Simple Hairstyles For Busy Students!

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Even though the weather says differently, summer is quickly coming to an end. Which means one thing: school is starting. Early mornings, late nights studying, and everything in between are just around the corner. School season is a busy and exciting time! That’s why we want to give you all the time in the world to suck up every second of it. Here are five of our favorite hairstyles that are not only beautiful but quick to do, leaving you with more time to create memories at school.

Teacher’s Pet

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This beautiful twist makes you stand out from the rest of the class. While this hairstyle looks complicated, it’s as easy as tying your shoes.

After styling your hair, gather the two front sections of your hair and bring them to the back of your head to meet in the middle. Tie the sections into a bow and using bobby pins that match your hair color, set the knot in place. This look can easily become your favorite with how easy it and cute it is. It’s definitely ours.

Ain’t No Fool

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This cute look won’t make you look like a fool. We love a hairstyle that works perfectly with short and long hair! All you need to master is the simple braid to accomplish this look.

Part your hair down the middle and French braid the front sections of your hair until you reach the back of your head. Either pin the two braids together to meet or tie them into a small bun. No one can mess with this look!

Bright and Early

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Waking up bright and early sometimes means waking up to the inevitable bed head. Put the hat away. We won’t need it today. There are still so many cute and easy hairstyles you can do with your messy hair. Let’s break down the two-minute low bun.

Pull your hair into a low ponytail. Create a small gap above the hair elastic and pull your ponytail through the hole. Loosely braid the remaining ponytail and then tuck it into the gap with the rest of your hair. Use a strong holding bobby pin to set it in place. If you want to give it a more casual look, pulls some pieces out to frame your face. Cute!

Class Has Begun

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Don’t miss class because your hair is making you late. A messy top bun never disappoints and never makes you late! This style is great if you need to hide the fact that it’s been a couple of days since you washed your hair. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.

Gather your hair together on the top of your head as if you were going to set it into a ponytail. Instead of setting your hair in a pony, twist the hair really tight and then let it fall on top of your head. Using bobby pins or a hair elastic, set the bun in place. Throughout the day strands of your hair will naturally fall from a bun giving it a more carefree look.

Pop Quiz

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Pop quiz, who loves hair accessories? We do! Accessories can take any hairstyle and give it a fresh new look. Styling a braid through your hair, using a flashy clip to keep the hair from your eyes, or even tying your hair with a ribbon. No matter what accessory you use, have fun with it! You can play around and really show your personality with what you put in your hair.

Learn What You Love

Nothing is better than going to school to learn about something that you absolutely love. If beauty is your passion then why not get an education in it? Enroll in our cosmetology program to learn everything we can teach about hair and beauty! Not convinced? Read our blog to see what the perks of being a cosmetologist are. Make sure to contact us for more information.

Our 5 Fav Festival Hairstyles!

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It’s festival season, baby! Bring out the fringe, the leather, the glitter, the sequins, and everything in between! Summer brings major music festivals across the country. If you have been to a music festival or have seen pictures of one then you are well aware that each festival is secretly a fashion show. People plan out their look months before the actual event. We are here to give you some hair inspiration for your festival! Here are our five favorite festival hairstyles. Take notes!

1. Bling in the Hair

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If you’re not wearing a hat then let’s dress up that hair! This summer we are seeing a lot of braids, and we’re loving every single one of them! We all know that braids come in all shapes, sizes, and designs. For your upcoming festival, try skinny braids above your ear. This takes some of the heat off of your back for those long hot days of dancing. To dress it up add some hoops throughout the braid! Visit your local art and craft store to pick up some beads, hoops, and feathers to decorate your braids. We can’t wait to see your design!

2. Pigtail Fun!

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Embrace your inner child by rocking some pigtails! You will quickly learn with festival looks that everything must be dressed up or have a fun twist to it. With these iconic Pippy pigtails, add some texture and design to it. After setting your ponytails, section off each inch with a small elastics to create a wave effect. This looks great with some fun earrings that you can show off.

3. Buns From Space

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We want to see your buns this summer! Space buns that is. A major shoutout to the 90s for bringing these things back. We love this look because how easy it is! We all know how to make a bun. That’s the first thing you learn after mastering the ponytail. You can wear space buns at the base of your head or high on top for the world to see. Spice it up by adding some flowers in your buns!

4. Add Some Glitter

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Bring out the glitter, it’s time to dazzle everyone! When you dance we want to see you sparkle. It’s no secret that glitter is one of the hottest trends this summer. Those of us that have kept our glitter from our crafting phase are jumping with joy. So break out all the glitter you have stashed. After styling your hair, dust the glitter where you want it to land. Pro tip: Set it with heavy-set hairspray. This will help the glitter to stay put while you dance the night away.

5. The Mega Look!

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For those of you that really want to make a statement at your next event, why don’t you step out of your comfort zone? Add all of these hairstyles into one unforgettable look! Section your hair off either in a straight line or a zig-zag. Starting from the bottom, french braid your hair until you reach a place where you want your space buns to lay. Add the final touch with some sparkle. All eyes will be on you!

Need a Hand?

Now, we know that these hairstyles can seem a little overwhelming. Thankfully our cosmetology program educates wonderful and passionate students that would love to create a festival look for you. Come pay a visit at The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville. Let us style your hair and make your festival goals become reality! Book an appointment with us today.

{All services performed by students under the supervision of licensed professionals}

TSPA Huntsville’s Tips for Keeping Your Hair Straight in Humidity

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This summer while you are enjoying the sun and the heat, find ways you can also have straight smooth hair while dealing with the ruthless humidity. You wake up early to straighten your gorgeous hair and by hour three, it’s a ball of curls and frizz. if you’re not a fan of the lion look, it can be a real mess. Some may think that there is not much you can do in the battle against the almighty powers of humidity, but we have some tips and tricks on how to keep your hair straight while the air is bugging.

Shower Right

The first step to straight hair in the heat is to shower at night. When showering, use a straightening shampoo and conditioner to create a strong foundation for sleek and straight hair. Showering at night gives your hair more time to dry before the morning. This can make your morning routine easier and can minimize adding extra heat to you hair.

We recommend sleeping with your hair down so no strands stay wet. Humidity is attracted to all things wet, so unless you want layers of your hair to be frizzy while the rest is straight, double check that every strand is dry.

Your BFF: Hair-Smoothing Products

Before you jump into bed, we recommend applying an anti-frizz hair serum to your hair to make your morning hair routine that much easier and the rest of your day that much less frizzy. Want to talk about a strong defense against intense humidity? Find a serum that works best for you!

Oils & Shea Butter

Good morning, sunshine! The sun is shining and the moisture in the air is alive and well! Before taking the iron to your mane, we suggest giving some TLC to your hair by adding some oils and shea butter. This stuff is especially good for wavy and thick hair. When it comes to keeping frizz at bay while simultaneously feeding your hair with healthy ingredients, oils and shea butter are a safe bet.

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Set Your Hair

After straightening your hair, set it with something with hold and anti-frizz. Find a spray that leaves your hair feeling light and durable. Everyone has their own favs, take the time to find yours! Bonus tip: Be sure that your hair is completely dry and cooled down before heading out the door. This will allow your hair to set and hold longer during the day.

Be Gentle With Your Hair

At the end of the day, the weather is going to do what the weather is going to do and your hair is going to do the same. Sometimes the best thing to do is to accept your hair in all of its glory. The best thing you can do for it is to just love it. Embrace the curl, the frizz, and the wildness of it all. Once you embrace your hair, nothing will stop you!

Do You Love Beauty

A combination of love for beauty and hard work might find you a fulfilling career! If this is something that you are looking for, consider enrolling in one of our programs. Many people have found joy and fulfillment in a career in cosmetology. Our cosmetology program could teach you how to perfect your skills in hair and much more! Contact us to begin!

10 Salons That We Love!

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Here at TSPA Huntsville we love to support salons in our community. There are so many wonderful salons in our area that we want to show a little appreciation to. We think that showing support and love to each other is what makes this industry so special. Each salon brings their own unique style and services that help people around our city feel good about themselves. We think that’s something worth celebrating. Here are ten of our favorite salons nearby!

1. Elleven Salon

Elleven Salon is known for creating a relaxing atmosphere while working on your hair. The before and after pictures of their work is so inspiring. Elleven not only offers hair services but eyelash extensions, waxing and tints, facials, and scalp messages. Elleven Salon is the one-stop-shop to make you feel great!

2. Mirror Image

Mirror Image is a 5-star review salon, and it’s no question why. The women that provide the services are skilled, kind, and creative. Visit Mirror Image to see for yourself! While you’re there make sure to get a hair treatment for slick and healthy hair!

3. Salon Allure

Salon Allure deserves a big shoutout for winning 2018 Salon Today. You know you’re in trusted hands when those same hands worked hard to be honored with an award such as this. Salon Allure provides both salon and spa services to help you feel beautiful and energized.

4. The Masters

The Masters is the home of the iconic Ann and Gary Bray, two well-known stylists, and visionaries in the beauty industry. Ann and Gary had the goal to show everyone that they were deserving to have salon-style hair and how to accomplish it in the comfort of their own home. Masters continues the work of Ann and Gary by providing services that could leave anyone feeling like a million bucks.

5. Neo Mode Hair Salon

Neo Mode Hair Salon has a mission and that is to create beauty every day, and they do not fail. Neo Mode is unique because they provide hair extension services! For everyone that desires long luscious locks or is just looking to add a little more thickness to their hair, Neo Mode has you covered.

6. Fringe Salon of Huntsville

We all just wish our close friends were our personal hair stylist and beauty gurus. At Fringe Salon that’s exactly how it feels. Just taking a look at their website and you are immediately smiling and feeling like you are reading about your friends. Make sure to stop by Fringe to catch up with your buddies and leave feeling beautiful.

7. Studio 406 Hair Salon

Studio 406 is all about investing in good hair. After all, is the one thing is that is on us 24/7. We should feel good about the way it looks and feels! At Studio 406 they provide services that will leave your hair shiny, soft, strong, and feeling like new! What’s better than that?

8. 921 Salon & Spa

921 Salon & Spa is the place to go if you are looking for some TLC. Go in for a hair treatment and leave feeling relaxed and energized after one of their many spa treatments. 921 knows what it’s like to just need a day to yourself. Make sure to treat yourself to one!

9. Styles of Madison

Styles of Madison is known for their “friendly neighbor” feel. When you walk into Madison, you are welcomed by what feels like an old friend. Styles of Madison offers services ranging from haircuts and colors, hair and scalp treatments, pedicures and manicures, threading and waxing and much more!

10. Whiskers

Men, boys, and fellow fellows! If you are looking for a place to relax while getting cleaned up, then Whiskers is the place to go. Whiskers offer all type of services to clean up your facial hair and to freshen up your look! Whiskers know how convenient it is to be able to get a haircut whenever you need. That’s why they offer membership packages! Get 10% off of your service and stop by whenever you need!

Beauty Love

Have you ever walked into a beauty salon and immediately felt welcomed, excited, and ready to get creative? After getting a beauty education you could work at a salon that does just that! A career in the beauty industry can be exactly what you are looking for. If one of these salons is a place you want to be part of, let us help you take the first step! Contact us to begin your beauty education!

Find Your Perfect Skin Care Routine With Our Quiz

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Keeping your skin looking fresh, bright, and clean can be a little bit of a guessing game.

We can help take some of the wonder out of that and give you some tips that could help you create the perfect routine for your skin.

Are you ready to put your fresh-face forward? We are ready to help!

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If you want to expand your knowledge of skin care even further, consider turning your interest or passion into a career you love! Our full-time esthetics course can give you the knowledge you need to develop your passion into a career.

Come in today and tour our beautiful facility. Isn’t it time you discovered how your passions could become the start to a beautiful future?

Three Days a Week at Beauty School=Pursuing Your Dream

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Don’t lose hair over the hustle and bustle of life – style it!

With kids, family, work, and a dozen other responsibilities you may have found that you put your dreams of a future in beauty on the shelf. It doesn’t have to be that way! Even with all the craziness that life throws your way you can pursue your dreams!

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Warning: This Blog is About Zits

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Zits. Acne. Pimples.

These words may not make you think beauty, but they should. Fresh, clean skin is one of the cornerstones of a healthy beauty regimen. Besides, love them or hate them – we all get them!

If you strive for fresh beautiful skin, then understanding where these little buggers come from is important! Besides, as much as we might be obsessed with those pimple popping videos, it may not be the best way to handle those mischief making face bumps.

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Which Beauty Career Should You Pursue? Take Our Quiz.

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Have you been itching to start a new career? Are you a lover of all things beauty, fashion, and creative? A career in cosmetology, esthetics, or manicuring could be right for you! But which career is the right fit for your personality? Our quiz can help you find out!

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Six Delicious Scrubs to Get You Excited for the Holidays

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While we may not experience the frigid temperatures that many places do this time of year, we are certainly feeling the change in temperature and humidity. With such a drastic change it’s important to keep your skin looking fresh and refreshed with scrubs and masks to clean away the year and get you ready for vibrant holiday celebrations.

With so much holiday cheer going around, why not extend all that you love about this time of year into your beauty regimen?

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