Are You Beauty Savvy?

Do you have a full-on skin care routine for the morning and the evening? Or do you just splash water on your face and go? Are you into a full face of makeup or do you enjoy going au naturel? Whatever the case, take our quiz to find out how beauty savvy you are!

Is learning about beauty something that excites you? Take your beauty savvy and thirst for knowledge and turn it into an exciting future! Contact TSPA Melbourne and Delray Beach to learn more about our programs like cosmetology, facial/skin care, and barber/styling.

Are You Artistic? Choose a Future in the Beauty Industry!

Artistic people see the world in a wonderful way. They’re passionate, creative people who want to create beauty and present it to the world. Are you artistic? Do you love working with your hands to create things that are aesthetically pleasing? Consider a future in the beauty industry! This vivacious, exciting industry is full of opportunities for creative people like yourself.

Makeup Artist

When you work as a makeup artist, you can do more than just perfect classic looks like a smokey eye and red lip. You can create new looks, learn about and practice new trends, and work with new, innovative products. As a makeup artist, your client’s face is your blank canvas and the sky’s the limit. You can completely transform someone with just your makeup and brushes. Whether you’re creating an avant-garde look for a fashion show or creating detailed skeleton makeup for Halloween, makeup is an art. Different types of makeup artistry include theatrical, prosthetics, high fashion, and special effects.

Makeup artist applies eye makeup to a blonde woman.

Photo Shoot/Editorial Stylist

Want to help create a beautiful magazine spread? How about the next great social media fashion campaign? When you work as a photo shoot or editorial stylist, you’re responsible for creating the makeup looks the models are wearing. After the theme of the shoot has been settled, you get to create the looks that match the theme and represent the brand. Your work might be seen by millions of people if it’s used in a magazine spread, TV advertisement, or social media campaign, so this is a great option for people who crave the limelight!

Woman in black coat modeling for a photoshoot in a city.

Beauty Blogger

Do you express your creativity through writing? Are you also passionate about beauty? A job as a beauty blogger could be perfect for you. When you’re a beauty blogger, you’re working for yourself, so it can start as a hobby on the side of another full-time job. Beauty bloggers obviously write about beauty trends, but it’s your blog, do what you want! You can also post about other topics like fashion, lifestyle, food, travel, culture. If you want to make it in the beauty blogging world, you should also consider starting a YouTube channel. On YouTube, you can film makeup tutorials, hauls, and reviews, along with creating other fun content like vlogs and Q&A videos.

Beauty blogger in a blue blouse filming from her bedroom.

Platform Artist

If you like being in front of people and showing off your creativity, think about being a platform artist. Platform artists are a combination of stylists, teachers, and entertainers. They demonstrate hair, makeup, and skin care techniques in front of a crowd during hair shows, beauty conventions, master classes, and other beauty industry events. As a platform artist, you can demonstrate new beauty methods, products, and collections on live models. To do this, you need to be creative, great at what you do, and a confident public speaker!

Platform artist demonstrating makeup to a group.

Hair Stylist

While this is an obvious career option for most when you think of the beauty industry, a job as a hairstylist can be creative. Think about how many different clients you’ll work with. Each person will probably want something different. Whether it’s a vibrant hair color like green or pink, rose gold highlights, a blunt bob, a fade, or an undercut, working as hairstylist gives you a chance to be creative on the daily.

Hair stylist does an elaborate formal style on a woman with black hair.

Call Us to Learn More

Ready to get started on a creative future? Call TSPA Melbourne and Delray Beach to learn more about our enrolling in our programs. You can ask any questions or schedule a tour of our campus. This is a great place for artistic, outgoing people. We’d love to have you join us!

Open Scholarship at TSPA Melbourne and Delray Beach

At The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Melbourne and Delray Beach, we’re proud to announce a new open scholarship. This offer is available to those who qualify and extends through the end of April 2018.

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With the open scholarship, the following courses are available at a discounted rate:

Melbourne: $1000 for the cosmetology, massage therapy, and full specialty programs.

Delray Beach: $1600 for cosmetology and barber/styling program.

Invest In Your Future

If you’re a creative person who wants a dynamic career, any one of our programs could be a great option for you. We can help you turn your passion into a future. This open scholarship is only available through April 30th, 2018 so act now and get started on your education!

Smiling blonde girl with hairstylist.

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about this open scholarship and our available programs at TSPA Melbourne and Delray Beach, call us now. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have so you can get started on your beautiful future.

What Can I Learn in Skin Care School?

Do you know what an education in facials and skin care from The Salon Professional Academy, Melbourne and Delray Beach entails? Whether you’re considering attending facial/skin care school or just dipping your toe into the idea, it’s important to know about the curriculum. Here are the basic subjects you’ll learn if you choose to study with us.

Skin Analysis

A skin analysis is when a skin care specialist looks at a client’s skin under a magnifying lamp to determine skin type, skin conditions, and the best course of action. During skin care school, it’s standard to be trained on how to identify conditions like oily, acne-prone skin; dry, dull, aging skin; red or sensitive skin; and fine lines and wrinkles. When performing a skin analysis, a skin care specialist looks for skin type (oily, dry, combination) and skin conditions like acne, wrinkles, sun damage, rosacea, and more. In your facial/skin care education, you can learn about which products, regimens, and lifestyle changes can help with skin conditions and improve overall skin quality.

Dark haired woman receives skin analysis.


Facial/skin care education can teach you the anatomy and physiology of the skin, hair growth cycles, and the different properties of light, dark, and sensitive skin. This information is crucial in performing effective, safe, and hygienic waxing services. Another key part of waxing is learning the different techniques for the underarms, face, legs, chest, and arms. It’s you can also learn the difference between hard and soft wax, how to minimize waxing pain, sanitation techniques, and the best aftercare methods for waxing.

A woman getting her legs waxed.


Learning to perform facials starts with the skin analysis and then involves cleansing. Your skin care education can teach you cleansing techniques that remove dirt and toxins from the skin. The next step of a facial is exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells so skin can regenerate new ones. This can also release congestion and brighten the skin. During school you can learn about using ingredients like glycolic acid, vitamin C, and enzyme treatments to treat different skin conditions. Following exfoliation comes extraction, which helps remove impurities from the pores and eliminate bacteria that causes acne. In skin care school, you have the chance to learn about these impurities, the issues they cause, and how to remove them.

Brunette woman getting a facial.

Makeup application

If you want to make clients look their best, you need to know the ins and outs of makeup techniques, products, trends, and more. In our program at TSPA Melbourne and Delray Beach, you can learn how to build a makeup kit, the importance of color theory, how to apply makeup to different face shapes and skin tones, how to properly apply standard products like mascara, lipstick, blush, foundation, eyeliner, contour, eyeshadow, and concealer, and much more. You will also have the chance to learn about different styles of makeup (bridal, avant-garde, editorial) and how to create those looks.

Professional makeup artist does a man's makeup for an event.

Contact Us to Learn More

Get started on an exciting future in skin care! To learn more about our facial/skin care program at TSPA Melbourne and Delray, call us now. You can ask us any questions or schedule a tour of the campus.

How to Become a Licensed Cosmetologist in Florida

Is a career in beauty in your sights?

If you have been dreaming of beginning a career in beauty, there is no better time than now! With immense growth and many different career opportunities available there has never been a better time to pursue your dreams!

Before you get there, however, you need an education tailored toward the license you hope for. At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Melbourne and Delray Beach we are committed to just that. We want you to find the right education and support for you to be able to reach your dreams, and we know that can be tricky!

Two woman working on their hair

According to the Florida board of Cosmetology each license is broken down into individualized tasks and career trajectory. These breakdowns are listed below.

We hope you find the perfect license for the beauty-based goals that you have in your life. As always, you are welcome to come and sit down with our admissions director. We would love the chance to get to know you and help you find the right fit for your beautiful dreams.

Types of Licenses in Florida

Cosmetology License

A Cosmetology License is the most popular type of beauty license offered in Florida, and it’s no wonder why! With a wide scope of specialties and skills there are many more career options available to cosmetologists in Florida than with any other beauty license.

Some of the skills that are required for cosmetologists to master include the following.

  • Hair Shampooing
  • Hair Coloring
  • Hair Cutting
  • Hair Removing
  • Hair Relaxing
  • Pedicuring & Manicuring
  • And so many more!

Very attractive man who also cuts hair. Which is ironic because he has none.

Full Specialist

A Full Specialist focuses more on the health of the skin and nails. Many of the skills in this license are sought after in spas and nail salons through the state.

Some of the skills that a full specialist is expected to master includes:

  • Manicuring & Pedicuring
  • Facials
  • Makeup
  • Waxing
  • Acrylics

The Full Specialist license is a combination of two other licenses offered by the state of Florida. Both the Facial Specialist and the Nail Specialist licenses are included in the Full Specialist license, making this endorsement a great investment for you.

For more information on these licenses and many of the others offered in Florida please visit their site.

The Licensure Process

Once you have found the license that works for you and will help you reach your dreams, obtaining the required education should be the next thing on your mind. While you are on your journey toward finding your perfect school for you we invite you to visit The Salon Professional Academy campuses in Melbourne and Delray Beach. Take a look into our facility and into the education and support that we dedicate to each of our students. Schedule your tour today!

Depending on the license you are working toward you will be required to meet different educational training hour requirements. For the cosmetology program there is a 1200 Hour Training Requirement. These hours are broken up into two areas of focus to help the future stylists make the most of their education.

Foundational Courses

To become a master in any field you first need to focus on the basics. Nowhere is that more true than in cosmetology. Having a healthy knowledge of chemical processes, color interactions, skin health, sanitation, and more are vital building blocks that every cosmetologist needs.

These foundational skills do more than help the student provide quality services, they help them build the knowledge that could lead to a successful career.

Technical Skills Courses

Once students have mastered the foundational skills that can help them become the strong beauty professionals they dream of being, students are then taught many of the technical skills that help to create the student’s talent.

From cutting to styling and chemical processes these skills are first taught in a classroom before students begin transitioning toward mastering their skills in the student salon training area.

The time spent in the student salon training is valuable to each student so as to help them master their craft as they prepare to sit for their state board exam.

Educator giving makeup lessons

The Exam Process

In addition to completing the required 1200 hours of training and education, the state of Florida has several other requirements that students must complete in order to gain their license.

For more information on the requirements for licensure in the state of Florida, please visit the state licensing boards website.

As per the website, the steps toward licensure are as follows.

  • Education or Endorsement– For a cosmetology license in Florida, the 1200 hours requirement must be met by all students. If you are transferring a license from out of state you may have the option to make up any missing hours at a licensed training facility. Contact TSPA Melbourne or the state licensing board for more information.
  • Age– In the state of Florida all applicants for licensure must be at least 16 years of age and hold a high school diploma.
  • HIV/AIDS Course– Florida requires all future cosmetologists to take an HIV/AIDS course that teaches future cosmetologists about safe practice and cross contamination issues.
  • Examination– In Florida only a written exam is required. This exam can be scheduled through the state board of licenses.
  • Application– Once all of the requirements have been met the student must submit an application and all applicable fees along with their exam results to be considered for a license.

Are you ready to pursue your dreams?

At The Salon Professional Academy, Melbourne and Delray Beach we are ready to help you do just that. With passionate students, dedicated instructors, and a staff that will stand by you through everything, isn’t it time you experienced the TSPA Difference?

Contact us today to schedule your tour and see how you can go from start date to state board and be ready to conquer the world.

Oh! The Places Cosmetology Can Take You!

The world is a wide and varied place, there are so many things to see, delicious foods to eat, and of course amazing things to do!

But all of that amazing doesn’t have to stop when you step into the professional world. You can have a job that you not only love but wake up every morning excited to do!

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Melbourne and Delray Beach we get to help people discover new and exciting futures every day. From creating monsters, to soothing hearts, to finding your place in an amazing community; a career in cosmetology could keep you on your toes.

If you want to build a future that will help you fill your life with amazing creativity, consider something beautiful.

Consider Cosmetology.

A future in cosmetology could be just what you are looking for to help you wake up with a smile saying Oh! The places I will go!

Create the Perfect Night

happy couple kissing at their wedding

There are certain nights that people never forget, and there are the people behind them that infect those moments with magic. Weddings, prom, that family portrait that took four years to organize. It’s those moments the people want to look their best, and the hair magicians that help them get there make it all worth it.

Are you ready to find an adventure in beauty that leaves a lasting mark? More than just creating beautiful looks, you are creating the style that will live in people’s hearts forever. Are you up for the challenge?

Style the Stars, and Reach for the Moon

beautiful people walking on a red carpet

All those big names on the silver screen don’t just wake up with perfectly curled hair. It takes professionals to get there there. One of those professionals could be you! If you are yearning for an adventure that helps others make a statement, a career as a personal stylist could be just what you are looking for.

From business men and women, to some of the biggest names in Hollywood, they all need a little help from time to time. Working as a stylists is more than hair and makeup, it’s clothes, it’s traveling the world and it’s seeing your beautiful creations in places you never would have expected.

Master Your Craft

Mother and daughter doing makeup and hair

Sometimes the greatest adventure is waiting right outside your door. Kids, family, owning your own business; all of these present amazing possibilities of their own. If your desired destination falls in creating a personal brand and style that people will remember, or if you just want to help people look their very best, a future in cosmetology can take you there.

Working at or owning a salon can create an amazing satisfaction you may never have expected.

See the World, One Haircut at a Time

Beautiful island spa

If your heart yearns to see the world, an education in cosmetology could help create endless adventures in travel. Not only are cosmetologists in high demand all over the world, but many career placements that are available can take you to exotic locations.

If you see yourself working at a spa resort on a island paradise, or a floating cruise ship, or even in an ice carved wonderland below the northern lights, you can make them a reality.

Cosmetologists can be found anywhere! If you have the drive, and the passion for beauty, you could see yourself in one of these coveted positions before you know it.

Make Movie Magic

A woman making a movie. She looks great!

It takes an army to create the blockbusters you love so much. More than just the lights, camera, and action, it’s the style and look of the characters that help stories stick in our hearts.

Are you ready to help create movie magic? Whether for Hollywood blockbusters, your favorite TV show, or so many other opportunities in film and print, there are so many creative options for a cosmetologist!

Create the Next Generation

Woman cutting a mans hair

You might find a passion for helping others follow their dreams. This can take the form of becoming a cosmetology instructor, or working with a brand to create awareness and educate others about some of the amazing products you know and love!

Whether you are teaching tomorrow’s beauty professionals, or helping to create branded looks on a runway, supporting future cosmetologists has never been so amazing.

Is your future looking even more adventurous? Are you ready to chase your dreams?

Contact our admissions coordinator today to schedule your tour at one of our beautiful locations. We are excited to welcome you to the first step in an amazing future, fueled by dedicated teachers and compassionate peers that will feel more like family.

Come in today and fall in love with your future.

Eyelash Certification Course

Are you ready to expand your services in the beauty industry? If you are licensed in esthetics, cosmetology or barbering this class is for you. This 2 day, 12 hours of live model Hands-on experience will help take your career to the next level. Class includes course manual, professional lash kit and lifetime mentorship by Jennifer Dupree, master lash educator. Classes are held monthly and payment plans are available. Please contact or call 321.951.0375 and get enrolled today!

Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon

September is National Hunger Action Month.  This is the time to realize that almost half of Brevard County’s 73,000 students participate in the free & reduced-price lunch program.  This lunch program is the key indicator of hunger and poverty in a geographic area.

Trim Hunger and The Salon Professional Academy in Melbourne Square Mall has declared “War on Hunger” and has partnered with The Children’s Hunger Project to help feed kids at risk of hunger.  Owner Kristen Kohl has outlined a program in which the public can help address the hunger problem.

trim hunger logo and sad child

This Sunday, September 27 from 12pm-6pm, the academy will be offering $10 haircuts to benefit The Children’s Hunger Project.  Donors will be invited to share a “selfie” on social media with their “orange thumbie” while showing their charitable act for hunger awareness. All proceeds for Trim Hunger and The Salon Professional Academy’s “War on Hunger” will go directly to food for elementary school age kids supported by The Children’s Hunger Project.

About Trim Hunger

In recognition of Hunger Awareness Month, Redken 5th Avenue NYC in collaboration with The Salon Professional Academy, will host the Trim Hunger™ Cut-A-Thon at the Redken Exchange in NYC on Thursday, September 10th from 10am– 3:30 pm to benefit City Harvest, a food rescue organization dedicated to helping feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.

Top Redken stylists will be giving haircuts, blowouts and braids for a minimum donation of $25. Much like the way color specific ribbons are worn in support of causes, painting your thumbnail has taken on the same social identity. Essie, also a sponsor of the event, will be offering “orange thumbie” manicures in their Trim Hunger “Roarrrrange” shade as a symbol of support in the fight against hunger.

TSPA Trim Hunger Sept 27

Trim Hunger is the most recent non-profit endeavor of Redken stylist Josif Wittnik, owner of Salon CTI and Day Spa and The Salon Professional Academy in Appleton, WI. Following a local project to help feed families in need in his community, Josif developed Trim Hunger to raise awareness for the cause and feed the hungry on a national level.

“It costs City Harvest just 25 cents to rescue and deliver one pound of food in New York City, and with more than 2.6 million New Yorkers struggling to afford food for themselves and their families, a little bit goes a long way,” says Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken US. “Redken’s Trim Hunger Cut-A-Thon will bring together both stylists and members of the community to help make an immediate impact on the fight against hunger in New York City.”

Master The Art Of Barbering

Pursuing Your Passion For Barbering Just Got Easier!

TSPA Melbourne, is offering barber/styling as a new core program.

Men getting a beard trim

At TSPA Melbourne, we are excited to announce that we are launching our new Barber/Styling program and accepting new student enrollments for our upcoming classes. Our barber/styling program is designed to provide you with a superior education that will help you not only become a professional barber but also to help you be a success within your community and within the barbering industry. Our barber/styling programs, currently, will be offered twice a year as we grow to meet capacity! Reach out to us to learn more about scholarships for barbering today.

Don’t wait too long, however, this popular program fills up fast and seats are limited.

For more information, please visit our barber/styling page or inquire now with our admissions. We would love to schedule a tour so you can visit our ultra-modern campus. If you prefer to drop by or call, then please do so – 321-951-0595.



Images shown are not of TSPA Melbourne. Although environments depicted are similar to those at TSPA Melbourne they are direct representations.

NYC, Amazing Hair, & Beautiful Ninjas

2014 NSC WinnersNew York City played host to a once-in-a-lifetime event for the winners of the 2014 TSPA National Student Competition. In addition to a trip to NYC, the students and their sponsoring educators were treated to one-on-one training with REDKEN Artistic Director Chris Baran.

The training extended well beyond the classroom – all the way to the set of a professional photo shoot. The students worked hands-on behind the scenes with the models, photographer, and camera crew. The theme of the fantasy shoot was “ninja glamour” complete with elaborate wardrobe, fabulous makeup, and lots of amazing hair. This experience exposed students to just how limitless a career in the cosmetology field can be; with multiple avenues to pursue with the training they are receiving at TSPA. Continue reading