What to Expect on a Tour of TSPA of Holland?

Enrolling in beauty school is a big decision. Scheduling a tour is an important piece of the puzzle. At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) of Holland, we want every prospective student to get a chance to tour. This is a perfect opportunity to start a relationship with us, ask questions, and see our school firsthand. It’s also the perfect opportunity to overcome fears, find a home and feel included before you even start!

How to Set Up the Tour

If you want to tour TSPA of Holland, you can schedule an appointment online or by phone, or you can just drop by! Our friendly staff is always willing and ready to welcome any new prospective students.

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What to Bring

On your tour, we recommend that you bring a parent, friend, sibling, or another close family member with you. When it comes to making plans for the future, it’s always good to have support. Have someone you trust by your side for moral support! We also suggest bringing something to take notes with, as well as transcripts and ID in case you decide to enroll on the spot.

What to Ask

A tour is the perfect time to ask questions and receive real-time answers. Here are a few suggestions for things to ask:

  • How long does the program take to complete?
  • What skills and techniques can I learn?
  • What equipment/products do I need for this program?
  • What are the educators like?
  • How would you describe your school’s culture?
  • How is the curriculum formatted?
  • Can I practice on real people?
  • Will I get support after graduation?
  • What percent of students graduate?
  • What percent of students pass the state licensing exam?

These are just some examples of questions you could ask on a tour. During this time, you can ask anything that comes to mind. When you have the right information, it’ll be easier to make an educated decision for the future.

Getting the Most Out of Your Tour

During a tour, it shouldn’t just be us asking you questions, or vice versa. This is the opportunity for us to get to know each other! We hope that every tour can be a back and forth conversation that’s valuable for both parties. Phone calls and emails are great for basic information, but nothing beats an in-person conversation. It’s the best way to get a feel for our students, educators, campus, and overall culture.

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Schedule Your Tour Today

Come and check out TSPA of Holland! Cosmetology school could be a great choice for you and your future. Schedule your tour today and we’ll show you what we’re all about. We can’t wait to meet you!

Common Reasons People Don’t Commit to Beauty School

New things can be scary. Especially starting a new school or new job. If you’ve thought about attending The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Holland in the past, why did you never make the commitment? Was it worry about not being able to make friends? Were you worried about career opportunities? Whatever the reason was, you’re not alone. Here are a few common reasons that many people do not commit to beauty school.

Reason 1: Worries About Fitting In

When you’re starting something new, it’s normal to worry about fitting in. People might already have their set cliques and groups. Where will you fall into place? TSPA Holland provides a welcoming, safe environment for all students. We want everyone to feel secure and at home at our school. No matter what interests you or what background you come from, we want you to become a part of our TSPA family!

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Reason 2: Concerned About Job Opportunities

Have you put off enrolling in beauty school because you don’t want just want to cut and style hair? Don’t worry! Receiving a cosmetology license does not limit you to becoming a hairstylist. In fact, there are various unique careers you can work in as a licensed cosmetologist. A few examples include:

  • Makeup artist
  • Salon owner
  • Colorist
  • Theatrical makeup artist
  • Editorial hair stylist
  • Beauty advisor
  • Beauty blogger

Makeup artists/hairstylists style a woman in a red dress.

Reason 3: Afraid of Not Being Able to Earn Money

As one of the most lucrative and fastest growing industries, you can absolutely make a living by working in beauty. Beauty professionals have a variety of career options and there are always plenty of growth opportunities. Another great part about cosmetology is that beauty careers are often quite flexible. You don’t have to work a standard 9 to 5. Need to work evenings or weekends? That’s possible. If you want to rent a booth in a salon and build your own clientele, that’s also an option. You can even move into a more entrepreneurial role as a salon owner after you get a few years of experience under your belt. There are plenty of opportunities to make a living in the beauty industry, it all starts with a cosmetology license!

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Reason 4: Misconceptions About the Word School

Maybe going to school has never been your favorite thing. University and other forms of postsecondary education are not for everyone. Beauty school can be a great choice for those who don’t want to pursue a traditional post-secondary education. TSPA Holland’s cosmetology program presents the chance to learn beauty application techniques, business strategies, and guest relations in a creative, fun environment. It’ll also put you alongside other people who share your interests and passion for beauty. Unlike four-year or two-year educational programs, our cosmetology program is designed to prepare you for a career in less than a year. This can be a great option for individuals who want to enter the workforce and start making money as soon as possible.

Beauty school students learn how to do makeup.

Reason 5: Intimidated By Beauty Culture

To some, the beauty industry can seem a little intimidating. It’s a world full of glamorous models, high-end products, expensive tools, and luxurious salons. But there’s so much more to this industry than glossy magazine spreads. Beauty is about community and growth. It’s about learning and expressing creativity. At the core of our beauty school lies a group of people who are passionate about the industry. We want our students to find future careers that they’ll love. At TSPA Holland, your success is our success.

Woman looking at beauty products in a high-end store.

Follow Your Dreams at TSPA Holland!

Become a part of our enthusiastic, welcoming family at TSPA Holland! For details about cosmetology enrollment, financial assistance*, and more, contact us via phone or online form. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Camp Cosmo Round-up!

On June 29th, The Salon Professional Academy Holland hosted their first ever Cosmetology Camp. Camp TSPA is a unique event that allows teens to experience a day as a cosmo student!
Cosmetology is an exciting and rapidly growing industry. With so many options, unknowns and competing information out there, however, it can be hard for a high school student to know exactly what cosmetology school is; let alone if it is for them! We wanted to help cut through the noise as they make a strong decision about their future, we hope this camp assisted them in this.

Cosmetology Day Camp at TSPA Holland

Campers got to hang out on our beautiful campus for a day, starting with a chat with the owners and teachers of TSPA Holland about what cosmetology is all about. It was a great experience for them to sit down and have all their questions answered, and to get a clearer picture of what a future in beauty could be.

Campers were also able to experience an active class alongside current TSPA students as they learned about the color wheel. Using “goo” and food coloring, each student created a color before blending them together in a large color wheel. It was a fun activity that really showed them a taste of the hands-on learning that takes place in TSPA Holland.

Cosmetology Day Camp at TSPA Holland

Cosmetology Day Camp at TSPA Holland

In addition to experiencing the learning side of cosmetology school, campers also got to experience the pampering side. After a catered lunch from Electric Hero, the students were handed over to our advanced students. Approaching graduation, these students gave each camper a spa and salon service while chatting about their experience in cosmetology school, their favorite courses, and of course, what they see in their future.

There are so many career options available to new graduates, and if you are interested in a career in beauty it can feel overwhelming with all the options and information that is out there.
We are glad to have the opportunity to host these students and help them navigate through their questions to help them find a future that is right for them.

Cosmetology Day Camp at TSPA Holland

If you are interested in a career in beauty and feeling overwhelmed, join us for our July 20th camp, or give us a call and schedule your own personalized tour experience.

Cosmetology Day Camp at TSPA Holland