MUD Beauty Essentials Course to begin in September 2017

Exciting News!  TSPA Evansville has become a MUD partner school and is holding its first course in Beauty Essentials starting Monday September 18, 2017.  This course is designed for licensed professionals that are looking to broaden their scope of practice and knowledge within our industry.

Why MUD? With two main campuses in Los Angeles and New York along with a network of Partner Schools and MUD Studios, Make-Up Designory strives to bring the best in make-up education to both the novice and professional artist. MUD courses are designed along strict curricula with defined goals and taught by MUD certified instructors. MUD Studio courses give you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge, add to your passion for make-up artistry or to help re-position you towards a new career. The standardized curriculum and focused teacher training of the MUD certified staff, allows you to have the same level of quality regardless of where you take a MUD course. In fact, the courses can be taken at one location or at different locations. Despite which location you choose, your course records are tracked and certifications are delivered through the MUD corporate offices in California.

TSPA Evansville classes will be held on Mondays from 5-8:30 pm for 24 weeks. The Beauty Essentials is a the first step and is a prerequisite to additional courses such as Airbrush, Bridal Make-up, Studio Make-up, High Fashion Make-up. Portfolio Development, and Special Effects Make-up.

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How Can I Prepare For A Career in Cosmetology?

The Salon Professional Academy Beauty School

If you are considering careers in cosmetology, you are probably wondering how you get started.  Believe it or not, cosmetology can actually be a very competitive field to get into.  There is a lot of competition to do well, establish a large clientele, and have a professional presence in the world of cosmetology.  Beginning even in high school, there are a few things potential cosmetologists can do to give themselves a head start in their careers and be successful.

Preparing for a Successful Career in Cosmetology

If you know you are interested in going to cosmetology school there are steps you can take, even while still in high school, to prepare yourself.  Taking classes in chemistry can help as cosmetologists often work with chemicals to treat their clients’ hair and body.  Biology and anatomy courses can also be helpful if a student is interested in becoming an esthetician.  If a student is interested in having their own cosmetology business one day, coursework in business and accounting can be very helpful.  Finally, a course in human relations can help prepare a student to deal with difficult customers and situations while on the job.  No matter what classes you take in high school, earning good grades will help you be accepted into any cosmetology school you choose to attend.

Careers in Cosmetology:  Realistic Expectations

It is very important to enter your education and career in cosmetology with a realistic set of expectations.  Many cosmetology graduates are disappointed when they don’t land the first job they apply for at the most lavish salon they apply too, or when they don’t immediately have a large clientele.  In cosmetology it takes some time to build a successful career.  Knowing this when entering the field will help immensely.  It also helps to enter the field of cosmetology with realistic expectations regarding a starting salary of someone new in the field as well.  This will help prevent disappointment and discouragement.  Talking to people who are new in the field and who have been in cosmetology for several years can help you have realistic expectations going into your new career.

Careers in Cosmetology Begin at The Salon Professional Academy.

At The Salon Professional Academy, we prepare our students for real life as a cosmetologist.  Whether our students go on to build their own salon business, work in an already established business, or further their skills elsewhere, we give them a firm foundation to begin their careers.  Our instructors have decades of combined experience in all different types of establishments and treatments.  Our students learn from the best and we believe in hands-on learning.  We teach a variety of students of different backgrounds and skill levels.  Our Redken-infused curriculum delivers an experience that develops the entire salon professional with great technical ability, business and marketing training, and the guest handling skill that are in high demand by top salons and spa. For more information visit

Applying For FAFSA Made Easy

Your FAFSA Guide For Applying To Beauty Schools That Offer Financial Aid.

The application process for financial aid can be exciting, intimidating and confusing all at the same time. That’s why we have created an informational financial aid guide for beauty schools that demystifies what financial aid is, who qualifies, student aid types & options, when, and how to get started. You will find informational videos and links to important sites that are core to your qualification process and success.

WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID? Financial aid is money to help pay for postsecondary education or career school. Aid can come from the U.S. Federal Governmentthe state you live inthe school you want to attend or private organizations. The office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to qualified students who need help paying for school. Financial Student Aid might be your best option.

WHO CAN APPLY? No matter your age, race, even if your parents are undocumented immigrants, you can and should apply for financial aid by filling out a Free Application for  Federal Student Aid(FAFSA).

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID I CAN APPLY FOR? There are many federal financial aid types and options to consider:

  • Grants: Grants are often need-based. If you qualify, you typically won’t have to repay the money but there are certain scenarios that may require that a portion or all of the grant funds be repaid(example, if you withdraw from school before finishing an enrollment period such as a semester). You may still need additional help. Learn more about grant types.
  • Work-study job: another great option to help pay for school if you qualify. Undergraduates qualify to earn minimum wage. You won’t have to pay this back.
  • Student Loans: While student loans help cover the cost of college tuition and fees, it also can be used to pay for room and board, books, and supplies. After all,  grants, work-study job or scholarships can be a huge help but these forms of aid may not help cover the full cost of school. Getting a loan is a big decision, you will be required to repay these once you are out of school. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding how much to borrow:
    • Don’t Settle – Make sure the school is the right fit for you both educationally and financially.
    • Location – the amount of money you need can be dependent on where your school is located. In-state schools require less funding.
    • Future income – Student loan payments should only be a small portion of your future salary. The amount of your loan will affect your future finances.

WHAT IS ACCREDITATION? In order to receive federal student aid, the institution that you are applying to has to be an accredited school. Accreditation is important because it is a measure of whether a career school or college either meets or exceeds the standards of quality. One of the first steps a student should take is to verify if the school is recognized by a certified accrediting agency. Some of the benefits for you are:

  • Students must attend an accredited institution to apply for federal grants or loans.
  • Helps employers determine whether a graduate is qualified. It is important for employers to know if applicants received a degree or certification from accredited schools or programs.
  • Assists institutions in determining if credits are transferable in the event you need to transfer to another school.

AREN’T ALL BEAUTY SCHOOLS ACCREDITED? No. Accreditation is a voluntary step an institution chooses to take or not. Not all educational institutions want to endure the rigorous self and independent evaluation of the quality of the education they produce.

HOW SOON CAN I START APPLYING FOR FAFSA?  Once you establish your FSA ID, you can apply for financial aid at any time. It takes about 30 minutes to apply and you will be able to know your status right away. Matter of fact, you can begin applying even if you have not filled out a TSPA apply now form for our academy. The FAFSA application process is pretty simple. We have outlined key links for application pages, videos that show how-tos and other important information about the application process.

WATCH VIDEO: Overview of the Financial Aid Process

Are you ready to get started?

Our guide will make your application for student aid easier. We have included quick overviews of some of the processes and video links that complement the information provided in this guide.


CREATE YOUR FSA ID – your electronic passport to federal student aid

WHEN? Get an FSA ID as soon as possible. Before you fill out your FAFSA application, you will be required to enter an FSA ID. This is your first step to begin the financial aid process. Create your FSA ID here with step by step instructions. If it is determined that you are a dependent, share this quick video link with your parents to help them understand the process and participation required from them.

WHY? This is your first step in being able to apply for student financial aid. An FSA ID establishes your username and password and is your electronic passport to federal student aid online that lets you access US department of education websites: or to start your application.

WHO? You and your parent(s), if you’re a dependent student, MUST set up your FSA ID.  If you are unsure whether you’ll need to provide parental information on the form? How do you find out your dependency status? You will be asked numerous question to determine if you are a dependent or independent student. This is important because:

  • If you are a dependent, then you will need to include your parent’s financial information on your FASFA(Free Application for Student Federal Aid). This means your parent’s financial information will be considered along with your information to determine eligibility for federal student aid.
  •  Independents generally are qualified by the following statuses: a graduate student, on active duty military member, Veteran, Married or 24 or older, you are most likely an independent.
  • There are special circumstances like living with your grandparents and so forth and your FASFA form will provide you feedback on your dependency status.

WATCH VIDEO: FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status

WHAT information will you need to get started?

  • Social Security number – You must have one in order to get an FSA ID.
  • ID or Drivers License
  • W2 form(s) or tax returns from the previous earning year.
  • Be prepared to answer 3 groups of questions:
    • Personal – name address & marital status
    • Financial – income
    • Parental – if applicable or required

WATCH VIDEO:  How to create your FSA ID


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds. Watch the video below for info about the FAFSA and the resources available to help fill out this important application. Remember, the FAFSA is a FREE application for  federal student aid. You never have to pay for applying!


WATCH VIDEO:  Start the FAFSA Application

Information you will need to get started:

  •  FSA ID
  • The school code for TSPA Evansville #041727
  • Be prepared to answer 3 groups of questions:
    • Personal – name address & marital status
    • Financial – income
    • Parental – if applicable or required

I FILLED OUT MY FAFSA NOW WHAT? The great thing about filling out the FAFSA online is that you can check it’s processing status a few days later. You will be provided a Student Aid Report (SAR) which is a summary of all the information you provided on the FAFSA. Once you have filled out the FAFSA form for student aid, you will receive an award letter from our financial aid officer and from each school, you listed on your FASFA application. This letter will explain the federal and non-federal financial aid that a school is offering you. You will be sent an award letter from our financial aid officer and if you have any questions about it, contact us immediately.

WATCH VIDEO: After the FAFSA: What Happens Next

The goal of The Salon Professional Academy Financial Aid office is to assist students in attaining the necessary funds to attend our institution. Students may apply for a variety of federal, state, and institutional grants and scholarships by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as mentioned above. More instructions and scholarship opportunities can be found throughout our website, but students with questions are encouraged to contact our office at  or 812-436-1306.