Kassidy achieves level 4A student stylist!!!
Covid tried to steal your thunder but you persevered!! Congratulations on a job well done 💇♀️💇♂️❤🥳💥💯
Dear Valued Guests,
We have opened up our student schedules for limited appointments. They will only be servicing 2 guests per day so please make your appointments now. We are only seeing guests by appointment so no walk-ins at this time. We ask that you wear a face covering whenever possible and we are continuing to practice social distancing when possible and all of the sanitation requirements that we have always been practicing per our state laws.
Thank you for your patience and continued support for our students and their education.
Dear Students, Staff and Guests,
We are waiting for the updated executive orders from our Governor (Indiana) to determine an opening date. When the executive orders allow for us to open, we will first bring our students into the building with strict distancing guidelines and a strict sanitation regimen. We will NOT be taking Guests Services for at a minimum of one week after opening to our students. We will need time to acclimate to our new way of conducting business. We are in the process of setting up our Academy with extra precautionary measures which will include dividers between our stations in the Salon Training Area along with rearranging our classrooms to allow for distance between students and we have enhanced our already rigorous sanitation measures.
We will be conducting temperature check with an infrared thermometer at point of entry into the building for everyone. Anyone with a temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit will not be allowed entrance into the building.
Everyone entering our building will be need to be screened with these questions and may be asked to leave based off of the answers.
We are thankful for all of our students and staff that have participated in our Temporary Distance Learning and we appreciate everyone’s patience and support during these unprecedented time. We will be so relieved and excited to get everyone back in the building to continue on with our amazing education! We’ve missed you!!! Stay safe!
Brunette hair can have a Pop of Color too! Weave in some pastel shades without straying from your brown haircolor with this peekaboo look. The pastel-colored strands are strategically placed throughout your hair so they peek through as your hair moves. You can try any color you like, including the blues and purples you see here.
Post by Redken.com
One of our TSPA Graduates, Kaleigh Prow, received an incredible opportunity that we will share with you in her words.
My career started at TSPA Evansville in 2016, where I graduated as the first full time cosmetology 4A stylist in the history of the school. After graduation, I immediately started at Imagine Hair Design in Newburgh, IN in 2017. After 3 months, unannounced to me, my former educators nominated me to become one of Redken’s Next Generation Artists. A few months later, I found out that I was chosen, along with 4 other girls from around the US to attend Beauty Changes Lives in Chicago, a fundraiser event, which coincided with Ameriaca’s Beauty Show. It was as amazing experience. I got to work beside very talented Redken artists
Day 1: When I arrived in Chicago, we had a team meeting with the entire Redken team. I got to meet Sam Villa, Chris Baran, Casandra McGlaughlin, Justin Isaac, and so many more talented artists. I thought, “This isn’t really happening; someone pinch me and wake me up from this dream!” The first day of the America’s Beauty Award Show, I was so nervous. I didn’t know anyone and being surrounded by so many well-known people had me a little on edge. The entire day, the Redken artists made sure to explain everything that was going on and to include us every step of the way. After the day was done, Sam and Justin told us how grateful they were for our help and invited us to go to dinner with them. I was taken aback at how humble they were.
Day 2: I got to work with Chris Baran, Rebecca Taylor and Cassandra McGlaughlin. Chris taught me so so much. He informed me on how to become a Redken artist and the story behind Redken and what they believe in. I was sold. This group was more than just talented individuals, they were a family. They helped each other with anything and everything.
Event day: Chris Baran explained what we were doing and how Redken decided to do something different than everyone else. All the other beauty product brands choose one next generation artist and had them work on a model the entire weekend whereas Redken wanted to truly change lives. They chose to pick 5 recent TSPA graduates (cosmetologist) so they could spend the weekend working with and learning from the other Redken artists. Since we didn’t have models to walk down the runway, they wanted us to be the focus. We got our makeup done, Chris did our hair, and we got interviewed by Modern Salon magazine. Right before the show started, we got to meet the executives of Redken. It was such an honor to be able to converse with them.
Time to walk: First off, we all felt like a million bucks. When it was our time to go out, the audience watched a slideshow explaining how we were doing things differently. They got to learn about each one of us and then we all walked out and everyone was shouting and clapping for us. I almost cried on stage from how amazing that feeling was. After it was over, all the beauty brands got to go on stage together for the final bow. We did it! It was so cool to see all the different beauty brands with their models. As we were leaving, we were talking about the highlights and someone mentioned how when it was our time to walk, one of the Redken executives said, “End the show now, that was perfect.” I couldn’t believe it. It was the perfect weekend with the most perfect team I could have asked to work with. I’m so thankful for the people who nominated me and believed that I deserved this. I’ll never forget that weekend and I plan to use everything I learned from all of them to one day be able to work beside them.
What an adventure my decision to become a hairdresser has taken me on. This year alone, I have traveled to New York City to train at the Redken Exchange on 5th Ave, to Las Vegas for the Redken Symposium, and to Chicago for America’s Beauty Show and Beauty Changes lives event. I never knew where this industry would or could take me, and I am even more excited to see where I will go.
Imagine Hair Designs
The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA), Evansville Cosmetology graduate Megan Johnson had the incredible opportunity to participate in the 2018 Beauty Changes Lives Experience this past April. The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation helps support the next generation of beauty and wellness professionals by awarding scholarships to cosmetology, nail, massage and esthetic students. This foundation held their 6th Beauty Changes Lives Experience at the Art Institute of Chicago. Here is where the NEXTGEN Team and their Mentors put together looks to interpret their theme of “Exposed.”
Megan worked side by side with Chris Baran as her mentor. She was just as excited to share her experience of this event as she was participating, “The entire week was a dream come true. It was a lot of prep working up to the day of the event. We hung out back stage at the American Beauty Show with the Redken team. Chris and I were prepping in the corner for the Beauty Changes Lives Experience and we’d have artists coming up to us saying how amazing it looked as it came together. Everyone was very welcoming, and it was nice they were so supportive of someone new.”
One of the looks they had created was made from a lot of braids and chicken wire. That’s right, chicken wire! The look was incredible and displayed beautiful texture and movement with the curvature shaping. Megan began to explain what it was like to put this piece together with Chris Baran, “He was very informative and patient. I had never worked with chicken wire before and he had walked me through everything and explained everything without making me feel any less knowledgeable.”
Not only did she learn new techniques, but she took home other lessons as well. She explains, “I met a lot of Redken Artists and industry leaders and this was an awesome way to network. I learned a lot of new techniques. This experience really opened my eyes because at the end of the day we are all still people. No matter how good we are at something we are all still people. I learned to be humble and will take a lot of life lessons with me.”
TSPA Evansville owner, Robin Halter and Lead Educator Kerri Schultz attended the event cheering Megan on. Kerri shares, “It was a proud moment for us. She was such a true student and was always wanting to know every detail of how to do something. I couldn’t think of a more deserving student to have this experience.”
It is exciting to see such talent coming from our very own TSPA Evansville, IN. Being a winner of last year’s National Student Competition and now have participated in Beauty Changes Lives event, Megan sure is expanding her experiences.