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Making Beauty Eco-Friendly: A Cosmetology Guide
September 24, 2018 by

The beauty industry is dedicated to helping people look and feel beautiful every day. Beauty salons require the consumption of a great deal of energy and water.  There are however no reasons beauty professionals can’t help support the natural beauty of the planet. A growing number of consumers are demanding eco-friendly businesses, and more companies are taking responsible steps that support sustainability as they recognize the need to be more eco-conscious. In addition to helping the planet, this approach can improve a company’s bottom line. Going Green Costs More Money? No! One of the biggest misconceptions is that going green will cost more money. It is not just buying sustainable
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Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exams Part 1: Cosmetology General Theory Exam
September 11, 2018 by

Ready to get your cosmetologist license? Time to study for the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam. There are a few different exams depending on which part of cosmetology you intend to become licensed in. The Cosmetologist Combo Exam includes general theory, state regulations exam ad written practical exam. Other combo exams include nail technician, esthetician, eyelash extension, salon manager and school manager. These exams are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. A passing score on all tests is 75%. Cosmetology General Theory Examination This Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing: Cosmetology General Theory Exam consists of 110 questions and you are given 2 hours to complete. Not only is this
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What an Esthetician Does Day-to-Day
August 20, 2018 by

Are you interested in learning what esthiology is, how estheticians helps their clients, what an esthetician does day-to-day, where estheticians work and how to become a licensed esthetician? The job outlook for estheticians is bright and projected to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The growth in the demand for quick facials and the increase in baby boomers that want to reduce the signs of aging, points to a growing demand for highly trained estheticians. Both men and women are looking for ways to reduce stress, increase relaxation and improve well-being. A highly trained and experienced esthetician can help. What is
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What it Takes to Be a Successful Massage Therapist
August 9, 2018 by

Interested in becoming a massage therapist in as little as 5 months with full time enrollment? While attending a vocational school and taking a massage therapy training program, students learn Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, and sports massage therapy. But first, what does a massage therapist do on a day-to-day basis and what skills will make them successful? What a Massage Therapist Does According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists treat clients by using touch to massage the muscles and soft tissues of the body. Massage therapists relieve acute and chronic pain, help heal sports injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress and aid
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10 Skills of Highly Successful Hairstylists
August 2, 2018 by

Do you like to talk about different hairstyling techniques with your friends? Think you may have some of the skills to become a hairstylist? Attending a cosmetology school will help you build a foundation of skills to become a highly successful hairstylist. Learn what a hairstylist does and the skills to be a highly successful hairstylist. What Does a Hairstylist Do? Hairstylists offer a wide range of hair services, such as shampooing, cutting, coloring, and styling, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hairstylists manage records of products provided to clients and take payments for services. Hairstylists also keep records of salon products, so the client can continue to
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Five Tips to Help Hairstylists Sell Salon Products
July 27, 2018 by

If your hair salon shelves are loaded with salon products that aren’t selling, you might need to change your sales strategy — or better yet, change the focus of your sales pitch so that it’s more about the customer than the product. According to the latest Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study released from Professional Consultants & Resources, US salon services and product sales reached revenues of $63 billion in 2017, representing an increase of two percent over the previous year. The study also said that approximately 257,000 US salons (and barbershops) sell salon haircare products. For many salon owners, however, the most interesting statistics are those that reveal which products
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9 Reasons to Attend a Cosmetology School
July 24, 2018 by

Do you like to help your friends with their hair styles or make-up? Do you want to learn more about attending a cosmetology school? There are many reasons to attend a cosmetology school. Students can graduate from cosmetology programs in under a year Smaller classes with more one on one attention from the instructor The program offers a focused curriculum Learn specialties within cosmetology Hands-on training prepares you for the workforce There is a strong demand for cosmetologists You’ll have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives It is fun and exciting to stay on trend learning new styles Cosmetology schools may offer on-going career services to help
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Instructor Appointed to MN Board of Cosmetology
May 22, 2018 by

Written by Lindsay Cooley Recently, Minnesota School of Cosmetology instructor, Donna Dungy, was appointed to the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology.  Everyone at our school is proud of Donna’s accomplishments.  Here is a little more about her and her journey in the cosmetology field. About Donna Dungy: Cosmetology instructor and so much more Donna Dungy has been in the cosmetology industry for over thirty years as a cosmetologist, salon owner, instructor, and was most recently appointed the newest board member with the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology as the Private School Instructor Member.  The Minnesota Board of Cosmetology feels that Donna Dungy offers an expertise and perspective that will add great value
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Stylist Tip: 3 Easy Steps to an Audrey Hepburn Look
May 8, 2018 by

Stylist Tip: Classic Hollywood At the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, our students and stylists are always providing stylist tips to their clients.  For that classic old Hollywood look, there is no better icon than Audrey Hepburn.  Try the three easy steps below to give yourself that classic look!  If you’re a stylist, this is a great cheat sheet to have the next time one of your clients wants to try something different. Iconic Hair Audrey loved to keep her hair off her neck to help elongate her features.  Try a simple French twist with a slight bouffant.  Or a classic, neat bun high on the head, like she sported in
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Week 1: What Happens in our Massage Therapy Short-term Certificate Program?
March 9, 2018 by

  When people hear “short-term certificate,” it is not always clear if everyone is talking about the same thing.  The massage therapy certificate program at Minnesota School of Cosmetology is a 5-month program designed to get students trained in the skills needed to practice massage therapy.   Recently, our current class completed their first week of courses.  Our massage therapy program chairs at our Woodbury and Plymouth campuses, Denise Radcliffe and Diana Oberg, gave some insight into what our students were already doing by the end of week one.   What was the class able to start doing during week 1?   We started learning about the body- body systems,
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