Welcome These Amazing Alumni to our Hall of Fame

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Dallas we are proud of each and every one of our students.

We often say that we have the best job in the world because we get to help our students learn the skills they need for the career they will be moving into, but we also get to cheer them on as they learn more about themselves as well. We love supporting our students as they grow and blossom into budding beauty professionals, ready to create an amazing career.

That support extends far beyond the students that currently walk our halls. It extends past graduation, and far into the career that is waiting for each of our amazing students. We often say that once you are a student of TSPA Dallas, you become part of our family.

And that bond lasts forever.

It’s that family connection that builds the foundation of our school, with bonds and relationships that we take very seriously. Which is why, in 2016, we officially introduced our Hall of Fame.

Created to recognize our graduates who have gone on to create amazing waves in their careers, our Hall of Fame winners gain the acknowledgements they deserve, from the school that set them on their path.

Presented with a plaque at our annual banquet, we party the night away with food, friends, and the family that makes us who we are.

This year we are proud to welcome three more amazing alumni to our Hall of Fame.

We are so inspired by each and every one of these professionals, and are proud that they are part of the TSPA Dallas family. Get to know these amazing individuals and learn about all of their accomplishments, and the beautiful futures they have created for themselves.

Nancy Caldwell

Nancy Caldwell

A 2013 TSPA Dallas alumni, Nancy graduated from a large class of very close students with whom she still counts as friends. As close as they were, the competition was strong and Nancy won several awards while attending The Salon Professional Academy, Dallas.

With a past career as a Registered Nurse combined with her passion for esthetics, Nancy opened Essentials Med Spa shortly after her graduation. Thanks to the hard work and dedication she learned while at TSPA Dallas and throughout her career, Nancy has built a successful business that brings all of her passions together.

Nancy’s Advice to Future Professionals:Continue to learn all you can, and don’t be afraid to share that information with clients to help them look and feel their very best.

Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto Rodriguez

Once he graduated, Roberto began working in a local salon. Behind the chair he has honed his skills, building his guest list and even moving on to gain his certification in barbering.

As a Paul Mitchell master cutter, colorist and color educator he works as a National Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems.

Roberto’s Advice to Future Professionals: Success does not come easy, you have to be willing to start small and work smart. Be patient.

Carolen Gray

Carolen Gray

After graduating from The Salon Professional Academy, Dallas is 2004, Carolen opened her own salon in 2004. Located in Plano, Texas she finds joy and success every day as she works with her staff and clients to build them up and create new amazing looks every day.

Carolen’s Advice to Future Professionals:Be confident. Be proud of your journey and don’t be afraid to wear your skills, your education, and your passions on your sleeve.

amazing alumni to our Hall of Fame

Congratulations to these amazing individuals, we are so excited to have been the first step in your beautiful journey.

If you would like to discover how you can make your dreams a reality, all at a school that will support your through more than just your education, contact us today to schedule a tour and see what could await you.

Visit us for a tour today and step into the TSPA Dallas family.

Hall of Fame: Alumni Achievements

Here at The Salon Professional Academy in Dallas, we strive to create an environment in which our students can learn, grow and develop their skills artistically and professionally. We absolutely love hearing about success stories of our talented graduates. It’s their success that we work so hard for and when we get wind of their achievements, it inspires us to continue doing what we do. If we were to list the successes of every one of our students, we would have a novel. But, we feel that these specific students put their best feet forward in the beauty industry and have really made a name for themselves. We want to highlight their achievements in hope to galvanize our students to work hard and show them what hard work can do for them.

Recently, we nominated a handful of students for induction to our Hall of Fame. Our Hall of Fame is simply a source of recognition for all of our graduates that have gone above and beyond and established themselves in the world of beauty. With humility being a recurring characteristic of our Hall of Fame members, we figured we would take a minute to toot their horns for them and tell everyone a little bit about them and why we think that they were worthy to be inducted into our Hall of Fame.

Marcus Conteras

Class of 2009
Since graduation, not only has Marcus’ passion for the industry grown, but his career has flourished. Marcus has taken full advantage of his TSPA education. He went from working in a warehouse with a criminal record to managing multiple barbershops. Now today, he is a successful barber/stylist in Frisco, TX, where he lives with his wife and three children. He is a true inspiration for all who want to take their TSPA education and make a great life.

Natasha Castillo

Class of 2009
Since graduation, Natasha opened her own business at 21 years old, where she has been able to grow a clientele of over 450 clients. On top of being a successful business owner, wife, and mother of two, Natasha has also become a Sexy Hair Educator for two years where she teaches trends and products to nationally branded salons. While doing this, it has allowed her the opportunity to travel across the country and perform cuts and styles on platform stages. Her salon has been voted by Yelp as the top salon in Plano, TX.

Lauren Reagan

Class of 2008
Since graduating from TSPA Dallas, Lauren has lived by one mantra: people may not remember what you do, but they’ll always remember how you make them feel. Lauren has strived to apply this adage every day since beginning as an apprentice and now as a salon owner, mother, and philanthropist. After apprenticing for 3 years, she took her experience and opened her first eight-chair salon where she is pioneering a non-traditional and elevated apprenticeship business model where she plans to open multiple salons in the future.

Alysson Vivero

Class of 2011
Since graduation, Alysson was hired by ULTA and quickly excelled by jumping three levels within two years. While working for ULTA, she exceeded expectations in the ULTA Artistry Program and became a Color Certified Redken Artist. You can find her today excelling as a stylist, Redken Artist, wife and mother of two in a salon in College Station, TX

Courtney Moon

Class of 2009
Since graduation, Courtney was immediately hired at Salon LaPage in Denton, TX and is a level 4A Redken Master Specialist and Educator. She is planning to become a Redken Artist and Redken Color Certified. She is thriving not only in her career as a stylist but as a mother and educator. She credits a lot of her success to the mindset she learned at TSPA. “There are no boundaries, you are the one who decides who you are.” She also says, “TSPA is where she learned how to learn.”

Kate Stabile

Class of 2006
Since graduation, Kate went to work immediately in a salon for 8 years. In addition to having a successful career as a stylist, she is also an educator for L’Oréal Professional and is Vidal Sassoon certified. Taking her experience from TSPA and her already amazing career, she has now opened her own salon and plans to expand. Her TSPA experience has taught her it’s not just hair, it’s a business.

Sydney Lopez

Class of 2012
Establishing her business in a suite rental salon, Sydney quickly excelled as a stylist. Sydney’s balayage, color, and vivids work have been featured on multiple sites, including Redken and Olaplex. As an accomplished editorial makeup and updo artist, her images have been featured online numerous times. Junebug Weddings named Sydney Best Hair Stylist 2015. Sydney’s success as a stylist is not to be superseded by her zest for being a wife and mother.

Sara Reed

Class of 2008
Since graduation, Sara has opened her own business as a stylist and has truly embraced the spirit of being an entrepreneur. She specializes in vivid color and established herself as a successful business owner as a stylist. She has also educated on behalf of Monat Global and leads a team of hundreds. She has been able to find a great balance between leading a busy life as a business owner and being a wife and mother.

Kim Wallace

Class of 2008
Since graduation, she is a level 4AA in a Summit Salon with two associates where she has developed a successful six figure income career. She has a large list of certifications including being a Redken Master Specialist and Redken Color certified. Not only has she developed a successful career as a stylist, she is also is married and looking to continue to grow her career. Her advice to current students is “Keep going, keep pushing hard!”

We want to express our excitement, admiration and the utmost respect to these individuals. Keep up the great work. Do you know a TSPA Dallas graduate who has gone on to do amazing things? We want to know so we can keep them in mind for our Hall of Fame, so share their names with us in the comments!