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.
Hailey Duncan - Lead Esthetic Educator
Hailey received her Esthetics license in 2012 and spent the first year of her career specializing in facial waxing and brow shaping with Benefit Cosmetics. She then went on to receive her Esthetics Instructors license and taught Esthetics at Paul Mitchell the School for 3 years. While a working as a student instructor with Paul Mitchell, Hailey was awarded Paul Mitchell's inaugural "Extra Mile Award" for her accomplishments and work while a student with the school. Aside from teaching, Hailey specializes in eyelash extensions. With 5 years experience in eyelashes, Hailey is trained in volume and classic lashes. She has also received national recognition for her eyelash work receiving awards such as Lash Artist of the Month for Excellence in Eyelash Extensions from Lash Affair by J. Paris. Hailey's lashes have also appeared on television shows such as America's Got Talent.
Hailey has worked around the country including Dallas, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Antonio, and Denver assisting industry leaders including celebrity hair and makeup artists and representing the Esthetics industry. Hailey is also a Certified Master Spray Tan Technician with Norvell Sunless Spray Tans and is trained in micro needling, facial and body waxing, brow shaping, contour body wraps, classic and volume eyelash extensions, airbrush spray tans, dermaplanning, and specialized facials including advanced chemical peel procedures and advanced machine facials. With two energetic, happy, young sons, Hailey is a leader at The Salon Professional Academy Dallas as an Esthetics Instructor and continue to live out her passion in education in the industry
Janelle Jacobson - Lead Salon Area 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!
Renee Sakala - Educator
I was born in Texas and raised in Staten Island, NY.
I have always wanted to be a stylist-Barbie was my first client and best friend. I had several Barbie’s with different hair styles and colors from markers in the beginning. Are you like me?
I have worked in several salons and had the benefit of guests following me because of my interest in the industry and my passion to keep up to date and trendy. I have done some platform work with several brands and loved the ability to share my knowledge with others, so teaching to the next generation seemed to be the next step. In my heart, I have always wanted to help expand the minds of others in the Beauty Industry. It gives me personal joy to know that I have help someone accomplish their goals and feel better about themselves.
When I am not at work I love to spend time with my family, I love to read, and outdoor activities get a lot of my time.
"Josh of all Trades" there is something for everyone in the beauty industry-you can master at one skill or become well rounded-then if you are daring enough, you can share all you know with the generation of stylists. A positive attitude and some hard work are the keys to everything, and both will take you straight up. When not sharing my knowledge, Josh likes to watch movies and eat his favorite-popcorn-it is a food group, right? Row, his German shepherd and his friends are not far from him at any time!
"I love the Beauty industry because it gives me an outlet to be creative and space for me to work with like minded people. I love the freedom it gives you and the stage for self expression." I want students to see and feel the passion that I have for the industry and hope that they are ignited with the same fire that inspires me to be the best I can be.
I have gained confidence and knowledge of the industry and look forward to sharing it the the student at The Salon Professional Academy.
Erica began her career as a cosmetologist and salon owner working behind the chair. A little different swing and she went into the medical field where her care for people and love of education was the catalyst for her to become as educator-not just any educator but now her focus is skin care. "There is no better feeling than to see someone look in the mirror and smile because they feel beautiful."
when she is not teaching, her family is a priority! Two grown sons, their wives and those 3 precious grands will become a topic of conversation quickly!
L A Thomas
As a life long learner, L A has returned to TSPA to share her experience and knowledge in the beauty industry. Being a graduate of the Academy in 2008, L A has had the opportunity to learn and practice her craft, most recently she is doing lashes and eyebrow makeovers when not in an education setting.
"I hope students learn professionalism and gain the ability to be solutions oriented in our problem solving industry."
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.
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.
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.