Find Your Second Chance at TSPA Altoona

Everyone deserves a second chance.

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Altoona we firmly believe that no matter what your history or background is, it is never too late to change your path. This goes for your education as well. If you have attended another school recently and found your educational journey cut short for one reason or another – it doesn’t have to be the end!

We have former college students come through our doors every day, ready to pursue their dreams and discover a second chance in their education. That is why we created the Second Chance Scholarship, to help support former college students in the investment toward a future that may have otherwise felt out of reach.

It’s Never the End

confused student in class

Did you feel like you were lost in a crowd? Or perhaps you felt like you were only a number and didn’t have value to your school? Did you feel lost and confused, without easy access to support and office staff to help answers your questions? Maybe you enjoyed some of your courses, but the further you got into your program you started to feel out of place and longed for a more cooperative environment?

Does any of this sound like you? Have any of these come to mind as you made your decision to pursue different opportunities?

There are many reasons that you may have found your previous education experience come to an end. No matter what your reason, At TSPA Altoona we understand! We are ready to help you find an education and career that you love, that helps you pursue that dream that you may have had to put on the back burner.

Find the Perfect Fit

“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.”

happy cosmetologist

There is a reason so many of our childhood dreams inspire us, why they fill our fantasies and often our future. Sometimes, we put these dreams aside in hopes of finding a career that we believe could provide us a more stable income, or we may choose a career that avoids the negative stigma that a pursuing our dreams may have. While many people may find a new passion as they travel their education journey, many others find themselves still longing for the career that they have dreamed of for years.

Finding that perfect fit in your career and in your life can truly make your education and your career one that you can find joy in for years to come.

If you love being creative and working with your hands, if you are longing for a cooperative atmosphere that supports you in your learning and looks at you as a person, and not as a number, we invite you to come tour the facility at The Salon Professional Academy, Altoona. We would love to speak with you about your dreams and show you how we work to support our students in an environment that lets them learn and grow into a beautiful future.

Are you Ready for Your Second Chance?

Sometimes when you change your education path you are left with a financial burden that can make pursuing another education feel daunting. It’s for that reason that we introduced the Second Chance Scholarship to qualifying students at TSPA Altoona.

If you are interested in the Second Chance Scholarship we invite you to schedule a time to sit down with our Financial Aid Administrator to discover if you qualify, how to apply and how this opportunity can positively impact your investment in your education.

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

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

Congratulations to Our “Best of Westeros” Winners!

The results are in. We have our two winners of the “Best of Westeros”contest! Drumroll, please…

Voters’ Choice

The voters’ choice winner is Saige Allison with her “Mother of Dragons” look. Everyone loved this eye-catching red makeup (complete with dragon scales) and dress paired with Khaleesi-colored hair. It’s a great display of both creativity and technical skill. Congrats, Saige!

Saige Allison

Judges’ Choice

The judges’ choice winner is Rachelle Reeder and her “Children of the Forest Look”! She was able to work with a lot of textures for both hair and makeup to create this woodland fantasy. It was a great chance for her to show off her artistry and cosmetology skills. Nice job, Rachelle!

Rachelle Reeder

Honorable Mentions

Morgan Snyder

153 votes
“The inspiration for my Game of Thrones look came from the Night King, the leader and first of the White Walkers. I wanted to create an intense look to match that of the Night King, while still putting my own feminine twist on things!”

Morgan Snyder dressed as a White Walker.

Trista Bradley

65 votes
“The inspiration for my piece was the quote “I’m not a lady, I’m a wolf.” I based my entire piece on this quote transforming my friend into half a lady and half a wolf.”

Trista Bradley

Morgan Noll

56 votes
“For my Game of Thrones look, I wanted to blend Queen Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons, and Drogon, one of her three dragons named after Khal Drogo. Drogon is the most aggressive of the three dragons and I wanted to capture that in this look!”

Morgan Noll

Corissa Hartman

21 votes
“Edgy warrior hairstyle was done by Corissa Hartman on the lovely Rachelle Reeder. I came up with this hairstyle that I find would fit perfectly in the game of thrones.”

Braided hairstyle by Corissa Hartman.

Kayla Grossen

18 votes
“I took to Kohl Drogo for my inspiration for this Game of Thrones challenge. My goal while creating this look was to capture Drogo’s intense personality.”

Kayla Grossen as Khal Drogo.

We loved running this fun contest! If you want to participate in events like this, apply to our cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona! You could learn awesome hair and makeup skills like Saige and Rachelle. Contact us now!

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.

Girls doing each others' makeup at a counter.

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.

Redheaded girl takes a selife in the mirror while a stylist does her hair.

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

Blonde makeup artist styles two girls in sequined dresses.

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

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.

shy redhead beauty school

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.

laughing pretty girls

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!

financially stressed

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}

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.

college is hard

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.

wink okay success woman

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.

makeup artist

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}

5 Easy DIY Costume Ideas for KILLING IT This Halloween

Haven’t picked out a costume? Don’t stress. Let us do that for you! Forget expensive pre-packaged costumes or complicated candy skulls. Here are five costumes you can pull off with what you’ve got right now.

Snapchat Filter

FILTER out the basics and get crafty in a SNAP!

Remember that gorgeous butterfly filter that brought out your inner goddess? Bring it back this Halloween in real life. Pick up some inexpensive craft butterflies and spray-paint them gold. Now you’ve got the perfect little accessories to fasten to some bobby pins and arrange around your face! Got gold glitter? Dab a little extra wow-factor on your forehead. Consider it done!

My Pale Skin Blog poses as golden butterfly snapchat filter

Channel that tech-savvy unicorn with a mouth full of rainbow! Using face paint or even eyeshadow, draw vertical lines downward from your bottom lip to your neckline. Don’t stress about perfectly straight lines. The filter’s rainbow is wavy and whimsical! Rosy up those cheeks with bright pink blush and you are as good as gold. Talk about tasting the rainbow!

Rainbow snapchat filter costume

That purple pouty Bratz Doll filter sure takes us back! You can be one too, doll! Dramatically overline your lips with a vibrant purple or pink. To achieve big and bold eyes, heavily line them with a brightening white liner and highlight the inner corners. Find little rainbow and heart stickers for your cheeks (or draw them on) and you are glammed and ready to go!

bratz doll filter costume

Catty Devil

Want to bring out the little devil in you but don’t have the horns to match? Trust us: all you need is your hair! You can say you’ve “grown” your own horns if it’s made up of hair. Twist small sections of hair into messy tall mini-buns behind your temples. Add additional strands to perfect the cone shape. Spray with red hair color for a devil, or leave your hair as is, paint on some whiskers and you’ve got a purrfect cat look!

devil makeup and horns


Pull off the perfect pun! Just because puns are done doesn’t mean they are overdone! We’ve seen The Spice Girls (peep nutmeg and cumin) or Smarty Pants (with Smarties taped to pants). But this one’s easier than a PB&J! Grab a loaf and wear a metal. Before you know it, you’ll have yourself a sugar baby. You’ll sure WIN Halloween with a look that is MONEY.

bread winner punny costume

Regina George

You know what’s fetch? Retro plaid skirts of course! Between malls, thrift stores, and Mom’s closet, you can’t be far from one. Add a white tank, heels, and cap it off with a homemade Burn Book. All you have to do is print out a picture and tape it to a notebook! You’re not wearing a regular costume. You’re wearing a cool costume!

Regina George Halloween Costume

Of course that skirt doesn’t have to be limited to one costume! Try different plaid-wearing characters: Serena Van der Woodsen, Blair Waldorf, or Cher Horowitz.

Happy Tears

Feeling particularly strapped? Get busy for “crying” out loud! If you’ve got glitter, you’ve got a costume. Luckily a hot mess like this is lower maintenance than it looks. Take some glitter and any color of choice and apply it in a gravitational tear shape from the lower lashline to your cheeks. Don’t worry if it’s not neat. Tears aren’t Either. Call it A Happy Cry, Happy Tears, Unicorn Tears, Tears of an Angel, whatever comes to mind!

Happy Tears Makeup glitter

Halloween costumes are a MUST not a BUST. But picking one out shouldn’t be on your list of scares! Take it easy this Halloween with a costume to match. If your makeover includes dramatic makeup or fake lashes, check out these facts about lash extensions here!

Is TSPA Altoona in your future? Take this quiz to see if cosmetology is right for you.

{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}

All About Our Scholarships

When it comes to your education, nothing should stand in the way of your goals. However, financial roadblocks are unavoidable sometimes and can make achieving your dreams seem difficult. The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona is dedicated to making sure every student can attend beauty school and work toward their career aspirations. To help out incoming and current students, scholarships to students who qualify.

TSPA Redken Scholarship

We’re proud of our relationship with Redken here at TSPA Altoona. It not only enables us to offer you a professionally-infused education but an exclusive Redken scholarship as well. Redken and TSPA are both passionate about helping aspiring beauty professionals follow their dreams. The scholarship awards 35 newly accepted and current TSPA students with $1,000 applied toward tuition, fees, and books needed to complete training. Deadlines for the scholarship vary each year, so it’s important to check the Redken website to make sure you complete your application on time. You can read about the Redken Scholarship requirements here!

TSPA Memorial Scholarship

The Carol Jo Sicheneder “Mrs. S” Memorial Scholarship was created to honor a woman who was very special to everyone at TSPA Altoona. She and her husband purchased the school in 1982, where she served as both co-owner and educator for the rest of her life. Carol wanted to share her passion for cosmetology and learning to the next generation of beauty professionals. That’s why we offer this scholarship of $4,000 to graduating seniors in the Altoona area. This scholarship is available to those that qualify and must be used toward tuition at TSPA Altoona. You can read more about the scholarship’s backstory here, or fill out the form on our website for more information about deadlines and requirements.

TSPA Second Chance Scholarship

Sometimes unexpected events happen that get in the way of your educational goals. If you were attending a university, college, or trade school in the past and had to leave for whatever reason, we have a scholarship for you! The TSPA Second Chance Scholarship was created specifically for former students to use for their personal investment in beauty school. Keep in mind that this is an annual scholarship offer, the date for 2018 has passed, but there will be a new date in 2019! Everyone deserves a second chance to achieve their goals and dreams. That’s what this scholarship is dedicated to!

We Can Help Fund Your Future

TSPA Altoona is approved by the Department of Education to offer financial aid to those who qualify. If beauty is your passion and you want to invest in your education, we want to help you. For any assistance with scholarships and federal financial aid, contact our financial aid office. We’re here to walk you through the process of applying for scholarships and make sure you have a financial plan that will work for you. Call us today! It’s time to get started on your future!

Graduation cap and money on a black background to represent financial aid.

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

Meet Michelle and Kayla: The TSPA Altoona Dream Team!

At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona, we believe in the power of teamwork. In order to help our students succeed, a team needs to share the same goals and passions if they want to stay in sync. Our very own Michelle Fogal and Kayla Shook are perfect examples of this type of passionate collaboration.

Michelle Fogal: Admissions Representative and Director of Education

Michelle graduated from TSPA Altoona in 2007 with her cosmetology license. She then returned to the academy and graduated with her educator’s license in 2014. With 11 years of experience both behind the chair and as an educator, Michelle has a true passion for the beauty industry. With help from her teammate and friend, Kayla, Michelle oversees recruiting and admissions. She visits high schools, guides student tours, and helps with the entire admissions process. In addition, she oversees educators and coaches the staff and students. “My favorite part of the job is helping students make a final decision,” Michelle says. “It’s a big decision to decide what career path you want to take. I take comfort in the fact that I work one on one with students and help them decide what to do with their future.”

Kayla Shook: Financial Aid Advisor

Kayla received her cosmetology license at TSPA Altoona in 2007 and her educator’s license in 2008. After this, she worked in a salon for a year and then returned to the academy to teach for three years. She is now in charge of the whole financial aid process at TSPA Altoona. Kayla and Michelle work together to help students succeed from start to finish. She wants the program to be affordable for everyone attending the school so they can achieve their goals. “I’m passionate about seeing students succeed from start to finish,” Kayla says. “I want them to feel comfortable, I want to get to know them. I love seeing the finished product at the end.” As the financial aid advisor, Kayla offers financial progress reports, information about financial aid options, and direct support to keep students on track at all times.

The Dream Team

When two people work well together, amazing things can happen. Michelle and Kayla may have different roles at the school, but they’ve worked hard to become a dual, cohesive unit of support for students. Their shared work mentality allows them to focus 100 percent of their energy on students’ success, needs, and issues. This mentality has created a positive, welcoming environment at TSPA Altoona. It’s a place where students can feel supported and always know that they are the top priority. “These two ladies are a dream team because they have the passion and the drive to understand and focus on the students,” says TSPA Altoona owner, Kim Hofer. “They know how to ask the right questions and make students feel comfortable enough to move forward. They’re extremely passionate and truly care about students.”

Michelle Fogal and Kayla Shook.

Connecting With Students and Creating a Support System

Michelle and Kayla work hard to help students and treat them as individuals. They don’t just focus on enrollment numbers but take the time to learn about the students’ dreams, goals, and concerns. At the end of the day, both women love what they do and this shines through as they connect with students and their families or support systems. Both Kayla and Michelle agreed that the most rewarding part of the job is hearing words of gratitude from students, parents, or other family members. When Michelle and Kayla hear that students have achieved their goals and are living happily in their new careers, it makes all the hard work worth it.

Meet Michelle and Kayla!

If you’re interested in working with this great team, contact us today to learn more about enrollment. When you join the TSPA Altoona family, you receive more than just an education. We offer the support and encouragement you need to create a future in the beauty industry! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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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!

5 Facts About Lash Extensions

Are you sick of using four coats of mascara to get the fullness and length you want? Do false eyelashes drive you crazy? Eyelash extensions could be your best solution. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona, our students can provide eyelash extensions and eyelash extension refills under the supervision of licensed professionals. If you’re seriously considering eyelash extensions, read these five important facts first!

Black and white photo of woman with eyelash extensions

1.They can alter your makeup routine

While lash extensions look stunning and can reduce the time you used to take on your eyelashes, you may need to change up your makeup routine. Products you should eliminate include tubing mascaras, pencil eyeliners, waterproof liquid eyeliner, and oil-based face cleansers. Tubing mascara sticks to false lashes much more than natural lashes, pencil eyeliners cause lashes to tangle, waterproof liquid liner removal requires you to rub at the lash line and touch the lashes, and oil-based products can erode lash glue. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives for these products, so make the swap and you’ll be good to go!

Alternative products

  • Pencil eyeliner alternative: Powder eyeliner
  • Mascara alternative: Lightweight mascara
  • Liquid eyeliner alternative: Pen eyeliner
  • Oil makeup remover alternative: Oil-free, plant or water-based removers

Pen eyeliner.

2. Results can vary based on natural lashes

If you have thin, fine eyelashes to start with, you will not ever end up with extremely voluminous lashes. Eyelash extensions are attached to the natural lashes. They can only carry so much weight and if you overload them it can cause major damage. When getting eyelash extensions, it’s wise to have realistic expectations about what your lashes can and cannot do. Whether you have fine eyelashes, short eyelashes, or thick eyelashes, eyelash extensions can still do wonders.

Woman with brown eyes and long eyelash extensions.

3. They need to be kept clean

You should not get your eyelashes wet for 12-24 hours after application or touch-ups, but after that washing them is crucial. When you have false lashes, your cleansing routine needs to be more stringent than ever. If extensions aren’t regularly cleaned, infections like conjunctivitis and keratitis can occur.The eye area is extremely sensitive, so make sure you’re using a gentle cleanser. Stay away from oily cleansers and heavy eye creams. Try using a liquid makeup remover like micellar water, or pre-soaked, oil-free makeup removing pads.

Bioderma micellar water.

4. Eyelash extensions aren’t permanent

Lash extensions will last typically 6-8 weeks, depending on the way your hair grows. Lash maintenance is suggested every 3-4 weeks for a full look. Each extension attaches to a single, natural eyelash, so they do fall out over time as natural lashes do. In order to keep your lashes intact for as long as possible, avoid picking at them, rubbing them, or pulling them out.

5. There are different materials to choose from

The three common types of eyelash extensions are faux mink, synthetic, and silk. Mink lash extensions are feathery and light, maintain their shape and are typically shinier than other materials. However, mink lashes typically come at the highest price point. Synthetic lashes are made from polished acrylic and are denser, shinier, and stronger than other materials. As a result, they are the heaviest material. Silk lashes are the mid-weight material as far as extensions go. They’re finer and more flexible, allowing for good shape retention. Since they are light, these lashes are good for older clients or those with weak lashes. Silk lashes are thicker and have a rich black color, but they tend to be slightly uncomfortable. Think about which material would be best for you and your lifestyle when you visit us.

Pop star Beyonce with mink eyelash extensions.

Visit Us For Eyelash Extensions

If you want eyelash extensions, visit TSPA Altoona! Our students can give you the voluminous, beautiful lashes you’ve always wanted under the supervision of licensed professionals. Call us today to schedule an appointment. If you’re interested in learning how to do lash extension applications or perform other beauty treatments, contact us to find out more about our cosmetology program!