TSPA Rochester: Keeping Up With the Community

Here at The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Rochester, we love our community and are always willing to show it! It’s a chance to give back, help our community, and have fun. From summers spent exercising Zumba-style to winters warming the needy, we are here for it! Read on to see what we’ve been up to, and future activities we welcome you to attend.

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Previous Happenings

Zumba on the Plaza

In light of fitness and community, we are sponsors of Zumba on the Plaza! In between Zumba sessions, visitors are welcome to get chair massages and free gift cards from us here at TSPA Rochester. It’s an opportunity we’ve welcomed the past two consecutive summers.

First Annual Winter Drive

Last November’s One Warm Coat Drive was the first annual winter drive, also known as The Big 5 Winter Drive. Last year, 127 items were donated: 45 coats, 37 hats, 9 scarves, 18 pairs of gloves, 4 ear covers, 6 pairs of boots, and 8 pairs of snow pants. Donations are then passed over to Christmas Anonymous, to be given to those in need. Be sure to read on for details about this year!

redken tspa rochester winter drive

Women’s Veteran Event

On March 21st, 2018, we teamed up with the Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs, offering shampoos, blowouts, styling, chair massages, and paraffin hand dips to women. There’s nothing like helping fellow hard workers relax.

Back to School Fundraiser

As a school ourselves, we value education! On August 9, 2018, a silent auction was held to raise money for a local school (voted by Facebook users). We got over $200 and supplies like backpacks and notebooks.

Back To School EVENT POLL

backpack drive charity

Women’s Fall Expo

On November 3, 2018, we offered nail painting, hand massages, face painting, hair braiding, and make-up touch-ups to women. We love ringing in a new season with a new look. If you missed out on this, read on for upcoming involvement opportunities.

makeup expo for charity

Upcoming Events

Second Annual Big 5 Winter Drive

Since last year’s Winter Drive was such a success, we came back for more! The fundraiser ran from November 5th to the 16th, 2018, accepting new or gently used winter gear is accepted.

Toys for Tots Drop Off

We are happy to be an official Toys for Tots drop-off location! The drop-ff is located inside our reception area. Donations welcome during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, November 19th to December 19th.

tspa rochester charity booth

A Peek Into Next Year

Eagles Cancer Telethon

Like in January 2018, January 2019 is our focus toward fighting cancer. We will be teaming up with Hair Studio 52 and accepting donations for cancer research in exchange for salon services. So stay tuned! If you donate to our telethon, you can get a haircut or massage!

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Why We Give Back

Here at TSPA Rochester, we stay on top of giving back to our thriving community! It is where we feel welcomed, comfortable, and where we can succeed. As a school fortunate enough to have our mentors and educators, professional supplies, and nice establishment, we strive to help other organizations develop and thrive as well. Having fun, making friends, and building a relationships are just bonuses.

A Better School

When a school is kind to their community, you know that as a student, you’ll be treated the same. Students can take comfort in attending our charity-forward school where kindness and sympathy is fostered. If we are a school of people who habitually putting others first, that consideration can extend to each other. We take pride in being more than a beauty school. We are here to inspire and help others succeed, inside and outside our doors. Take a closer look into our community at TSPA Rochester. Meet our educators here!

hands heart charity

Check out more about our previous charities! Get a scoop of last year’s One Warm Coat charity here.

{Financial aid may be 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}

The Salon Professional Academy and One Warm Coat®, Warming Up The Community

The Salon Professional Academy and One Warm Coat®,

Warming Up The Community

spreading warmth…one coat at a time.


A 2-degree drop in body temperature results in reduced heart rate, loss of coordination, and confusion. Help us spread warmth by donating coats to our @onewarmcoat drive November 6-10 at The Salon Professional Academy. #warmamillion #igavewarmth

The Salon Professional Academy is hosting a community drive to collect clean, gently worn, warm coats, hats, mittens, boots, and/or scarves. Area residents are invited to make a difference in our local community by donating to our Warming Up The Community drive and helping The Salon Professional Academy reach their goal. Donations can we brought into the Academy between Mon. November 6 and Friday November 10. Monday-Thursday donations are accepted 8:30am to 5:00pm. On Friday we will continue accepting donations from 8:30am to 7:30pm. To celebrate and give thanks, we will be hosting a “thank you festival” on Fri, November 10 from 3pm to 7:30pm. There will be hot chocolate, warm cider, a bounce house, camp fires, s’mores, hot dog roasting, face painting, and fun!

Do you have coats in your closet that you no longer wear – donate them! Stop by our @onewarmcoat drive at The Salon Professional Academy November 6-10 and donate your gently worn coats to a great cause! #warmamillion

“We are so excited about our upcoming One Warm Coat drive and hope the community will support us.  There are nearly 50 million Americans currently living in poverty and struggling to provide a warm coat for themselves or their families.  One Warm Coat’s program helps us keep all of the coats we collect in this community, which will make a big difference for our neighbors who need a coat” said Coat Drive Ambassador and local resident.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of gently worn coats are distributed across North America to children, women and men in need through One Warm Coat’s Coat Drive program. “We are so grateful for our Coat Drive Ambassadors, like The Salon Professional Academy!  It is because of our incredible volunteers that we have been around for 25 years, helping get coats to our neighbors who need them. Thanks to The Salon Professional Academy’s efforts, many people in this community will have a much warmer winter”, commented Jennifer Stockard, President and Chief Executive Officer of One Warm Coat.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that works to provide a free, warm coat to any person in need and raises awareness of the vital need for warm coats.  One Warm Coat supports individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country by providing the tools and resources needed to hold a successful coat drive.  Coats are distributed in the communities where they were collected, to any person in need, without charge, discrimination or obligation. Over the past 25 years, One Warm Coat has worked with its volunteers to give away nearly 5 million coats.

Unable to donate gentle used or new items during our donation drop off week or thank you festival? Don’t worry you are still able to help our community!  Head on over to our website https://www.onewarmcoat.org/coat-drive-details/?e=a0Z3400000ATvkF where you can still donate to help those in need!


Warming up the community. We will be collecting the “BIG 5” in this drive; Coats, Hats, Mittens, Boots, and Scarves. To celebrate and to give thanks, we will be hosting a “thank you festival” on Fri, November 10 from 3pm-7:30pm. There will be hot chocolate, warm cider, bounce house, camp fires, s’mores, hot dog roasting, face painting, and fun!



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 www.tspaRochester.com or call 507.285.3365