The TSPA Advantage

At TSPA, we go far beyond teaching you about cosmetology, massage therapy, esthetics and nails. We also teach you how to market yourself and run a business.

Part of our business education program involves designing your own salon or spa, and branding it. We feel that “If you dream it, you can achieve it!” Our students have come up with some amazing designs and branding schemes over the years, and we are confident that some will become reality.

Our students enjoy presentation day, when everyone gets to see the creative branding and designs. That’s all great, but we also teach our students how to come up with a budget and business plan in order to make their dream a reality some day.

 

This is not only a fun assignment, it also teaches our students what it takes to launch and run a successful business. It also allows our students to unleash their creativity and imagination, away from the salon training area.

  This is another example of how TSPA  programs are designed to train students for much more than passing the state boards. We develop the entire salon/spa professional with great technical ability, business & marketing training, and the guest handling skills that are in high demand by top salons and spas. We are growing salon and spa leaders, one student at a time.

 Winter 2019/20 Fashion Trends

Stay warm in style.

Winter provides the perfect excuse to throw on jeans and a sweater every day from December through to March. That said, some days call for more than just denim. We constantly need the inspiration of  the street style crowd to pull ourselves out of style ruts.

It’s time to brush up on winter’s biggest trends by looking at what your favorite street style stars are wearing. We’ve narrowed down the street style trends to six digestible looks below. Give them a try, and say adios to the jean/sweater outfit (at least for six out of the seven days of the week).


Furry, Fuzzy Outerwear

Parkas and puffers are great for winter, but when you really want to feel like a million bucks, nothing beats a plush faux fur coat. And you’re never too late to hop on this trend. This season’s offerings are better than ever, with brands debuting furry coats in vibrant colors like pink and cobalt. If colorful fur isn’t your cup of tea, you can easily find a brown or black outerwear alternative. The coats are so cozy, you may even find yourself draped in one while you wait for the heat to be turned on.


Everything Fleece

It feels like all of our favorite brands are offering a fleece-something for the wintery season. Options include mixed prints and color-block designs in pullover styles or the more classic zip-ups we’ve all come to know and love. Fleece is comfortable, soft, warm—basically everything your body craves when the temperature drops. Give your denim and leather jackets a break for a cozier fleece pick, below.


Two-Tone Dresses

Can’t decide what color you want the garment to come in? The two-tone look solves that problem. Instead of having to stick with one color, you have the option to wear a half-and-half look for winter 2019. Though the color-block design is most prevalent in dresses, you can find two-toned tops as well by many brands. This small mash up of hues won’t dramatically alter your look, but it will add a little intrigue—and earn you brownie points for style.


Winter Suiting

The appeal of matching separates lies in the fact that you don’t have to overthink what to wear in the mornings—one decision and you’re ready to head out the door. It’s no surprise, then, that pantsuits have become a staple in a fashion girl’s closet, as evidenced by these street style shots. Whether you choose a check set or a plain colored pantsuit, you’ll feel like an instant boss woman in the ensemble

This is The Salon Professional Academy

This Is TSPA

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a student at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA)?

What’s it like? What do you do every day? What programs are available? Is it fun? Do I get hands-on training? What are the teachers like? Do you get to work on actual people?  Do you use state-of-the-art equipment, tools & technology?

It’s really hard to answer with only words, so…..Watch This!

The Salon Professional Academy offers programs leading to amazing careers in Hairstyling, Esthetics, and Nail Technology. We also offer several advanced training programs for those who are already licensed.

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There are so many factors to consider when selecting the school that will change your life by leading your way to a fun, fulfilling and lucrative career. It’s one of the most important decisions you will make as you graduate from high school, or change careers later in life.

At TSPA, we think learning should be fun and rewarding. Sure,  you will have to spend time in the classroom before you get to work on real people, but that can be fun too. Our educators know what it’s like to be a student, so they also know how to make learning fun. From your first day in the classroom, through your first practice on a mannequin, to your debut working on guests in the salon or spa, our educators will personally guide you.

We’ll teach you to be confident, competent and creative.

Technical skills are very important to us, but they are only the beginning of your education here at TSPA. You will gain important business skills, marketing skills, and customer service skills that will give you a major advantage when you start your dream career.

TSPA Culture is Inclusive and Supportive with a Dedication to the Success and Well-being of All of our Students.

You will notice a very friendly and professional atmosphere every time you enter our academy. We are all family here. Everyone is welcome. Lifelong friendships are developed, not only between students, but also between students and staff. We truly care about  what our students are up to after they graduate.

For student reviews and more information about The Salon Professional Academy, we invite you to visit our Youtube channel.

Our Salon & Spa Training Areas have been created to provide our students and guests with the same experience they would have at any high-end salon or spa.

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Where do you go from here?

We have very close relationships with the region’s premier salons and spas, and we meet with them annually to review our programs and find out first hand how our students are performing after they graduate. We also gather the region’s top salons and spas for career fairs in the spring and fall so they can meet our highly sought after students, and our students can meet with them to decide where they want to begin their amazing careers. Many of the salons and spas are represented by TSPA alumni at these events, which gives us a chance to catch up with them!

This Is TSPA – Growing Salon & Spa Leaders, One Student at a Time

Halloween Hair – The Perfect Costume

Let Your Hair be Your Costume!

Halloween is just around the corner. No costume planned? It’s ok, because we have 5 simple do’s that are a costume by themselves. Check out these spooky looks you can create quickly using just your hair. The last thing you want to be is a basic witch…

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Kitten

This is not only the cutest hairstyle you’ve ever seen but it’s super easy to create too. Just start by taking two triangular sections at the back of your parting where you want your ears to sit. You need to backcomb each section to create some volume and then start folding them towards the back of your head to create the ear shape. Then secure the ends of your hair with a bobby pin and pull out sections as much as you need to to get the right shape. If you’re struggling you can twist the ends to make it easier too. Finish with lots of hairspray and some bobby pins at the base to hold everything in place.

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Unicorn

Who wouldn’t want to look like the most beautiful mythical creature of all? To create this style pull a section of hair at the front of your head into a pony and start backcombing. Then place another

bobble at the point where you want your unicorn horn to end and begin wrapping your hair around the shape. If your hair is quite thin or short you can use your Milk +Blush two-cli

p wefts to add as much length and thickness as you need. This look requires lots of hairspray too and keep using bobby pins as you go along as these will secure the shape. If you’re struggling try using a velcro roller to wrap your hair around instead. This will make it easier to create the base shape and you’ll have something for your hair to stick to. Finish with lots of hairspray and some colour or glitter if you’re feeling brave.

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Devil Horns

A halloween classic! Just start by parting your hair in the centre and creating two ponytails either side of your part where you want the horns to be. Just like in the last look if you need some extra length or volume add some wefts and start twisting the hair to create the look. For bigger horns you can use the velcro roller trick too but we love these cute little ones and they’re just as effective. Try teasing the horns towards your parting too for an extra devilish finish.

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Deer Ears

If you literally have 5 minutes to get ready then this is going to be your go to. Simply part your hair unevenly and create two sections either side. Pull these sections into a bobble and loop them to create the ear shape. We recommend using clear elastic bobbles as they’ll be undetectable and small enough to create the cute floppy finish. If you have time you can curl the rest of your hair but naturally messy curls are just as authentic! Done.

 

Scorpion

This looks super complicated but you can adapt it really easily and it’s way easier than you’d think. For the front of your hair you can braid it as in this picture or use bobbles to create sections of volume instead. The front of your hair doesn’t have to be super complicated as the tail is the main feature so be as creative or otherwise as you feel like. To make the scorpion tail start a braid at the nape of your neck and incorporate a pipe cleaner in a colour similar to your hair in the middle of it. If you need to add length clip your hair extensions in upside down before starting the braid and make sure to keep the hair super smooth so you conceal all the wefts. If you’re not great at dutch braids you can start with a ponytail instead and work from there. Just make sure to start it at the point where you want your tail to lift. When curling the braid make sure to create a big loop and leave some of your hair out at the end for an authentic and super scary tail.

Still not sure what to do with your do? Stop by TSPA and we’ll come up with the perfect Halloween look for your hair and makeup!

Color Your World and Protect It

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There are many factors that can threaten to fade your hair color. From sun, to salt water and chlorine, these elements can put major stress on the hair and in many cases cause hair color to lose its shine and vibrancy. Has summer damaged your color? If so, we have solutions for you…and you’re in luck because hair color services and products are now 25% off through October 31st at TSPA!

At this time of the year, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re using the best haircare regimen to keep your hair healthy and your hair color bright. Read on to discover the best  haircare systems for maintaining bright, beautiful hair color and fighting that end-of-summer hair color fade!

REDKEN COLOR EXTEND MAGNETICS

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A sulfate-free haircare system that helps to add shine and enhance color vibrancy.

“The RCT technology of Color Extend Magnetics targets the root, core and tip of each hair strand. With Soy Protein, Arginine and Sepicap, the hair receives protein to add structure, as well as conditioning and restoration benefits,” explains Redken Artist Jaclyn Harwood, “This system works to strengthen the hair and lock in color.”

REDKEN COLOR EXTEND BLONDAGE

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If you’ve recently gone blonde, you know that summertime stressors such as sun and chlorine can cause blonde hair color to become brassy, with unwanted yellow and orange tones showing through. Redken’s Color Extend Blondage is a color-depositing purple shampoo system that works to banish brass while keeping blonde haircolor cool and bright.

“Redken’s Color Extend Blondage system tones, brightens and strengthens blonde hair,” explains Harwood, “The system’s pure violet pigments counteract yellow undertones leaving the hair brighter, while Redken’s Triple Acid Protein Complex strengthens the hair. Summertime sunshine and outdoor activities can contribute to loss of moisture in the hair’s proteins, leaving the hair brassy and adding unwanted warm. Redken’s Color Extend Blondage neutralizes these unwanted tones to ensure blonde hair color stays bright and strong.”

REDKEN COLOR EXTEND GRAYDIANT

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If you rocked a bold gray or silver look this summer, you may have noticed your hair color beginning to fade and yellow. When this happens, Redken’s Color Extend Graydiant Shampoo and Conditioner is the best choice as it helps to tone and strengthen silver hair.

“Redken’s Color extend Graydiant is color depositing haircare system which makes it the perfect choice  for gray and silver guests,” explains Harwood, “With custom direct dyes and strengthening benefits, hair is left strong with a beautiful silver tone.”

Call us to book your new color, or stop by to get the products you need to protect your current color! ‭(204) 772-8772‬

5 Tips To Get You And Your Child Back-To-School Ready

Are You And Your Child Ready?

It’s that time of year again – the time that’s usually welcomed by parents and cringed at by kids: back-to-school. In order to help parents get one step ahead, we put together a rundown on some  popular blog posts covering a range of topics from helping children succeed with technology to what parents can do if their child is being bullied online.

For some teens and tweens, this school year may be when they get their first laptop, mobile phone, or tablet. For others already connected online, they may be getting into one or two of the recently popular online messaging apps such as Kik or WhatsApp. Whatever your child’s digital development stage, it’s never a bad idea for parents to brush up on what their children are interacting with on a daily basis.

How to Help Your Child Succeed With Technology
By Mitch Champagne
There are many ways parents can help set their children up for success with technology. Exposing them to multiple platforms and modeling responsible use are just two examples. Read what elementary school teacher and part-time faculty member at Trent University, Mitch Champagne, has to say.

Digital Parenting Questions that Fifth Graders Want to Ask Their Parents
By Marti Weston
When given the chance, kids can offer some incredible insights into the digital habits of families. In fact, many of their observations and questions are about how their parents can become better digital citizens. Check out 10 of the best questions that Washington, DC school teacher, Marti Weston, has encountered, and how you may be able to talk about these issues with your children.

Digital Citizenship: A Modern Parent’s Guide to Raising CyberEthical Kids
By Fred Lane
Parenting in the digital age seems daunting, right? With every new app, website, or device that your teen starts using, typically a slew of parental concerns follow. Privacy expert, Fred Lane, addresses some helpful key points on making sure your child is acting safer and more responsible online.

What to Do When Your Child Is Secretly Being Bullied Online
By Tara Heath
Researchers report that many cyberbullying victims don’t tell their parents what’s happening to them, which means adults are unable to intervene. Learn the signs of cyberbullying, and how parents can respond in a healthy, age appropriate manner.

Teens and Online Messaging Apps
By Christian Brink
If you’re the parent of a digitally connected teen or tween, then chances are you have heard about a few of the recently popular smartphone messaging apps. Check out this list on some of the top apps, their age ratings and requirements, and what parents should know.

Fall Style is in The Air

Refresh your look for fall

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Even if you’re not heading back to school this fall, autumn is a great time to reinvent yourself, and refresh your look for fall.

Chilly temperatures bring opportunities to add more layers of clothing to your look, meaning that while you might physically need to wear more clothing, you’ll also have a chance to switch up your aesthetic.

Sourced from fashion experts and celebrity stylists, here are 15 ways to freshen up your look this fall.

Figure out a fall shopping budget before anything else.

Figure out a fall shopping budget before anything else.
Be realistic.
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There’s no hard and fast rule for how much you should spend on clothing. But you should probably figure out your upper limits before you start shopping.

The experts say it’s a good rule of thumb to spend 5% of your total monthly earnings on your clothes. So just multiply your monthly income by .05, and that’s your monthly clothing budget.

Kondo your closet.

Kondo your closet.
Don’t keep things you don’t genuinely want.
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Sell or donate any clothes that don’t give you joy. This will make adding new items to your wardrobe so much easier.

Take stock of your remaining wardrobe.

Take stock of your remaining wardrobe.
Make a spreadsheet.
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Before you buy anything new, take a good look at everything you already own.

Making a spreadsheet of all your clothes can help you figure out where your sartorial strengths and weaknesses lie.

Make sure you can access the spreadsheet on your phone while you’re out shopping later on so that you don’t accidentally double up on an item you already own.

Replace your staples if they look out of date.

Replace your staples if they look out of date.
Stock up on white tees.
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“I think everybody needs a good going-out dress that can go from day to night, a perfect pair of jeans, a sweater that you feel amazing in and a motorcycle jacket,” she said. “A going-out dress is great for either running out and wearing it with sneakers on the weekend or wearing it to a meeting or dinner.”

Add in a “perfect white tee,” Welch said, and you’re good to go. You might also want to add a few more pieces of outerwear or work clothes depending on your needs.

Make a mood board on Pinterest or by cutting and pasting from magazines to get a sense of your personal taste.

Make a mood board on Pinterest or by cutting and pasting from magazines to get a sense of your personal taste.
Make a board of inspiration.
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Now that you know what you’re in the market for, you need to figure out exactly what aesthetic you’re going for this fall.

Before you make any purchases, create either a virtual or real-life collage of influences. Pull from photos of fashion bloggers, models, advertisements, fashion editorials, or whatever else inspires you.

As you keep cutting, pasting, and pinning, you’ll probably see some themes emerge. Keep these looks in mind as you get ready to make purchases.

Determine which items are worth spending extra money on.

Determine which items are worth spending extra money on.
Splurge on denim.
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It’s usually a good rule of thumb to drop extra cash on basic items that you’ll wear again and again.

Neutral-colored sweaters, black or brown boots, denim, and work-friendly shoes will be worn over and over, so they’re worth dropping extra cash on.

TSPA Experience – Life as a Student Event

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Hairstyling, Esthetics or Nail Tech student? Are you wondering how to channel your creativity? Would you like to learn how to be successful in the beauty industry? Find answers to your questions at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) Winnipeg’s “TSPA Experience” event!

During this event you will get to:

  • See life through the eyes of a TSPA Student
  • Get hands-on experience in the classroom, meet the Educators, and experience a JUMP Celebration
  • Learn directly from your peers why they chose The Salon Professional Academy for their education
  • Enter your name in a drawing for a chance to win a TSPA gift basket!

Mark your calendar for September 3rd, 2019 from 1pm-4pm.

To RSVP – Fill out the “Tell Me More” form HERE and in the comment box write: TSPA EXPERIENCE.

Deadline to RSVP is August 30th.

Questions? Please give us a call at 204-772-8772!

We look forward to meeting you!!!

Is Your Hair Ready For School?

Top back to school hairstyles 2019

Back to school means first impressions. Will you be ready? Which hairstyle should I choose to look my best? What are the newest and easiest back to school hairstyles 2019 for girls?

Every girl wants to have the best and easy back to school hairstyle

For back to school hairstyles 2019 designs trends for young girls between the ages of 13-19, you can check out the following images.
Generally, the most favorite models of braided hairstyles are side, back, and top knot models. When choosing your hair type, it’s a good idea to choose designs that fit your face shape and can be done quickly in a matter of minutes.

You wake up in the morning and you need to be ready to go to the school in a quick way.

The most important thing for you is to choose a fast and cool hairstyle. Your hair type should be stylish and luminous at the same time.

That’s why we have created special “back to school hairstyles 2019” made up of very special long and braided hairstyles for you.

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Stylish messy bun-2019 back to school hairstyles 

 


2019 Back to school hairstyles for medium hair 

 

Big long braided ponytail balayage hairstyles 

 

Blonde balayage hair color for back to school hairstyles 


Blonde highlighted hair color 2019 school hairstyles

 

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Braided double buns for back to school hairstyles for 2019

 


Brown balayage back to school hair ideas for teenagers

 


Braided-crown scattered medium-length hairstyle

 

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Double braids top high knot 2019 back to school hairstyles

 


Double messy buns back to school hairstyles for long hair

 


French two braids back to school hairstyles 2019

 


Long hairstyle one side braids

 

Mermaid long ponytail back to school hairstyles for girls

 


Queen’s crown back to 2019 school hairstyles 

 


Side braided long hairstyles for school 2019

 


Stylish- best school hairstyles for long hair

 


Top braids bun back to school hairstyles for 2019

 


Triple easy braids blonde balayage hair color 2019

Need help finding your look? Give us a call. 204-772-8772

How To Ditch The Sandals This Summer

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.

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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.”

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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.
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Happy summer!