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Where are they now? 8 Questions for MSC Graduate Miranda Hills

Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s (MSC) primary mission is to produce employable graduates for 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 Miranda Hills who graduated in 2013. We love hearing graduate success stories! 1. What was your career path before graduating from Minnesota School of Cosmetology? Before attending MSC, I worked from home as a graphic designer. I always had a passion for the beauty industry but wasn’t able to commit to the time requirement with my children at home with me. Once they started school, I
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Represented at State Capitol

By: Jill Hocking On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students, campus director Jill Hocking and instructor Donna Dungy represented MSC at the State Capitol in regard to the S.F. No. 223 (Champion) cosmetology apprentice program. S.F. No. 223 (Champion) cosmetology apprentice program is a bill for an act proposing the right to qualify for state licensure to become a cosmetologist simply by completing an apprenticeship program consisting of approximately 3,000 hours of training in a salon setting under a licensed cosmetologist, rather than attending an educational institution. “Preparing for the session was very educational, but the knowledge the students and I gained once we entered the
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Graduate Turned Salon Manager Says She Wouldn’t Be Where She Is without Minnesota School of Cosmetology

When Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) alumna Leniesa Williams learned how to round-brush hair when she first started at MSC, she says she didn’t like it and thought she wasn’t good at it. Now, she is the salon manager at Blast Blow Dry Bar in downtown Minneapolis and is using the skills she learned on a daily basis. “I do hair, makeup and waxing. I have request clients every day, and I love doing what I do,” says Leniesa. Leniesa still speaks to her instructors who helped her realize her full potential in the cosmetology industry. “I loved the instructors. [They] really cared whether or not I knew the material
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MSC Cosmetologists Working the Runway: REVEL 2015 Fashion Show

Up-and-coming apparel designers showed off their fashion designs at University of Minnesota REVEL 2015 Fashion Show while our up-and-coming Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) cosmetology students exhibited their hair and makeup talents. Kate Lerette, style reporter for Minnesota Monthly, said “through a variety of avenues and vast array of interests, it was a one-of-a-kind fashion show filled with innovation, talent, and dedication.” We are very proud of the MSC students that volunteered to do hair and makeup for the fashion show models. Working under pressure backstage is never easy, but our student stylists managed with the greatest of ease and determination. Many beautiful hair and makeup styles were created to enhance
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MSC Alumna Hired Before She Graduated, Thanks to Hands-On Training

Vyset Koumalasy is a nail technician at A La Mode Boutique and Nail Spa in Edina, Minn., a position she landed before she graduated from Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC). “The program (at Minnesota School of Cosmetology) definitely prepared me for this career. It’s very hands-on,” Vyset explains. Students at MSC learn to perfect hair, nail and skin care techniques through both theory and lab, and clinical hours. Vyset enjoyed the immediate hands-on experience she got working on manikins and fellow classmates, and eventually clients. Vyset originally chose to attend the MSC campus in Plymouth, Minn., because it was brand new, but her instructors were far from beginners in the
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