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:


Full Time = 40 Weeks

Half-Time = 76 Weeks

Nail Technology:

Full Time = 6.75 Weeks

Half-Time = 12.75 Weeks


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.

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

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.

    Shampooing hair

  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.

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

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.