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  • The History of Cosmetology School: A Look Back
    May 30, 2023

    At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), we understand the importance of education and training in the cosmetology industry. As an industry that has been around for centuries, cosmetology’s rich history has shaped how we view beauty today. The Early Days During the 16th century, cosmetology began gaining prominence in France. Women began using complex hairstyles […]

  • What to Expect During Your First Month of Cosmetology School
    May 12, 2023

    As a new cosmetology student, it’s natural to be excited and nervous. You’re about to embark on a journey that will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career you love. At The Salon Professional Academy, we’re dedicated to your success and here to support you throughout your journey. So what can you […]

  • Qualifications to Become a Platform Artist
    May 2, 2023

    Are you considering a career as a platform artist in the beauty industry? Platform artists must have extensive knowledge of current trends and excellent communication skills. Here are some of the qualifications required to become a successful platform artist. Creativity Platform artists need to be able to think outside the box and create unique looks […]

  • What Qualifications Do You Need to Become a Platform Artist?
    April 30, 2023

    Are you considering a career as a platform artist in the beauty industry? Platform artists must have extensive knowledge of current trends and excellent communication skills. Here are some of the qualifications required to become a successful platform artist. Creativity Platform artists need to be able to think outside the box and create unique looks […]

  • The Interview: What to Ask
    March 25, 2023

    It’s impressive that over 3.2 million high school students graduated in 2020 in the US!  Post-graduation can often feel like an overwhelming time in a person’s life, especially if you’re unsure what to do next. One of the most promising careers involves working as a cosmetologist or manicurist at a salon, for instance. Are you […]

  • 2023 Salon Industry Trends For Beauty Bosses
    February 4, 2023

    Transforming your client’s ‘do from drab to fab and watching her gaze in amazement at her reflection afterward is a joy you’ll never get tired of. But that’s not the only reason you’re proud to call yourself a beauty boss. Research shows that the demand for hairstylists in America is slated to jump by 11% […]

  • The Beauty Industry is a Gender Neutral Career Oasis
    January 20, 2023

    The beauty industry has always been an expressive space. However, in recent years, the beauty industry has become more gender-neutral, looking for ways to become more inclusive and welcoming and ensure that people of all gender identities are able to express their unique style. Keep reading to learn more about gender neutrality, how it shows […]

  • Healthy Hair: The Unique Methodology of Prescribing Products
    January 4, 2023

    Do You Want to Be Every Clients Hair Hero or Earn Their $Zero? The best hairstylist does more than just style hair. They are the hair experts that their clients need, with the knowledge that can help a client obtain and maintain healthy hair. You’re the hair hero. As a stylist, you understand the role […]

  • Cosmetology School: Do You Get Paid While Training
    December 20, 2022

    Can I Get Paid During Cosmetology School? Cosmetology school training is a fun, exciting experience for anyone that wants to pursue a career in the beauty and cosmetics industry. While the value of the knowledge you gain in cosmetology school is immense, people often struggle to answer one question: will I earn an income in […]

  • Goals: Becoming a Beauty Entrepreneur
    December 4, 2022

    Goals To Consider if You Want To Become a Beauty Entrepreneur Did you know that there are over 580 million entrepreneurs in the world? Are you thinking about becoming one of them with starting your own salon?  Although an exciting venture, there are things to consider when starting a salon that you need to take […]

  • Finding A Beauty Program That’s Right For You – Admissions is Your Friend
    November 20, 2022

    Few industries are more exciting than the beauty business. That’s because there’s no shortage of new things to learn, you get to work in an energetic environment, help make people look amazing, and earn an impressive income. The key to getting started as a cosmetologist is to find a beauty program that will help you […]

  • The 5 Benefits Of Trade School
    November 4, 2022

    Starting a career can be exciting yet overwhelming. This is especially true when you’re young and trying to decide what to do with your life. Or perhaps you’re tired of your current job and have begun thinking about a change of direction.  There are plenty of options for continuing your education, including going to college […]

  • Fears & Self Doubt: Imposter Syndrome, Overcoming It
    October 20, 2022

      Have you always dreamed of a career in the beauty world? If so, you understand that it takes a lot of talent, passion for making people look their best, and a willingness to work hard. You might experience or need to overcome imposter syndrome. Many people suffer from this mental state, especially when it […]

    October 4, 2022

    Have you always dreamed of owning a salon? Becoming an entrepreneur can be exciting, but it’s a stressful experience. That’s because you are now in charge of making your vision successful. And yet that’s also the part of starting a small business that’s so incredibly exciting. The key is to understand how to build a […]

  • The Importance Of Makeovers: The Magic Behind Them
    September 20, 2022

      Do you invest a lot of time and effort trying to look your best? If so, you’re not alone. After all, most people want to look great, yet this doesn’t usually happen by accident. The key to healthy-looking skin is understanding how to develop a quality makeup routine, which includes makeovers that can help […]

  • Chair Rental vs. Hourly: Which Method of Income Is Right For You?
    September 6, 2022

    The demand for beauty professionals is projected to increase by 19% from 2020 to 2030. As a new graduate, you probably don’t know where to start building your career. The first and most important step in entering the world of hairdressing is to figure out which method of income is suitable for you.  There are […]

  • 4 Tips on Getting Salon Care Services Done at a Beauty School
    August 20, 2022

    4 Reasons For Services For many, going to the salon for some beauty maintenance services is an important part of their self-care routine. Whether you’re getting a haircut or a manicure, you always leave feeling better and more relaxed.   But getting to the salon isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Between scheduling conflicts, difficulty […]

  • Your Buffalo Beauty School Tour Checklist
    August 4, 2022

    You’re ready to take the next big step in a cosmetology career – exploring schools. Beauty school tours are an opportunity that shouldn’t simply be about sightseeing. Let’s go over how to approach these all-important events.  What should I take on my beauty school tour? Come to the tour prepared. You will want to bring: […]

  • 5 Tuition Tips for Hacking Back Tuition Costs
    July 22, 2022

    You’ve been dreaming and planning to attend beauty school. You’re dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s with every ounce of excitement until you realize you have to figure out how to pay for it.  Accredited cosmetology schools can cost anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000+.  You may feel some sticker shock seeing these numbers, but […]

  • 9 Advantages of a Career in Cosmetology
    July 4, 2022

    By 2030, employment in the Cosmetology industry is expected to grow by 19%. Cosmetologists apply beauty treatments that treat hair, skin, and nails. Do you love all things beauty, being creative, and being outside of the standard office environment? If so, Cosmetology school may be right for you. Check out nine advantages to working as a […]

  • Skin Care Therapist: What Is It and How Do I Get Started?
    June 20, 2022

    Did you know that you could take your love for skincare and turn it into a profitable career? In fact, the skincare therapist industry job market is expected to grow at an impressive 29 percent, much faster than average when compared to other job industries. But what does it mean to be a skincare therapist? […]

  • Driving Ambition – Beauty School Student Contests
    June 4, 2022

    Did you know the market size of the hair salon industry is expected to grow by 16.9% in 2022?   If you have been wondering, “Is a cosmetology career right for me?”, this might be the time to look more seriously at beginning your education. Exciting things are happening in the cosmetology world such as contests […]

  • Prepping For Beauty School: Your Guide
    May 24, 2022

    Once you’ve met the minimum requirements to attend beauty school in Buffalo, you might be searching for or wondering how to best prepare mentally for launching your beauty career. Attending beauty school gives you the chance to get the right certifications, but it’s also a chance to meet and interact with industry professionals, be a […]

  • Beauty School Requirements: Everything You Need to Know
    May 4, 2022

    Did you know that the hairstyling and cosmetology industry is growing at 19 percent, which is much faster than other jobs? So if you have ever been interested in applying to beauty school to get the training you need to help people look their best, now is the right time. But what are the beauty […]

  • Hair Colorist: The Lessons Behind the Career
    April 20, 2022

    Steps to Becoming A Professional Hair Colorist Although people have been coloring their hair for thousands of years, modern advancements now allow you to achieve any hair color possible. With so many new and exciting hair coloring products, experts at Technavio expect the global hair color market to grow by 13.75 billion dollars by 2025. […]

  • The Surprising Chemistry Behind Beauty Careers
    April 4, 2022

    Beauty: Not Your Average Chemistry Set According to national statistics, beauty careers are growing fast. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 119,800 new beautician jobs will open in the next year. But some stylists get stuck making low salaries and never manage to progress. How do you make yours the career of your dreams? To set yourself up […]

  • Demand Grows for Trade School Grads
    March 31, 2022

    Is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice? A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future! According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security! Why? The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter […]

  • Everything I Wanted to Know About Becoming A Beauty Boss, I Learned In Beauty School
    March 24, 2022

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job outlook for barbers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists for 2020 to 2030 is 19 percent. This rate is much faster than average job outlooks in other industries. In other words, the beauty industry is thriving! So, if you’ve ever thought about getting started in the beauty industry, the […]

  • Beauty Degree Is There Such A Thing?
    March 11, 2022

    Is there Such a Thing as a Beauty or Cosmetology Degree? The average woman spends more than $3,700 per year on her appearance. Clearly, it’s lucrative to get into the beauty field — and that’s just one reason to consider getting your cosmetology or esthetician’s license. You don’t need a cosmetology degree to pursue a beauty career. Instead, you need […]

  • Self Employed: Best Self Employment Opportunities in the Beauty Industry
    February 27, 2022

    If you have ever considered pursuing a career in the beauty industry, but are unsure if there are enough job opportunities, then this article is for you. Now more than ever is a good time to start your career in beauty. With an annual growth rate of 4.75%, the global beauty industry is expected to top a […]

  • The Best Paying Jobs in the Beauty Industry
    February 3, 2022

    How much can you make in the beauty industry? That’s a great question. And, it’s one that a lot of friends and loved ones ask our students as they pursue beauty industry careers. While we’d like to say your salary will match your work ethic, the truth is certain jobs within the beauty industry are considered high-paid […]

  • Exciting Beauty Careers For Beauty Lovers!
    January 15, 2022

    “Why are you studying to be a hairdresser”? Most of our students have been asked this question by one person or another when they choose to pursue their beauty careers. The truth is, being a hairdresser is a worthwhile profession. It can be a lucrative one, as well. But there’s more to beauty school than […]

  • A Guide to Skincare as a Wellness Career: Everything You Need to Know
    December 20, 2021

    Are you passionate about skincare? You may want to consider pursuing skincare as a wellness career. If you’re considering this path, you’ll want to tune in to today’s article. This is your ultimate guide to attending skincare school and getting a career in the industry. We have a lot to cover, so let’s get going! […]

  • Healthcare Workers Changing Careers to Come into the Beauty Industry
    December 4, 2021

    Wellness Careers: Why Healthcare Workers are Transitioning into the Beauty Industry COVID-19 has changed the way people work in more ways than one. Not only are companies gravitating more toward remote work, but employees are considering changing careers as well. People with a healthcare career are feeling the desire to change more than anyone during […]


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