Redken School to Open in Rochester

The beauty school franchise, The Salon Professional Academy, has opened a new location in Rochester. Daniel Link and Jessica Amos acquired the former business, Rochester School of Hair Design, and have transformed everything from the education and skills taught to students, to the brand, salon services and professional retail products available for sale.   Jessica Amos, a local salon owner and co-owner of TSPA commented, “We’ve talked with other salons in the area and many of us feel like the graduates we hire still need so much additional training and education before they are ready to work with guests.”  So, in order to correct this issue, Amos and Link looked to open a beauty school of their own that would teach these essential skills along with business and marketing tools; making the students more desirable to hiring salons and give them a better opportunity at a sustainable career.  That is when their search led them to The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA). Daniel Link, school co-owner and owner of Marc Daniel Salon in the Twin Cities said, “Their education and business ideals aligned with our own, plus with their unique partnership with Redken 5th Avenue, we knew this was a good fit for us. ”

That “partnership” refers to the co-development by Redken 5th Avenue NYC and TSPA of the curriculum, brand, advanced training, and design.  TSPA is a certified Redken Business Resource and are the only beauty schools in the country awarded the “Recognized by Redken for Excellence in Education” designation.  Pat Parenty, President, Professional Products Division for L’Oréal USA (parent company of Redken) said, “I believe The Salon Professional Academies are some of the finest schools available in our industry.  They have an excellent education philosophy and [their] curriculum stands out; providing students with a complete cosmetology experience and prepares them for a great career in this industry.”

The Salon Professional Academy, Rochester is located 4229 Highway 52 North Rochester, MN and is currently enrolling for upcoming classes.  Financial Aid and scholarships are available to those who qualify.  For more information visit or call 507.285.3365