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Hey Future Artist,

Looking for a little more financial help to pay for beauty school? Right Now, is your chance to qualify for a FREE Redken $1,000 scholarship before they are gone! The deadline is July 1st and all you need to do is go to this link to get started! Here are the rules. Hurry the deadline is July 1st but we need your application by June 15th to make sure it is filled out correctly and we get it sent off in time.  Plus, there are more scholarships available to you on our website where you can apply and qualify for more than one. Explore more scholarships now.

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The Salon Professional Academy Team

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Beauty School

The Salon Professional Academy Beauty School

Did you get in trouble as a kid because you cut your sister’s, your friend’s, and your Barbie doll’s hair?
Does the smell of hair dye make you smile?
Do you live to make people feel beautiful?
Does glowing skin intrigue you?
Are you always looking for the latest hair, makeup, and nail trends?
Have you always dreamed of a career in beauty?

If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, then your next step is probably straight into a beauty school! Here at Montana Academy of Salons, we want to help you unlock your potential to be great. Are you ready to take the leap?

The Reality

One fear you might have on your beauty school journey is talking to your parents. We understand parents’ concerns about their child attending a trade school rather than a four-year college, but we also understand that this industry is stronger and has more potential than people initially think. We wholeheartedly believe that someone with a passion for cosmetology, esthetics, manicuring, or barbering should be doing what they love for life.

Here are a few simple solutions to help resolve their fears and yours.

Be Prepared

Come prepared with the facts about the industry. Here are a few you should take note of:

We believe that these stats show how quickly our industry is growing and how important it is to fill the need for qualified professionals that the growth creates.

Another reality of getting an education that can be scary is financials. It’s true that financial burdens can turn a student off from school. Don’t let that stop you! There are solutions. Federal financial aid is available to students who qualify. Here are the types:

  • Federal Grants
  • Subsidized Loans
  • Unsubsidized Loans
  • Parent PLUS Loans

We also accept scholarships. Please inquire about what scholarships are available by coming in a talking to one of our financial aid representatives.

Check out our financial page for more detailed information on applying and to learn more about all three types of loans.

  • Scholarships at

Be Passionate

There aren’t many people that love to go to work. If you have the opportunity to pursue a career doing something you enjoy outside of a career, do it. One of our favorite things at Montana is seeing the fire in a student’s eyes. We strongly believe that if you want it, you can do anything to make it happen. Let that show. Shout it from the rooftops!

Know Your Options

When many people think “beauty school” they tend to picture someone behind a chair in a chain salon all day long. While that is a viable career, and one that should be applauded, that isn’t your only option. Here are a few occupations you could have as a licensed cosmetologist:


  • Hairstylist
  • Manicurist/Pedicurist
  • Lash Extension Artist
  • Freelance Cosmetologist
  • High-End Salon Stylist
  • Skin Cars Specialist
  • Brow Technician
  • Hair Color Specialist
  • Salon Manager
  • Salon Owner
  • Product Salesperson
  • Makeup Artist
  • Product Platform Artist
  • Educator
  • And More!

As an licensed esthetician, you could work in one of these positions:

  • Skin Care Specialist
  • High-End Spa Esthetician
  • Makeup Artist
  • Brow Technician
  • Waxing Specialist
  • Eyelash and Brow Tinting Specialist
  • Spa Owner
  • Spa Manager
  • Lash Extension Artist
  • Educator
  • And More!

All of these career options could be available to you once you have become a licensed beauty professional! Sound exciting? It should!

Just Say It

We think that the majority of parents want their child to succeed in life, no matter what. They will probably be just as excited to see you learn a grow as an adult and a professional as you are. We encourage you to just say it. Tell your family that this is where you want to be. Let them know that you’ve found your niche. This is where you belong. Ask your family for support. Having a great support system can help you overcome fears and roadblocks later on. If you have someone to lean on, you have a better chance of reaching your goals.

You can get more information on what our courses can offer by visiting your preferred program page:

  • Cosmetology at http:/
  • Esthetics at
  • Nail Technology at


Th Salon Professional Academy Evansville rules the National TSPA Student Competition,  once again this year!! We had 5 finalist in the 7 categories and 4 winners!  Educator, Abby Turpen took 1st place in Educator Category with Educator Brianne Wagnor 1st runner up.  Graduate, Keven Leisure (Solaris Aveda) Men’s Category, Graduate, Alexandra Schroeder (Shannon Aleksandr Salon) 1st runner up. Graduate, Megan Johnson, took 1st place in Color Category with Graduates Gracie Smith (Imagine Hair Design) and Tyla Oller (Mirror Mirror) 1st and 2nd runners up. Graduate, Erica Hackwork (Beyond the Mirror), took 1st place in Texture Category, Graduate Olivia Wampler (Shannon Aleksandr) 1st runner up. The winners along with their coaches/educators will be awarded a trip to NYC later this year to participate in a live SPEC Photo Shoot with Redken Global Artistic Director Chris Baran and top L’oreal Professionnel artist and photographers. Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and their coaches!! Well done, TSPA Evansville! Rockstars!!!! Images below are listed in order from above.

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