Cosmetology is More Than Cutting Hair

What is a CosmetologistThere is a common misconception that people who study or practice cosmetology only cut hair, but here at The Salon Professionals Academy of Holland, we know that is not the case.
Cosmetology, as defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “the beautification and treatment of the hair, nails and skin”. Even that definition alone is more than just cutting hair!

Cosmetology is the beautification of, the treatment of, and the pampering and care for the hair, nails, and skin. Individuals who study cosmetology can perform these services for themselves, and in the case of a licensed cosmetologist, for others. While further knowledge of nails and skin begins to delve into esthetics, basic cosmetology will focus on the overall health and upkeep. This knowledge helps cosmetology students to develop a well rounded knowledge base that assists them in taking the best possible care of their clients.


Over the years, cosmetology has changed and evolved, with many cosmetology schools and salons focusing only on the hair component, and neglecting the added knowledge of hair and nails.

At The Salon Professionals Academy of Holland, we focus on all aspects of cosmetology, giving our students a healthy education in this well respected career.

If you would like more information on our cosmetology programs or would like to know what it takes to become a cosmetologist, visit our program page or contact us directly.
We look forward to seeing you at TSPA Holland.

Why You Should Think Pink (And Orange) This Spring!

TREND ALERT! The hottest color for 2017 is already here. You’ve probably seen it a few times on Instagram, and you’ve surely seen it on Pinterest. It’s time to be thinking pink and orange. Peach Bellinis, neon lights, and sunsets should be on your inspiration boards! Your stylist can create this look using all-over color or a balayage technique. It all depends on what you want. Check out what Redken has created so far, and take these photos into your appointment to show your stylist what you’re looking for.


rosegold hair

redken red and orange fringe

pink and lavender tints

sunset inspired hair

We’re excited to see all that these Redken artists have been working on, so now it’s time to show off what you’ve created! Share with us on IG, and make sure to let us know what you think about this style in the comments below!