Meet Kerri Schultz, An Owner of TSPA Fort Wayne!

In January 2018, The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Fort Wayne welcomed a third partner into our family. Kerri Schultz joined us after years of experience in the beauty industry and even more relevant experience as a part of the TSPA Evansville family. We are so excited that she decided to join Cheryl and Aimee in their quest to create a beauty school with a well-known history and a culture admired by everyone!

Kerri has been in the beauty field for a long time, and this is her story.

Kerri’s License History

Kerri has come a long way since her first beauty school graduation. You could say we’re impressed by how much she has accomplished in her years.

“I graduated cosmetology school 27 years ago. Then, I pursued more education by getting my esthetician’s license and instructor’s license at TSPA Evansville. I graduated from there in 2009! I’ve been a lead instructor at TSPA Evansville for about 10 years.”

We believe that she is the prime example of someone who understands how important an education is to the beauty industry. In this field, you can never stop learning, and pursuing additional programs, classes, and courses will benefit you in a variety of ways.

One of TSPA Fort Wayne's owners, Kerri Schultz.

Her Journey from Lead Instructor to Partner

“It’s been crazy! I’ve always wanted this. I love this industry. It’s all about elevating what we provide. It’s been a dream since early on since I started educating. To be able to run my own school. I’ve been a trainer for Salon Professional Education Company (SPEC) for the last two years, and that’s how I met Aimee and Cheryl. I met them at a SPEC training. I become their trainer and got to know them really well. I told them I wanted to partner. I have been with them since the beginning.”

Our established relationship was a driving factor in bringing Kerri into our family fold, and we are so happy that we did! We believe the things she brings to the table as an established instructor, beauty school alumni, and trainer improve the lives of all of our students.

Inspiration Around Every Corner

We asked Kerri to share what she finds inspiring. In our field, you can find inspiration in the everyday. From magazines to billboards, to things that appear selfless like the way someone else learns, beauty professionals have a knack for drawing creativity from every corner.

“Making a difference. Helping someone help realize what their potential and dream.”

Kerri’s drive to help others is what makes her so great at her job. We can’t imagine bringing anyone else onto our team. People who are inspired by others’ accomplishments bring a sense of community and love of learning to our classrooms.

Why Kerri Loves Her Job

“It’s the students. Getting to see them grow and inspire each other. Being able to relate to each of them because we all on the same boat.”

The advantage that Kerri brings to the table that many other owners might not is her own personal experiences. As an owner who has gone through beauty school herself, she knows what the day to day is like for our students. She can help them see the light and the end of the tunnel. She can push them to be successful and have the desire to achieve success.

What Kerri Loves About TSPA Fort Wayne

Some people may believe that all beauty schools provide the same things to their students. We strongly disagree. We know that we are different because we are a different set of owners and a different team of staff members. Our students are unique and we want to provide them an education that makes them feel fulfilled. We asked Kerri what she believes makes TSPA Fort Wayne different.

“We are developing salon ready professionals, it’s the business aspect. We teach people how to grow a business and give them CURRENT technical skills. It’s not just about creating beautiful looks. It’s more than that.”

Love Your Education!

Do you want the opportunity to learn from someone like Kerri? Check out our programs! Our team would be more than happy to help you decide if beauty school is right for you and even walk you through the enrollment process for our school. Become inspired! Contact us today!

Check Out Our Other Owners’ Stories

Read Cheryl Livingston’s Story
Read Aimee Black’s Story

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