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Monthly Archives: April 2015

8 Beauty Hacks to Make Getting Ready Easier and Less Expensive

Written by Katie Savior, associate campus director, financial aid director There are dozens of tips, tricks and hacks out there to make the beauty process easier and less expensive. Here we have found the top beauty tips to make your mornings easier while going easy on your wallet! 1. Nobody wants their foundation to look too pale or (gasp!) too orange. Matching your foundation color to your neck, not your cheek, will ensure a much more natural color. 2. Clumpy or dried up mascara? No problem! Add a few drops of eye drops or contact solution to make your mascara like new. 3. Create your own tinted moisturizer for light,
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5 Skin Care Mistakes That Are Aging You

As much as we love the perks of getting older — maturity, wisdom and being comfortable in our own skin — we don’t want our skin to become dull and wrinkly. And while none of us can reverse the one-way ride that is the aging process, we can definitely slow it down. But how much of aging is in the hands of fate and genetics? According to dermatologist Doris Day, “Only about 10 percent of how your skin ages is genetic, so you have a lot of control.” For the 90 percent of aging we can control, here are five skin care mistakes that are aging you.   1.  NOT WEARING SUNSCREEN It’s a beauty tip that is so
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Student Serves as Inspiration to Others

Many Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students lead busy lives, but Rachelle (Shelly) Blackstone stands out. Not only does she attend school full time, but she has recently branded her own makeup line and opened her own salon, all on top of being a mom. Before deciding to pursue her passion for cosmetology, Shelly earned an associate degree at a community college and worked in the medical field for six years. “I knew [hair and makeup] was always what I wanted to do,” says Shelly. “I was almost 30 and decided to drop my full-time career with benefits, move back home with my mom and sell my car to go
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11 Essential Makeup Items for Warm Weather

As the temperatures rise and we spend more time outside, the last thing we want is for our makeup to melt off. Raccoon eyes, oily foundation and smeared lipstick (that has found its way to our teeth) can mimic the look our four-year-old gave us while playing dress-up. We tell her it’s beautiful, but the truth is, it’s just not a good look. So whether we’re hitting the beach this summer or catching rays from the comforts of our own backyard, here are eleven essential summer beauty products, with drugstore and high-end suggestions for each one.   1.  PRIMER Makeup artists share the philosophy of professional painters when it comes to starting the
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What Hair Color Is in for 2015?

Spring is here! The sun is shining and a fresh new batch of beauty trends is in bloom. Are you ready to switch up your style? Here are six of the hottest hair color ideas this season.   1.  TORTOISESHELL The tortoiseshell is predicted to become a popular spring hair color technique, much like the ombré was in 2014. James Corbetter, celebrity colorist, describes the tortoiseshell as: “…warm browns, honeys and ambers just like a tortoiseshell comb. Blondes are more golden, with a few babylights worked into these tones to create the subtle dimension. Think Jessica Alba and brand new mom Blake Lively. I have a lot of clients asking for this!”   2.  MONOTONAL BRUNETTE Are you
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology to Style Hair and Makeup at Shriners Hospital Prom

Students and graduates volunteer to help nearly 50 young patients look and feel their best at annual event Two dozen Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students and graduates will volunteer to do the hair and makeup for nearly 50 attendees at the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities® Prom on Saturday, April 11 at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington, Minn. The annual event is a special night for young patients who are being treated for orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions. This is the fifth year MSC has participated. “We always look forward to enhancing the prom experience for these young people each year,” says Jill Hocking, campus director at
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MSC Faculty Spotlight: Amy Stolber

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 … drumroll please … say hello to Amy Stolber! What made you decide to start a career in the cosmetology industry? I’ve known since I was young I wanted to be a cosmetologist. In fact, I thought I invented the French braid. It’s like knowing you want to be a fire or policeman — you just know you want to help others. I knew I wanted to make people look beautiful because it made me and them feel good. Who doesn’t want
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Creates 2015 Prom Trends for Twin Cities Live

As we enter prom season, high school girls are beginning to think about their dresses, how they will style their hair, do their makeup and polish their nails. Of course, they can’t do any of this without knowing what the hottest trends are for the season. That’s where Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) comes in. On Friday, April 3, Minnesota School of Cosmetology students modeled the latest hair, makeup and nail trends for prom 2015 on KSTP TV’s “Twin Cities Live,” and instructor Donna Dungy explained how viewers can get the styles for themselves, whether they are attending prom or just going out on the town. The three models also
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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Announces Prom 2015 Beauty Trends

Pastel colors, natural waves and bold lips are the season’s top looks Students at Minnesota School of Cosmetology are influenced by the latest runway looks each season to create hair, makeup and nail trends for their clients. For prom season 2015, MSC students, staff and instructors say popular styles include pastel colors, loose, wavy hair and natural-looking makeup with bold accents. Long beach waves and loose updos are popular right now. Lower-placed buns are also a classic look that is back in style. “The long, natural wave look can be achieved through extensions and loose curls using a 2- to 2 ½-inch curling iron,” says Donna Dungy, instructor at Minnesota
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