Beauty Careers: What Can Beauty School Training Offer Me?

Have you ever wanted to be the Molly Ringwald to someone’s Ally Sheedy (like in The Breakfast Club)? The person who helps give people makeovers to discover a look for themselves they never thought possible? Well, if that sounds fun, wait until we tell you about the getting paid part.

Yes, nabbing a career in the beauty industry is a viable job opportunity. But first, you’ll need to go to beauty school to get the certification you want. But why jump through this extra hurdle?

Well, we’re glad you asked. It’s time to take a look at what beauty school training can do for your future with beauty careers! 

But enough preamble, right? Let’s get into it!

Are Beauty Careers a Good Career Path in the Long Run?

Beauty careers will benefit you in the long run because they offer steady pay. With an average  starting annual salary of $28,034 in Iowa, you have a good foundation for building the rest of your career. Beauty school training will also educate you in a wide variety of beauty skillsets, from skincare to lashes, innovative hair styling to unicorn hair…you can literally design your future and develop into the artist you’re ready to be. These skills translate into an even wider range of jobs outside cosmetology (like television studios and medical spas), which in turn provide you more avenues to get revenue from.

Another reason beauty careers stay rewarding is the creative opportunities they offer.  Every day, you’ll get new clients who pose unique challenges for you to solve in achieving the look they desire. This helps keep your work from feeling stale and unrewarding.

Why Go to Beauty School?

One of the main reasons people go to beauty school is that it’s required to get into a lot of positions within the industry. This is especially important if you don’t have any career experience in the beauty world, as your training will showcase some form of knowledge.

Another perk of beauty school is that it offers a lot of flexibility and gets you a degree faster than a conventional college. In many cases, you can burn through all your coursework in less than a year, and many schools offer online options for those who can’t make it to the campus. And contrary to popular opinion, these schools work hard to make sure the online experience is equal to that of in-person learning. 

What Do You Learn at Beauty School?

Beauty school teaches you way more than how to give someone some amazing eyeshadow. Haircare (from cutting to coloring) is covered within beauty school, as is nail care. Esthetics (or skincare) is also big, and you can specialize in that to open up more career possibilities. You’ll also learn the finer points of makeup application here, which can serve you well if you want to follow in the footsteps of legends like Dick Smith and become a film makeup artist. 

Fast-Track Your Career

And there you have it! Now that you know all about why beauty school is vital for securing a spot in the field of beauty careers, you’re ready to get started on your education today! If you want to learn more about studying with one of the top beauty schools in the nation, feel free to contact us here at the admissions office and let us know how we can help you achieve your dreams!

What Makes TSPA Cedar Falls Stand Out?

Beauty school culture is an important part of your overall educational experience. The vibe of a school, events, and day to day life are all key factors in choosing where to attend. Our team at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Cedar Falls has worked hard to create and maintain a welcoming educational environment where individuality and creativity are celebrated!

Culture That’s Unique and Upbeat

At TSPA Cedar Falls, we believe in the power of a positive attitude. From our educators to our students, staying upbeat is what makes our culture so great! To celebrate the incredible, unique students in our barber styling program, we have monthly student appreciation days. Beauty school students work hard every single day. The least we can do is give back a little each month! In addition to giving back to our students, we also do our best to give back to the community around us. For example, sometimes we allow students to wear jeans in lieu of their required black uniform as long as they bring in three cans for the local food bank. We believe in positivity and inclusiveness in all things. That’s why giving back is such an intrinsic part of our culture.

Students at TSPA Cedar Falls.

Life as a Student

As a TSPA Cedar Falls student, your daily routine is different based on where you are in your studies. Let us break it down for you!

Students at a Foundational Level

Students will start by clocking in and being greeted by their educator. After this, the class will have some bonding time to chat and recap the day before. After this, it’s time to get into class! This could include starting a new unit, testing out a product/technique from the day before, and then moving on to practical skills. We always play music during this time to get the energy flowing and increase creativity!

Students on the Floor

For senior students, the day also starts with being greeted by your educator and clocking in. Then the student will look at what’s on their book (or agenda) for the day. Many of our senior students are booked with clients for the whole day. When it is a slower day, students get the chance to research and network on social media, take walk-in guests, attend a pop-up class, or work on a mannequin to practice techniques.

Learn and Grow With Friends

We want TSPA Cedar Falls to be a safe place for students to learn, grow, and experiment. Our school is also a great place to make friends and form lasting connections. Spending your days with like-minded individuals who share your passions is a great way to make lifelong friends! The people you meet during school (friends, staff, educators) could also help you find a job after graduation.

Become a Part of Our Culture!

If a future in beauty is your dream, let our barber styling program help you make it a reality! Our welcoming, unique culture could be the perfect place to prepare you for a future in the beauty industry. Contact TSPA Cedar Falls today to apply!

The Best is Yet to Come in 2019

The start of a new year is an exciting time for progress and setting goals. Is a career in the beauty industry a goal of yours? Starting your beauty education is the best way to start working toward that dream! At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Cedar Falls, our barber styling program is designed to prepare students for long-term futures in beauty. Want to make 2019 your best year ever? Think about becoming a part of our program!

Make Education a Part of Your Year

Whether you’ve been toying with the idea of beauty school for months, or you’ve just developed a burning desire to enroll, this is your year to make it happen! Choosing to start beauty school is more than just a smart decision, it’s a smart investment.* Taking the time to get your education now can set you up for a long-term future in the beauty industry. This career path can be ideal for someone who is friendly, creative, and passionate about beauty!

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Why Choose Barber Styling?

Our barber styling program at TSPA Cedar Falls covers theory and foundational classes like sanitation and safety, the history of beauty, and the science of hair structure. Additionally, we can teach you hair cutting, hair coloring, makeup application, guest services, and other practical skills that you’ll need as a future beauty professional. While passing the state board exam is important, it’s not the only thing beauty school should prepare you for. Our program is designed to prepare you for an actual career in the beauty industry, not just to pass a test.

Why TSPA Cedar Falls?

As a part of the TSPA franchise, we can offer you a support network. Our curriculum has been designed with students’ success in mind. TSPA Cedar Falls educators are dedicated to helping every individual student achieve their goals. We also have an exclusive relationship with the salon brand Redken. This allows us to offer a professionally-driven education where you can practice your skills with salon-grade products on real guests. With TSPA and Redken on our side, we hope that every student graduates our school feeling confident about the future!

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Possibilities for the Future

Have you thought about the career possibilities that a barber styling license can make available to you? The beauty industry is a vibrant industry full of exciting careers. Here are some of those creative possibilities!

  • Fashion show stylist
  • Salon owner
  • Colorist
  • Hair stylist
  • Makeup artist
  • Platform artist
  • Beauty educator
  • Personal/celebrity stylist

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Learn More About Barber Styling

Make beauty a part of 2019. Talk to us about our barber styling program! We’re here to answer your questions and help you achieve your goals. 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.tspacedarfalls.com

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Explore the Art of Barber Styling at TSPA Cedar Falls

Explore the Art of Barber Styling at TSPA Cedar Falls

In Iowa we are lucky enough to have a beauty license that has some unique focuses that you might not expect. While nearly identical to the Cosmetology Program, the Barber Styling Program offered at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Cedar Falls includes many of the skills and techniques of a traditional cosmetologist and electrifies them with an education that will leave all your clients fresh-face, pampered, and glowing with beauty inside and out.

Let’s break down what this program includes and discover how you can go beyond a traditional education in beauty and build a successful future in hair design at TSPA Cedar Falls.

What is Barbering Styling?

Welcome to Hair Design Electrified.

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This innovative program offered at TSPA Cedar Falls takes many of the usual techniques and skills that are mastered by cosmetologists and energizes them with a specialty focus that could give students a competitive edge that many employers are looking for.

From hair coloring, styling and cutting to makeup, spa treatments, and even straight razor shaving, you can develop your talent and your love of beauty at TSPA Cedar Falls.

If helping people feel good inside and out is a passion of yours, than an education in beauty could be the investment in your future you are looking for.

Quick facts!

  • Our full-time Barber Styling Program starts every 5 weeks but fills fast! Don’t wait to reserve your spot!
  • The average time to complete the course is 62 weeks.
  • The state of Iowa requires 2100 towards licensure.

Become a Master

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The first 380 hours of your education covers many foundational and theory classes that are developed to help you practice your skills in an environment that will not only keep you and your guests safe, but prepare you to help your clients to look their very best.

The Theory and Foundation Classes in Our Program Include:

  • The History of Beauty
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Law, Ethics, and Service
  • Anatomy and Chemistry
  • The Science of Hair Structure

In addition to the foundational knowledge that we expect our students to attain, we put a high focus on the skills themselves.

The Skills and Techniques We Help Our Student to Master Include:

  • Facials, massage, and waxing
  • Perming and relaxing of the hair
  • Haircutting and styling
  • Advanced hair coloring techniques
  • Manicuring and Shellac nails
  • Hair treatments and masques
  • Beard trimming and shaving technique
  • Makeup application

This condensed list gives you an idea of all the many skills you can learn in our program. We are dedicated to helping our students master their passion and build a career that will impact them for decades to come. That is why, in addition to including the training you need to master these skills, we also help you develop business management skills through lessons that will help you understand many of the skills that could help you find success.

Are you ready to embrace your love of beauty?

If a future career in beauty sounds like just the right opportunity for you, don’t wait! You can begin your application process today. Contact the admissions coordinator at The Salon Professional Academy, Cedar Falls today and discover just how many places an education in beauty can take you.

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