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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Minnesota School of Cosmetology Invites Public to 5th Annual National Night Out Event

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) invites the community to its fifth annual National Night Out celebration at its Woodbury campus and inaugural event at its Plymouth location on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. This free event provides the entire community a safe and fun way for families to come together, meet neighbors and engage with local business owners. Last year’s event at our Woodbury location drew close to 350 people. The event will feature a bouncy house, face painting, crazy hair dos, games, food and much more. Kids will even have an opportunity to get their picture taken with a prince and princess at our Plymouth location. Adults
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Guide to Skin Tone and Hair Color

A dye job can completely transform everything from your appearance to your perspective on life. The wrong color, however, can make you appear tired, while also drawing attention to any blemishes or imperfections you may have. Ideally, your color selection will be guided by your natural skin tone. Determining Your Skin Tone Determining your skin tone can be surprisingly difficult, as its classification is largely directed by undertones not always evident to the naked eye. If you have very fair skin, freckles, and blue or green eyes with few golden flecks, you probably have a cool skin tone. Cool skin tone is also likely if you burn to a crisp
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Pampering Young People: Shriner’s Hospital Prom

Shriners Hospital for Children®  Twin Cities hosted a very special prom for their young patients, and Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) – Woodbury students were privileged to volunteer as the hairstylists, nail technicians and makeup artists. Forty-four young people had their hair, makeup and nails done by our students at this remarkable event, held at the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington, Minnesota. Shriners Hospital for Children® – Twin Cities focuses on treating children with orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions in a kid-friendly environment designed to help make them feel comfortable. Every member of the Shriners staff is focused on providing the highest quality care for the child and the family. This was the 6th Annual Shriner’s
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MSC – Plymouth Helps Send Meals to Ecuador for Day of Service

On Friday, June 17, 2016, from noon-2 p.m., 10 Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth staff members volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids as part of Globe Education Network’s annual Community Service Day. We were very excited to participate in this event and had a lot of fun as we packed nutritious meals for people in need. As a team, MSC-Plymouth staff members were able to pack 25 boxes, each containing 36 food packets. Our volunteer work accomplished: • 25 Boxes Packed • 5,400 Meals • 14 Children Fed For One Year Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers to hand-pack meals. The meals are
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Anti-Aging Tips and Tricks

As each year passes, you work hard to maintain a youthful perspective on life. Unfortunately, sun exposure, diet, and the natural aging process all conspire to make you look a lot older than you feel. Thankfully, it’s never too late to turn the clock back a few years. These helpful hints will allow you to maintain a more youthful visage: Daily Sunscreen Sunlight exposure is one of the chief causes of premature skin aging. Most people are smart enough to apply ample sunscreen while hanging out at the beach, but daily application is not a common phenomenon. Daily use of a high-SPF sunscreen is imperative, however, as sun exposure can
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Career Advice from MSC: Places to Work as a Cosmetologist

From salons to movie sets, cosmetologists work in a wide array of environments. Due to the versatility of their work, it is imperative that they gain practical experience with a variety of hair and makeup styles. The ability to work efficiently and effectively in high-pressure situations is also a bonus. Detailed below are a few of the bestplaces to work as a cosmetologist: Salons Most cosmetology careers begin in the salon, where cosmetologists tackle everything from manicures to hairstyles, to prom makeup. Salon work can be deeply satisfying, as cosmetologists are able to witness first-hand the confidence boost that their efforts give clients. Mobile services for bridal parties Wedding hair
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MSC – Woodbury Staff Volunteer at Tubman Center

Each year, the Minnesota School of Cosmetology closes the school for a day and participates in an organized volunteer opportunity. For our 2016 annual community service project on Friday June 17, 2016, MSC-Woodbury staff members volunteered at Tubman in Maplewood. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education. Tubman is the state’s largest provider of domestic violence services, with over 20 percent of all Minnesota shelter beds for women and children experiencing family violence. Twelve Minnesota School of Cosmetology volunteers organized Tubman’s clothing store called Harriet’s Closet, sorted clothes, and created clothing and accessory displays. They
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