Summer School Rocks!

“Summer School is Awesome!”

We bet you never thought you would hear those words spoken aloud by anyone other than a boy with large glasses and a pocket protector. You probably never thought you would agree with it.

And yet, your high school career is at an end. Summer is almost here. Here’s the question: should you take the summer off and enjoy your new graduate status? Or should you step right into school and begin building your future?

It’s a difficult decision to be sure, but what if taking the summer to attend beauty school at TSPA Holland could push you ahead of your peers? What if attending Esthetics school this summer could launch you into a career by fall?
Both of these can be true and here are a few things to help back it up.

    • Getting Started Sooner Means Finishing Sooner!

      Unlike traditional colleges, beauty colleges have multiple start dates throughout the year with a start date occurring practically every month! If you want to start but miss the deadline you won’t be waiting too long to hop in. Better yet, that flexibility allows you to get everything in line as you prepare to start down the road to your new future.

      Ready to get started? Our next Esthetics class starts on June 13th! Want an added bonus? This is also the last class that features a 400 hour requirement before we switch to the 600 hours – making your career change even faster!

    • A Career Before Your Peers!

      No, this is not an exaggeration. While your friends are still plugging away at university you could be graduating and sitting for the boards before moving into a new career. With Esthetics programs that take as little as 6 months and Cosmetology programs that take as little as 9, you could be months away from a new career and a new future.

    • Friends Abound!

      Beauty Summer School
      Many people worry about jumping right back into school after graduation or that school will hinder their summer plans. While you may not be able to go on that two week beach vacation, you will still have plenty of time for friends. Better yet, you will be making so many friends in school that you will be surrounded by them all summer long. Talk about the perfect friend-filled summer experience!

Ready to get started? Join us for our next esthetics class on June 13th! As the last class that will feature a 400 hour requirement before we switch to the 600 hours, you aren’t going to want to miss it!
Contact our admissions office for more information and to get started on the path to a beautiful future.

{Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify. For our privacy policy and other information, click here.}

Can Scholarships Help With Beauty School? Let’s get down to the Nitty-Gritty

Many future cosmetologists leave high school with dreams of the perfect “final summer” experience. They dream of beach days, long movie nights snuggled into someone great, and big plans to work a part time job all summer and spend the time saving and preparing to start beauty school that fall.
While that perfect summer experience may be something of legend, there is something that many future cosmetologists often discount that could make a huge impact on their summer plans, and on their future schooling: scholarships and grants.
Scholarships and grants are often overlooked because they seem like an impossibility. There is an idea that not only are they hard to get, but that they won’t make that much of an impact.
Well, get ready to have those ideas blown out of the water!

Scholarships for School

Scholarship Availability

There are numerous scholarships available to students. Websites like Beauty Changes Lives specializes in helping students find beauty based scholarships to apply for, but there are many other options available. If you have a job, your employer could possibly have scholarships available to employees, and tuition reimbursement could be available. Also look into local options as many cities will have resident based opportunities that could take a huge chunk out of your cost.

Make an Impact on Out of Pocket Costs

Often people will avoid scholarships all together thinking that even if you get them there is no way they can make that much of a difference. While many scholarships and grants may seem insignificant compared to education costs, if you qualify for a scholarship and/or grant, it will make an overall impact on your direct educational investment.

Check Out What The School Has to Offer

Often schools will have their own scholarships and grants available to students. Contact the Admissions Director for available scholarships and grants, for those who qualify. While they are still limited in their distribution, they can be considerably easier to get than some of the other scholarships out there. Check with the school’s financial assistance and admissions department to find out what’s available.

*Financial Assistance Available to those who qualify

Of course, working through the summer to save some money for school is always an option, but there are definite benefits to starting right away and finding scholarships and grants as well as working with many of the other financial assistance that is available.

Want the long and short of it? Contact our admissions department, we will be glad to sit down with you and go through your different options and build the perfect financial plan.

You Have Your Cap and Gown – What’s Next?

Here are a few reasons why beauty school after high school could be the right choice for you.

Over the last few days caps and gowns have been distributed to high school seniors at many of the local high schools. Students in Zeeland, as well as Holland and West Ottawa are now officially a month away from taking that long awaited walk, moving their tassels from one side of that cap to the other and taking the first steps into the next phase of their lives.
While some graduates know exactly what lies ahead for them, an average of 24% have no idea where to go next or even what options are available to them.
If you fall into that 24% and have ever thought of pursuing a career in beauty, here are a few things to consider.

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    • A Close Career

      It’s common knowledge that school takes time; with bachelor’s degrees taking as little as four years. Beauty school is no exception, but with the average completion time of 16 months*, that certificate may come faster, taking you right to a career before many of your fellow high-school graduates have received their associate’s degree.

    • Feed Your Creative Side

      Creative people thrive in a highly active environment, and beauty school definitely is that. While there is some lecture-based course work, a lot of the required 1500 hours are spent on the floor of the student salon creating and learning how to become a “master of the cut.”

    • Flexibility!

      The classes and coursework in beauty school programs can be built with flexibility and scheduling to not only match your life, but to help you retain your “day job.” It’s more than just the classes though, the career you could find yourself in after sitting for the state licensing exam is just as flexible. This is the ultimate path for those who still have some life-adventuring to do, something common for fresh graduates.

beauty after graduation

  • Take Control of your Life

    A career in beauty is one that gives you a large amount of control. Not only can you control your schedule, but you may also gain some control of your income. Because you are essentially building your own business, with your own clients, the customization of your new career path is potentially endless.

  • Start Right Away… Or Whenever You Want

    The cap has been thrown, the future is bright, and you want to get started right away. No need to wait for “fall semester” to start, most beauty schools have classes starting right away! If you want to wait for the summer, or even the fall to get going, however, there are classes starting year round. There are no hard dates to stop you from taking this next step into your life.

Your last day of high school is almost here, the ending of this chapter in your life is within sight. Even if you don’t know what lies ahead for you, this change is an important milestone that will launch you into the life you have always dreamed of.
If part of your dream includes a career in beauty, there is still time to launch yourself directly into the next steps. Contact us today to schedule a tour, and see what your future could hold.

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.

Coming Soon to Holland Michigan

A Redken World-Class Beauty School

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) is a Redken endorsed, world-class beauty school that will be opening in Holland MI, in early fall 2016! TSPA programs are designed to develop the entire salon professional with great technical ability, business & marketing training, and the guest handling skills that are in high demand by top salons and spas. Stay connected and follow us on social media as we renovate and create a brand new facility off of West Shore Drive in the plaza located next to Not So Shabby Antique Mall. Currently under construction and opening Fall of 2016. Contact us for more information about our programs and scholarships.