Time to Give Your Makeup the Spring Cleaning Treatment

Makeup has become a staple in many of our morning preparation routines. Some of us can’t even leave the house without making sure our handy-dandy makeup bag is by our side. The team at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Antonio understands the important role that makeup plays in our lives. What many people don’t know is how crucial it is to regularly clean your makeup. Not only is cleaning important, but you should be throwing away makeup that’s expired to ensure that your skin gets the proper care it deserves. Taking care of your makeup arsenal requires time and dedication on your part, but don’t worry! We’ve got your guide on how to make sure your makeup is hygienic, up-to-date, and safe for your skin!

So When is Too Old?

First things first, it’s time to throw out all that makeup you’ve been hoarding over the years. But how can you tell if it’s time to throw out that mascara that’s been your friend for who knows how long? Well, unfortunately, it’s not as simple as you might hope. How long your makeup lasts can be affected by many factors like when the product was opened and how it’s been packaged. There are some products that are bound to get old faster because of their water content and other factors. Here is a general guideline for how long you should wait till you think about throwing it in the trash.

Liquid, Pencil or Powder?

This is something you should immediately ask yourself when trying to decide if something has outlived its usefulness. Liquids and creams will have more water and oil in their content which will drastically reduce how long you can use them. For liquid and cream foundation products it’s recommended you throw them away after six to twelve months.

If instead, you have a foundation that uses powder then it’s going to last you a lot longer. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have an expiration date. Since the dryness of it keeps bacteria away longer than water-based makeup, power makeup can last up to two years. When it comes to pencils as long as you’re sharpening them on a regular basis they can also be used up to two years.

makeup foundation and brushes

Natural Ingredients

Just like food, makeup with natural ingredients will expire faster than those without. So if you’re someone who makes sure that their makeup is preservative-free, then you should be checking regularly to make sure that your makeup is still performing well and isn’t irritating your skin.

Trust Yourself

If you’re ever doubting whether it’s time to say goodbye to your favorite mascara, then you could always look at it yourself to see if something looks off about it. Discoloration, abnormal texture and a strange smell are just some of the signs you should be watching out for.

woman applying mascara

If you’ve found that you keep getting dry, irritated skin in the same area, it might be time to look to your makeup as the culprit. It’s important that you’re keeping your makeup in good condition so it doesn’t do more harm than good.

Cleaning What’s Left

So now that you’ve thrown out the old makeup, how do you make sure you get the most out of what’s left in the safest way? Take the time to sanitize and care for them of course! It may seem time-consuming but your skin will thank you for all your hard work. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your cleaning regimen.

Brushes, Brushes, Brushes

Think about how often you use a brush when applying makeup to your face. Chances are that you’re using one every day, which is why it’s so important that you’re cleaning them. Especially make sure to wash your brushes regularly if they’re coming into close contact with your eyes! Just rinse off your brushes in lukewarm water, put a drop of soap in your hands, and gently scrub your brushes. Then when you’re ready, leave them out to dry by hanging them over the counter so they can keep that nice rounded shape.

makeup brushes

Regularly Clean Your Makeup

Cleaning your makeup tools is important but don’t forget to sanitize what you’re actually applying to your face: the makeup itself! Some can be done pretty easily, and the hardest part can be to remember to do it. If you’re using pencil products then all it takes is a quick sharpening and you’re ready to go.

Others may seem more complicated but can actually be done very quickly. Disinfecting your eyeshadow and lipstick can be completed in a few short steps. Simply scrape off the top layer and soak what remains in rubbing alcohol to keep them from getting dirty. It may seem tedious to remember but it will all be worth it.

Don’t Forget Your Bag

So you should be cleaning out your makeup and the tools to apply it but what about your bag you keep it all in. You don’t want to throw all your hard work into a makeup bag that still has last year’s mascara marks all over it. It’s a simple process but many of us don’t think about it.

makeup bag with lipstick

At least once or twice a month you should be removing your makeup from its bags and cases and giving them a good scrub. Antibacterial wipes are a quick and easy way to clean them.

Learn More About Makeup

If you’re someone who loves to learn about this and all things makeup, then you should consider looking into our esthetics program. Or if you want to focus on makeup check out our MUD makeup courses where you can learn makeup techniques used in the beauty, entertainment, and fashion industries. Contact us to learn more.

Need a Career Change? Make the Switch to Cosmetology!

So, you’re curious about a career change? Maybe you’ve been at an office job for a few years and don’t feel passionate about it. Or maybe you’re bouncing between jobs and want something more stable. Whatever the case, our cosmetology program at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Antonio can open the door to a variety of exciting careers in the beauty industry. If you’re ready for a change, are a few reasons why pursuing a future in cosmetology could be beneficial for you!

Scheduling is Flexible

Working as a cosmetologist often allows for pretty flexible scheduling. Need to work while your kids are at school? That’s a possibility. Got another job or family obligation? Nights and weekends are also an option. Unlike many other careers, cosmetologists don’t have to stick to a traditional “9 to 5” schedule. Having options is great if you’re a parent, have a busy schedule, or just would rather work in the evening or on a weekend! Whether you rent a booth at a salon, become a salon employee, or provide services from your home, cosmetology could offer flexibility that many other careers do not.

Woman using a planner next to a laptop.

You Can Embrace Creativity

For those who love art and working with their hands, cosmetology can be a great creative career choice. Between cutting and styling hair, developing beautiful colors, and applying avant-garde makeup, cosmetologists get a chance to use their artistic brain every single day! If you’re an intrinsically creative person, then it’s likely that you’ll be happier and more fulfilled in a creative, fast-paced career rather than being stuck behind a computer all day. Every client is different, which means your daily tasks will never be exactly the same. As a stylist or makeup artist, you get to learn someone’s individual tastes and bring their unique vision to life!

Female makeup artist uses a large colorful palette.

It’s a Social Environment

From clients and coworkers to salon staff members and product suppliers, cosmetologists work with and around a lot of people every day. Many office jobs can get lonely, especially if you work remotely. Working in a salon, spa, or behind a makeup counter can give you the chance to make new friends, connect with clients, bounce ideas off your coworkers, and receive valuable, in-person feedback on a daily basis. Even if you’re not the most extroverted social butterfly in the world, human beings are social creatures by nature. We need the company of others. A career in cosmetology could allow you to meet new people and engage in conversation throughout the day.

Female stylists work with clients in a salon.

You Can Constantly Learn New Things

In many office jobs, learning and growth can become stagnant. You’ll learn everything you can and then one day, there will be no more challenges. That’s usually not the case with cosmetology. The beauty industry is constantly changing. Thanks to blogging, social media, and the influencer community, new trends, cutting-edge products, and innovative application techniques are popping up daily. As a cosmetologist, keeping up with what’s new is just part of your job. Clients are looking for someone who’s on top of what’s popular. Working in the beauty industry means there will always be new challenges and new ways to do things!

Powder, lipstick, and other products sit on a table.

Upward Mobility and Career Options

If you’re changing careers, you’re probably wondering about career options and making a living in the beauty industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, beauty industry careers in the United States are expected to grow by 13% between 2016 and 2026. The demand for hair and other beauty services is continuously growing, so now is a better time than ever to start a career in beauty. Additionally, with the massive influx of freelance makeup artists/stylists, beauty bloggers, vloggers, and influencers, beauty careers are no longer restricted to salons. There are more options than ever. A cosmetology license could just be that first step toward a potentially lucrative and personally fulfilling career!

Barber styles a male client's hair.

Apply to Our Cosmetology Program Today!

Now is the time to start your future in beauty. It’s never too late to make a change and find a career you’re passionate about! For more information about applying to our cosmetology program at TSPA San Antonio, contact us today.

Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspasanantonio.com

The Boss Babe Dream Team

Do you dream of becoming a boss babe? Then do we have an inspirational fairytale for you! Whether you aspire to work from home as a stylist or own a salon someday, enjoy our favorite success story that hits close to home: the rise of The Salon Professional Academy, (TSPA) San Antonio. Our owners, Brandy and Dana, are examples of ambition, perseverance, and success.

It Takes Two

Before TSPA San Antonio, Brandy and Dana worked at a local salon, advocating Redken products and techniques. Impressed with their commitment, TSPA approached the Redken-recognized ladies about expanding the franchise in Texas. This new opportunity was a risk they’d never regret.

beauty school owners

A Well-Oiled Machine

Working right alongside the franchise for guidance, the partners invested time to curate the TSPA brand in San Antonio. With Dana’s drive, eagerness to learn, and natural leadership combined with Brandy’s proactivity and passion for education, our partners were able to conquer the learning curve of starting a beauty school. They chose Melanie, our current director, to help advertise and enroll future students. The team eagerly awaited helping others achieve their own beautiful futures just as they had.

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A Balancing Act

In addition to full-time management of both a salon and beauty school, dream team Brandy and Dana are also mothers! Between family life, owning a salon and running a school, these busy and versatile ladies are a couple of wild cards. But ambition is best executed with balance and teamwork.

TSPA San Antonio seeks to create professionals, not just stylists. Beyond makeup and hair technique, our team values professional communication, business and marketing strategies, and how to make a lasting impression on the industry. This is achieved through curriculum, overseen by Brandy, marketing with Dana, and day-to-day management from Melanie.

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Don’t be! Students admire the success of our partners. Attending TSPA San Antonio is an opportunity to learn from Brandy and Dana who share anything from their expertise in technique to advice and mentorship. Their passion and heart for the TSPA San Antonio family is as transparent as a clear coat! We’d love to see you become a part of it.

If you share the passion with us, apply to our cosmetology program now! Enjoy our community of driven potential so that you can achieve the beautiful future of your dreams.

Could TSPA San Antonio Be the School For You?

If you dream of a career change, furthering your education, using your creativity, or a beautiful future, then we welcome you to The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), San Antonio! Here in the heart of big-city hustle and bustle lies a not-so-hidden gem: one of North America’s largest networks of beauty schools. They say everything is bigger in Texas, but we are ready to tell you what’s better in San Antonio specifically! Read on to see what schooling at TSPA San Antonio could have in store for you.

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Support System

Students and educators alike have a common goal: success! We believe in creative collaboration, inspiring one another, and helping each other in a positive, uplifting environment. At TSPA San Antonio, students can attain creative, professional, and career goals alongside their lifelong friends and mentors. Beauty students can build a network of both professionals and friends who will help students reach their potential during school and beyond graduation.

Learn From the Best

We’ve got quality products to match our quality educators! Lucky for us, TSPA San Antonio has a relationship with Redken that allows us to use their products. Specialized courses taught by trained professionals that can both challenge and teach students. These educators go beyond teaching, as they are mentors and advice-givers. They can help prepare students with practical training and guidance with professional tools and products.

Learn by Doing

Maybe you’ve watched YouTube tutorials or gawked over your own stylist’s skill. Forget just watching! Do! In TSPA San Antonio’s fully-equipped student salon training area*, students get to practice on real guests. Learn the proper technique of cutting, styling, coloring and more while practicing guest relations and retention.

It’s Not Just Hair and Makeup

Beauty school just might be a gateway into entrepreneurship! Students can practice branding themselves as self-employers, social media managers, and even business owners. Business goals and career dreams shared with educators can be fostered with marketing and communication tips. Build everything from a social presence to a resume or portfolio! This is a chance to learn from mistakes and ask questions before pursuing the professional world.

Explore the Opportunities


Students are in luck! TSPA San Antonio students can also enjoy the perks of the Make-up Designory (MUD) courses! Separate from beauty school’s class requirements, MUD courses make a great addition to a cosmetologist’s license, portfolio, or skill set. Advanced, specialized learning in contour technique, eyebrow shaping, and special occasion makeup taught at MUD classes can help future cosmetologists stay on trend, fresh, and unique!

Exam Prep

Dreading that final exam? Don’t! With our study helps such as our mentors and mock board exams, students can feel confident and relaxed when it comes time to face the state exam!

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financing your education should not keep you from your beautiful future. TSPA San Antonio offers financial aid and scholarships to those who qualify. Learn more about qualifying for financial assistance here.

Excited to take a step toward a beautiful future? We are ready for you! Check out our curriculum by program here!

Images shown are not of TSPA San Antonio. Although environments depicted are similar to those at TSPA San Antonio they are not direct representations.

{Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tspasanantonio.com}

*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals

Consider Your Hair Problems Solved!

We get it. Hair can be SO high MANEtenance. Summer hair is prone to breakage while winter hair might suffer from frizz. Sometimes we might even leave a salon as unsatisfied as we arrived! But luckily we’ve got solutions to nine common hair problems so you can tame the mane.


Hair should be a confidence booster, not a burden! The next time you find yourself picking at split ends or itching a dry scalp, give these tips a look! Need more hair guidance? Come visit our student salon training area*!

To see more hair tips, check out this list of trends for 2018!

All services performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed professionals.

Your Perfect Lipstick According to Your Astrology Sign

Lipstick is the crowning glory to any look. Maybe there are more colors in your lipstick collection than there are changing leaves! Don’t know where to start? Well, we’ve matched your astrology sign to the perfect lipstick shade you can rock at every bonfire, pumpkin patch, or hot chocolate sesh all season long.

A circle of colorful lipsticks.

Need a managed mane to match the magnificent lips? The perfect lip color deserves the perfect hair color. Get some inspo here! Ready to perfect your makeup skills? Learn more about our cosmetology program!

For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit https://www.tspasanantonio.com/

Top 10 Salons in the San Antonio Area

We are proud to be part of the amazing beauty professional community in San Antonio. At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Antonio we are not only dedicated to helping to grow the next generation of professional, we are proud to have our students working in some of the top salons in our area.

We have worked to create a relationship with many of these salons and are proud to give our students the benefit of these connections as they work to build their careers.

There are so many salons in the San Antonio Area that we can’t possibly list them all, but here are some of the ones closest to us, and some we proud to have as part of our TSPA family.

    1. Pure Posh Salon

      Pure Posh Salon Interior

      This local salon has special ties with The Salon Professional Academy, San Antonio; they are our sister academy! Owned by Brandy and Dana, our own fearless owners, Pure Posh is an amazing salon, that has even employed several graduates of TSPA San Antonio!

      Head in today for an amazing service, and to see a few of our graduates in action!

    2. I’m Unique Hair Artistry

      This multicultural salon in San Antonio, Texas is a favorite among our staff and students. Specializing in creating beautiful ethnic looks, we are proud to have several of our students employed at this unique salon.

    3. Medusa The Salon

      If you love bright colors and trendy cuts this eclectic salon might be right up your alley. With beautiful looks, and a few TSPA San Antonio alumni manning the chairs, you are sure to feel pampered and leave glowing at Medusa The Salon.

    4. The Fixx Hair Studio

      With a fun environment, upbeat atmosphere, and a staff that is ready and willing to help you look your best, The Fixx Hair Salon could be your go to. For great looks in the New Braunfels area give them a call today.

    5. Hair Studio Sonterra Salon

      This award winning salon in San Antonio, Texas is a great addition to our local beauty community. Their beautiful salon and dedicated staff are always seeking to push the limits on what the looks that they create, and build beautiful color sheens on a daily basis.

    6. Evolve Salon

      A Redken based salon in the San Antonio Texas, Evolve Salon not only boasts several TSPA San Antonio alumni, but killer service in a stunning salon that will leave you feeling like a pampered super star.

    7. Joyez Salon

      A brazilian blowout master, the stylists at Joyez Salon are ready to help you look your best for any occasion. Contact them today to see how they can help you, and make sure to say hi to our alumni while you are there!

    8. Mint Salon

      welcome desk at Mint Salon

      Mint Salon is an adorable boutique salon in San Antonio, Texas, this salon feels more like a family gathering! With a staff that has your needs at heart, and strives to give you a great experience, you will truly feel at home here!

    9. Sergio’s Salon and Spa

      Sergio and his staff at a fundraiser

      This local salon and spa has been voted number one in San Antonio, and for good reason, the staff and facility are kind, welcoming and will help you feel right at home. From hair cuts to massages, you can get it all at Sergio’s.

    10. PURE Beauty Bliss Salon

      Pure Bliss Salon

      This true blue texas salon is dedicated to giving you not only the best service, but the best experience you can hope for. With experienced stylists and the skills you are looking for, you are guaranteed to leave smiling.


Are you ready to support the beauty professional community in San Antonio?

With so many options you might be feeling overwhelmed! Consider starting where it all begins and schedule a visit in our student salon training area.

Experience a service with a future professional, and find your next stylist behind our doors.

Contact us today to schedule your pampering salon experience.


*All services provided by students in training under the supervision of licensed professionals. 

7 Hairstyle Trends for 2018

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Antonio, our students are able to learn a lot about hair styling, dying, cutting, and more. We take the time to train our students so they can prepare to pursue a career after their time with us. A big part of that preparation includes understanding and mastering trends. We understand the importance of trends and embrace them in our curriculum! By giving our students the opportunities to ask questions and practice their skill, our educators are ready to support them in their journey. We have seen many of these styles make a return and are excited to support our students as they master these or even create their own!

Check out some of 2018’s top hairstyle trends, and let us know which ones are your favorite!

Ribbon Highlights

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ribbon highlights? We really like this style because it blends ribbon highlights with a beautiful ashy brown. This technique, known as balayage, is used to create tons of amazing looks! At TSPA San Antonio you can learn this technique and create your own beautiful balayage looks!

Long Bob/Blunt Edges

In 2017 we saw a lot of long bobs, or lobs as they are nicknamed. This is a particularly attractive hairstyle for people with any shape face, which has made it super popular! At TSPA San Antonio we love to help our students master these types of blunt edge cuts so they can create the looks their clients love.

Colder Hues

Wonder hair hues

Wow! We love these cold-toned shades. Gray hair has been all the rage for a while, but recently more ashy and pastel tones are making an appearance. We help our students prepare to create these looks by including in-depth training about chemical processes as well as the professional line of coloring products Redken provides.

As a Redken partner we are proud to offer our students access to these amazing products as well as the cutting and styling techniques that we receive as a Redken Diamond Academy.

Natural Curls

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Natural hair is beautiful! At TSPA San Antonio we want each of our students to develop a well rounded education – and that includes the care and styling of all types of hair! Learn this skill and create beautiful curls and braids for every head of hair.

80’s Comeback

Scrunchies, denim, and big voluptuous hairstyles from the 80s are making a comeback, and we couldn’t be more pleased! This style, similar to a blowout, is taught in TSPA San Antonio’s cosmetology program. Learn this technique and create your own 80s inspired looks. If you want to give this a try yourself, do! Just avoid using too much product as that can give your new ‘do a faux appearance.

Wispy Fringe

Whispy Fringe

Fringe is all over the place. Should they be short and blunt? Long and splayed? We are all for changes in style. The cutting techniques used to master this look is valuable no matter where you want your future career to lead you. Using professional Redken products and a cutting system that we are proud of we encourage our students to learn their techniques and create many different styles of bangs.

Re-love Perms

We never thought we’d see the day when perms came back, but 2018 has surprised us again. Natural-looking perms are very popular right now with people striving to recreate that perfect wave on a daily basis. We are ready to help our students master the chemical processes that can achieve this beautiful look!

The Salon Professional Academy, San Antonio invites our students to discover current and past trends to help them build the skills that are in demand. Learning trends is just another part of our cosmetology program! If you want to learn how to create these trends as a licensed professional, you’ll want to check out our program! Contact us today.

A Beautiful Year! See How Our Creative Spirit Soared in 2017

Wow, what a year we had at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Antonio! It’s always amazing to us how quickly the year goes by. Not only did we welcome plenty of new students, but we celebrated graduations, learned new techniques, and had so much fun together.

But it isn’t always just fun and games at TSPA, San Antonio. We spend most of our time training, and when the end of the year rolls around, we are always incredibly proud of the growth and progress of our students. So allow us to brag about them in this recap of our amazing 2017 year!

We Had to Say Goodbye

Aseel clocking out with her certificate!Reserve today: 210-560-8772 #TSPASA

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Wednesday, January 3, 2018

We congratulated many of our students on their success, but we were always sad to see them go!

Balayage Babes

Balayage done by Carly!Reserve today: 210-560-8772 #TSPASA

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Balayage, or a technique in which we paint the dye onto the hair, was definitely a popular technique last year. As we strive to develop our students into skilled cosmetologists, we were dedicated to master this beautiful skill. Just check out this amazing blending by our student Carly!

Flirting With Day of the Dead

Love these looks! #tspasanantonio #tspasa #cosmetologysa

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This Halloween all of our students learned how to do Dia De Los Muertos inspired makeup. Besides this being a lot of fun, we learned a lot about traditional makeup techniques and created some truly celebratory looks!

A Study in Diligence

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Tuesday, October 17, 2017

In addition to mastering our skills and welcoming guest speakers from local salons, we also provide our students with professional resources to help them through anything life may throw at them. We were honored to welcome this domestic abuse survivor from the the Angel Eyes Foundation was she gave a presentation to our students.

Pretty in Prom

Prom 2017 makeup by Alisha!Reserve today: 210-560-8772 #TSPASA

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In addition to hair, we loved perfecting our makeup skills and helping our local ladies get glammed up for their prom nights. Alisha sure did a good job for this lucky student.

Getting Creepy

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Is that the zombie apocalypse? Nope. It’s just our student practicing their special effects makeup. TSPA San Antonio knows that not all makeup is pretty day looks, and we focus a lot on career growth. We know that you can take the skills you learn with us into fields like special effects, stylized photography, and more! We think our students are incredibly talented!

The Perfect Manicure

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Thursday, November 9, 2017

Our students are lucky enough to study all things cosmetology which includes makeup, hair, esthetics, and nails. We strive to master our manicure and pedicure skills on our clients and are committed to giving them a wonderful experience, completed with soft skin and shining nails!

Mummy Practice

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

That’s not a mummy, it’s someone getting a relaxing facial from one of our talented students! This past year we had the pleasure of watching our students master the art of esthetics and some amazing facial techniques.

Spacing Out

Close up of this intergalactic inspired look by Michelle!Reserve today: 210-560-8772 #TSPASA

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Many interesting trends surfaced in 2017, and galaxy makeup like this among them. We love this student’s take on this trend. We think she really captured a happy middle between galaxy lights and mermaid magic!

Browse Our Eyebrows!

Before and after brow tinting by Francheska!Reserve today: 210-560-8772 #TSPASA #thesalonprofessionalacademyofSA #TSPASanAntonio #SanAntonioTX

Posted by The Salon Professional Academy of San Antonio (TSPA SA) on Monday, July 17, 2017

Our students got the chance to perform this amazing technique on many guests. Brows were a big deal in 2017, and we strive to train our students on popular trends.

You’re Invited!

We are so happy to see the successful students that can emerge from our programs here at The Salon Professional Academy, San Antonio. We love helping our students grow and prepare for potential careers in the beauty industry. If you are interested in discovering more about our cosmetology program or pursuing a new beautiful career, contact us today or give us a call at 210-560-8772. You’re invited to come learn with us, and we can’t wait to welcome you!

TSPA San Antonio: 2017 Excellence in Education Honoree

Modern Salon has been long recognized as a leader in delivering the highest quality news and how-tos in the beauty industry. With more than three decades of publications under their belt they truly have their finger on the pulse of trends and styles that keep our runways popping and our creativity fueled.

For the past seven years Modern Salon has taken their dedication to the beauty industry further by recognizing the schools that produce the next generation of creative professionals.

The Excellence in Education awards by Modern Salon have been a coveted accolade for cosmetology schools across the country since their inauguration in 2010. Awarded to schools with standards and service that go above and beyond the norm, these awards are given to only a few choice schools a year.

This year The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), San Antonio was honored to be recognized by Modern Salon for their excellence in Community Involvement and Marketing.

Read on to hear more about the award, and what it means to our school, and to our students.


Excellence in Education

As part of the TSPA family, delivering a program that gives our students an Excellence in Education is more than our motto, it’s our commitment to our students and to the futures that they will someday build. It is that dedication that Modern Salon editorial director, Michele Musgrove, wants to exemplify in this years nominees; saying, “We want to help spread the word about the exceptional work cosmetology schools are doing to help launch beautiful careers.”

We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to our students, and to building an education that will see them into their own beautiful future.

An Innovation in Marketing

The world is changing, and with it so does the way we reach our students. We have made it one of our top priorities to stay up with the current trends in social media and networking. We do this not just to help potential students find a school that fits their goals, but to educate our current students in marketing skills and techniques that will help them build their client count and create a successful career.

We know that business skills are an important foundation into each of our students successes. Buy helping them build a knowledge in business management and marketing we are giving them the tools they need to build their own success and reach for the stars.

A Dedication to Community

It takes a tribe to raise a child. It also takes a tribe to create community. At The Salon Professional Academy, San Antonio we know that as a stylist you are only as strong as the community behind you. That is why we bring such a strong focus to building that community to our students, challenging them to give back to the people and businesses that give so much to them.

It’s a spirit of serving that we cultivate in our school, and in the family we have built here. By donating our time and our services to those in need we help those who help build our neighborhoods and community into something amazing.

Excellence in Education has been our motto for years, and we are honored that Modern Salon sees those values in us.

Thank you Modern Salon for this recognition, it is truly an honor.

Are you ready to build your future? We invite you to come tour the facilities at The Salon Professional Academy, San Antonio and let us show you how our staffs dedication to you, and to your future can help you build a foundation toward your dreams. Schedule a tour today.