Why Beauty School is an Investment in Your Future

Think about where you see yourself in a year. Is it in a new career where you get to do something you love every day? With a cosmetology license from The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona, you could find a fulfilling career in the beauty industry. It all starts by making an investment in your future!

Turn a Passion Into a Career

Everyone dreams of working in a career that they love, but not everyone is lucky enough to find that type of job. If you’re passionate about hair, makeup, skin care, beauty trends, beauty products, and literally anything beauty-related, you can turn that passion into a career. The first step is your education. Our cosmetology program at TSPA Altoona can teach you the beauty techniques, business strategies, and networking skills you’ll need to find success in a beauty industry career.

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Learn Valuable Skills

The concepts we teach at TSPA Altoona are skills and techniques you can actually use in your career as a stylist, makeup artist, or another beauty profession. Not only will you receive a Redken-based education in the classroom, but you’ll also get the chance to practice, hone, and perfect your skills in our student salon training area. Additionally, the lessons we teach in business strategies, social media, and guest services can teach you to market yourself as a stylist and build a clientele.

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Find a Career You Love

From clients to co-workers, everyone can tell when you’re doing something that you love. Take your love of beauty and share it with others! Whether you want to be a stylist, focus on hair color, or work in makeup artistry, there’s nothing better than genuinely loving what you do on a daily basis. Many people may think that cosmetology school just leads to life behind the chair, but there are actually various career options for licensed cosmetologists. Some more unique cosmetology careers include:

  • Theatrical makeup artist
  • Personal stylist
  • Platform artist
  • Editorial stylist
  • Beauty advisor

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Form Connections

While you’re in beauty school, you can make lasting connections with other students, educators, and staff members. These connections could be useful when it comes to job networking, but they could also lead to fulfilling lifelong friendships. While attending beauty school, you can learn and develop your technique with people who share similar goals, passions, and ideas. This type of camaraderie can create a great network of support both during beauty school and after graduation.

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Make Our Cosmetology Program Part of Your Future

Do something for future self this year. Start your cosmetology education. For details about scheduling a tour, enrollment, financial aid*, class flexibility, curriculum, and more, contact TSPA Altoona today. Our staff is here to answer any of your questions and help you pursue your dreams in cosmetology!

*Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaaltoona.com

Reasons People Don’t Commit To Beauty School

It’s as easy to fear failure as it is to fear the unknown. A new environment, a new school, and a new career can seem overwhelming. The Salon Professional Academy, (TSPA), Altoona, could be your opportunity for total success! If you have ever felt anxious about beginning beauty school, read on. While it may seem easier to not try than to try and risk failure, but here are a few reasons we think it’s still a chance worth taking!

Reason: I Won’t Fit In

TSPA Altoona is a safe space. Students can learn and thrive in our positive environment. We welcome vulnerability and celebrate mistakes that can help develop your future! Remember, you have an advantage that no one else has. You are you! The beauty industry is looking for anyone with passion and a willingness to learn, no matter their background.

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Reason: Teachers are Intimidating

Our educators are well-trained, passionate, and dedicated to help you! Educators are here to share their expertise and eager to help you reach your goals! Learning from their experience may even help you avoid making some rookie mistakes of your own. Instead of feeling intimidated, think of the educators and staff of TSPA Altoona as your mentors. Take advantage of the access you have to experienced professionals and network them all program long!

Reason: School is Not For Me.

What if we told you school could be fun? Forget philosophy and formulas you’ll never need. Beauty school is where you can focus on application techniques and guest relations. Learn the tricks of the trade and only that trade! Enjoy working alongside fellow creatives who all share the same passion for beauty. Beauty school is a comfortable challenge that can not only allow you to explore your talent and taste, but also look forward to each and every day of it.

Reason: Work is WORK. Not Fun.

A job doesn’t have to be all work, no play, especially if you love the work! If you love creating, working with your hands, staying busy, guest relations, and helping others feel confident and beautiful, this is a career that’ll keep you going! Feel fulfilled full-time with a career in cosmetology.

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Reason: Cosmetologists Can’t Make a Good Living.

As one of the fastest growing industries in the world, you can bet your most expensive eyeshadow palette that you can absolutely make a great living as a cosmetologist. Professionals have a range of options and growth opportunities within the industry. While you can work from home to be near your kids or rent a chair at a salon and build a local guest book for a great salary, you can also move into salon ownership, stage makeup, or celebrity styling. See what the world has to offer both inside and outside of the salon!

Reason: I Can’t Afford It

With opportunities like financial aid, grants, and scholarships for those who qualify, financing your education does not have to keep you from your future. Contact our Financial Aid Administrators to see what options may be in store for you!

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Why TSPA Altoona?

Our tight-knit community grants us the advantage of becoming a family where lifelong friendships can blossom. As a student, you can access professional products and enjoy the benefits of our partnerships with Redken and MUD. Network with professionals to ready yourself for that professional field. Some members of our staff were once cosmetology students too, and can’t wait to help you attain your professional goals at TSPA Altoona.

If you’d like to check out TSPA Altoona and see if it is the right fit for you, schedule a tour with us today!

{Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaaltoona.com}

If Traditional College Wasn’t For You, Your Future is Still Bright

Sometimes it takes trying out a job, college, or program to figure out that it may not be the thing for you after all. We can see where anyone who has withdrawn from a university may feel discouraged or nervous for the future. If you’ve recently left college or made another drastic life change, you aren’t alone. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona, we’ve seen people blossom, discovering their passion and purpose. You could be next.

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The Future is About You

Let’s make this short and sweet. If you don’t love it, don’t do it! Realizing what is all wrong for you (like college) is the first step toward discovering your passion. It may feel like a load of trial and error, but it may also bring you one step closer to the perfect fit. Need a change? Let go of anything that holds you back so that the good things have room to come together in front of you.

Don’t Let Change Scare You

Instead, let change be the motivator! Taking time to seek what the world has to offer is the only way to find those fitting opportunities. Your time is now! Research, experiment, or talk to friends and confidants about finding the path just right for you. Exploration can be a beautiful thing. Starting fresh, like attending TSPA Altoona, can guide you to a new career, talent discovery, friendships, and reduced stress. Pave your own future with an opportunity for growth at beauty school. A simple tour of our school can give you a great first look at a potential future.

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Success That Doesn’t Require a Diploma.

College is not the only road to success. In fact, billionaires like Bill Gates and Giorgio Armani left college to pursue their own dreams and businesses. Resigning from college is a chance to take a leap! If entrepreneurship intrigues you, then beauty school could be for you! As a cosmetologist or manicurist, you can pursue and run our own business. Options can include owning a salon, becoming a beauty educator, teaching master classes, working from home, or renting your own space. Business ownership is just one potential option as a cosmetology school graduate. Dream-chasing doesn’t require a degree!

Study What the Name Says

Learn the tricks of the trade! While any bachelor’s degree requires the completion of several extra or irrelevant courses, beauty school hones in on exactly that: beauty! To those art majors stuck taking math classes, we salute you. But forget weeder classes, statistics, and organic chemistry. Specialize in the trade you came to TSPA Altoona for. Instead of studying for four years and hoping to land a job, you can receive professional experience in the industry during your education, working with real guests and networking with professionals.

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If college wasn’t for you, cosmetology could be! Leave those stressful year-round testing, late night jam cram slams, and student meal plan PTSD behind you where it belongs. Dropping out could just be an opportunity to drop in. Ridding the burden and stress of a university could be a blessing in disguise that brings you closer to our front door. Seek opportunity at TSPA Altoona today.

{Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspaaltoona.com}

Is a Future in Cosmetology Right for You? Take Our Quiz to See!

Do you have plans for what you’ll do after high school graduation? Why not consider a future in cosmetology? This can be an exciting field for people who are creative, outgoing, and independent! Find out if a future in cosmetology is right for you. Take our quiz!

Now that you know that a future in cosmetology could be right for you, take the next step! Contact The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona to learn all about our cosmetology program. You can also schedule a tour of our campus online or over the phone. Get in touch with us today!