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Master Esthetics At TSPA Battle Creek

Whether you have been to the spa lately or not, the idea of a spa day is probably one that holds high in your “must dos.” It’s no wonder why. When you spend a day at the spa you are enrolling yourself in a pampering experience that will leave you feeling recharged and beautiful.
Spas have become so popular that the careers that keep them running have been growing at a rate of more than 5x the national average. With an estimated 6,600 new spa related jobs becoming available in 2017 alone, and a wide majority of them centered around Esthetics, it’s no wonder the Esthetics program at The Salon Professional Academy Battle Creek has become so popular.

The Esthetics Difference

With a program that builds a heavy foundation in the basics while delving into the current trends, we strive to give our students the education they need to build a future in this budding industry. We go beyond scrubs and herbs and utilize Bio Elements technology to help our students provide their clients up-to-date service, and give them the skills that many employers are looking for.

Esthetics Classes in MichiganWhat You Will Learn

  • Create Beauty– All of our esthetics students are trained in makeup application. The course, utilizing Mirabella Mineral Makeup products, will give students an added education that can build a powerful portfolio.
  • A Business Mind– A future in Esthetics is more than just knowing how to apply the perfect face mask. You need the business skills that will help you build a clientele and keep it growing.
  • Bio Elements Education– TSPA Battle Creek has partnered with Bio Elements to give our students access to specialized techniques utilizing Bio Elements Face Mapping® skin analysis system.
  • Step Into Your Future– We want to see our students succeed, by providing job placement assistance we help each of our graduates find a place that is right for them, and build the future that they dream of.

What Lies Ahead

Careers in Esthetics can be some of the most varied out there. With positions available everywhere from spas to wellness centers you can find a place that suits your style, and create the future that you want. Plus, with the added makeup certification in our course you have the opportunity to build a side-business of your own, doing makeup for weddings and film and everywhere in between.

The TSPA Difference

Not every esthetics program is the same. While much of the curriculum and topics covered from school to school will be similar due to state regulations, it’s the additions and culture that the school embodies that will make the difference. This difference extends beyond your experience at the school, into the type of career you can find on the other side.
Because an esthetics education at TSPA Battle Creek has a focus on modern techniques, and advanced skills it can greatly impact the work you will be able to find.
Most importantly, you want to make sure you fit with the culture and mood of a school. You want to feel like you are at home.
At TSPA Battle Creek we work hard to create a positive place of learning and growth where students can not only feel free to be themselves, but to explore their creativity and grow into talented Estheticians.

If you have been considering a career in Esthetics, or want to learn more about how the Esthetics program can change your life, schedule a tour at TSPA Battle Creek today and fall in love with your future.

Esthetics Classes in Michigan

Ring in the New Year With the Staff at TSPA Battle Creek

Are you ready for the new year?

One of the biggest traditions of the new year is setting resolutions with the intent of changing your life as the year does. Whether you write them down on a scrap of paper or have been dreaming of them for years – this is the year to make the change!

No matter what your resolution, you are not alone! The staff at The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Battle Creek has resolutions and goals for the new year that will not only help them change their lives this year but the lives of all the amazing students who call TSPA Battle Creek home.

Get to know some of our staff and see what makes them tick this year!

Kristi Vernon

Admissions Coordinator

What career goals have you set for yourself in 2018? The career goals I have for myself in 2018 are to increase our student base and help more men and women find their passion in beauty and wellness.

What personal goals have you set that you would be willing to share? My personal goals are to continue down my path of holistic living and wellness. I am very passionate about learning more in the areas of holistic beauty and living practices.

What is your favorite part about working at TSPA Battle Creek? My favorite part about working at TSPA Battle Creek is the people I get to work with. We have a very small team, but we are a force to be reckoned with!

Did you ever make (and keep) a resolution that changed your life? The only resolution I have made and really kept was a couple years ago to begin a healthier lifestyle through holistic living. I have been slowly making changes in my life that have led to a healthier mindset, eating habits, and beauty regimen. Never has my mind and body felt as strong as they are now. I look forward to continuing to make more small changes that will eventually lead to a major holistic transformation!

Maggie Bowman

Cosmetology Educator

What career goals have you set for yourself in 2018? Expanding my knowledge and opportunities as a licensed cosmetologist and instructor.

What personal goals have you set that you would be willing to share? To start going back to the gym on a regular basis. I also would like to make more renovations to my home, and get a dog in the spring.

What is your favorite part about working at TSPA Battle Creek? Being able to share my knowledge and passion with future cosmetologists, creating bonds with students and building relationships my co-workers.

Did you ever make (and keep) a resolution that changed your life? How I think of myself and to choose my battles. To be able to brush things off my shoulder and not to dwell on things that don’t deserve the attention or time. To always be relational and level headed and find the good in everything.

Gaelle Sill

Front Desk Coordinator

What career goals have you set for yourself in 2018? I really enjoy my job at the front desk. I look forward to continuing to motivate students in sales, and learning how to grow their business by developing their retail closure rates.

What personal goals have you set that you would be willing to share? I want to cook more, like I use to in my home country of France. [I want] to eat more vegetables and less fast food.

What is your favorite part about working at TSPA Battle Creek? I love helping the students in their everyday life at the school. I also enjoy cashing out our guests and talking with them about their experiences here at our student salon [training area]. Building relationships with both our students and clients to assist our students in building their business is very rewarding for me.

Did you ever make (and keep) a resolution that changed your life? Moving to the United States from France.

Paige Diana

Cosmetology Educator

What career goals have you set for yourself in 2018? Expanding my Redken and TSPA knowledge along with completing my color certification though Redken.

What personal goals have you set that you would be willing to share? To spend more time as a family and take more family trips with my girls. I also would like to buy a new house possibly by Christmas next year.

What is your favorite part about working at TSPA Battle Creek? I love getting to share my knowledge [and] my experiences in my time in a salon. I love having “real life” experiences to expand upon students’ educations. I also love that I can continue to be part of the industry through education.

Did you ever make (and keep) a resolution that changed your life? Last year, my resolution started in November, when I chose to change my career for the betterment of my family and children. I have more time with my girls because of my decision to start working at a cosmetology educational facility.

Penny Reynolds

Director of Education, Massage Therapy Educator

What career goals have you set for yourself in 2018? My career goals at TSPA Battle Creek are to embrace the Director of Education position and to educate myself on the franchise. I inspire to increase the number of students for enrollment and to create strong, successful massage therapy students as the Massage Therapy Instructor.

What personal goals have you set that you would be willing to share? My personal goals are to continue my health and wellness lifestyle and to motivate others to join me in this journey.

What is your favorite part about working at TSPA Battle Creek? My favorite part of working at TSPA is that I have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives. I love educating and sharing a passion for helping others.

Did you ever make (and keep) a resolution that changed your life? In 1995 I made a resolution to add massage therapy to my career. Becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist added wonders to my Exercise Science and Gerontology Career. I was able to help clients at a whole new level and my income increased, as I could offer a variety of services to my clients and enhance their health and wellbeing.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

The staff at The Salon Professional Academy, Battle Creek are committed to you, and to your beautiful resolutions. If you see yourself in a new career this year, we invite you to come discover our programs in Cosmetology, Esthetics and Massage Therapy and see how a career in the beauty industry can help you change your life.

Schedule your tour today.

10 Beauty Looks to Make Your New Year Sparkle

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New Year’s Eve is almost here! The parties are being planned, and perhaps you have begun dreaming of that special kiss at the stroke of midnight. No matter what your plans or dreams include – New Year’s Eve only comes once a year and looking your best is a must!

From glitter, to sequins, to that perfect accessory, we have the ideas you have been looking for that will do more than help you stand out.

They will make you sparkle.

Break out the Glitter

Glitter has been everywhere over the last few years, from beards to parts. If you are looking for the perfect spark for your new years, glitter is the way to go.

Embrace your inner sparkle by adding glitter of any color to your eye and create a pop that that special someone won’t be able to look away from.

Don’t Avoid the Sequins

Any other time of year and these beauties may get you some serious side eye. While sequins of all kinds have slowly become more mainstream, there is still no better time to wear sequins than at New Years.

Not only can they make a bold statement, but they literally leave you glittering.

Embrace this glow with a loose fitting shrug or a clutch purse and take the spark with you everywhere you go.

Silver and Gold

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All the glitters is gold, right? If glitter isn’t your thing you can still show your inner shine by embracing these bright irredescants. Bright copper, silver and gold highlights around your eye will help you pull anyone’s focus. If you want to take it a step further, grab the gold leaf to create texture and sparkle that no one will forget.

Create a perfect look by matching your shine with the tall stiletto and clutch to match.

Shine Bright

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Bring those midnight stars down to earth and create the perfect embellished look. This beautiful look will sparkle in any form, from jewelry to dresses.

If you are looking for the perfect sparkle, let your eyes pop with embellishments that are perfect for this once a year occasion.

Are you ready to shine? We are ready to help perfect your look!

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Battle Creek our students are ready to help you look your very best. Schedule an appointment in our student salon training area and get your perfect look in a calming environment that will leave you sparkling inside and out.

*All services performed by students under the direct supervision of licensed cosmetologists.

Stand Strong! Face Your Fears! Don’t Let Your Beauty Dream Get Away!

It’s no secret that change can be scary. In fact, in the face of change people are more likely to freeze and flee than face and fight.

Fearing change is a very real thing, and if you have found yourself on the fleeing side of that equation before, know that you are not alone.

Everyone will face a change that scares them, but what happens if you are faced with that fear just steps away from taking that big leap and pursuing the career you have always wanted?

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Battle Creek we see future beauty professionals reach that crossroad every day. We watch them face the fear of change, questioning their own potential, as they stall just steps away from pursuing their dreams.

While it may seem easier to listen to the fear and cast that dream to the side, it is more often that we see them stare that fear in the face and come out victorious.

If you have found yourself frozen before reaching your dream, do not fear! Here are five things to keep in mind to help silence those doubts and reach your dreams!

One thing to keep in mind on your journey toward your dream is the future you envision for yourself. As we go through this list, write down on a piece of paper what your goals are. Keep them in mind as you tour and meet with admissions coordinators and others. Knowing where you want to be, and what it takes to get there can help you conquer anything that stands in your way.

  1. Time and Commitment

    woman with role in hair holding clockOne of the main things that causes people to take a step back from their dreams is the time involved. This can happen for many reasons, maybe you have a full time job you are going to need to maintain, or maybe your commitments to friends and family are making you question if you can fit beauty school into your life.

    These roadblocks can be quite common – but they do not need to be the end of the road! Talk to your friends and family and take a temperature of the support you have as you step into your new journey. You may be surprised at those around you who are willing to help you make your dreams a reality.

    Better still, all of the educators and students at TSPA Battle Creek are ready to support you, too. Even when things get hard, you could feel so much better with so many cheering you on.

    Changing your stars is going to take work, and it might be uncomfortable, but past all of that work is an amazing future.

    Just reach out and grab it!

  2. Financial Restraints

    woman weight books and piggy bank Similar to the time commitment of beauty school, the cost can become a deterrent to many. While the financial investment of school can seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be!

    There are many options available to help ease the cost and make school a reality. In addition to payment arrangements and scholarship opportunities, TSPA Battle Creek is proud to offer financial aid to those who qualify.

    These additions can make your dreams of a beauty career a possibility. For more information, schedule a time to sit down with our Financial Aid Administrator to learn more about your options and begin your application process.

  3. Have the Right Expectations

    There is nothing worse than ordering a Sprite and getting a water instead. The same goes for your beauty school experience. Without the right expectations you may be in for a rude awakening.

    Before you start, make sure you have asked every question you may have and read any documentation you might have been given. Understanding the school’s policies can help you to have the right expectation, and make your beauty school experience a smooth one.

  4. Be Prepared to Work

    girl getting hair cutFrom classes, to assignments, to the time you spend in the Student Salon Training Area, you will be putting a lot of hours in! They will all build to create something amazing! Every class you take is an important step in mastering the skill that could help you build the career you want.

    Be ready to work, learn, and discover, and you could find more success than you expect! Just do your best and you could reach those dreams before you know it.

  5. Know Your Final Destination

    The journey to your future is going to be full of ups and downs, and while those hills can feel like a rollercoaster, they can also easily derail you from what you want. Keeping your final destination in mind can help you keep your eyes on the prize and help the journey feel more like an adventure.

    Create a dream board in your bedroom or locker at school and help keep your focus aligned and your eyes on the prize so to speak.

Your beauty school journey may seem like a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be! Face your fears and it could turn into your greatest adventure!

If you are interested in seeing how The Salon Professional Academy, Battle Creek can help you to build the future you have dreamed of. Join us for a tour of our facility and take a peek at our school and the staff and student body that is eager to support and cheer you on. Every step of the way.

Contact us today.

Five Fall DIY Face Masks to Make you Say YUM!

The last of summer is slowly leaving, and as the holidays move closer, and the temperature grows colder, your skin is going to be feeling it.

Between the quick temperature changes of fall, to the influx of delicious holiday food, your skin could be dancing between dry to greasy to on the verge of breakout!

Do not fear! No matter what state your skin has found itself it, we have the mask to help keep your skin fresh, healthy, and glowing! Best of all, all of these amazing masks are not only edible, but infused with so much fall glow you will feel the pumpkin spice in your veins!

Want to learn more about all things facemasks and skin? Discover how the esthetics program at The Salon Professional Academy, Battle Creek can help you become a skin care master.

Here are our favorite D.I.Y. facemasks of fall, all made with products you may have around the house.

Bubbly Cinnamon

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There is something wonderful about how skin reacts to baking soda. The warm bubbles, the happy pores, the gradual decrease of acne. This simple mask as easy to make with items you already have around the house and will leave you feeling fresh, clean, and delightfully cinnominny.

Apple Cider Repair

apple face mask

Apples are one of the staples of fall. After all, much of these months are spent picking and bobbing and dipping these wonderful things in caramel. But did you know that a few slices of this tasty fruit can help remove dark spots from your skin? Give it a try with this easy to follow recipe from Beauty 4 Her.

Pumpkin Spice Everywhere

Pumpkin Spice Face Mask

Fall is the season of pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice lines our drinks, our cookies, and even our breakfast cereal… isn’t it time you put it to work? Let this easy concoction from Body Unburdened exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

Warm Oatmeal Treat

Oatmeal Face Mask

You start off those cold fall mornings with a warm bowl of oatmeal, take it further with SheKnows and their recipe for a gentle oatmeal scrub that will leave you warm, bubbly, and oh so clean. With honey, egg, and oatmeal; this mask is the trifecta of skin nourishment.

Coffee Mornings

DIY: Simple Coffee Mud Face Mask

Nothing beats a cup of coffee in the morning, and if you are like most of us you have grounds sitting around in need of a job. This mask will not only exfoliate and brighten your skin, but has the added benefit of tightening pores and increasing blood flow. Bring on the coffee with this recipe from Be.Daze.Live.

Which of these are you going to try first?

If you are interested in learning more about our esthetics program, or would just like to come in and be pampered in our Student Salon Training Area*, give us a call! We would love to help you find a new you, fresh faced and ready to conquer the world.

*All services performed by students under the direct supervision of trained and licensed instructors.

What Halloween Makeup Look Should You Try? Take our Quiz!

If you have a love for beauty, or work in the beauty industry, you know the power of Halloween. It is, after all, the best time of year! How could it not be? With so many options for hair, makeup, and costumes, your creative genius can truly go wild!

The possibilities are endless!

Which can lead to a problem. With so many possibilities, you may be having trouble deciding which look is right for you! We can help!

Take our quiz to discover which makeup look you should try this year!

Halloween Makeup Quiz

Ready to look great for Halloween this year?

If you want to learn more about makeup, and become a master in all things skin, check out our Esthetics programs. The dedicated instructors at The Salon Professional Academy, Battle Creek are ready to help you discover a fresh-faced future.