Students who graduate from The Salon Professional Academy in The Villages learn to master the latest techniques in hair design and cosmetology and are prepared to start their careers the moment they step outside the door.
If you want a career in the cosmetology field, you go to the best school of cosmetology you can find. The Salon Professional Academy in The Villages is one of the top cosmetology schools in the country and transforms those with an interest in beauty into top artists in their field by graduation. And though the curriculum spans only nine short months, the education is rigorous, providing students with the tools they need to make it in the high-energy, fast-paced beauty industry.
Recent graduate Carey Williams knew she wanted to be a part of this high-energy atmosphere from the moment she took her first tour.
“As soon as I walked in the door, I said, ‘This is it,’” she says exuberantly. “We checked out a few other schools, but they just couldn’t compare. The energy, the enthusiasm of teachers and students, it’s just like being in a real salon.”
Carey believes wholeheartedly that her education prepared her for her job today working at Disney’s Magic Kingdom’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
“When I graduated, I felt like I had been working in a salon the whole time. It gave me so much confidence,” she says, while enthusiastically encouraging anyone considering a career in beauty to just “go for it.”
“If you’re even kind of considering it, go take a tour, and you’ll be blown away,” she says.
Brandon Johnson, also a TSPA graduate and owner of Royal Elegance Salon in Leesburg, feels the same way about his experience.
“When I walked in the door, I was awestruck. It was like being in New York,” he says, admitting the “glitz and glam” of the Big Apple has always been a major attraction for him. Along with learning to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity salon atmosphere, Brandon says the techniques he learned while at TSPA were invaluable.
“I learned how to cut and shape hair based on the client’s facial structure, different cutting techniques and how to create color using color levels—all of those tools shaped me into the artist I am today,” he says. He offers this advice to anyone considering a career in this field: “Dare to be different. I am the perfect example of why someone should choose TSPA. My success as a stylist is something I owe all to TSPA.”
Both Carey and Brandon agree that, for those interested in a career in beauty, The Salon Professional Academy should be tops on their list of schools. The NYC-inspired facility and salon-quality atmosphere, combined with classroom instruction by experienced educators and hands-on experience, shape these students into top, sought-after professionals in the beauty industry.
The Salon Professional Academy
11915 CR 103, The Villages
Admissions: (352) 753-5511
Appointments: (352) 259-6717