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Monthly Archives: October 2015

MSC Participates in a Food Drive to Benefit Local Families

During the month of October, Minnesota School of Cosmetology participated in a food drive. Both our Woodbury and Plymouth locations took part. For every 5 items that were donated customers received $10 off of a service, packages excluded. Our Woodbury location is donating the items they receive to Christian Cupboard at Woodbury Lutheran Church. The Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS) provides help for those in need in the Woodbury community. There are times in life such as a job loss or illness that puts you in a situation that you need help. Our goal is to provide food for those families in this type of transitional need. Our Plymouth location is donating the
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Halloween Makeup Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Application

Get gruesomely good results for your upcoming Halloween Party or child’s trick-or-treating adventure. Make the most of the items that you have and create haunting memories. Learn about these makeup tips and techniques for the best Halloween getup ever. Safety Recommendations This special time of the year should be a blast but before application of any new products, you should: Perform a skin test of new products and wait 24 hours for any reactions. This is important for those with sensitive skin or a history of allergies. If a rash develops, clean the area and apply a hydrocortisone cream. If it persists, see your physician. Use approved makeup for the
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MSC Staff Selected for State Board Committee

 After submitting applications to be a part of the Minnesota Theory/State Exam Subject Matter Expert (SME) Committee, both school manager Josh Luhmann-Woodbury and instructor Irene Grossklaus from our Woodbury Campus were selected to participate in the committee.  Josh will be reviewing the school manager, salon manager, and instructor exams and Irene will be reviewing the general cosmetology exam. The focus of the committee will be to review the state board exam content outline, and define the acceptable level of competence required by a new licensee to correctly practice in the field. The team will be especially  focusing on skills and abilities that a competent Cosmetologist, Esthetician, and Nail Technician must
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Top 10 Beauty Gurus on YouTube

I am not a beauty expert, but as the front desk manager at our MSC-Woodbury campus, I have a passion for this industry and am excited to share my suggestions for Top 10 beauty videos on YouTube. I have be honest. I used to color my own hair and never did my makeup. Then I started working for MSC and it really drew my attention to how I presented myself. I still don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I’ve made it my goal for this next year to learn how to do my own makeup by watching YouTube videos. I wanted to see what these vlogs were all about. Could
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MSC Student Awarded TwinWest Foundation Career Path Scholarship

“Don’t wait on your dreams. Just do it!” That is the advice from Minnesota School of Cosmetology student, Kaboa Yang. She is one of 24 adult learners awarded the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce’s Career Path Scholarship during a luncheon on October 6, 2015. The scholarship rewards adult learners who are pursuing career education, particularly those seeking vocational or technical skills. The scholarship creates a win-win situation by helping those who are motivated and passionate achieve the training they need, which in turn helps boost the skilled workforce for local companies. Kaboa definitely has the motivation and passion. In fact, she has known since middle school that she wanted to pursue
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Donate to Coats for Kids and Get Rewarded!

From now until Tuesday, Oct. 20, clients who bring in a new or gently used coat to either Minnesota School of Cosmetology location (Woodbury or Plymouth) will receive $10 off their service (download the coupon). Packages are excluded. Help us collect as many coats as possible! We asked the MSC-Woodbury front desk manager and organizer of the event, Cori Omundson, why participate in a Coats for Kids drive? She had many awesome reasons: Because we live in a state where it is important to make sure that all kids have warm winter wear. The Salvation Army makes sure that the coats that are collected are given to those in need in
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MSC Student Gives Michele Bachmann a New Style and New Look!

Written by Jill Hocking, Campus Director Michele Bachmann, former politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Minnesota School of Cosmetology this week and left with a whole new look and a very big smile! Ms. Bachmann, who represented Minnesota’s 6th congressional district from 2007-2015, has been visiting Minnesota School of Cosmetology in Woodbury for five years.  She is one of our regular clients who continues to give back to higher education and student learning. At Minnesota School of Cosmetology our students study the art of hair, skin and nails for 10-12 months to gain the requirements necessary to become a licensed cosmetologist.  One of the requirements is to perform
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Makeup in Minutes

As a mother of a young child, I have very little time for makeup application in the morning, so I’ve pared down my routine to just minutes. For those of you who have hectic schedules and need to maximize your time in front of the mirror, here are several simple steps to a faster beauty regimen. Step 1: Skin preparation Skin should be prepped before makeup is applied, so I start with a three-in-one cleanser that also tones and exfoliates. This multiuse product not only saves time, it’s easier on your pocketbook. To receive the most benefit, particularly if you use a cleanser with an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) such
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