Skincare – Myths and Expectations Clearing the Air

Routine spa treatments hold numerous benefits, but can’t be relied on as a skincare savior clad in a skin-tight suit and cape. They’re great for deep skin cleansing, moisturizing, and keeping current blemishes under control, but your skin needs just as much love from you as it does from a professional. 

As of 2018, about 190 million Americans seek spa services per year (Statista). With so many articles online listing the seemingly endless amount of specialized services, it’s important to draw attention back to the importance of a sustainable, at-home routine. 

The most important aspect of a daily routine is SPF! There are major bodies of evidence that claim prolonged UV light exposure results in about 80% of visible face aging. As of 2018, treatments combating skin aging suggest antioxidant supplements, stem cell therapy, retinoids, hormone replacement therapy, and diet restrictions amongst other, more intensive treatments such as Telomere Modification, which risks initiating the formation of cancer cells in the skin (Zhang). 

In order to prevent wrinkling, loss of elasticity, loose skin, and an overall rough textured appearance, the most important thing to start your day with should be an SPF of 50 or higher. Two great brands for this are Dermalogica, which is offered at our salon, and Aveeno. 

So What Now?

Here at TSPA Ft. Myers, we offer many different kinds of facials, such as the Basic Cleansing Facial, the ProSkin 30 minute Cleansing Facial, and the ProSkin 60 minute Advance Facial. All three are fantastic at providing soft, dewy skin and clearing out any makeup, dirt, and oil from the face. Our Esthetician students also specialize in a 30 minute Back Facial, which is great for cleaning out clogged pores, treating back acne, and hydrating the skin. 

As for pricing, our Basic Cleansing Facial is done by our Cosmetology students, and starts at $25. Our other three facials are provided by our Esthetician students, with the 30 minute Facial starting at $28, and both the 60 minute Facial and the Back Facial starting at $38. 

For the month of September we’re offering a free brow wax with the purchase of a ProSkin 60 minute facial, and all Dermalogica products are BOGO 50% off! We’re currently booking appointments Tuesdays through Fridays, and we’d love to hear from you. Give us a call at (239) 208-3954 to schedule a facial with any of our amazing students!

Eyelash Extensions 101

Eyelash Extensions 101

What is one piece of makeup that you cannot leave the house without? For the majority of people they would say its mascara! Now what if you could wake up with long luscious lashes and completely eliminating your use of mascara? We have a solution, one that is currently all the rage; Eyelash Extensions!

So what are Eyelash Extensions and are they worth the hype?

Let’s start with the application process and what they are made of! Extensions come in a range of materials, thickness and curl options. Eyelashes can be made of mink, sable, faux mink, silk, cashmere or synthetic acrylic. Here at TSPA we use a faux mink. It’s important that your stylist understand the thickness and  the curl on your extension, for it to follow the curl of your natural lashes and for your natural lash to support the extension.

The initial application process can take up to 3 hours, while touchups between one to three weeks can take up to an hour.

A single lash extension, ranging in sizes, is attached — one by one — to the natural eyelash. The application is painless and your eyes are closed the entire time!

So how long do they last? Depending on your lifestyle and your at home skin care routine they can last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. You will need a touch up anywhere between 1 to 3 weeks to add or adjust any lashes.

What’s the cost? Here at TSPA Ft.Myers, our price starts at $55 for your first full set and  $30 for any touchups! Our lash artists will give you all the info you need on home lash care and be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

So what are the benefits of this new trend?

Other than the obvious luscious lashes. Lash extensions allow you to ditch your mascara, eyeliner, and lash curler, saving you time in the morning.

Did I mention luscious lashes?

Why you should tour different beauty schools?

Why you should tour different beauty schools

You’ve decided to go to beauty school, and you’re excited to start your career. So what’s your next step?  Finding the right beauty school for you!

Now you may be thinking, do I really have to tour different schools? Can’t I just sign up at my local technical college and be done with it?
Sure, if you feel that’s the right fit for you, but are you really gonna get the education you desire?

Here are a few reasons you should tour more than one beauty school!

1.The Program:
Obviously this is important. If you know your passion lies in doing hair and you have little to no interest in doing nails, make sure you find a school whose focus is in the areas you desire to learn. They will have the best classes and scholarships for you!

2.Scholarships and Financial Aid:
This brings me to my next point! The right school for you will have scholarships and financial aid ready for you. They will WANT you to attend and will have access to a variety of tools. They will guide you in the proper direction for scholarships and financial aid. – of course its up to you to follow through.

This is one of the most important factors for me. You will be spending “your time” in school over the next year. Make sure the culture and environment match up with your values and personality.

Beyond the Chair

More Beyond the Chair

What does it mean when we say behind the chair?

It’s the “field work” of the beauty industry! It’s connecting with new, and interesting people everyday, and being their day maker while revamping their look.

It’s doing cuts and colors, continuously staying in trend and continuing to grow your knowledge with education.

It’s taking an ordinary day and making it extraordinary!

So what’s beyond the chair?

Sometimes being behind the chair just isn’t the right fit for everyone! That’s okay, your cosmetology license opens up opportunities for you that step away from the chair!

So you still want to stay in that salon or spa environment, you love taking care of clients and building connections. Maybe doing hair just isn’t your thing.  You can turn to skin care, skin care includes facials, waxing, spa services, and more.  You can turn from hair to beautify your clients’ skin!

Maybe your niche is makeup and you love a good bake and contour. Weddings and events, or even movie sets! Makeup artists transform clients with skilled makeup techniques. Having a cosmetology license will set you apart from many freelance makeup artists, making you more appealing to makeup brands!

Okay, how bout this, you’ve had a successful career behind the chair and you’re ready to do something different. For some at this point they want to own their own salon and have that be your own boss life.

For others owning a business is just not the step they want to take. There’s another route they can go!

Education! Give back to the next generation with your knowledge of the industry! Cosmetology/Esthetician instructors have even more opportunities than if they had stayed behind the chair! Some people even go on to open up their own beauty schools!

Our conclusion is wherever you want your career to take you, there are many career options you can explore along the way. The first step is having a license in the beauty and wellness industry.

New Year, New Career

The new year comes with a lot of resolutions and instead of the normal resolutions, here is a resolution that is a breath of fresh air.

Your resolutions can be basic, like option number one, eat healthy and go to the gym, both are still good, but tend to die out by the end of the year.

Or your resolution can be life changing, like option number two, embark on a new career journey and earn life long skills and knowledge.

A Job vs a Career

So what’s the difference between a job and a career?

A “job” is just that. It gets by, it does the bare minimum. It’s short term, “jobs” can barely last more than a few years and rarely yield purposeful futures.

A “career” is long term, giving you knowledge and skills to apply to your future. There is always room to grow and continue forward. Your values align with your career and your day to day become less of a “grind” and more of a “journey.” Your future is just a tiny bit clearer with career path set in place.

Why the beauty industry?

The beauty industry offers you the ability to be YOU. Create your own schedule and enter the market as soon as your are finished with school and state licensing. Within this industry there is large variety of specializations! Never get stuck doing the same things day in and day out. Every day is filled with new people and experiences. New purpose, consistent growth, and a wealth of knowledge.

So why NOW?

The new year is the perfect time for reflection and trying new ideas! Why not add the adventure of knowledge and skill to your journey!

Fall Lip Colors!

Fall 2019 Lip Colors

Halloween is over and it’s almost time to give Thanks, sweater weather and lattes galore!

Autumn breezes in, and the beauty community is looking excited for more of those fall colors! If you’ve been wondering what are the best fall lipstick colors to wear, you’re at the right place. Grab your pumpkin infused drinks and maybe a slice of pumpkin pie and keep reading!

Our students love their NYX kits and they have a multitude of options for this fall!














October Makeup Looks

October brings more than tricks and treats! Pumpkin spice and sweater weather,here in sunny florida it’s more like cardigan weather.

One of our personal favorites? The colors. Warm browns, oranges, reds and mustard yellows.

All those colors combined make for some gorgeous smokey eyes and even for your everyday fall look. Of course October would be nothing without some Halloween looks! We’ve put together 5 different looks that we loved for this October!























BOO! Calling all who wanna change it up this October with a new look! Here is a couple different options for fall blondes, brunettes and red heads. For those that are little more adventurous with their hair, the possibilities are endless.

We’ve picked out 3 different looks ranging from blondes to red heads and 2 more with some of the wildest of colors for this Halloween season!

Continue reading

TSPA Experience


🍁🍁7 Days & Counting Til TSPA’s Hottest Fall Event🍁🍁

October 2nd Is Your Day To Fall In Love Or Confirm Your Love For The Beauty Industry

Bring Your Bestie💖🌟 To The TSPA EXPERIENCE October 2nd & Join Us For This 2 Hour Event! “Be” A Student For 2 Hours To See If We Are The School That Is More Your Style! You Could Discover A Whole New Future!

Please stop on by, take a tour of the updated facilities, meet the new owners, and just simply see if our culture resonates with You. RSVP Now, We Have Limited Seating

RSVP Now to or ☎ Text RSVP To 239-849-8263


Biolage, Balagee, Bulioge or Balayage?!

Is it pronounced biolage, balage, bulioge.. it’s balayage! Not to be confused with Matrix’s “more natural” line Biolage, Balayage is french in the language of origin and it means to sweep or to paint. Now Balayage is much different than Ombre, even if you google the word Balayage, thousands of Ombres will pop up. So lets stabilize this first and foremost. Ombre is a look, like saying a pixie cut, an Ombre within haircolor has a fade or gradient to the color itself. Balayage is a technique used to achieve a desired look, like doing a razor cut. So to be technical you can very much achieve an Ombre using a balayage highlighting technique, but you can also achieve an Ombre using foils.

With that said, where does balayage differ from foils? Balayage is usually left in the open air to process versus being in a foil. The hair being isolated in a foil creates more contrast alone, but the metal foil is also a catalyst for heat, so you get an even bigger lift, and more intense contrast. Now we all know there is a fine line bewteen “high contrast” and zebra stripes.. In addition balayage also equates to “surface painting” the hair, versus hair in a foil will be fully saturated with the lightening product and also coming very close to the scalp. In this scenario balayage would create a much softer highlight that has a slight gradient from the scalp to the mid lenghts of the hair, whereas the foil would be a higher contrast and the same brightness from scalp to ends. Some adjectives we like to use when referring to the look balayage creates are: sun kissed, organic, beach hair, dimensional, soft, subtle, like teenage girl highlights from nature. Now I did say usually left in the open air to process, you do see a lot of times that people are using saran wrap. In my opinion this hurts the blending that you’ve already created but hey that’s just my opinion, and that is one of the beauties of our industry there is no “right” when is comes to creating art. I also must express my love for the REDKEN free-hand lightener. This lightener was created just for balayage specifically, so what it does is it actually forms a hard shell over the piece of hair you just painted. This keeps the moisture locked in underneath the shell, on the hair, and the longer lightener can stay moist, the longer it can lift, thus eliminating my need to use saran wrap.

We also call balayage an “emotional” technique meaning that is goes more off of feel than structure. Again this could be compared to razor cutting. In razor cutting there often isn’t a hard line of a guide to follow, you more go by feel and visual analysis of the hair and shape. It requires a much more flowy arm and wrist action to cut with the razor properly, and in addition there are various ways to angle the razors blade to create unique looks and texture. Same goes with balayage, your not following a structured foil pattern to create a look, your going off of feel and visuals to create an organic look. And the application method is much more flowy with a wrist and forearm sweeping motion. That is why at TSPA Ft. Myers we are so passionate about teaching the body mechanics of balayage to our students. From proper alignment, to elevation, to brush saturation and blending we got you covered! And it is from this foundation that we believe you will be able to create any look you desire using balayage and getting away from the 1000 foil marathon dance.

– Richie Wermüth – Co-Owner, TSPA Ft. Myers