting as well as seeing them grow into young professional Hairstylist in the salons where they work.”


    Celeste Stiller

    Celeste has been doing hair for 20 years. After several years working behind the chair in salons and doing hair and make up for an event planner, she became an instructor and has been teaching for 8 years. Newer to the TSPA family, Celeste is continuing her education to provide even more education to the future salon professionals. Celeste leads a group of students (the pink team) and helps them with their personal and professional goals. She knew from a young age, helping with hair and makeup at Caesar's palace in Las Vegas that the beauty industry was her passion and Celeste brings that passion with her to the academy everyday.


    Erica Martinez

    I am a licensed cosmetologist and cosmetology instructor, focusing on esthetics. I have always had a passion for the beauty industry.
    At 15 yrs old, after meeting with a wonderful esthetician who made an incredible impact on my self-esteem, I decided that making people feel beautiful was my calling in life. Education was the next natural step and watching students grow and succeed brings me joy. It's been an amazing and fulfilling journey!
    Here at TSPA, I love that not only do students learn the technical skill needed to excel in our industry, we focus on how to grow and maintain the business they are building. Watching them go out into the salon and spas fully equipped to be a complete success right out of school is something that I'm proud to be a part of as they graduate.


    Katie Marshall

    Hi-I'm Katie and I will greet you with a smile as you come into The Salon Professional Academy to be a guest or a prospective student. I have been with TSPA since Dec 2016 and I love to watch the students learn with each guest that they have the opportunity to touch. Call and schedule an appointment or get information on the latest promotion and I can fill up in on the most popular trends that are are happening at TSPA
    I moved to Texas from Colorado with my parents and three children and I live in Plano. I worked for TSPA Colorado Springs for 4 years and missed the beauty industry and the students, so it was a natural fit to come to TSPA Dallas.


  • TSPA Dallas - A Redken Beauty School
    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 - TSPA Dallas. DFW's Highly awarded Beauty School

    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.”

    We’re proud to be a Dermalogica Partnership School offering a curriculum infused with the latest technical training from the industry leader in skincare.

    • “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