Why Beauty School Might Be A Great Option For You

While college is certainly appropriate for some students and a prerequisite for some professions, crippling student debt, lack of job opportunities, and growing interest in pursuing passions outside the university path are driving students to explore a skills-based education. “The skills gap is the number one problem American businesses face”, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. For too long, a four-year degree has been touted as the best option for success after high school; “We start to believe that the best path for the most people happens to be the most expensive path,” said Mike Rowe, best known for his popular TV show ‘Dirty Jobs’. “And it also happens to be the path that has led to a skills gap of about 5.8 million positions and student loans of about 1.3 trillion …”

Rowe maintains we’ve done a disservice to high school students with our short-sighted focus on college. In fact, 36% of millennial college graduates with student loans now say they would have skipped college if they had understood the cost, research shows. Then there are the 30% of college students who go to public universities and 20% who attend private schools who haven’t earned degrees within six years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. They racked up big bills without getting a college diploma in the process.

“About 40 years ago, we started telling the current generation that the best path for the most people was a four-year degree,” said Rowe. “But what happened … is they wound up promoting one form of education at the expense of all the other forms. College became higher education and apprenticeship programs, trade schools, community colleges, and all the job training opportunities, those became alternatives to education.”

With a higher-than-average job placement rate, an industry that has shown a growth for 30+ consecutive years, and an education-to-career track several years shorter than traditional colleges and universities, beauty school could prove to be more than just realizing your passion as a career…it could be the smartest professional career decision you can make!

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Do You Enjoy Hands-on Training?

We provide our students with real-life experiences. Our Student Salon sees an average of 600 clients a month.  Because of this, our students have the opportunity to learn new treads and techniques that today’s guest are requesting. This training allows our students to better master the skills they will use on the job, after graduation.

If you enjoy being creative, like serving others, and learn best while doing we invite you to come checkout our Academy!

Redken School to Open Soon

Exciting things are coming in 2017!

The beauty school franchise, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), will be opening a new location soon.

TSPA will be an ultra-modern training facility providing students with skills beyond what they do behind the chair; skills that prepare them for a professional, successful career in the beauty industry. The academy will offer Cosmetology, Nail Technology, Esthetics and Teacher programs. TSPA schools offer affordable education options; providing students access to scholarships and grants to invest in their professional development.

Over a decade ago, The Salon Professional Academy joined forces with Redken 5th Avenue NYC to develop a beauty education system that has changed the industry. Redken and TSPA collaborated to redesign what a “beauty school” was from the ground up – revisiting everything from the way things were taught to how the student salon area looked and functioned.

Pat Parenty, President, Professional Products Division for L’Oréal USA (parent company of Redken) said, “I believe The Salon Professional Academies are some of the finest schools available in our industry. They have an excellent education philosophy and [their] curriculum stands out; providing students with a complete cosmetology experience and prepares them for a great career in this industry.”