Noé Rodriguez | Founder/CEFO
Since 2008, Noé Rodriguez, founder, and CEFO has been at the helm of the beauty and grooming industry, channeling his inspiration from his world travels into his salon.
Exposed at a young age to the beauty industry as the nephew of a well-known Hair Artist, Noé's initial intent was to become a pilot, but life had something different in mind. Instead, Noé followed in his uncle's footsteps, becoming a licensed cosmetologist at the age of 19 years old.
Thereafter, Noé received instruction at The Redken Exchange in NYC and successfully completed certifications through the L'Oréal Professionel SOHO Academy in NYC and Laguna Beach, California.
Entrusted by many for his vision and approach to creating the most beautiful hair, Noé attributes his success to discipline, passion, perseverance, and continuing education–qualities that are now imbued to his students.
Only when knowledge, passion, and perseverance are in sync will skill translate onto canvas [hair] beautifully.
TPCA’s instructors are licensed by the state of Texas and were meticulously selected by TPCA for their artistic and teaching attributes, and vision to run the clinic according to professional salon, spa, and barbershop standards, as they too are successful professionals who continue to work in their field, as time permits.
These attributes and the vision that the instructors possess afford TPCA the ability to meet its mission.
Under the direction of TPCA’s founder, and CEFO, Noé Rodriguez, students are well on their way in receiving a contemporary, student-centered education in the exciting and ever-changing beauty industry, as he is a significant proponent of continuing education and at the helm of these industries.
MISSION & CORE VALUES
Our vision is to nurture aspiring beauty and grooming professionals to achieve their fullest potential, to meet their career goals, and actively contribute to the hair, skin, nail, and grooming industry.
TPCA prepares aspiring beauty and grooming professionals in an assimilated, real-time salon, spa, and barbershop environment through contemporary, student-centered instruction and development needed to pass the state board exam, gain entry-level employment within their chosen field of study and meet the demands of their industry.
NATIONAL ACCREDITING COMMISSION OF CAREER ARTS & SCIENCES
("NACCAS") is a national accrediting agency for postsecondary schools and programs of career arts and sciences and recognized by the United States Department of Education. TPCA is fully accredited by NACCAS, which reaffirms our commitment to upholding strict standards of excellence in education and vocational career training. TPCA must meet minimum NACCAS outcome thresholds. The latest outcomes are published in the regularly updated catalog, a link to which can be found on the School Disclosures page, here.
TPCA is nationally accredited by:
3015 Colvin St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
("DoE") is a federal agency dedicated to establishing policies on federal financial aid for education--and distributing and monitoring those funds; collect data on America's schools and disseminating research; focus national attention on key educational issues, and probit discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.
The Professional Cosmetology Academy is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to disburse Title IV HEA program funds. U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-8520
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF
LICENSING & REGULATION
("TDLR") is the state agency of Texas that is responsible for licensing and regulating a broad range of occupations, businesses, facilities, and equipment in Texas, including Cosmetology, Barbering, and their respective specialty licenses. TPCA is licensed by TDLR and all of our programs meet the state academic and program eligibility requirements for State Licensing.
TPCA is licensed by:
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, Texas 78711
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
American Association of Cosmetology Schools
("AACS") was founded in 1924 as a non-profit educational association to bring together all facets of the cosmetology industry (students, individuals, teachers, and suppliers); to further the education of cosmetology arts & sciences; and to represent the interests of cosmetology institutions and students before Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and state legislatures. TPCA is an active member of AACS.