Need Help Paying for Beauty School? Check Out Our Redken Scholarship!

If you want to go to beauty school and you have financial concerns, Redken is now offering an exciting scholarship to qualifying students of The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Dallas and other TSPA franchise locations. Redken has provided salon professionals with innovative products for over 50 years. This is a brand that inspires education and offers exclusive salon programs to help stylists become successful. By combining fashion, science, and inspiration, Redken can offer salon professionals and clients a unique edge.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Scholarships are only available to those that qualify.
  • Applicants must be high school graduates or have a GED.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in or recently graduated from TSPA Dallas and may not be enrolled in another school that offers a similar course at the time of the award.
  • New students must have a minimum 85% GPA and 90% attendance on their high school transcript.
  • Current students must have the same GPA scores at the time of application.
  • The student must not have any no-call, no-show days on their record.
  • Students must maintain the 85% grades and 90% attendance at TSPA Dallas to be eligible. Winning students must be enrolled in the school.

About the Award

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record, personal data, and an applicant appraisal. 35 awards of $1,000 each will be granted to recipients. Each scholarship goes toward tuition, as well as fees and books needed to complete the student’s training. It cannot be exchanged for cash. Past recipients cannot apply for this scholarship. Scholarships are available to those that qualify.

Why Choose TSPA Dallas?

Our cosmetology program is designed to help students prepare for a life in beauty that goes far beyond their state board test. We want to teach students a broad spectrum of beauty techniques, marketing training, and business skills so they can be prepared for the future. We give students the chance to work with Redken’s high-end products and receive Redken-infused training. This is a great place to learn and grow if you’re looking for a school that values professionalism, education, and creating a warm, family-like environment!

Apply for the Redken Scholarship Today

Are you ready to apply for this exciting scholarship? Contact TSPA Dallas today to get started! We want to help any student who qualifies apply for this scholarship opportunity. We’re here to answer all your questions and help you with the application process. Since we want all students who are interested to get a chance to attend our school, we offer several other scholarship opportunities in addition to the Redken scholarship. See the details here!

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The dates for the 2018 Redken Scholarship have passed, please watch for the 2019 Redken Scholarship information to come out soon.


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Why Brands Matter

A cosmetology school is more than just a place to learn how to cut and style hair.
They are places of learning and growth where a skill that has been mastered over centuries is taught, where futures are built, and lifelong friendships are made.
Cosmetology is a complicated skill that is best taught by a highly trained instructor, someone who has mastered the skill over years of work. Because the facilities are not traditional schools with dorms and football teams, however, cosmetology schools are often buried under a reputation of being wastes of money or scams.
It’s a sad reality that many schools face. It’s even sadder still because there are cosmetology schools out there that have caused this blemish. It is for that reason that there is a national accreditation council that holds schools to a standard to ensure that students can get a quality education. In addition to accreditation, there are many other ways to tell if a school is a good investment, as well as a good fit for you and your future.
But how do you tell if a school is accredited? Or if they have associations that make them viable? The answer is surprisingly easy.

National Accrediting Commision of Career Arts and Sciences

The American Association of Cosmetology Schools, or AACS, is the association that monitors beauty schools and their accreditation. Accreditation is a complicated process that includes additional classes and financial responsibilities in order to complete. In fact, the school can’t even begin the process until after they have been opened for a few years. During that time the school must have shown substantial focus on the standards of AACS and be taking steps toward accreditation.

Brand Association

Beyond the national accreditation, there are endorsements that a school can get that could set them to an even higher standard and ensure that the education you find behind their doors will see you into the career you are pursuing.
We are speaking of brand association.


Many beauty schools operate under a franchise. The Salon Professional Academy, or TSPA, is one such franchise. When a school is part of a franchise, they pay a yearly franchise fee, and in turn, have access to training opportunities and education staples while being held to a standard of what the franchise expects. If a school falls below that standard they could lose their franchise association. Franchises exist everywhere. You find them in fast food, car repair garages, and even massage spas. They are built as a kind of gatekeeper, verifying that their locations deliver products and services to a standard that the public has come to expect. By aligning a school with a franchise such as TSPA, it is accomplishing the same thing: a service set to a standard. By choosing a school that operates under a franchise you are getting an additional level of service and expectation, often above the AACS standard.

Salon Brand

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The other type of brand association occurs with a product or salon brand. As you research cosmetology schools you may find that most are associated with a brand, such as Redken. By aligning themselves with a brand, they are often gaining access to additional training and products from the brand. The Salon Professional Academy has a relationship with Redken that gives TSPA schools added education, product, and training elements. As a Redken Diamond Academy, TSPA Dallas’s instructors have access to curriculum created by Redkens chief artistic director, Chris Baran.

Each brand that endorses a school will have different benefits and opportunities for the salon and its students, so make sure to find a brand that fits with you. One thing is clear, however, attending a school that is aligned with a brand will add an additional standard for your school to be held to.

With so many different ways that a school can be aligned and accredited, it’s important that you find a school that is the right fit for you.
To find out how TSPA Dallas uses its accreditations, franchise and brand affiliations to benefit their students, schedule a tour.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information vist

Redken and AACS are Offering Scholarships!

For many, the dreams of going to cosmetology or esthetics school might feel like they are out of reach or perhaps even impossible. Sometimes this barrier may stem from personal barriers (“Who will watch my kids?”), stereotypes (“Beauty school is for losers”), or bad advice (“That’s not a real career”). While some of these untrue cliches can really hurt or diminish someone’s desire to fight for their dream, there is something wildly more common that can put the brakes on it all together.
We are talking here about financial investment.
It is no secret that cosmetology or esthetics School is expensive, with an average cost of $13,715.18. It still remains one of the most economical (and quickest) ways to launch yourself into a viable career, however, as reports the average cost of a 4 year degree is $49,320.
While that financial burden may seem impossible to navigate, there are many options, such as scholarships and financial aid, available to you that can help to alleviate that weight.

TSPA Dallas Financial Scholarships

In addition, because TSPA Dallas is a member of the AACS (American Association of Cosmetology Schools), our students have access to even more scholarships that can supplement the cost of schooling further. The AACS Scholarships, along with the Redken Scholarship, may help you lower your tuition.

If you are in need of financial assistance, or are interested in one of the many scholarships we have available, read through the list of options below, or reach out to our financial aid department, and we can guide you through your applications, every step of the way.

AACS Scholarships for 2017

In addition to the AACS Scholarships you can find dozens of others at Beauty Changes Lives.

Redken Scholarships


TSPA Dallas Financial Scholarships

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
*Scholarships are not guaranteed are are dependant upon a wide variety of requirements, please visit each individual scholarship site for more information.

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