Are You Being Positive at a Negative Time?

My intent for this blog was to educate you on dandruff… give you tips and tell you about the product we sell in our facility to help with this common problem. Like, how to keep your scalp healthy. Yes, dandruff is more common than you would think!! I completed all my research and had everything outlined. All I had to do is to sit down and write the article. But my heart was led in a different direction.

Since the Corona-virus, formally known as the CoVID-19 pandemic, and mandates put out by our governor and city officials, it’s old news that we closed the doors to our school and services department. We do realize it’s for the betterment of our community and that we all need to do our part in slowing down to spread of this awful virus. It’s hard being positive right now, but we are taking positive action steps for you. Are you being positive at a negative time?

I know one thing, business, and life are about challenges. We live in a world of polarities… ups and downs, good and bad, day and night, cold and warm. With that being said, at this point, we are faced with the challenge of providing the best education for our students and supplying our guests with products they need while we all practice “Social Distancing” to flatten the CURVE! 

Our main focus is on our students and guests. We are right now working on a virtual tour, so YOU don’t have to let your future hang in the balances during this trying time. The Salon Professional Academy of Whitehouse is a Redken Endorsed school and a state-of-the-art facility. All our students are taught under the supervision of licensed instructors. This is the perfect time to invest in your future. Why, you’re asking? Because this is only a moment in time that will pass and you cannot put your future on hold. Be ahead of the game!! What else do you have to right now? And for our guests, we haven’t forgotten you and miss you terribly. We have been working on an online shopping cart where you can purchase the products you need and gift cards for special occasions like birthdays. 

As I end this blog, get rid of the fearful mindset and take action! You can go from fear to empowerment. Stay away from the negativity. While you are doing your part to flatten the curve, create a positive mindset to help you overcome… get up, get dressed, eat right. One of my favorite quotes – “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”, Helen Keller. I love this quote because she was an over comer. She had so many reasons not to succeed, but she did. We at TSPA Whitehouse are taking action to make a difference in the community and for our students, our future students, our guests, and future guests. We encourage everyone to always practice good hygiene and keep your momentum. It’s dark! It’s difficult! But you can be an over comer. And, we will see you on the upside of this moment.


Brazilian Blowout

Summer is coming and that means summer heat, vacationing at the beach, lounging by the pool, traveling abroad and even hiking in the mountains. Whatever your travel plans include you don’t want to stress about having to fix your hair. The last thing you want to happen is that you spent hours styling your hair only to have the humidity ruin your hard work. With a Brazilian Blowout, you can ‘Tame the Mane’ and ease the stress of traveling while looking great. 
With all the craze in the media covering Brazilian Blowouts from having harmful chemicals to raving about them with five-star reviews, you are probably intrigued yet on the fence about getting one for yourself. Well, let us fill you in on the latest information for this trending hair treatment and give you tips for products to help you maintain results.
First Thing’s First – What is a Brazilian Blowout? As the name indicates, this hair treatment originated in Brazil circa 2005 before coming to the United States. It can be attributed to Brazil’s humid climate and its largely curly-haired population. It is a professional semi-permanent hair smoothing treatment which typically lasts about three months.
Next – What Will My Hair Look Like After the Treatment? Your hair will have a glass-like sheen, feel soft and hydrated, and look extremely healthy. Not all Brazilian Blowouts are alike, and the outcome largely depends on the technique your stylist uses. Once the treatment is applied, your stylist will seal it by running a flat iron through your hair and the more your stylist straightens, the sleeker the end-result. Be sure to communicate with your stylist so they can help you achieve the look you desire. Anyone could benefit from having this treatment, especially if you have excessively curly hair. Even if you naturally have straight and smooth hair, Brazilian Blowouts will still help your hair become easier to handle over time and dry without any frizz.
What Should I Expect During Treatment? Depending on the thickness and length of your hair, the service generally lasts around 1-2 hours. Your stylist will start the process by shampooing your hair 3 to 4 times to remove product buildup and oil to ensure the treatment adheres to your strands properly. Next, the Brazilian Blowout formula will be applied to sections of your hair from root to tip, ensuring each strand is thoroughly coated. Afterwards, they will begin blow drying and flat ironing to seal in the treatment. Finally, your hair will be rinsed and deep conditioned again before being blow-dried a final time. Typically, we recommend avoiding washing your hair for 48 hours to maximize the lifespan of your treatment.
What Should I Use After Treatment? Your first service comes with a complimentary Brazilian Blowout Anti-Frizz Shampoo and Conditioner. We recommend using these products to maintain the result of your treatment.
Side Effects and Harmful Chemicals? The truth is Brazilian Blowouts have evolved due to awareness and stricter regulations, but it is still a chemical treatment. Here at TSPA Whitehouse, we use high-quality products which ensure you will have the best experience and absolutely love your hair. 
Winner-Winner: Congratulations to the winner of our recent Brazilian Blowout contest, Robbyn Stockton! Check out the video on our Facebook page to see the results.

COMMUNITY – The Spirit of Giving Back!! 

The smallest thing can have the biggest impact. As individuals, we don’t often think that we can impact our community, right?! Do you ever ask yourself, “What do I have to offer in a way to help others?” As an individual, you can have a huge influence on your community and everyone who came to The Salon Professional Academy during the month of February left a dramatic impact!

With February being “National Canned Food Month,” Melinda Meler, Director of The Academy, consulted with her marketing team and launched a campaign to give back to the residents of Whitehouse, Texas. In the spirit of giving back, the campaign would bring in much needed canned good items to the local food pantry, Philadelphia Blessings.

“We all are reminded to donate during the holidays, but spring is when donations are scarce and needed the most,” said Meler.

When “Love Your Neighbor, Love Yourself” was in full action, the academy had no idea what affect it would have on the area. The campaign spread through social media catching the attention of many. People were calling to schedule appointments and bringing two canned good items in exchange for a $7 haircut or a spa pedicure. We want to extend a giant shout-out to Brookshire’s in Whitehouse who, due to your overwhelming support, graciously donated a grocery cart to house the items. In fact, we received so many donations that they even gave us a second cart! Your generosity for the community will provide food to families in the Whitehouse area who struggle to make ends meet. Please don’t ever think your small gift or change doesn’t matter. It is a ripple effect. If you would like to make a donation to Philadelphia Blessings, please call (903) 312-7377 and ask for Ms. Bolivia.



Winter is the time to LOVE your hair the most. We often link summer’s dry heat with hair damage, but winter can take a huge toll on our beautiful strands too. Chilly days outside and central heating indoors can dry your hair out until it loses shine, volume and feels limp and brittle. And, taking care of our hair in the winter is uncharted territory especially for us Texas folks!! 

If you have been dealing with any of these plus the frizzes, you are not alone. Redken says, “As the temperature drops, a new crop of hair issues starts to arise. Our roots begin to frizz and our ends rapidly dry out.” So, what is the answer to this you ask? Keep reading for 5 things Redken suggests for restoring moisture to your precious locks. 

  1.  Lock in Moisture 

It’s no secret that winter weather can be super drying on our strands. Be proactive this winter season by using products that will help to hydrate your strands and protect your hair from damage or breakage. By reaching for products that help to lock in moisture, you can better protect your ends and save yourself from heading to the salon.  

Redken’s All Soft Mega Hydramelt Leave-In Treatment is an amazing option for keeping hair nourished and moisturized in the wintertime. The innovative formula is lightweight and can be used on all hair types to hydrate while increasing softness and shine. 

  1.  Fight Flakes 

As the temperature starts to plummet, so does the condition of our scalp. Between the chilly outdoor temperatures and the warm indoor heat, our scalps can become very dry and flaky. To help ward off the flakes and to keep your favorite black sweater looking spotless, switch to a shampoo that contains salicylic acid. This powerful ingredient works wonders at exfoliating the scalp, removing dead skin cells and breaking down any built-up product on the scalp. Use this exfoliating shampoo as needed to keep your hair free from flakes. 

  1. Add Shine 

In the winter, your hair color can start to look dull or faded due to the dryness in the strands. Replenish your hair’s natural sheen by using a shine spray throughout your ends. Adding shine back to your strands can help to revitalize your hair color and make your strands look more vibrant. 

  1.  Use A Heat Protectant 

Get a heat protectant with dual benefits—protect your hair from heat damage as well as smooth your ends. It’s a one-two punch for keeping your hair looking fabulous when styling your hair this winter.  

  1.  Pump Up the Volume 

Besides frizz, flattened roots are another annoying hair issue that comes with winter hat hair. In order to keep your roots looking full and voluminous, reach for a dry shampoo to help boost your strands. Simply spray throughout your roots and comb through with a metal brush to help liven up your hair. 

With a little extra effort, you can keep your hair hydrated and looking great this winter. But if you want quick results or have any questions about Redken products, we suggest you call, (903) 871-7575, and talk with a TSPA expert. 


All services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals.

1st Annual Summer Fashion Show


The beauty school franchise, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), will be showcasing the students talent in our 1st Annual Fashion Show at 601 Hwy 110 Suite Q in Whitehouse.  A variety of activities will take place from 6-8pm on June 29th including a dunking booth. tours, prizes, a live-model student fashion show featuring Evening Wear, Bohemien, and Buff Wear.  This will be an outdoor event with a local band called 22 Zeros and a DJ to keep the parking lot Fashion Show packed full of fun! Additionally, all guests can take part in great deals like 50% off all professional retail products that day.  As part of their culture of community and giving-back, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) has partnered with the local charity, The Lighthouse, and will be donating the proceeds of all buffs and sno cone sales.

TSPA is exclusive to the REDKEN 5th Ave NYC beauty brand and is independently owned and operated by Jeff and Melinda Meler.   “While we have been open since the latter part of 2018, we now have students who have been through their foundational training and are out in the student salon training area providing excellent salon and spa services to guests of the Whitehouse/Tyler area. We have high standards for our students so that they can be as prepared as possible prior to graduation” said Melinda, “and interacting with live guests is an essential part of their training”.

Shawn Stearns AVP, Store Education & Schools for Redken, shares the same sentiments as Ms. Meler, “Redken sets the highest standards for education and we needed the right partner that shares the same educational values as we do.”  He continues, “investing in the professional at all stages of their career has always been important to Redken, and now TSPA helps us extend this support from the very start of the student’s career.”

The public is encouraged to attend the Fashion Show event to learn more about educational opportunities or the many value-priced salon and spa services available through the student salon clinic.

To learn more about our community partner, The Lighthouse, please visit: