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Monthly Archives: July 2013

New Externship to Interview Program Gives Students a Cut Above

At Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC), we understand that finding the right stylists to join a salon team can be difficult. That’s why MSC has teamed up with Wella Professionals to offer Wella Global Elite salons a chance to interact with excelling MSC candidates, which could lead to new employment opportunities for both the salon and the student. Taking part in this student externship program gives students: Quality time with professional stylists and broadens their relationship with local salons. The opportunity to increase their technical and professional skills, as well as network with some of the finest salons. Increased outreach opportunities as new stylists who may be interested in joining
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Mixing Cosmetology with Cabaret at Woodbury High School

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students volunteered to be hair and makeup artists for the Woodbury High School Annual Spring Cabaret. The solo performers in the cabaret had the luxury of having their hair professionally styled and their makeup precisely applied for this extraordinary event. Daryl Timmer, Director of Choirs at Woodbury High School (WHS), stated, “Thanks again for coordinating the hair and makeup for our Cabaret show.  The kids loved it.  It was fun to watch the makeovers and catch up with [former WHS student and MSC graduate] Jolene Wenneson.” Jolene Wenneson was the mastermind behind this Minnesota School of Cosmetology service learning project. She explained, “In high school,
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Wedding Trends for Today’s Brides: Remember Your Nails!

We all think about that special day.  Every detail has to be nailed down and be so very perfect.  Then it hits you—oh my, I forgot my about my nails! Try not to wait until the last minute!  First of all, you should always be caring for your nails by getting regular manicures, keeping hydrated with water, taking vitamins, and minimizing overall damage. When it comes to your wedding, you want your hands to shine when you get your pictures done.  They always look so pretty with that new ring on the finger and threaded with your new spouse’s hand.  Today’s brides are really not much different than traditional brides—they take
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14 Back-to-School Fashion Trends

Just when we finally get some summer-like weather, it’s hard to believe that school is just around the corner again! Irene Grossklaus, an instructor at Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Woodbury, shares the cool trends that are hot this fall to make your wardrobe fun and functional for your first day back. Prints, textures and patterns are here in big way – You’ll be seeing head-to-toe patterned and textured looks. Abstract, ikat, plaids, stripes, dots and more. If you want to try the look, add a plaid or tribal top and add a solid pant. You might also consider a patterned accessory such as a plaid purse, scarf or even a patterned flat.
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Don’t Get Burned By Your Sunscreen – 7 Rules for Skin Health

In December 2012 the FDA’s final regulations went into effect, making sunscreen effectiveness more reliable, but the rules of the game have changed. According to, “One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life. A person’s risk for melanoma also doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns at any age.” So how do we protect ourselves? RULE #1-The USFDA has now labeled sunscreen as an over the counter drug. Sunscreen offers a health claim and is now viewed as an OTC drug. This makes for a more accurate product now that it is regulated. If
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How to Make the Most of Your Next Makeover

When you see a need for change in your life it may be as simple as a beauty makeover.  Makeovers are a great way to cheer yourself up, diminish boredom, and simply make yourself feel good about how you look.  It may sound superficial, but let’s face it: feeling beautiful plays a major role in self-confidence. First things first, figure out what you want to change.  Is it your hair and skin? Maybe you need a new wardrobe.  Make a list and begin making changes. Most importantly don’t forget the before picture!  Following are some considerations for a beauty overhaul.  Haircut – When choosing a new hairstyle there are many
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