Entertaining. Helpful. Inspirational.

Latest posts

  • Spring Nail Trends 2023
    March 20, 2023

    TSPA Rapid City is one of the leading choices for artists who choose to pick the medium of nail art. Over the decades people have been creating their individual styles down to the details. Nail trends change with each season. Some looks will forever be a crowd favorite like French manicures but every year we […]

  • What is Microcurrent?
    March 8, 2023

    In the world of beauty, new and exciting discoveries are always happening. Everyday researchers are discovering more ways to combat aging and make us look and feel younger. In the world of esthetics one of those new discoveries involves something called “microcurrent”. But what is Microcurrent and how does it help our skin? Microcurrent is […]

  • Makeup Trends Spring 2023
    February 25, 2023

    As we have noticed in fashion, makeup, hair and trends in general, there is always a rocking pendulum. Things come into a trend and then soon the opposite becomes popular. Within the makeup trends we have seen a lot of clean, natural looks become very popular. Brides no longer wanted to have a full face […]

  • The benefits of Massage
    February 9, 2023

    Did you know, getting a one-hour massage is equal to 7-8 hours of sleep for the body? Many of us have tried massage, but many of us do not know of all of the benefits of massage therapy. After many hours of studying the anatomy of the body, our massage students get to work with […]

  • Blonde Maintenance 101
    January 20, 2023

    Whether you have been a blonde your whole life or you’re thinking about lighting up your locks, knowing the ins and outs of blonde hair care is a must. Variety of blondes exist, and all require care to maintain color and health. Knowing the health of your hair before you decide to go blonde is […]

  • January: Human Trafficking Awareness Month
    January 5, 2023

    Human trafficking has been an issue that has plagued our culture for quite some time. January serves as a month to create awareness around the topic. Human trafficking includes both forced labor and sex trafficking. This issue has robbed millions of their peace and dignity and has caused heartache for victims’ families and friends. Trafficking […]

  • Sweeping in from France -The History of Balayage
    December 10, 2022

    If you live in America, by now you have heard of the growing trend of Balayage. Hair Salons everywhere have been working towards perfecting and personalizing this French technique. Many people are unaware of how long this technique has been around so we are going to dive into the history of this popular salon trend. […]

  • A Holiday Gift Guide 2022
    November 30, 2022

    Buying Christmas Gifts can be a challenging task. Here is a short list of some ideas! Facials or Massages Facials and massages can be an amazing go-to gift for anyone in the family. Sometimes it can be a challenge to gift ourselves relaxation, so it’s wonderful when someone does it for us! Every facial and […]

  • How To Fight Dry Skin This Winter
    November 12, 2022

    Depending on where you call home, many of us struggle with dry skin when the winter season rolls around. Here are some quick and easy tips for fighting dry skin this season. 1. Oil up -Hair oil, facial oil and body oil are great ways to add a layer of protection from the harsh winds […]

  • Fall Hair Color Trends 2022
    November 4, 2022

    As Fall is in full swing and we are quickly approaching the holiday seasons there is no better time than now to color your hair. Showing up to Thanksgiving dinner with a fresh rich hair color will make the whole family say “wow”! Color can look different on varying hair textures and against different skin […]

  • Brow Lamination: The Bold and Beautiful
    October 29, 2022

    As the years change so do our brows. From 1950s classic Hollywood shapes to 1990s thin edgy looks, today people all over the world are framing their face in a new way. Natural, fluffy, bold eyebrows are seen everywhere from the runway to the grocery store. Models like Cara Delevingne embraced their naturally big brows […]

  • Why a Career in Cosmetology Might Be Right for You!
    September 28, 2022

    It seems the traditional education route after high school is college, you graduate and are immediately bombarded with questions about what school you plan to attend, where you’re going to go, what you want your career and the next 30 years to look like. But a traditional 4-year university isn’t right for everyone! In fact, […]

  • 4 Different Types of Facials and Benefits of Each
    September 7, 2022

    If you’ve never experienced a facial before, or don’t experience them on the regular, you might not know that there are several different types, all with their own benefits. Let’s talk about 4 of the most well liked and most common types of facials. First, we have the classic facial. All classic facials have a […]

  • The Best Way to Combat Hair Loss
    August 17, 2022

    August is National Hair Loss Month, so we thought it would be the perfect time to share our favorite hair loss products. Zenagen has been on our shelves for a few months now and it won’t be leaving anytime soon. Their natural products help combat hair loss without negatively impacting your hair and body in […]

  • Our Top 5 Types of Massage
    July 27, 2022

    There really are so many different types of massage, but we thought we’d dissect some of the most common to help you decide what your best option is based on your needs! First things first, the Swedish Massage! If you haven’t heard of this type of massage you might be living under a rock, but […]

  • You Might Need a Lash Lift
    July 12, 2022

    Somehow babies and men are often blessed with the best eyelashes, unfortunately many people have to resort to eyelash extensions, mascara or eyelash serums for long, full lashes. At The Salon Professional Academy we are believers in all three, but one of our favorite treatments for clients is a lash lift! A simple semi-permanent procedure […]

  • Understanding PTSD
    June 14, 2022

    June is PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month, a month where we should recognize victims of PTSD and acknowledge the struggles they go through. PTSD starts with a traumatic event, something that is shocking, dangerous or leads a person to believe their life or someone else’s is in danger. 70% of adults will experience at […]

  • Perks of Massage Therapy
    May 31, 2022

    Chances are you probably don’t relax as much as you should. Between work, exercise, taking care of a household, and just keeping up with life, it can be hard to take time for yourself. Massage therapy is a great tool for relaxation, and if you get massages on a regular basis, you can reduce stress, […]

  • Trying Microdermabrasion for the First Time
    May 18, 2022

    I bet you’re wondering what microdermabrasion is, maybe you’ve heard of it in a recent magazine article or saw that your favorite celebrity swears by it, but what exactly is it? Microdermabrasion (also known as microderm) is a painless, non-invasive, exfoliation treatment that uses either a crystal spray or diamond tips to polish dead skin […]

  • Gel vs. Acrylic
    April 20, 2022

    Gel polish or acrylic nails? It seems to be a constant debate, but which one really takes the cake? Let’s start with acrylics, considering they’ve been around over a decade longer. Acrylics became popular in nail salons in the 1970’s and are still one of the most time-consuming manicures you can get. They’re made from […]

  • Who Is Actually Struggling with Hair Loss?
    April 5, 2022

    Hair loss is something most people hope to avoid as long as they can, but if you’re struggling with it, you’re not alone! We often think of older men when we think of hair loss, but unfortunately it affects men and women of all ages for a variety of different reasons. Some of the many […]

  • The Future of Braiding
    March 23, 2022

    When you think of braids you might think of your mom fixing your hair right before school, maybe a singular French braid that perfectly secured your hair during soccer practice, or a small, simple braid used to hold your bangs in place. But braids look a little different these days. They’re not just used to […]

  • Thankfulness this Thanksgiving
    November 8, 2021

    As we enter the month of thanksgiving many people take this time as an opportunity to reflect on all of the things they are thankful for.  But, what if I told you that showing gratitude every day, not just in the coming weeks, would change your life?  Becoming thankful in everyday life transforms a heart, […]

  • 5 Makeup Hacks that’ll help you this Halloween
    October 31, 2021

    Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Wanda Witch! Wanda Witch who? Wanda Witch you a Happy Halloween!   Okay but seriously, here we are just the day before Halloween! Have you been preparing? For the makeup gurus, Halloween is the greatest holiday of all time. It is their time to shine, be creative, and show off some […]

  • Top Tools to Keep in Your Bridal Toolbox
    June 14, 2021

    Wedding season has begun! With the hit on prime wedding season last summer due to Covid-19, there have been several weddings re-scheduled for this summer! With the back-to-back weddings, there is no time to be unorganized. It’s time to start thinking about what and how to put your bridal kit together so you and your […]

  • Your Best Defense Against the World’s Deadliest Skin Cancer
    May 12, 2021

    One of five people will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. May is Melanoma Awareness month and this might hit home for several people as they or a loved one suffered from this deadly skin cancer. According to the AIM at Melanoma Foundation, “In 2021, an estimated 207,390 cases of melanoma will be […]

  • Pedicures – Your Feet are Important
    May 1, 2021

    According to some of the latest research, “the average person (moderately active) takes around 7,500 steps per day. If this is maintained daily through the age of 80, a person will have walked about 216,262,500 steps throughout his or her life. And that person would average about 1,300 to 1,500 miles a year, and about […]

  • Beauty Schools for Men: 4 Reasons It’s Worth Pursuing Your Passion
    April 20, 2021

    What do Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell, and Jennifer Lopez have in common? They all have male makeup artists to make them look flawless. There is a need for men in the beauty industry. In the United States in 2019, the beauty salon industry saw a revenue of $66.16 billion.  If you are a man with […]

  • I’m Not Blushing
    April 13, 2021

    “I’m not blushing. It’s Rosacea.” This is a common phrase heard from those who suffer from the chronic and widespread facial disorder, rosacea. According to The National Rosacea Society (NRS) more than 16 million Americans are affected by Rosacea. The NRS has designated April as “Rosacea Awareness Month”. We are here today to do our […]

  • How to Choose Successful Beauty Careers for Creating Your Business
    March 20, 2021

    3/20/2021 Beauty Careers With A Cosmetology License  Whether you’re wondering how to get into the beauty industry or just curious about how it works, we think you’ll find our student culture, innovative educators, and programs inspiring and hopefully, a little encouraging enough to take your first step. Beauty careers change people’s lives, and cosmetology is […]

  • 2021 Trending Prom Hair
    March 8, 2021

    The days are getting longer, the snow is melting away, and it smells of spring in the air; this can only mean one thing in the beauty industry: Prom! Every year we have the opportunity to channel our creativity and put it on display as teens across the nation challenge our expertise. From the timeless […]

  • Cosmetology Programs for High School Students
    March 4, 2021

    3/4/2021 Are you the person your inner circle everyone constantly relies on to help them get ready and look good for any occasion? If the answer is yes, chances are you have a passion for helping others achieve their desired look with hair styling or makeup application. If you’re a high school student looking for […]

  • Consider Accreditation When Choosing a Beauty School
    February 20, 2021

    2/20/2021 Not all beauty schools are equal, and you may feel overwhelmed when you search for the right beauty school for you. One confusing term you might run across is “accreditation.”  Accreditation is the approval a school gets from the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS). The AACS reviews beauty schools to make sure all […]

  • Beauty Careers: What Can Beauty School Training Offer Me?
    February 4, 2021

    2/4/2021 Have you ever wanted to be the Molly Ringwald to someone’s Ally Sheedy (like in The Breakfast Club)? The person who helps give people makeovers to discover a look for themselves they never thought possible? Well, if that sounds fun, wait until we tell you about the getting paid part. Yes, nabbing a career […]

  • The FAFSA Is Your Financial Aid Friend!
    January 20, 2021

    Are you thinking about going to beauty school but are worried about the cost? Fear not: You may qualify for many federal grants, loans, and other forms of financial aid! You can begin learning more by filling out and filing the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid. That’s right: all you have to do […]

  • Hair Extension Futures In-demand
    January 14, 2021

    Hair Extension Classes  Did you ever wonder how celebrities manage to look different every time they appear at a new event? They hire skilled hairstylists who know how to install hair extensions. Hair extensions can add volume, length, and even a new color, making them one of the easiest ways to help a client make […]

    December 16, 2020

    A Cosmetology Degree is Your Path to a Better Future! According to Forbes, America needs trade school graduates now. A career in the beauty industry could be your ticket to financial security! Why? Annual beauty industry spending in the US is $523 billion. The average American woman spends nearly a quarter of a million dollars […]

  • Cosmetology Requirements: Learn What It Takes to Become a Cosmetologist
    June 3, 2020

    What Does It Take to Become a Cosmetologist? Are you the first one of your friends to try a new hairstyle or lipstick shade? Are you doing other peoples hair in your mind as they walk by? Do strangers tell you they love your hair, nails, or make-up? Then it’s time to consider cosmetology school! […]

  • Employment Opportunities: Jobs in the beauty industry
    May 6, 2020

    Beyond the Salon: The Wide World of Beauty Careers If you want to have as much fun as Queen Latifah in Beauty Shop, then a job in a salon is a great option. But did you know that there are countless opportunities in many fields for those with in-demand cosmetology skills? What can you do with […]

  • Access to Online Education: Are Online Cosmetology & Beauty Schools a Better Way to Go?
    April 16, 2020

    Stuck at Home? Start a New Cosmetology Career! In an uncertain world, you can still take steps toward your future no matter where you are today! Start your cosmetology career online and get a head start on a new career from the comfort and safety of your own home! TSPA knows that students want the best education […]

  • Tips For Taking Online Beauty School Classes
    April 16, 2020

    Wish we could be on campus with our ARTIST’s but instead, we’re bringing campus to you! 🏫➡️💻. The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) just launched temporary distance-learning or temporary online learning for our cosmetology and esthetics programs. Just like it is for you, it is new to us as well. We are all a little stressed […]

  • Why Traditional College isn’t the Answer
    February 14, 2020

    While college is certainly appropriate for some students and a prerequisite for some professions, crippling student debt, lack of job opportunities, and growing interest in pursuing passions outside the university path are driving students to explore a skills-based education. “The skills gap is the number one problem American businesses face”, said Mark Zandi, chief economist […]

    February 14, 2020

    The beauty school franchise, The Salon Professional Academy, has opened a new location in Rapid City, SD. Ron and Wendy Beaumont acquired the former business, Black Hills Beauty College, and are transforming everything from the education and skills taught to students, to the brand, salon services and professional retail products available for sale. Wendy, an […]

    February 14, 2020

    What makes the strategic alliance between The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) and REDKEN 5th Ave NYC so significant for cosmetology students that attend our schools? In a word, Opportunity. In any skills-based educational environment, it is the minimum obligation of the school to provide training and information that can support a career in the profession […]


Creativity Unleashed

Follow us to see what Drives our Motivation

(TSPA) in Rapid City (TSPA) in Rapid City
(TSPA) in Rapid City
For Admissions, call: 605-342-0697
For Salon Services, call: 605-342-0697
Book a Service

Request Info


Book A Tour






Visit our Instagram account to see what motivates us & drives creativity with examples of work by our talented students! Visit now




Facebook is where you will experience our culture and how we celebrate the growth and success of our amazing students and talented alumni. Visit now
      Like      Comment      Send