How To Choose The Career That’s Right For You

How To Choose The Career That’s Right For You

When the time comes for you to decide what you want to do to make a living, it’s important to remember that a career is more than just a job that pays the bills. It’s a way to express yourself and utilize your talents and skills. A career should be something you enjoy. Something that completes you. You need to learn about the responsibilities, skills, employment opportunities, and training or education requirements prior to pursuing a specific career. Follow these steps to narrow potential career options:

1. Assess yourself – Each individual has different goals, talents, interests, and values. In other words, there are certain careers each individual should not pursue and others where they’d excel and be satisfied. Determine what you would enjoy and excel at by taking career assessments, receiving career counseling, and conducting thorough self-evaluation.

2. Make a list of potential occupations – After conducting some self-assessment, it should be apparent the types of careers you should pursue. It is not possible to pursue each one, so the list should be used to determine where to begin your career search. Select 5 or 10 careers and create a new list with these choices. When making your choices, select jobs that interest you, are recommended following career assessment tests, and ones matching your skill set.

3. Explore the options – Learn about each potential career after narrowing your list. Be sure to learn about educational or training requirements, job duties, employment outlook, annual earnings, and promotion opportunities. Information can be obtained from the Internet, but try to meet with a professional in each field to obtain in-depth details about each profession. If you not know professionals in these fields, contact willing participants and schedule informational interviews. However, you will probably find that you have relatives, colleagues, and school mates currently working in fields that interest you. During an informational interview, collect details about annual salary, employment prospects, and entry-level employment requirements. It’s not recommended to request employment during these interviews, but take advantage of networking opportunities.

4. Narrow down your list – Eliminate careers that no longer interest you after thoroughly reviewing each one. Many people become dissuaded from pursuing a career after learning about education requirements, annual earnings, and declining industry growth. Once you’ve become acquainted with each career, narrow your list to 1-2 options.

5. Set goals – After your list has been narrowed, establish attainable goals. You should be informed enough to establish short and long term goals. Typically, short-term goals can be met between 1-3 years and long-term between 3-5 years. It will not be easy reaching each goal, so be prepared to work hard, make adjustments when necessary, and remain committed. Goals are typically achievable when they’re defined, flexible, realistic, and attainable within a specified time period.

6. Create a career action plan – Once you’ve established career goals, begin developing a career action plan consisting of goals and specific steps to reach them. Additionally, career action plans contain possible obstacles, steps to address them, and resources that can be utilized when assistance is needed. This plan will clearly define how you will receive required training or education, obtain employment, and develop professionally once you’ve begun your career.

7. Obtain training – Obtaining required career training will probably consume the majority of your time and efforts as you pursue a career. Depending on the profession, you may be required to earn a college degree, complete vocational training, learn new skills, or complete an apprentice or internship.

Are you creative, outgoing, love to help others feel great about themselves? These are just a few of the qualities of successful people in the beauty and wellness industry. Learn more about these amazing careers by clicking back to our programs page, or give us a call at 204-794-8772.

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.

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

Color Your World and Protect It

TSPA Model with Red Hair

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

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!!!

JOIN US AT TSPA Winnipeg FOR SUMMER IN THE BUFF!

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®. 

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TSPA National Student Competition Winners Attend REDKEN Symposium

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

 

MAKEUP: BEAUTY

    

WINNER                                                   FINALIST                                                FINALIST
Kristena Brown                                   Katelin Underwood                              Hathaway Heber
TSPA Winnipeg                                   ESI Chubbuck                                         TSPA Fargo

 

MAKEUP: FANTASY

    

WINNER                                                   FINALIST                                                  FINALIST
Genevive Browne                                    Meagan Allen                                            Brittany Knox
TSPA Buffalo                                            TSPA Evansville                                       TSPA Buffalo

 

NAILS

     

WINNER                                                   FINALIST                                                  FINALIST
Sharily Cruz-Medina                              Lyric Jensen                                              Emily Munster
TSPA Buffalo                                           TSPA Colorado Springs                           TSPA Nampa

Check out the fun and craziness of REDKEN Symposium here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGMw4VzFzJo

Holiday Fashion on a Budget

DRESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON A BUDGET

How to Dress for the Holidays on a Budget -holographic trend, metallic trend // Notjessfashion.com

There are two types of people in the world – those who are properly prepared to take on the whirlwind of the holiday season and those who wait until the very last minute. Any given year, we could be either of these depending on my level of busy-ness. However, this 2018 holiday season, We at least want to be prepared by planning our outfits in advance. Given that it is the season of giving, we often spend a ton of money on loved ones, so budgeting really comes into play.  I’ll kick off this series with my tips on how to dress for the holidays on a budget without sacrificing style. 

Metallic Dress with Fluted Sleeves and Ruffles // Notjessfashion.com

Glam Holiday

For those who like to spend their holidays on the elegant side, go for a dress that fits the occasion. With a little bit of searching, it’s possible to find elegant, head turning dresses for less than $120.Velvetsatin, or sequin dresses always infuse a bit more festivity into your look, but if you want to opt for another LBD, go for one with unique details such as an asymmetrical hemline, lace, puff sleeves, etc.  Sometimes, you can even make an old dress look new by adding blingy accessories like statement earrings or metallic heels.

All Black Holiday Outfit with Metallic Boots // Notjessfashion.com

Casual Holiday

If your family or friends prefer to have more casual holiday get togethers, there are an abundance of outfit options. You can stick with the classics like a cute blouse with your favorite jeans or wear something cozy such as a sweater dress or turtleneck. It isn’t always necessary to wear brand new pieces. Don’t feel embarrassed to pull out that old chunky sweater and pair it with relevant knee high boots.

 

Notjessfashion Blazer with Veronica Beard for Intermix, houndstooth blazer, wear a blazer from day to night // Notjessfashion.com

Work Holiday

Work related events can be a little trickier to style for because you have dress codes to adhere to. However, dressing office-appropriate and festive on a budget is totally achievable. The key here is to not go too overboard and to stick to one festive hero piece like a red blouse tucked into metallic trousers, sequin pencil skirt, tartan plaid dress, and so forth. Additionally, you could channel some holiday spirit into your accessories.

 

This time of year makes us so incredibly happy! As we mentioned earlier, we tend to spend a lot more too, so it is imperative to save whenever possible. Take advantage of  affordable retail options to get your holiday outfits prepped and ready for all your upcoming events. Happy shopping!

Beauty Career Possibilities are Endless

In the beginning, there was Sharpie brows.

My love for the beauty industry started long before I even considered going to “hair school”. All of my barbies had the BEST haircuts (or so I thought at the time) and my dolls were always sporting the trendiest makeup. The looks were usually achieved using unconventional tools. Blush was colored on perfectly using lipstick, brows with black sharpie and nail polish graced their lips and lids (talk about long lasting color). My mom didn’t appreciate that I’d used her beauty products to create the perfect look for my dolls, but she always shared my enthusiasm of how beautiful they turned out. Thanks for always being a good sport mom =)

As I got older, I not only realized that I loved makeup, hair and everything beauty, I loved people, too. Helping people look and feel beautiful inside and out became my passion.
The neat thing about Hairstyling is that it’s not just cutting hair. There are endless opportunities when it comes to beauty professions – your hairstyling license can open so many doors if you dare to dream big!
So what else can you do besides “just cutting hair”?
1. Hairstyling Educator/Instructor
2. Salon Owner or Manager
3. Salon Consultant / Brand Consultant
4. Professional Film & Theater Stylist/Makeup Artist
5. Celebrity Stylist (the Kardashians don’t get all beautified on their own)
6. Platform Artists
7. Editorial/ Advertising Stylist
8. Fashion Show Stylist
Being in the beauty industry for 10+ years has taught me that there are no limits to what you can become. If you can dream it, you can do it.
-Katie Janssen TSPA Graduate

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