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5 Reasons You Should Get a Cosmetology Diploma
March 10, 2017 by

From personal to professional, there are many reasons to get a cosmetology diploma.  If you want to work in a fun environment, love staying current on the latest trends in beauty, and have a passion for helping people look and feel their best, getting a cosmetology diploma is a great first step. Still worried that it may not be right for you? Fear not! Read on to find out why getting a cosmetology diploma is an awesome pathway toward a fulfilling career. Take our quiz to find out if a career in cosmetology may be right for you. You love it! The old saying is true: If you love what you do, you
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Alumni Spotlight: ‘Support and Education at MSC Led to Success’
March 2, 2017 by

When Betsy Schafer was looking for a cosmetology school, she said the friendly and welcoming environment was one of the reasons why she chose to attend Minnesota School of Cosmetology. “Talking with the instructors, I was able to see that they were there for the students. The cost of the program, as well as what that consisted of, were also reasons why I chose MSC,” Betsy said. Now more than eight years after graduation, she says the instructors still know her name. Betsy landed a job at Moxie Hair Salon in St. Paul just a few months after she graduated and is currently working there today. Betsy has transitioned to
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MSC Donates 500 Dresses to Help Girls in Need for Prom
February 21, 2017 by

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is giving a big boost to a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to collecting prom dresses and accessories for high school girls who are in need. In January, MSC’s Plymouth location donated more than 500 prom dresses that they gathered to Operation Glass Slipper. The dresses will go to girls who are otherwise unable to attend prom due to difficult or financial family circumstances. “The partnership we have with Operation Glass Slipper has been great! Each time we do a dress drop off you can tell we are making a difference by the excitement of the director, Pam Philipp, when she sees us and all the dresses that people
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MSC Graduates Share Wisdom with Current Students
February 13, 2017 by

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) – Woodbury alumni recently spoke with the current student body at the annual MSC Alumni Panel. The graduation years of the members of the panel ranged from 2008-2016. Our amazing graduates represented a wide variety of salons from all over the Twin Cities area such as La Grande Beauty Spa, Ficocello’s Hair Salon, Cole’s Salon, Sephora, Simonson’s Salon and Spa, Moxie Salon, and European Wax Center. Two of our graduates have recently made their lifetime dreams come true and opened their own salons! Rachel Lentz opened Man Cave Precision Hair in Stillwater and Kerri Wildes is the Co-owner of Alabaster to Onyx Salon in Minneapolis.
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Want To Look Perfect For Prom? Check Out These Prom Trends!
February 7, 2017 by

With prom season coming up, it’s time to start planning your perfect hairstyle and makeup look! Prom is all about creative updos, hair accessories and glamorous eye makeup. Here are some of the most current trends: 1. Braids/twists in updos are by far the biggest trend for prom. Creative braids can be incorporated into an updo or twisted into a crown. To wear your braid down, opt for a fishtail braid or braid in a colored ribbon for a unique twist! 2. Sleek hair always looks polished and glamorous. Try a sleek bump with straight hair or a slicked back super-polished pony. 3. Loose updos are effortless and stylish. Loose
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MSC Partners with Toys for Tots for Successful Drive
January 9, 2017 by

Both Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) locations (Plymouth & Woodbury) were official donation sites for the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign. Anyone who donated a new unwrapped toy for children received $5 off any one service. Thank you to everyone who contributed for helping us give back to our community! We were able to collect more than 125 gifts and sincerely appreciate your help. We also received a large donation from Woodbury High School as well as many of our MSC clients. These gifts helped out so many families and made children of all ages happy! According to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots website, the goal of Toys for
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WATCH: Christmas Hair Ideas
December 19, 2016 by

Stuck on what to do for your do for the season? Whether you are headed to an ugly Christmas sweater party or a family gathering, these styles are easy and sure to be a hit. Watch these tutorials:  

Weird Things That Can Give You Amazing Skin
November 30, 2016 by

Honey This sweet, sticky substance is so good for your skin, it’s kind of crazy. It’s extremely soothing to all skin types and its natural antibacterial properties make it the perfect non-drying spot treatment for breakouts. (Just make sure not to get your hair caught in it.) For best results, go for raw or unpasteurized honey rather than the stuff that comes in a container shaped like a bear. Eggs We don’t recommend that you eat raw eggs (salmonella!), but you should definitely put them on your face. They’re gross to deal with, but an egg white mask is totally worth the effort thanks to the nourishing, toning protein content.
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Gory Makeup at MSC-Plymouth
November 4, 2016 by

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Plymouth students got into the Halloween spirit and used makeup to create realistic-looking wounds. These illusions are quick, inexpensive, and a great way to make Halloween a little bit scarier. The supplies we used to create our wounds were: – Liquid Latex (we got ours here) – Makeup Set (red, yellow, purple, and black – we got ours here) – Liquid Blood (we got ours here) – Corn Flakes Directions to create a gory makeup wound: 1. Use makeup to map out an area of where you want your wound/scar to be. 2. Smooth a layer of liquid latex over the
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Your Poor Pores! Skincare Tips for After Halloween
October 27, 2016 by

It’s Nov. 1, and you won the prize “Best Costume” as a sexy zombie at the hottest Halloween party last night! Your makeup was on point with piles of paint, fake blood and the longest and lushest falsies at the party! Since a lot of costume makeup is formulated differently than everyday cosmetics, your skin is likely going to need a detox. Your poor pores! Here are some tips for your skin when it comes to Halloween.  Again, don’t forget to use a moisturizer. You had a million products on your face and you did a deep clean to remove it. Time to give your skin a hydrating drink! Get every last
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