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Carnival Hair and Face Painting at Bailey Elementary

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC)-Woodbury students were delighted to volunteer at the Bailey Elementary Carnival, doing crazy carnival hair and face painting for the kids. Bailey Elementary’s Carnival is the school’s second largest fundraiser that includes all-inclusive wristbands for games, a silent auction,and the raffle drawings. Great prizes are donated by the Bailey PTA and local businesses in the Woodbury area. But the highlight of the carnival for the elementary students was getting their hair colored bright colors with glitter and having their face painted like cute puppies or awesome superheroes! Our amazing volunteer students showed off their cosmetology creativity by doing a variety of hairstyles and , everyoneface painting for the
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MSC Partners with 10-year-old Rhuin Eisley to Collect Charity Donations at Night to Unite Event

Hundreds of people gathered at Minnesota School of Cosmetology’s Woodbury and Plymouth campuses for its fifth annual National Night Out celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. The idea behind the event is to provide the entire community a safe and fun way for families to come together, meet neighbors and engage with local business owners. Just over 100 people attended Plymouth’s inaugural event and close to 200 enjoyed the fun at Woodbury. There was something for everyone; a bouncy house, face painting, crazy hair dos, games, food and much more. MSC also welcomed special guest, 10-year-old Rhuin Eisley, of south Minneapolis. She has a mission to feed hungry children in the metro. Her story has been shared
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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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Minnesota School of Cosmetology Spring Fashion Show

Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Plymouth hosted their 3rd annual Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, May 14, and Monday, May 16. This year’s theme was “Behind the Mask,” and featured looks inspired by Harlequin, Masquerade, Carnevale, and Mardi Gras. MSC fashion shows are set up as a reverse career fair. Students create inspiration boards with their before and after photos as well as what inspired their overall look, and salon employers and recruiters are able to meet and greet MSC students. We encourage our students to have resumes available to hand out to the industry professionals who attend the show. After the show, we gave the salons and industry professionals
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MSC Saves the Day: Hearts for Fashion Show

Hearts for Fashion is an event that provides a stylish fashion show, as well as education on heart disease.  This event features student and professional designers who create unique informative designs of the Go Red for Women campaign while expressing how they have been personally affected by heart disease. At the last minute, the event coordinators for the Hearts for Fashion show at the Mall of America were in need of cosmetologists! Instructors and students from Minnesota School of Cosmetology came to the rescue and were the on-site hair and makeup artists for the models. Chairwomen Angela Hinkley was extremely grateful for the help from Minnesota School of Cosmetology. “Thank
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Giving Back to Local Families

In honor of Mother’s Day and to serve a female population that is often overlooked, students at Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Woodbury voluntarily gave haircuts, styles and manicures to residents of Tubman, a local family crisis center. According to their website, Tubman helps women, men, youth and families who have experienced relationship violence, elder abuse, addiction, sexual exploitation or other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, mental and chemical health counseling, elder abuse resources, youth programming and community education, including public information campaigns to provide community members the information and support they need to get help or give help. The Minnesota School
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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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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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4 Things I Learned from Salon Visits

By Jeff Bishop, career services coordinator My name is Jeff Bishop and I’m the career services coordinator at Minnesota School of Cosmetology-Plymouth. I have been with MSC since our Plymouth campus opened more than three years ago, and I have a passion for working with college students and seeing them achieve their goals. At MSC, I work with students to help them obtain employment in the cosmetology industry. I help students with resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, professionalism, job searching and job applications, so that they feel prepared to go out into the professional world of cosmetology. As part of our Employee Learning Week, I had the opportunity to visit 37 different
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