Meet Graduate Tawny Smola

Grads, Grads, Grads!

We love to see how awesome our TSPA graduates are doing. That is Taylor’s (The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Altoona’s recruiter) mission– to find them all and visit all the salons in the area along the way! We want everyone to know how amazing our school is.

Taylor got to talk to salon owner and a graduate of TSPA Altoona, Tawny Smola.

About Tawny

Tawny owns Hair Mafia in Altoona, PA. She is a TSPA graduate of 2013. Tawny’s Future plans are to eventually franchise her brand as Hair Mafia and expand her business. She also wants to become a Redken color specialist. Tawny said that TSPA helped her in her career today because they gave her a solid foundation and motivation to finish school when she didn’t think she would. Tawny’s favorite Educator was Miss D and Miss Rose because they both completely inspired her to do hair and to keep doing hair even when she thought she didn’t want to.

A Bright Future

What made Tawny open up her own salon? She said: “My fiancé is a business owner and he thought it would be a good idea and kept inspiring me and motivating me by telling me I could do it and then eventually my dream became a reality.”

Tawny would like to thank everyone for believing in her when she didn’t believe in her self and for the awesome education TSPA gave her!