Making The World A Little More Beautiful

THE NEXT LEVEL OF SALON PROFESSIONAL™ At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) we believe that pursuing an education in the professional beauty industry is the first step to discovering a career filled with creativity and endless opportunity.  Our goal is to maximize your artistic potential through a program that teaches not only the latest techniques, but also proven business and marketing strategies.  TSPA’s quality education can significantly improve your earning potential and prepare you for a long-term future in the industry.

  • Our curriculum and training has been co-developed and continually updated with help from REDKEN 5th Avenue NYC. This ongoing collaboration translates to education that is some of the most relevant, trending and compelling in the industry.
  • Our approach to personal, hands-on training includes smaller class-sizes that enable more interaction and one-on-one time with educators.
  • We continually train and support the educators who instruct you in the skills you’ll need for a successful and rewarding career.
  • Our beautiful, innovative Academy locations provide a positive, real-world learning environment.
  • In addition to technical skills, TSPA develops your ability to grow clientele and bookings, increase retail sales, and build lasting guest relationships – abilities that put you in high demand with top salons.
  • We make the privately-held salons and spas, where incomes are highest, a target for placement.  Area salon and spa owners serve on our advisory boards and recruit from our school.  Additionally, we have relationships for placement with more than 6,000 Redken Club 5th Avenue salons across all 50 states.
  • Jessica Peaple – Admissions

    Born and raised in the Dallas area, Jessica Peaple began her professional career in the travel industry, working as a travel agent for over 12 years. During her time as a travel agent she was able to gain some amazing experience as a professional and also able to visit over 20 countries while doing so. After 911, the travel industry took a big hit, landing Jessica in a new career working as an Admissions Representative for a business school in Dallas. It is there where Jessica began her journey in the world of college admissions, gaining a true passion for the whole process; beginning to end. Now, working in the admissions department for The Salon Professional Academy, Jessica has over 10 years of experience in college admissions and career services and says “It is a true passion of mine, helping students enroll into a career with so many possibilities and seeing their dreams eventually become a reality.” She absolutely loves the beauty industry and the endless opportunities that come with a career in the industry. When not at work, you will most likely find Jessica with her sweet Catahoula, Meezy, with her beautiful family, watching football or cooking something amazing. Jessica looks forward to helping you with your admissions process.


    Yvonne Ivonnet – Financial Aid Officer

    I’m born and raised in the Bronx, NY and moved to the DFW area in 2015. I joined the TSPA family in 2016 in the role of financial aid advisor. I’ve been working in student financial aid for over 18 years. Helping students apply for financial aid to follow a career path doing what they love is my passion.


    Janelle Jacobson - Lead Educator

    Leader of the Green Team, knew she wanted to be a Hairstylist since the age of seven. Graduating from the Salon Professional Academy in Ames, Iowa. Janelle worked a little over three years behind the chair before she took a micro teaching course. Since Janelle started Cosmetology school she knew she wanted to become an Educator.
    Janelle toured many Redken Schools before deciding to move to Missouri to start her teaching career. She was at the Redken school in Missouri for eight years before she decided to move to Texas to join the Salon Professional Academy Dallas.
    Janelle enjoys any type of continuing education. She holds her Redken Specialist, Redken Master, Redken Master Specialist, and Redken Color Certificated and Redken Design Certified. Janelle loves being an educator and feels most at home when she is helping her students whether in the Salon or in the classroom. One of her biggest enjoyments is watching her students grow and succeed in the school setting as well as seeing them grow into young professional Hairstylist in the salons where they work.

    Have you seen my car-Elvira is her name and she is my focus when I am not at TSPA!


    Rachel Gerlaugh

    Her last name has changed! Yes, Rachel just married the love of her life, Shane!
    Creativity has been the lure of this industry to Rachel, you can do anything in this industry with hair as your medium. From cuts, color, texture, extensions, style-just try and see what you can create. Experience behind the chair has equipped her with so many examples to teach within a real-world environment.
    Her dog Krypto and husband Shane get her time when she is not at TSPA. And oh look out for who is behind that camera lens.


    Jessica Peterson

    Education has been her thing; Jessica has worked as an educator in Iowa and as an educator for a corporate chain before her adventures in life brought her to Texas! The industry is powerful and so many opportunities to help people change their lives. Chase your dreams no matter how small or big, it can be hard and challenging but it is so worth it when those dreams become a reality!
    A taco lover and cat lady, Jessica loves to binge watch Netflix-what’s the latest series?


    Hilary Luther

    Hilary still works behind the chair doing hair services with a full guest count. She brings her love of Redken products and education philosophy to the table and is excited to share this with students. The change that occurs when a guest is transformed through a service is one of the most satisfying experiences and Hilary is eager to share how to accomplish this through great consultation skills. New skills in this wonderful industry will take each graduate far in this career path.
    Two Siberian huskies and a boyfriend keep Hillary busy outside of TSPA


    Sarah Hollingsworth

    Sarah has wanted to be an educator at TSPA since she became an instructor-she loves Redken and loves sharing her knowledge with others.
    With several tattoos herself, she loves self-expression and the opportunities you have to express yourself with hair whether it be the cut, style or even color, she is up for the challenge. Beauty is in each of us and Sarah wants her students to be able to bring that out in each of their guests.
    Sarah still works behind the chair and has a little boy that takes her time when she is not with us at TSPA


    Liz Martin

    Liz LOVES the beauty industry…lashing, skin care, make up. She LOVES teaching her students with enthusiasm and joy. Being able to use her knowledge and passion for the industry Liz hopes to ignite the same in each of her students. When they have the knowledge to make others feel and look good it creates real satisfaction.
    When not at TSPA, Liz enjoys her husband, children and her 4 labrador retrievers.
    She is also known to be taking an additional class in her spare time.


    Monica Pauda

    Monica joins us with 7 years of experience in the esthetics industry. The science of our industry really captivates her interest and she loves to share with her peers and students. Being able to make external changes in someone’s appearance with product or makeup creates confidence and a sense of pride, want to learn more, come to one of her classes and find out how you too can have the power to influence someone’s self-image.

    Monica loves self-improvement and self-development and will share her latest discovery with you.


    Amanda VanDyne

    When you have a passion, you can make any dream a reality! Amanda has a passion for skin care and education. Her biggest reward is making people feel good in their own skin and then teaching them how to see the best in themselves and others. Never stop learning, in an ever changing industry being on top means you invest in yourself to share with others.
    Her family and her dog, Norma Jean, get her attention when she’s not at TSPA.


  • TSPA Dallas - A Redken Beauty School
    Over a decade ago, The Salon Professional Academy joined forces with Redken 5th Avenue NYC to develop a salon and cosmetology franchise that has changed the industry.  Redken and TSPA collaborated to redesign what a “beauty school” was from the ground up – revisiting everything from the way things were taught to how the student salon area looked and functioned.  The result was a ultra-modern training facility providing students with skills beyond what they do behind the chair; skills that prepare them for a professional, successful career.

    Redken Diamond Academy - TSPA Dallas. DFW's Highly awarded Beauty School

    This exclusive award is earned for the commitment to, and delivery of, Redken’s advanced education protocols and standards. This recognition can only be earned by successfully completing a rigorous examination of the Academy’s facility, systems, curriculum, and staff.

    Recognized By Redken For Excellence In Education.

    With a commitment to industry-leading education, business skills that prepare students for more than passing state boards, and a desire to see our students surpass all expectations for this profession, Redken has provided The Salon Professional Academy franchise locations the exclusive designation of “Recognized by Redken for Excellence in Education.”

    We’re proud to be a Dermalogica Partnership School offering a curriculum infused with the latest technical training from the industry leader in skincare.

    • “To have a passion in life is one of the strongest emotions we can have, to experience it every day is a gift, and to earn our living doing it is the blessing only few of us discover… hairdressing for me is all of the above. If being a salon professional is your dream then realize it in the capable hands of the Educators at The Salon Professional Academy, recognized by Redken 5th Avenue NYC. It’s the place to be to learn what you need to enable you to live better and earn better. You will leave school with intense enthusiasm, continued support and a stronger passion for one of the best professions that can take you to where you want to be.”

      Kris SorbieRedken Education Artistic Director and President Kris Sorbie LLC, NYC
    • “Being that the TSPA academy is a Redken recognized academy, I believe that the principles that make Redken a huge success in education are easy to recognize when you’re experiencing the academy. I'm excited to see what we will witness in our profession in the near future because I know that the principles I've learned have changed my career and life. Now, seeing our youth start with these skills is very exciting to see unfold. The quality that a TSPA academy creates is a salon professional that is more technically skilled and is more career-focused, over all a better professional ready out of school.”

      Hugo UriasRedken Artist, FUEL Facilitator, Hairdresser for 20 years
    • “I have been working with the educators at TSPA for many years. The difference is in the educators. They say… ‘the bigger the party, the more people show up.’ TSPA schools attract passionate, committed professionals who love teaching others what they've learned. You can feel their commitment in everything they do and that translates to the TSPA graduate in more confidence, better skill retention, and at the end of the day - more earning power.”

      Scot ShermanFormer Redken Artist, Salon Owner
    • “The combination of strong technical skills and unique business building essentials make TSPA one of the top education facilities in the country. Students are provided the opportunity to gain skill excellence from amazing instructors as well as internationally recognized guest artists from across the country. When students graduate from TSPA they are fueled with a skill set to build a solid foundation behind the chair.”

      Ryan MorganRedken Artist, Redken Exchange Facilitator
    • “Exclusive training and unforgettable moments are in store for the student that attends The Salon Professional Academy. [They] offer top-notch education that will create healthy habits early on in your career behind the chair, as well as, more money in your wallet for the rest of your life. The point of difference with TSPA is this: While you are building your technical skill, you aren’t just learning to pass the State Board exams, you are learning how to build, run and grow a business.”

      Jayson MorganRedken Certified Designer & Colorist, Salon Owner
    • “Beauty schools are a great way for students to learn practical cosmetology skills while simultaneously preparing themselves for a rewarding career path and there is only one that I recommend and that is The Salon Professional Academy. In today’s world of cosmetology schools there is no better school that trains a student for the salon community then TSPA. TSPA schools teach technical skills, as well as solid business skills to support any salon, as the school atmosphere is professional and conducive to the achievement of excellence by student and faculty alike based on learner-focused education. The educators at TSPA find the knowledge and guidance to prepare a cosmetology student for a long successful future in the cosmetology field. The staff and management of TSPA schools instill the student with confidence to succeed in the professional salon industry.”

      Sam VillaRedken Education Artistic Director, Platform Artist
    • “I am thoroughly impressed by the well-rounded skills of the students that The Salon Professional Academy provides our industry. And as an owner, it is refreshing to hire students that are so well prepared.”

      Phil LeeRedken Educator, Salon Owner
    • “TSPA is undoubtedly the finest and most thorough academy for coaching and grooming the hairdressers of tomorrow! By not only learning your new hair skills from the industry's best, most experienced instructors, but also how to combine them with essential business strategies, you will be fully prepared for success!”

      Kenny BerkRedken Artist, 35 years industry experience
    • “I believe the Salon Professional Academies are some of the finest schools available in our industry. They have an excellent education philosophy and [their] curriculum stands out; providing their students with a complete cosmetology experience and prepares them for a great career in this industry.”

      Patrick ParentyPresident L’Oréal Professional Products Division, USA
    • The decision on choosing the correct academy to fast track your hairdressing career can be ominous. I think that means hard! LOL. Seriously, as the Artistic Director for Redken, President of Fuel Education and hairdresser for 47 years, I’ve traveled the world, taught and performed in 27 different countries. There is one common thing in the hairdressing industry… your “Learning to Earning” ratio. Simply put, the more you learn and the higher the quality of your learning – the more you earn.
      TSPA is affiliated with education-centric companies like Redken and Fuel Education Systems that train and help to produce the finest TSPA educators with the highest standards of education in the industry – bar none. How does that affect you? The best educators produce the best students. Salon owners want graduates who are salon-area ready with minimal post-academy training.

      TSPA understands your need to be grounded in the Principles of Design, Finish and Color upon entering your first salon. They help ground you in those principles and ready you for that position behind the chair; and TSPA has one of the highest rates of job placement …and after all that is the point, isn’t it

      Chris BaranEducation Artistic Director - Redken
    • As an educator for Redken (and as a working hairdresser), I have trained and worked with thousands of hairdressers in salons and schools all over the nation. No matter where I am, I can always tell a "TSPA" graduate because they are consistently one step ahead of their peers - in skills, professionalism, and customer service.

      Jesse LinaresRedken Artist, Artistic Director - The Studio by Studio Gaven