Are You Ready for Your Journey Into Cosmetology?

Are you about to graduate high school and are looking ahead to your future? Or have you been attending a local university and are in need of a change in direction? Perhaps you have been dreaming of career in beauty for a while and just need a little nudge.

Everyone’s journey toward their dreams are different, and every journey has different blocks along the way. Perhaps you have a friend or family member that is trying to talk you out of your goals. Or perhaps you are struggling with feelings of failure after your last school attempt and are worried of a repeat.

No matter where you are in your journey, at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Altoona we are ready to answer every question and help you make your future what you want it. Contact us today at 814-944-4494 to take your first step. We are ready to answer questions and help you schedule your tour.

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Contact our admission coordinator to schedule your tour and discover more about how our programs can help launch you into the beautiful future you have always wanted.

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You can also read more about one students journey, and gain a sneak peek into what awaits you on our Open Letter to Who I Was last Year.

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5 Reasons Why You Might Love Cosmetology School!

Graduating from high school is a big deal, your future can be wide open! With so many possibilities it’s hard to know what comes next for you.

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Altoona, we understand that there isn’t one choice in higher education that’s right for everyone. Cosmetology school is a wonderful option that often gets overlooked.

Below are five reasons why cosmetology school could be an awesome option for you after graduation!

  1. You Can Follow Your Passion


    Do you find yourself watching hair and makeup tutorials on YouTube? Are you always practicing your blending or lash application to perfect the latest looks? Cosmetology school may be the perfect choice for you so you can build an education in something you love. During school you can learn everything from hair cutting and styling to makeup application! Keep up on all the latest trends and fashions as you are educated on proper techniques and tricks!

  2. You Can Meet People From All Walks of Life

    Interacting with other students and building relationships with guests is a major part of a cosmetology education! This is a good thing because you enjoy talking to people and hearing their stories. You may build lifelong friendships with other students who also have a passion for cosmetology!

  3. You’ll Be More Than a Number

    You won’t need to worry about the teacher not knowing your name or not knowing the people in your class. Our educators strive to be there for you as you try new techniques, cuts, and colors. They are also dedicated to you and your personal success during cosmetology school. They have been in your shoes and understand what it’s like to be a cosmetology student.

  4. You Can Work in a Creative Space

    Does the idea of sitting in an office all day make you cringe? As a cosmetology student you will be surrounded by fashion and creativity on a daily basis. You’ll also be with others who are just as excited about the beauty industry. This makes it easy to let your creativity flow as you learn the ins and outs of the beauty industry.

  5. Not a Traditional School

    Cosmetology school could be a fabulous educational option because it isn’t a traditional schooling environment. It is the perfect mix of classroom time and hands on practice. You can take what you learn in the classroom and then practice what you learn in a real life work setting. Because we focus on mastering our technique in a salon-like setting you can be assured that you will spend less time in lectures and more time practicing your skill.

So what are you waiting for? Cosmetology school is an awesome educational option after graduation! The environment can be fun and exciting and you get to learn about the thing you are most passionate about: beauty!

Check out some of our other blogs on being a cosmetologist to find out more about the beauty industry.


To learn more about The Salon Professional Academy, Altoona and the cosmetology program we offer, contact our school or give us a call at 814-944-4494 for more information.

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