A Cosmetology Program With Heart

“It’s the energy that drives you”

These simple words may not be ones that you would normally associate with a cosmetology school, but they are ones that we have made our focus. At The Salon Professional Academy Altoona, we thrive in creative energy giving our students room to experiment, create, and grow. Transforming them into beauty professionals who are determined and armed with the skills and knowledge that gives them the ability to achieve their dreams is our passion. We do this by utilizing a curriculum that is up to date with modern skills and trends, not only with hair and beauty but with business and marketing as well.

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A New, Beautiful, You

A Redken Diamond Academy since 2014, our curriculum goes beyond the basics, utilizing the most advanced and up to date system Redken has to offer. Fostering cutting and color techniques that combine modern skills with classic looks, we strive to keep our students at the top of their game in this ever-changing industry. Balayage and pastel locks are no stranger to our students.

That Gorgeous Hustle

The beauty world has changed a lot in the last few years. While the basics of cutting and style will always be somewhat familiar, how we market those skills and build our client base is unrecognizable from how it was twenty, and even ten, years ago. By including a brand new IPAD in our student kit, we are utilizing modern technology in the way our curriculum is delivered as well as how we train our students to stay connected to their clients. Our business curriculum goes beyond the basics of management and financials, delving into social media integration and marketing to teach our students how to brand themselves and build a business, turning a creative filled education into a long term passion.

Hands-On Hair

No matter where you chose to go in your future, the skills you acquire are what determines how far you go. Nothing will build those skills more than the hands-on experience you receive while in school. At TSPA Altoona, we make that hands-on experience a priority. With an active student salon, seeing more than one thousand clients each month, and one-on-one coaching given monthly to each student, hands-on learning is available in droves. Helping you perfect those skills while giving you free reign to let that imagination and creativity soar is what has made TSPA Altoona the first step in a successful future to so many throughout the years.

Home Away From Home

Located in a beautiful shopping center just off the interstate in Altoona, our beautiful upscale facility is the home away from home for students as far away as Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, and Huntingdon.  It’s more than just our education opportunities and convenient location that gives us that distinction, however, it’s the feeling you get when you walk in the door. It’s the culture of support and love. It’s the friends and connections you make that will last you a lifetime. It’s the feeling of community that will stick with you from your first job to your last. That culture and energy is one that we pride ourselves on, and one that we want each of our students to be a part of.


It’s the energy that drives you. And with a cosmetology program fueled by ingenuity and innovation, our energy will infect you, driving you to heights you may have found previously impossible. Don’t live by their rules anymore. Pursue your dreams and make your life what you want it. Discover the passion in TSPA Altoona, schedule a tour and see how we can help you achieve the future you’ve always wanted.