How is Beauty School Quality Monitored?

Several things can help you understand the quality of the education you will receive at a beauty school. Everything from brand affiliation to accreditation to state guidelines can impact the standards of a school.

When you first start looking at beauty schools you’re going to hear a lot about these things, and it can be confusing! Don’t feel overwhelmed! It’s actually quite easy, and we here at The Salon Professional Academy Holland are ready to help you make sense of it all!

Here are some basics you should know, as well as some steps we’ve taken at TSPA Holland to ensure we’re held to high educational standards to give you a quality education.

State Jurisdiction

The first line of beauty school standard is set by the state and even the city that the school is located in. The local government sets requirements for the facility and education that must be met before the school can even open. These include things like square footage, student-teacher ratio, and school hour requirements. These types of requirements help to give schools a minimum standard that they must meet, and helps students to avoid scams and inferior educations.

Of course, the state certification guidelines are really just a solid foundation for the accreditations and endorsements that schools can get to help give their students the best possible education.

Brand Affiliation

redkenThe brands a school is affiliated with can add an even deeper level of standard to the school’s curriculum. At TSPA Holland we have a relationship with Redken, CND, and MUD. Each of these brands has additional expectations that we are required to meet in order to continue our relationship. This includes things like training hours and technical education for our students. We send our instructors to additional training yearly and will also host educators from the brand in our schools, giving our students deeper education opportunities not only with the brand, but with new techniques and styles, often before anyone else.

We are proud to work with these brands at TSPA Holland, not only because of the training that they make available to our students, but because we firmly believe in the brand and know they will give our students knowledge and skills that could help them succeed.

National Accreditation

National accreditations take years to receive, with several operating years needed to even begin the process. National accrediting bodies monitor things such as pass rate, education expectation, and financials, in fact, it is this accreditation process that becomes the gateway for schools to qualify for Title IV Funding.

If a school is not accredited it does not mean that they are not offering a superior education, they could just be in the process. Ask questions during your tour to find out if they are in the process of becoming accredited.


The Salon Professional Academy Logo - BlackFranchises are everywhere.
While many people think of them being only about fast food, they can include any business that wishes to extend their brand, while still maintaining the same quality standards.

That is one of the reasons we here in Holland have chosen to work with The Salon Professional Academy franchise. Their standard and quality is one that we believe in and that we want to set for all of our students.

The Salon Professional Academy franchise has been teaching the art of cosmetology and business building skills for decades and is a name that people trust and respect. We honor that history and work hard to bring the TSPA name and reputation to the Holland, MI territory.

We strive to give our students the best education we can, and we are proud of everything we’ve accomplished. A quality education with high quality products and training is our passion. To learn more about what we do to give students a quality education, contact us.

Older? Younger? It’s Never Too Late For Hair

Some people know what their future holds years before they are ever able to pursue the education to get them there. Some people try a few things before discovering where their passion truly lies. And then there are those that have an idea of what they want to do but find themselves tiptoeing around the possibility, never quite sure if the time is right.
Those same journeys happen within the beauty industry, with people beginning their beauty school education at a myriad of times in their lives.
Recently, a poll on appeared, asking cosmetologists when they began their personal careers. While the overall votes may not surprise you, their answers will. They might even inspire you.

50percent of polled started career before 20

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age


A New Start At Any Age

It doesn’t matter where you are in your life’s journey, it is always the perfect time to pursue your dreams. Just looking at some of the comments above you can see that while many people started later in life, so many more started right out of school and found a passion that has lasted them their entire life! Their stories are so inspiring!

Beauty Career at Any Age

Follow Those Dreams!

We have grown up with this phrase, it’s been embedded in our brains. But sadly, many people don’t pursue those dreams and they remain stagnant for years. Luckily, you can always go back and seek after them. It is never too late to do something for you. It’s never too late to learn something new and take the first steps toward a new skill, and a new obsession. That’s exactly what cosmetology has been for so many. It could be for you, too.

Beauty Career at Any Age

Passion Runs Deep

If you have been contemplating a career in beauty, but weren’t quite sure if now is the right time to start, don’t let fears keep you from your dreams. Discover our flexible programs and find a schedule that works for you, and that will help you reach your dreams and get you to a career that you won’t look back from.

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age

Beauty Career at Any Age