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Monthly Archives: January 2013

5 Tips to Keep Polish on Your Nails

Ever wonder what works best to keep the polish on your nails?  Did you know that all companies that sell polish in the U.S. have removed the formaldehyde from polish so it is more difficult to stay on?  Here are some great ways to keep your polish on your nails just a little bit longer! 1. Use regular acetone or a polish remover with acetone to remove the natural oils from your nail surface.  It is so important to clean the surface before applying polish because otherwise your polish will not adhere to the surface. 2. Use a product like OPI Chip Skip to place on your nail before you
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Trends in Texture

For the past 10 years, straight, smooth hair ruled popular culture. Now that textured styles are gaining in popularity, people are looking for all kinds of ways to achieve movement and texture in their hair. There is an abundance of techniques to add texture to your hair.  They range from soft sets to chemically changing the structure of your hair.  Products can also take the straight and narrow into soft and wavy with a bit of knowledge and patience. An Iron for Any Occasion There was a time when curling irons came in three sizes. These curling irons were used to make straight hair big, and bangs into sausage rolls.
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Top 5 Makeup Must-Haves For Your Purse!

For me and many other women out there the day is a balancing act of work, kids, running a household and much more. It can be exhausting and being on the go hardly allows for time to re-apply a full face of makeup in between it all, but we still want to look fresh and put together while we run from work, to meetings, to pick up the kids, to dinner out with the girls, to running errands.  Here are the top five makeup products to keep in your purse at all times for a quick touch-up so that you can look fabulous all day–no matter how long it is!
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Behind the Scenes: Holiday Runway Show at AQUA Nightclub

Three students from Minnesota School of Cosmetology volunteered as makeup artists and hairstylists for JD STYLE Group’s Annual Holiday Runway Show, held at AQUA Nightclub in Minneapolis. The runway show featured models with Old Hollywood glamour, complete with red lips, dramatic eyeliner, and the hairstyles of that genre:  dramatic, beautiful wavy hair. They dressed in holiday themed attire, including candy cane stockings and Santa hats. Jessica Dereschuk, CEO of JD Style Group, extensively praised our students for their extraordinary work. “I just wanted to shoot you each a HUGE THANK YOU for your talents & vision behind the scenes!” Jessica said. “Not only do you bring your skills but you bring
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Let’s Dance: Practicing as Makeup Artists for Celebrity Dancers

Three of our amazing Minnesota School of Cosmetology students, Kimberly Hughes, Evea Hermann and Bobbie Bednar volunteered as hair and makeup artists for celebrity dancers who participated in a local celebrity dance competition called “Let’s Dance.” The Let’s Dance event is held annually at the beautiful Saint Paul Hotel to benefit CornerHouse, an organization that ensures children’s voices are heard and understood in cases of alleged abuse. According to the CornerHouse website, “CornerHouse hears the voices of approximately 500 children each year when conducting forensic interviews and medical examinations of children who have reported sexual abuse, witnessed violent crime or who may have been otherwise victimized.” Rut Newman, volunteer and
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Cosmetology Career Prep: Students Give Manicures to Seniors

Minnesota School of Cosmetology students and their instructor shared their cosmetology skills and passion for giving back by volunteering to give manicures for the residents of the Woodbury Senior Living Health Care Center. While lifting the spirits of the residents, the students also received hands-on experience to prepare them for their future careers in the salon industry. According to the Woodbury Senior Living website, Woodbury Health Care Center offers residents advanced care in a comfortable setting. Many of these residents need round-the-clock assistance and medical attention. MSC students were able to provide a wellness-focused service to these clients while engaging with them in friendly, cross-generational conversation. Kathy Dunleavy, campus director
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