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Monthly Archives: February 2014

MSC Cosmetology Students Enter the High Fashion World

Recently, the Minnesota School of Cosmetology students experienced firsthand the world of high fashion. A total of 17 students and two instructors participated in the University of Minnesota’s College of Design Align fashion show. The day’s preparation started at 11:00 a.m. where the students first met with the models and the designers to go over the “creative vision” for the hair and makeup. Next, the students were given a tight deadline to complete the look and get the models camera ready for the photo shoot. The cosmetology students loved working with the designers to see their vision come to reality and complete the high fashion look. Here are just some
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Cosmetology Students Team with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters visited Minnesota School Cosmetology (MSC) in Woodbury, Minn., to be educated about cosmetology and how healthy appearance affects self-esteem. The MSC Student Council taught a class to the “bigs” (adult mentors) and the “littles” (young girls) about hair care, skin care, and nail care. Afterwards, the eight young girls paired with our student stylists to receive a complimentary haircut, style, makeup or manicure. Many of the girls had never been pampered at a salon before, and they felt very beautiful and special. After the event, MSC student, Melissa Martin, exclaimed, “That was awesome! I got a chance to talk the ‘bigs’ and ‘littles’ one-on-one, and they
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Salon Reality: Cosmetology Students “Get Paid” to Learn

Students at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) will be making “money” hand over fist in the month of February! Participating in an educational experience called Salon Reality, MSC students will be treating school like a real salon. School Manager, Angie Durkee, created Salon Reality to prepare our students for employment after graduation and to show them the value of the work that they do. The goal of Salon Reality is to show students that their hard work and dedication can really pay off. Broken up into five mock salons, students will compete with one another to see which business will have the highest retail sales for the month. Using the business
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Students Create Looks for Timberwolves Dancers Fifth Annual Fashion Show

In a narrow, crowded hallway in the basement of Seven Ultralounge in downtown Minneapolis, 14 Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students, two instructors, 13 Minnesota Timberwolves dancers and a few others improvise to create a mobile salon. They are prepping for the Fifth Annual Timberwolves Dancers Fashion Show, for which MSC students were selected to do the hair and makeup for the dancers, who serve as the models. The show, produced by JD Style Group, helps sponsor local nonprofit youth groups to attend a charity event held in the spring. “Minnesota School of Cosmetology has worked with JD Style Group in the past, and they asked us to participate in
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