Fearsome and Fun Local Activities to Check Out This Halloween!

The time for tricks, treats, and all things Halloween is upon us! Though the Halloween season seems too short for some of us, there’s no shortage of fun, festive activities here in Dallas. Not sure which events and activities to check out? We’ve created this calendar to steer you in the right (and spooky) direction!

Halloween events calendar for TSPA Dallas.

Dark Hour Haunted House

Website: http://darkhourhauntedhouse.com/

Tickets: http://darkhourhauntedhouse.com/tickets/

Address:
701 Taylor Drive
Plano, TX 7504

Tayman Graveyard Haunted Theme Park

Website: http://www.taymangraveyard.com/index.html

Tickets: http://www.taymangraveyard.com/pricing.html

Address:
4721 Cecilia Ave.
Midlothian, TX 76065

Fright Fest

Website: https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas

Tickets: https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/store/tickets

Address:
2201 Road To Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010

The GrapeYard

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1552774968161487/

Tickets:https://gograpevine.com/event/grapeyard-grapevine-texas/

Address:
2520 Oak Grove Loop South
Grapevine, TX 76051

Friscovania

Website: http://friscovania.com/

Tickets: https://ticketing.axs.com/Quantity.aspx?t=9D8ECE638D614CC7E2A9BCA&og=-1

Address:
Toyota Stadium
6000 Main Street
Frisco, TX 75034

Haunt Jaunt Nighttime 5k and Fun Run

Tickets and Event Page: http://www.plano.gov/1903/Haunt-Jaunt-5k-and-Fun-Run
Address:
5901 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX 75086

Dan’s Haunted House

Website: http://www.danshauntedhouse.com/

Tickets: http://www.danshauntedhouse.com/tickets/

Address:
501 E. Swisher Road
Lake Dallas, TX 75065

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch

Website: http://flowermoundpumpkinpatch.com/

Address:
Double Oak Ranch
5100 Cross Timbers Rd
Flower Mound, TX 75028

Hangman’s House of Horrors

Website: http://hangmans.com/

Tickets: https://www.seetickets.us/wafform.aspx?_act=fullsearchv3&v3=yes&s=house%20of%20horrors&tag=

Address:
4400 Blue Mound Road
Fort Worth, TX 76106

Scholarships Available!

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation helps provide students the financial freedom to pursue a career in beauty and wellness. This fall they will be awarding over $100,000 in scholarships to over 20 students who meet the eligibility requirements! Program types include Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Makeup.

DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY: SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

For more information about individual scholarships please visit: https://beautychangeslives.org/scholarships-at-a-glance/

TSPA Dallas’ Staff Product Faves!

Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Dallas, we make sure to give our students the best education we can and to make sure our clients leave us happy and more confident. TSPA Dallas’ proudly works with brands such as REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC and Dermalogica. With such wonderful products to work with, it’s hard to pick just one favorite. Today we have put together some of our staff’s favorite products that they use daily. See what they are!

Student Salon Training Area Lead Educator: Janelle Jacobson

What is your favorite product?
“That’s such a hard question! I love so many of them. At the moment my favorite Redken Product would have to be the Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Shampoo and Conditioner.”

What about this product makes it your favorite?
“It gives me a smoother, faster, sleeker, and shinier blow dry from start to finish. It helps aid in the dry time as well as the end result of styling.”

How do you personally use it?
“I never skip it after washing my hair. It’s my go-to. After washing my hair I evenly distribute the product through my strands and then blow dry.”

How would you recommend using it to clients?
“I would recommend any [client] to use this product so that they can cut back the time that it takes to dry their hair as well as giving them a beautiful finish.”

Director of Education: Cynthia Pugh

What is your favorite product?

“My favorite product is Redken Frizz Dismiss FPF 30.”

What about this product makes it your favorite?

“I like the shine it gives to the hair, in addition to protecting the hair from the heating tools.”

How do you personally use it?

“I use it 2 different ways

1) Apply it to wet hair after shampoo and before blow-drying.

2) Apply to clean dry hair for shine and diminish frizz.”

Director of Admissions: Jessica Peaple

What is your favorite product?

“Currently, my favorite product is Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant.”

Why do you love this product?

“I love this product so much! It leaves my skin feeling so soft, fresh, and clean. It’s my favorite skincare product.”

How do you personally use it?

“I use this product nightly, before bed and before applying moisturizer. I suggest pouring some of the product into the palm of your hand, mix with water and apply. I love to leave it on my face for at least a minute to really activate the product. Then [I] wash it off and off to bed I go!”

Who would you recommend this product to?

“I would highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a good exfoliator. This will do the trick!”

Esthetics Educator: Hailey Duncan

What is your favorite product?

“My current favorite Dermalogica product is the Nightly Lip Treatment.”

Why do you love this product?

“I was first recommended this product after experiencing dryness in my lips after lip injections. I fell in love with the formula the moment I tried it. The hydration it added was a huge lifesaver and I have used it every single day since!”

How do you personally use it?

“I use this product every night before I go to bed, as well as throughout the day when my lips need some extra love!”
How would you recommend using it to others?

“I recommend using the Nightly Lip Treatment daily after your regular skin care routine on and around the lip area, massaging any excess product into the skin!”

Who would you recommend this product to?

“Because this product is an anti-aging lip treatment, I would recommend this to anybody that has aging or prematurely-aging skin, or dry lips in need of hydration. I would also recommend it to anyone looking to help restore skin volume, improve elasticity and reduce the appearance of aging (laugh lines) around the lips.”

Lead Classroom Educator: Dorcas Jones

What is your favorite product?

“I love to use Special Cleansing Gel by Dermalogica.”

Why do you love this product?

“Most cleansers are very drying to my skin but this product feels great and cleanses well without irritation since it is fragrance-free and gentle.”

How would you recommend using it to others?

“Use this after using makeup remover. Place a small amount in your hands and add a small bit of water and rub it into your hands until it lathers. Put it on the face using small, circular motions. Rinse and repeat if needed.”

Who would you recommend this product to?

“Anyone who has sensitive, normal, or oily skin.”

Check Out These Products Yourself!

After reading about our staff members’ favorite products we’re sure you’ll want to come in to try them out for yourself! Book an appointment with us so we can show you first hand how amazing these products are! Come in for a facial or to give your hair some TLC.
{All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals}

From High School to Beauty School

Female hair dresser posing in salon

The end of the school year is coming which means we have a new batch of graduates! Before we start, we want to congratulate the high school graduates of 2018! You have worked hard and now you are free to pursue your passions! If you’re anything like us, your passion lies in beauty. Allow us to guide you through the steps of going from a high school graduate to beginning your career in beauty.

Step 1: Find Your Interest

In the world of beauty, there are so many different skills to perfect and careers to pursue. You can work on becoming an esthetician, a makeup artist, or a cosmetologist. All have wonderful skills that you can have to opportunity to excel in.

If you’re interested in makeup, here are a few skills you could learn:

  • Contouring
  • Apply Makeup Correctly
  • Special Effects Makeup

If you’re in love with the idea of doing hair, here are a few skills to master:

  • Haircutting
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair Coloring
  • Chemical Relaxing
  • Texture
  • Braiding

Skin care might be your calling in life! If that’s the case, these are a few of the skills you’ll need:

  • Specialize in Skincare
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Eyebrow Tinting

Step 2: Find Your School

There are hundreds of cosmetology schools to choose from to gain your education in beauty. It is important to find a school that fits your vision, passion, dreams, and schedule. After researching the schools around you, we highly suggest taking a tour of the schools that catch your interest so you can catch a glimpse of what your future might look like. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Dallas we offer tours so you can see how you will tap into your creative side. There are a variety of options available to those who qualify that can help you realize your vision, options like financial aid assistance and scholarships! See if you qualify! Don’t let money get in the way of making your dreams reality.

Step 3: Get to Work!

Now that you have your school of choice, it’s time to start working on obtaining your license. After completing the minimum number of hours required by the state of Texas you are required to apply for a license by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). The last and final step is to pass the written and practical state exam. This may all seem like a lot of work but nothing good comes to those that don’t fight hard for it!

woman getting her hair washed by a hair dresser

Step 4: Make Your Dreams a Reality!

You did it! You went from a high school graduate to pursuing a career in what you love! There are so many amazing careers and locations that you can have the opportunity to continue perfecting your skills. Some of them include:

  • Salon Owner
  • Film/TV Stylist
  • Working on a Cruise
  • Makeup Artist
  • Esthetician
  • Cosmetologist
  • Beauty Blogger
  • Fashion and Editorial Designer
  • Fashion Show Stylist
  • Cosmetologist Educator
  • And more!

Begin Today!

Here at TSPA Dallas we believe that everyone has a creative bone and with hard work and determination, you have the potential to create a career they are proud of and even better, a career they might love!
Begin your life in beauty by contacting us today to see which of our programs works best for you! We want to help you succeed in your passions, your creativity, and your hard work.

What is a Redken Education?

When looking to pursue an education in beauty the type of education you get can open many different doors to your future. It’s one of the reasons that gaining an education that fits your goals is so important.

In addition to many different accolades and accreditations The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Dallas has received over the years, we are also proud to be a part of The Salon Professional Academy family and be able to give our students access to the Redken brand through the relationship the TSPA network has built.

What is a Redken Relationship?

The Salon Professional Academy family of schools wants each and every one of our students to be able to pursue the career that they have always dreamed of. The biggest part of the commitment lies in the curriculum the schools use, as well as the brands they are exposed to during their education.

Because of our relationship with Redken we have been able to help our students reach their stars.

In addition to featuring the amazing Redken brand in our facility, at TSPA Dallas we are also a Redken Diamond Academy. This means that we not only welcome brand ambassadors and guest artists to our school, but our students could also be exposed to additional experiences like this recent experience at a Redken event.

Explore the Benefits of a Redken Education

With so much to gain, and so much passion in the product, we invite you to feel at home with Redken.

Are you ready to see how an education fueled by the power of Redken can truly benefit you? Come in for a tour and let us show you the behind the scenes of TSPA Dallas, and introduce you to the school, and the brand, that could be the solid foundation you need for your future.

Schedule your tour today.

TSPA Dallas Students Rock On Stage!

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Dallas we always seek opportunities for our students to expand their skills, get real-world experience, and allow them to grow as future professionals. It’s these experiences that help us create a unique educational experience that can prepare students for the careers that they seek to create.

While we actively seek to find and create these opportunities for our students, sometimes these opportunities find us.

In February of 2018, a selection of our students had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present new looks and products on stage.

The Benefits of the Relationship

As part of The Salon Professional Academy family of schools, we are honored to have a relationship with Redken that gives our students access to products that help them create the looks and styles that will become the foundation of a vibrant career.

In addition to the access to great products and exclusive training opportunities, sometimes we gain opportunities to work with the Redken families in new and unique situations.

That is exactly what happened, this year when we were given the opportunity to work alongside major Redken artists to create looks onstage and help some amazing Redken Artists present a whole new product line to distributors.

The Students’ Experience

Olivia

“Working with the Redken artist was an amazing and eye-opening experience! It was so interesting to see their thought process about different color techniques and how they worked together to make the best hair possible! It made me want to work hard and become part of the Redken family one day!”

Megan

Students working at the event

“When I enrolled at TSPA, I never imagined that the opportunity to work with world-renowned Redken Artists like Lori Zabel and George Garcia would be possible! Assisting at the Saloncentric showcase gave me a priceless glimpse into what I can do with my Redken education and inspired me to be the best artist I can be.”

 

Alejandra

“I am so thankful for a school like TSPA that gave me the opportunity to meet and interact with some amazing stylists. This will definitely be an experience I will never forget!”

Haven

My experience was unbelievable getting to work with the Redken Artists. I had an absolute blast and I learned so much! I will be forever grateful for this wonderful opportunity.”

Meet The Artists

Giovanni Giuntoli

giovanni-giuntoli

Giovanni began his journey into beauty at 18 and has made great strides since then. As an official Redken Artist, he travels around the world presenting products and looks to the next generation. He is known for his creative looks and deep sense of humor.

Ellen Lawlor

ellenlawlor

Ellen has worked on everything from Vogue to the CBS Morning Show. With decades in this industry and a passion for creative styles, Ellen has a been a staple in beauty for years. With NAHA nominations in 2000, 2001, and 2002, she is a force to be reckoned with.

We are so proud of our students and their hard work, and excited that they were able to have this experience. We hope that they will be able to take these lessons to heart and share their experience with the peers so that together we can all benefit.

If you are interested in learning more about our school and how we help to prepare our students to enter the vibrant beauty community schedule your tour today.

Pampering on a Budget? Rejuvenate Yourself at TSPA Dallas

Take care of yourself!

It’s a sentiment we tell to those we love and are often reminded to do on a daily basis. But when was the last time you took some time for yourself and got yourself a little bit of pampering?

From facials, to manicures, to finally getting that cut and color that you have been dreaming of – isn’t it time you did something for yourself? What if I told you that you didn’t have to break the bank to give yourself the spa and salon service that you have been dreaming of? What if I told you that you could do just that while helping talented people reach their dreams?

You can at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Dallas!

Getting your service done at a cosmetology school can be one of the best choices you can make not only for your hair; but for your community. Whether you have considered visiting the Student Salon Training Area at TSPA Dallas before or if you are looking into your options for a little bit of “you time”, we invite you to take a peek at all that the students have to offer.

Be our guest at TSPA Dallas, and let us help you recharge.

A pampering service and a whole new look is waiting for you, schedule your appointment today.

A Relaxing, Spa-Like Space

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy Dallas on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

At TSPA Dallas one of the things we pride ourselves on is the environment that we not only provide for our students but for our guests as well. Our student salon training area is designed with you in mind, with a relaxing spa-like atmosphere that is outfitted with the tools, supplies, and products that you would find in a traditional salon and spa.

This gives our students the opportunity to learn and grow in an environment nearly identical to what they will later make a career in. For a guest, that means that you can get a service that is like what you would receive elsewhere, complete with the products that you have grown to love and trust.

At TSPA Dallas we are proud to be Recognized for Excellence in Education by Redken and to use all of their amazing products in our school and in our student salon training area.

An Environment of Support

Free high fives!! Highest energy always wins!!

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy Dallas on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Many people shy away from getting a service done at a cosmetology school because they don’t know what to expect. They may have heard stories from others that may have colored their expectations of the service they will receive. Put all those fears behind you! Getting a service at TSPA Dallas shouldn’t be a nerve wracking experience!

We pride ourselves in the education we provide our students and in the skills that they are learning their craft. We want each of our students to reach their dreams and are dedicated in supporting them towards that. Part of the dedication is in the support that each of our students receive. That support is evident everywhere but nowhere as much as in our student salon training area.

While our students are perfecting their skills on guests like yourself they are supervised by the licensed and trained educator that are supporting them through every step of their journey. An educator is always on hand to help our students tackle any roadblocks they might encounter and to support them as they create the look and experience that you deserve.

The Skills to Master

Putting the theory into practice

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy Dallas on Monday, March 14, 2016

When a student enrolls in cosmetology school and begins the process toward graduation, they are embarking on a journey of learning that stretches from lectures to mastering that perfect bob cut.

Much of that journey begins with false heads and working with friends and family as their skills begin to grow. As they master concepts and looks, students graduate toward practicing their skill in the student salon training area and working with guests such as yourself.

This process of growth and skill-based graduation helps the students to master the techniques that will help them build their careers, and you will receive services from students who are skilled and ready to deliver just what you want.

Support for the Future

Congrats Karen!!!

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy Dallas on Thursday, April 16, 2015

Each and every one of our students is doing more than following a passion, they are creating a career that could impact their lives and the lives of their families for years to come.

When you visit the student salon training area at The Salon Professional Academy, Dallas you are doing more then giving yourself an amazing new look, you are supporting students as they build their skill, master their craft, and quite literally change their future.

You can get more than an amazing haircut and service and TSPA Dallas, you can gain the opportunity to help change someone’s life.

Scheduling a service in our student salon training area does more than you think!

Are you ready to change your look, change your life, and maybe even change the future? We are ready to welcome you into our student salon training area and help you do just that. Schedule your appointment today!

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors. Contact the school for more information.

Makeup Looks for Prom 2018

The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Dallas has been styling students for prom for many years. We understand how important this occasion can be! Prom is a rite of passage. It’s a chance for beautiful memories with your friends that will last a lifetime.

Planning the perfect look for prom can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us help you choose a makeup look for your prom pictures. All you have to do is find the hue for you.

Select Your Shade

a color wheel with shades

Do you have a signature color? Is there a color that people often remark looks good on your skin tone? Is there one color that you always find yourself repinning in your prom dress Pinterest board? Chances are you already know which color you want to wear to prom.

Keep in mind that pastel colors are always a good choice since prom is in spring. If you prefer to go for a more dramatic look, dark jewel-tones are also unforgettable.

If you don’t know your color scheme yet, it’s okay. Choose a color from the image above. Once you have your color selected, match it up with the beautiful makeup trend below. Now, you’re ready to dance the night away.

Makeup to Match

Red:

Don’t shy away from this bold color! Pair with red or yellow hues to create a beautiful look.

Red Eye Makeup

Pink:

Be pretty in pink this prom and embrace these great faded colors to help emphasize honey or green eyes.

Pink Eye Makeup

Orange:

Is your prom colors orange or yellow? Compliment and emphasize these great hues with some iridescent orange shadow.

Orange Eye Makeup

Yellow:

This bright color can make your dark eyes truly pop! If your prom colors match this color, do not shy away!

Yellow eye makeup

Green:

A pop of green can add a lot to your look for prom. If you have any jewel tones in your eyes or dress this is a look you may want to master.

Green Eye Makeup

Blue:

Give yourself a smokey ethereal look with this bold color. Well suited to earth tones, blue can give you the color that will make him look twice.

Blue Eye Makeup

Purple:

Want your brown eyes to pop for prom? Try a purple hue and give your eyes a bit of sparkle.

Purple Eye Makeup

Rainbow:

Can’t decide, try them all. You may think we are joking, but this fanciful design can compliment many different looks.

Rainbow eye makeup

Get Ready for Prom With TSPA Dallas

Now that you have chosen your color and makeup look, it’s time to decide on a hairstyle. TSPA Dallas offers a range of salon services, including hairstyling. With so many gorgeous hairstyles to choose from – cascading curls, romantic updo, beautiful braids – you can’t go wrong!

Let us help you style your hair for prom. Schedule an appointment in our student salon training area today! Call +1 (214) 222-2436

If you enjoy creating beautiful looks with hair, makeup, or nails for every day or special occasions, you might like a career in the beauty industry. Click here to learn more about our cosmetology program!

All services provided by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Build Your Perfect Valentine’s Day Look, and We Will Tell You What Date to Plan.

Are you ready for Valentines Day? Do you have an idea of the perfect night, but aren’t sure how to make that happen? Take our quiz and build the perfect look and we will tell you which date speaks to your romantic soul.

Valentines Date Quiz

Now that you know what look (and date) fits you, do you have what you need to make it happen?

If you need help, or just want the perfect look without the hassle, schedule a visit to our student salon training area. Our supervised students in training are ready to help you create the perfect look for the perfect night, from cuts to colors to makeup we can do it all. Schedule your visit today.

Show Your Team Colors From Your Head to Your Toes!

Are you a year-round sports fanatic? Do you root from the first game to the last? Or are you more of a ‘celebrate the final game’ kind of person?

No matter where you fit, letting your team colors show is one of the most important parts! You can let everyone know which team you support, and do it in style!

Here are five beauty geared styles that will help you slay the competition.

Ribbons in Her Hair

No matter the braid, no matter the style, incorporating your team colors into your look has never been easier! Just grab a few ribbons in the hues that match your banner, and go to town!

It’s All in the Accessories

Dallas cowboy fa in tutu

Pom-poms, banners, even foam fingers. They all help you to exemplify your team spirit, and make your support of them that much louder. Plus, you can grab yourself some blue and silver and you make some of these yourself. Not quite glitzy enough for you? That’s okay. Grab some glue and some glitter, and let those Cowboy colors really sparkle.

Stay Warm

Nothing is more important than staying warm during that tailgate party or in the stands. That doesn’t mean you have to do it in a sacrifice for style. An infinity scarf and hat in your team’s colors can keep you warm and representing.

Your True Colors

dallas cowboys eye makeup

There will be no question of who you support with this bold look. Let your Cowboy Nation banner fly with this design that details the star and swoop in cowboy blue and silver. Plus, with the iridescent and thick eyeliner you can make them not only pop but to create a unique look that will make people cheer!

Paint the Town

dallas cowboys nails

One of the easiest, and most creative ways to show your team spirit is on your nails! Get a colorful manicure and show your Dallas Cowboys pride. These can be some of the easiest ways to sparkle. Whether you create this look to shine on its own, or in addition to the perfect game day look, there will be no question about who you support.

Looking for something bolder?

dallas cowboy colored hair

Colorful locks are all the rage, and we can’t think of any other colors that would look better than deep blue and silver. Consider coloring your hair to match your team and really show your team spirit! With everything from semi-permanent to bright bold unicorn hair possible, you will certainly make a statement.

Are you ready to let your colors fly? Consider scheduling an appointment in our student salon training area. We would love the chance to help you shine in blue, and silver… or whatever banner you carry.

Give us a call today!