Take Care of Your Skin After a Day at the Beach

Who doesn’t love a little fun in the sun? A day at the beach can be very relaxing for both body and soul. Just make sure you take good care of your skin once you return home. This way your skin stays smooth, healthy, and hydrated even after you spent a long day enjoying surf and sun.

Shower and Moisturize

You’ve undoubtedly applied layer upon layer of sunscreen, and swam around in the salty ocean so it’s time to clean your body well to get rid of the product build-up. Don’t use a drying deodorant soap, opt for a hydrating natural bar of soap or hydrating shower wash instead.

Immediately upon drying off, apply a ​moisturizing body butter to your entire body. The salt and sun can be very drying to your skin, so you need to moisturize your skin immediately after your shower. When you apply it right after you dry off, you seal in all of the moisture on your skin from the shower.

Moisturize Your Feet

You know how great it can feel walking around in the sand without your flip-flops? (Well, at least in the cool wet sand!) You’re actually giving your feet a fantastic natural exfoliation when you do this. So if you don’t typically kick off your shoes at the beach, start doing it; sand is the perfect natural exfoliator. When you’re wading in the water, take some time to rub your feet in the sand and swirl your feet around to make sure every part is exfoliated.

The next important step you can save for the car or at home: moisturizer! It’s a must! You’ve exfoliated the dead skin from your feet, soaked them in salty water, but unless you moisturize them, they are going to be a mess. Once you apply moisturizer, you’ll notice your feet feel like you just had a pedicure.

Don’t Let Your Hair Frizz Out

Your hair can take a real beating when you are out on the beach.  A quick tip pre-water: apply a spray in hair conditioner such as Redken One United before hitting the beach. This will help keep your hair tangle free ​and gives it a bit of a protected layer.

When you get home from the beach, give your hair a thorough washing, and apply a deep conditioner for a good 5-10 minutes. Make sure to use a wide tooth comb to comb out your hair.

Take Gentle Care of Your Face

Depending on how windy your day is at the beach, your face might have been included in the natural exfoliation from the sand. The last thing you want to do is come home and exfoliate your skin again. Use a gentle face cleanser to wash off all of your sunscreen and then apply a hydrating moisturizer or night cream to soothe your skin.

Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel & Active moist light oil free lotion are a good start!

Soothe Your Lips

Hopefully, you applied a lip balm with SPF in it throughout the day. Lips can easily sunburn, and this will be a big step in taking care of your gentle lip area. But no matter if you did or didn’t, your lips will be feeling a bit dry and abused. Apply a thick lip balm or even simple Vaseline to your lips and let your lips soak the product in. They’ll instantly feel hydrated and soft.

Dermalogica Lip Renewal Complex will help infuse the lips with moisture and restore delicate tissue.
Have a great summer!!!!

Ultimate Healthy Hair Goals!

Summer is approaching and that means changes in your hair-care routine.

The weather is getting warmer and although we’re all feeling the warmth on our skin, the one thing that’s really feeling the heat the most is our hair.  Sun rays can be just damaging, if not more, on our hair than winter’s dryness and static. Here are three major tips to combat damage and get results that last for your ultimate healthy hair goals.

1.Hair Masks

I know we’ve said it before, but we’re saying it again. Hair masks are beneficial in any season as our hair needs the extra nourishment as the weather shifts its course. Hair masks come in all different formulas, so if you already have a favourite for the colder seasons, you may have to switch it up. Finding the right formula for the summer season will play a major role in ensuring that your hair is getting the nutrients it’s needing. For example, an avocado, honey and olive oil mask would work perfect for summer as fatty acids in avocados, and humectant from honey help to strengthen and moisturize those strands.

2.Cover Up!

Whether it’s a hat, scarf, ballcap, you name it- whatever it is you like to use to cover your head on hot days will work. Wearing coverage on your head not only provides a little shade from your eyes, but also protects your scalp from harmful sun rays. Getting a sunburn on your scalp leads to damaged hair as hair grows from the follicle located on your scalp. As the summer winds breeze on by, it can also create small tangles that will eventually lead to split and damaged ends.

3.Say “NO” to Hot Tools

We know this may sound obvious, but hot tools can do some serious damage to your hair, especially with frequent use. Beachy summer vibes can be accomplished in many other ways other than by using a flat iron or curling wand. Braid your hair before bed, or if you can’t, have a friend braid them. By morning, you will have beautiful natural looking waves/curls. Summer is all about rocking natural hair anyways, so what better excuse to put a pause on the hot tool usage.

These three tips are small changes to your summer hair regimen that will make a world of a difference. There are various factors that can play a major role in the overall health of your hair, but the changing season can be the biggest. This year, give your hair some extra summer love.

New Year, New Career

New Year, New Career. For many people, December and Christmas mean overindulgence leading to the January blues. Bodies rid copious amounts of alcohol and festive foods, people start staying in, saving money and getting back to reality. This January, make it your mission to stay positive and use the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start. Whether you want to become healthier, travel more, learn more or excel in your career – get on the ball as soon as January hits.

A New Year instigates the notion of new beginnings in the form of resolutions, promises and changes and among this, job-hunting begins and career changes rise. Many people feel like a career change but are unsure of where to start. Find a career that you love and an environment that you thrive in by following our guide for kick-starting your new career.

Think about what kind of person you are, what makes you happy, what elements of your job you like, who you want to become and what you want to achieve.

Set yourself realistic expectations. A lot of New Year’s resolutions can be unattainable as people set themselves too many big targets at once. If your goal is drastic, you are likely going to break the rules and cheat here and there. This can result in people feeling like they have failed and they can fall off the ladder. To help you in your new career, set smaller, more achievable goals and create a schedule/calendar/map of what is needed to do to reach them.

If you are unhappy in your current job it might be worth discussing the possibility of  switching careers. Explain to your boss how you are feeling and what you are thinking of doing. Maybe it is that you feel you can no longer excel in your role.

Make a list of your successes, strengths and qualities. If you struggle with this ask close friends and family to help out and ask them to be honest. Ask questions like: “What am i good at”. Know your worth and aim even higher.

Sometimes having the career you want may seem impossible and daunting and may even test your patience but remember that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

When it comes to learning, you are never at the same level. You are either falling behind or growing. Keep your skills fresh and updated. Never be afraid to learn new skills and gain new talents.

Good luck! 🙂

The Hottest Hair Trends for Fall According to Cosmo!



Amber Rose (and about a million other celebs this year) went for a  buzz cut that couldn’t be more chic.









Supporting our community

One of the benefits of being a Tspa student is getting to know your community better, and having the opportunity to be a part of life changing events.

Our students recently were invited to put their training to good use by providing styles for The Make A Wish Foundations annual fashion show.

The smiles  throughout this event make us want to keep doing it over and over again.


Student & Stylist Fantasy Competition

Winnipeg’s First-Ever VIP Stylist & Student Hair Fantasy Competition
Learn more about TSPA while you enjoy an amazing evening hair and fashion!
Academy Tours • Salon Specials • Prizes
Silent Auction • & More!

Thursday April 27th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
For More Information Visit:


The Royal Princess Ball

Tspa students will be lending a hand at The Royal Princess Ball, a lavish charity gala.

This event helps with raising funds for The Children’s Hospital Foundation.

An unforgettable & magical evening for all who attend.

Our students  will be prepping all the prince & princesses for the event  and  setting up to later to transform the guests into

royalty.  This will the 2nd year our students get to partake and support this event by volunteering their services.

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A helping hand at Christmas



Our Tspa family has opened their hearts and pockets to lend a helping hand to a local family of 8 this Christmas.

We are thankful to have the opportunity to help those less fortunate, those who are experiencing poor health, job loss or unavailability of work.

The generosity of our students , staff and clients who all came together to make this hamper  is greatly appreciated.

Trim Hunger

TSPA Trim Hunger Charity Event

The Salon Professional Academy will be holding a Trim Hunger FUNDRAISER!!

Let’s  raise  awareness and together address the growing issue of hunger across the nation.

Join us this Sunday, October 16th  from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

You can book from a selection of salon services or come and partake in face painting fun, a BBQ and Bake sale.

Receive a hotdog, drink and bag of chips all for a $3.00 donation

ALL proceeds going towards The Winnipeg Harvest.
We will also be accepting any dry or canned goods in our donation bin.

Call 204-772-8772 to book an appointment today or be sure to stop in make a donation!

Tspa student take’s off!!!


TSPA’s own student Tyler Searle has taken off into new ventures.

After graduating from TSPA Tyler earned a position at The Loft as a stylist. This talented young man has  already had the opportunity to experience Toronto’s fashion week, working behind the scenes. He is now making an appearance  on The Marc & Mandy show telling all about the differences between babylights, balayage and Ombre!

We are very proud to have gotten to share in Tyler’s education and witness his talents emerging.

Congratulations Tyler