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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Where Are They Now? 5 Questions for MSC Graduate Brooke Reardon

Written by Mindy Meyer, career services coordinator  Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s (MSC) primary mission is to produce employable graduates into the cosmetology industry. Since we are a career college, our number one goal is for all graduates to be successful in their field! We were happy to interview our MSC-Woodbury alumni Brooke Reardon who graduated in 2012 and works at Regis Salon. We love hearing graduate success stories! Describe your career path before graduation from MSC? I was in my senior year of high school when I decided to attend MSC. I had been accepted to a few different colleges but wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my
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Faculty Spotlight: Angie Durkee

One of the many reasons that Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) stands out from the rest is the amazing instructors we have on campus. We’ll introduce you to one of them here. Angie Durkee teaches a wide variety of courses at MSC-Plymouth, and we thought you should get to know her.  What made you decide to start a career in the cosmetology industry? I chose cosmetology because a cousin of mine took me under her wing and taught me how to do my makeup and style my hair. It really boosted my low self-esteem, and I wanted to be able to help others feel good about themselves, like she had
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Partners with Great Clips to Support Children’s Hospital

MINNESOTA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY PARTNERS WITH GREAT CLIPS TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL College to donate proceeds from Cut-a-thon to hospital’s School Re-entry Program MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 24, 2014) – Minnesota School of Cosmetology will partner with Great Clips for its annual Cut-a-thon to offer donation haircuts Sept. 26-27 at its Woodbury and Plymouth campuses. All proceeds from haircuts on those days will be donated to the School Re-entry Program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. The program, which is funded by Great Clips, was established in 1983 and helps children and teens with challenging medical problems address issues of returning to school. Specialists help decrease classmates’ fears, model appropriate, respectful
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What You Need to Know as a Minnesota School of Cosmetology Student

If you’ve enrolled at the Minnesota School of Cosmetology, this is an exciting time for you! And there are plenty of things to know as you prepare for school. The first thing you can expect and anticipate is a welcoming environment. The MSC community, including students, instructors and staff, get excited to see other creative and motivated people on campus. So, let’s rundown what we have in store for you.   Orientation Your first experience as a new student will be New Student Orientation. The overall goal of New Student Orientation is to take care of the details as much as possible so you will be more comfortable and ready for
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What to Do Between Enrollment and Your First Day at Minnesota School of Cosmetology

If you’ve enrolled at Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC), you might have a few days or a few weeks before your first day. Either way, there are plenty of things you can do to better prepare yourself for success. Here, we’ll run down a few opportunities you have to get ready for cosmetology school and hit the ground running! Research the Industry Before you get started at MSC, it makes sense to do some industry research. Check out fashion magazines for the latest trends. Read up on hair, nail and skin techniques. Search for beauty blogs on the internet. “Like” your favorite industry magazines on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Check
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Woodbury Royal Family Visits MSC

During the Woodbury Days summer festival, Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students were privileged to perform hairstyles for members of Woodbury Ambassadors Royal Family prior to the coronation. To form the perfect updo hair styles, the cosmetology students created cascades of curls and stylish braids, and neatly positioned the hair with bobby pins. According to the Woodbury Days website, “The mission of the Ambassadors is to make a difference in the community in which they live, encouraging the development and education of young women, and relationships with all ages. Along with the Woodbury Days Council, they represent a community of dedicated people striving to make the city a more friendly and wonderful place to live.” Terri Steigauf, Woodbury
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5 Things You Need to Know About Life at Cosmetology School

You’re probably getting excited to begin your time at Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC). It’s a big step in your journey toward a career in the beauty industry. Sure, you’ll learn how to cut, color and style hair, do manicures and pedicures, provide spa treatments and much, much more! But as you prepare for your first day at MSC, there are a few things you should know about life at cosmetology school. 1. Friends are important A very exciting part of cosmetology school is making new friends. You’ll be working together in the salon studio, experiencing the same things and learning together. Friendships are vital. In addition to making class
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5 Reasons to Check Out Minnesota School of Cosmetology

Looking for a fun and exciting place to help you take your career to new places? Check out Minnesota School of Cosmetology, which has a long tradition of giving students the training they need to land a job in the beauty industry. We offer a comprehensive program in which you will be trained in the areas of hair, skin, nails and makeup. With convenient locations in Woodbury and Plymouth, MSC can give you the skills you need to help people look and feel their best! Plus, students can complete the program in as few as 10 months with full-time, year-round enrollment. Here are five reasons why you should consider MSC.
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