Covid-19 Info-Our Commitment Remains Strong

The Salon Professional Academy is working to ensure a path of success by taking significant steps to avoid interruption all the while prioritizing the health and safety of our students, guests, and staff.  Working through something like this is new to the nation, the state, and certainly to us.  We want to put your mind at ease and reassure you that this unprecedented situation will not stop us from supporting Our TSPA Family.

As we have all been forced to connect in a different way and to take extraordinary health and safety measures, NONE of this is new to TSPA.  As is the required practice of our vocation, TSPA will continue to follow universal precautions and CDC guidelines for sanitation.  Sanitation is a huge focus of Cosmetology training and a continued expectation of practicing professionals.  As some states have made a move towards deregulation of the Beauty Industry, we can all see why regulatory measures and standards are a must to ensure that we all remain healthy and safe.  Connecting virtually is NOT a new concept to The Salon Professional Academy either.  We have been embracing and utilizing the benefits of web meetings and digitally based education for years.  Again, as some states have taken a discriminatory attitude towards distance learning for trade schools and most often Cosmetology Schools, TSPA is proving all the naysayers wrong.  We are proud to stand alone with our exclusive E-Learning curriculum and digital education offerings.  We will continue to prove that we are capable of thriving in a digital environment and continue to fight for sweeping changes that will allow us the same consideration as all other Post-Secondary Institutions.

As we focus on the health and safety of our TSPA family we must also prepare for the future.  Our goal is to continue forward momentum toward licensure for our current students and to knock down obstacles for prospective students starting their journey towards a career goal.  Not only have we begun to facilitate classes digitally, we have put systems in place to assist those who have chosen to pursue a career in the Beauty Industry.  Our admissions office will continue to communicate via telephone and email but now we have added a virtual option.   Admissions has begun conducting meetings, tours of our BEAUTIFUL Academy, and enrollments for future class starts ALL utilizing digital technology.  We praise all of those who have decided to follow their passion and pursue their career goals.  Our commitment to you and your passion for the Beauty Industry WILL NOT be hindered by this temporary situation.

We want to THANK all of our loyal supporters and guests for their patience.  We cannot wait to see you!

For more information on a career in Cosmetology or Esthetics please reach out, we look forward to hearing from you!

Admissions: 260.209.1220






Fall Hues

Fall has arrived and along with over-sized knit sweaters, sleek boots, and pumpkin-spiced everything, so is autumns cooler, dryer weather.  To work the weather just right and get your healthiest fall mane, consider changing up your daily hair care routine. Fall also comes with naturally drier air. Combine that with bustling winds, moisture-zapping heaters, and increased usage of hair dryers and flat irons, and end up with the perfect storm for thirsty locks. A moisturizing mask added to your hair routine can help deeply nourish hair, helping to prevent split ends and breakage.

Fall hues are gorgeous! Highlights and lighter shades look gorgeous all year long, but there’s a reason a ravishing ombre of brunettes appear this time of year. Lighter shades fade as you spend more time indoors, so go a shade or two darker to transition hair more evenly.  For your best hair care and color, call to schedule an appointment with our students at The Salon Professional Academy.

Paying For School Just Got Easier!

Ready to come to school and get on your career path but have had a hard time coming up with a way to pay for your tuition? Well, TSPA just partnered with a new loan company that makes it sooo much more affordable for you to get started!



Climb Credit is a new kind of student lending company which focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education. They believe education is an investment toward your future career and earning potential.

Climb Offers:

· A quick online application – with the ability to add a cosigner – completed in as little as 5 minutes with no impact to credit score

·  Prepay, in part or in whole, at any time without penalty

·  Instant decisions 95% of the time, with the ability to accept and e-sign your documents in just a few clicks

·Friendly and responsive customer service available


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Why Does Beauty School Quality Matter? And How Can You Gauge It.

What does accreditation mean for a school? Does accreditation affect the training and education available? Can a student still get licensed if a school isn’t accredited?

No matter if you have been researching beauty schools for months or been in the industry for years, accreditation is a tricky subject. It can easily confuse anyone, and that’s partly because it is far more than just meeting standards and winning badges to put on your window. Accreditation extends from state requirements to brand affiliation, and it can take years to complete.
While national accreditations can be important for beauty schools, there are many other affiliations that can impact a school’s quality and education. They should not keep you from attending your dream school.

Local Regulations

Before a cosmetology school even opens there are certain regulations that they are expected to meet on their state and city level. These licensing requirements range from teacher-student ratios, to education hours, facility standards and so much more. A beauty school cannot operate without a license and these requirements set a minimum standard that every school in your area is required to meet.
It is an important base-line for the education and facility that your chosen beauty school will give you but it is not the most important corner of this foundation.

Brand Affiliation

Redken 5th Avenue logoAlmost all schools use a brand name in their student salon. However, when a school has a relationship with a brand it means much more than what they stock on their shelves. It means they could also be gaining access to advanced product knowledge and additional training for students and staff. The brand can even set additional standards for training requirements and staffing that the school would be required to meet in order to maintain their affiliation.
As a part of The Salon Professional Academy family, TSPA Fort Wayne is proud to have a relationship with Redken that allows us to pass their advanced training on to our students.

National Accrediting Bodies

There are a few National Accrediting Bodies that are recognized by the federal department of education. These accreditations set additional standards that stretch into graduation rates and teacher education. At it’s core, they are required for a school to receive federal student funding.
While important, the national accreditations takes years to complete, with a long waiting period for new schools before they can even begin the process. Because of that, schools may be meeting (and even exceeding) these standards long before their accreditation is official.

Franchise Name

The Salon Professional Academy TSPA logoIf you have ever wondered why names like McDonald’s, Massage Envy and even The Salon Professional Academy are so prevalent – it’s because these companies are run through a franchise system. Franchises are businesses that are independently owned, while still being connected to a larger brand. These type of business relationships are done so as to set a standard and expectation as to the brands quality and service. With beauty schools that can translate to a school who operates above traditional expectations.
Often, independent owners will choose one brand over another because they are passionate about a product and find a connection with the standards they offer. Such is the case with TSPA Fort Wayne. We believe in and stand by the additional requirements, expectations and standards that the TSPA brand gives its students and we are proud to wear their name and pass on that education to our students.

Curriculum Matters

While a school’s training hours and subject matter is set by the state, the actual curriculum is not a standardized system. Beauty school curriculum is offered through third party vendors, such as Milady and Pivot Point, with many schools even choosing to simply utilize their own. While there is nothing wrong with a school using their own curriculum, make sure to ask questions to ensure that the basics are covered and that a healthy business management education is included.
At TSPA Fort Wayne we are proud to offer the Summit Business Education to our students, it is a system that we use in our salons and have mastered through the years.

There is no denying that the regulations and expectations that beauty schools are put under matter. It is important to remember, however, that those same regulations can help a school become a healthy investment. And with a multiyear process for that accreditation to come through, discounting schools because of it could keep you from an education that could make your wildest dreams come true.

To learn more about how TSPA Fort Wayne is working to keep our standards high and our education superior, schedule a tour!


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