The Salon Professional Academy

415 D Orchard Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
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Programs Offered

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Program Length 1,250 hours
Average Completion 9 months
Program Tuition $14,300
Cosmetology Instructor
Program Length 500 hours
Average Completion 6 months
Program Tuition $4,535
Program Length 600 hours
Average Completion 4 months
Program Tuition $8,350

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.

About This School


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Financial Aid

60% of students received financial aid. Students were awarded $3,428 on average.
First-time undergraduate students in the 2020 school year.

School Size

As of 2020 this school has 71 students enrolled with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15.

Information gathered from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), 2022.


This school is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Sciences (NACCAS).

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