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!

Not Sure What to Do After Graduation? Consider Cosmetology School!

Summertime is finally here! Graduation has come and gone, and you are probably trying to figure out what to do next. Work? College? Cosmetology school is an alternative you may have already been considering and now is the perfect time to enroll and here’s why:
New cosmetology school student

You May Qualify For Financial Aid

Let’s face the facts. If you just graduated from high school, you probably don’t have any money to pay for anything let alone school, which isn’t cheap. Lucky for you, financial aid is available to those who qualify. In addition, there are great loans and grants that you can apply for to help you get through cosmetology school. The first step to finding out if you qualify for financial aid for cosmetology school is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Contact us and we can help you with the FAFSA and answer any other questions you may have about financial aid opportunities.
New cosmetology school student

Get Cool Stuff

When you enroll here at The Salon Professional Academy Altoona (TSPA Altoona), there are a lot of perks that can help you succeed in your education and career. An example of this is the iPad you will be given when you enroll! This iPad can be used to access your textbooks, take notes, watch tutorial videos, take tests on, upload and store your portfolio and so much more! In addition to the iPad, you will be given the tools you need to get through school and start your career! The kit you will receive, with the iPad, includes professional cosmetology equipment like shears, clippers, a blow-dryer, and other tools you’ll need in school.
Cosmetology Kit

Work With Cool People

Becoming part of the TSPA family is a special moment in our students’ lives. There are several ingredients that make TSPA an exciting family to be a part of! One of these ingredients is the fact that we are affiliated with Redken which means we have some amazing resources to work with in our student salon. Our instructors have extensive training, and TSPA Altoona is recognized by Redken as a Diamond Academy which means the students here can have a great experience and can be confident in what they are being taught.

The campus at TSPA Altoona is modern and updated which makes it a great place to work and learn. Once you walk through the doors you immediately feel like you are in a top shelf salon in New York. The atmosphere is amazing and it’s close to shopping and dining! You can take a virtual tour of our campus to see how great it is for yourself! Finally, learning at TSPA means you get to work and learn with friends! It’s can be a great experience that you will love!

Get Practical Experience

The best way to learn is to do. During your time in school, you will be able to practice many of the different tasks and techniques of cosmetology. The practice you get can help you fine-tune your skills which will help you down the road when you are in your career as a cosmetologist. Practice makes perfect, as they say.
Hair Stylist

Master Social Media

Cosmetology is important in addition to your technical education. Part of that is learning new ways to use social media. Social media can be a powerful tool to help find new clients when you are working in the beauty industry. Platforms like Instagram and Facebook can be used to show people your best hair and makeup styles. At TSPA, we want to help you learn when, what, and how to post on social media in a way that will help you grow your clientele!

A place where you can make new friends, get experience, and start a new career! Are you excited to start now? Contact us to learn more about enrolling this summer. You can also schedule a visit and see if TSPA is right for you! We can’t wait to see you!

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