We Provide the Hearts, You Provide the Love

Showing love to our community is so important to us, which is why we start in our own school. To kick off February, we provide over 100 paper hearts in our hallway and at our front desk and allow our students and guests to write kind notes to one another and then post them on the wall to be displayed as encouragement to all who read them. Our Director of Admissions was so excited that she started before we even hit February- there’s no reason to wait!

The beauty industry can be very challenging and we all have bad days, so why not encourage someone nearby with a note of compassion? Love goes a long way!

We provide the hearts, you provide the love.

Stop by TSPA Holland to see the notes and write one yourself!

Crowned With Curls

We at The Salon Professional Academy of Holland love our community and we believe in the importance of giving back. In December, we were happy to support Woven by Love’s “Crowned with Curls” initiative which distributes hair kits to families adopting or fostering children of color.

“Many families are overwhelmed with the selection of products available and different care routines needed for the children entering their homes. Our starter kits will include all of the basic items needed for both boys and girls that will be offered free to foster and adoptive families in our community. Our boxes also include instructions for basic routines, simple style suggestions, product recommendations, how-to video tutorial links, and a list of local barbers and salons in the West Michigan area.” (Read more at https://wovenbylove.org/crowned-with-curls and learn how you, too, can sponsor a kit!)

We’re really excited to see how else we can partner with this initiative! Thank you, Woven by Love, for including us!



Heart Family

One of our favorite Christmas traditions at TSPA Holland is that every year, we adopt a Heart Family. Our owners’ oldest son was born with a heart condition that kept the family in the hospital over Christmas in 2009. It was a time they will never forget. After they their son was released and they were blessed with successful surgery and good health, they knew they had to do something with their experience. The hospital becomes home for many families as they stay with their child during this time- Christmas gifts being the least of their worries. That’s why, each year, our owners return as a family to the same hospital and give a Christmas to a family in need. While most of the hospital experience is packed full of sleepless nights, anticipation, and the stress of being away from home for the holidays, there is one miracle the family can look forward to: Christmas.

This year was the tenth anniversary of celebrating health for their son, and TSPA adopted a family this year with great eagerness. The students signed up throughout the season for various gifts. Our students loved getting to be a part of the gift-buying and gift wrapping before the big reveal. Check out our video to see some of the process:

So, we wish you a very happy holiday from the TSPA family. We are grateful to be able to give back and bless others; after all, that’s what this season is all about. We hope you do the same and enjoy time spent with loved ones this year. Merry Christmas!

Redken Retail Contest Winner

This December, one of our students earned 3rd place in the national Redken Retail Contest. She has been working very hard and that hard work paid off! We got to congratulate her and recognize her at our monthly “Celebrations” meeting and there, she found out that she received Redken prizes, including product, and that she won a $200 voucher to the Redken Exchange in New York City! The Redken Exchange (https://www.redkensalon.com/redken-education/redken-exchange) is “a state-of-the-art learning facility in the heart of New York City. Redken helps the salon community develop its skills in business, design, color, training, personal development and wealth building… [Their] unique, personal–based approach creates the ultimate experience to help every salon professional learn, earn and live better.”

Justine will graduate on January 3, 2020. She is off to great new adventures and accomplishments! We’re so proud of you, Justine. Way to go!

Book Your Holiday Appointment Now!

It’s the holiday season and we are getting ready for holiday hair, nails, and makeup. What do you need to be ready for those family photos? Whatever it might be, we’ve got you covered.

The students here at TSPA Holland have been cutting, coloring, and curling all year round and are ready to prep you for this year’s festivities.

Sometimes all you need is a toner to get your color looking fresh. Check out this video to see what it could do for you!

If you’re not an expert makeup stylist, don’t worry! We have all the right tools to spruce you up for your work party, photo session, or Christmas Eve date. Just make sure to book your appointment early, because our schedule fills up fast!

Ready to book your appointment?

Come in today! 616-377-7400

Get $10 free!

Do you hear what we hear? We have a perfect promotional going on for you right now: every $50 gift card you buy, you get a $10 promotional gift card* free!

Stop in today to get your gift cards early for the holiday season- your nieces and nephews, grandkids, cousins, or parents will love having a salon service under the Christmas tree. And it’s not all for them; you can book your appointment to use the promo gift card while you’re here!
So, what are you waiting for? Come in and get $10 free today!
See you soon!

Offer available until December 24, 2019

*Promo gift card valid January 2 – March 31, 2020

Holiday Gift Sets are Here!

Here at TSPA, it’s hard to believe how fast the year goes by. Students are enrolling and graduating left and right, and before we know it, we are finishing another great year at school. With that being said, the end of the year is always an exciting time- and it’s a great time to check out the salon before the festivities begin. Whether you need your hair and nails done or you want to get some Christmas shopping done early, you’ll be happy to know that the Holiday gift sets are here!
We have various new gift sets, including:
  • Dermalogica Ultimate Cleanse & Glow Trio
  • Redken Extreme Shampoo & Conditioner, plus Anti-Snap
  • Redken All Soft Mega Travel Set with Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairbrush, and Hairspray
  • Redken Color Extend Shampoo, Conditioner, and One United
  • and many more!
Hurry in for great deals, because these sets will not last long!
Check out this video to learn more about the sets from our students!

Why Traditional College isn’t the Answer

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, in a statement.  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!

Paying For School Just Got Easier!

Ready to come to school and get on your career path but have had a hard time coming up with a way to pay for your tuition? Well, TSPA just partnered with a new loan company that makes it sooo much more affordable for you to get started!



Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential.

Climb Offers:

· A quick online application – with the ability to add a cosigner – completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact to credit score

·  Prepay, in part or in whole, at any time without penalty

·  Instant decisions 95% of the time, with the ability to accept and e-sign your documents in just a few clicks

·Friendly and responsive customer service available


{Financial assistance or scholarships may be available to those who qualify. For our privacy policy and other information, visit http://www.tspaholland.com/privacy-policy.}

*{All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals}


Summer in the Buff to Benefit Kids Food Basket


Pick up some cool summer gear and support a great cause.  From June 1st to August 1st we will be selling a fun and versatile summer stretchy scarf or “buff” like the ones you’ve seen on the tv show Survivor.  They can be worn more than a dozen different ways and are the perfect summer accessory!  They only cost $5 and all of the proceeds from your purchase go toward support of Kids Food Basket.  Get them for you, a friend, and the kids and know that you are doing your part to support a great cause.


The Salon Professional Academy of Holland is running a fun contest that could make you “Insta-famous” and hook you up with a fabulous prize.   Simply follow the steps below for a chance to win the grand prize!

The contest is simple:

  • Purchase a Buff at the school
  • Take a fun, creative selfie prominently featuring you wearing the buff. keep the images appropriate please 😊
  • Post it to your Instagram account using these two hashtags: #tspainthebuff & #tspaholland
  • Post your picture by August 1st
  • Check back with the school, our social media accounts, and/or website to see if you won and to claim your prize.

CONTEST DETAILS: Employees, currently enrolled students, and direct account contacts from vendors/companies affiliated with the school are ineligible to win the grand prize.  All posts need to be of an appropriate nature. Lewd, profane, discriminatory, or inappropriate posts will be disqualified.  Winner must claim prize by September 1st, 2019 or it will be awarded to the next selected post winner.  Contact this school with any additional questions you may have.  The use of the word “buff” is a play on words as well as the colloquial, generic term for a stretchy, tubular-sewn scarf and not meant to imply the product being sold for charity is the trademark brand BUFF®.