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.

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Is Cosmetology Your Next Adventure? Take Our Quiz.

Deciding what to do after graduation can be the hardest decision you make all summer! Do you want to go to college? Take some time off to travel? Or begin working? We’re here to help you choose! It’s back to school time so take this quiz to see if one of our programs is the right choice for you!

Beauty School Adventure Quiz

Ready to get started? Check out our programs and find out if your next adventure starts with us!

Cosmetology at Collegeville and Why it Might be for You

The beauty world is an energetic, fast-paced world full of creativity and unlimited world of your imagination. You can see that imagination on pretty much any fashion week runway, they made someone’s hair into a pirate ship after all!

It’s no wonder that this industry welcomes an estimated 180,000 beauty graduates into the field each year. And while that number may seem too big to fit everyone, the industry itself is growing at a rate of about 3x the national average, meaning there are more than enough career placements for everyone!

If you are interested in entering the hallowed halls of hairspray and curling irons, there has never been a better time!

Here are five reasons why the Cosmetology Programs at The Salon Professional Academy Collegeville could be the perfect fit for you!

Already convinced? Or just don’t want to miss your spot? Schedule a tour and be ready to start your journey on our next start date.

  1. An Innovative Education

    You have heard the phrase, “not every education is the same” before. In beauty it holds true! The education you receive can determine so much of the career path on which you could find yourself. If your education is lacking business skills, or trendy techniques it could be difficult to land that dream placement at that trendy salon you have been eyeing. It’s one of the reasons that scheduling a tour and asking lots of questions is so vital in making a beauty school choice.

    At TSPA Collegeville, we strive to provide an education that will lead you on the career path you want. With a focus on the business skills that can help you find success as well as the technical skills that can keep you at the top of your game, we are dedicated to giving you the chance at your best future.

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  2. A Schedule For Everyone

    Worried about fitting cosmetology school into your schedule? You are not alone. It’s part of the reason we offer both full time and part-time schedules to help you make cosmetology school a reality. No matter which schedule you choose, this life changing experience is going to take work. With your determination and tenacious spirit, you can do it in a little more, or a little less, than a year depending on which schedule you choose, you could have a new future ahead of you.

  3. Financial Assistance Galore!

    If you are worried about how to pay for cosmetology school, don’t be. At TSPA Collegeville we offer a large number of financial assistance opportunities, including multiple grants that don’t accrue interest and don’t need to be paid back. If you are interested in beginning cosmetology school, but money has got you down, check out all the options we offer and put those fears to rest. Still have questions? Our admissions office is always available to answer any question you might have.

  4. Redken Relationship

    In addition to our well-rounded curriculum at The Salon Professional Academy, we have developed a relationship with Redken that gives us access to not only some of the best products in the industry, but also additional training and standards for both our instructors and students.

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  5. Facilities and Systems for Today’s Industry

    Where you train could directly reflect your future career. Beyond skills in Balayage and Ombre, we pride ourselves in a facility that is elegant, modern, and stocked with up to date equipment that reflects current trends and styles.

    It’s more than facilities, however. Our education has a digital presence that prepares you for marketing and networking. By including an iPad in our kits we are not only increasing the ease of your education, we are putting the key to building your own business directly in your hands.

A future in cosmetology is more than a job! It’s training for a career that could help you take control of your life and lead to a beautiful, life changing experience.
Are you ready to begin your journey? With classes starting every five weeks you could be entering the hallowed, permed hallways before you know it. Take our quiz today and see if cosmetology is your next adventure!
Contact us to get started right away.

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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!


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.

TSPA Collegeville is Ready to Serve You

TSPA Collegeville is OPEN for Guest Services!

We are so excited to welcome our students into the beautiful Student Salon Training Area at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Collegeville! They have worked hard to get here and are ready to showcase their talent and perfect their skills on clients. Participating in the student salon training area is an important step in the education of our cosmetology and esthetic students, and one that will help them reach their dreams of a successful career in the beauty industry.

There are many benefits to getting a service in the student salon training area at TSPA Collegeville.

Affordable Services

One of the most well known benefits of getting your style service done by beauty students is the decrease in cost.

Because the students are still mastering their skill, the price tag can be anywhere from 20-30% lower than at a traditional salon. That is a huge reduction!

Prepared Students

Before our students begin showcasing their skill in the student salon training area, they spend hours practicing and learning the mechanics of what makes cosmetology and esthetics tick.

With classes from anatomy, sanitation, chemical safety and more, students are trained in preparation for a successful career. The first step in that journey is the skills they will master in the student salon training area.

In addition to the foundational course students participate in, they are also supported in the student salon training area by their licensed educators. Ready to answer questions and assist students in any roadblocks they may intersect, our talented educators are dedicated to our students’ success.

Trendy Environment

Beauty students are hungry for the newest trend, and you can bet that the second they see a new look they are working to master it. Because of that, you could receive that hair color, or face mask, that you have been drooling over on social media.

Plus, the facilities at TSPA Collegeville are beautifully laid out, with features and equipment similar to what you will see in the trendiest salons. It is a calming atmosphere that will help you to feel pampered and relaxed.

Support the Next Generation

One of the biggest benefits of heading into your local cosmetology school for a service is that you will be supporting the next generation of beauty professionals in reaching their dreams.

Beyond that support, you could also find that cosmetologist or esthetician that you have been looking for. The one that cuts your hair perfectly, and waxes the perfect arch in your brows. Finding your beauty pro soul mate while they are in school means that you will have decades of perfect color and flawless brows ahead of you.

Are you ready to head in?

We would love to welcome you for a session of pampering and beauty.

Student Salon Training Area Hours

For services visit us during the following hours. Please note that we are closed on Monday’s and Sunday’s

When: Open weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

Hours: 9:15 am – 4:00 pm

When: Open weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays

Hours: 5:15 pm – 8:00 pm


Are you ready for a little me time?

Call us today to schedule your service, and head in for an experience complete with the look you want and the pampering you deserve. Our students are ready to showcase their skill and give you an experience you will never forget.

*All service performed by students under the direct supervision of trained and 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.”