Cosmetology: Much More Than Make-Up!

How Cosmetology Is Defined

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! 

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It’s a Beauty Revolution!

Savvy beauty industry pros know that cosmetology doesn’t have to be an in-person only job at a salon. Beauty influencers have used online technology to build beauty empires and more. Here are just a few examples:

  • Huda Kattan is worth approximately $610 million according to Forbes magazine. Her beauty studies led her to a job at Revlon before she launched her own beauty blog in 2010. Within three years she was selling her own beauty, Huda Beauty through Sephora. 
  • Makeupshayla, whose real name is Shayla Mitchell, built her personal brand through expert selfies on Instagram and make-up tutorials on her own YouTube channel. She now has contracts with both Colourpop and Maybelline. 
  • Kandee Johnson graduated from beauty school and worked as a make-up artist on television shows and for magazines. But she soon moved in front of the camera, starting her own YouTube channel in 2009 and providing the voice of “Mandy Sparkledust” in the Dreamworks animated film Trolls.  

These successful artists all have one thing in common: They embraced technology to take their cosmetology training to new heights! With the right training in cosmetology, esthetics, and hair care, maybe you can be the next big beauty influencer!

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Busting 5 Big Myths of Online Education

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned education upside down. Every day more schools move some or all of their classes online. Whether it’s called “remote learning,” “distance learning” or “eLearning,” they’re all basically the same thing –  education that takes place via the Internet. Online education can include K-12 education, career education, and college degree programs. But there is a lot of misinformation out there about online education. These are some of the biggest myths about online learning and why they’re wrong:

 Online classes aren’t as good as traditional in-class learning. Studies show that online students perform better on standardized tests. Online students often have more time to complete assignments, which means that online education programs are often more effective than traditional learning.

  • Employers don’t respect online degrees. Fake news. Now that even Ivy League universities offer courses and even whole degrees online, employers can no longer deny that online education can be just as good as traditional degrees. Most employers now don’t care where you earned your education. They just want you to have the skills needed for the job. In many cases, your degree or certificate won’t even indicate whether you earned your degree online or not. 
  • You have to be a genius to manage the technology. Completely false. New technology makes online learning very user-friendly. Often, you can even participate in online classes right on your cell phone! Schools offer training guides and other resources to make your learning process as easy as possible, no matter what Learning Management System (LMS) the school uses. 
  • Online courses are easier. Another total myth. Schools have reputations to uphold. This means their online courses have the same course goals, the same curriculum, and often the same instructors as traditional courses. In fact, some people find online education can be more challenging because a student might need more self-motivation, but the flexibility of online education makes up for that. 
  • Students in online classes don’t get enough attention from faculty. Untrue. From emails and telephone calls to private Zoom meetings, online education offers more ways for students to interact directly with instructors than traditional classes. Education expert Dr. Lisa Collins explains this, “When you teach in a traditional classroom, you need to worry about every student in that class during that specific time period when you have all of them together. In the online environment…You can dedicate your attention to a specific student.”

 In short, it seems that nearly everything people believe about online education is wrong!

 So, if you want to start a new career, or learn a new trade, don’t let misinformation hold you back from starting your new online education today!

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Why Not Try Beauty School During Your Gap Year?

Turn Your Gap Year Into An Experiential Education Learning Money Making Skills

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 cosmetology, esthetics, 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!

Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist

What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you always doing someone’s hair color in your head? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school!

The good news is that just about anyone can get into a cosmetology school.

Here’s the scoop on cosmetology school requirements what you need to do to get into cosmetology school, and the classes you’ll need to take to become a salon ready Redken cosmetologist:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D: Cosmetology schools require a basic education to get in and you must have either a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: Cosmetology schools admit people of all ages and backgrounds. However, the state of Texas requires our students to be 17 years of age. It’s the diplomas or G.E.D.s that future stylists need to have in order to get into cosmetology. 
  • Basic English skills: All kinds of people enroll in classes, but courses at TSPA are taught in English. The ability to follow along in basic English will help you do well.
  • Pass basic classes: To get your certificate or degree, you’ll take fun courses on hair cutting and styling, skin care, make-up application, and more.
  • A passion for the job: If you love to style your friends and help others discover their own beauty, you’ll love your cosmetology courses!

With cosmetology programs available near you and online, you can get started on your new career today! Contact Jessica in admissions. Get started now, book a live or virtual tour. Don’t Forget To Ask About The $15,000 Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships That Can Help You Graduate Debt Free!

 

Tips For Taking Online Beauty School Classes

Wish we could be on campus with our ARTIST’s but instead, we’re bringing campus to you! 🏫➡️💻.

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) just launched temporary distance-learning or temporary online learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Just like it is for you, it is new to us as well. We are all a little stressed and adapting to our new world as quickly as possible. To make your transition into the beauty world smooth, here are our top 3 tips to help you manage your online classes.

Tips For Online Learning:

  1.  Manage your time. Set up a view of your daily & weekly schedule by first mapping out a calendar of all of the assignment and activity due dates along with work and family commitments. It’s okay to be selfish, block off time each week to get classwork done. Online classes tend to have a weekly flow and include discussion boards that require student participation. Plan to be a part of the conversation.
  2. Be a good participant. Good discussions are thoughtful, your best resources to help you bring good discussion starters can be from peer conversations, headlines, lecture and course materials. Great responses go beyond agreeing with your peers. Build on the discussion with your own ideas and experiences. 
  3. Build your social community. Share contact information with your peers to connect on homework assignments and for social support. Be a part of  TSPA’s Facebook pages for enrolled students to get the best information fast and easy access to peer conversations on campus and homework topics. Your campus is here to support you every step of the way. Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Be kind to yourself. We are all in uncharted territory right now but we all have each other’s support even if it’s temporarily from a distance right now. 

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Jessica in admissions is just a call (972-420-7036) or email away from your future.

 

 

Congratulations Janelle Jacobson! – National Educator Competition Winner

At TSPA Dallas, we’ve always known that our Educators do their very best to inspire and train the next generation of successful artisans in the beauty business. So today, we’re thrilled to announce that our very own Janelle Jacobson is being rewarded for her incredible talent as an Educator. Janelle has been recognized among all the educators in The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) brand of beauty schools operating across the country, by winning the 2019 National Educator Competition!

TSPA franchisor SPEC (Salon Professional Education Company) Director of Education, Kerri Schultz had this to say: “Janelle’s passion and dedication is unsurpassed. It shows through her smile as well as her tears. She has an amazing commitment to this industry, and to the high level of education that she brings to each student. Janelle is consistently investing in herself through continued education to elevate her knowledge so she can pass new ideas on to her students and her team. Everyone at SPEC is very proud of Janelle, her dedication to elevating the student experience, and to providing these new professionals the tools they need to succeed in the beauty industry.

Said Anna Geleske owner of TSPA Dallas: “Janelle is highly regarded by our staff, her students (they love her…), and by our guests! We’re absolutely thrilled she’s won this well-deserved honor. Thank you Janelle for being the best!!”

To hear more about what inspired Janelle to become an Educator and pursue her dream, watch her video below. And, if you’d like to meet Janelle and become part of her amazing class, contact us for a tour.

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A Huge Congratulations to Anna Geleske!

Last month, the owner of The Salon Professional Academy – Dallas was honored at the 41st annual state conference of the National Association of Social Workers in Texas as the Public Citizen of the Year.
This is a huge award that is given to one Texas citizen each year who has contributed to the community with accomplishments that exemplify the mission of the NASW as well as made a significant contributions to the at-risk vulnerable populations, both in quality of life, and in social issues.

TSPA Dallas Anna Geleske wins award

“We are not only teaching students a vocation, but we are teaching life skills as well.”

Anna has risen to the standards of this prestigious award over the years with her work in the community and by devoting her life to not only her school but to her students as well. Anyone who has stepped into TSPA Dallas’ beautiful facility has witnessed this, you can nearly feel it in the air as Anna dedicates her time to each of her students and helps them to prepare for the careers and lives that await them after their graduation from TSPA Dallas.

“We believe in taking care of others and helping them achieve things

that will take them into a positive future.”

What you may not know is that the dedication Anna has shown to her students extends beyond the classroom. Ever since the school’s opening in 2004 Anna’s focus has been on helping her students succeed. In that first class Anna and her husband helped a student who couldn’t afford the courses complete her schooling and start her new life, she now owns her salon and has two beautiful children. Something that wouldn’t have been possible without Anna. Since then, she has helped countless students to overcome personal struggles and complete school to change their lives. More than just being a cheerleader, Anna has helped students find housing, as well as working with them to secure basic necessities such as clothing, shoes, and food.

“Winning this award has given me the opportunity to expand my network

of services and help even more students {} better.”

It’s the selfless giving and love, that Anna exhibits has given TSPA Dallas a culture of integrity and love that makes us what we are.

Her commitment to her school, to her community, and to her students has shown for years, and we are proud to see her works recognized.

From everyone here at TSPA Dallas: Congrats Anna! We love you!

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2016 Diamond Academy Award

The Salon Professional Academy Dallas has again been recognized as a Diamond Academy by Redken.  The Redken Diamond Academy is awarded for the commitment to and the delivery of Redken’s advanced education protocols and standards.  This recognition can only be earned by successfully completing a rigorous examination of our facilities, systems, curriculum and staff.  Thank you to Redken for this award.