The Biggest and Best in Halloween Hair

Have you planned your costume yet?

It’s the question that can bring on varying levels of fear, excitement, or dread. Love it or hate it, Halloween is here and with it comes the craziness and amazing displays of both costume and hair. No matter if you have been working on your costume ideas for months, or are a last minute planner, this season is full of amazingly creative works.

At The Salon Professional Academy, Fort Wayne, we love this time of year. We love seeing all the looks and creative masterpieces that people come up with. We especially love seeing all the amazing looks our cosmetology students come up with.

If you are looking for inspiration, or just like ogling over the amazing looks that people come up with, here are some of our favorites.

Watch for the Sting

Scorpion Hair

This scorpion inspired look reaches high as it prepares to sting anyone who gets too close. Full of beautiful crimps and braids, add a few wires and you could easily replicate this look. Add some dark eye makeup, and you will keep any unwanted visitor away.

Glittery Fantasy

unicorn costume

If you already boast beautiful pastel locks you are halfway to this fanciful look. Whether you choose a headband horn, or wrapping your hair into the iconic cone, all you need is some glitter and your Halloween is set.

Fragile. Will Break.

broken doll

Piles of curls and the perfect butterfly clip help to create this child-like look. Add in the china-doll makeup, complete with cracked and broken pieces and those curls become something from your darkest dreams.

The Haunted Forest

haunted forrest hair

Nothing is scarier than a forest around Halloween, except perhaps the ghosts that you find there. If you want to embody those fears, this look will leave people shuddering. And all it takes is a headdress and a tease.

Avert Your Eyes

medusa hair

This amazing creation by Japanese pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the Medusa that has haunted so many. The snakes, quite literally, erupt from her hair, ready to strike. While harder to replicate, this look will definitely turn heads, and turn them to stone.

Which haunted look sends shivers up your spine?

Let us know in the comments, we’d love to see your amazing creation and know what you have drawn inspiration from.

From everyone here at The Salon Professional Academy, Fort Wayne, we hope you have a fun, safe, and creepy Halloween!

Ready to Become a Cosmetologist? Here are the Steps in Indiana.

Cosmetology is your life.

No matter if you are just starting to research what it takes to become a cosmetologist, or if you are nearing the end of your beauty school experience the question of licensing has probably been on your mind.

It’s obvious why a license is required to practice cosmetology. It’s why you’ve spent time honing your skills in school after all!

If you are preparing to get your cosmetology license in Indiana, here is all you need to know.

In Indiana there are two different types of licensing processes, one for those who have received their education in Indiana and those who are looking at a reciprocatory license. Both are detailed below.

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Indiana Native Licensure

Whether you call Indiana home or not, you have attended a school like The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Fort Wayne to get your cosmetology education. No matter if you are currently in school or still looking make sure that your school meets the following requirements as set by the state of Indiana.

  • 1500 Hours

    Beauty schools in Indiana are required to fulfill a 1500 clock hours requirement, with classes such as Communicable Disease, Sterilization, Hair coloring, Skin care, and other specialties being required or included.

    Because many of these courses are considered electives in Indiana, check in with your chosen school to find out exactly what courses they include and what electives they focus on.

    At TSPA Fort Wayne, we are proud to offer classes in waxing, makeup application, and business in addition to the standard cosmetology education.

  • Minimum Requirements

    In order to receive your cosmetology license in Indiana you must meet the minimum age requirement of 18. In addition, there is an education requirement that every applicant must have a minimum of an eleventh grade education or equivalent. At TSPA Fort Wayne we ask that each student have a high school diploma or equivalent before enrolling.

  • State Testing

    Once you have completed the required education hour requirement and meet the age and education needs, you will need to pass the written examination. Often referred to as the state board exam, a passing score on this exam is required for licensing.

    At TSPA Fort Wayne, we strive to prepare each student for this exam.

While many of these requirements may seem simple, they are important steps to pursuing your future in cosmetology. If you have questions, or would like to learn more about how The Salon Professional Academy, Fort Wayne can support you in this journey schedule a tour of our facilities. We would love to introduce you to our amazing facility, and help you peek into your future.

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Reciprocity Licensure

If you did not receive your training in Indiana, or are a working professional looking to relocate, you would need to gain your license through reciprocity. This process is made for out-of-state professionals and has its own set of requirements in addition to those for in-state licensure.

  • Hour Minimum

    As the cosmetology training requirement in Indiana is 1500, it is expected that the training hours gained in the state of transfer meets or exceeds that requirement. If it does not there are two different ways that those hours can be made up or calculated.

    1. Work Adjustment– You could be granted 100 hours of training credit for every year you have performed licensed work in the field. In order to qualify for this you must have received a minimum of 1000 hours of education.
    2. Apprenticeship Adjustment– If your state accepts apprenticeship hours these could be credited if more than 1500 clock hours were obtained.
    3. Re-examination Adjustment– If your home state requirements meet the minimum required by Indiana, but some factors are missing, a new written exam for the state board must be passed at a rate of 70% or better.
  • Non-licensed Transfer

    If the state you are transferring from did not require you to be licensed, or require a written exam, you may be required to transfer existing hours to a local school to complete, or renew, your cosmetology training.

    If you fall under this requirement we welcome you in for a tour! We would love to show you how our educators can help you to complete your hours and training requirements. We could help you get back in the Student Salon Training Area sooner than you think.

No matter where you are in your beautiful journey the staff at TSPA Fort Wayne are ready to support you through it. Good luck to everyone who pursues the amazing future that beauty contains, and remember to make waves in all you do.

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