What to look for when choosing a cosmetology school to make the right decision.
You want to make sure you are attending an accredited cosmetology school because this will allow you to apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships to help you pay for your tuition. What to look for: NACCAS accreditation. NACCAS is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national agency for the institutional accreditation of postsecondary schools and departments of cosmetology arts and sciences, including specialized schools.
The Salon Professional Academy San Antonio is an accredited school by NACCAS.
You want to consider the products and product lines you will be learning on because it makes a difference when you graduate and are looking for your first job as a stylist in a salon. You want to make sure the products you learn on are relevant in the beauty industry and are quality products.
At The Salon Professional Academy San Antonio, we use Redken products and color lines. We also use Pulp Riot for vivid colors and Mizani products for textured and curly hair. Redken is well known for their color lines including Redken Shades EQ which is used by stylists and salons worldwide.
Our students learn all about these products and color lines during their cosmetology program and they also learn how to formulate color on their own so that they are confident when they graduate.
Most cosmetology schools will cover the basics of what you need to know to pass state board. The Salon Professional Academy San Antonio goes above and beyond the basics. We educate our cosmetology students on technical, business, and marketing skills so that they can achieve success as a stylist and salon owner. We use a Summit System which encourages students to achieve certain amounts of new clients, prebooks, repeat requests, and retail sales in order to level jump.
The Summit System is used in many salons and allows stylists to continue to grow their business and income.
At The Salon Professional Academy San Antonio we also educate students on all the business and marketing tools they can use as a beauty professional. We have a Marketing Director that teaches our students how to promote themselves on social media to grow their clientele, display their work and network with others within the beauty industry.
When you go in for an in-person tour, you will really be able to feel out the environment and see if it is a right fit for you. You will be able to see what current students are doing and see how the school is really like in real life. This is the best way to find a cosmetology school because you want to make sure that you will enjoy going to school and learning in this environment.
Book your tour of The Salon Professional Academy San Antonio by filling out the form on the front page of our website and our Admissions Director will be in touch with you very soon!
You want to make sure that the cosmetology school you attend will help you build the habits necessary in order to become a successful hairstylist. This means that they will offer networking events, goal setting, setting a standard for appearance and dress code. You want to make sure that this cosmetology school has connections with local salons and stylists that can help you network and find a salon home.
The Salon Professional Academy San Antonio has several events each year for students and salons to meet and interact with each other. We also have salons come into the school to teach our cosmetology students specific classes. We have a very close network with lots of salons in the San Antonio area that are always looking for students to hire. Most of our students already have a job at a salon lined up before they even graduate. This is highly valuable in the beauty industry because referrals are huge! Salons in the San Antonio area know that our students are quality graduates that are prepared to work in a salon.