Programs Offered

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

Recent Reviews

Livia Chapman
6/27/2024 via Google
via Google

I went in today for several services and Rylee did a fantastic job with everything! My Mani/Pedi looks great, and her and her instructor cut some layers into my hair that I love, and I've already scheduled a follow up in 2 weeks for another treatment!

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Amorette Miller
6/18/2024 via Google
via Google

This was my first time ever going to TSPA and I made an appointment with Paige W. and she went above & beyond all my expectations! She’s the absolute sweetest & you can tell she truly loves what she’s doing! ASK FOR PAIGE YOU WON’T REGRET IT! 🧡

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Kristen Gill
6/13/2024 via Google
via Google

Today I had probably the best facial I’ve ever experienced! Katie Jo was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and super thorough during my facial time! She took her time to explain the process and to clarify any questions I had. I rebooked- I absolutely recommend her and the Salon Professional Academy!

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In the School's Words

TSPA Altoona is a designated Diamond Academy. We opened at our new location June of 2015 in our state of the art facility.

We participate in our franchise wide Trim Hunger campaign to help fight hunger in our area. Our educators have been trained by Chris Baran to become certified in Principal Based Design Cutting.

The Professional Difference

We believe that pursuing an education in cosmetology is the first step to discovering a career filled with endless opportunity.

The Salon Professional Academy's goal is to maximize your artistic potential through a program that teaches not only the latest techniques, but also proven business strategies.

Our quality education will significantly improve your earning potential and prepare you for a long-term future in the industry.

If you're passionate about the beauty industry but can't afford the education, we offer Federal Financial Aid, to qualified students to help with tuition and living expenses.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Redken-infused training curriculum that offer the latest techniques, trends and styles in cosmetology & esthetics
  • Small class sizes that encourage interaction and enable more one-on-one time with educators
  • Creative and motivating educators who empower you to develop the skills you need for a long-term future in the industry
  • Our beautiful, innovative Academy provides a positive, real-world learning environment
  • Business building skills that enable you to become a highly-trained and well-educated graduate, ready for top salons

Excellence in Education

TSPA's programs are designed to enable your success, offer you a long-term career in the industry, and increase your earning potential.

Our programs include:

  • Cosmetology: Latest trends in hair color, styles and techniques, knowledge of business strategies, and training in guest services
  • Nail Technology: Innovative techniques for manicures, pedicures, nail extensions, and nail sculpting
  • Cosmetology Teacher Training: Provides the education and technical skills to help students shape their own success and prepare for a long-term career in the industry

Shape Your Own Success

Upon graduation you'll not only have your license, but the ability to pursue the many exciting careers this industry has to offer - photo and movie stylist, platform artist, salon manager and owner, beauty product representative, or even cosmetology educator. The opportunities are endless!

Don't Wait. Be a Part of It.

Call today to schedule a tour or talk to our admissions director.


The Salon Professional Academy - Altoona offers the following programs:

Cosmetology / Esthetics / Nail Technology / Teacher Training


Program Length 1,250 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $15,750

Beauty Instructor

Program Length 500 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $4,935


Program Length 350 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $4,000

Nail Technology

Program Length 200 hours
Average Completion 3 months
Program Tuition $2,628

About This School

Accreditation or State Approval

One or more programs offered at this school is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accredited programs qualify graduates for applicable state licensing. In addition, accredited schools typically can offer more financial aid options, including federal financial aid. Learn more about accreditation and approval.

Financial Aid

28% of students received financial aid

On average, students received $4,083 in financial aid.

Student Body

Gender Ratio

100% Female, 0% Male

Race / Ethnicity Ratio

95% White, 0% Hispanic / Latino, 2% African American, 0% Asian American, 0% American Indian, 0% Hawaiian / Pacific, 3% Two or More, 0% Unknown

58 students are enrolled in this school

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Page last updated: 06/03/2024

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