Back-to-School Beauty Essentials

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in August! We love this time of year because it kicks off back-to-school season. It doesn’t matter if you’re in high school or college, there are a few products you need to have on-hand to stay cool, calm, and collected throughout the day. Here’s our list of back-to-school beauty essentials you should pack along with your pens, pencils, and notebooks!

Facial Mist

For an easy cool-down during the day, nothing quite hits the spot like a facial mist. Pack it in your purse or your backpack for an afternoon pick-me-up. Facial mists come in a variety of uplifting and invigorating scents, like citrus, peppermint, cucumber, aloe, and coconut. Do you find yourself suffering from the post-lunchtime slump? A facial mist is a perfect way to rehydrate your skin and wake yourself up with something that is both cooling and smells great.

Young woman with facial mist.

Lip Balm

If you’re prone to dry lips, few things are more uncomfortable than being stuck at school without a lip balm. Luckily there are literally hundreds of lip balms to choose from so you’ll never be without one. Want something with shimmer? That’s out there. Looking for a medicated balm with SPF? That’s available too. Just want something that smells like strawberries? You can buy that. There’s truly a lip balm for everyone, so head down to the drugstore and buy a few!

Girl with large pink scarf applies lip balm.

Hand Sanitizer

It doesn’t matter if you’re in elementary school or college, other people are germy. Keeping hand sanitizer with you at all times is a great way to keep bacteria at bay. Use it after the bathroom, before a meal, and throughout the day to keep your hands clean. Hand sanitizers come in all sorts of scents and you can even buy keychains to attach them to your bag. Staying hygienic has never been easier!

Woman applies hand sanitizer.

Moisturizer With SPF

Even in the wintertime, sun protection is important if you want to keep your skin healthy. Buying a moisturizer or tinted moisturizer with added SPF is an easy way to make sure you get that coverage on your face. Dozens of brands make lightweight, non-sticky formulations that are comfortable to wear underneath makeup or on their own. If you choose a tinted moisturizer with SPF, you can use that for coverage and just skip foundation altogether.

Woman putting moisturizing cream on her hand.

Face and Body Wipes

Sometimes during the day things get sweaty. If you’re wearing makeup all day, sweat can lead to oil buildup, which can eventually lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Keep face wipes on hand so you can wipe foundation, powder, and other makeup off your face and let your skin breathe. Body wipes are a great way to keep the rest of body clean and refreshed when you don’t have the opportunity to jump in the shower.

Woman wipes off makeup with facial wipe.

Dry Shampoo

When it comes to keeping your hair looking fresh and volumized, there’s no better fail-safe product than good old dry shampoo. It comes it all different sizes and scents, with options for dark hair, blonde hair, curly hair, colored hair, and just about any other type of hair you can think of. Dry shampoo is the perfect way to deal with oily hair while also giving it a quick boost of volume and texture. Stash a bottle in your purse, locker, backpack, car, or wherever is most handy so you can slay all day long.

Girl sprays dry shampoo on her long hair.

Make Us Part of Back-to-School Season

Want to go back to school for an education in beauty? The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Cedar Falls offers a barber styling program that could prepare you for a future in the beauty industry! Contact us today to learn more about scheduling a tour or enrolling in the program.

Check out the links below to read more about beauty!

Beauty Essentials and Tips for Your Summer Travels!

Barber Styling: How It’s Different Than Cosmetology

Five Great Jobs in Beauty That Could Be Yours!
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

Steps to Enroll in Beauty School at TSPA Cedar Falls

Choosing to attend beauty school could be a great way to open doors for the future. The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Cedar Falls offers an innovative program that can prepare you for an exciting career in the beauty industry. Not sure how to enroll in beauty school? We’ve got your back. Follow these steps to get started!

Do Research and Ask Questions

At TSPA Cedar Falls, we offer a full-time barber styling program. This is similar to cosmetology with a few twists. Of course, you can do research on your own by reading some of our blog posts and checking out the program page, but we’re here to help you out! If you’re interested in our barber styling program at TSPA Cedar Falls, give us a call or fill out our online contact form to speak with an admissions representative. We want to answer your questions about attending beauty school, class schedules, financial aid*, and scheduling a tour. Getting in touch with us is a great way to get more information and speak with a real person at our school.

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Schedule a Tour

A tour is a crucial step in your beauty school enrollment journey. On a tour, you’ll get the chance to actually see our facility. Walking around the space can help you get a feel for what it’d be like to attend TSPA Cedar Falls. You’ll get the chance to meet key people like admission representatives, financial aid advisors, educators, and maybe even some other students! While we can answer questions over the phone or email, a face-to-face conversation is still the best way to give you the important information you need for enrollment.

Apply to the Barber Styling Program

When you’ve done your research and toured our campus, it’s time to apply to the program. Contact us for the current enrollment application, get your transcripts and documents sent to the admissions department, and fill out the online form. Once you do this, someone will contact you to assist with the application process.

Person uses calculator and looks at financial aid sheet.

Get Your Finances Covered

If finances are a concern for you, we offer several scholarship options to help students achieve their goals. We also offer Pell Grants and federal financial aid to those who qualify. Contact the financial aid office, and we’ll walk you through the whole scholarship process. You can learn more about federal financial aid on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)website. TSPA Cedar Falls is approved by the Department of Education to offer financial aid to students who qualify.

Contact Us for More Information

For answers on enrollment, financial aid, schedules, and more, contact TSPA Cedar Falls. We’re here to help you get started on your future!

Read more about beauty school below!

The TSPA Experience-Life as a Student Event

Why Choose an Education in Beauty After High School?

Five Great Jobs in Beauty That Could Be Yours!

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