Busting 5 Big Myths of Online Education

Discover The Reasons

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned education upside down. Every day more schools move some or all of their classes online. Whether it’s called “remote learning,” “distance learning” or “eLearning,” they’re all basically the same thing –  education that takes place via the Internet. Online education can include K-12 education, career education, and college degree programs. But there is a lot of misinformation out there about online education. These are some of the biggest myths about online learning and why they’re wrong:

 

  • Online classes aren’t as good as traditional in-class learning. Studies show that online students perform better on standardized tests. Online students often have more time to complete assignments, which means that online education programs are often more effective than traditional learning. 
  • Employers don’t respect online degrees. Fake news. Now that even Ivy League universities offer courses and even whole degrees online, employers can no longer deny that online education can be just as good as traditional degrees. Most employers now don’t care where you earned your education. They just want you to have the skills needed for the job. In many cases, your degree or certificate won’t even indicate whether you earned your degree online or not. 
  • You have to be a genius to manage the technology. Completely false. New technology makes online learning very user-friendly. Often, you can even participate in online classes right on your cell phone! Schools offer training guides and other resources to make your learning process as easy as possible, no matter what Learning Management System (LMS) the school uses. 
  • Online courses are easier. Another total myth. Schools have reputations to uphold. This means their online courses have the same course goals, the same curriculum, and often the same instructors as traditional courses. In fact, some people find online education can be more challenging because a student might need more self-motivation, but the flexibility of online education makes up for that. 
  • Students in online classes don’t get enough attention from faculty. Untrue. From emails and telephone calls to private Zoom meetings, online education offers more ways for students to interact directly with instructors than traditional classes. Education expert Dr. Lisa Collins explains this, “When you teach in a traditional classroom, you need to worry about every student in that class during that specific time period when you have all of them together. In the online environment…You can dedicate your attention to a specific student.”

In short, it seems that nearly everything people believe about online education is wrong!  

So, if you want to start a new career, or learn a new trade, don’t let misinformation hold you back from starting your new online education today!

Why Not Try Beauty School During Your Gap Year?

Why Not Try Beauty School During Your Gap Year?

Many people had never heard of a gap year when Malia Obama, eldest daughter of former President Barack Obama, took one after high school to travel, volunteer, and complete an internship. A “gap year” is a break between high school and other forms of education, and it’s increasingly popular as today’s students make more careful choices about their futures.

This is even more true now that the COVID-19 pandemic has made many students reconsider moving into a dormitory at a traditional college. Alternative plans such as beauty school have emerged as practical and productive options for education after high school, when college students take an intentional gap year, or when changing careers.

Why is beauty school a popular gap year choice?

  • Save money: College costs have increased more than 25% in the past decade. Beauty schools are far less expensive.  Students may qualify for financial aid, the education takes less time than college, and students finish with skills that can lead to employment!
  • Freedom of Choice: Beauty school certificates come in many fields: you can earn one in barbering, cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, and more!
  • Build Your Resume: Beauty school helps you gain the professional experience that employers want in your trade and in customer service through required practice hours.

A gap year spent learning a trade at beauty school can be both productive and profitable!

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Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist

 

What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you always doing someone’s hair color in your head? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school!

The good news is that just about anyone can get into a cosmetology school.

Here’s the scoop on cosmetology school requirements what you need to do to get into cosmetology school, and the classes you’ll need to take to become a salon ready Redken cosmetologist:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D: Cosmetology schools require a basic education to get in and you must have either a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: Cosmetology schools admit people of all ages and backgrounds. However, the state of New York requires our students to be 18 years of age. It’s the diploma’s or G.E.D.’s that future stylists need to have in order to get into cosmetology. 
  • Basic English skills: All kinds of people enroll in classes, but courses at TSPA are taught in English. The ability to follow along in basic English will help you do well.
  • Pass basic classes: To get your certificate or degree, you’ll take fun courses on haircutting and styling, skin care, make-up application, and more.
  • A passion for the job: If you love to style your friends and help others discover their own beauty, you’ll love your cosmetology courses!

With cosmetology programs available near you and online, you can get started on your new career today! Contact Carolyn in admissions. Get started now, book a live or virtual tour. Don’t Forget To Ask About The $15,000 Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships That Can Help You Graduate Debt Free!

 


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Support Our Dedicated Team and Local WNY Health Care Providers

 

Let’s help a local WNY health care provider!

We’re excited to announce a gift card promotion that will support both our dedicated students when we reopen and our amazing local health care community.

For the next two weeks, for every $50 Gift Card that is purchased online, we will donate a haircut to a local WNY health care provider.

Thank you for your continued support. Please stay safe.

– Peggy Grenauer & The Salon Professional Academy Buffalo Team

Click here to buy your gift card online!

*Now through April 16, 2020

Beautiful Nail Art

We can’t get enough of the nail looks our students have been so busy creating!

They create the most gorgeous nail art designs – flowers, hearts, & more  – you name it, and our students have probably created it!

We can’t wait for you to see some of our favorite looks! 😍 💅

Want to learn more about our Nail Technology Program??

Give us a call at 716-243-3311 or click here to learn more!

MUD Smoky Eye Workshop

The Salon Professional Academy will be holding a MUD Smoky Eye Workshop on Saturday, March 26th from 12-3:30pm! This exciting workshop will focus on technical application of smoky eyes using layering and blending of eye colors to create a classic smoky eye look in 15 minutes. Participants will gain application knowledge by watching a live, one hour demonstration; then will participate in a 30 minute break and product focus where they can shop the MUD retail and also get the chance to purchase a Classic Smoky Eye kit for a special workshop price of $39.00 (retail value $75.) Following the product focus, students will practice technical application through a two hour hands on session.

Products and brushes are not provided for the hands on portion of the workshop, and participants are encouraged to purchase products in the product focus or bring their own make up and brushes.

You will not want to miss the chance to perfect your smoky eye skills and take your make up application to the next level! Spots are filling up fast, to reserve your seat for this workshop, call The Salon Professional Academy front desk at 716-833-8772. We can’t wait to see the beautiful looks you create!

 

Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon Sept 27th

On September 27th, Trim Hunger hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Records’ existing record for the most people cutting hair at the same time when over 20 Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thons will be held simultaneously at The Salon Professional Academies (TSPAs) across the nation. Additionally, a wide variety of events and fund-raisers will take place at individual participating TSPA franchise locations. To learn more about Trim Hunger, visit www.TrimHunger.com

In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Redken 5th Avenue NYC in collaboration with The Salon Professional Academy, will host the Trim Hunger™ Cut-A-Thon at the Redken Exchange in NYC on Thursday, September 10th from 10am– 3:30 pm to benefit City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

Top Redken stylists will be giving haircuts, blowouts and braids for a minimum donation of $25. Much like the way color specific ribbons are worn in support of causes, painting your thumbnail has taken on the same social identity. Essie, also a sponsor of the event, will be offering “orange thumbie” manicures in their Trim Hunger “Roarrrrange” shade as a symbol of support in the fight against hunger.

Trim Hunger is the most recent non-profit endeavor of Redken stylist Josif Wittnik, owner of Salon CTI and Day Spa and The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Following a local project to help feed families in need in his community, Josif developed Trim Hunger to raise awareness for the cause and feed the hungry on a national level.

“It costs City Harvest just 25 cents to rescue and deliver one pound of food in New York City, and with more than 2.6 million New Yorkers struggling to afford food for themselves and their families, a little bit goes a long way,” says Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken US. “Redken’s Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon will bring together both stylists and members of the community to help make an immediate impact on the fight against hunger in New York City.”

Summer 2015 Open House!

 

Join us on June 25th and see our students in action as they demonstrate the latest techniques in Cosmetology, Esthetics, and Nail Technology. You will also have the chance to speak to our educators whose passion for the beauty industry will help you see your future career as a reality.

The Summer 2015 Open House will be held from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. RSVP to secure your spot during the time slot that works best for you!

The Salon Professional Academy is located at 2309 Eggert Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150. Call us at 716-833-8772 with any questions.

They beauty world moves fast – don’t wait until Fall to get started on the path of a life changing career. Make this summer one to remember and start your journey with The Salon Professional Academy today!

We can’t wait to see you on the 25th!

 

TSPA Buffalo Clear Start Event!

clear start 4.16.15The Salon Professional Academy will be hosting a Clear Start Event on Thursday, April 23rd from 1-9pm! Our Esthetics students will be showcasing their technique, as well as demonstrating the powerful effects of Dermalogica products. If you struggle with blemishes, acne, or signs of aging skin, this event is for you!

Each guest will receive a complimentary micro-zone treatment with purchase of a Dermalogica Age Smart or Clear Start kit.

Refreshments will be provided and guests will be given the opportunity to win exciting door prizes!

RSVP for the event by calling 716-833-8772.

The Salon Professional Academy is located at 2309 Eggert Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150

We’ll see you on April 23rd!