DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: Is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!


The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That’s why the job outlook for cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists, and make-up artists is better than any other field right now. The need is so great that you can start working and earning as soon as you complete a short trade school certificate in cosmetology!

How can you cash in on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions counselors to find out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school. Programs are short and affordable, and available in all areas of cosmetology.

An affordable trade school certificate can put you on the road to work in no time. If you want a career path with a stable financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology program! Start School From Your Home – Online learning has begun. Book your virtual tour with Jessica: 972-420-7036

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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.

Admissions 972-420-7036

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Beauty Changes Lives Summer Scholarships!

Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is looking for people to help with Scholarships for their education!

Please take some time and check these out




2019 Summer Scholarships Reminder!




You have until JULY 31st to apply to our Summer Scholarships! Don’t miss out on your chance to further your career & take your skills to the next level with education! With 5 different student scholarships & 3 different licensed professional scholarships


▪ Arnold Miller Find-A-Way $15,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS
▪ Sydell Miller Total Image $15,000 – Esthetics + Make-up STUDENTS
▪ Art of Haircutting $5,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS
▪ Art of Haircoloring $5,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS
▪ Art of Hairdressing $5,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS

Arnold Miller Find-A-Way $15,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS


Sydell Miller Total Image $15,000 – Esthetics + Make-up STUDENTS


Art of Haircutting $5,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS


Art of Haircoloring $5,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS


Art of Hairdressing $5,000 – Cosmetology STUDENTS


▪ CND Master Licensed Nail Tech Scholarship $1,000- LICENSED Nail Technicians
▪ Horst Rechelbacher Sustainable Success $2,200- LICENSED Cosmetologists
▪ Horst Rechelbacher Oncology Skincare $2,000- LICENSED Estheticians

CND Master Licensed Nail Tech Scholarship $1,000- LICENSED Nail Technicians


Horst Rechelbacher Sustainable Success $2,200- LICENSED Cosmetologists


Horst Rechelbacher Oncology Skincare $2,000- LICENSED Estheticians


Apply Today




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Pick up some cool summer gear and support a great cause.  From June 1st to August 1st we will be selling a fun and versatile summer stretchy scarf or “buff” like the ones you’ve seen on the tv show Survivor.  They can be worn more than a dozen different ways and are the perfect summer accessory!  They only cost $5 and all of the proceeds from your purchase go toward support of “SHE Supply”-Help us end Period Poverty – Women and girls in need often go without feminine hygiene products!  Get them for you, a friend, and the kids and know that you are doing your part to support a great cause.


The Salon Professional Academy Dallas is running a fun contest that could make you “Insta-famous” and hook you up with a fabulous prize.   Simply follow the steps below for a chance to win the grand prize of  Free services for a year!

The contest is simple:

  • Purchase a BUFF at the school
  • Take a fun, creative selfie prominently featuring you wearing the buff. (keep the images appropriate please 😊 )
  • Post it to your Instagram account using these two hashtags: #tspainthebuff & #tspadallas
  • Post your picture by August 1st
  • Check back with the school, our social media accounts, and/or website to see if you won and to claim your prize.

CONTEST DETAILS: Employees, currently enrolled students, and direct account contacts from vendors/companies affiliated with the school are ineligible to win the grand prize.  All posts need to be of an appropriate nature. Lewd, profane, discriminatory, or inappropriate posts will be disqualified.  Winner must claim prize by September 1st, 2019 or it will be awarded to the next selected post winner.  Contact this school with any additional questions you may have.  The use of the word “buff” is a play on words as well as the colloquial, generic term for a stretchy, tubular-sewn scarf and not meant to imply the product being sold for charity is the trademark brand BUFF®. 

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



701 Taylor Drive
Plano, TX 7504

Tayman Graveyard Haunted Theme Park



4721 Cecilia Ave.
Midlothian, TX 76065

Fright Fest



2201 Road To Six Flags
Arlington, TX 76010

The GrapeYard

Facebook Event Page:


2520 Oak Grove Loop South
Grapevine, TX 76051




Toyota Stadium
6000 Main Street
Frisco, TX 75034

Haunt Jaunt Nighttime 5k and Fun Run

Tickets and Event Page:
5901 Los Rios Blvd
Plano, TX 75086

Dan’s Haunted House



501 E. Swisher Road
Lake Dallas, TX 75065

Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch


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

Hangman’s House of Horrors



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.


For more information about individual scholarships please visit:

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.