Why the TSPA and Redken Relationship Matters

At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Rochester, we strive to give our students an excellent educational experience. We want every student who walks through our doors to leave with the skill set they need to work in a modern salon or spa. A focused cosmetology curriculum and exclusive relationship with the Redken brand can create an educational experience that could prepare students for a future in the beauty industry.

What Makes TSPA Rochester Different

We are committed to helping students achieve their goals. The regulations, curriculum, and training exclusive to us as a part of the TSPA franchise can help us create a better educational experience. Choosing to franchise a beauty school means that standards and expectations are set in regards to the quality of education. When you attend TSPA Rochester, the standards, requirements, and expectations have been set by a company that is passionate about student success.

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Our Relationship With Redken

Redken was founded in 1960 with the mission to provide clients and stylists with innovative products and beautiful results. As one of the first brands to be available in the cosmetology education system, Redken has been helping students develop and perfect their skills for decades. We love Redken because they share two of our two greatest passions: beauty and education! Our relationship with Redken can give our staff, educators, and students exclusive access to various possible benefits. These include:

  • Use of the Redken product line
  • The chance to participate in quarterly trainings from Redken stylists
  • Redken Color Fusion products and training
  • The possibility of working with The Fuel Training System created by Redken Artistic Director, Chris Baran

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See the Difference for Yourself

Get your beauty education at a school where the brands and people are invested in your success. TSPA Rochester is dedicated to helping every student achieve their dreams in beauty. Schedule a tour with us today to see the TSPA and Redken difference for yourself!

Read more about why you should choose TSPA Rochester on our blog!

Can I Go to Cosmetology School Without Experience?

Meet The Cosmetology Educators

Becoming a Cosmetologist in Minnesota

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Can I Go to Cosmetology School Without Experience?

Yes! You can go to cosmetology school without experience. In fact, no one is expecting you to have experience when you walk into the door of our school. At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Rochester, we’ve designed our cosmetology program so that you can learn and gain experience while you are here! Our goal is that students who graduate from our program are prepared and excited to take on a career in the industry after they’ve become licensed.

While you don’t need any experience to enroll in cosmetology school, there are a few things you do need. If you’re looking to get your start at TSPA Rochester, here’s a few things you can get and do to be prepared for our program.

A High School Diploma or Equivalent

In order to enroll in our cosmetology program, and to be eligible to take the state licensure exam, you must have a high school diploma or GED. If you’re worried about your previous education and are unsure of what may or may not qualify, that’s OK! You don’t have to guess. Contact us! We can talk through your concerns and help determine if what you have will be accepted. You can also consult the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology website for info about what is required.

Have a Passion

Passion is one thing that many of the people in the beauty industry have. This field is fueled by creativity and a love for what you do. Many cosmetologists recall that this is something they’ve wanted to do their whole lives! If you’ve always had a love for hair, makeup, and all things beauty, this might be your career path.

TSPA Rochester can help you harness that passion and turn it into a skill set!

Be Ready to Commit

Cosmetology school requires commitment. Time and creativity are two things you’re going to need to give for your education. Your education is your best investment in yourself. If you want a future in the beauty industry, be ready to give it your all and have a blast doing it!

Don’t worry! Cosmetology school doesn’t mean you’d be committing to time like you would to a four-year degree. At TSPA Rochester you can complete our cosmetology program in as little as 48 weeks.

Put Your Plan Into Motion

After you’ve gotten everything together, contact us! TSPA Rochester is happy to welcome you in for a tour. During that time you can learn even more about preparing for your journey in cosmetology school, including meeting our educators and getting financial aid* information. There’s no better time than the present to take hold of your future!

Ready to Take on Cosmetology School? Read These Blogs First!

“5 Reasons to Become a Cosmetologist”
“Becoming a Cosmetologist in Minnesota”
“Beauty School Enrollment Checklist”

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For more information about our graduation rates, the median loan debt of students who completed the program and other information visit www.tsparochester.com

Beauty School Enrollment Checklist

If you’re thinking about attending beauty school at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Rochester, you need to be prepared ahead of time. There a few steps you need to take before you can begin classes. We’ve created this useful beauty school enrollment checklist so you can make sure you’re 100 percent ready to get started on your education.

A beauty enrollment checklist for starting school at TSPA Rochester.

Do Your Research

The first thing you need to do is figure out which program you want to enroll in. Are you more interested in massage therapy or cosmetology? Choose the program you’re most passionate about and do research about it. This is a great way to make sure you’re prepared before even visiting our school. You also need to make sure you have a high school diploma or equivalency and your high school transcripts, as you’ll need these to be admitted to any of our programs.

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Schedule a Tour

Scheduling a tour of our school is important. This gives you the chance to see the actual location where you would be studying. It’s also a great opportunity to ask admissions representatives and other staff members all your questions in person. There are just some things that are better-discussed face-to-face rather than over the phone or email. Your future is one of them! On a tour, you can see classrooms, the student salon training area, and take a look at at the products you’d be working with. You may also even see current students training with educators.

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Apply to the Program

If you’ve done your research and toured our campus, it’s time to apply! Visit our application page to get started. You’ll need to contact us for the current enrollment application, make sure your high school and any post-high school transcripts are sent to the admissions department, and complete the online form. After this, someone will contact you to schedule an admissions interview.

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Plan Your Schedule

Next, you need to decide what type of schedule works best for you. For example,  the cosmetology, massage therapy,  programs are only available full-time. If you’ve got a full-time job, or a family to take care of, part-time classes could be your best option. For those with a little more flexibility, full-time classes can allow you to jump headfirst into your education. Whichever you choose, classes at TSPA Rochester can set you on the path to a beautiful future!

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Figure Out Finances

The next crucial step is figuring out a financial plan. At TSPA Rochester, we offer financial aid to qualifying students who are seeking a long-term future in the beauty industry. We have a variety of scholarship opportunities and grants available to those who qualify. To get started, fill out a quick online form. After this, an admissions representative will contact you to help you navigate through the application process.

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Call Us for More Information

Ready to get started on enrollment? Call TSPA Rochester for more information on how to prepare. You can also call us to set up a tour or learn about financial aid. It’s time to get started on pursuing your future in beauty!

Want to learn more about our programs and all things beauty? Check out these blog posts!

Read: Five Reasons to be a Cosmetologist

Read: Becoming a Cosmetologist in Minnesota

Read: The Different Types of Massage, Explained

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Scholarship qualification and application processes vary, not all will qualify. Contact us today to speak to a financial aid administrator for more information.