In the Buff

JOIN US AT TSPA Collegeville FOR SUMMER IN THE BUFF!

Pick up some cool summer gear and support a great cause. From June 1st to August 1st we will be selling a fun and versatile summer stretchy scarf or “buff” for $5! All proceeds will go to the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry!

HAVE FUN IN THE BUFF AND MAYBE WIN A GREAT PRIZE TOO!

TSPA Collegeville is running a fun contest with a fabulous prize! Win a spa day! (TSPA facial, color service and nail services)
Simply follow the steps below:

• Purchase a “Buff” at TSPA Collegeville
• Take a fun, creative selfie of you wearing the buff. (keep the images appropriate please)
• Post it to your Instagram account using these two hashtags: #tspainthebuff & #tspacollegeville
• Post your picture by August 1st
• Check back with the school, our social media accounts, and/or website to see if you won and to claim your prize by August 10th

CONTEST DETAILS: Employees, currently enrolled students, and direct account contacts from vendors/companies affiliated with the school are ineligible to win the grand prize.  All posts need to be of an appropriate nature. Lewd, profane, discriminatory, or inappropriate posts will be disqualified.  Winner must claim prize by September 1st, 2019 or it will be awarded to the next selected post winner.  Contact this school with any additional questions you may have.  The use of the word “buff” is a play on words as well as the colloquial, generic term for a stretchy, tubular-sewn scarf and not meant to imply the product being sold for charity is the trademark brand BUFF®. 

What to Expect on a Beauty School Tour

You’ve decided you want to pursue an education in beauty. Congratulations! Now that you know you’re interested, the first step is to schedule a tour with us at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Collegeville. The tour can be a key part of the process, as you get to meet staff at the school, see the campus, watch students at work, and ask any questions you might have.

What Can I Expect on the Tour?

When you first visit us, bring a parent, friend, or another family member with you. This is a big move for your future, and it’s good to have a support system. After arriving, you’ll meet with a staff member who will serve as your tour guide. On the tour, you’ll get to see classrooms, break rooms, manicure/pedicure rooms, and more. You’ll be introduced to more members of school’s staff and also see students in the classroom or working in the student salon training area. Some students might even be working on actual clients.

What Questions Should I Ask?

During the tour, you’re going to receive a lot of information. It’s likely that you’ll have a lot of questions as a result of this. Now is the perfect time to ask all your questions so you can feel clear and confident in your decision to attend our school.

Good questions to ask during your tour are:

  • Is the school accredited?
  • How much does the program cost?
  • Do you offer forms of financial assistance?
  • How long does the program take to complete?
  • What skills and techniques will I learn?
  • What equipment do I need?
  • Who will be teaching me?
  • How is the program structured?
  • Will I be able to practice on models and other students?
  • Can you help me find work after graduation?

Make It an Interview

The tour is a great time for you to learn about us, but it’s also an excellent opportunity for us to learn about you. As you would with any job interview, you should dress to impress, arrive on time, and pay attention throughout the tour. Another tip is to remember to just be yourself. If you’re passionate about a career in cosmetology, esthetics, or nail tech, it will show through during the tour. We want to admit passionate, dedicated students to TSPA Collegeville, so make sure to let your personality shine through!

Schedule Your Tour Now

Ready to get started on the path to becoming a cosmetologist, esthetician, or nail technician? Schedule your tour with TSPA Collegeville today. You can also call us with any other questions before scheduling a tour.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit http://www.tspacollegeville.com/

Images shown are not of TSPA Collegeville. Although environments depicted are similar to those at TSPA Collegeville they are direct representations.

5 Ways to Make Prom the Most Memorable Night Ever!

It’s never too early to start creating your dream prom look! Getting it right might feel overwhelming, but with the right amount of planning, you won’t be scrambling to find a great look the night before. The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville, has created your guide to a perfect prom look. Use these five items to make the night something to remember!

Need a little more help? Check out our awesome Prom checklist! You don’t want to leave anything out this Prom, and this list can help you do just that!

  1. The Dream Dress

    Because the dress will determine how you style your hair and what shoes you wear, it’s important that you find your perfect gown first! There isn’t one dress that is perfect for everyone, so you get to decide what’s best for you! Whether the dress is a two piece, a cut out, flowy, or short and sparkly, there are plenty of options to make you feel extra special on prom night. Check out our favorite local dress shop, Dress Code! They have a variety of prom dresses that are unique and affordable.

  2. All That Glitters is Gold… Heels

    The right pair of shoes is a game changer! You can’t dance the night away if your feet are tired and sore, so pick shoes that fit. You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style. High heels are fun, but a cute pair of flats is also an option! Choose a pair that fits your style and wear them with pride as you walk down the promenade!

  3. The Magical Makeup

    At TSPA Collegeville, we know how magical makeup is when creating a special look. Below are three looks that are spellbinding!

  4. Hair

    Whether you want your hair up, down, or somewhere inbetween, let TSPA Collegeville help you create your prom look! Hair can be a hassle, give yourself a break and let us help you on your special night.

  5. Add Accessories!

    Charming Charlie's Jewelry

    The right accessories help add a touch of sparkle to any look. Our advice: don’t go crazy! If accessories aren’t really your thing, that’s totally okay! You can still have a perfect look that has some bling with your dress or shoes. But for those of you who like some glitter, we recommend checking out Charming Charlie’s. They have beautiful accessories that pair well with prom dresses.

If you’re like us, you know how important it is to look your best on your special night. If you are feeling overwhelmed, or just need something to guide you, check out our awesome Prom Checklist! It will help you create the best experience, from tiara to scrappy shoes!

TSPA-Collegeville-Prom-Checklist-Feb2018

 

Need more help? Let us help you feel amazing on your prom night by coming into our salon. We can help you find the perfect hairstyle and makeup look for your prom night! *Book an appointment today!

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

5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for Your Valentine’s Day Date

Valentine’s is upon us and if you are dreaming of the perfect night, but feel overwhelmed on how to get there, we can help! The students at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville are ready to welcome you to our student salon training area and help you feel your best.

Are you ready to look like a million bucks this Valentine’s Day? Here are the top 5 things to help you sparkle.

Get a Facial

Woman with chocolate facemask

Fresh, beautiful skin is one of the first things your date will notice about you. It’s that glow that helps to make your eyes sparkle, after all, and getting that look can take work. Consider getting a cleansing facial in our student salon training area and give yourself a lift that will help you glow inside and out.

Create Smooth Skin

Woman getting legs waxed

Let that glow shine by complementing your look with smooth skin throughout. You can look your best no matter your outfit by getting a wax and scrub on areas such as your legs, and yes, even your chin!

Pamper Your Nails

Woman with beautiful mani and pedi

Create a complete look by getting a mani/pedi service a few days before the big day. Not only will the pampering help you to get some much needed “you” time, but getting a clean design and a fresh coat of polish on your nails can easily help to tie everything together.

Help that dress stand out with the perfect manicure in our student salon training area. Bring a picture of your outfit to your appointment and we can help you find the perfect color combination.

Deep Condition

man getting hair washed at salon

Has your hair been feeling a little bit haggard lately? If frizz and dry brittle hair is making your daily routine a stressful experience, consider getting a deep conditioning treatment and breathe new life into your hair.

This little bit of pampering can make a huge difference, and help you to look your very best day of.

Trim and Freshen Your Locks

woman getting her hair trimmed

After you have given some lift to your locks, give them an extra oomph with a new cut and style. Even if you aren’t ready to take the plunge with a whole new do, giving yourself a trim can help your hair look it’s best. Plus, the love and care you will give you locks will help any style really stand out.

Get ready to turn heads… or just one.

Create your perfect look and make some sizzle this Valentine’s Day.

At The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville we are ready to help you perfect your look. We invite you to visit our student salon training area to complete your look. Want to make a day of it? Invite your friends and create a mini spa day you won’t forget.

Schedule your visit today!

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

A Beautiful New Year: Beauty School 2018

With every new year comes resolutions. While a few on your list might be centered around new exercise regimens or recycling, they don’t all have to be your run-of-the-mill goals.

New Year’s resolutions are about improvement, and that can include an improvement to your education. Invest in yourself and your future with a beauty school education! Here are a few reasons why you should consider starting a cosmetology, esthetics, or nail technology program at the start of the new year.

Because There’s No Better Time Than Now

woman with clock

It’s easy to put things off, and it eventually becomes a habit. Don’t let your dreams be put off by “maybes” and “it doesn’t feel like the right time” the right time is now! Here at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville, we are here to help you see the future and map it out. We can sit down with you and take a look at your schedule, and see how we can make education a reality this new year.

Because You Can Plan for Your Future

New year check off list

Believe it or not, you can plan for your future. You don’t have to juggle all of life’s lemons at random. Be prepared! We know what you’re thinking, “It’s hard to fit education into life as an adult!”. You should know that beauty school isn’t like traditional college degree programs. You shouldn’t expect to spend four years in boring classrooms and lecture halls.

Here is how long you might expect to be in a program at TSPA Collegeville:

Cosmetology:

Full Time = 40 Weeks

Half-Time = 76 Weeks

Nail Technology:

Full Time = 6.75 Weeks

Half-Time = 12.75 Weeks

Esthetics:

Full Time = 10.25 Weeks

Half-Time = 19 Weeks

Because Creativity Knows No Bounds (or Timeframes!)

Woman doing hair

You don’t have to settle for a boring nine to five job. Take the leap! Pursue your passion, let your creativity take hold, and get ready to love what you do! If the beauty industry is truly where your dreams lie, there’s no better way than to chase your dreams than beauty school in the new year.

Speaking of no boundaries, don’t let age, schedule, or financial state deter you from going after what you want in life. We have students from many walks of life! We are dedicated to each of our students, no matter their journey. There’s nothing that we love to do more than to help aspiring beauty pros conquer their roadblocks and strive for success, that’s why we offer financial assistance, such as scholarships, to those who qualify and half-time and full-time programs.

Because We’re Here to Help

From all of us here at TSPA Collegeville, we wish you a Happy New Year, and we hope that you’re inspired to get started on your dreams. Contact us today to find out more about how to plan your future, inspire yourself, and get moving!

Take our quiz to find out if you’re a match for cosmetology!

Beauty School Adventure Quiz

Learn more about our nail technology program!

Collegeville Nail tech

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspacollegeville.com

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Scholarship qualification and application processes vary, not all will qualify. Contact us today to speak to a financial aid administrator for more information.

New Year’s Bling! Our Favorite Glitziest Looks for the New Year.

The new year is almost here, bringing with it a fresh start and a whole new year full of endless possibility. A blank slate, so to speak.

Now is the time to make your goals and resolutions, and to plan to make the new year the best that it can be. After all, the coming year is yours to do with as you will. Why not start the new year off with a look that screams of all the potential and beauty you hope for?

Give everyone a sneak peek into the amazing year ahead of you, and make a statement with your New Year’s look. Are you ready to stand out?

Here are some amazing looks that will do more than help you stand out, they will make you glow.

Be Bold.

You have heard of the little black dress now take that to the next level with this amazing combo that is equal parts sparkle, equal parts shimmer.

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Catch Their Eye

A bold colored cat eye paired with some intense sparkle makes this look one you can’t ignore. Add some under eye glitter to make this makeup pop this New Year’s.

Sparkle in Stereo

Nothing is going to turn heads like matching that perfect glitter piece with more glitter! While this look is amazing year round, no time of the year is going to embrace the glow like New Year’s.

Little Stars

If you are looking for the perfect little accessory to help create pops of color in your hair, or on your clothes, then these little clips might be just the thing you need.

Step in Style

When creating the perfect look, you don’t want to forget your feet! These amazing glittery heels are going to turn heads with every step.

Glitter Everywhere

Of course, there is more to accent than just yourself. If you are hosting a gathering this year, here is some bling that people will be talking about for weeks to come.

Are you ready to shimmer this New Year’s?

From everyone here at The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville we hope you have a great holiday and New Year’s, full of all the sparkle and hope that you image.

2018 is your year! Let’s make it a good one!

TSPA Collegeville – 2017 SPEC Rising Star Winner!

As a member of the Salon Professional Education Company(SPEC) family we are part of a network of schools that work to achieve a higher standard. Within that network are over forty beauty schools all with the same goal: to build the next generation of beauty professional. To help us achieve this goal, the SPEC network holds an annual conference full of trainings, announcements, and awards.

We are proud to announce that this year The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville was awarded the Rising Star Award.

Honoring schools who have met or exceeded expectation in their inaugural year, the Rising Star Award is given to one school who has set a high standard and found success.

As the 2017 award winners, TSPA Collegeville has done just that.

Roseann and Jennifer from TSPA Collegeville accepting award

Turning Obstacles Into Successes

One of the many qualities of a successful TSPA franchise school is the ability to take trials and rise above them, turning them into successes. By taking advantage of many of the available systems and service partnerships that SPEC provides to their schools, TSPA Collegeville found that success. Focusing on mastering enrollment and student relation skills, they have shown a great dedication to their students education and to their future successes.

In addition to taking advantage of the systems and services the SPEC network offers, the owners of TSPA Collegeville focused on developing healthy networking relationships with local businesses and salons. This not only helps them to deliver an education in line with today’s industry, but assist their graduates to find placements shortly after licensing.

Staying Student Focused

Roseann and Jennifer accepting award

Due partly to their dedication to growth and education, the educators and owners at TSPA Collegeville have built a school that is focused on the students, their success and on their future.

This dedication has led them to enroll an amazing 52 students in their first year. Not only that but they added additional programs to help support students in building a well-rounded career. By adding programs like Esthetics and Nail Technology they have been able to give their students the ability to build an impressive portfolio.

Going beyond the programs they offer, their commitment is also seen in the educators they hire and the trainings they participate in. Giving their students access to accomplished professionals that not only support the students in their education, but support each other in their careers, is one of the cornerstones of an education at TSPA Collegeville.

Jenn and Roseann, the owners of TSPA Collegeville, know the importance of these relationships and that the support you find in your beauty school experience goes beyond school. After all, when you enroll at TSPA Collegeville you are more than a student, you are family. It is that philosophy that has helped them to grow what their school is today and can help them to continue to exceed expectations.

These accomplishments are great and we are so honored to be recognized for all the work we have done for our students this year.

At TSPA Collegeville we are excited for all of our students, and eager to discover all of the amazing things that are in store.

Are you ready to pursue your future in beauty and are looking for a school that could not only help you build the skills you need, but support you into a future you can be proud of? Schedule a tour at The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville and meet the staff that is as excited for your future as you are. We would love the opportunity to show you how support and skills can help you reach the stars!

Your Career in Beauty. A Look at the Holidays.

The holiday season can be a stress-filled blunder with family and work and activities pulling you a million directions. In fact, at jobs you may have held previously, you might have had to sacrifice time with your family in favor of a job that saw you working late on Christmas Eve or through your favorite Hanukkah party.

That doesn’t have to be the case.

With a career in beauty the chances are high that you won’t find yourself pulled between responsibilities and holiday merriment. In fact, working through the holidays in a beauty-based career could very well be one of best few months of your working year.

Here are Five Great Reasons The Holidays in The Beauty Industry Are The Best!

  1. Say Hello To New Clients!

    man standing behind chair in salon

    While you are sure to see a lot of your regulars through this busy season, the amount of drop-ins or first-time clients could possibly increase dramatically. With so many family and office parties, everyone wants to look their best and a stop to spa or salon is the best place to do that!

    Plus, with so many fresh new faces in your chair this gives you the opportunity to give them a great service, and turn that one time drop-in into a regular client.

  2. A Relaxing Boost

    man getting hair washed at salon

    Face it, the holidays are stressful. All those family and work events we mentioned above can really take their toll and strip the happy out of holidays.

    Whether your guest be a regular or drop-in, the holidays are a great time to show your concierge skills and give them time for themselves that will not only help soothe the stress away, but leave them looking like a million bucks!

  3. The Busiest Time of Year

     

    poll on hairbrained According to a recent poll on hairbrained over 70% of salon owners and stylists reported that the winter holidays are easily their busiest time of year.

    While so much work can seem overwhelming to some, the client building opportunities combined with the increase in work and tips make this season one of the most worthwhile.

  4. Don’t Work on The Holiday

    family at Christmas

    The days of dealing with the return counter in retail are gone. While the weeks leading up to the holidays may be some of the busiest of the year, the day of can be a blissfully peaceful experience with your friends and family.

    Take a breath and enjoy the day with a yuletide fire, some wassail and your favorite movie. You deserve the break, and being able to take off many major holidays can be one of the greatest rewards of working in this industry.

  5. The Spirit of Giving

    The holidays are known for the charity and giving back that enraptures so many. In fact, you and your salon could contribute by holding a food drive, or sponsoring a local family in a secret santa program.

    You can also leave each client with a little gift as they leave, brightening their spirit as they do yours.

The Holiday’s are truly a magical time of year, and the career you find yourself in can impact that greatly.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in beauty, discover how the cosmetology and esthetics programs at The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville can help you reach your dreams and make your future full of beauty and joy.

From everyone here at The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville we wish you a joyful holiday season, full of magic, family, and relaxation.

Cat? Ghost? Which Halloween Spirit Animal Speaks to You?

The leaves are turning colors, the wind is growing crisper, and Halloween is coming closer. As that most haunted of nights approaches, and things begin to go bump in the night, we want you to be ready for whatever might be waiting in shadows.

Get ready for Halloween and find out which spooky Halloween creature is your spirit animal.

What Halloween Monster is your Spirit Animal?

Are you ready for a night of haunts? If you need help with makeup or hair, reach out to our student salon training area* and see what we can do to help you complete your Halloween look.

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

Nail Technology? Here is All You Need to Know About Collegeville’s Program.

You have been here before. You are scrolling through Facebook, or Instagram, checking up on your friends seeing if so-n-so’s hair turned out the way they hoped – and then it happens.

A tutorial.

On nails.

Be it a video or an image you stop in your tracks, mesmerized by the detail on that penguin, of the skill of their swirl.

You watch in awe before running to your cabinet, pulling out nail shades and tools and quickly get to work recreating what you have just seen.

You, my friend, are born to be a nail tech.

There is no denying it. In fact, no matter how hard you to convince yourself that this career path is not for you, it still pulls you. Maybe you are stopped with doubt or paralyzed by a stigma that becoming a nail tech is a “dead-end” career.

That stigma couldn’t be further from the truth.

If you are passionate about art, love to experiment with nail designs, and have maybe even dreamed of owning your own business, it’s time you look into becoming a Nail Technician.

If you have already made your decision, and have high hopes for your future, you are going to want an education that could help you get there.

At The Salon Professional Academy, Collegeville our passion is to build students into strong professionals, ready to take control of their futures.

Collegeville Nail Tech Program

Here’s How our Nail Technology Program Does Just That

    • Low Student to Educator Ratio
      Our program enrollment caps out at six students, giving each and every one of our future technicians an opportunity to receive the education they want. One-on-one training, specialized care, and educators who help students focus on strengths and overcome difficulties gives each of our students a chance to obtain their full potential.
    • An Education in Trend
      With an open environment, educators and students often find themselves learning together, with those same tutorials you love from social media taking center stage. By instituting a cooperative learning environment, we are dedicated to teaching our students skills that future clients will want, keeping them on trend and pushing themselves to new possibilities.
    • Creativity Rules
      Just as we keep our styles in trend, we let our students creative juices flow, giving them free reign to experiment with colors and techniques. By letting those artistic possibilities fly free, each of our students can create their own signature style, branding themselves before they ever leave our school.
    • In-Depth Learning
      As excited as our students are to practice their art, we want them to be set up for success. By waiting a full three weeks before transitioning to our Student Salon Training Area, our nail technology students get extra care in client relations and services, ensuring they are ready for this milestone.
    • A Salon Atmosphere
      Our nail technicians work right alongside our cosmetology and esthetics students in an integrated Student Salon Training Area that helps students prepare for the career possibilities ahead of them.

A Skill Base You Can Be Proud of

Tips. Shaping. Sanitation. Acrylics.

Preparing you for success means making sure the skills you need to step into your new future are not only learned but mastered. Our courses cover everything that will prepare you to sit for the state board, while taking extra care to teach the skills the future employers and clients want.

By spending the extra time to master each skill, and extra time in our Student Salon Training Area, you could leave our program feeling confident and ready for the path ahead.

Collegeville Nail Tech Program

A Education Built For a Successful Future

At TSPA Collegeville we know that the success of a nail technician involves more than just the skills you can deliver. It’s built upon a solid base of communication, marketing, and business management.

Even if you aren’t striving to begin your own successful business, having these skills can help you build your client base, make a name for yourself, and keep people coming through your door.

That’s why we include business training in every program, covering basics in pricing, management, and management they will need to know. More than what is in a text book, we go beyond, with our successful educators imparting the knowledge they have learned, passing on tips and tricks to the next generation of successful professionals.

Ready to begin?

A future as a nail technician is closer than you think. With monthly start dates you could find yourself a graduate of our program in as little as 61/2 weeks, ready to sit for the boards and to embark on a new beautiful journey.

Contact us today to get more information, and find out how to get started.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information vist www.tspacity.com