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MSC Donates 500 Dresses to Help Girls in Need for Prom

Minnesota School of Cosmetology is giving a big boost to a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to collecting prom dresses and accessories for high school girls who are in need. In January, MSC’s Plymouth location donated more than 500 prom dresses that they gathered to Operation Glass Slipper. The dresses will go to girls who are otherwise unable to attend prom due to difficult or financial family circumstances. “The partnership we have with Operation Glass Slipper has been great! Each time we do a dress drop off you can tell we are making a difference by the excitement of the director, Pam Philipp, when she sees us and all the dresses that people
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MSC Graduates Share Wisdom with Current Students

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) – Woodbury alumni recently spoke with the current student body at the annual MSC Alumni Panel. The graduation years of the members of the panel ranged from 2008-2016. Our amazing graduates represented a wide variety of salons from all over the Twin Cities area such as La Grande Beauty Spa, Ficocello’s Hair Salon, Cole’s Salon, Sephora, Simonson’s Salon and Spa, Moxie Salon, and European Wax Center. Two of our graduates have recently made their lifetime dreams come true and opened their own salons! Rachel Lentz opened Man Cave Precision Hair in Stillwater and Kerri Wildes is the Co-owner of Alabaster to Onyx Salon in Minneapolis.
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MSC Partners with Toys for Tots for Successful Drive

Both Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) locations (Plymouth & Woodbury) were official donation sites for the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign. Anyone who donated a new unwrapped toy for children received $5 off any one service. Thank you to everyone who contributed for helping us give back to our community! We were able to collect more than 125 gifts and sincerely appreciate your help. We also received a large donation from Woodbury High School as well as many of our MSC clients. These gifts helped out so many families and made children of all ages happy! According to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots website, the goal of Toys for
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Gory Makeup at MSC-Plymouth

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, Minnesota School of Cosmetology – Plymouth students got into the Halloween spirit and used makeup to create realistic-looking wounds. These illusions are quick, inexpensive, and a great way to make Halloween a little bit scarier. The supplies we used to create our wounds were: – Liquid Latex (we got ours here) – Makeup Set (red, yellow, purple, and black – we got ours here) – Liquid Blood (we got ours here) – Corn Flakes Directions to create a gory makeup wound: 1. Use makeup to map out an area of where you want your wound/scar to be. 2. Smooth a layer of liquid latex over the
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Your Poor Pores! Skincare Tips for After Halloween

It’s Nov. 1, and you won the prize “Best Costume” as a sexy zombie at the hottest Halloween party last night! Your makeup was on point with piles of paint, fake blood and the longest and lushest falsies at the party! Since a lot of costume makeup is formulated differently than everyday cosmetics, your skin is likely going to need a detox. Your poor pores! Here are some tips for your skin when it comes to Halloween.  Again, don’t forget to use a moisturizer. You had a million products on your face and you did a deep clean to remove it. Time to give your skin a hydrating drink! Get every last
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Tips from Career Services: No. 1 Mistake to Avoid When Job Hunting

At Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC), help finding a career doesn’t stop when you graduate. One of the biggest advantages of going to MSC is the continued help you will get throughout your cosmetology career. Whether is your first job or a transition in between, out dedicated career services staff is there to help you. Our employment assistance starts with our curriculum to ensure students are educated on being professional, job search tools and resources and career-planning strategies. MSC cannot guarantee you a job after you graduate, but we can do the best we can to help you find it. Some of the services we help with include: Finding current job
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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 best places to work as a cosmetologist: Salons   Most cosmetology careers begin in the salon, where cosmetologists tackle everything from manicures to hairstlyes 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
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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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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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