FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 7, 2015) – The Salon Professional Academy (TSPA) Fort Myers’ campus was recently awarded Redken’s Diamond status for the second consecutive year.

This exclusive award was earned by just a dozen of cosmetology schools in the nation for the commitment to, and delivery of, Redken’s advanced education protocols and standards. This recognition can only be earned by successfully completing a rigorous examination of the Academy’s facility, systems, curriculum and staff.

“We are so proud of the staff and students at The Salon Professional Academy for earning this award again in 2015,” said Chris Lewis, president of TSPA Ft. Myers.

The Salon Professional Academy is the only cosmetology school in Southwest Florida endorsed by Redken for excellence in education. TSPA offers both a state-of-the-art school with the curriculum and training developed with Redken for individuals interested in becoming cosmetologists, as well as a salon area offering services to the public including hair color, haircuts, manicures, pedicures and skin care.

The academy is accredited and offers financial aid for those who qualify. All services are performed by students under the direction of a licensed cosmetology educator. Full-time courses begin every four weeks. A high-school diploma or GED is required. The Academy accepts Florida Prepaid College Plans and financial aid from those who qualify.

Salon services, including hair, skin and nail treatments, in the student salon are available Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and range from $6 to $35.

Redken 5th Avenue NYC is dedicated to instilling the principles of success to The Salon Professional Academies by creating a network of highly skilled salon professionals knowledgeable about Redken products, trends, techniques, marketing and business tools. The first The Salon Professional Academy opened in 2003, in Fargo, N.D. Since then, TSPA has expanded to more than a dozen states and extends into both Canada and the District of Columbia.

The Salon Professional Academy Ft. Myers is just one of two locations in the State of Florida along with Melbourne.

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