There are many alternatives to sandals for summer footwear.
It happens every year, doesn’t it? You were just saying how you couldn’t bust out your big puffy jacket ONE MORE TIME and then you looked up, and it was June. “Summer’s just getting started” you thought, and then you looked up again, and it was July! Time isn’t working properly! A problem to address for another day, perhaps, but more immediately you need to address something that hits closer to home—the little something happening south of your kneecaps. There…you see them? Dry, flaky, and in need of some T.L.C., stat. What the heck are you going to do with your feet?
You could do nothing, of course—your feet, your decision. If you want to polish them up, we’ve got a solution for that. Even if you prefer to cover your toes, a good pedicure is important. And even if your feet are in tip-top shape, there will come a time this season where you’ll want to cover up anyway. Maybe it’s raining. Maybe you’re at an outdoor concert and you need to protect your feet from errant stomps. Or maybe you just don’t like sandals. Whatever the reason, here are some examples of summer footwear to cover your toes during the summer heat.
If You’re Into The Sporty Look
Combine two trends into one, with a pair of Tevas and tie dye socks. These platform Tevas feel a little more elevated (sorry) than the traditional Tevas we all know and love. Or swing for a pair of sneakers. Brother Vellies makes a breezy linen option for an even more casual bent on athleisure.
If Mules And Slingbacks Are More Your Style
Say you just want to cover up your toes, but you still want a cool breeze to hit the back of your ankles. Mules and slingbacks are just the answer. Or, if you’re more concerned about jazzing up the look (or concealing your cracked heels), throw on some socks in a vibrant color. That way, when people point to your feet, asking why the heck you’re wearing socks in July, you can confidently quip that it’s “fashion,” instead of “function.”
If You Don’t Know What Your Vibe Is
When in doubt, queue up a pair of huaraches. Part sandal, part slipper, they’re the best of both worlds in footwear. And you can carry them into fall—they’re essentially a three-season item. Not bad for a woven approach to shoes.
Fast growing and prolific, the beauty salon industry is focusing on developing talent to grow a loyal customer base willing to spend on expanded products and services.
The industry felt declines during the economic downturn, but still remained one of the strongest performing within personal care. The industry is now even one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. and Canada. Barriers to entry to the industry are minimal, creating intense competition for the consumer spending dollars available.
The main draw for beauty salons is the stylists they employ
As the beauty Salon Industry continues to grow, salon owners wan’t to hire the best trained stylists in order to help grow their customer base. The need for hairstylists continues to grow along with the market size. As shown in the graphs below, the industry is predicted to see much growth in coming years
This report shows the total market size for the Beauty Salons industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last six years (2013-2018), current year estimates, and outlook to 2024.
Interested in becoming a hairstylist? In just 13 months this could be you! We look forward to meeting you!
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 Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue. Get them for you, a friend, and the kids and know that you are doing your part to support a great cause.
HAVE FUN IN THE BUFF AND MAYBE WIN A GREAT PRIZE TOO!
TSPA Winnipeg 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 of an amazing BBQ combo, including: a BBQ Super Cooler, BBQ tools and a Meat Package!
The contest is simple:
Purchase a TSPA 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 & #tspawinnipeg
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®.
Pollution is a growing problem throughout the world. Air pollution not only causes devastation to the environment, it is also detrimental to our skin. In Asia, a region well-known for smog and dangerous air pollutants, anti-pollution skin care products have become an increasingly popular and established trend in the skin care market. With pollution becoming worse in Europe and the United States, these products are beginning to take hold in the west as well.
As these products grow in popularity, it is important for you to be aware of anti-pollution skin care products.
Danger of Air Pollution to our Skin Health
The harmful effects of pollution to our health is well documented. However, the effects pollution has on skin is just now being studied and understood. Air pollution includes chemicals known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) which are released into the air from burning coal, gasoline, trash, and tobacco products to name a few sources. These chemicals can cause depletion of moisture in the skin. Due to these facts, doctors believe it is a good possibility that continual exposure to air pollution could have negative health effects on skin.
Origins of Anti-Pollution Skin Care Products
The anti-pollution skin care trend had its beginnings in Asia, particularly China, a nation well-known for smog and excessive air pollution. China is the largest emitter of green house gasses in the world accounting for 27 percent of global emissions. The explosive growth of China’s economy has resulted in the construction of hundreds of new coal plants annually. This has resulted in highly increased emissions of harmful air pollutants.
As a result, Chinese women began noticing brown spots forming on their skin and overall declining skin health. Skin care cosmetic firms in Asia quickly researched solutions to protect women’s skin and anti-pollution cosmetic products were born.
From Asia to Europe to Canada
Anti-pollution has been a huge trend in Asia but, in the western world, it’s still relatively new. Air pollution isn’t just a problem on the Asian continent of course. Great Britain’s Capitol of London broke its air pollution level in just the fifth day of the year! This record level occurred three days faster than last year. The level of chemicals in Britain’s air has become so bad that London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan declared a health crisis.
Great Britain is also known as a leader and trend-setter in the beauty and personal care market. This is why experts keep a close eye on the UK market for new emerging products. The numbers show that anti-pollution products have definitely taken hold with an estimated market value of over $3 million pounds. While this is not a relatively large figure compared to the overall market, it is growing quickly.
After securing a niche market in Great Britain, anti-pollution cosmetics are now crossing the Atlantic and making their way to Canada. New companies have already released an array of new products available to the public.
How Anti-Pollution Products Work
As skin care experts know well, the outer of layer of skin has lipids, which are fats that bind skin cells together. Air pollution can oxidize lipids, inflame the skin, and cause a break down of the outer skin. When the outer skin breaks down, it can be a danger to the rest of the body. Since skin is the main immune barrier for the rest of the body’s organs, when the skin starts breaking down, chemicals can get into the body easier.
The main anti-pollution products released in the United States have different strategies to protect the skin. Air pollution has damaged the earth’s ozone layer causing less protection from the sun’s harmful effects. To combat this, new products focus on protecting the skin from harmful UV rays from the sun by applying SPF based products combined with important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. These vitamins help heal and seal the skin from hazardous chemicals.
In addition to protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, cleansers are also available to wash the skin from microscopic and harmful particles in the air that attach to the skin. While these particles are not immediately harmful, without the use of cleansers, the particles, as noted above, could cause inflammation and skin barrier break down. These cleansers wash off the harmful air pollutants but not the important key oils that protect the skin.
Every year a fresh crop of haircuts becomes, for lack of a better word, trendy. This doesn’t mean they’re completely new. Just like hair-color trends, some of these styles have been “in” before, and some never really went “out” at all. But all of a sudden, it seems like certain cuts are everywhere — on celebrities, street style stars, and Instagram babes, especially. Don’t worry, though; not all cuts require a major transformation. While a pixie or baby bangs might be a bold move if your hair is the opposite, often just trimming a few inches can make a big difference in your look. Give that style blunt ends or shaggy layers and you’re on your way to one of spring’s hottest haircuts.
If you’re trying to switch up your look this season, bring this article up on your phone to show your stylist. Hairstylists agree: Photos help them understand exactly what you’re going for, even if it needs to be tailored to your unique hair texture, face shape, and lifestyle. Now, go forth and get inspired by some of the dopest haircuts you’ll see all spring long with these Top Hair Trends For Spring/Summer 2019.
We are honored to have earned multiple awards at the annual SPEC conference in Florida earlier this week. Awards based on academy performance metrics as well as overall culture of the school and other subjective and objective factors are awarded at the annual “Academy Awards” event, which culminates the 3 day conference that also includes educational experiences for attendees. The competition is very stiff, with TSPA Winnipeg competing against larger markets like Dallas, Washington DC and Detroit to name a few. To win even 1 award is an amazing accomplishment, and we are beyond thrilled to bring home 2!
Thanks to the outstanding accomplishments of our students & staff, and the loyalty of our guests, we earned awards for Highest Guest Per Student, and Highest Gift Certificate sales. 1st place in Highest Guest Per Student is a testament to not only our amazingly talented students and the educators who train them, but also to our programs. We are beyond proud!
Grad is one of the most important days of your entire life- and certainly one to remember. Remember this glamorous night with plenty of smiles, laughter, and of course an elegant ‘do to enhance your bright smile. You’ll be sure to wow the crowd with one of these dazzling hairstyles for Grad!
French Side Braid with Voluminous Curls
Another excellent choice when it comes to sexy, alluring side-swept styles! This lovely lady starts off her look with a charming french braid, one of which pulls bangs back away from the face to let her eyes shine bright. Her voluminous waves require a large-barreled curling iron/wand to achieve that full, luxurious finish.
Chain Braid Chignon
Love the vintage look? Then consider this vintage-inspired homecoming hairstyle! We all know how popular chignons are when it comes to fancy occasions, but you can shake it up a bit by throwing in a quirky chain braid for added uniqueness and dimension. Don’t forget to leave a curled strand loose around the face for that renaissance-innocence we all know and love.
Rolled Half Updo with Curls
Make your half updo stand out from the crowd with a look like this one! A simple roll of the hair around the nape of the neck gives this look some delightful fullness, setting apart the straight top pieces from the luxuriously curled lower half.
Retro Pinned Back Ringlets
Ladies in the 1950s certainly new how to rock the Red Carpet, didn’t they? Well those retro hairstyle still ooze with elegance in 2019, and we’re in love with this charming style. It’s sophisticated, precise, and undeniably posh. For short haired girls, don’t be afraid to coil those tresses up into some polished ringlets. Douse it in hairspray and pin your bangs back to showcase your facial features.
Waterfall Braid with Loose Curls
The sweet, innocent beauty of this hairstyle is overwhelming; in a good way, of course. A waterfall braid presents a bit of mysterious beauty while accenting loose curls create a design that’s bouncing with elegance. Great choice for medium-length hair cuts.
Curly, Voluminous Low Bun
Buns are typically the go-to style when you’re short on time and need something quick and easy, but they can easily be amplified and enhanced to accompany you to the fanciest of occasions. Take this voluminous low bun for example- plenty of romantic, precise curls and loads of texturizing brings this low bun to a glamorous ending with tons of elegant body. Leave a few strands loose around the face to soften the style further.
Double Waterfall Braids with Loosely Curled Ends
Long locks are the perfect pallet for forming stunning, loose curls that capture utmost sensuality. But to make these loose curls stand out even further, try out some double waterfalls braid which provide not only depth, but an extra dose of femininity as well.
Fishtail Low Bun with Curls
Turn your fishtail braid from an everyday school day style to a stunning masterpiece with this lovely hairstyle. The fishtail wraps around from the top of the face to the back of the crown, leading to a texturized low bun that’s loaded with volume and bounce. A few subtle ringlets add to the femininity of this incredibly tantalizing prom hairstyle.
Double Braided Romantic Half Updo
The sweet romantic style of this hair is the ideal candidate for the woman who loves all things elegance. It has a bit of a bohemian feel, like a look a fairy princess may wear on her wedding night. Her half updo starts off with some loose, voluminous curls that are nothing short of sophisticated, while teasing at the crown adds some sexy height. A mix of braids- one large and one miniature sized- ensures there’s dimension to her style before pinning it back. There’s SO much to love about this striking style- we have to try HARD to quit talking about it.
Fancy Faux Hawk: Bun Updos
Faux Hawks don’t have to be reserved for punk rock concerts! Try this elegant twist on the edgy faux hawk to turn heads!
Voluminous Braided Faux Hawk
If your goal is to add fierce height to your sophisticated ‘do, consider this incredibly volumized faux hawk. The style is loaded with fullness and an undeniable amount of feminine body thanks to the tousled braid and ringlets.
Bohemian Waves Half Updo
With long, flowing hair like this, your best bet is to indulge in a bohemian-inspired number that is as graceful as a flower. Start off by adding some voluminous ringlets to your mane, finger-combing through them for a bit of messy texture. Then roll some strands back into a side swept half Updo, with a few dazzling charms added in to enhance the glamorous feel of this updo.
Curly Half Updo
Simplicity sometimes is key when it comes to sophistication, as clearly shown in this polished number. Her curls are left untouched to pronunicate the rings, while a lovely braid around the middle of the crown provides a feminine take on the typical half Updo.
Effortless, Luxurious Half Updo
Light waves, a fishtail accent among the half Updo, and a little teasing at the crown; the end result? An effortless style that’s oozing with luxury, class, AND sass.
Halo Braided Updo
Elegance and feminist is key on your big night, and this look is just the look to enhance that appeal. A halo braid instantly adds softness around the face, while a textured bun in the back adds some feminine body and bounce that pairs well with the accenting braids. Love it!
Side Swept Loose Braid
When most gals think of feminine hairstyles, they automatically turn to a dainty, graceful look that hangs off to one side. This feminine number pulls all the strands off to one side into a very full, loose braid, incomplete at the nape of the neck so stunning ringlets can dangle delicately below her shoulders. We are simply overwhelmed at just feminine this look is!
Floral, Wavy Half Updo
Waves and braids are undoubtedly two of the most daintiest hair techniques in the hair world, but it is quickly enhanced with an extra dose of girly attitude thanks to the addition of the floral headpiece at the crown. It’s simplicity at its best and its absolutely stunning.
Which style is your favorite?
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As a professional hair stylist, you may work in barbershops, beauty salons or spas. Hairstylists, also referred to as hairdressers, provide a range of hair care treatments for both men and women, and they also give advice to clients for home hair care. Those that have their own business may take on clerical duties as well.
An overview of career details, including licensure and education, is highlighted in the table below.
State-approved cosmetology program
Physical stamina, time management, attention to detail, creativity
State licensure is required to work as a hair stylist
Job Growth (2014-2024)*
10% for all hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists
Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
What Job Duties Might I Have as a Hair Stylist?
Your main responsibilities as a hair stylist will be trimming, shampooing, conditioning and styling hair for male or female clients. Some other services you may perform include scalp massage, facial shaving and hairpiece styling. As a licensed hair stylist, you’ll be able to give permanent waves, relaxers and bleaching or coloring treatments. Should your customers have questions regarding at-home hair care, they’ll turn to you for advice. If you become the sole proprietor of your own salon, you’ll also be in charge of managerial duties such as hiring workers, advertising, maintaining salon inventory and keeping business records.
What Is the Projected Career Outlook?
It was predicted that job openings for hairdressers, hairstylists and cosmetologists would expand between 2014 to 2024. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment would increase by 10% during this period. The increasing population and their desire for hair treatments and coloring services was expected to contribute to the employment growth. The BLS also indicated that a number of workers will leave the field, making job prospects favorable for newcomers. However, it was believed that employment at limited higher-paying establishments would have increased competition for employment.
What Education Prerequisites Should I Fulfill?
Hair stylists must complete a state-licensed program in a professional cosmetology or barbering school. Public vocational schools and community colleges also have cosmetology programs that can prepare you for a career as a hair stylist. Your certificate or diploma program can last nine months or longer and it could be applicable towards a 2-year associate’s degree. Cosmetology programs include topics such as hair coloring, communications, cosmetology concepts and hair cutting techniques.
Every state requires hair stylists to obtain licenses in order to practice. Individual states may have different licensing requirements, but generally you’ll need to be at least 16 years old with a high school diploma, along with a certificate, diploma or associate’s degree from a state-licensed and approved cosmetology program. If you have met those requirements, you can take the state licensing examination. The test should include written and oral sections as well as a practical portion allowing you to demonstrate your hair styling skills.
What Are Some Related Alternative Careers?
People interested in hairstyling could also consider becoming barbers or cosmetologists, the former focused more on men’s hair care, and the latter focused on all-around beauty treatments and makeup. A skincare specialist and a manicurist/pedicurist are two other career options. All of these jobs require postsecondary education.
Every year there is a national student competition involving the 45+ TSPA academies. Winners in each of several categories are awarded a trip to the REDKEN Symposium in Las Vegas, where students get to work side by side with the biggest names in the industry.
Congratulations to our very own Kristena Brown, who won the Makeup Beauty category!!! We are so proud of you and all of our students!!!
In addition to the great prizes and recognition, the opportunity to participate in competitions like this one are invaluable; providing experience and education that can elevate one’s skills and foster an even greater passion for this industry. Congratulations to all of our Winners, Finalists, and those who stepped outside their comfort zone and were brave enough to compete!
HAIR COLOR – TSPA
WINNER FINALIST FINALIST Robin Etter Mackenzie Snyder Amanda Goggins TSPA Fargo TSPA Buffalo TSPA Buffalo
CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC – TSPA
WINNER FINALIST FINALIST Kaylah Schoen McKenna Will Andrea Opel TSPA Appleton TSPA Appleton TSPA Appleton
EDUCATOR – TSPA
WINNER FINALIST FINALIST Kate Meginley Winter Brown Nancy Boshier TSPA Buffalo TSPA Appleton TSPA Buffalo
FINISHING – TSPA
WINNER FINALIST FINALIST Sam Bingenheimer Maddy Rothe Nilaja Rann TSPA Buffalo TSPA Appleton TSPA DC
MENS – TSPA
WINNER FINALIST FINALIST Dean Sullivan Briley Wingerter Gracie Kluck TSPA DC TSPA Evansville TSPA Appleton
WINNER FINALIST FINALIST Kristena Brown Katelin Underwood Hathaway Heber TSPA Winnipeg ESI Chubbuck TSPA Fargo
Stay Beautiful and Safe in Winter Driving Conditions
At TSPA, we love to help you look and feel your best. We also care about every one of our guests, and want you to be safe during this brutal Winter we are experiencing. For the last three weeks we have endured storm after storm, which has lead to very dangerous driving conditions. We have the following winter driving tips for you from our friends at AAA.
Winter Driving Tips
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travelers. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. AAA urges drivers to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.
AAA recommends the following tips while driving in snowy and icy conditions:
Cold Weather Driving Tips
Keep a bundle of cold-weather gear in your car, such as extra food and water, warm clothing, a flashlight, a glass scraper, blankets, medications, and more.
Make certain your tires are properly inflated and have plenty of tread.
Keep at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle at all times.
Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface, such as on ice and snow.
Tips for Driving in the Snow
Stay home. Only go out if necessary. Even if you can drive well in bad weather, it’s better to avoid taking unnecessary risks by venturing out.
Drive slowly. Always adjust your speed down to account for lower traction when driving on snow or ice.
Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Apply the gas slowly to regain traction and avoid skids. Don’t try to get moving in a hurry and take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads.
Increase your following distance to five to six seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop.
Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
Don’t stop if you can avoid it. There’s a big difference in the amount of inertia it takes to start moving from a full stop versus how much it takes to get moving while still rolling. If you can slow down enough to keep rolling until a traffic light changes, do it.
Don’t power up hills. Applying extra gas on snow-covered roads will just make your wheels spin. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill slowly.
Don’t stop going up a hill. There’s nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill.
Tips for Long-Distance Winter Trips
Be Prepared: Have your vehicle checked by a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility before hitting the road.
Check the Weather: Check the weather along your route and when possible, delay your trip if bad weather is expected.
Stay Connected: Before hitting the road, notify others and let them know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival.
If you get stuck in the snow:
Stay with your vehicle: Your vehicle provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Do not try to walk in a severe storm. It is easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost.
Don’t over exert yourself: When digging out your vehicle, listen to your body and stop if you become tired.
Be Visible: Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna of your vehicle or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress. At night, keep the dome light on if possible. It only uses a small amount of electricity and will make it easier for rescuers to find you.
Clear the Exhaust Pipe: Make sure the exhaust pipe is not clogged with snow, ice or mud. A blocked exhaust pipe can cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to leak into the passenger compartment of the vehicle while the engine is running.
Stay Warm: Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. This could include floor mats, newspapers or paper maps. Pre-pack blankets and heavy clothing to use in case of an emergency.
Conserve Fuel: If possible, only run the engine and heater long enough to remove the chill. This will help to conserve fuel.