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How to Personalize Your Skincare Regimen
November 16, 2018 by

Sorting through the tips and guides to healthy, vibrant skin can be exhausting. Everyone seems to have a regimen they swear by or a product they can’t wait to tell you about. The problem is, these tips and tutorials can’t take your individuality into account. So, while others may have similar issues, struggles or advantages, it is ultimately up to you to figure out the best approach to your skincare regimen. So rather than giving you even more specific tips and tricks that may or may not apply to you, let’s help you find the right approach to skincare for you by giving you some things to keep in mind.
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Questions to Prepare for a Massage Therapist Interview

As a recent graduate in Massage Therapy, you have a wealth of opportunities to land an entry-level position as a massage therapist at a local spa or franchise. Skilled massage therapists are in high demand, so don’t be surprised when you start getting calls for interviews! Prepare for Common Questions at Your Interview Here are a few common questions you may be asked at an entry-level massage therapist interview. Keep in mind that the interview process varies from employer to employer, so this is not a definitive list. Question #1: What Massage School Did You Attend? Massage therapy franchises and spas require therapists to be trained and licensed to perform
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Minnesota Cosmetology Licensing Exams Part 2: Chapter 155A
November 8, 2018 by

The second part of the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology Licensing Exam focuses on statutes and rules. The first half of the exam is about Chapter 155A and the second half of the exam is about  Chapter 2105. Part 3 of the blog series will tackle Chapter 2105 statutes and rules as compiled by the Minnesota Board of Cosmetology. Cosmetology State Examination This exam consists of 35 questions. You have 1 hour to complete this section. The Cosmetology State Examination focuses on general information about the Minnesota statutes, licensing, practice requirements, and enforcement. The Chapter 155A statutes focus on definitions, board purpose and responsibilities and cosmetologist licensing. This section also focuses
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6 Skills Needed to be a Successful Nail Technician
November 2, 2018 by

Nail art is growing thanks to social media and magazines full of inspirational images of nail styles and colors. Nail art ranges from understated designs to the extravagantly elaborate. This means that being a successful nail technician requires varying qualities and skills. This is especially true if a nail technician has goals of celebrity clients and high-paying jobs. Interpersonal skills nail technicians need to succeed include communication, reliability, and leadership. A nail technician will also need technical skills to succeed. These skills include the ability to spot trends, be precise, and great concentration. With these skills and the foundation built from a cosmetology program, nail technicians will be set up
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Manicures & Pedicures: Tools of the Trade

Are you interested in becoming a nail technician? If so, you will want to buff up on the tools and products nail technicians use to perform a manicures and pedicures. A manicure or pedicure is a service that keeps the nails and skin of the hands and feet in healthy condition. This may mean smoothing calloused skin on your feet, as well as maintaining the cuticles of your hands. Adding proper oils and shaping nails helps keep them strong. Services also include a light massage or gentle muscle stretching that accompanies manicures and pedicures. Manicures and pedicures are a great way to keep your nails and skin healthy. Our hands
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Halloween at Minnesota School of Cosmetology
October 30, 2018 by

Halloween at Minnesota School of Cosmetology At Minnesota School of Cosmetology campuses, cosmetology students scared up a good time decorating their mannequins for the campus Halloween Mannequin Contest. Both campuses are celebrating Halloween in their own way, making sure it is fabulous every step of the way. From scary to stunning, Minnesota School of Cosmetology students unleashed their creativity to showcase their cosmetology talents. Students used nail polish, implements, Halloween décor, florals and styling products to create their styles. Voting was open to all students at their respective campus. Mannequins were voted on by MSC students, with winners announced the week of Halloween. Winners at the Plymouth campus received a
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Prenatal & Postpartum Massage: Massage for the Mind, Body & Spirit
October 29, 2018 by

In 2016, there were almost 4 million babies born in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With so many children being born, there is a growing need for massage therapists that have prenatal and postpartum massage training. Prenatal massage is a technique involving deep bodywork to improve circulation, take strain off muscles and joints, and help during prenatal and postpartum pregnancy phases. Massage therapy can help minimize the discomforts of pregnancy. Prenatal and postnatal massage can help by relieving back strain, headaches and ease postpartum stress. There are prenatal massage guidelines that a massage therapist should abide by to ensure safe sessions. Prenatal
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Historical Hairstyles: From Victorian Times to Today
October 25, 2018 by

Hairstyles, much like other fashion and beauty trends, have had a historical impact over time. Regardless of gender or style, hair makes a statement about your style. Not only does your hair hint at self-care and hygiene habits, but also showcases your personality. You can learn a lot about someone by just looking at their hairstyle, including its historical context. Each era has its own iconic hairstyles, allowing many old photographs to be dated based on hair itself! Here is hairstyles have changed throughout the years. Victorian Historical Hairstyles During the Victorian era, hairdressers became popular as women took interest in getting their hair styled professionally. Middle parts were all
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Exciting Career Options for Cosmetologists and Hairstylists
October 15, 2018 by

Attending a vocational school to be a cosmetologist or hairstylist is only the beginning. With a little experience you may work on a movie set, as a personal stylist, working with beauty brands or fashion magazines. Many cosmetologists and hairstylists end up working in different and exciting roles. If you are considering learning to become a cosmetologist or hairstylist, you will find there are many exciting career options to consider. On-Set Hair or Makeup Hairstylists and cosmetologists play an important role in film and television. Cosmetologists can get hired to work on the set of a movie or TV show. In this job, cosmetologists and hairstylists prepare the actors for
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Making A Career Change to Massage Therapy
October 3, 2018 by

Making a career change is never an easy decision. When you have wonderful mentors and peers encourage you, the journey becomes a breeze. LeAnn Balmanno is a recent Massage Therapist graduate who made a career change that changed her life forever. LeAnn made the decision in early 2018 to follow her dreams. While working as a Guest Service Media Coordinator at John Joseph Salon, she became familiar with the massage therapist on site and wanted to learn more.  LeAnn would always tell her fellow co-workers that she was interested in massage therapy, but was told she was too outgoing and bubbly to be in the field.  For the longest time
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