We Have A History with Success –
Originally founded as Pruonto’s Hair Design Institute in 1963, we have spent decades helping to build future salon professionals. We are ready to help assist you in the journey of discovering your success.
Since the beginning, TSPA Altoona has always focused on the value of family. Owner, Kim Hofer, purchased the school from her parents in 2008. She has turned a small privately- owned business into a thriving enterprise based on the advanced education today’s students are looking for. That family spirit has resonated into the culture we have here at TSPA. From our staff, to our students, to our guests, our goal is always to make you feel at home with us.
The Full TSPA Experience-
Our programs are designed to engage all types of learning styles. Hands on, visual, and demonstration-based curriculum helps ensure that students are able to learn concepts such as product knowledge, business building skills, hair design, skin care, nail technology, eyelash extensions, and so much more. We offer the tools you will need to provide your guest with that 5-star experience. We are dedicated to helping you build the skills you need for a successful career.
Educators with a Purpose-
Our Educational team has over 65 combined years of experience in both behind the chair and facilitation. Our team is here to provide you with one on one coaching to grow you both personally, and professionally. It is this current experience, and continued trainings that our Educators attend throughout the year, that they are able to share their passion, and professionalism so enthusiastically with each of our students.
The Support Systems-
Our Front Desk Support Staff team members are here to assist you in guest services. They help you prepare for your real-life salon experiences by assisting with pre-booking, retail sales, and additional services.
The Admissions and Financial Aid partnership is as strong as our willingness to help you get started into your future career! When it comes to offering students support, guidance, and assistance, we are always on top of it. It is a great example of two people working together as a cohesive, dual unit of support for students. With a shared work mentality and love of the beauty industry, they can create a positive, welcoming environment at TSPA Altoona.
Our Office Administrator Ali is the woman behind the curtain. She assists the Educators, Admissions, Financial Aid, Front Desk Support Staff, and most importantly, the students. She sits with each student and walks them through the process of applying for their state board exam. She stays up to date with our Alumni to make sure our students are placed and finding a home after school.
We can’t wait for you to join our TSPA family!