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Minnesota School of Cosmetology and Operation Glass Slipper Make Prom Season a Little Brighter

College partners with organization to help girls in need by serving as prom accessory donation site Minnesota School of Cosmetology is collecting prom item donations in partnership with Operation Glass Slipper, an organization that provides prom dresses and accessories to girls who otherwise may not have the funds to attend. Both Minnesota School of Cosmetology campuses, located in Woodbury and Plymouth, are collecting dresses, shoes, jewelry, purses and other accessories. All donations will be given to Operation Glass Slipper to provide to students in need at its Princess Event, when students who have been nominated are able to get everything they need for prom. This year’s event is March 14-15
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Shows How to Wear Oscar-Winning Hair and Makeup Looks on Twin Cities Live

By: Brittney Klingl The Oscars is undoubtedly the biggest night in Hollywood. Hundreds of A-listers gather in one room to honor each other’s performances over the last year, and dozens of news outlets are in attendance to document the star-studded night. Almost as high-profile as the award nominees, presenters and winners themselves are their fashion choices. The dresses, tuxedos, hair and makeup styles are buzzed about for days leading up to, during and after the event. It may be hard to picture yourself sporting these red carpet looks, but on Tuesday, Feb. 24, Minnesota School of Cosmetology showed Twin Cities Live viewers how to create award-winning hair and makeup styles
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Where Are They Now? 9 Questions for MSC Graduate Jennifer Hawes

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-Plymouth alumna Jennifer Hawes who graduated in 2014. We love hearing graduate success stories!  What are you up to now? I had three job offers when I graduated, and I am currently working at two of them! One full-service Aveda salon, and one upscale nail salon. The people, new friends and the money are awesome! What was your career path before graduating from Minnesota School of Cosmetology? Before
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Shows Appreciation to Military with Free Haircuts

College offers complimentary service to veterans and members of the military every Wednesday Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) is proud to be a military-friendly school by offering free haircuts to veterans and military members every week on Wednesday. MSC has two campuses in the Twin Cities, located in Woodbury and Plymouth, which together estimate they have given approximately 300 free haircuts to military members over the past two years. “We are so thankful for our local military members and veterans, some of whom attend or have family members who attend our schools,” says Elaine Vandenburgh, campus director for Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth. “Offering complimentary haircut services is just a small
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Alumna Appreciates Supportive, Welcoming Atmosphere at Minnesota School of Cosmetology

When Tiffani Rhodes first visited Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC), she instantly knew it was where she wanted to be. The warm and welcoming atmosphere and friendly instructors made her feel very comfortable, and Tiffani says her decision to enroll at MSC was life-changing. “It’s a great environment that is very fun and open,” she explains. “The people there become more like family. They care about your education, and you can tell. [The instructors] make you feel very comfortable with them and are there for you when you need most. I definitely look up to them.” Tiffani says her instructors were supportive as well as realistic when it came to
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Students Style Hair and Makeup for University of Minnesota 47th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show

Students to provide hair and makeup looks to accompany clothing designs for U of M senior showcase Students from the Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) in Woodbury, Minn., will style the hair and makeup for 16 models walking in the University of Minnesota (U of M) College of Design 47th Annual Apparel Design Fashion Show. The runway show, entitled “Revel,” serves as the Apparel Design class of 2015 senior showcase, during which 13 students will present their collections as a summary of their degree at the U of M College of Design. Minnesota School of Cosmetology students began providing the hair and makeup styles for this show five years ago,
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Tips for Cosmetology Student Loan Repayment

Written by Katie Savior, associate campus director/financial aid director So you have graduated from Minnesota School of Cosmetology and you are working in your dream salon. Now it’s time to start paying back your student loans. Here are some tips on how to stay on top of the process, and what to do if troubles arises.  Communicate with your loan servicer Communication is key when it comes to student loan repayment. You will want to keep in contact with your loan servicer and make your loan payments on time every month. Contact your loan servicer when you: need help making your monthly payments graduate withdraw from school change your name, address, or
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Advice from an MSC Grad

By: Brittney Klingl While still in school, it might be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But with hard work and determination, you WILL get there! It’s important to soak it all in and learn as much as possible so that you will be successful in your career. Take it from someone who has been there herself, 2013 MSC graduate Chantel Jonas. Chantel was given some important advice when she first started at MSC and says she tried to follow it as closely as she could: Take every client the front desk gives you. “Without hesitation, without whining. When you don’t have anything to do,
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