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!


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.

TSPA Becomes Partner School with MUD Make-up Deisgnory


TSPA Dallas – MUD Makeup training is now a part of our core cosmetology and esthetics classes

The Salon Professional Academy has heard, we have listened, we have researched and we have acted. We are pleased to announce that we have become a partner school with MUD: Make-Up Designory.
MUD Makeup training is now a part of our core cosmetology and esthetics classes. These classes are designed as an introduction to beauty make-up with an emphasis on the techniques required today in the beauty, entertainment, and fashion industries. Regardless of which of these areas you intend to work in, mastering of beauty make-up is a must. In the classes, you will start by learning facial analysis, base matching and application, correction, contours, highlights as well as a focus on the eyes and lips. The class finishes with complete makeup applications ranging from one hundred percent corrective to natural make-up.We are excited to announce that we will be adding extensive makeup training to already licensed cosmetologists and estheticians who are looking to enhance their services portfolio, partner with a cosmetic line and for those who want to learn specialized makeup practices such as natural, bridal, and photo & film techniques. Esthetics students completing the class will receive a level 1 makeup artistry certification. In this intense 84 hour class, students will learn how to apply beauty makeup and the theory behind it.

Advanced Makeup Artistry: Already a licensed Cosmetologist or Esthetician?  We are excited to announce that we will be adding extensive makeup training to already licensed cosmetologists and estheticians who are looking to enhance their services portfolio, master a professional cosmetic line and for those who want to learn specialized makeup practices such as natural, bridal, and photo & film techniques and beyond…the advanced classes are for you!

Call now to see how your passion and dreams of being an esthetician or hair designer with extensive make-up training can become a reality.

Part Time Schedules Available Now!

Part time schedules are now available for the cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy.

We have had such a demand and want to help accommodate those that are interested, but need other options to complete their education as a stylist.  Please call 972-420-7036 or email admissions@tspadallas.com to schedule your tour and learn about the exciting opportunities that are available to you as a graduate of TSPA.



I35 Construction & TSPA Dallas

I35 Construction Update:

Don’t let getting to TSPA confuse you during the I35 construction project. Nothing has changed your ability to get here and we have accommodated our class times and hours of operation to keep you out of the rush hour traffic.

The Salon Professional Academy is located at the north east intersection of Highway 121 and Interstate 35, between At Home and Toys R Us. Construction is all around us. Do not let that scare you!
Whether you are a cosmetology or esthetics student your programs and the Academy does not open or start until 9:30 am so the morning rush hour is over. My personal experience, is it’s not bad at all after 9am and we have students coming both ways that say that it is worth it.
I35 Construction means progress. We have been guaranteed that the entrances to the shopping center, Lakeland Plaza, will remain open during the construction. So if you are coming to us from south I35, enter the shopping center at the first entrance that you come upon.

Directions Form North I35

If you are coming to us from north I35, cross over the interstate at the Round Grove/Hebron Pwy bridge and enter the center by taking your first right after the bridge and then a left in front of Toys R us and travel down to us.

Directions from the east

If you are coming to us from the east, come to Hebron Pkwy/Round Grove Road and we are just south Toys R Us
Coming from the west, Round Grove Road/Hebron Pkwy is the best place to be. Come over the interstate and we are just south of Toys R Us

We can’t wait to see you and help you with your education or you beauty needs. If you get lost trying to get here, please give us a call 972-420-7036
Find us at 2440 S Stemmons Freeway Lewisville, 75067

Trim Hunger Event To Benefit Christian Community Action

The TSPA of Lewisville, TX will be participating in the September 27th TRIM HUNGER Cut-a-Thon at their location, 2440 B S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX from the hours of 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Our cosmetology students will be offering Haircuts and styles for a minimum donation of $10.

-TRIM HUNGER is dedicated to wiping out hunger in America and won’t stop until every food bank and pantry, every public school lunch program, and every community outreach effort has enough food to go around. The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) of Lewisville, TX and nationwide TSPA’s have organized fundraising efforts to bring awareness to the issue of feeding the hungry in America.

Call today to schedule your appointment to help TSPA help CCA – Christian Community Action Food Pantry.  All monies raised will benefit our local food bank!  Christian Community Action serves over 600 families monthly with their food pantry and every dollar helps!

TRIM HUNGER, a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to raising awareness and donations to address the issue of hunger in America. Through its affiliation with the nationwide beauty school franchise The Salon Professional Academy and with the help of generous corporate sponsors, TRIM HUNGER is igniting the passion to help those in need in the hearts of beauty professionals all across the country. “In an industry already focused on helping, giving, and transforming lives, TRIM HUNGER will have the limitless support of beauty schools, salons, spas, and manufacturers to provide nutritious meals for those greatest in need,” stated Josif Wittnik, the founder of TRIM HUNGER.

In 2014, Josif Wittnik of Appleton, Wi., was introduced to frightening and saddening statistics regarding the number of people in his own community, including many children, who were going without food each day. Motivated by this daily tragedy in his hometown, Josif, the co-owner of The Salon Professional Academy, Appleton (TSPA) and Salon CTI, leveraged their reach and the caring hearts of the other salon owners, staff, and students to sponsor fundraisers. By the end of 2014, thousands of dollars were raised to help the local food bank provide meals to the community. Knowing that more needed to be done, both locally and across the United States, Josif brought this issue to the attention of executives with REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC and L’Oreal USA in January 2015. Since then, TRIM HUNGER continues to receive an outpouring of support from The Salon Professional Academy franchise and corporate sponsors including REDKEN, ESSIE, Adidas, WOW Logistics, and Keller – planners, architects, builders.

Events will take place year round, culminating in a month-long effort in September (National Hunger Action Month) to raise funds and awareness for the hunger problem facing our country. 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 20 TRIM HUNGER Cut-A-Thons will be held simultaneously at The Salon Professional Academies (TSPAs) across the nation.

The TSPA of Lewisville, TX will be participating in the September 27th TRIM HUNGER Cut-a-Thon at their location, 2440 B S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, TX from the hours of 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Our cosmetology students will be offering Haircuts and styles for a minimum donation of $10.

Trim-Hunger-250 logo   For additional details or to schedule your haircut appointment contact: 214-222-2436. All monies raised will stay   here in our own community through Christian Community Action. Essie, a corporate sponsor, will be offering     their “Roarrrrange” nail shade as a symbol of support in the fight against hunger. A dedicated grass-roots          campaign through social media will be employed through the use of [hashtag] #orangethumbie. As part of a    growing trend of painting thumbnails the official color of the cause they support, TRIM HUNGER participants      will be invited to share a “selfie” on social media with their “orange thumbie.

  For information on the future TRIM HUNGER outreach in local communities, please contact Josif Wittnik, TRIM HUNGER Founder, josif@trimhunger.com or 920-450-0784, or locally Anna Geleske at ageleske@tspadallas.com or 972-420-7036.

Scholarships & Grants For Cosmetology

Ask About TSPA’s  Full and Partial Scholarships For Cosmetology Students – Dallas.

You don’t have to dream about cosmetology anymore, you can live it! The Salon Professional Academy knows how hard it is to fund your education and that is why we are an incredible resource for you to learn more about all of the full or partial cosmetology scholarships and grants available to you now.

We are proud to offer several scholarships for our cosmetology students to assist you in following your dreams of becoming a trend creating cosmetologist, hairstylist or hair designer.  Here are just a few of the scholarships available for you today:

  •  TSPA Cosmetology Scholarships: You could qualify for any one of  TSPA cosmetology scholarships:
    • $1000 Cosmetology Tuition Scholarship: All you need to qualify is A Referral Letter describing why the salon service provider or owner recommends you for enrollment to The Salon Professional Academy and we will walk you thru the rest of the process.
    • $2000 Cosmetology Tuition Scholarship: Up to 2, $1000 Tuition Scholarships may be awarded per class start date.
    • $5000 Cosmetology Tuition Scholarship: Up to 1, $5000 Tuition Scholarship may be awarded per class start date.
  • $1000 Salon Referral Tuition Scholarship: Know someone attending TPSA? We offer an in-house scholarship to new students when you a referred here by a current or previous TSPA student. Learn more by contacting our admissions person.
  •   Vidal Sassoon Scholarship: Competition rounds are each Spring and Fall.  During each competition, Vidal Sassoon awards ten winners with 50% of their program tuition costs covered at a qualifying cosmetology school (up to $10,000).
  • Redken Scholarships: Redken Scholarships for cosmetology students are ONLY exclusive to world-renowned Redken / TSPA beauty academies.
    • 25 applicants will be awarded $800 and
    • 25 applicants will be awarded $600. Don’t miss out on your chance from receiving a Redken scholarship this year.

Other scholarships include: (list not limited to)

  • Ulta
  • OPI
  • GI Bill
  • MyCAA – Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program can provide up to $4,000

Did you know that there is greater financial opportunity for cosmetology grants and scholarships during fall semesters?

Fall scholarship and grant money is typically more fruitful for cosmetology students, at the end of the year, due to residual or excess funding left over from monies for that was not allocated during the first 6 calendar months. Don’t confuse this for holding out for the last minute, you could miss out on multiple opportunities for a cosmetology grant or scholarship. Keep in mind, qualification periods vary per organization.

Let us help guide you thru deadlines and the application process – we make it easy for you!  So don’t miss out on your opportunity, call 972-420-7036 or email us admissions@tspadallas.com and we would love to coordinate schedules to answer all your questions about financing your education. Remember, our scholarships reach more than just our cosmetology students they are also scholarships for esthetics and nail technician students.

Follow your dream of becoming a cosmetologist today by connecting with our admissions or financial aid persons today – start living your dream. 

Call 972-420-7036 today!  Don’t put it off any longer…we can really help!


November 6, 2014: TSPA Extravaganza – Hair and Fashion Show

6:30 to 8:30pm

A Great evening of hair and fashion showcasing the talents of our students and educators!

Admission to this event will be either a new toy or non-perishable food items for CCA of Lewisville

Refreshments, Prizes, Tours, and a Scholarship Give-A-Way

Come meet salons in the area that want you – our graduate, on their staff. Interviews right on the spot to graduates and current students!

Welcome to the Family: TSPA Georgetown

Please join us in welcoming TSPA Georgetown into The Salon Professional Academy Franchise family. As one of our newest locations, Shane & Tuesday Wilson anticipate TSPA Georgetown (a suburb north of Austin, TX) will open the end of this month.(September)

Shane and Tuesday are both native Texans who grew up in Southeast Texas. Shane graduated from Lamar University with a Kinesiology and Teaching degree. Tuesday graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Teaching degree. They have been married for 20 years with a sixteen year old daughter and a thirteen year old son.

Shane and Tuesday looked to leave teaching in public schools and open their own business. Shane started a home building business with a desire to own rental property. They happened upon opening a suite rental salon with the encouragement of Tuesday’s sister, who is a licensed cosmetologist. This gave them the rental property they wanted and it gave them an opportunity to empower individuals in the beauty industry to rent a small furnished suite without the huge overhead of being in business for themselves.

Tuesday saw the need for cosmetology in the local high school where she taught. After several unsuccessful attempts to get the school district to add the cosmetology program, Tuesday decided it was time to take matters into her own hands.   After some research, Tuesday discovered The Salon Professional Academy. The endorsement from the brand REDKEN was a large part of the attraction to TSPA, along with the integrity exhibited by the core group of SPEC [franchisor].   After traveling to an (sales event) in New York in 2010 and meeting the key professionals with TSPA, Shane and Tuesday were convinced that this was the right fit. The timing however was not right in 2010. Much prayer and waiting went into their decision to sign the franchise agreement in December 2013.

Shane and Tuesday are very excited to be in the position to help inspire and equip students with a skill that can open so many opportunities in their future.

NYC, Amazing Hair, & Beautiful Ninjas

2014 NSC WinnersNew York City played host to a once-in-a-lifetime event for the winners of the 2014 TSPA National Student Competition. In addition to a trip to NYC, the students and their sponsoring educators were treated to one-on-one training with REDKEN Artistic Director Chris Baran.

The training extended well beyond the classroom – all the way to the set of a professional photo shoot. The students worked hands-on behind the scenes with the models, photographer, and camera crew. The theme of the fantasy shoot was “ninja glamour” complete with elaborate wardrobe, fabulous makeup, and lots of amazing hair. This experience exposed students to just how limitless a career in the cosmetology field can be; with multiple avenues to pursue with the training they are receiving at TSPA. Continue reading