If cosmetology is something you’ve been considering, maybe you’ve wondered what a typical day in the life of a beauty student is like. We love sharing our students’ stories at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Dallas. Every student is different and has their own unique experience to share. We asked one of our awesome students, Stephanie Lembo, to tell us what a day in her life at TSPA Dallas is like. Here’s what she had to say!
Stephanie has been at TSPA Dallas for approximately 10 weeks as of October 2018. She was drawn to cosmetology because people recognized her ability to create beauty from an early age. “My whole life I was told I was good at making people beautiful,” Stephanie says. “I had an eye for it.” While beauty is Stephanie’s passion, she has three kids at home who mean the world to her. Choosing TSPA Dallas was a practical choice for her, as we offer financial aid and scholarships* to qualifying students and provide flexible scheduling options that are ideal for busy moms.
The Morning Hustle
At 6:20 am sharp, Stephanie wakes up and gets her kids ready for school. After driving to two different locations, she comes home to decompress until leaving for class at 8:45. Stephanie says that aside from giving her kids kisses and love, this decompression is the most important part of her day. This is her time to refocus and relax, which puts her in the positive mindset she needs for a successful day at school.
Time for School!
The first thing Stephanie does when she arrives at TSPA Dallas is clock in. After this, she checks her schedule to see if she has a guest that day so she can be prepared. Getting your required hours is vital in cosmetology school, so morning prep and clock-in is important. When it’s time for class, Stephanie gives learning her full attention, always making sure to take notes and ask plenty of questions. The classroom learning portion of cosmetology school is something Stephanie thoroughly enjoys. “I’m in class with amazing girls, so it’s fun learning together,” she says. The new techniques and applications she learns in the classroom help Stephanie stay motivated. She also does some of her own creative research via Instagram and YouTube to keep herself inspired.
Relaxation and Inspiration Outside of Class
When school is over, the third part of Stephanie’s day is just beginning! As soon as she leaves TSPA Dallas, she’s off to pick up her kids from school, make them dinner, take them to baseball or soccer practice, and then get them to bed. At about nine or 10 pm, Stephanie finally gets the chance to unwind and relax with a glass of her favorite wine. With beauty school and a full-time job as a mother, Stephanie doesn’t have an excess of free time. However, she uses the free time she does have to go out and get her creative juices flowing. On Sundays, she finds local photographers and models to work with. This is a great chance to practice beauty techniques while also building her portfolio and working with other creative people. “I come up with an idea [that is] inspired by my surroundings,” Stephanie says. “[I] then just go with it and make it a reality.” School, family, and work are all important to Stephanie, but she can always find the time to be creative and get inspired by the world around her!
Join the TSPA Dallas Experience!
Want to learn alongside great students like Stephanie? Enroll in our cosmetology program! TSPA Dallas can be a great place for creative, friendly people who want to pursue a career in the beauty industry. Contact us today to learn about scheduling a tour of our school. We can’t wait to meet you!
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Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspadallas.com
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