Everything you need to know about HIGHLIGHTS for your Hair!


Do you get confused on what color service to ask for when wanting highlights?  The verbiage can be confusing and you may not understand what you really want to ask for and the maintenance of the different services.
To help you understand what might work best for you, Redken compiled the ultimate guide to anything and everything you need to know about..

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Do you wash your face at night? Why?

Most of us have heard how important washing your face at night is…..  But when I talk with my guests so many say they only do it in the morning.  Why is this?

I was guilty of this too until I educated myself more about the importance and how your skin repairs itself at night while you sleep.  Not only does it remove your makeup allowing your skin to breath but also removes dirt, dust, smoke and sweat that has accumulated through out the day.  Not washing you face can cause premature aging, enlarged pores, acne, uneven skin tone, dryness and dull looking skin.  I am not trying to scare you into washing your face but if you struggle with any of these things finding the right skin care regimen can help.  There are many Dermalogica trained Skin Therapists to help you do just that.

So next time you are to tired  and want to skip washing your face just remember…..

Take Care Of Your Skin ~ You Wear It Everyday.

“I regret taking such good care of my skin”  ~said no one ever



Set Yourself Up For Success, Not Failure.

Set yourself up for success, not failure.


It’s that time of year again when we all perform the much dreaded “self-evaluation.”  Do I need to lose weight, would I like a new boyfriend/girlfriend, do I like my job, do I want a new career?  The list goes on and on, thank goodness we are only forced to do this “evaluation” every January.

This year I encourage you to focus on change in your life that will bring more fun and joy to you every day. Live in the moment. Surround yourself with people who “bring you up” instead of  “drag you down”.

Set yourself up for success instead of dreading failure.  Make your goals simple and achievable, loose a pound a month instead of trying to lose 10 lbs before February.  Commit to finding a “new” friend who helps push you in positive direction.  Explore new career opportunities that you have thought about but never acted on.

At The Salon Professional Academy Maplewood our goal is to provide our students with positive support, consistent feedback and an environment that pushes them to do things they didn’t think they were capable of.

Your job is to live in the moment, our job is to be the supportive friend.

The Salon Professional Academy Beauty School

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Brazilian Blowout only $99

Get a hair smoothing treatment that actually improves the condition of your hair!  It creates a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle.

In 90 minutes or less you get smooth, frizz-free hair for up to 12 weeks!

GREAT FOR ALL HAIR TYPES!  Wavy, straight or curly.  You can keep and define your curls or go for a smooth look.

Get smooth, frizz-free hair with radiant shine!

Can I get a Brazilian Blowout if I have colored or highlighted hair?  YES!  Brazilian blowout will improve the health of hair by conditioning the hair and seal the cuticle for enhanced color, less frizz and radiant shine.

Brazilian Blowout service will last up to 12 weeks with proper care and home products.  It is a cumulative treatment which means the more you receive it, the healthier the hair will be and the longer the results will last.

Schedule a Brazilian with a student at The Salon Professional Academy Maplewood for only $99!                      

The average salon price for this service is $300.

All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed educators.

For Appointments Call 651-340-0766

KLASS Cosmetics

Have you heard of the KLASS ACT?

We are very excited to bring in KLASS Cosmetics for our students and guests. KLASS is the first in the industry to provide a full-time charitable “Give Back” program.  For every purchase, the KLASS ACT Foundation will donate an additional item to an organization which sponsors women in need who would appreciate the opportunity to experience a luxury product. We are proud to be a part of this gift to charities that empower women who are victims of domestic or sexual abuse, serious illness, and poverty.

“Buy One, Give One …and share the gifts of joy and beauty.” KLASS

 For a closer look click here!!

All of our Esthetician Students get the KLASS Airbrush Stytem and Cosmetics in their Kits!  For more information about our programs schedule your tour TODAY!  https://www.tspamaplewood.com/programs/


Give the Gift of Beauty!

It is that time of year again.  Everyone is making their lists and checking them twice.  

Why GIFT CARDS from The Salon Professional Academy are a great gift…..

~ The freedom to choose.  Gift cards can be used toward the many services that we offer.

~ Gift cards can be used toward take home products.  REDKEN & DERMALOGICA are a great gift for you hair and skin.

~ They don’t expire!

~ You are supporting someones education when you reserve appointments with our students.

~ Gift cards to the academy provide an experience.

~ They are great to have and use when your monthly budget needs a break.


Now through December 31st 2019.

$20 Gift Card for only $15

$50 Gift Card for only $35

$100 Gift Card for only $70


*All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed educators.




Experience what it’s like to be a cosmetology student & how you can be successful in the beauty industry. See life at The Salon Professional Academy through the eyes of a student during our interactive event. Bring a friend and join us January 8th for our TSPA U EXPERIENCE!

*Learn directly from your peers why they chose The Salon Professional Academy for their education.
*Get hands-on experience in the classroom, watch demonstrations, and meet the Educators.
*Learn more information on class start dates and tour our beautiful salon inspired academy.
*Gain insight to the beauty industry.

RSVP to receive a REDKEN Tote BAG!
Remember to mark your calendar for January 8th, 2018 from 6pm – 7:30pm.

651-340-0958 or email admissions@tspamaplewood.com

To schedule a private visit on a different day go to https://www.tspamaplewood.com/contact-us/tell-me-more/

Make sure to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tspamaplewood/?ref=bookmarks

Instagram  @tspamaplewood


Fall Fashion Show! 2019

The Salon Professional Academy Students pulled off another great fashion show.  The creativity and talent that shines though is amazing.   Click below to want the video to see the finished models!


Doesn’t this look fun?  To learn more about what a career in the beauty industry and what it is like to be a student at The Salon Professional Academy schedule your tour today —-> https://www.tspamaplewood.com/contact-us/schedule-a-visit/

We would love you meet you!


Redken Specialist Program


Did you know that The Salon Professional Academy is recognized by REDKEN for excellence in education?

You can imagine our excited we were to to host the REDKEN SPECIALIST program.  This is a hands-on, interactive program for licensed stylists to take the next step in their career.

There were over 35 stylist that drove or flew in for a 2 part program.  One part was help in September and the next in October.   It is so great to come together with others who share enthusiasm and energy to better themselves, increase their business and income.

We are very proud of our TSPA Educator Sara who helped organize this and also took the class to become a REDKEN Specialist herself.

Are you interested in furthering your education and want to stay up to date on other classes being held for licensed cosmetologists?  Follow our Facebook page for events, https://www.facebook.com/tspamaplewood/?ref=bookmarks.  Also contact Salon Centric for a list of local opportunities.

Fashion Show & Career Fair

Is creativity in your soul?  It’s time to let it soar!

Are you interested in what a career in the beauty industry looks like?  Mark your calendar and join us to watch a fun halloween inspired fashion show.  After the show visit all the salons that will be here showcasing the awesome opportunities there are after graduation.  How cool to come meet salons and make some contacts before you start your schooling!?!  Bring any family or friends who support you in pursuing a career in the industry or may also be interested.

OCTOBER 29th 5pm-8pm

Let us know if you can make it.  Contact Candy at 651-340-0958.  admissions@tspamaplewood.com

{Financial assistance and scholarships available to those who qualify}