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!

Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist

What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you always doing someone’s hair color in your head? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school!

The good news is that just about anyone can get into a cosmetology school.

Here’s the scoop on cosmetology school requirements what you need to do to get into cosmetology school, and the classes you’ll need to take to become a salon ready Redken cosmetologist:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D: Cosmetology schools require a basic education to get in and you must have either a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: Cosmetology schools admit people of all ages and backgrounds. However, the state of Florida requires our students to be 16 years of age. It’s the diploma’s or G.E.D.’s that future stylists need to have in order to get into cosmetology. 
  • Basic English skills: All kinds of people enroll in classes, but courses at TSPA are taught in English. The ability to follow along in basic English will help you do well.
  • Pass basic classes: To get your certificate or degree, you’ll take fun courses on haircutting and styling, skin care, make-up application, and more.
  • A passion for the job: If you love to style your friends and help others discover their own beauty, you’ll love your cosmetology courses!

With cosmetology programs available near you and online, you can get started on your new career today! Contact admissions. Get started now, book a live or virtual tour. Don’t Forget To Ask About The $15,000 Beauty Changes Lives Scholarships That Can Help You Graduate Debt Free!

Employment Opportunities: Jobs in the beauty industry

Beyond the Salon: The Wide World of Beauty Careers 

If you want to have as much fun as Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, then a job in a salon is a great option. But did you know that there are countless opportunities in many fields for those with in-demand cosmetology skills?

 What can you do with a cosmetology career?

  • Entertain: We love J.Lo, but let’s face it: J.Lo would not be J.Lo without her team helping her maintain her look! Skilled cosmetologists are in demand across the entertainment industry.
  • Teach: Share your passion for hair and beauty by becoming a beauty school educator!
  • Travel: Take your skills on the road in your own mobile hair salon or as a stylist on a cruise ship!
  • Sell: Work for leading companies like Revlon, L’Oréal, and Redken after you learn the business in cosmetology school!
  • Write: Write blogs and articles on new products, tools, and techniques for major beauty companies.
  • Heal: Help people with chronic illness by becoming a beauty consultant to hospitals and treatment centers.
  • Style: Work behind the scenes in the exciting worlds of fashion shows, photo shoots, and television shows!

 A cosmetology education can open doors in multiple industries, so what are you waiting for? Start today!  Book your virtual tour with Admissions (239) 208.3958


Access to Online Education: Are Online Cosmetology & Beauty Schools a Better Way to Go?

Stuck at Home? Start a New Cosmetology Career!

In an uncertain world, you can still take steps toward your future no matter where you are! Start your cosmetology career online and get a head start on a new career from the comfort and safety of your own home!

 TSPA knows that students want the best education they can get. That’s why TSPA now offers online cosmetology and beauty school certificates and licenses. 

 What are the benefits of TSPA’s online cosmetology and beauty school programs?

  • Start any time. New classes start regularly, so there’s no need to wait!
  • Accessibility: All you need is an internet connection and you’re ready to start your training!
  • Variety: You can learn techniques in many areas, including cosmetology, esthetics, nail tech, business management, and marketing.
  • Financial Aid or Financial Assistance: Online students qualify for all kinds of scholarships, grants, and loans. More financial resources may be available during this time.
  • Program support: Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

 Our modern style education appeals to all styles of learning. TSPA knows that there are no limits to what you can do, and is now providing temporary online cosmetology programs* to help you achieve your goals no matter where you are! If you’re looking for a cosmetology school that is best for your style of learning, Book your virtual tour with our admissions counselors to put your future into motion.

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Admissions is just a call (239) 208-3958 or email away from your future.

Tips For Taking Online Beauty School Classes

Wish we could be on campus with our ARTIST’s but instead, we’re bringing campus to you! 🏫➡️💻.

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) just launched temporary distance-learning or temporary online learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Just like it is for you, it is new to us as well. We are all a little stressed and adapting to our new world as quickly as possible. To make your transition into the beauty world smooth, here are our top 3 tips to help you manage your online classes –

Tips For Online Learning:

  1.  Manage your time. Set up a view of your daily & weekly schedule by first mapping out a calendar of all of the assignment and activity due dates along with work and family commitments. It’s okay to be selfish, block off time each week to get classwork done. Online classes tend to have a weekly flow and include discussion boards that require student participation. Plan to be a part of the conversation.
  2. Be a good participant. Good discussions are thoughtful, your best resources to help you bring good discussion starters can be from peer conversations, headlines, lecture and course materials. Great responses go beyond agreeing with your peers. Build on the discussion with your own ideas and experiences. 
  3. Build your social community. Share contact information with your peers to connect on homework assignments and for social support. Be a part of  TSPA’s Facebook pages for enrolled students to get the best information fast and easy access to peer conversations on campus and homework topics. Your campus is here to support you every step of the way. Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Be kind to yourself. We are all in uncharted territory right now but we all have each other’s support even if it’s temporarily from a distance right now. 

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Admissions is just a call (239-208-3958) or email away from your future.

Trade School Grads In Hot Demand: Is a Career In Cosmetology A Good Choice?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!


Annual beauty industry spending in the US is $523 billion. The average American woman spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That spending, which is recession resistant, is why the job outlook for cosmetologists, barbers, haristylists, and estheticians is as strong as any other trade school field right now. The demand for graduates is so great that you can start working and earning income as soon as you complete a short trade school program in cosmetology!

How can you secure your financial future based on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different cosmetology and esthetics-related skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions representatives to figure out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school – they are short and affordable! 

The right trade school license can put you on the road to a great career in no time. If you want a profession with an attractive financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology, esthetics, nails or barbering program today!

Did you know that you can start school from your home???  Online learning has begun!!!

Book your virtual tour with Admissions (239) 208.3958

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?

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!






















High School Career Night

Calling All Future HS Graduates!

Are you a high school student who is curios about the beauty industry? If  you are one of those fabulous teens that has an undying need to know if this is your future, then join us for a beauty packed Thursday on FEB 19th from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Don’t come alone! BYO BFF’s and persons who are excited about your future as you are.

What’s In It For You?

You can learn about some of the hottest trends from our trendsetting students via live demo’s. How to make beauty school affordable, tour of our stunning campus – you have to see if we are the school that is more your style and a questions session to get the answers to your curiosities, followed by picking out your swag bags filled with the latest beauty surprises!

Contact to RSVP or Text RSVP now to 239-849-8263