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!
You may know someone who went to cosmetology school. You may have even walked into a cosmetology school and received a treatment from them. But when it comes to enrolling in school, you may feel a little lost.
Don’t worry! You are not alone when it comes to deciding on where or why you should go to cosmetology school. At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), DC, many of our students had the same concerns and questions that you do. We decided to make a blog that answers the most commonly asked question about starting cosmetology school.
Here are our top five questions and answers we had when deciding on cosmetology school.
Is Cosmetology Hard?
This is a great question! Cosmetology school isn’t easy, and it does require hard work and dedication. Working hard for something you love is very rewarding and cosmetology is no different. If you enjoy doing hair, cutting hair, and applying makeup there is a good possibility that you will love cosmetology school. Students find that they each have different strengths and weaknesses throughout their cosmetology school. Each student is given the opportunity to improve their skills and techniques while allowing their strengths to shine.
What Skills Do I Need to Be a Cosmetologist?
Another great question. Many people think of that there are only practical skills involved in cosmetology, but they’re wrong! Here are a few skills they should posses in addition to their hands-on skills:
- Communication Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Interpersonal Skills
What to Look for in a Cosmetology School
There are many options for cosmetology school and choosing just one can feel overwhelming. There isn’t one school that is right for everyone but there are specific aspects that set certain schools apart. We suggest taking a tour of the school to get a feel for the building and find out what kind of culture they foster! If you feel like you don’t fit in there, it probably isn’t the best option for you. You want a school that you can feel comfortable and thrive in. We suggest that you choose a school that offers a variety of courses and opportunities for you to try out!
What Opportunities Can I Expect at Cosmetology School?
We can’t speak for other schools, but at TSPA DC you can expect to learn in a beautiful facility. Not only will you be practicing your skills in a great facility, you will also be using professional products from Redken. With one-on-one training, students can feel confident when they start giving treatments to clients. At TSPA, DC we strive to give our students opportunities to try popular treatments found in salons such as our Keratin treatments. We offer advanced courses where you can learn the necessary skills for the makeup industry with our courses from the Make-up Designory (MUD).
Is Cosmetology School Worth It?
Our answer is a resounding yes! Cosmetology school is a great place to enhance your hair and makeup skills. Not only are you learning amazing skills, you also have the opportunity to meet amazing people! You could make life long relationships with people or find your next business partner at cosmetology school. You can challenge yourself by adding skills to your skill set and learning new cutting techniques. While it does take time and energy, the people you meet and the experiences you have in cosmetology school truly make it a priceless experience.
At TSPA, DC we enjoy answering questions about cosmetology school and what kind of experiences we have had as cosmetology students. Cosmetology school is a wonderful place for people who are passionate about hair and makeup.
Still have more questions? We have your back! Give us a call at (202) 216-9700 to ask about our programs and set up a time to tour our campus!