Clipper Class with Quency!

We love bringing guest instructors into The Salon Professional Academy!  Especially those that we have known forever and admire so much!  Quency Valencia is the owner of Salon Quency on U St in NW, D.C.  He has been a stylist in the D.C. area for many years and has built quite the following in the community.  From skin fades to working with Miss Universe contestants, Quency has done it all!

Clipper cuts are always a hot topic with our students and one of the areas of cosmetology that students find hard to master.  “It can be scary trying to blend from skin to a 3 on a guest that seems picky about their hair!” shared Lavera, one of our cosmetology students.

Quency used two models to demonstrate various blending techniques and how to use different guards to create different looks that a client may ask for.  Sidney was impressed with how easy he made it look! “It really clicked with me when he showed us how to hold the client’s head different ways so we could direct the hair and be more efficient!”

After Quency was done with his demonstration, the students were able to ask him about his career and how he got where he was.  “I really loved his passion and how he kept driving home that one good guest experience can bring you so many more clients!” shared our cosmetology student Fanny.  “He reminded us anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it!”

In the world of cosmetology anything really is possible!  Thank you to Quency and Salon Quency for an amazing morning with our cosmetology students!

 

 

Celebrating Student Success

We love to celebrate here at The Salon Professional Academy!  It’s in our DNA and part of our culture.  As an Academy, we believe that any achievement is worth celebrating.  These “wins,” as we like to call them, come in all shapes and sizes.  FINALLY mastering the art of foiling, nailing your foundations esthetics facial model or hitting your referral goal for the month are just some examples.

On the first Wednesday of each month, our cosmetology and esthetics students have their Student Celebration! In this celebration we recognize the students that excelled the month prior in various categories.  Mostly these celebrations are focused around the students that were at the top of their programs in the business building categories.  TSPA, D.C. focuses on guest referrals, guest rebooking, repeat guests and the ratio of services to each client that our students sees.

Starting next month our students will be picking a theme for our student celebration days!  The Academy will add snacks and punch centered on the theme.  To bring the celebration even more to life our students will be able to dress up how they best interpret the theme!  Stay tuned to see what theme we pick and how our students choose to celebrate!

Congratulations to all of our July, full time winners!

Ready. Set. Glow.

July 31st  2 to 8pm –  The Ultimate Skin Event Of The Year!

9 Days Left To Pre-book & Automatically Enter To Win! That’s right, when you pre-book your service or services for the Ready. Set. Glow. event today, you are automatically entered into a drawing for giveaways! Our skin care line-up was designed with you in mind when you pre-book, you can book yourself for one or all 3 services! Contact Guest Services (202) 216-9700

  • $15 Mini Facial & FREE face mapping
  • $5 Lip or Brow Wax….maybe both?
  • $5 Nail Polish Change

Enjoy FREE

SAVINGS 🔥✨🌟PRE-BOOK YOUR NEXT VISITS DRUING THE EVENT: Not only will you enjoy  great savings opportunity on July 31st but you can continue earing savings when you pre-book your follow services or try out new services. When guest pre-book their next appointments during the event your savings will look something like this:

  • Book 1 service & receive 10% OFF
  • Book 2 services & receive 20% OFF
  • Book 3 services & receive 30% OFF

Guests can choose the best time that fits their schedule between 2pm and 8pm. Contact Guest Services (202) 216-9700

 

8 Reasons Why Students Love Our Esthetics Program

Curious About What Makes Our Students Love Our FT Esthetics Class?

Taking a serious look into a creatively and financially rewarding career in the beauty & skin care industry takes courage! We know you probably have a lot of questions like ‘how can I make this work?’ which is exactly what everyone professionally licensed on the TSPA team has asked themselves at one point. That’s why we put together our students’ 8 favorite reasons that helped influence them to take steps towards exploring our 19 week program to start enjoying the ability to care for people and live artistically.

Our full-time esthetics program is the perfect program to launch you towards that financial freedom you’re looking for.

  • Full-timer’s qualify for more financial aid (FAFSA) awards than part-timer’s
  • $5,000 to $15,000 scholarships (apply before June 31st) (easiest application ever!)
  • Weekends & evenings are all yours!
  • Enroll before June 31st to benefit from additional FAFSA in the form of Pell Grants
  • Lower tuition cost means less debt. Graduate With less debt than students at our competitors
  • TSPA offers the most competitive tuition in the DC area.
  • You have the potential to convert to half time after your first 4weeks*
  • 5 months till you start earning your professional income*! (*you must be FT only to complete in 5 months)

If you want to become an esthetician, come visit or revisit our campus to see if we meet your expectations to launch you towards that financial freedom you’re looking for.

JOIN US AT THE SALON PROFESSIONAL ACADEMY, D.C. FOR SUMMER IN THE BUFF!

Pick up some cool summer gear and support a great cause. From June 1st to August 1st we will be selling a fun and versatile summer stretchy scarf or “buff” like the ones you’ve seen on the tv show Survivor.  They can be worn more than a dozen different ways and are the perfect summer accessory!  They only cost $5 and all of the proceeds from your purchase go toward support of Community Family Life Services. Since 1969, Community Family Life Services, Inc. has provided children, families and adults with the tools and resources needed to move beyond poverty and homelessness.  CFLS also supports women who are returning home following a period of incarceration by assisting them as they move into permanent self-sufficiency.  Get them for you, a friend, and the kids and know that you are doing your part to support a great cause.

HAVE FUN IN THE BUFF AND MAYBE WIN A GREAT PRIZE TOO!

TSPA, D.C. is running a fun contest that could make you “Insta-famous” and hook you up with a fabulous prize. Simply follow the steps below for a chance to win the grand prize of a $100 TSPA gift card towards services!

The contest is simple:

  • Purchase a buff at the school
  • Take a fun, creative selfie prominently featuring you wearing the buff. (keep the images appropriate please 😊 )
  • Post it to your Instagram account using these two hashtags: [#tspainthebuff] & [#tspadc]
  • Post your picture by August 1st
  • Check back with the school, our social media accounts, and/or website to see if you won and to claim your prize.

CONTEST DETAILS: Employees, currently enrolled students, and direct account contacts from vendors/companies affiliated with the school are ineligible to win the grand prize. All posts need to be of an appropriate nature. Lewd, profane, discriminatory, or inappropriate posts will be disqualified.  Winner must claim prize by September 1st, 2019 or it will be awarded to the next selected post winner.  Contact this school with any additional questions you may have.  The use of the word “buff” is a play on words as well as the colloquial, generic term for a stretchy, tubular-sewn scarf and not meant to imply the product being sold for charity is the trademark brand BUFF®.

The TSPA DC Experience as Told by Alumni

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), DC is an opportunity that awaits your passion, drive, and desire for success. However, starting over can be intimidating. Whether you’ve yet to apply or are already enrolled, take another look at what people are saying about our school! Here is what alumni really think as they reflect on their education with us at TSPA DC.

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Practice Makes Perfect

You’ve heard the phrase over and over. Alumni can confirm that TSPA DC is a place that welcomes mistakes. Making mistakes is an opportunity to learn and grow. Some report that a new technique, such as your first bleach, is hard the first time you attempt it. Learning from mistakes and fixing them for the next time not only helps refine the skill but actually builds confidence and excites you to attempt the technique again. Trial and error is the means of learning to best prepare you for the professional world ahead.

Invested Educators

As our alumni can attest, educators at TSPA DC are experienced and well-trained. They are patient, helpful, and provide support every step of the way. Our team welcomes questions from the students to curate a comfortable learning environment. They offer support from day one to graduation and beyond, offering, “endless resources and opportunities to jumpstart careers with different salons and endless contacts”.

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Learning More Than Cosmo

Our students enjoy a broad spectrum of learning. With a well-rounded curriculum that covers more than just facials and haircuts, cosmetology students can dip their toes into other related facets like color theory and even business marketing. They can graduate a confident future-professional of the industry!

Leave Prepared

No matter what a student’s experience was at day one, many were “surprised by how much knowledge and practice [they were] given before graduating”. Another didn’t expect how “confident and ready [she] was to take on a job of [her] own.” Just think: you could be next.

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TSPA DC is a friendly environment full of positive creators eager to reach their potential. As a place where roadblocks don’t have to stop you, it is a place to be savored, loved, and missed.

If you are ready to join us on your journey toward your beautiful future, schedule a tour or apply online now.

{Financial assistance or scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For our privacy policy and other information, visit http://www.tspadc.com/privacy-policy.}

March Open House

Ever wonder what life is like as a beauty school student? What are the classes like? Is it fun?  Will I learn what I need to be successful?  We’d love to answer those questions by letting you experience first-hand what it’s like!  Join un on March 14th from 6-9pm for a free event designed to help you understand what it means to be a student at The Salon Professional Academy.  Talk to educators who are committed to your success, interact with other students and hear directly from them what it is like to be enrolled at TSPA.

 

  • Free Swag Bags & A Chance to Win Prizes
  • Participate and Vote on a Student Competition
  • Here from professionals about career opportunities
  • Learn about ways to afford an investment in your education
  • Snacks and Refreshments will be served

 

 

MARCH 14TH 6-9PM   90 K ST. NE  Ste. 103  Washington, DC 20002

RSVP to Attend on our Facebook Event Page: Facebook.com/tspadc

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Elena: The Face of TSPA DC Admissions

If you have come into our school lately, You probably remember Elena, one of The Salon Professional Academy, (TSPA) DC’s cherished owners! This talented guru doubles as the company partner and head of admissions. Having a passion for beauty, people, and exploring the new, Elena handles communication and recruiting talent into TSPA DC. With twenty years of experience under her belt, Elena loves helping others reach goals and training up the new generation of stylists.

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In With the New

Whether prospective students are nervous or just indecisive, Elena creates a welcoming environment. Elena loves offering advice, and introducing them to TSPA DC. Elena’s outgoing and fun-loving personality can make any future student feel welcomed before enjoying a comfortable transition. Elena believes getting to know someone on a personal basis, beyond a phone screen. “I can talk to anybody. I am very open!”, she says.

Their First Steps: A Tour of TSPA DC

Elena understands that she is the first thing potential students see and is their first impression of the school, and she seeks to make it a great one! With the help of Shewit, the front desk coordinator, Elena gives newcomers an inside look at their potential future.

Shewit schedules tours and Elena spends a majority of her day showing people around the school, getting to know future students, and ensuring their comfort. The feedback she receives is that students love the beautiful campus in the middle of the city near the train station. “If they were nervous, usually by the end they are fine!”.

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Eliminating Obstacles

Elena is more than an advisor and a people-person. She is also a coach! She is naturally motivated to help students and future students enter TSPA DC and find success. Despite potential obstacles like financing your education or scheduling classes, Elena works with each student and is “always trying to find ways to get students through the door”, promoting TSPA DC’s relationship with Redken and a curriculum that covers business and marketing skills.

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Elena isn’t in it for money. She truly loves helping others accomplish exactly what they set out to do. “It’s more than getting your license. They come in for a tour and leave here a different person. It’s so beautiful to see who they are when they leave here and succeed in the industry”. Elena even enjoys these relationships with alumni beyond graduation. Become a part of this close community at TSPA DC and apply today!

Ready to learn more? Take a “virtual tour” of a day in the life at TSPA DC here!

{Financial assistance or scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For our privacy policy and other information, visit http://www.tspadc.com/privacy-policy.}

Meet Johanne Vorsteg: Our Jack of All Trades

Meet our tough cookie, Johanne Vorsteg. She’s just as sweet and a giver of both inspiration and tough love! With over ten years of professional experience in the industry, Johanne has been in every seat from student, to stylist, to educator, to investor, and finally, advisor. We’d say Johanne’s best role is mentoring and inspiring others all the way from breakdowns to breakthroughs.

Johanne Vorsteg

Johanne B.C. (Before Cosmetology)

Our East Coast Sweetheart has been with us at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), DC since day one, but like many others, she didn’t always have a clear vision of her future and professional purpose. Over ten years ago, Johanne looked for her niche. She never found a place that felt like hers and didn’t want that to mean she belonged at a university. Instead, she worked. After giving up on waiting tables, Johanne moved on to sweeping salon floors, having no idea she was about to find her passion.

Elena, Patrick, and Johanna: Three Peas

After graduating from cosmetology school, Johanne worked a salon, fostered her talent, built her book, and developed relationships. These relationships included her mentors and inspirers, Elena and Patrick, founders of TSPA DC. They pushed her to want more and Johanna did. “I knew I could stay and just do hair forever”, Johanne said. “That’s easy. I wanted to inspire. I wanted to pass the torch onto young industry professionals”. When Elena and Patrick invited her to invest in and work at their new school, TSPA DC, Johanne was eager to see how the bacon is made. “I was lucky enough to see it all come together!”

TSPA DC

Johanne’s Role at TSPA

Whether you attend TSPA DC or you’re a visitor, Johanne won’t be far! Interacting with students and staff often, she mentors, guides, and sympathizes, reassuring everyone that her door is always open. Johanne overseas education and builds TSPA DC as a business. More than that, Johanne pushes students beyond their own expectations. “If a student sets goals for themselves, I want to push them. If they are discouraged, I want to push them to what THEY said they wanted to be.” She recognizes that everyone’s journey isn’t easy and sees it as an opportunity for self-improvement and learning. Practicing and refining weaknesses pays off. Johanne says, “Your flaws become such a focus that they eventually become your strengths”.

Curated Culture

Johanne sees beauty school as a place for a student to grow, learn, and become. She is passionate about getting dreamers there, no matter the roadblocks. It is a type of education and success that doesn’t require a four year degree, major debt, or second-guesses. If you think you’ve hit a wall, you just may have found a door, and beauty school could be a place for you.

What’s In It For Her?

Johanne loves watching people succeed. It brings her joy and fulfillment to know that people were able to accomplish what they thought they couldn’t. Our school is where students can feel comfortable enough to feel vulnerable. It’s a place to make mistakes so that we can all learn from each other. In a school that is eager to learn, Johanne says that, “We might look like a salon but we are humble enough to know that this is part of the learning process.”

It’s an ambitious and persevering presence like Johanne that can totally make an educational experience. She is a constant reminder that your dreams don’t have to be just that. Like hers, they can be goals. Johanne can be your inspiration, mentor, and cheerleader along your own journey as she continues hers. Get the most out of an education alongside those who want to get the most out of you.

Interested in joining our school? Work alongside Johanne and other awesome educators and friends. Take a look into a day in the life of a student here!

{Financial assistance or scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For our privacy policy and other information, visit http://www.tspadc.com/privacy-policy.}

How to Attend Beauty School: Overcoming Schedule Conflicts

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Beauty school; It’s a place that is filled with energy, wonder, ambition, and creativity. It’s a place where many successful people have started their fulfilling careers. It’s a place where anything can happen. Your passion is obviously beauty, but it might be less obvious that your first step toward a career you love is beauty school. That’s right! A beauty school education could be your perfect starting point!

In our “How to Attend Beauty School” series we are going to be covering any potential roadblocks, answering your questions, and showing you just how special beauty school really is. Today’s subject? Overcoming scheduling conflicts. Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), DC, we believe that there is always time to work toward your dreams no matter how hectic life can get. We are here to show you how!

Sit Down & Plan

It’s always important to make a plan before making a commitment. We understand that life can be busy and unexpected. However, it’s never a bad idea to invest in yourself and your goals. Before making any decisions, sit down and make a plan! Write down what your everyday schedule looks like.

When you do this you can see what your time is going toward and what is taking priority in your life. What are some things that your energy is going to? What are some things that you can give up for something that can be bigger and better? Once you have a better idea of what your day-to-day looks like, you can decide which schedule works best for you!

Part-Time Students

TSPA DC is a school that believes in success. Success comes in an environment that works for everyone! We offer part-time classes to those that have schedules that are little more tight. We have seen so many students of all types of schedules thrive at our school. Some of them include:

  • Single parents
  • Full-time workers
  • Students whose spouse works
  • The “non traditional” students

Students that have obligations to their families, their jobs, or for those that work better spending half their day toward education and the rest of their day working toward personal goals, all can find success at TSPA DC. We can work with you so that you can have the time to do it all! Part-time classes can give you the skills and experience you need in order to pursue your dream while giving you the time you need and want for yourself!

Full-Time Students

For those that are used to going to school full-time, this schedule can be an easy one to ease into. Many newly graduated high school students or college students who have decided to take a different route in education tend to work well with a full-time schedule. Other students that work well with full-time can be:

  • Students that work at night
  • Students who want to work quickly toward a future
  • The traditional student

We work around all types of schedules! Some of our students work nights, while others love a full-time schedule and are eager to graduate as soon as possible. Full-time classes are formed in a way that can teach you everything you might need to find your success without burning you out!

Success Comes From Support

Beauty school is built on a foundation of helping the world become a more beautiful place with the idea of supporting each other. With creative cosmetologists creating beautiful looks to estheticians educating those about skincare, beauty school is an environment filled with encouragement and support.

At TSPA DC, we have dedicated instructors who can work one-on-one with you to help you perfect your skills and build your confidence in beauty. We also offer *financial assistance and a variety of scholarships to those who qualify. With this strong of a support system, we don’t see why you can’t go far!

Begin Today!

Enough thinking of all the reasons why you shouldn’t chase your dreams. Your dreams deserved to be pursued. You are worth investing yourself in! Contact us to learn more about our full-time and part-time programs. From when our next class begins, to how many hours each program is, and everything in between! Come in for a tour and have all of your questions answered. Your future begins today!

Don’t forget to check out some of our blogs to get a little taste of what TSPA DC is all about!

“The Life of a Beauty Student at TSPA DC”

“Become a Makeup Master at TSPA DC”

*{Financial assistance or scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For our privacy policy and other information, visit http://www.tspadc.com/privacy-policy.}