Guest Services Available Beginning June 30th!

 

To keep you, our students, and our team members safe, guests must:

  • wear a mask to enter and remain in The Academy
    • no one will be permitted to enter the building without a mask
      • masks will be available for purchase if someone forgets one
  • have her/his temperature taken (non-contact thermometer) before moving out of the lobby
    • temperature must register less than 100.4⁰ to remain in the building
    • anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days
      • symptoms include but are not limited to: fever / chills, cough, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle / body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
      • anyone who has become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms must notify Jennifer Killeen, Operations Director via email at jkilleen@tspacollegeville.com immediately
  • immediately proceed to the nail area sink to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before moving anywhere else in the building
  • follow all directional arrows and social distancing guidelines
  • call for an appointment (no walk-in appointments are allowed)
    • remain in your car or outside until you are called to say that your student is ready for you
    • do not bring additional people with you as no one may wait in the lobby
      • we will still perform services on minors but they must be able to be in The Academy without a parent present (parents must wait in their car or immediately outside to be available if an issue arises)
    • no one may wait in the lobby
  • bring only a wallet, phone, keys and, if desired, book or magazine
    • please leave all other unnecessary items at home or in your car
    • all print materials like magazines have been removed from The Academy
  • sign a waiver attesting to being COVID-19 free and having no contact with anyone who has exhibited COVID-19 symptom
  • pay an additional $1.50 per visit for COVID-19 related costs

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult time! We truly appreciate your support of our students and we look forward to seeing you!

Health & Safety Plan

Health & Safety Plan:  Our Strategies for Resuming In-Person Instruction

  • The Salon Professional Academy has adopted the recommended policies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, and the CDC regarding mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor their sites for updated guidance and, when necessary, reach out to the appropriate authority for clarity.
  • The Salon Professional Academy will resume in-person instruction on June 15, 2020. Social distancing, masks, temperature checks, and modifications regarding certain processes will be observed during the yellow phase of COVID-19. In addition to the notes below titled “Students Must”, modifications include but are not limited to:
    • faucets changed to touchless (coming soon)
    • soap dispensers changed to touchless
    • handles on bathroom doors to allow opening without the use of hands
    • water fountains will be temporarily closed
    • directional arrows in hallways to assist with social distancing
    • posters installed with information on stopping the spread, wearing masks, etc to increase awareness and knowledge while reducing stigma around COVID-19
    • biometric timeclock will be temporarily closed and attendance will be recorded manually
    • stanchion and rope to limit touching of retail
    • sneeze guard at register when guests return to The Academy
      • guests will not return to The Academy until the governor places us in the green phase
      • see “Guests Must” for other guidelines guests must follow
    • disinfectant bottles were purchased for each station, classrooms, etc and will be assigned as such providing easy access for every area in the building
    • all magazines are removed from the lobby
  • The Salon Professional Academy will monitor the health conditions on our campus regularly by observing all for symptoms and taking temperatures before anyone enters the building and we will mitigate and contain the spread of the virus by taking the following precautions:
    • The symptoms that are representative of COVID-19 are: fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, sore throat, and new loss of smell or taste.
    • If a team member/student displays any of the symptoms of COVID-19, prior to entering The Academy:
      • Team members/students will not be allowed to enter The Academy.
      • Team members/students will need to be free of symptoms for 14 days before entering The Academy.
      • Team members/students will need to test negative from COVID-19 before entering The Academy.
    • If a team member/student starts displaying symptoms of COVID-19 while in The Academy:
      • Team members’/students’ temperatures will be taken (anything above 100.4 will be considered a fever).
      • Team members/students who display symptoms will need to leave The Academy immediately and self-isolate (separate themselves from others).
      • Team members/students should notify a healthcare facility promptly and follow the guidance of the healthcare provider.
      • Team members/students will need to test negative from COVID-19 before entering The Academy.
    • If The Academy is informed a team member/student has tested positive for COVID-19:
      • The Academy will contact local health authorities about the team member/student’s illness and follow the recommended protocols.
      • The Academy will work with the health authority to collaborate the steps that need to be taken to inform others who may have been exposed.
      • The Academy will take every precaution to protect the team member/student’s health information and maintain her/his privacy.
      • The Academy will close off areas used by the person who is sick. If the infected person was throughout, The Academy will close for 24 hours to fulfill proper cleaning/sanitizing of the building.
  • Team members and students will be informed of any changes to The Academy’s procedures or polices either through announcements in the building, emails, or text messages. The public can find any applicable announcements on our website and social media platforms. The Academy will make all announcements in a timely manner to keep everyone abreast of changing situations and to keep everyone healthy.
    • Any comments or concerns can be directed via email to Jennifer Killeen, Operations Director, at jkilleen@tspacollegeville.com
    • Students should make every effort to make sure her/his phone number, email, and mailing address are updated

Students must:

  • wear a mask to enter and remain in The Academy
    • masks can be any color
    • masks must go around your ears and not your entire head
    • no one will be permitted to enter the building without a mask
      • masks will be available for purchase if someone forgets one
  • have her/his temperature taken (non-contact thermometer) before moving out of the lobby
    • temperature must register less than 100.4⁰ to remain in the building
    • anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days
      • symptoms include but are not limited to: fever / chills, cough, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle / body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
      • anyone who has become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms must notify Jennifer Killeen, Operations Director via email at jkilleen@tspacollegeville.com immediately
  • immediately proceed to the nail area sink to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before moving anywhere else in the building
  • follow all directional arrows and social distancing guidelines
  • leave all personal items at home or in your car
    • other than kit items and necessary school items (notebook, pens, etc) you may bring a wallet, keys, and phone into the building
    • all items brought into the school must be kept in your locker
    • lunches may be placed in the refrigerator but the breakroom will be closed so plan to eat outside or in your car

Team Members must:

  • wear a mask to enter and remain in The Academy
    • no one will be permitted to enter the building without a mask
      • masks will be available for purchase if someone forgets one
  • have her/his temperature taken (non-contact thermometer) before moving out of the lobby
    • temperature must register less than 100.4⁰ to remain in the building
    • anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days
      • symptoms include but are not limited to: fever / chills, cough, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle / body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
      • anyone who has become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms must notify Jennifer Killeen, Operations Director via email at jkilleen@tspacollegeville.com immediately
  • immediately proceed to the nail area sink to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before moving anywhere else in the building
  • follow all directional arrows and social distancing guidelines
  • leave all personal items at home or in your car
    • other than items necessary for the daily lesson, you may bring a wallet, keys, and phone into the building
    • all items brought into the school must be kept in the Educator’s Office

Guests must (when we are allowed to open for guest services):

  • wear a mask to enter and remain in The Academy
    • no one will be permitted to enter the building without a mask
      • masks will be available for purchase if someone forgets one
  • have her/his temperature taken (non-contact thermometer) before moving out of the lobby
    • temperature must register less than 100.4⁰ to remain in the building
    • anyone having symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days
      • symptoms include but are not limited to: fever / chills, cough, shortness of breath / difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle / body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
      • anyone who has become sick with COVID-19 symptoms, tests positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms must notify Jennifer Killeen, Operations Director via email at jkilleen@tspacollegeville.com immediately
  • immediately proceed to the nail area sink to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before moving anywhere else in the building
  • follow all directional arrows and social distancing guidelines
  • call for an appointment (no walk-in appointments are allowed)
    • remain in your car or outside until you are called to say that your student is ready for you
    • do not bring additional people with you as no one may wait in the lobby
      • we will still perform services on minors but they must be able to be in The Academy without a parent present (parents must wait in their car or immediately outside to be available if an issue arises)
    • no one may wait in the lobby
  • bring only a wallet, phone, keys and, if desired, book or magazine
    • please leave all other unnecessary items at home or in your car
    • all print materials like magazines have been removed from The Academy
  • sign a waiver attesting to being COVID-19 free and having no contact with anyone who has exhibited COVID-19 symptom
  • pay an additional $1.50 per visit for COVID-19 related costs

Covid-19 Info

UPDATE: Reopening for Students!

I’m rethinking my previous post… maybe 13 is actually a lucky number and I don’t need to be superstitious at all! Our doors have been shuttered for 13 weeks but we are very excited to report that we will be reopening for students on Monday, June 15th! We still do not know when we will be permitted by the governor to open for guest services but we are thrilled that we will be seeing our students next week. Please see our separate post for our Health and Safety Plan.

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I’ve never considered myself a superstitious person but then Friday the 13th happened! On Friday, March 13th, Governor Wolf closed our school because we were in the epicenter of Pennsylvania’s pandemic outbreak… Montgomery County. At the time it was supposed to be a two-week closure. We are now in week 12!

What we have been up to….

  • The physical building has been closed during the stay-at-home-order so we changed the phone message to ask everyone not to leave messages but to contact us through our website or to email admissions@tspacollegeville.com.
  • The Pennsylvania Board of Cosmetology made an emergency change to their rules to allow us to provide temporary distance learning to our students shortly after we were closed.
  • We began online learning on March 31st. Our educators and students did a remarkable job at adapting! We have even had some new students start during this time and we have had a few graduations!
  • Interested in a tour? We have a virtual tour prepared to show you around our beautiful academy! You do not have to put your dreams on hold during this time! You can tour, enroll and start classes while we wait for the building to reopen! Simply email us at admissions@tspacollegeville.com or text us at 610-557-3790 to get started!
  • When we reopen, we will be following recommendations from the CDC, Pennsylvania and our franchise in order to keep students, staff, and guests safe and comfortable. Watch the website for the new guidelines as that time approaches.
  • We are not scheduling appointments now because we still have no idea when we are going to be able to have anyone in the building. We will update the website and social media to let you know when we will be available to start manning the phones and we will do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible!

We miss being with our students in the building and we miss our guests! While we are doing our best, it is not the same and we can’t wait to be together again!

We hope you are safe and healthy! Thank you for the continued support!

Jennifer Killeen

Co-Owner & Director of Operations

Esthetic Program is on fire!

Our 300 hours Esthetics certification course is quickly taking The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville by storm! With a heavy interest in both the salon and the training program, we are not only seeing our students excel, but are seeing a huge surge in our spa services!

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In fact, the growth in this program at our school we have had to open up our student spa to hold a daily capacity! This means that you can get spa services from our supervised students five days a week. With affordable prices on high-quality services, this is definitely something you don’t want to miss out on.

If you are interested in our Esthetics Program or want to spend a day being pampered in our student salon training area* give us a call. We would be happy to get you on the road to a beautiful future, no matter which path you take.

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

Redken School to Open in Collegeville

Exciting things are coming in 2016!

The beauty school franchise, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), will be opening a new location on West Main Street in Collegeville, PA at the end of 2016.

TSPA Collegeville will be an ultra-modern training facility providing students with skills beyond what they do behind the chair; skills that prepare them for a professional, successful career in the beauty industry. The Collegeville academy will offer Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics and Teacher programs. TSPA schools offer affordable education options; providing students access to scholarships and grants to invest in their professional development.

Over a decade ago, The Salon Professional Academy joined forces with Redken 5th Avenue NYC to develop a beauty education system 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.

Pat Parenty, President, Professional Products Division for L’Oréal USA (parent company of Redken) said, “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 students with a complete cosmetology experience and prepares them for a great career in this industry.”