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The Parents Guide to The Salon Professional Academy in Huntsville

Your child has graduated high school! Congrats to them! The next step is likely a post-secondary education. We know that this is an important decision that can impact their lives and futures. Help them make a safe step to The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville. Knowing all the facts will help you and your student make an informed decision. Here are a few commonly asked questions parents have. As always, if you have any questions about us or our programs, feel free to contact us.

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What is the student to teacher ratio for your classes?

We know that fewer students in a classroom means more one-on-one time with instructors. That’s why we keep our class sizes on a 15 to 1 ratio.

What is the job outlook?

What is the job outlook?

According to the BLS, the cosmetology industry is projected to grow ten percent from 2014-2024. We have a high placement rate for our graduating students. We assist in placement* of our students in hair salons in the Huntsville area, as well as across the U.S. If your student is unsure which beauty career is a good fit for them, take this quiz together!

What is the price for equipment/tools?

All of the tool and equipment fees are included in the tuition price. Contact us for tuition pricing for individual programs.

What is the value of a Salon Professional Academy education?

Because of our hands-on curriculum, when students graduate they can be more valuable to the marketplace due to advanced experience compared to other students. Did you know that we offer an education backed by the national product brand, Redken? Click here to learn more about what that means for your student’s education!

What schedules are available to take classes in?

The schedules vary based on each program. We have part-time, full-time, and three-day programs available based on each program.

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Will my student be working with real clients?

Under the watchful eyes of our licensed instructors, students perform salon services on real salon guests. We feel that working with real people teaches them how to build and retain clientele, as well as customer relations. Mannequin work is limited.

How long is the program?

Program length will vary between the courses. Our cosmetology course is 1500 hours, 10 ½ months. For other course information, visit the program’s page.

What are the requirements for joining a program?

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All of our courses require a high school diploma or GED. All of our programs have a $200 enrollment fee. Contact us for additional requirements. Not sure if your student is ready for cosmetology school? Check out our handy guide!

Do you offer financial aid?

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Contact us for more information on tuition and financial assistance.

We are dedicated to student success and excellence! Let The Salon Professional Academy Huntsville be a part of your child’s beautiful career. We hope to assist you while guiding your child to making an informed decision about their future.


To request more info about our school, please visit our website. Also, click here for information about graduation rates, median loan debt of those who completed the program, & more. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.*TSPA Huntsville doesn’t guarantee employment.