Five Ways to Start Your Year Off Right

The new year is all about new beginnings. The fresh starts, the resolutions, they are one of the main focuses as the calendar changes.

Even though the new year is now a few weeks behind us, that doesn’t mean that it’s too late to make some changes and help breathe joy into your life.

No matter the time of year, taking care of yourself and reaching your goals is always important.

At The Salon Professional Academy(TSPA), Iowa City we believe that it is never too late for a fresh start. Your dreams are just waiting for you to grab them.

Do Something for You

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One of the best ways to give yourself a fresh start is to give yourself a fresh look. This can be anything from a facial, a manicure, or even a new wardrobe! One of the most common ways to give yourself a new look is through a new hairstyle.

While popular, taking the plunge toward a new cut can also be scary! Let our skilled students help ease your fears and work with you to create an amazing look!

Do Something for Others

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There have been multiple studies that have shown how doing good toward others can positively impact your mood and overall well-being. Even with those endorphin infused reasons aside, doing something for the community, and giving back to society is valuable.

No matter your reason, volunteering is a positive impact to yourself and to your community. It’s one of the reasons that we strive to give back to our community, and to teach the students at TSPA Iowa City the joys of service.

Do Something for the Future

couple making plans for the future

Have you made a five-year plan lately? It can be hard to improve today if you don’t know where you want to end up. Do you see yourself in a new house, married, kids, or perhaps you see yourself in a new career? Identifying your dreams for the future can help you find direction for the now. Sit down and make a list of accomplishments you want to succeed in over the next few years and make a plan to get there.

Maybe we can help! If a goal of a new career is on your list, finding a future in beauty could be exactly what you need to get there. With programs in cosmetology, esthetics, and nail technology you could find that future much sooner than you expect.

Do Something to Fuel

woman with arms up in celebration

Taking care of yourself can be hard. In fact, with our busy schedules and over-packed lives self-care can be hard to accomplish. Make a goal to take time for yourself. Read a book, attend a seminar, drink water, get 8 hours of sleep each night.

Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be hard, but it can positively impact you in more ways than you know.

Do Something You Dream Of

red haired woman laying on glass dreaming

What have you put off? Do you have a dream from your childhood that still haunts you? Is there something that you have been dying to try but put off for fear?

Challenge yourself! Those dreams and desires don’t have to stay hidden in the bottom of your cedar chest. This is the year to set them free! Take the plunge, chances are you will not regret it.

Are you ready to make a change and breathe some joy into your life?

We are ready to help you get there. From a relaxing day at the salon, to an education that could lead to a whole new future, the educators and staff at The Salon Professional Academy, Iowa City are ready to help you create the fresh start you are looking for.

Schedule your appointment in our student salon training area today, or come in for a tour and see how beautiful your future could be.

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