Jessica Peaple – Director of Admissions, Leadership Team
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 13 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, Leadership Team
Leader of the Green Team, Janelle 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!
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.