Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist

What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist?

Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you always doing someone’s hair color in your head? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school!

The good news is that just about anyone can get into a cosmetology school.

Here’s the scoop on cosmetology school requirements what you need to do to get into cosmetology school, and the classes you’ll need to take to become a salon ready Redken cosmetologist:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D: Cosmetology schools require a basic education to get in and you must have either a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Age requirements: Cosmetology schools admit people of all ages and backgrounds. However, the state of Texas requires our students to be 17 years of age. It’s the diplomas or G.E.D.s that future stylists need to have in order to get into cosmetology. 
  • Basic English skills: All kinds of people enroll in classes, but courses at TSPA are taught in English. The ability to follow along in basic English will help you do well.
  • Pass basic classes: To get your certificate or degree, you’ll take fun courses on haircutting and styling, skin care, make-up application, and more.
  • A passion for the job: If you love to style your friends and help others discover their own beauty, you’ll love your cosmetology courses!

With cosmetology programs available near you and online, you can get started on your new career today! Contact admissions. Get started now, book a live or virtual tour

Employment Opportunities: Jobs in the beauty industry

Beyond the Salon: The Wide World of Beauty Careers 

If you want to have as much fun as Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, then a job in a salon is a great option. But did you know that there are countless opportunities in many fields for those with in-demand cosmetology skills?

 What can you do with a cosmetology career?

  • Entertain: We love J.Lo, but let’s face it: J.Lo would not be J.Lo without her team helping her maintain her look! Skilled cosmetologists are in demand across the entertainment industry.
  • Teach: Share your passion for hair and beauty by becoming a beauty school educator!
  • Travel: Take your skills on the road in your own mobile hair salon or as a stylist on a cruise ship!
  • Sell: Work for leading companies like Revlon, L’Oréal, and Redken after you learn the business in cosmetology school!
  • Write: Write blogs and articles on new products, tools, and techniques for major beauty companies.
  • Heal: Help people with chronic illness by becoming a beauty consultant to hospitals and treatment centers.
  • Style: Work behind the scenes in the exciting worlds of fashion shows, photo shoots, and television shows!

 A cosmetology education can open doors in multiple industries, so what are you waiting for? Start today!  Book your virtual tour with Angela Admissions (903) 871-5700 Adm. TEXT ONLY (903) 952-7395

Access to Online Education: Are Online Cosmetology & Beauty Schools a Better Way to Go?

Stuck at Home? Start a New Cosmetology Career!

In an uncertain world, you can still take steps toward your future no matter where you are today! Start your cosmetology career online and get a head start on a new career from the comfort and safety of your own home!

TSPA knows that students want the best education they can get. That’s why TSPA now offers online cosmetology and beauty school certificates and licenses.

What are the benefits of TSPA’s online cosmetology and beauty school programs?

  • Start any time. New classes start regularly, so there’s no need to wait!
  • Accessibility: All you need is an internet connection and you’re ready to start your training!onlone
  • Variety: You can learn techniques in many areas, including cosmetology, esthetics, nail technology, business management, and marketing.
  • Financial Aid or Financial Assistance: Online students may qualify for all kinds of scholarships, grants, and loans. More financial resources may be available during this time.
  • Program support: Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Our modern style education appeals to all styles of learning. TSPA knows that there are no limits to what you can do and is now providing temporary online cosmetology programs* to help you achieve your goals no matter where you are! If you’re looking for a cosmetology school that is best for your style of learning, book your virtual tour with our admissions counselors to put your future into motion.

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Angela in admissions is just a call (903) 871-5700), Text ((903) 952-7395) or email away from your future.

Tips For Taking Online Beauty School Classes

Wish we could be on campus with our ARTIST’s but instead, we’re bringing campus to you! 🏫➡️💻.

The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) just launched temporary distance-learning or temporary online learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Just like it is for you, it is new to us as well. We are all a little stressed and adapting to our new world as quickly as possible. To make your transition into the beauty world smooth, here are our top 3 tips to help you launch your online classes –

Tips For Online Learning:

  1.  Manage your time. Set up a view of your daily & weekly schedule by first mapping out a calendar of all of the assignment and activity due dates along with work and family commitments. It’s okay to be selfish, block off time each week to get classwork done. Online classes tend to have a weekly flow and include discussion boards that require student participation. Plan to be a part of the conversation.
  2. Be a good participant. Good discussions are thoughtful, your best resources to help you bring good discussion starters can be from peer conversations, headlines, lecture and course materials. Great responses go beyond agreeing with your peers. Build on the discussion with your own ideas and experiences. 
  3. Build your social community. Share contact information with your peers to connect on homework assignments and for social support. Be a part of  TSPA’s Facebook pages for enrolled students to get the best information fast and easy access to peer conversations on campus and homework topics. Your campus is here to support you every step of the way. Online students benefit from the same support as on-campus students, including help with financial aid to questions about technique.

Be kind to yourself. We are all in uncharted territory right now but we all have each other’s support even if it’s temporarily from a distance right now. 

Whether you’re interested in attending TSPA or just missing home, take a virtual tour with us! 🎥. Angela in admissions is just a call (903) 871-5700), Text ((903) 952-7395) or email away from your future.


DEMAND GROWS FOR TRADE SCHOOL GRADS: Is Cosmetology a Good Career Choice?

A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future!

According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security!


The beauty industry is worth $523 billion dollars. The average American woman even spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars on hair and make-up in her lifetime!

That’s why the job outlook for cosmetologists, barbers, hairstylists, and make-up artists is better than any other field right now. The need is so great that you can start working and earning as soon as you complete a short trade school certificate in cosmetology!

How can you cash in on this trend?

  1. Investigate the different skills you can develop. You can become a hairstylist, make-up artist, skincare specialist, and more.
  2. Search for trade schools in your area or online to see what’s available.
  3. Talk to admissions counselors to find out what program is right for you.
  4. Enroll in a program at a trade or cosmetology school. Programs are short and affordable, and available in all areas of cosmetology.

An affordable trade school certificate can put you on the road to work in no time. If you want a career path with a stable financial future, consider enrolling in a cosmetology program! Start School From Your Home – Online learning has begun. Book your virtual tour with Angela Admissions (903) 871-5700 Adm. TEXT ONLY (903) 952-7395

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.


Covid-19 Info

Dearest TSPA Whitehouse Students, Parents, Guests, and Staff,

As we’ve monitored the rapidly-changing nature of COVID-19, we have kept the safety and well being of our students, guests, and staff at the forefront of our minds and hearts. We will be following Governor Greg Abbott’s order for a ban on the mass gathering of 10 people or more.  Effective Thursday, March 19th, 2020 we will be temporarily closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please visit our website, Facebook page or Instagram for updates as we will be updating them frequently when we have information. However, we will still be giving tours and the admissions department is still operating. For more information on our programs please contact Angela Spillman at (903) 871-7575 Ext. 103


Melinda & Jeff Meler


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.


Paying For School Just Got Easier!

Ready to come to school and get on your career path but have had a hard time coming up with a way to pay for your tuition? Well, TSPA just partnered with a new loan company that makes it sooo much more affordable for you to get started!



Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential.

Climb Offers:

· A quick online application – with the ability to add a cosigner – completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact to credit score

·  Prepay, in part or in whole, at any time without penalty

·  Instant decisions 95% of the time, with the ability to accept and e-sign your documents in just a few clicks

·Friendly and responsive customer service available


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